What does it mean to be a healer?
Healing is an art of love, an act of universal benevolence. Studying Traditional Chinese Medicine at Yo San University is the first step toward beginning the journey of becoming a healer. As you study the medicine, you will also deepen and expand your spiritual evolvement through our Qi Development Program.
As you begin to live the Tao - a truthful, natural way of life - you will learn to heal the whole person, not just the symptom or the disease. This is what we believe you, as a prospective student, most want to know. At Yo San University we train healers, not just technicians. This is what makes the Yo San educational experience unique.
When we founded Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine we made a pledge to pass on the ancient secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to future generations—to provide you with a place of learning based on the guiding principles of Taoism, where you may explore your own spiritual growth as an integral part of learning the healing arts. As the 38th generation of healers in our family, we established Yo San University as a sacred promise to our grandfather, Yo San Ni, who was born in China in 1879 to a family that had for generations passed down the spiritual and medical knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine, from father to son. Yo San overcame extraordinary personal odds to devote his life in China to studying, practicing, and teaching the healing arts. We never had the privilege of knowing our grandfather, but his life has always been an inspiration to us. We opened our doors in 1989 with just eight students, offering a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Twenty-two years later, Yo San University has evolved into a highly respected school, with an enrollment of more than 200 students.
Today, Yo San is recognized as one of the finest and most academically rigorous TCM schools in the country. We are the only Taoist school in southern California. We are proud to see Yo San University’s academic and clinical program evolving further in the area of research: UCLA’s School of Public Health has chosen our community clinic as the site for a study on the effects of acupuncture on post-menopausal women, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Increasingly we are finding ways to integrate TCM and western medicine. As busy private practitioners ourselves, we recognize the importance of developing and honing solid practice management skills.
Yo San strives to provide our students with all the necessary tools and knowledge to become competent, licensed, primary health care professionals. We believe there is no more rewarding profession than the one you are about to enter. By considering the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Yo San University you are choosing to join a growing number of healers who understand that good health is rooted in a balance of the mind, body, and spirit.
We invite you to begin your journey here with us and join the 39th generation of healers.
Daoshing and Mao Shing Ni, Co-founders