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New MATCM Assistant Academic Dean Named

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:05+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Administrative Staff, Alumni, Community, MATCM, News, Students & Faculty|

The Yo San University Administration is pleased to announce that Ashley Wren, L.Ac. will assume the position of Assistant Academic Dean effective immediately.

Ashley graduated from Yo San in 2013 and has served as a Clinical Teaching Assistant in our clinic since her licensure.

Please join us in a warm welcome to Ashley!

Brady Chin, L.Ac., Dipl.OM
Dean, MATCM Program

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Dean of MATCM Program Appointment

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:05+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Achievements, Administrative Staff, MATCM, News|

Dr. Brady Chin, PhD, L.Ac Appointed Dean of Yo San’s MATCM program

Yo San University is pleased to announce the appointment of  Dr. Brady Chin, PhD, L.Ac as Dean of the University’s MATCM program.

Prior to his appointment, Brady was the Interim Dean of the MATCM program, and has served in various administrative and faculty positions at Yo San University including that of Dean of Clinical Education and a member of both the academic and clinic faculty in the MATCM program.

Brady’s appointment is with immediate effect.

In taking on this appointment, Brady is among a very short list of people who could bring with him years of dedicated service and knowledge of the YSU MATCM program and the acupuncture/Oriental Medicine profession, and lead the MATCM Program to the next level of academic excellence.

I am confident that under Brady’s academic leadership, the YSU MATCM program will be ready and able to meet the needs of the current and future students who place their trust in our expertise and professionalism.

Please join us in welcoming Brady to the YSU senior leadership team.

If you’re interested in becoming an Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, check out our programs or give us a call at [phone-link location=””].

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Yaron Cohen, L.Ac.

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:07+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Administrative Staff|

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Phone: 240.424.5655

Web: www.wise-wellness.com

Specialty
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Health and Wellness
Location

Wise Wellness
10605 Concord Street
Unit: 502
Kensington, Maryland 20906

About

While preparing to be an MD/DO at the University of Maryland College Park, Yaron Cohen was exposed to the art of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Having always been of holistic philosophies, he changed his pursuit from Western medicine towards becoming a physician of TCM. After graduating UMDCP with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (with Citations in Pre-Med and Jewish Studies), Yaron moved to Los Angeles, California to study at Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Studying under the well-known Ni brothers and the rest of Yo San’s premier educators only helped to fuel Yaron’s passion for TCM. Not only was there an excellent TCM and Western medicine curriculum, but an integrated and vital Qi Cultivation curriculum as well. Yaron believes that it is difficult to separate the spiritual side from the rest of the medicine as it is holistic in nature. Yaron received his Masters of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine with honors from Yo San University.

“I want to promote the wellness of my patients with compassionate care through building a partnership of health, lifestyle guidance, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.” Yaron Cohen L.Ac.

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Yamin Chehin, L.Ac.

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:07+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Administrative Staff|

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Phone: 310.280.0438

Web: www.healingcycles.net

Specialty
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Qigong
  • Alexander Technique
  • Women’s Health
Location

Healing Cycles
Culver City, California 90230

About

I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I received my BA in Social Communication from University of Buenos Aires in 1992 and traveled around South and Central America for 2 years studying how different cultures express their beliefs not only through specific movement patterns but also in the way they frame what we call “reality”. In the pursuit of understanding the question “Is real real ?”, I explored different philosophical and spiritual traditions that range from the descriptions shared by the Seers/Shamans of Ancient Mexico, to Taoist and Buddhist teachings. For the past years now I have been following and practicing “Mindfulness” in the tradition of Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh The study of Taoism through the I Ching (Book of Changes) eventually lead me to a more formal study of the patterns of energy flow along the human body meridians described by Chinese Medicine. I am a Licensed Acupuncturist, a National Diplomat in Acupuncture and Chinese herbology and a Senior Instructor in the 8 Treasures Chi Kung. I use this knowledge, coupled with my intuition and your wisdom, to partner up with you in the creation of a safe space for us to understand and meet with your own healing potential. I have my private practice in West LA, California and I am a faculty member at Yo San University, where I received my Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. I am passionate about animals, especially wolves. I enjoy communing with nature while hiking in the mountains with my beloved family and friends.

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White-Eagle Perry, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:07+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Administrative Staff|

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Phone: 720.317.2695

Web: www.ArvadaAcupuncture.com

Specialties
  • Health
  • Wellness
  • Vitality and Longevity
  • Pain management
  • Women’s Health
Location

8910 Ralston Rd.
Unit: 102
Arvada, Colorado 80002

About

White-Eagle Perry started exploring the power of massage and the power of touch as a small child, when he started to learn how to massage from his mother. As he grew he started to explore and experiment with massage and how the power of touch really helped people. This led him into exploring the world of healing more fully.

