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Master’s of Acupuncture and
Traditional Chinese Medicine (MATCM)
Balance and harmony.
The education at Yo San is field based, problem oriented, and guided by the Taoist philosophy of balance and harmony. Classes are small, fostering an intimate, personal learning experience. Our faculty is committed to academic excellence, sets high standards, and is determined to provide you with an education that is at once intellectually stimulating and relevant in today’s modern health care environment.
Creating an educational environment where students can satisfy their desire for spiritual and medical knowledge is the essence of Yo San’s legacy.
Yo San students have a thirst for quality instruction and enjoy a lively exchange of ideas with their professors.
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Our diverse faculty: east and west
We have a core of native born and trained Chinese instructors who have studied, taught, and practiced at some of China’s top TCM Universities; some come from distinguished families of Chinese practitioners.
Equally impressive is our dedicated western trained faculty, some of whom have been with us from day one. Many of our adjunct faculties are skilled practitioners with years of clinical and teaching experience and strong specialties. Our western trained faculties teach TCM theory, Chinese herbology, and Qi development courses as well as western medical sciences and practice management.
Our TCM professors have made names for themselves in specialties such as dermatology, HIV/AIDS, gynecology, diabetes, infertility, and substance abuse.
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Our exceptional teaching clinics.
On Campus: the Award Winning Blount Community Clinic
Voted “Best Acupuncture Center” of the Westside four years in a row (2015-2018), our specialty clinics include Pediatrics, Women’s Health and Reproduction, Orthopedics and Pain, and Healthy Aging and Internal Medicine. .
Our Clinical Partners: at the Forefront of Integrative Health Care
Through your experience with our partners, you’ll gain a deep understanding of how acupuncture and TCM are continually playing an expanding role in healthcare today.
- The Wellness Center at the Historic LAC + USC General Hospital
- Venice Family Clinic, Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center
- Being Alive Los Angeles Wellness Center in West Hollywood
- WISE & Healthy Aging in Santa Monica
Choose an advanced MATCM concentration:
Yo San students have the opportunity to pursue advanced courses in one of our three focused concentration areas. You will gain distinctive skills and deeper understanding to support your chosen career path, and stay abreast of healthcare advances and market trends.
1. Women’s and Children’s Health
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.
2. Taoism and Qi Cultivation
Yo San University is well-known for its rich legacy and diverse curriculum in Taoism & Qi Cultivation. 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. These studies form the backbone of a YSU education.
3. Acupuncture Orthopedics & Pain Management
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.
During the four-year Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (MATCM) program, you will experience a rich 38-generation family heritage of Qi cultivation and personal development combined with a unique and comprehensive curriculum that that includes exceptional classroom teaching and clinical experience.
Questions about the Master’s Degree Program?
Schedule a tour and sit in on a class.
We regularly schedule personal tours of the Yo San campus which give you the opportunity to sit in on a class, ask questions, and meet other students who are on the path of becoming an exceptional practitioner of the healing arts.
Julie Chambers, MATCM professor:
teaching the world of herbs.
“I know some herbal teachers just study the words, but that’s such a missed opportunity.” Listen to a 30 second message from our professor, Julie Chambers, MATCM, Lac
David Cohen, MATCM professor:
it’s not a linear way of thinking
“I teach the basic principles courses, and my approach is that this is a whole new way of thinking.” Listen to a 30 second message from our professor, David Cohen, MFA, Lac
Talk to an admissions counselor.
We’re here to answer your questions and serve as your mentors through the application process. You can choose to schedule a session in person or over the phone to learn more about topics such as admission requirements, financial aid, and scholarships.
Yue-Ying Li, MATCM professor:
I learn a lot from my students.
“I teach the students, but they teach me as well.”
Listen to a 20 second message from our professor, Yue-Ying Li, MMED, Lac
The success of our graduates.
“Every one of our students represents the next generation of healers in our family.” Listen to a 30 second message from our founders, Dr. Mao Shing Ni, and Dr. Daoshing Ni
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