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The Theory and Practice of Traditional Chinese Nutrition Downloadable- Unit 1

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

A Certified 15-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
-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

Two PDF Manuals, Four Downloadable Videos
15 hours CEU credit


For students completing the two unit, 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

Dr. Mao Shing 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.