About Janus Lee
At a young age Janus Lee learned about natural
medicine from her father, who was educated and
practiced as a Naturopathic physician in Australia.
Later on, stateside and unable to legally practice
Naturopathy, he did emergency medicine in several
volunteer capacities. Beginning in 1980 Janus used
what she'd learned from her father to design and
teach community education subjects such as 'Food as
Janus' lifelong interest in the North American
pharmacopoeia led to studying plants as medicine,
and to biological illustration for her BA degree.
Following that in the mid 1980's, apprenticeship
with a Korean-trained acupuncture physician led to
further formal education and interning in three
colleges of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Janus graduated with an MS in Oriental Medicine and
a certificate in Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT),
including thesis work on children with ADD/ADHD.
Subsequently she served in both the ABT and
Acupuncture programs as teaching assistant, and then
for several more years as faculty member at the
Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin (AOMA).
Since 2000, Janus has also supervised Zen Shiatsu
clinics at AOMA, and taught classes like 'Zen and
the Art of Medicine' which she developed as an ABT
elective course for acupuncturists. Janus'
commitment to Asian Medicine has also extended to
teaching non-acupuncture students for the last
several years, both privately and at the Texas
Healing Arts Institute.
When the first National Certification Commission for
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) exam in
Chinese Herbology was offered in 1999, Janus was one
of the first two people in Texas to successfully
become an NCCAOM diplomate in Chinese Herbology.
Then, when the NCCAOM exam in Asian Bodywork Therapy
was introduced in 2000, Janus began successfully
tutoring and teaching prep classes for this with a
100% pass rate.
A member of the American Organization of Bodywork
Therapies of Asia (AOBTA) since 1999, Janus served
as AOBTA State Representative in Texas until
recently. Since 2000 Janus has also maintained her
private practice of 'Zen medicine' at 1512.5 South
Congress Ave. in Austin.