By: Jenn Schulman, Reproductive Medicine Candidate
You know how it is over the holidays. Everyone is eating pie, drinking eggnog, nibbling delicious pastries full of fat and gluten and meat. The layperson often assumes that TCM practitioners skip the tasty dishes of the season in favor of sunshine and mushroom tonics. But staying healthy over the holidays doesn’t mean skipping all the treats, it just means having a good excuse to eat them. Here are seven excuses for indulging this holiday season, based on Chinese Nutrition.
In order to further establish the basis for the place of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the currently emerging Federal Affordable Health Care Act, malpractice insurance guru, and legislative advocate, Marilyn Allen has urged TCM practitioners and students to publish case studies documenting their work with patients. That is exactly what 2011 DAOM graduate, Sharareh Daghighi, has done.
The contest announcements used descriptors such as “Big and Fluffy,” “Golden and Brown” and “Delicious” to stimulate a band of Yo San bakers to present the best products of their mixing bowls and ovens at the contest on November 21, 2013. At 3:00 pm On the day of the event the Bookstore was packed with “Yo Sanners” to view the six beautiful muffin treats and to greet the creators of the competing culinary treats.
“Have a realistic business plan, and enhance your practice of Qi Gong” are the words that summarize the advice rendered by three successful Yo San University graduates at a special well attended panel sponsored by the Yo San University Student Association (YSUSA) on Tuesday November 19, 2013. The alumni panel included George Lamoureux, Karen Gordon and Henry Lee.
Yo San University Co-Founder and Co-Chancellor, Dr. Daoshing Ni, was once again invited to deliver a series of lectures at the Tao Chi Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. The lectures delivered November 6, - 11, 2013 mark the second year in a row that Dr. Dao traveled to Europe to address the Tao Chi students, faculty and graduates and other European practitioners who traveled to Zurich for the lectures.
For more than one reason, spirits were high at the recent Yo San University Alumni Dinner. Whenever a group of Yo San University graduates gather, the spirit of positive Qi, so carefully cultivated during years of study , is inevitably going to be palpable.
All this for $150. And better yet, this is the gift that gives twice. Besides providing a variety of thoughtful items for your loved one, the Yo San Gift Box provides a $100 donation to Yo San University, for which you will receive an official tax deduction donation letter.
When John is not practicing in his clinic or attending class at Yo San University, you may find him ballroom dancing, baking, golfing, taking photographs, or camping. He is currently completing his doctoral studies in Longevity and Healthy Aging.
Gina entered Yo San’s Reproductive Medicine and Women’s Health DAOM program as the next step in an already long and dynamic history in the field of health. She earned a B.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from South West Acupuncture College, also in Boulder Colorado. She also has experience as a fitness and personal trainer, with background studies from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Observing at the Tao of Wellness was one of the most exciting and memorable times for me this year, being that I was able to see firsthand our medicine at work amongst an esteemed team of doctors who are dedicated to their craft.