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DAOM Grad’s Capstone Dissertation Report Published When Debbie Rodriguez graduated from the Yo San University DAOM Reproductive Medicine specialty program in April of 2013, she knew that the research work that she had accomplished regarding “Forbidden Acupuncture Points During Pregnancy” via her Capstone Dissertation was unique and significant.   04/10/2014
Cohort #3 Posts Another “On-Time Completion” Milestone for DAOM Dissertation Process

The Yo San University DAOM Program is proud to boast that it has no candidates in “ABD” status. For each of the three cohorts that have undertaken and progressed through the two-year Yo San University advanced specialty doctoral programs in the Reproductive Medicine and Healthy Aging specialties, every candidate has completed the dissertation requirement on time.

DAOM Spotlight on: Dr. Lisa Nelson, DAOM, M.S., L.Ac., Dipl. Lisa received her Masters of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine from Yo San University in California. After graduation Lisa went on to study orthopedic acupuncture at Cedars- Sinai in Los Angeles, while at the same time maintaining a practice specializing in orthopedic acupuncture, and pain management for orthopedic doctors in Southern California. 04/01/2014
Commencement 2014 Celebrates 25 years of TCM Excellence

The sun was brightly shining. and the spring air was fresh and crisp as the University celebrated the accomplishments of its thirty-four new degree recipients at the 2014 Yo San University Commencement exercises on Sunday March 23, 2014.

DAOM Spotlight on: Jennifer Shulman, L.Ac.

Jennifer Shulman is a doctoral candidate in Yo San's Women’s Health and Reproductive Medicine program. She is a California native from Santa Barbara, and is following in her mother’s footsteps, not only as a California acupuncturist, but also as a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Jennifer spent several years practicing acupuncture in New York City before returning to California and beginning her current practice in Redondo Beach.

The American Acupuncturist: Call for Submissions

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.

Stress and the HPA Axis: A Review for the Busy Practitioner

If you have been out of school for a while, have been too busy to pull out that textbook, or want to brush up on some Biomed analogies, terms and research concerning the Hypothalamic-Pituitary Axis, then this article is a good place to start.

Meet Stacy and April Frerking

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.

DAOM December Residency Offers Healthy and Festive Refreshments

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.

Seven Fun TCM Facts for this Winter’s Holiday Season

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.


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