Sisters April and Stacy Frerking are not only colleagues in Yo San’s DAOM Reproductive Medicine program, but also run their own women’s health practice together in Branson, Missouri. April and Stacy were raised with holistic medicine, and have encountered its phenomenal effects since childhood. Both were involved professionally in the theater and performing arts, and spent a lot of time traveling before pursuing their education in Chinese Medicine.
Crafted artistically by MATCM work-study student Andrea Cabanayan, the first course included a colorful humus wreath adorned with cherry tomatoes and red pepper strips. The second dish contained dozens of fresh strawberries festively ornamented with green grapes and marshmallows.
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.
“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.
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.
In addition to his intensive studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Blaska , has studied Ayurveda for more than twelve years and has traveled extensively in Asia including India. Blaska’s presentation explored foundational Ayurvedic concepts of “energetics,” “source” and “manifestation” as well as the three doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) that dominate the theory.
In his remarks at the event, Dr. Larry Ryan, YSU President stated: “There is not one person in this room (and so many who are not able to be with us today), who did not have a significant role in the achievement that we mark today.”
For nearly a decade and a half the Yo San University Board of Trustees has provided the vision for the planning and implementation of the program. In addition to the institutional support, all DAOM students, alumni, faculty and staff members, and especially DAOM Program Director, Dr. Andrea Murchison, deserve hearty congratulations for making this milestone achievement a reality.