On Monday Jenna Martin, a 1st year Yo San student, guided us through a lovely instruction on soap making. She showed us how to incorporate essential oils, color therapy and beautiful flowers to enhance the restorative aspect of a healing shower or bath. I was shocked at how easy it was to make these natural and beneficial soaps.
Written by Iting Wu, 1st year student
After completing the MATCM program at YSU (class of 2013), Matthew became an herbalist in the clinic’s herbal dispensary, obtained his California acupuncture license, and is presently working as Assistant Academic Dean in the MATCM program.
Wednesday May 21, 2014 was a blue ribbon day for Yo San University as the community held a gala reception to bid farewell to retiring President, Dr. Lawrence Ryan and to welcome incoming President, Lois Green. Over one hundred members of the Yo San University student body, faculty and staff joined members of the University’s Board of Trustees in the Qi studio for the late afternoon event.
At a Community Presentation conducted on May 20, 2014, Bill Mosca, Executive Director of the California State Oriental Medicine Association (CSOMA) met in the University’s Qi Studio with a large group of Yo San students.
White-Eagle Perry’s journey to earning the highest degree in the field of Oriental Medicine was one with many meaningful milestones along the way. Early in his life White-Eagle expressed strong interest in learning more about the contemplative and meditative practices of his ancestors.
The more heat we experience, the more sweat we produce to balance ourselves. Sweat is beneficial because it is cooling and releases toxins. However nutrients such as minerals, electrolytes and vitamins are also lost with sweat.
Richard Rodriguez, better known as Shaman Wayra, was initiated in Amazonian Shamanism in the high and low jungles of Peru. Wayra is a disciple of the maestro teacher, Solon Tello Lozano.
At a Community Presentation conducted on Thursday April 10, 2014 expert financial planners, Barbara Bernstein and Jeyk Janish explored the topic of the “Financial Life Cycle” with Yo San University students, faculty and administrators. Concepts such as “burn rate,” “mutual funds,” “IRAs” “Roth funds” and many others were engaged.
Written by Andrea Penagos, Yo San Clinic Intern
This March, a small and mighty delegation of Yo San students – Shareef Von Reitter, Dawn Webster, and myself – joined Dr. Qiwei Zheng and two students from South Baylo University on a learning trip to Beijing, China where we observed TCM doctors in clinical settings, mainly at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences’ (CACMS) Hospital of Acupuncture and Moxibustion.
This past October, I was involved in a scooter accident; I was immediately taken to the ER. My left shoulder had been injured, but they performed multiple tests on me to make sure that nothing else had been affected in the accident. Because the injury was near my spine, they decided to run a CAT scan to make sure I didn’t have a head injury. To their surprise as well as mine, there was fogginess on the CAT scan, which led them to perform a full MRI scan. Thirteen hours later, and when they also found out that I did not have health insurance, I was released and told that I had a broken humerus and a cancerous tumor in my brain.