MATCM

Earn the degree you need to become a licensed acupuncturist. Our students leave here as strong individuals, ready to become competent, licensed primary healthcare professionals.

MATCM

Master’s of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

The MATCM is the only degree currently recognized to sit for licensing. We offer a unique and comprehensive curriculum that integrates eastern and western medical instruction and clinical experience with a rich 38-­Generation family heritage of Qi cultivation and development. Our program teaches you to become an example of whole and healthy living for others prepared to be a competent, licensed primary healthcare professional.

CURRICULUM

Rigorous classroom teaching and clinical experiences designed for your future
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INTEGRATIVE CLINICAL EDUCATION

An array of experiences preparing you for patients’ needs
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Help with today’s challenges so tomorrow’s are confidently handled by you
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Among the most important relationships you’ll make at Yo San are the ones you’ll form with your professors.

These extraordinary teachers and practitioners have chosen Yo San, and Yo San has chosen them, because they have a talent and a passion for sharing their knowledge and experience. Our faculty in both the Masters and Doctoral programs have studied, taught and practiced at some of China’s top TCM Universities; some come from distinguished families of Chinese practitioners; and others trained at American TCM and Western Medical Schools.

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Our Faculty

Practice Management

Marilyn Allen

Marilyn Allen is a well-known expert in the fields of acupuncture and medical malpractice....
Qi Cultivation

John Barber

John Barber has nearly two decades experience in teaching energy movement, and has...
Alfredo Biones

Alfredo Biones

Dr. Briones B.S Degree in Psychology focused on Abnormal Psychology at the distinguished...
J. Matthew Brand

J. Matthew Brand

Assistant Academic Dean After completing the MATCM program at YSU (class of 2013),...
Curt Callison
Qi Cultivation

Curt Callison

Curt Callison has been involved with the healing movement arts for over thirty years. He...
Shelley Cerny
Qi Cultivation

Shelley Cerny

Shelley Cerny, L.Ac., has been studying self-cultivation, healing, and various movement...
Julie Chambers
Chinese Herbal Medicine

Julie Chambers

Julie Chambers was introduced to Chinese medicine in 1991 and began her studies in...
Qi Cultivation

Yamin Chehin

Yamin Chehin developed a creative method for acknowledging habitual patterns of movement...

Yu-Hong Chen

Yu-Hong Chen, B Med (China), MSOM, L.Ac. Dr. Chen received her Bachelor of Medicine...
Western Clinical Sciences

Brady Chin

Brady Chin has over twenty years of experience in athletics, yoga, qigong and martial...
Carolyn M. Cohen

Carolyn M. Cohen

Carolyn M. Cohen has been a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California since...
David Cohen
Traditional Chinese Medicine

David Cohen

David Cohen has been in private practice since 1986. He specializes in internal medicine,...
Laraine Crampton
Interim Dean, DAOM Program; Chair, Qi Cultivation; Clinic, Healthy Aging & Longevity

Laraine Crampton

Dr. Laraine Crampton has taught several Ni family qigong forms for nineteen years....
Western Clinical Sciences

Margo DeLeaver

Dr. Margo Deleaver is a board certified physician, trained in both Western Medicine...
Wing-Benn Deng

Wing-Benn Deng

Wing-Benn Deng emigrated from his native Taiwan in 1995, intending to pursue a career...
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Paul Des Rosiers

Paul Des Rosiers graduated from Yo San in 2000. He has his private practice in Fallbrook,...
Alicia Dordoni

Alicia Dordoni

Alicia Dordoni has taught physiology courses during her medical studies at the...
Elaina Greenberg

Elaina Greenberg

Clinic Supervisor at Yo San University 2010-present Master of Science in Acupuncture...
Clinical Education

Nai-Qiang Gu

Descended from the famous Gu family lineage of Shanghai, Nai-qiang Gu was steeped...
Jiling Hu
Chinese Herbal Medicine, Qi Cultivation

Jiling Hu

Jiling Hu, Licensed Acupuncturist, OMD, a native of Hu Bei province in China, received...
Natalie Jiaravanont

Natalie Jiaravanont

Originally from Thailand and Hong Kong, Natalie grew up with Traditional Chinese...
Hong Yun Jin

Hong Yun Jin

Dr. Hong Yun Jin trained in China. She has been practicing acupuncture and herbs...
Acupuncture

DJamal Kord

As a child in Iran, DJamal saw herbs being used medicinally in his family, sparking...
Biomedical Sciences

James Langford

After receiving a Bachelors and Masters degree in education and biology from California...
Brian S. Lee

Brian S. Lee

Dean of Clinical Education Brian S. Lee, L.Ac., MSAOM. is a board-licensed acupuncturist...
Don Lee
Orthopedics & Pain Management, Healthy Aging & Longevity, Clinic

Don Lee

Don Lee has served in a number of faculty, supervisor and board positions in the...
Seth Leon

Seth Leon

Seth Leon is a Senior Instructor in the Harmony Taijiquan sequence at Yo San University,...
Ming-Dong Li
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Ming-Dong Li

Ming-Dong Li, B.Med., M.S., Ph.D. (China), L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM) graduated from...
Yue-ying Li
Acupuncture, Clinic, Women’s Health & Reproductive Medicine, Healthy Aging & Longevity

Yue-ying Li

Dr. Yue-ying Li comes from a long line of Chinese Medical Doctors. Her medical studies...
Benny Jun Lin

Benny Jun Lin

In addition to his formal academic education, Benny Lin also trained extensively...
Capstone Research

Rosaleen Ostrick

Rosaleen is a licensed acupuncturist with a unique background including over 15 years...
Qi Cultivation and Women’s Health & Reproductive Medicine

Daoshing Ni

Dr. Daoshing Ni, L.Ac., OMD, PhD, MBA, is a University co-founder, a teacher and...
Qi Cultivation

Mao Shing Ni

After earning his D.O.M. and Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine with an emphasis in Nutrition...
Luriko Ozeki
Acupuncture

Luriko Ozeki

Luriko Ozeki has over 15 years of experience in nutrition and preventative health...
Dr. Marvyn Perez

Dr. Marvyn Perez

Dr. Perez received his Western medical training from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma...
Meredith Chunyi Qian

Meredith Chunyi Qian

33 years experience of researching, teaching, and practicing Integrative Medicine,...
Western Medicine

Michael G. Redmond

A long history of training students to understand and own the science that will be...
Edmund Shaheen
Western Medicine

Edmund Shaheen

Ed Shaheen studied and lived in a Franciscan monastery for six years before pursuing...
Edward Sullivan
Qi Cultivation

Edward Sullivan

Edward Sullivan started as a high school teacher in Chicago before moving to L. A....
Clinic

Craig Swogger

Craig Swogger has treated at the Yo San University Clinic, Being Alive Los Angeles,...
Chinese Herbal Medicine

Hua-Bing Wen

Dr. Hua-bing Wen, B. Med., M.Med., L.Ac. (licensed acupuncturist) brings his expertise...
Bita Yadidi

Bita Yadidi

At a young age, Bita and her family moved from Iran in 1979 and planted their roots...
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Joseph Chang Qing Yang

Dr. Yang was a faculty member and a medical doctor in Traditional Chinese Medicine...
Qi-wei Zheng

Qi-wei Zheng

40 years of teaching, researching and clinic practice Experience of integrative medicine....
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