Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Yo San is a university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence. Located in beautiful Marina del Rey, the rich tradition of our 38th generation legacy paves the way for students to access academic programs, hands-on clinical experiences, and opportunities for spiritual growth. 

Master's Programmes



Yo San University was founded by brothers Dr. Daoshing Ni and Dr. Mao Shing Ni, who named the University after their grandfather, Master Yo-San Ni, a healer and teacher in the Taoist tradition. The Ni family enjoys a rare, unbroken lineage of 38 generations of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners. Our first first class of eight students began their studies in January 1989.


  • Masters of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine - Yo San University offers Masters Degree Programs in three focused concentrations. 
  • Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine - Yo San University offers specialty Doctoral programs in high demand fields.


Doctoral candidates are required to complete original research that has the potential to make a contribution to the Traditional Chinese Medicine. Their Capstone Research Projects are presented and defended in their final term. Links to the written presentations are given below:

  • Healthy Aging Specialty
  • Reproductive Medicine Specialty

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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Student services

The YSU Student Ambassador Program is a select group of current students who represent the University at outreach events for admissions, university advancement, the university clinic, and other important functions. The Ambassadors are as the face of Yo San, capable of representing the University to the public, prospective students and donors, and our alumni.

Library services

Yo San University Library reference collection includes handbooks, manuals, directories, encyclopedias, medical dictionaries, copies of the current Physicians Desk Reference (PDR), study guides for licensing examinations, as well as a selection of important publications.  


Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is accredited as an institution by Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the approval of programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.

Student Reviews

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