Dr. Joseph Yang earned his degree as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, with a specialization in diagnosis and pharmacology. He immediately joined the faculty at Heilongjiang University, teaching courses in the fundamental theories of Chinese medicine while serving as attending physician at Heilongjiang University Hospital until 1994. Dr. Yang pursued his post-graduate studies in psychiatry at Kobe University, Japan, where he earned a Ph.D. degree in psychiatry. His research in this field was published in the US Journal of Biological Psychiatry, earning him an invitation to the Shanghai International Medical Conference.
From 2001 to 2008, Dr. Yang held the position of Scientist/Laboratory Supervisor at Teco Diagnostics, a Chinese herbal medicine manufacturer, where he was involved in product development and research. He currently maintains a private practice in Santa Monica, California, and has been a faculty member at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica since 2002. Dr. Yang’s specialty areas include acupuncture clinical techniques, Oriental medical theory, psychology and psychiatry.