Yuen is a frequent lecturer at Pacific Symposium. Coming from a classical Chinese medical approach, he offers different perspectives to understanding the rigors of Chinese medicine. He comes from two Daoist traditions, the Shangqing and Quanzhen schools. He was instrumental in developing the first classical Chinese medicine doctoral program in the state of California and is the Director of Classical Studies in Daoist Traditions at an acupuncture school in Asheville, NC. Yuen was the first recipient of the “Educator of the Year” award, conferred by the AAAOM. He is most noted for bringing the influence of Daoism into the practice and teachings of Chinese medicine. He resides in New York City and serves as President of the International Tai Chi Institute.