Lisa Yee, OTR/L, CHT, L.Ac, DAOM
- Registered Occupational Therapist 1989
- California Licensed Occupational Therapist with HTC and PAM
- Certified Hand Therapist 2003
- California Licensed Acupuncturist 2001
- Member of American Society of Hand Therapists
- Graston Technique ASTM Trained
Lisa completed her BS in Occupational Therapy at San Jose State University in 1988, 4 year MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which included acupuncture and herbology at The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, Oakland in 2001, then Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) at Five Branches University, San Jose in 2010.
She has specialized in Hand and Upper Extremity since 1991 and became a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 2003. Since 2003, she has been integrating Western Hand Therapy and Eastern Acupuncture.
As a Certified Hand Therapist, Lisa integrates specialized hand therapy treatment with some Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques to aid in healing and circulation. She states that she is very honored to be working as a CHT with well respected Bay Area Hand Surgeons and Upper Extremity Specialists Dr. Kendrick Lee and Dr. Joshua Richards.
On the job, Lisa's goal is to produce the best result after injury, disease, or surgery. She stresses the importance of the hand for everyday functions. As an Acupuncturist, Lisa integrates acupuncture and TCM philosophies and modalities for the whole body. Lisa believes acupuncture is very effective for balancing the body, assisting immune system, circulation, decreasing swelling, pain, and stiffness to assist with functional recovery. Special interests include orthopedic, musculoskeletal, and sports conditions.
Lisa is excited to be a part of the Complementary Wellness Team to enhance continuity of care, and would like to invite patients to explore with her the ways in which acupuncture can contribute to improving balance in their lives. Lisa believes in using natural ways of treatment to help you regain your health, and uses techniques that support and encourage the natural forces of our bodies which are the true healers of disease, pain, and suffering.
In her personal life, Lisa aims a living life in balance through enjoying the beautiful Bay Area outdoors, breathing, stretching, swimming, biking, running, learning about nutrition and whole foods, reading, cooking, and listening to live music.