Category: Oncology

Enrollment in Yo San University Doctoral Program

In Spring 2015, Yo San University awarded two faculty scholarships to its Doctoral Program in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and I was lucky enough to be one of the recipients. I started my studies in May and will graduate in 2017 with the degree DAOM, specialty in Longevity and Healthy Aging. I chose this specialty because of its broad application to every single person on Earth, including people with such chronic diseases as hypertension, diabetes,

Chemotherapy and Chinese Herbs

I just attended a fascinating conference on oncology for acupuncturists, at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas. Some of the topics covered were: Dry mouth due to chemotherapy: this is a huge problem for some patients, who have trouble eating, speaking, sleeping and swallowing. There is no really effective Western treatment. The MD Anderson Cancer Center designed a study using acupuncture and a control group, with very good results.