Live Well Live long – Teachings from the Chinese Nourishment of Life Tradition – a one day seminar with Peter Deadman

By | 2018-10-26T18:04:56+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AOM), Blog, Food & Nutrition, News, Students & Faculty, YSU in the Community|

On Oct 26, 2018 Yo San University welcomed Peter Deadman as our honored speaker for the 2nd Annual Blount Distinguished Speaker Event  “Live Well Live long – Teachings from the Chinese Nourishment of Life Tradition”

The seminar included early morning qigong, an introduction to yangsheng and a detailed look at the cultivation of mind, body and emotions to enhance health and wellbeing. Throughout the day, traditional teachings were applied to the findings of the last few decades of lifestyle research.

YSU Alumni were invited back for free CEUs and exclusive lunch.

Dr. Lawrence Lau, YSU President, announced “In celebration of the University’s 30th Anniversary in 2019, we are offering the first 30 YSU Alumni a 30% discount on tuition for the YSU Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program enrolling in Summer 2019.”

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Yo San DAOM Achieves Maximum 7-years Re-accreditation with ACAOM

By | 2018-09-12T17:50:30+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Achievements, Blog, DAOM, News, Occasions|

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) granted Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s postgraduate Doctor of Acupuncture Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program (in English) continuing accreditation for a period of seven (7) years, effective 11 August 2018. Accreditation status and notes may be viewed at: http://acaom.org/directory-menu/directory/.

ACAOM is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068; www.acaom.org

A big thank you to all staff, faculty, students and alumni who participated in the self-study and reaccreditation site visit. Your continued commitment and dedication has contributed to our success, and together we will elevate the University and our DAOM program to the next level of educational excellence.

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YSU Blount Community Clinic Voted Best Acupuncture Center 3-Years Running!!

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:05+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Achievements, Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AOM), Blog, News, YSU Community Clinic, YSU in the Community|

Argonaut Gives out “Best Of” Award to Yo San’s Blount Community Clinic for Third Time

The YSU Blount Community Clinic has been voted Best Acupuncture Center on the Westside by readers of The Argonaut for 2017. This is the third consecutive year that the Clinic has been bestowed this honor, and is a testament to the high-level of satisfaction felt by our patients, and their overall level of confidence in our interns and practitioners, and their knowledge of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

It is on behalf of our loyal patients, student-interns, Supervisors, Senior Practitioners, and YSU Blount Community Clinic Staff, that we extend our most sincere appreciation for making this accomplishment possible.
The Argonaut’s Best of the Westside special edition reaches 75,000 active and passionate Westside residents, and hits newsstands September 28th full of information and results of the popular annual reader’s poll.

If you’re interested in becoming an acupuncture practitioner and working at Yo San’s Blount Community Clinic, check out our programs or give us a call at [phone-link location=””].

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Three MATCM Concentrations Announced

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:06+00:00 October 24th, 2015|Blog, Bulletin, Life-long Learning, MATCM, Students & Faculty, YSU in the Community|

A Letter to the Yo San University Community
From the Office of the President

July 1, 2015

Dear Students, Alumni, Faculty and Friends of YSU,

Today, after months of careful assessment and planning, I am pleased to announce the establishment of three advanced concentrations that will be available for our MATCM students, beginning with the Fall 2015 trimester. This timely curriculum update reflects our recognition of the rapid evolution of healthcare towards a more holistic and integrative model. It also underscores YSU’s commitment to provide our students with an exceptional acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine education, and the skills and knowledge necessary for success.

The three new concentrations are:
Taoism & Qi Cultivation
Women’s & Children’s Health
Acupuncture Orthopedics & Pain Management

We chose these areas of focus with intention. First, we requested input from our core constituents: students, alumni faculty, staff, board, patients and strategic partners, many of whom are recognized leaders in the field. Then, through our strategic planning efforts, we delved into their feedback and analyzed internal and external data regarding market and healthcare trends. In our selection of concentrations, it is important for all to understand the imperative to stay true to the founding principles of the University, while enhancing the body of relevant educational instruction. I am confident that this change in curriculum will ensure students are even better prepared to improve the health and wellness of their patients and communities. The enhanced course offerings also will enable them to move more confidently into an increasingly interdisciplinary and integrative care environment.

We are pleased that this fundamental update is being accomplished without adding to the length or cost of our program. Historically, students have been required to take 12 Qi units as part of their MATCM curriculum, and maintain our market-distinctive Qi program, in that all students will continue to take six units of Qi Cultivation, in addition to three units of Taoist studies. However, each student will now be able to select a six-unit advanced concentration in Women’s and Children’s Health, Acupuncture Orthopedics & Pain Management or Taoism & Qi Cultivation. For even greater flexibility, it will be possible to create a unique interdisciplinary course combination.

The demand for integrative TCM is growing. Yo San University is excited to be stepping up to meet this demand with meaningful curriculum innovation, and we will be further expanding on these efforts in the months ahead. I am confident that our students and graduates will continue to distinguish themselves for their deep commitment to personal growth and professional excellence. We are honored to be educating the next generation of healthcare.

Lois Green
President + C.E.O.


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California Acupuncture Licensing Exam on August 19, 2015

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:06+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Blog, Bulletin, MATCM, Students & Faculty|

It was a hot week in Sacramento as Yo San University alumni gathered to take the California Acupuncture Licensing Exam on August 19, 2015. After having spent the last 4-7 years working diligently to complete their MATCM degrees, our recent graduates faced the 5 hour exam with what appeared to be confidence. While the exam presented difficult questions with uncertain answers, a few students voiced their opinions that both the education and qualification exams at YSU had adequately prepared them for the experience of the California Board Exam. Marilyn Allen and the American Acupuncture Council provided a complimentary lunch for everyone taking the exam, and joined with other organizations in congratulating everyone afterwards for having endured such a difficult test.


As with previous Yo San groups, students came together to celebrate in the evening with some food, drink, and good company. We wish them luck as they wait to hear back about their results. Golden tickets all around!

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Intern Spotlight: Ting W.

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:06+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Blog, MATCM, Students & Faculty|

If Ting’s journey after graduation is anything like the path that has led her to YSU, we are sure she’ll be a seasoned world traveler in no time. Though born in Taiwan, she spent her formative years in New York City, where she started her healing journey in TCM. She then moved to the West Coast where she attended a TCM school in San Diego but eventually was drawn to the rich, vibrant YSU community. The emphasis on the Qi cultivation program was a huge draw to her because our students learn how to maintain good health and pass it on to their patients. After two years at YSU, she will be graduating this Spring.

Ting has a natural inclination to pain management and orthopedics because she has a background in Muay Thai which, she jokes, gave her a lot of experience with pain! Patients with pain problems tend to gravitate toward her, as do people in competitive sports. Ting says “you can’t tell someone to stop doing what they love—so you can treat them through their pain.” She has a newfound interest in autoimmune disorders. This challenge has captured her attention and she looks forward to exploring it more in-depth.

Experiencing pain? Ting can be found at the Yo San Community Clinic on Mondays, Thursday mornings and Fridaymornings and afternoons. To schedule an appointment with Ting call: 310.577.3006.

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Observation experience of spinal surgery at the St. Jude Medical center

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:06+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Blog, Integrative Clinical Education Program, News, Students & Faculty, YSU in the Community|

As a 4th year intern at Yo San University Clinic, I am always thirsty for more integrative study of pain management.  (more…)

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