Over the years he studied many viewpoints to massage, natural healing, Native American medicine and Shamanism. He’s learned to rely on “inner vision” along with his training to find what works best for each person. While building a massage practice in Denver, White-Eagle realized that there were so many people that had greater illnesses than he was able to help with the training he currently had, this led him to further his education by studying Traditional Chinese Medicine at the famous Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles.

After four years of studying he earned a Masters of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, a Certificate in Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, a Certificate of teaching of Harmony Style Tai Ji, and currently is in a certification program for Medical Qi Gong, Chen Style Tai Ji, and a Master of Auricular Medicine. In addition to his private practice, he currently is a faculty member of the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine as a teacher and Assistant Supervisor in the student clinic. He will continue to learn more and grow in the healing arts to share with his patients and the community so that all can benefit from a natural, safe and effective way to achieving health, wellness and vitality. He is also a father for three wonderful children, has also studied martial arts for over 25 years, taught wilderness survival, Native American spiritual arts, plays guitar, shakuhachi and dijeridu, enjoys golfing and scuba diving, and is a private pilot. All while being very active within Toastmasters International.

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Wendy Gerrish, L.Ac.

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:07+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Administrative Staff|

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Phone: 513.509.6636

Web: wendygerrish.weebly.com

Specialties
  • Fertility
  • Acupuncture
  • Pain management
  • Insomnia
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Weight Management
  • Addiction
  • Total Wellness
  • Stress Management
  • Nutrition
Location

Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles
10921 Wilshire Blvd.
Unit: 700
Los Angeles, California 90024

About

I was born in a little nautical town on the coast of Rhode Island. My parents relocated to Cincinnati Ohio when I was three years old and this is where I was mostly raised. Growing up in the world of entertainment, I was a ballerina for 15 years and was well studied in a variety of dance forms. I also performed in many choirs, musicals, and plays. I played many sports including soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, competitive swimming and several others. Although I adored my active life as performer and athlete, it was also important for me to be active within the Episcopal church in my community. I became very fond of service, volunteering, and helping others. At a young age I realized the necessity for service oriented professions, so I entered college majoring in medicine to become a doctor.

I began my college career at The Ohio State University and began volunteering in the intensive care unit at The Ohio State University Hospital. I adored the service part of the hospital, but recognized that there was a disconnect between patients and doctors. Hope was a liability that hospitals could not afford to give. I decided that I didn’t quite fit in with this mechanical way of thinking and wanted to learn more about how the mind worked and how the body played a role in healing itself. In the psychology courses I was studying I was learning about the power of the human mind and how the human will can play a huge part of healing. I graduated from The Ohio State University in March of 2005 with my B.A. in Psychology. Staying true to my passion for service, my path lead me to The Goddard School for early childhood development.

With so many family members and friends in need of healthcare, who had a hard time finding relief through modern methods, I decided to pursue medicine once again. I began to find alternative ways of healing, diving into books like Natural Cures They Don’t Want You to Know About and The China Study and watching documentaries like “Food Inc”. Upon meeting a well-established acupuncturist, who later became my mentor, I decided to pursue acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and landed myself at Yo San University in January of 2009.

My education from Yo San University opened my mind to a whole new world of medicine, which was both familiar and foreign. There are three major sections of the TCM curriculum.

  1. Traditional Chinese Medicine school is similar to western medical school in the fact that we are trained to learn about the human body from bones to bile. We learn how to diagnose western conditions and the protocol of treatment. We are trained to perform physicals on patients and to recognize red flags and when to make appropriate referrals. We study pharmaceuticals and why they are prescribed and are even licensed to prescribe them in certain states. We can read xrays and order labs. And of course the board exam reflects this education. About 25% of the exam is on western medicine.
  1. The second part of our education is learning the alternative. We study acupuncture, herbology, nutrition, and actually learn quite a bit of the Chinese language. This was the most challenging part.
  1. The last part is the best in my opinion and helped transform me into the doctor I am today. This is what we call the “Qi Program”. This part of our education is learning how to “live” the medicine. We are trained in Tai chi, Qi Gong, Daoin Yoga, and Meditation. This part of the curriculum was learning how to heal yourself, to manage stress, and to teach others how to have a healthy spiritual practice.

In spite of this large mountain to climb, I managed to survive and thrive. I was a Dean’s list student, served on the student association as Representative to the Board, and amongst all of this became a mother for the first time. During my internship at the university, I treated a variety of patients with different ailments such as insomnia, PTSD, diabetes, depression, hypo/hyper thyroid, infertility, and all kinds of pain.

I hope to continue my service to the community with acupuncture, herbology, and nutrition with my family practice in Los Angeles. I currently see patients at my Westwood office. I have the great privilege of working with the doctors of Pacific Fertility Center of Los Angeles and often treat patients inside their offices. I also offer house calls to those in need.

Thank you for reading my bio and I look forward to treating you and guiding you along your path of wellness.

Wendy

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