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Yo San University Distance Learning

The Theory and Practice of Traditional Chinese Nutrition

Apply the Classic Concepts and Power of Traditional Chinese Medicine to the Selection of Daily Foods

A Certified 45-hour Distance Learning and Continuing Education Course of Yo San University
• Chinese Nutrition Certification Course
• Five Elements theory of Health and Nutrition
• Zang-Fu Syndromes and Treatment
• Diagnosis & nutrition counseling
• Food choices for specific illnesses
• Patient education materials and forms
• Sample diets and recipes
• Four illustrated manuals
• Ten hours of video presentation
• Self-study exercises

Add a new dimension to patient care

Unit One
• Basic concepts of Chinese nutrition and medicine
• Foundation Concepts Manual – Yin and Yang, the Five Elements and Tastes and the Eight Differentiations, remedial diets for common conditions, vegetarian recipes and video study guide
• The Energetic Properties Manual – Energetic properties of common foods
• Video instruction by Cathy McNease

Unit Two
• A practical application of Nutrition concepts
• Zang-Fu Survey Manual – Survey of Zang-Fu Syndromes with appropriate food choices and remedies.
• Zang-Fu Treatment Manual – Treatment of Zang-Fu Syndromes and patient education materials
• Dr. Maoshing Ni video instruction on Zang-Fu and related issues
• Cathy McNease video instruction on nutritional consultation

Ordering Information:

For more information, please call (800) 772-0222

Unit One
Two manuals, four videos
15 hours CEU credit
$7.50 shipping

Unit Two
Two manuals, eight videos
30 hours CEU credit
$9.00 shipping

25% Savings
Units One & Two
Complete Nutrition coursework
Four manuals, twelve videos
45 hours CEU credit
$15.00 shipping


For students completing the 45-hour course and desiring a certificate in Traditional Chinese Nutrition, a certificate exam is available at an additional fee.


CEU credit is available for acupuncturists in California. Inquire about CEUs for your profession and state.


If you are not satisfied with this product, return the materials in good condition within 30 days of purchase for a full refund, excluding shipping.

About the authors

Maoshing Ni, Ph.D., O.M.D., L.Ac. is heir to the accumulated knowledge of 37 generations of traditional Chinese medicine doctors. He is the author of numerous books on traditional healing methods, including the definitive modern translation of the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine. Dr. Ni is co-founder and vice president of Yo San University, where he teaches herbology, nutrition and other courses. He maintains a thriving acupuncture practice in Santa Monica, CA.

Cathy McNease, B.S., M.H., is the co-author of 101 Vegetarian Delights and The Tao of Nutrition. She has received degrees with honors from Western Michigan University and Emerson College of Herbology. She holds a National Diploma in Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM) and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. Ms. McNease is currently clinic director and a professor of nutrition and herbology at the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine in Southern California.

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