Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner (007684)
Licensed Dietitian in China (1617000000103648)
Founder of Master Ruth TCM Clinic
Author of Soft Touch of Tiger Moms
People are often amazed when they find out that Master Ruth is already in her late fifties. She has applied her time-tested and authentic skills of traditional Chinese medicine in helping many people around the world to stay healthy and youthful, in a natural way.
Ruth is a registered Chinese medicine doctor and dietitian who has been practicing in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong for the past decade. Her vision is to promote Chinese medicine to the whole world so more people could benefit from the ancient wisdom of this time-tested medical system. In particular, Ruth specializes in women's and children's health. Her book, “Soft Touch of Tiger Moms”, published in Chinese and English, combines Chinese Tuina therapy with Western baby massage techniques in order to guide parents to treat their babies with their own hands.
Ruth is renowned for her fertility and anti-aging treatments. Inspired by the Nobel Prize winner Tu You you, who discovered the Chinese herbal medicine artemisinin to treat malaria, Ruth developed "Master Ruth 5-Elements Essential Oils" and herbal facial masks to treat conditions such as infertility, acne, melasma, eczema, among others. The efficacy of her treatments could not only be testified by her patients, but has also attracted other wellness brands to collaborate with her. Her most recent collaboration with menstrual care expert Luuna Natural culminated in the creation of the "Cycle-wellness Oil” - a bespoke blend of herbal medicinal oils to ensure a healthy menstrual cycle.
What really sets Master Ruth apart is that in addition to her expertise in Chinese medicine, she supplements her knowledge with the latest medical research and wellness practices to ensure she can provide the best care for her patients. In order to make her treatments enjoyable as well as effective, Ruth employs a wide array of techniques including aromatherapy, Tibetan singing bowl sound therapy, Chinese herbal formulas, acupuncture, cupping therapy, moxibustion, auricular reflexology, just to name a few.
Ruth’s caring and holistic approach has earned her great reputation among her patients. After many years of practice at various clinics and health centers, Ruth founded her own clinic in 2021. Within a short period of time, she won the "Best TCM Clinic" and “Best TCM Doctor” by Liv Magazine and "Best Alternative and Natural Medicine Bronze Award" by Expat Living.
Master of Personal Health Management, Baptist University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin & English
I went to Master Ruth for a fertility treatment after I had suffered a miscarriage. Having a history of endometriosis, but being new to TCM and acupuncture, I thought I would give it a try. After only two treatments with Master Ruth I was pregnant again - this time with twins (quite a big surprise). Ruth makes me feel like I am in very capable and reassuring hands and I am regularly going back for treatment during my pregnancy now.
I considered acupuncture to support fertility for a long time. I was completely unfamiliar with TCM but had heard it could help and was willing to try anything to help me become a mother. Now, 2 years on, it was the best decision I made to see Master Ruth. I needed help to balance my menstrual cycle in preparation for fertility treatment. She combined acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal tea, singing bowls and essential oils. I found each session helped me both physically and emotionally. Ruth was extremely caring, supportive and provided the positivity I needed. I physically noticed my blood circulation improve, as my hands and feet were no longer purple and cold to touch. With Ruth's support, I now have a beautiful 6 month old baby girl. I will continue to see Ruth for postpartum care and fertility as I prepare for fertility treatment a second time.
JOYCE WAH-SHEUNG WONG
I started seeing Master Ruth for fertility treatments. My partner and I were keen to conceive, and I didn’t want to waste any time “waiting”. And to my surprise, we conceived after 3 months of treatment! I also do facial acupuncture because nobody’s got time for a puffy pregnant face. Master Ruth is supportive and gentile with her clients - I highly recommend her practice!
I strongly recommend Dr Ruth Lee. Being 40 week pregnant, I went for a consultation to help get things / labor going thanks to acupuncture treatment. She was very professional & caring. She took the time needed to listen to my needs and story and found the best ways to address them. The outcome of the consultation was great since the day after (less than 24 hours after the treatment), my labor kicked off naturally and I welcomed my baby 2 hours after!
Master Ruth is the best! Just being in her presence makes you feel better, but her skills are beyond. She has helped me so much, for both physical and mental well-being. I also highly recommend her to all my clients for fertility, pregnancy and post-natal support, but she is wonderful for helping for any issues. Go see her!
