All classes at CCOM will be taught by highly qualified professors who have extensive knowledge and experience in Oriental Medicine. Our initial faculty will be Dr. Yueshan Hu, Dr. Lirong Xu, L.Ac. Yanchun Xu, and L.Ac. Yinan Zhao.
Dr. Yueshan Hu, MB, MMed, PhD, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM), L.Ac.
Dr. Yueshan Hu was born and educated in China where he trained for eight years and received his Bachelors and Masters of Medicine from prestigious universities (Hunan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine). He then completed his Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences in the United States at South Dakota State University. After receiving his Ph.D, Dr. Hu worked as a lead research scientist and published 24 scientific papers. He is certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology) by the US National Certification Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Currently, Dr. Hu holds his active license of acupuncture (L. Ac.) at state of Nebraska and state of Iowa.
Dr. Hu has extensive experience as a university lecturer and as an assistant professor at Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He was also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of South Dakota and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at South Dakota State University. In addition to his professorship at Central College of Oriental Medicine, he is a currently a visiting professor at both Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (China) and Guiyang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China).
Dr. Lirong Xu, MB, MMed, PhD, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM), L.Ac.
Dr. Lirong Xu had eight years of education of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Helongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, followed by her Ph.D. education at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Xu taught TCM for seven years at Tai’an Medical School and its’ affiliated hospital in China. Since 2006, Dr. Xu worked as a Research Associate at University of Nebraska Medical Center. She was licensed to practice acupuncture at Nebraska and currently practice at Omaha Integrative Care Clinic.
Dr. Yanchun Xu, MS, OMD, L.Ac. Dipl.Ac, NCC
Dr. Yanchun Xu was born and educated in China where she was trained for eight years and received her Bachelor and Master of Medicine degrees (the equivalent of a US M.D.) from prestigious universities (Anhui University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine). She furthered her education in the United States and attended South Dakota State University where she received her Master of Science in Counseling and Human Resource Development degree. Dr. Xu has years of experience as an assistant professor, teaching assistant, and Tai chi instructor. She worked as an assistant professor at Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China) and later taught as a teaching assistant and Tai Chi instructor at South Dakota State University.
Dr. Xu has published nine scientific research articles as the first author and has written and co-written six books on Traditional Chinese Medicine. She was also the principal investigator and co-investigator for several grant-funded research projects on topics of Traditional Chinese Medicine and mental health.
In addition to her teaching and research experience, Dr. Xu is an active and practicing acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine practitioner at Evidence Based Oriental Medicine (EBOM) clinics in Omaha, Nebraska and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Yinan Zhao, MS, L.Ac.
Yinan Zhao received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Iowa State University and her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture. She spent two years practicing Oriental Medicine at Boston Medical Center, where she utilized strategies such as point selection, moxibustion, cupping and Tuina. Prior to her work as an acupuncturist, Yinan studied in China and served as an organic chemistry laboratory assistant, where she helped with complex research projects. Currently, Yinan is a licensed and active acupuncturist at EBOM Clinic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.