Learn the art and science of Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Taoist Healing Arts

Nurturing Students to Be
Exceptional Practitioners of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

If you are passionate about becoming a healer and immersing in 38 generations of Chinese Medicine lineage, our Masters and Doctorate degree programs at Yo San University are at the forefront of integrative healthcare.

Attending Yo San University is a deeply nourishing experience, both for those who practice and those who receive the transformative power of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture.

Our practitioners and educators are part of an integrative health movement.

Hear from our Founders, Graduates and Integrative Clinic Partners.

We Welcome Transfer Students!

Our dedicated team of academic advisors is committed to helping you:

  • Maximize your transfer credits potential
  • Integrate into our programs
  • Create a seamless transfer process

We welcome transfer students to both our Master’s and Doctoral degree programs. Scholarships for transfer students are available.

Here's a list of just a few of the reasons to attend Yo San University.

Be part of our community of diverse students and distinguished faculty as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary in 2019.

For more information, contact us at:
310.577.3000 x 124

Classes Starting September!

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Making Healing Arts Accessible to All.

Improving the health of the world one person at a time. This is the Yo San vision. Join us, and be at the forefront of the wellness movement.

Integrative Clinical Partnerships

Upcoming Events


    June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Dr. Sankey Acupuncture Level Two

    June 30 @ 9:00 am - July 1 @ 5:30 pm
  3. Vibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks with Needles

    August 24 @ 9:30 am - August 27 @ 6:30 pm
  4. The Relationship between Shen & Blood

    September 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A 38 Generation Legacy
Education for the Future

Our founders, Dr. Dao Ni and Dr. Mao Ni established Yo San University in 1989 to pass on the teachings of their father, Hua-Ching Ni, their grandfather, Yo San Ni, and their ancient teachers of Chinese Medicine to future generations.

The Ni Family has a rare and unbroken lineage of 38 generations of healers practicing Chinese Medicine. From Yo San Ni’s humble beginnings as a TCM educator in 1879 to a trusted and leading University of Traditional Chinese Medicine today, you’ll be immersed in practices that have been passed down for centuries and integrate them into modern medicine.

Alumni Video

Hear from Our Graduates

Bitta Yadidi shares her experience at YSU as a graduate of the Masters of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine program and now a student of the Doctoral Program in Integrative Medicine. Hear what inspired her to pursue a career in Acupuncture and TCM and how QI cultivation and the ancient traditions taught by YSU have opened up opportunities for a fulfilling future in integrative medicine.

Funding and Scholarships

Financial Aid takes the form of scholarships, grants and loans. Nearly 70% of our Masters and 60% of Doctoral students meet the costs of their education with aid from the Federal Student Loan Program. As well, thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends, we are able to reward achievement among our student body with scholarship support. » Click here to book a tour today to learn more about your options. «


Cari Schaefer

Alumni Spotlight

Featured Student

YSU did an excellent job at combining a strong Western foundation with an exceptional Chinese medical program. I transferred to YSU from another school that thought teaching Western medicine was not necessary. YSU’s program integrated the two, which felt more complete to me. Also, the nutrition program at YSU is what initiated my love of nutrition as a healing modality. YSU provided me the solid foundational understanding of Chinese medicine that I needed to succeed, not only at passing my Boards, but also to continue to succeed and grow as a successful healthcare provider.

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Is Becoming a TCM Practitioner Right For You?

Take the Yo San University “Acupuncture Career Readiness Quiz”

The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths
and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.