News, events and stories related to miscellaneous Yo San University activies
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!
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy connecting with the students and ensuring that they get the most out of their education. I am always available for their questions and I frequently have interns ask me about questions regarding themselves, their family members, and their patients regarding Western medicine, herbs, formulas, etc...
A migraine headache causes throbbing or pulsating pain, usually on only one side of the head. These headaches are often associated with nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound; they generally last between four hours and three days. Find out what Julie Chambers L.Ac.'s answer is to the question "What are the traditional Chinese medicine causes and treatment for migraine? "
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.
Yo San University Founder, Dr. Daoshing Ni, and Brenda Strong (star of Desperate Housewives, and Dallas, and long time friend of the University), along with YSU grads Andrea Thorpe and Danica Thornbury were among the featured presenters at the “Fertility Planit” Conference held April 4-5, 2014 at UCLA.
George Washington Carver, former slave, Educator, Scientist and Agriculturist, whose work in Systematic Botany and Agriculture lead to the development of farm products as well as education and awareness to the Southern black community about crops, farming, sustainability, importance of natural resources and one’s own connection with nature.
Beginning with the winter 2014 issue, v 66, the AAAOM’s peer-reviewed research journal, The American Acupuncturist, has a new section: "Clinical Pearls.” What is a clinical pearl? These are small bits of free-standing, clinically relevant information based on experience or observation and that address a specific topic. They can be communicated either verbally or in printed form.
Facilitated by Yo San University Director of Enrollment Management, Joslyn Williams, and her assistant, Yaneth Moreira, a series of University staff development sessions, titled The Face of Yo San, focused on subtleties of interpersonal interaction and human communication that that are likely to facilitate satisfaction and positive feelings on the part of students, clinic patients and other visitors to our busy campus.
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.