MATCM Concentrations

Taoism & Qi Cultivation ClassTaoism & Qi Cultivation

(6 concentration units, in addition to 6 required)

Yo San University is well-known for its rich legacy and diverse curriculum in Taoism & Qi Cultivation. These studies form the backbone of a YSU education. Complementing core course requirements, this concentration enables students to gain greater appreciation for the development harmony and balance as the foundation for well-being. Through advanced studies, students become masters of their personal Qi and are better prepared healthcare practitioners.

Learning Objectives for Students Choosing this Concentration: 
  • Acquire a deeper understanding of Taoism and various Qi Cultivation practices from the Yo San lineage
  • Acquire advanced knowledge of varied Qi Cultivation forms, movements and practices unique to the Yo San lineage
  • Be able to incorporate TCM concepts and knowledge into various Qi Cultivation practices, focusing on harmony, balance and wellness
  • Be able to integrate appropriate Qi Cultivation practices to address commonly encountered clinical conditions
  • Be able to develop appropriate patient recommendations for Qi Cultivation practices to address a variety of commonly encountered clinical conditions
  • Be able to apply advanced Qi Cultivation techniques, forms/movements, practices and related modalities to everyday clinical conditions, as well as applying these practices to wellness maintenance

 

Yo San PatientWomen’s & Children’s Health

(6 units)

The health of women and children is pivotal to healthy families and communities. Well woman and pediatric care that considers lifestyle, nutrition, and environment is a growing area of specialization among acupuncture and TCM practitioners. This concentration will provide a platform for gaining and applying advanced integrative learning focused on gynecological and pediatric conditions.

Learning Objectives for Students Choosing this Concentration: 
  • Acquire knowledge of the clinical presentation, etiology and pathogenesis of common gynecological and pediatric conditions, from both TCM and Western biomedical perspectives
  • Learn appropriate Western assessment tests and methods in gynecology and pediatrics, and apply these assessments appropriately and effectively on patients’ evaluations and assessments
  • Be able to analyze and integrate clinical signs and symptoms, clinical, laboratory and other findings, and formulate appropriate differential diagnoses
  • Be able to develop treatment plans to address common gynecological and pediatric conditions
  • Be able to apply advanced acupuncture techniques, Chinese herbal therapy and other TCM modalities to manage common conditions and disorders in gynecology and pediatrics
  • Be able to integrate TCM and appropriate Western biomedical approaches to developing strategies for wellness and health maintenance for children and women of all age groups

Doctor working on patientAcupuncture Orthopedics & Pain Management

(6 units)

Today’s integrative environment is bringing TCM practitioners into partnership with a broad array of healthcare providers and disciplines. With proven effectiveness for conditions ranging from arthritis to sports injuries, no area of TCM is as sought after as Orthopedics & Pain Management. This concentration provides advanced training to assess, diagnose and manage a wide assortment of musculoskeletal conditions and pain.

Learning Objectives for Students Choosing this Concentration: 
    • Acquire knowledge of the definition, etiology and pathogenesis of pain from both TCM and Western biomedical perspectives
    • Be able to differentiate injuries to the bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissues
    • Learn appropriate Western assessment methods, and apply these assessments effectively on patients’ evaluations and assessments
    • Be able to analyze and integrate clinical signs and symptoms, clinical, radiological and other findings, and formulate appropriate differential diagnoses
    • Be able to develop treatment plans to address common injuries the bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissues
    • Be able to apply advanced acupuncture techniques, Chinese herbal therapy, Tuina techniques and other TCM modalities to manage orthopedic injuries/disorders