Master Teacher Jeffrey Yuen, PhD.
Jeffrey Yuen comes from two Daoist lineages - 88th generation of the Yu Qing Huang
Lao Pai (Jade Purity Yellow Emperor Lao Zi School) and 26th generation ofthe Quan
Zhen Long Men Pai (Complete Reality Dragon Gate School). His Daoist name for each
tradition is respectively Yuan Xu and Song De.
Mr. Yuen trained under his adopted grandfather, the late Daoist Master Yu Wen (1872-
1981) of the Yu Qing Huang Lao Pai, a sect from the Shang Qing tradition of Daoism
that developed during the later Han Dynasty (3rd Cent. CE). Master Yu Wen trained in
Mt. Hua and learned all the facets of Daoism, including the classics; rites and liturgies;
healing arts; and divination. He later traveled extensively throughout China and served
as the lineage holder of the Daoist martial arts system know as Wu Xing Quan/Five
Element Fist - an internal and monastic style of Hua Shan. Having a strong resonance
with Daoist teachings ever since childhood, Jeffrey studied extensively under Master Yu
Wen and was allowed to openly practice and serve the community when he was 16 years
In addition to his ordainment within the Yu Qing Huang Lao Pai, Jeffrey was ordained by
Master Lu Xin-Xu of the Quan Zhen Long Men Pai as an expression of gratitude. When
arriving to the United States on a visitor's visa, Master Lu served as one of the Daoist
priests of the American Daoist and Buddhist Association in New York City. Master Lu
later decided to stay in the United States and thus applied for permanent residency
the status for special reasons (namely, religious persecution in China at that time). His
initial application was rejected by the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service on the
grounds that Daoism was a philosophy and not a religion. Due to Jeffrey's effort, Daoism
became recognized as a major religious tradition of China by INS.
Mr. Yuen also studied Chinese herbal medicine with Master Gong Song-Liu, a eunuch
for the last two emperors of the Qing Dynasty who apprenticed with the imperial
physicians. As a friend of Master Yu Wen, Gong was persuaded to teach Jeffrey,
imparting his deep knowledge of Chinese medicine over a period of 8 years. At the age
of 100, Master Gong felt deeply satisfied with his transmission to Jeffrey and left for
In the martial arts arena, Jeffrey also trained under many eminent masters. Among these
masters are Leung Shum (Northern Eagle Claw), Lo Ching-Sum (Vietnamese Jing Wu
Association), Chan Hai-Fu (White Crane's Eagle-In-Cotton), Chan Tai Shan (Tibetan
Lama Style), Yao Mei-Hua (Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan), Wang Qing Shan (Yang Style
Tai Chi Chuan), and Cui Yan (Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan).
Jeffrey currently believes that he can contribute to the practice of Chinese medicine in
this country by spreading the traditions of Classical Chinese Medicine. In that regards, he
continues to teach extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Jeffrey serves
as Dean for Academic Affairs for the Swedish Institute's School of Acupuncture and
Oriental Studies (NY) and New England School of Acupuncture (MA). His teachings
have served as the basis ofa state-approved doctoral program offered by the American
University ofComplementary Medicine (AUCM) in Los Angeles, CA.
Jeffrey Yuen apprenticed for more than 20 years in Classical Chinese Medicine and other
Taoist Healing Arts with Master Taoist Priest and Physician, Yu Wen, who transmitted
his lineage to Jeffrey Yuen before the former's death at age 108. Jeffrey Yuen is
recognized internationally to be a Master of Classical Chinese Medicine, Taoism,
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Tai Ji Chuan, and Qi Gong.
Fields of Specialization include Chinese Medical Classics, Acupuncture, Chinese
Herbology, Chinese Medicine, Tai Ji Chuan, Qi Gong, Taoist Philosophy. He has served
as a Guest Lecturer at Rockefeller University, City University of New York, San
Francisco State University, Vassar College, and is the only non-M.D. acupuncturists on
faculty for the American Association ofAcupuncture Physicians. In addition to teaching and directing the Acupuncture Master's Degree program at Swedish Institute of Health
Sciences, Mr. Yuen regularly provides Continuing Education lectures for Licensed
Acupuncturists in Italy, California, and New York.