Research at Yo San University
Of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Doctoral candidates are required to complete original research that has the potential to make a contribution to the Traditional Chinese Medicine. Their Capstone Research Projects are presented and defended in their final term. Links to the written presentations are given below:

Healthy Aging Specialty

A Proposed Phase 1 Randomized Controlled Study to Determine Whether a Combination of Ginger, Turmeric, and Sage Can Reduce C-Reactive Protein in Subjects Undergoing HIV Highly Anti-Retroviral Therapy by Kyle Burton

Long-term acupuncture therapy for low income older adults with multimorbidity: a qualitative interview study of patient perceptions by Rachel Pagones

The Role-of Astragalus membranaceus in Treating Bone Marrow Suppression by Julie Chambers

The Effect of a Modified Classic Herbal Formula, Bupleurum and Dragon Bone (Chai Hu Long Gu Mu Li Tang Jia Jian), on Stress: A Small Sample Non-Randomized Clinical Trial by George J. Lamoureux

The Immunomodulatory Effects of Acupuncture in Healthy Aging and Chronic Disease Conditions by Patricia Sievers

The Effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Type 2 Diabetes: A Literature Review Synthesis by Gayatri Chopra Heesen

A Comparative Study of the Impact of Acupuncture and Press Seeds to Auricular Points for Persons Suffering from Stress by White-Eagle Perry

The Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease with Acupuncture by Lisa C. Nelson

The Effects of Acupuncture on Bone Mass Density and the Biochemical Mechanisms Behind It: A Research Synthesis by Rochan Olson

How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Redefine Primary Care as Personalized Integrative Care by John Blaska

TCM Diagnostics Applied to Parasite-Related Disease by Laraine Crampton

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine by Hannah Goode

Acupuncture for Pain Management in Childbirth by Nadiya Melnyk

Deer Antler Supplements Growth Factors and Possible Cancer Risks by Borna Ilic

Dietary Protocol for Treating Age-Related Bone Loss by Laura Kelly

Novel Traditional Chinese Medicine’s results in treating Allergic Rhinitis by Sonia F Tan

Sacred Gift Holistic Wellness Center Non-Profit Business Plan by Stephanie Smith

The Effect of Acupuncture on the Vagus Nerve by Zaria Valentine

The Effect of Astragaloside IV upon the biomarkers of inflammation by Robert Laughlin

The Effects of Acupuncture on Cancer by Annie Budhathoki

The Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Preventing Lupus Conversion by Robert Pontecorvo

The Use of TCM Treatment of Hyperlipidemia by Claudia Laufer

Treatment of ADHD with Acupuncture by Michael Maguire

Reproductive Medicine Specialty

Effectiveness of Acupuncture and or Moxibustion for Fertility Treatment in Women with Autoimmune Thyroid Dysfunction by Jung Hwa Sarah Park

Does acupuncture Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition provide an effective modality to reducing fibroids by Elif Kuzu

A Guide to Regulating Hormone Function Utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine by Nefertiti Abdou

The Effect of Acupuncture on Telomere Length and Sperm Quality by Romy Schwartz

Acupuncture as a Means to Promote Full Term Vaginal Delivery by Mechelle Greenspan L.Ac.

Basal Body Temperature as an Indicator for Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis and Evaluation in Women’s Reproductive Health by Shuko Ward

Infertility and Autoimmune Hypothyroid Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Neuroendocrine-Immune modulation and fertility support utilizing Traditional Herbal Medicine by Gina Mortellaro-Gomez

The Effect of Traditional Chinese Medicine on the Prevention and Treatment of Threatened Miscarriage by Amy DePry

The Effects of Stimulation of Acupuncture Points for the Treatment of Primary Dysmenorrhea by Jennifer Shulman

The Effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Postpartum Depression by April Frerking

The Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Reducing Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder by Stacy Welch

The Impact of Acupuncture on Improvement of Female Fertility through Reduction of Stress and Anxiety by Gigi Christache

Methodological Problems in the Clinical Research Assessing Acupuncture as an Adjunct to IVF by Vilas J. Keith

Comparing the Effects of TCM Therapy Durations on Pregnancy Outcome of Infertile Advanced Maternal Aged Women by Kumiko Yamamoto, L.Ac.

Treatment of Anovulation of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Patients with Chinese Herbal Medicine: A Literature Review Synthesis by Mitra Daneshrad, L.Ac.

Factors that are Salient in Developing a Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutritional Manual for Women with a History of Endometriosis by Karen Yonchae Gordon, L.Ac.

Acupuncture Forbidden Points for Low Back Pain in Pregnancy A Literature Review Synthesis by Debbie R. Rodriguez, L.Ac.

Assessing the Integration of Acupuncture in Western Reproductive Medicine – An Online Survey of Reproductive Endocrinologists in the United States by Sabine Theurer-Barajas, L.Ac.

Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Viable Alternative to the LEEP Procedure in Treating Cervical Dysplasia by Myeongae Kang, L.Ac.

The Effect of Chinese Herbal Therapy on Pregnancy Rate when added to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in Combination with Acupuncture by Jessica S. Chen, L.Ac. Dipl.OM

Assessing the Practice Patterns of Acupuncturists who Treat Fertility Patients in Los Angeles: The Clinical Use of the Stener-Victorin and Paulus Study Protocolsby Cynthia Splies, L.Ac.

Effectiveness of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Herbs in Lowering FSH Level of a Thirty-nine Year Old Female: A Case Study by Sharareh Daghighi, M.T.O.M, L.Ac.

Unexplained Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and the Psycho-Neuro-Immunologic Network: Immuno-modulation with Traditional Chinese Medicine and other CAM Modalities by Carla Vidor, L.Ac.

Treatment of Immunologic Miscarriage with Chinese Herbal Medicine: A Literature Review Synthesis by Florence Erman, L.Ac.

Effects of Western and Eastern Fertility Treatment Modalities on Conception in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome by Lori Deutsch, M.S., L.Ac., Dipl.OM

The Influences of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine on Semen Parameters and Male Subfertility: A Research synthesis by Gila Peled, L.Ac., (FABORM)

Effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Sperm Parameters with a Focus on DNA Fragmentation: A Literature Synthesis by Virginia C. Prior, MATCM, L.Ac.

The Impact of Depression on Pregnancy and Live Birth – The Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective by Janice Chen, L.Ac., (FABORM)

Patterns of Infertility and Prior Treatment for Women Who Seek Treatment at a University Fertility Clinic by Andrea S. Murchison, L.Ac.

The Impact of Herbal Treatments for Endometriosis by Elizabeth Ohm, L.Ac.

The Role of Vitamin D Deficiency in Fertility and Gestational Development: Western and Eastern Perspectives by Paula Kunkel, L.Ac