Graduated from Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a Traditional Chinese Medical degree in 1982. In 1988, Yang received his Master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine under the guidance of Professor Xiao Zuotao, a recognized expert in traditional Chinese medicine. Yang served as Chief Director and Associate Professor at the Hunan University of TCM. He has contributed extensive publications to journals of Chinese medicine in the areas of clinical observations, experimental research, and the theory of Chinese medicine. Yang has co-authored several textbooks which are used in Chinese medical schools in China.