Our Faculty

Yaoping ‘Violet’ Song, PhD, LAc

Director, Department of Herbal Studies

PhD, Chengdu University of TCM, 2007
MS, Chengdu University of TCM, 2004
BA, Chengdu University of TCM, 2001

Prior to beginning her employment with AOMA, Dr. Song began her teaching career in 2002, when she took a position as an instructor at Chengdu University.  There, she lectured on the science of TCM prescriptions and on TCM herbology and TCM pharmacology. She has participated in research studies that investigated the compatibility, pharmacology, and toxicology of TCM formulas and Chinese ethnic medicine, including Tibetan medicinal herbs. She has also participated in studies funded by research grants from the National Science Foundation of China. Song has been on the faculty at AOMA since 2008.

Research and Academic Interests:

  • Traditional Chinese medicine herbal formulas
  • Tibetan medicinal herbs
Professional Memberships

Examiner for Clean Needle Technique organized by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)

Licensure and Certifications

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners Acupuncture License

Honors & Awards

Invention of new herbal injection

Patent Office: State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C. Native Language Patents (SIPO)

Application No: 200410078812.4

Grant No: CN100522179C

Publications

Ding W, J. Y., Song YP, Chen YH. (2007). Analysis of Herbs for Clearing Heat and Detoxification Based on Herbal Property and Actions. Journal of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 124(1), 3-6.

Song YP, Y. X., Jiang YG. (2007). Discussions on the Multi-dimensional Formula-Syndrome Correspondence of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Journal of New Chinese Medicine, 39(2), 6-7.

YP, S. (2007). Research of Couplet Herbs-Symptom Correspondence Analysis in Sijunzi Decoction Analogous Formulas. (Ph.D.), Chengdu University of TCM. 

Song YP, L. K., Wu MX, Ding W, Chen YH. (2006). Overview of Modern Research Methods of Formula's Function and Dosage Association. Liaoning Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 33(10), 1256-1257.

Song YP, L. K., Wu MX, Ding W, Chen YH,. (2006). Research on Association of Couplet Medicines Dosage. Liaoning Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 33(9), 1095-1096.

Li K, S. Y., Chen YH, Wu MX. (2006). Application of KDD in Compatibility Rules of Couplet Medicines. Liaoning Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 33(7), 773-774.

Wu MX, S. Y., Li K, Yong XJ. (2006). The Significance of the Analysis for Action-Indication. Liaoning Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 33(10), 1269-1270.

Yong XJ, P. J., Song YP. (2006). Determine Function of Prescription According to Herb Virtue by A Reduce Method of High Dimensions. ACTA UNIVERSITATIS TRADITIONIS MEDICALIS SINENSIS PHARMACOLOGIAEQUE SHANGHAI, 20(1), 54-56.

YP, S. (2004). Research of Compatibility Composition of Ginseng and Gingko and it’s Effect in Vascular diseases of Brain and Heart. (Master's), Chengdu University of TCM.  

Books

Deng, Z.-j., Zimmerman, G., & Ye, Q.-b. (2014). Chinese medicinal formulas International standard library of Chinese medicine (pp. xv, 847 pages). Beijing: People's Medical Publishing House.

Presentations

Song, Y. (2010). Presented at the Pharmacy College, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Song, Y. (2009). Stress and anxiety. Presented at the East West Forum, Austin, TX

Song, Y. (2009). Presented at the School of Pharmacy, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX