Master's Program Faculty

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 teaching TCM students, combined with a sophisticated command of their disciplines. Several instructors 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.



Marilyn Allen, M.S.

Marilyn Allen is a well-known expert in the fields of acupuncture and medical malpractice. She is also the current director of marketing for the American Acupuncture Council.



John Barber, L.Ac., BA., MS.
Program: MATCM

John Barber has nearly two decades experience in teaching energy movement, and has helped thousands of students of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of these dynamic movement arts.



Alfredo Briones, MD(Philippines), MATCM
Program: MATCM

Dr. Briones holds a B.S Degree in Psychology and a Doctorate degree from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines.  



Curt Callison,
Program: MATCM

Curt Callison has been involved with the healing movement arts for over thirty years. 



Julie Chambers, L.Ac.
Program: MATCM

Julie Chambers was introduced to Chinese medicine in 1991 and began her studies in Chinese medicine at Yo San University the same year. After graduating with the University's highest honors in 1996, she began her private practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine.



Yamin Chehin, L.Ac.
Program: MATCM

Yamin developed a creative method for acknowledging habitual patterns of movement and guiding students toward releasing stress loads unnecessary stored in muscles and bones. Her lifelong involvement with communication and body movement awareness, eventually lead to a more formal study of the patterns of energy flow along the human body meridians described by Chinese Medicine. 



Brady Chin, BA, MSOM
Program: MATCM

Brady earned his BA from Boston University and a MSOM(Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine) from Samra University. He has over twenty years of experience in athletics, yoga, qigong and martial arts.




David Cohen, BA, MFA, L.Ac.
Program: MATCM

 David Cohen has a B.A. in English Literature from Swarthmore College and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State College. He received his Acupuncture Certificate from the California Acupuncture College in 1985 and has been in private practice since 1986.



Laraine Crampton, L.Ac., DAOM
Program: MATCM

She graduated from Yo San University in 1998, and completed Yo San's DAOM in Healthy Aging in 2014. Dr. Crampton is a member of Yo San's Qi development, academic and clinical faculties.



Margo DeLeaver, MD.

Dr. Margo Deleaver is a board certified physician, trained in both Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and studied TCM at Yo San University.

Wing Benn


Wing Benn Deng, L.Ac, Ph.D.
Program: MATCM

Upon graduation Dr. Deng experienced some personal health problems that altered his thinking about Western medicine. He decided to focus on holistic healing and entered the graduate program at Yo San. 



Paul Des Rosiers, L.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl. O.M.
Program: MATCM

Paul graduated from Yo San in 2000. He has his private practice in Fallbrook, CA.



Cormac Ferguson, M.T.O.M

Cormac Ferguson M.T.O.M, Dipl. Ac & CH, L.Ac., a board certified Herbalist and Acupuncturist, is a passionate advocate of Traditional Chinese medicine, he is also a dynamic and entertaining speaker with a modern approach to the teaching of Chinese Herbal formula construction. 



Nai-Qiang Gu, BMed: Shanghai University of TCM, China
Program: MACTM

Descended from the famous Gu family lineage of Shanghai, Nai-qiang Gu was steeped in the rich tradition of Chinese Medicine from an early age. He graduated from Shanghai University of TCM and has more than four decades of clinical experience



Jiling Hu, OMD

Jiling Hu, Licensed Acupuncturist, OMD, a native of Hu Bei province in China, received her medical degree at Hubei University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Central China. 

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