It’s easy to say “Happy 25 years to Yo San”, but the reality is that it takes commitment, dedication and perseverance to build an institution from the ground up.
Lisa received her Masters of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine from Yo San University in California. After graduation Lisa went on to study orthopedic acupuncture at Cedars- Sinai in Los Angeles, while at the same time maintaining a practice specializing in orthopedic acupuncture, and pain management for orthopedic doctors in Southern California.
The province of British Columbia, which I now call my home, holds their licensing exam only once a year, unlike CALE which is held twice. Furthermore, the process here consists of two separate exams, a written multiple choice exam and an open-answer clinical exam. There are also several levels of licensing. One can either be an herbalist or an acupuncturist, or one can write the Practitioner’s exam, which incorporates both aspects, and then there is the Doctor level.
The sun was brightly shining. and the spring air was fresh and crisp as the University celebrated the accomplishments of its thirty-four new degree recipients at the 2014 Yo San University Commencement exercises on Sunday March 23, 2014.
Dr. Mao’s most recent appearance focused on what Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners can learn about the health of an individual from indicators discerned in the face.
The Blood Drive here on our campus was an important event to connect with our community and further the awareness and integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into Western medical practice, more importantly it was another way that we could take part in saving lives!
On Wednesday March 19, 2014 an enthusiastic group of students and community members gathered in the Shrine Room for a further presentation by Joad Puttermilech. Having been a Community Presentation featured speaker twice previously on the Yo San University Campus, Puttermilich moved quickly into audience participation with a number of willing volunteers who related symptoms.
Especially in large cities like Los Angeles, we live in a world of specialists. When Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) graduates enter practice invariably they face the question as to whether they should focus their practices in a specific specialty area.
Escapades nearly turned to “Ice Capades” for Yo San University MATCM alum, Henry Lee, who recently traveled to Iceland in the dead of the northern hemisphere winter on a photographic expedition.
Yo San University is pleased to announce that its President, Dr. Larry Ryan, has been appointed as Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Herbal Medicine (IJHM).