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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Special Olympics Summer World Games 2015

cdn.la2015Emperor’s College is honored to have been selected to organize and lead the acupuncture and Oriental medicine efforts at the Special Olympics Summer World Games 2015. Emperor’s doctoral students, alumni and others will provide holistic wellness services to the 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries participating in the Games.

It is believed that this is the first time that Oriental medicine/Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) medical services will be available at a major international sporting event hosted outside of East Asia.

Using acupressure, Chinese medical massage and other noninvasive measures, The Emperor’s College medical team will focus on treating minor aches and pains, travel fatigue, jet lag, anxiety, insomnia, over stimulation, digestive issues, and too with smoking cessation (a surprisingly important service since a large number of coaches and athletes coming from outside the United States smoke). If more comprehensive treatment is required, athletes and coaches will be referred to Kaiser Permanente medical services at the Games or, if needed, to local hospitals.

The goal of the Emperor’s College medical team is to help quickly resolve these wellness complaints so that the athletes and coaches can perform at their best during the Games and maximize their experience while in Los Angeles.

Emperor’s College will also be coordinating tai chi and yoga classes held at both Olympic villages. World class teachers will be on hand to teach tai chi to athletes and coaches and yoga classes will be taught by graduates of Loyola Marymount University’s acclaimed Yoga and the Healing Sciences professional certificate program.

Stay up to date with this and other Out of The Clinic and Into the World programs on the college’s Facebook Page here.

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Los Angeles Veterans and Families Stand Down


The organizers of Los Angeles Veteran & Families Stand Down have asked Emperor’s College to organize and provide treatments to veterans and their families at this year’s Stand Down event on December 20-21.

Stand Downs are events held in cities across the country to provide food, clothing, services and referrals to homeless veterans and veterans at-risk of becoming homeless. Stand Downs are sponsored by U.S.VETS, the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of comprehensive services to homeless and at-risk veterans. This year’s event will be held in the LA Convention Center and is expected to draw upwards of 2,500 in-need participants.

To learn more about the Stand Down event, visit:

If you are a veteran and are interested in Emperor’s College or the college’s community acupuncture clinic, please contact Veteran’s Liaison Nicole Wetherington at 310.453.8300 ext. 107 or visit

Stay up to date with this and other Out of The Clinic and Into the World programs on the college’s Facebook Page here.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Opportunites! The Concentrations

Emperor’s College is pleased and excited to announce the introduction of “Concentrations” into its master’s degree curriculum. Concentrations are much like college minors, but on steroids!

Concentrations give Emperor’s students a way to organize a combination of classroom and clinical experiences around an area of interest. Emperor’s College is committed to providing not only an excellent and robust Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) curriculum, but too exposing our students in substantive ways to the wealth of healing wisdom provided in other Oriental medicine traditions.

As part of their required general program of study, all students are exposed to acupuncture, herbal medicine, western medicine, and other areas. Almost without exception, students will find themselves drawn to one or more particular styles of acupuncture/Oriental medicine and wish to study it more deeply in both the classroom and in a clinical setting.

acu_man_head FILEStudents are not required to participate in the concentrations program, and not participating does not mean they cannot take many of the classes offered in the concentrations. Students that have been accepted into a particular concentration area, however, are given priority registration for courses and clinic hours with a supervisor from the chosen concentration area. Upon completion of the concentration track and being conferred their master’s degree, students will receive special commendation.

Most TCM/OM colleges offer one or two tracks that more-or-less equate to a concentration, Emperor’s offers four, utilizing a world-class faculty to do so. Beginning Fall 2014, students will be able to apply for one or more concentration in Classical Acupuncture, Korean Acupuncture, Japanese Acupuncture, and Nei Gong.

The Nei Gong concentration is comprised of tai chi, qi gong, and meditation offerings. Emperor’s college is unique in that it is the only college of Oriental medicine in the country that offers a “qi cultivation” component that includes all five major styles of tai chi and several qi gong forms.

Emperor’s College is committed to providing substantive educational and professional opportunities to its students and alumni that cannot be experienced at any other TCM or OM college. The introduction of the Concentrations is born of this commitment.

Prospective Students: to learn more about the Concentrations, email or call 310.453.8300 ext. 107

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Emperor’s Welcomes New Class


Emperor’s welcomes 25 new master’s degree students to campus

This year’s fall class is among the most accomplished and most diverse that we have seen in a long time, coming from all walks of life and with an amazing array of experiences to share. One of the greatest strengths of Emperor’s college is its students and the entering class continues the tradition of excellence.