Acupuncture Today (January, 2015, Vol. 16, Issue 01) features an editorial article titled "Yo San University Celebrates, Supports Community Clinic"....Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine recently celebrated 25 years of teaching excellence and serving its community by awarding actor Pierce Brosnan the Robert Graham Visionary Award and raising money for its popular community clinic....
On Wednesday December 2, students and faculty gathered together to celebrate the teaching career of Cormac Ferguson, who will be leaving in January to join his family in Thailand.
Yo San’s Sally Goluboff, L.Ac and Matthew Brand, L.Ac had the opportunity to treat over 23 people in 3 hours, about half of whom had never received acupuncture. Despite some apprehension on the part of a few participants, almost all of those who tried it left with significant relief from their symptoms.
25 Years of keeping a promise to heal and educate future healers can never be explained with only words.
On the subject of the clinic, President Green indicated that considerable effort is going into building clinic volume in response to the larger-than-expected group of interns.
In reality students are serious about their education, understand the implications of borrowing and want to manage their debt responsibly. I say this because Yo San students attend the Loan Repayment Workshops offered each trimester in large numbers and fully engage the content.
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.