At a young age, Bita and her family moved from Iran in 1979 and planted their roots in Los Angeles, California. Bita’s passion for learning and teaching began to sprout, and she continued her education at UCLA, where she graduated with a B.A. in Sociology and Education.
My own experience with acupuncture in 1991 was life changing. I changed from a person who wrote checks while driving and thought that was the best way to get things done, to a person who was calm and focused. I said to myself: “I have to learn how to do this medicine so I can help other people!”
Even with all of the ups and downs that come with owning your own business, I wouldn’t have it any other way! My goal is to ultimately open my own practice here in Los Angeles and execute my dream of helping others heal with a strong integrative approach of Eastern and Western medicine, as I am a firm believer in the “it takes a village” mentality – not only in raising children, but in healing our bodies too!
Friday, November 7, 2014. All proceeds from this year's event will benefit Yo San University's community service projects which provide nearly 21,000 free and subsidized acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatments annually.
What I am learning and embracing more and more though is the more I dive into and become the medicine. The more my studying just becomes my life in a beautiful exciting way.
There were many tasty dishes at the potluck that took place during the August DAOM weekend, notably several traditional and medicinal dishes made by Yo San's own staff and faculty. Recipes from the event are included in the full article.
The August DAOM weekend was a great success including a fully-costumed play, in Dr. Yueying Li's TCM Classics course. Cohort 5 members Michael Maguire and Jan Hunt teamed up to entertain and educate their classmates, as they told the story of China's most famous surgeon, Hua Tuo (110 - 207 CE).
Annie Budhathoki, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Utah and a nationally certified Diplomat of Acupuncture. She is currently a full time acupuncturist at the Huntsman Cancer Institute Wellness and Survivorship Center. She is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California with a Master's of Science in Oriental Medicine specializing in Orthopedics, Pain Management and Geriatrics..
In a recent trip to Taiwan, Dao took a morning to visit Sheng Chang Pharmaceutical Company in Taoyuan County. Sheng Chang is the parent manufacturing company of Qualiherb USA, the supplier for most of the concentrated herbal granules used at the Yo San Community Clinic.
The 2014 Los Angeles Green festival was held at the LA Convention Center the weekend of September 12th-14th. According to Festival organizers, “Green Festival is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. Yo San interns who participated were able to sharpen critical networking and consumer interaction skills.