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DAOM Spotlight on: Zia Atayan, L.Ac. 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. 11/18/2014
DAOM Spotlight on: Bita Yadidi, L.Ac. At a young age, Bita and her family moved from Iran in 1979 and planted their roots in Los Angeles, California. Bita’s passion for learning and teaching began to sprout, and she continued her education at UCLA, where she graduated with a B.A. in Sociology and Education. 10/28/2014
DAOM Potluck features Tasty & Medicinal Dishes (with Recipes!) There were many tasty dishes at the potluck that took place during the August DAOM weekend, notably several traditional and medicinal dishes made by Yo San's own staff and faculty. Recipes from the event are included in the full article. 09/30/2014
TCM Theater in YSU's Doctoral Program The August DAOM weekend was a great success including a fully-costumed play, in Dr. Yueying Li's TCM Classics course. Cohort 5 members Michael Maguire and Jan Hunt teamed up to entertain and educate their classmates, as they told the story of China's most famous surgeon, Hua Tuo (110 - 207 CE). 09/30/2014
DAOM Spotlight on: Annie Budhatoki, L.Ac. Annie Budhathoki, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Utah and a nationally certified Diplomat of Acupuncture. She is currently a full time acupuncturist at the Huntsman Cancer Institute Wellness and Survivorship Center. She is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California with a Master's of Science in Oriental Medicine specializing in Orthopedics, Pain Management and Geriatrics.. 09/30/2014
DAOM Spotlight on: Sonia Tan, BA, BA(H), DTCM, R.Ac., R.TCM.P.

So how does one go from being a Banker to a Kinesiologist to an Acupuncturist & TCM Practitioner? Life started out normal for Sonia as a kid who was active in elite-level sports. After completing her Bachelor’s in Economics & Psychology, at the age of 21 she went on to have a successful career as a Commercial Account Banker. During this time, Sonia was still competing internationally in elite rhythmic gymnastics. Though she grew up playing many sports, she also battled severe allergies and asthma from the age of 8.

DAOM Research Spotlight: George Lamoureux

For recent DAOM graduate George Lamoureux the concept of “Jing” is a key factor that has inspired and guided his life course. The word “Jing” means “essence as pure potential.” As a firm believer that every human being is endowed with unique human potential, George Lamoureux learned early in his adult career the importance of following a path that is consistent with his own “Jing.”

Meet our new President, Lois Green, M.H.S.A.

Born and raised in a small town in Eastern Pennsylvania, Lois Green had a passion for healthcare and education from an early age. In fact, her first job while in high school was doing front office and admissions work at her local hospital. Lois then headed to the University of Pittsburgh with an eye on teaching world cultures; she left as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate who found that medical anthropology offered a unique opportunity to bring healthcare and education together.

Being Gluten-Free Linked to Less 'Brain Fog' in Celiac Study A gluten-free diet was associated with improved cognitive performance that correlated with mucosal healing in a small pilot study of patients with celiac disease published online May 28 and in the July issue of Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 06/30/2014
DAOM Research Spotlight: 2014 Doctoral Distinction Award Winner John Blaska On his path to becoming an Eagle Scout, John Blaska knew that his life would be one that focused not on being an “average guy,” but one that would be characterized by involvement in ground breaking projects. Simultaneously blended into his high achievement aspirations, John developed a respect for nature and the natural path, a motivation that he attributes to adherence to the writings of Eastern philosophers such Hua Ching Ni, the father of Yo San University Founders, Dr. Mao Shing and Dr. Daoshing Ni. What resulted from his formative influences has been nothing less than phenomenal. 06/27/2014

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