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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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Celebration of Caring with WISE & Healthy Aging

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:05+00:00 May 14th, 2018|News, Occasions, YSU in the Community|

On Saturday May 12, 2018,  Dr. Daoshing Ni, Dr. Lawrence Lau and Daouia Amrir attended the annual fundraising event of our long-time clinical partnership, WISE & Healthy Aging.

WISE & Healthy Aging, a nonprofit social services organization, is the result of a merger in November 2007 of WISE Senior Services and Center for Healthy Aging (formerly Senior Health & Peer Counseling). Each organization served the community for more than three decades, earning national reputations for innovative and effective programs and services.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, WISE & Healthy Aging continues the long tradition of service and outreach, with focus on the Los Angeles Westside as well as the surrounding communities within the greater City and County of Los Angeles.

Dr. Daoshing Ni, Co-Founder of Yo San University serves as a Board member at WISE & Healthy Aging. Yo San Clinic Interns have been providing free acupuncture treatments and Tai Chi sessions at WISE & Healthy Aging since 2011.

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Integrative Fertility Symposium, IFS 2018, in Vancouver.

By | 2018-06-26T19:28:09+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Achievements, News, YSU in the Community|

Yo San University was represented at the fourth annual Integrative Fertility Symposium, IFS 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia, in multiple ways.
• Dr. Daoshing Ni taught two sessions in the symposium.
• DAOM Dean Laraine Crampton and DAOM Program Assistant Cassie Warren welcomed dozens of symposium participants and prospective students at the Yo San University DAOM booth in the exhibitor’s hall.
• Some of our distinguished faculty, including Dr. Paul Magarelli and Dr. Paul Turek, taught sessions.
• YSU faculty member Denise Wiesner, LAc, and Alumni Janene Mitchell, LAc, Danica Thornberry, LAc, Gina Mortallero-Gomez, DAOM, LAc, Jennifer Shulman, DAOM, LAc, and Cynthia Splies, DAOM, LAc,, were active participants in the courses and vibrant discussion that filled the rooms between sessions.
Over 320 participants from Canada, the US, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia and New Zealand filled the classrooms and lecture hall.

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Dr. Daoshing Ni featured at the 2018 Integrative Fertility Symposium

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:05+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Achievements, DAOM, Life-long Learning, News, YSU in the Community|

Dr. Daoshing Ni was a featured speaker at the 2018 Integrative Fertility Symposium in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 27-29. What he didn’t learn until Saturday noon during the conference was that he was being honored by the conference for being a pioneer and trailblazer in the field of integrative reproductive medicine. Conference organizer Dr. Lorne Brown presented Dr. Dao with a beautiful glass sculpture of an inukshuk, an Inuit trail marker that leaders make to assure those who follow along that they are on the right path. Congratulations, Dr. Dao!

 

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Year of the Dog

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:05+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Community, News, Occasions, Taoism & Qi Cultivation, YSU in the Community|

The Chinese New Year Celebration at YSU on Sunday Feb 18th, 2018 was a great success! Thanks to Yo San University Student Association, volunteers, performers, students, alumni, staff and all the guests!

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ASCIM 2018 Annual Student Conference for Integrative Medicine UCLA

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:05+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AOM), MATCM, News, Student Life, YSU in the Community|

 

YSU students and staff were excited to talk with eager members of the integrative community on Saturday at UCLA. Thank you all who made this conference a success.

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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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2017 Robert Graham Visionary Awards A Success

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:05+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Achievements, Community, News, Occasions, YSU in the Community|

Yo San’s Annual Fundraising Gala Supports University’s Community Outreach Programs

On Thursday, September 14th, Yo San University held its annual fundraising gala known as the Robert Graham Visionary Award (RGVA), at the scenic Bel-Air Bay Club. With the goal of raising necessary funding in support of the University’s Community Outreach programs, the successful evening’s theme was Celebrating Pioneers in Women’s Health, and honored Dr. Kristi Funk, a long-time friend of Yo San, for her dedication and philanthropic work through her Pink Lotus Foundation.

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

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YSU Blount: All-New Pediatric Specialty Clinic Beginning August 30, 2017

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:05+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AOM), News, Occasions, YSU Community Clinic, YSU in the Community|

Pediatric Specialty Clinic Beginning August 30, 2017

Now, along with our existing Women’s & Reproductive Medicine Specialty Clinic, and our Healthy Aging & Longevity Specialty Clinic, we will offer a Pediatric Specialty Clinic that utilizes the needle-less Japanese style acupuncture known as Shoni-Shin (Pediatric Acupuncture).
Administered by Dr. Atsuki Maeda, DAOM, L.Ac., this treatment offering is widely used in Japan, and is ideal for infants and young children. Shoni-Shin is a non-insertion technique that stimulates the meridians and points using gentle tools. The technique involves rhythmic plucking, stroking and brushing of the skin to harmonize and fortify the child’s immune system.  This will lead to a healthier and happier child, and a less stressed parent!
Shoni-Shin is effective in the treatment of varying childhood conditions, including:
  • Common colds, fever, allergies, asthma, and ear infections
  • Skin disorders such as Eczema, Psoriasis, and Rashes
  • GI conditions, including colic, indigestion, constipation, and diarrhea
  • Sleep disorders: Excessive night crying, bed wetting, and night terrors
  • Behavioral conditions such as temper tantrums and  hyper activity
For more information or to schedule an appointment for your child,
contact the YSU Blount Community Clinic at 310-577-3006!

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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Yo San University Partners with Kaiser Permanente on National Cancer Survivor Day

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:06+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Achievements, Alumni, Integrative Clinical Education Program, MATCM, News, Students & Faculty, YSU Community Clinic, YSU in the Community|

Cancer offers a unique insight into how individuals, families, and even communities rally together for life during what can be the most uncertain roller coaster we might ever ride. Fittingly, June 7 each year, National Cancer Survivor Day, is not only about the struggle to defeat cancer but is a true celebration of life.

That’s why this year YSU was invited to join Kaiser West LA in raising awareness of the benefits of healthy living and what TCM has to offer all of us in the prevention and combatting of Cancer.  YSU alumni and students participated by staffing a booth for patients and families to visit, and Dr. Lawrence Lao was a featured speaker during the annual event.  His presentation on acupuncture’s effectiveness in integrative cancer care was well-attended and received by all taking advantage of the insight and tips on offer.

At the YSU table, student-interns Pam Murphy and Tara Das were busy providing ear seed treatments and demonstrations to the many attendees who curiously stopped. They also took the opportunity to pass along information on the benefits of acupuncture as a treatment for both cancer and the neurotoxicity caused by cancer treatments. Plus, all were invited to the YSU Blount Community Clinic to review their options for integrative care. By the end of the event, we reached more than 250 people and each left with a flyer or brochure!

For those who were unable to make it to Yo San University, or who wanted a provider that accepted Kaiser Insurance, we were joined by professors John Barber and Ed Sullivan. Professor Sullivan provided information on support groups and medical Qi Gong groups that could take care of patients in the San Fernando Valley while Professor Barber offered his services as an approved acupuncturist for Kaiser’s insurance program.

While this event was a success for YSU and attendees, it is just another example of how the YSU Community and our partners are cultivating understanding and transforming lives by providing the community with information and integrative medical services.

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