• Wed, May 22, 2019
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for this special Coffee Morning, where we will dive into some traditional medicine practices that can be found here in Korea.  Experts in the this area will come to explain away the mystery (and the science) behind some of these ancient traditions and practices. Our four expert speakers will give live demos, information and take homes.  Each speaker will talk for 15-20 minutes, and will be available at the end of the event for questions and contact information.  Vendors from local businesses in the wellness field will also be there. This is a great opportunity to connect with experts, vendors and like-minded people from the local community.  May 22nd is a Coffee Morning not to be missed!


Speaker: Ashley Amas, DACM, LAc

Ashley is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and a Clinical Herbalist. Her work in Women’s Health and Dermatology focuses on individualized treatments that combine acupuncture, herbal medicine and lifestyle modifications to help people achieve optimal health. She holds a Doctorate and Master’s Degree from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from University of Washington. Additionally she completed a residency at Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in Hangzhou, China, and certifications in herbal medicine production, herbal skincare and Chinese Medicine Dermatology. Before moving to Seoul, Ashley had a private practice in San Francisco, California.

Topic: Herbal Allies for Healthy Skin: A Traditional Perspective

How to: 1. Eat, drink and slather your body with herbs for healthy skin. 2. What herbs to use and when. 3. How to identify quality to herbs. 4. Where to find and buy common herbs. 5. Recipes 6. Demo herbal oil making or gua sha technique)


Speaker: Sunjae Lee, ND, MSOM

Sunjae was born and raised in Boston, majored in chemistry at the University of Rochester, and studied Naturopathy and Oriental Medicine in a dual degree program at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. After moving to Korea in 2014, he began practicing at Create Wellness Center and specializes in helping patients with functional digestive disorders, hormonal imbalance, holistic stress relief, and insomnia. He is the Naturopath and Manager of Create Wellness Center in Seoul and Pyeongtaek.

Topic: Improving Digestion Holistically: Best of the East and the West 

As a dual trained Naturopath and Oriental Medicine practitioner, Dr. Sunjae Lee will give a short lecture on how to improve and optimize your digestion from both a Naturopathic as well as Eastern medicine perspective, culminating in a standing Qigong breathing technique that can help increase circulation and improve digestive function!


Speaker: Jamie Gow

Jaime has working experiences as Owner Representative in China, Korea and Singapore, largely with corporate headquarters and multinational companies.  Her 30 years of corporate experiences extends mainly from insurance to hotel to property development industries. After experiencing the potency of a Singapore formulated herbal hair treatment in addressing her hereditary grey hair and hair loss problems, and backed by a strong determination to help more people avoid the pain she suffers with hair and scalp problems, in 2016, Jaime took the bold move to leave a highly prospective career to set up the first outlet of Hair Food Story in South Korea.  

Topic: What you may not know about hair and scalp

Jaime will discuss some issues not commonly known to many about hair and scalp, and about toxins and cancer. She will share her story of hair and scalp and introduce herbal treatments and the use tonic herbs to treat the variety of problems we encounter with our hair.

(Please note that Dr. Taehyung Lee will not be speaking at this coffee morning).

May’s coffee morning is open to SIWA members and non-members alike! Don’t forget the SIWA membership year begins in May, so renew or register now for your May 2019-May 2020 SIWA membership. Your SIWA membership must be renewed and current before registering for the May Coffee Morning. Please renew before registering for the event.

Please bring cash to buy raffle tickets from local vendors with prizes valued around 100,000 KRW each. Proceeds from raffles will go directly to the SIWA Welfare fund. To read more about SIWA welfare, click here!



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10 Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, 07326, South Korea

Venue Information:

  • Near Yeouido Station (여의도) #526 / #915 , Exit 3
  • Walking directions: Hotel Map
  • Korean address for taxis: 서울특별시 영등포구 국제금융로 10 (여의도동)
  • Google directions
  • Self parking: complimentary for 24 hours by providing your license plate number at SIWA’s event registration desk
  • Valet parking : KRW 22,000 (free with some Korean credit cards)
  • Event meeting room number: check the Hotel’s TV monitors before taking the elevator