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Yaoping ‘Violet’ Song, PhD, LAc

Senior Director of Doctoral Program, Herbal Studies; Clinical Excellence-Education, and Research

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.
Clinician Bio
“Bitter pills may have blessed effects.” At just 17 years of age, Dr. Song knew that the study of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) was her calling. She was introduced to medicine from early childhood through her family, who use Chinese medicine for their own health care. Dr. Song’s passion for Chinese medicine is also inspired by its rich history. “Chinese medicine can solve complicated diseases in a simple way,” Dr. Song says. “There is a lot of Zen in the background of TCM, gathered from the wisdom of ancestors dating back 2,000 years. All those experiences and dimensions can still be applied today to heal a disease.”  Becoming a practitioner of Chinese medicine came naturally to Dr. Song, and her enthusiasm for the profession is enhanced by her clinical work, her research program, and her teaching. Prior to beginning her employment with AOMA in 2008, Dr. Song worked as an instructor at Chengdu University in China, where she lectured on the science of TCM prescriptions, TCM herbology, and TCM pharmacology. Her participation in research studies investigating the compatibility, pharmacology, and toxicology of TCM formulas and Chinese ethnic medicine, including Tibetan medicinal herbs, has in part been funded by the National Science Foundation of China. An innovative and active scholar, Dr. Song also holds the invention patent for an herbal injection for treating cerebral and vascular diseases. Dr. Song’s clinical practice has grown steadily, which is a testament to her expertise and reputation. “I strive to care for the whole well-being of my patients: mind, body, and spirit,” Song says. Dr. Song’s medical practice focuses on female disorders, stress, insomnia, hormonal disorders, respiratory diseases, and facial acupuncture, in addition to pediatric herbal consultations. She also has a passion for dietary and Chinese herbal consultations. As she explains: “As a female practitioner, I understand the needs of female patients well. As a mom, I understand a lot about children’s health and appreciate a mother’s love for her children. As a daughter, I know when our parents also need care from us.” Dr. Song loves to travel with her family to explore different places in order to learn about American culture and history, appreciate the natural beauty of this country, and meet lovely people from all over the world. She also enjoys jogging, hiking, and kayaking.
Clinical Specialties
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 License
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Honors and Awards

The 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


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.


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.


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

Services Offered

Herbal consultation

The 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

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