Master Ruth is a wonderful TCM Practitioner. She is kind and empathetic and uses a holistic approach that is effective and caters for each and every client’s individual needs. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in postpartum recovery including weight loss and reproductive health. The postnatal slimming acupuncture is an effective and balancing treatment that I recommend for postpartum recovery. There is a reason she is the most sought after TCM Practitioner in Hong Kong.
I was introduced to Master Ruth in Oct 2020. I went to her with my irregular menstruation problem. She prescribed some herbal medicines to me. She also uses acupuncture and moxibustion help me to improve my blood circulation. There has improvements and my menstruation came back a bit more on time for a few months. After several rounds of consultation, her diagnosis was I am starting menopause, so she adjusted her prescription to me in order to soothing the symptoms of that. As I am a vegan, she is very accommodative and considerate in her herbal prescription to avoid using any animal ingredients. Now I also go to her for my neck/shoulder pain problem, she used electric acupuncture to help me. Every time after the treatment I can feel pain relief.
I’ve always trusted Chinese medicine more than Western medicine. I started seeing Dr. Lee every week because the stress from work put a huge toll on my body. I was unable to sleep, had irregular periods, and was experiencing back and shoulder pain, stomachache and headaches. Dr. Lee treated me with acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping or herbal medicine according to my body needs. After 2 months’ treatment, I had no more discomforts. My period was back to normal and my stomach was feeling a lot better. Dr. lee also taught me how to combine nutritional diet with the treatments, the results were great!"
I was recommended to see Master Ruth for a variety of health related female issues as well as for my pain. After our second session, my body and mind have responded positively in a deeply profound way. My sleep and energy patterns have improved vastly. Best of all, I can live pain free, and this has really helped me psychologically. I would highly recommend Master Ruth for any and ALL female related issues, as well as for pain management. After seeing many specialists in the health fields, I can say with utter most confidence that Master Ruth is the real deal.
I can’t recommend Master Ruth enough! I originally started seeing her back in March 2021 in order to get my menstrual cycle back on track and to help my cystic acne. After a combination of herbs and acupuncture, to my surprise I actually became pregnant 3 months later! She is so calm, kind and pleasant to talk to and visiting this beautiful clinic is now part of my wellness routine. Highly recommend for anyone!
I started seeing Dr. Ruth Lee for acupuncture about 3 months ago for my back and a pulled muscle in my arm that wouldn’t get any better despite constant physio visits. I have done acupuncture before with good result but I was amazed at how quickly my injuries got better with Dr. Ruth. Two nights ago I got an ear infection which left me with a terrible headache as well as fever. I had an appointment already scheduled with Dr. Ruth for my back so I went to see her. She decided to deal with the ear infection and headache which I did not realize was even a possibility with acupuncture. I was certain I would have to visit a GP and need antibiotics. She decided to give me acupuncture, cupping, as well as wet cupping which is like bloodletting. I went along with it as I have grown to trust her completely. She is incredibly knowledgeable and has helped me through a lot already. She told me that I would sleep like a baby, which is something I hadn’t done for over a week since first noticing the ear infection and headache. I slept, just like she said, like a baby and unbelievably I woke up with hardly any symptoms. I couldn’t believe that TCM could deal with my symptoms so quickly. By the end of the day my ear infection and headache were completely gone. I have grown to love acupuncture as the results I have received have been wonderful. Dr. Ruth is an amazing TCM doctor and I highly recommend her.
I went to see Dr Ruth to deal with chronic pain, insomnia, sudden onset of cystic acne and all the side effects from chemo-menopause.
"I was a broken person inside out after cancer treatment and having a baby couldn’t be further on my mind in my 40s. My objective was to manage my chronic pain and treat my acne caused by hormonal imbalance. TCM was my last resort to detox and “reset” my body. After several sessions, I started to sleep better, had less pain and now have a healthy miracle 11-week old baby boy – just from getting my hormones and body back in balance. I was told by several medical professionals that I would not be able to conceive even with multiple rounds of ivf, which I accepted children were off the cards for me given my age and aggressive chemotherapy that I went through. I don’t know what Dr Ruth’s fertility treatments entail, but if her non-fertility treatment to nurse the body back to health and balance can help someone like me conceive, I imagine her fertility treatments are more targeted and focused to drive desired results. I really appreciate that Dr Ruth is very focused in treating the root cause not just the symptoms and I feel like a brand new person with more energy than before despite being a new mum."
