Our Clinic Staff and Martial Arts Instructors
Shifu Kam Lee
Senior Master Instructor
Chen Family Taijiquan & Wuzuquan Kung Fu
Dr. Vincent Lee DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Manual Manipulation
Dr. Mindy Jaques AP
Acupuncture Physician, Herbal Specialist and Qigong Instructor
Dr. Melissa Wrenn AP
Acupuncture Physician, Herbal Specialist
Mr. Charles Macabasco
Adult Kung Fu Instructor
Ms. Tess Schwartz
Kids Kung Fu Instructor
Kam Lee, A.P. NCCAOM
- FL. State Retired Acupuncture Physician 1994 - 2022
- Tai Chi and Kung Fu Instructor 1973 - present
- Owner & President Kam Lee Center 1994 - present
Growing up with Traditional Chinese Medicine
Lee, whose grandparents practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine grew up experiencing the nectar of this traditional discipline. At that time, Chinese medicine was very frequently used for treatment of common illnesses and diseases. Whenever we were sick, we would always try Chinese herbal medicine first before seeing the doctor.
"I can still remember the time before I was ten and got sick, my grandma would come to our house to treat me. After sterilizing some needles with alcohol and fire, she would performed acupuncture on my temple and neck areas. Immediately the fever will subside and the following day, I was able to get up and attend school. Really amazing..... but though I got well, I dreaded it because I had to go to school sooner than I really wanted to! Hmm....., however, my interest in Chinese medicine grew and the ambition was embedded from then on."
Kam grew up and started training in muscle therapy or “tuina” under his Kung Fu teacher while practicing Chinese martial arts in his teens in Malaysia.
Kam immigrated to the States in 1981 and started his Florida State Approved Acupuncture Physician Program in Five Elements Acupuncture under Dr. Kowalski Acupuncture and Holistic Health Center in 1991 and after passing his Florida State Board exam, obtained his Acupuncture Physician license in 1994. He had since practiced in Jacksonville and Orange Park (1994 - 2022) and is currently the owner of Kam Lee Center in Fleming Island, Florida.
Apart from his training of Traditional and Classical Acupuncture, Kam was certified as an Advanced NAET (Numbudripad Allergy Elimination Technique) practitioner in 2003. Most importantly his continued training in Tung’s Acupuncture with Dr. Palden Carson M.D. WTAA, a disciple of the renowned Chinese Acupuncturist, Master Tung (1915 – 1975) has advanced his efficacy on the techniques of Acupuncture. The late Master Tung was famous for his outstanding and often quick results obtained by using only very few Acupuncture needles.
Kam completed his Advanced Tung's Orthodox Acupuncture in 2006 under Dr. Carson and has implemented this method of treatment exclusively in his practice with great results. Dr. Carson who is also trained in Sports Medicine and surgery in Taiwan, is from Tibet and currently practices Acupuncture in Toronto, Canada.
Kam's philosophy and approach to wellness is based on educating the patients and planting the seed of understanding to guide the patients and students in living a well-balance lifestyle.
"Happiness is the highest form of health"..................Dalai Lama
Apart from being an Acupuncture Physician, Shifu Kam Lee is also a well known martial arts practitioner in the United States. He frequently officiates in national and international tournaments as a Chief Judge and was well known for his martial arts performance in the Master's Showcase. He is a 4th generation Tiong Wah Wuzuquan Kung Fu practitioner under the late Grandmaster Gan Hu-Chang of Singapore and a 12th generation Chen Family Taijiquan practitioner under Grandmaster Zhu Tiancai, one of the famous “Four Arhats” (四 大 金 刚）of Chen Family Taijiquan. To learn more about health and self-defense classes, please see our Kung Fu Academy.
- Chinese: Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese
“I am very happy and grateful to have a great team of people who have supported me all the way; my patients, students, friends and family and most of all, our dedicated staff who have contributed so much to the success of our clinic and school, my heartfelt thanks to everyone!”
Ms. Mindy Jaques – Acupuncture Physician, Herbalist, Clinical Supervisor
Mindy Jaques is an acupuncture physician, and has studied qigong, Chen Taijiquan and Chinese medicine under Kam Lee since 2010. She is a graduate of Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine and holds a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine. While at Dragon Rises she studied medical qigong, an integral part of their master’s program in Oriental medicine – alongside acupuncture and Chinese herbology. She is also a licensed paramedic and has been an instructor for the American Heart Association for the last 15 years. This combined experience has allowed her to join eastern and western medical theory into her practice. She enjoys making her classes fun and easy to understand, while helping students and patients gain mastery over their own health.
Ms. Melissa Wrenn – Acupuncture Physician, Herbalist
Melissa Wrenn is an acupuncture physician who has dedicated her adult life to health and wellness. She is a graduate of Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine and holds a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine. While at Dragon Rises, she received a bachelor’s degree in health sciences as well as accreditation in Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture injection therapy. Melissa is dedicated to helping her patients achieve optimum health and well-being. She also speaks fluent Spanish.
Dr. Vincent Lee PT, DPT, ACSM EP-C
Vincent graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of North Florida in 2014. He is currently certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Physiologist. In 2018, he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine with high honors, as well as receiving the Stanley V. Paris and Catherine E. Patla Award for Excellence in Manual Physical Therapy. Currently, he is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and has had ample experience in outpatient orthopedic settings.