Yifan Yang studied traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine in Beijing Universities of Traditional Chinese Medicine from 1977 to 1982. After graduation, she worked there as a doctor and a teacher in the Chinese Herbal Formula Department and completed her Master’s degree study in Chinese herbal medicine and formulas. In 1990, she moves to the Netherlands and she works as a practitioner and teacher in the same field for more than 30 years. She gives lectures and hold seminars in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Poland. In 2013, She passed her defense of her thesis Depression and the Five internal organs and received the highest clinical expertise title of TCM in China, translated as senior specialist of TCM/Prof. of TCM treatment.
She is the author of Chinese Herbal Medicine -- Comparisons and Characteristics and Chinese Herbal Formulas – Treatment principles and Composition Strategies.
She contributed sections for the book The Treatment of Pain with Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture. She also contributed her chapter for the book Acupuncture Schizophrenia, Sleep, Acupuncture. In 2020, she published her new book The Aftercare of COVID-19 Infection -- Herbs, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Massage, Exercise to help long COVID patients