Lee Moden

Lee lives with his wife and two children in Devon and has been practicing complementary therapies for over 25 years (19 years as a full-time acupuncturist). He studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Five Element acupuncture at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading and graduated in 2002. He later returned to the college to further his study, receiving a first class honours degree and was a Regional Support Tutor for the college for four years.

Lee regularly attends postgraduate courses and has attended many courses with teachers such as the late Dr Teh-Fu Tan,  Dr Volker Scheid, Dr Vivienne Lo and Joan Duveen and completed training in advanced Shen-Hammer pulse diagnosis as well as a six month postgraduate course in classical/Daoist acupuncture to deepen his understanding of the ancient core texts.


Lee began training in Wado-Ryu Karate at the age of eight which continued for around twenty years at which point he began Aikido and later travelled to China to explore the Chinese forms. He also attended Qi Qong training with Zhixing Wang and the late Dr Shen Hongxun. This interest in Eastern practices led Lee to meditation at the age of ten and at fourteen, was introduced to several different systems – providing his first contact with Daoism and later, an introduction to his Daoist teacher, Shi Jing. Lee sees the Daoist cultivation and view of life as integral to bringing clarity and sensitivity to his work, informing his overall approach to the care and treatment of others.

Originally self-taught in translating classical Chinese, Lee now attends Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée’s translation study group to deepen his understanding of the ancient Chinese classics.