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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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YSU Announces Latest Clinical Partnership

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:06+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AOM), Bulletin, DAOM, Integrative Clinical Education Program, MATCM, News, YSU Community Clinic, YSU in the Community|

Putting People and Prevention First: Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and The Wellness Center at the LAC + USC Historic General Hospital Announce Partnership

Yo San University is proud to announce a new externship partnership for the benefit of our students and broader community! The Wellness Center at LAC+USC Historic General Hospital is joining with YSU to bring Traditional Chinese Medicine health and wellness services to residents of the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles.
The Wellness Center (TWC) strives to expand access to services, encourage collaboration among non-profit groups, and attract community development and investment in largely underserved areas. Since opening the doors of its 30,000 square feet ‘one-stop’ multi-services facility in 2014, TWC has become a key component of an East Los Angeles regional integrated health care delivery system.
According to TWC Executive Director Rosa Soto, the mission of The Wellness Center is to “inspire and empower residents and patients to take control of their own health and wellbeing by providing culturally sensitive wellness and prevention services and resources that enable prevention, address the root cause of disease and improve health outcomes. In that regard,” she said, “Yo San University’s holistic, person-centered approach makes them a perfect partner for us.”
“Our externship program is a distinctive mark of a YSU education, and our partnership with TWC is an ideal complement to our already premier list of externship sites,” President Lois Green stated. “At TWC our students have a unique opportunity to gain new ideas and approaches for expanding access to culturally-competent care and to serve the health and wellness concerns of a diverse, primarily Spanish-speaking population.”
The agreement will place YSU student interns at TWC’s facility, housed in the original downtown historic site of LA County + USC Medical Center. To kick off the partnership, YSU will take part in TWC’s “Keep Moving, Feel Strong” outreach event on February 25. Further planning is in the works for additional outreach projects and other opportunities for collaboration.
You can read more about TWC here. Learn more about our externships here.
For more information on how you can take part, you may contact Brian Lee, Dean of Clinical Education at blee@yosan.edu.

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Integrative Learning Experiences at YSU

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:07+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AOM), Integrative Clinical Education Program, Students & Faculty, YSU in the Community|

On July 1, 2015 while introducing the beginning of a series of innovative curriculum upgrades, President Green announced the launch of a new Integrative Learning Experiences (ILE) program for current students to enhance their clinical knowledge.

While more site opportunities will be announced in the coming months, President Green introduced three new integrative learning partners:

  • Jude Medical Center, Department of Spinal Surgery
  • Ryu Physical Therapy
  • Fountain Spine Center

She added, “The ILE program provides unique opportunities for highly motivated students to observe or participate in integrative healthcare environments. Our first relationships—in chiropractic, physical therapy, and spinal surgery—are intentional. These practice areas are both prime locations for integration, but also tap into YSU’s position as a leader in Pain Management & Orthopedic treatment.” Having a diverse array of partnerships, from internationally-renowned centers of excellence such as St. Jude Medical Center, to community based interdisciplinary healthcare providers ensures our students are ready for the careers that lay ahead of them.

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