ZHONG JING JING
Dr. Ruth is a very experienced doctor and she’s a great person. I have Endometriosis, and when I had my period I got really bad cramps. It would hurt so much that I would start sweating. Before I saw Dr. Lee my CA125 level raised to 189. Western doctors told me that if I have a baby the pain might go away, but that was not my plan. So I went to see Dr. Ruth and she treated me with Chinese medicine and acupuncture. After one month, my period pain was lessened and my CA125 level actually dropped to 7 and that’s back to the normal range! I’m so grateful that I met Dr. Lee and I have recommended her to my friends. But I am sad that she’s left Shanghai and went back to Hong Kong. I will definitely miss her.
I initially went to Master Ruth for a shoulder injury. Not only she helped me recover through acupuncture and cupping, but she has been helping me to balance my overall well-being. The TCM powder and all the sessions have helped me to sleep so much better and my skin is getting better with the herbal facial mask as well. She’s so sweet too and really cares about her patients. Highly recommend!!
I’ve started my treatment with Master Ruth Lee that involves acupuncture, cupping and Chinese herbs on Nov 2nd. I suffer from severe migraines, which started to last more than 3 days and too close. I had only 2 sessions so far and my migraines are gone. The space in itself is very calming, relaxing and she definitely knows what she’s doing.
I have needles phobia too, and she somehow manages to divert my attention right before inserting the needles.
If you’re looking for an alternative healer with holistic approach look no further!
I started seeing Dr Ruth when I was 8 months postpartum; I had been experiencing agonising lower-back pain every night for a month. At first I thought it was my mattress, but we had slept on it for over a year with no issues prior. A friend recommended Dr Ruth before purchasing a new expensive mattress, it was sage advice! Dr Ruth was able to accurately and expertly diagnose my issue (b/locked pelvis from carrying a big baby), and with acupuncture, cupping and moxibustion, she was able to “unlock” my pelvis so to speak.
My sessions were relaxing; she handled my fear of pain and needles well, she answered all questions I had with patience and care, and I even took home a few tips on how to stave off the ageing process. I left every session with her feeling great, and my lower-back pain melted away, my sleep is uninterrupted, and I’m still on the same mattress as before.
My son (7 years old) was a feeble child. He would easily contract a flu and get a fever when season changes. Moreover, he had allergies and was afflicted by eczema for years. I took him to visit Dr. Lee and I was impressed. She is a great doctor with high standard of professional ethics. She strongly opposed to the abusive use of medications on children. That’s why she would always employ natural therapy such as tuina massage, cupping, umbilical therapy as much as possible. And the results were great. I can see my boy’s body conditions improved and he is now much healthier than before.
I started to see Dr. Ruth Lee from November, because I had been sick for more than half of the time in 2018. After a couple of times of her consultations and treatments, I started to feel much better and was able to stay healthy at the midst of the current winter influenza season. (Dr. Ruth Lee is) Highly recommended!
The first time my daughter (6 years old), Elsa, saw Dr. Lee she was a little shy. However, Dr Lee’s smile and kindness eventually won my daughter over and she started becoming more comfortable and relaxed when she was receiving Tuina massage treatments. Elsa really likes Dr. Lee, especially when Dr. Lee sings children songs to her when she’s getting Tuina, and she actually think it’s very comfortable and relaxing! When Elsa gets a cold, or a fever we would always use Tuina techniques that Dr. Lee taught us. We all love Dr. Lee!
I did a facial acupuncture with Dr. Lee. She is a very warm person and she made me feel comfortable before the session. I had an injury in the past and I have tried at least 20+ acupuncturists in my life. When Dr. Lee put the needles, I was able to feel an electrical shock and I felt the energy moving into my body. I can tell that she is one of the most experienced acupuncturists that I have ever met! The facial acupuncture is a comprehensive healing: she put needles in my body and then on my face. The session was not painful at all. At the end, I felt that my face was firmer and lifted. Highly recommended!"
I highly recommend Master Ruth for support with general wellbeing and relaxation. Her vast repertoire of skills include acupuncture (traditional + electro), gua sha, cupping and moxibustion. Ruth's years of specialist experience and innate intuition make her highly attuned to her patients' needs. Ruth will often detect a niggle before I have noticed it, then tailor treatment accordingly
I have started to see Master Ruth back in Feb’21. First once every second week, now weekly as she does wonder. I have autoimmune disease and a few other chronic conditions that Master Ruth saw when we first met without me saying a word. Thanks to her treatments (acupuncture, cupping, Chinese herbs) I’m able to stay away from heavy drugs that western medicine offers. Her place is my oasis of calm, great vibe, amazing ambience! I strongly recommend if you are looking for alternative healer with holistic approach!