Yang-chu Higgins is a 2007 graduate of Yo San
University in Los Angeles, the only institution
in the US requiring a year of Taoist cultivation
as a condition of graduation, in addition to the
standard curriculum of biomedicine, herbology,
and acupuncture. Before becoming an acupuncturist,
he studied Chinese language and history as a master's
student at the University Michigan and Academia
Sinica in Beijing.
Be it insomnia, sciatica, or recurrent infections,
Yang-chu is keenly aware that each person presents
unique circumstances, which necessitate dynamic
responses to the needs of body and spirit for
the restoration of balance. Illness gives form
to vitality. The tension of opposites is the core
attribute of true balance and the organizing principle
of his collaborative approach, an approach based
in the Chinese medical and philosophical classics.
He was named by his father for an ancient Taoist
philosopher and began his training in Eastern
meditation and philosophy at the age of three.