Zia Atayan, L.Ac. is a doctoral student at Yo San University, specializing in Longevity and Healthy Aging. He completed his undergraduate work at UC Berkeley where he received his B.A. in Public Health.
In his early career, he traveled to numerous locations in Latin American to practice Oriental Medicine. More recently, Zia’s avid soccer interest has brought him into clinical contact with players and recruits for both Los Angeles Major League Soccer teams.
Zia specializes in facial rejuvenation, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, sports medicine and bringing people closer to their original nature. He came to study AOM through life experiences as a collegiate athlete with multiple lingering injuries.
TCM has taught Zia to look at some weaknesses as strengths and some strengths as weaknesses.
Zia is a lifelong learner. Currently, he is the president of LA’s Origins Anthropology Journal Club and taking classes at UCLA Extension. Additionally, he is here at Yo San University pursuing completion of his dissertation entitled, “The Mechanisms of Needle Insertion in Tissue Repair.”