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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Cultivating brilliant healers, teachers, and leaders in Oriental medicine and inspiring the future of medicine since 1983

Santa Monica, CA (September 18, 2013) – Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2013 with the motto “Inspiring the future of medicine since 1983”.

As one of the oldest institutions of Oriental medicine in the United States, Emperor’s College has achieved many important milestones in the last thirty years and has been instrumental in advancing the field of Oriental medicine since 1983.

“We look forward to building an even brighter future as Americans increasingly seek more effective ways to achieve health and wellness,” writes Yun Kim, CEO of Emperor’s College, in her anniversary message.

Celebratory 30th anniversary micro-site unveiled

30 anniversary micrositeOn occasion of its 30th anniversary, Emperor’s College unveiled a celebratory 30th anniversary micro-site that features Yun Kim’s inspiring anniversary message as well as notable achievements of Emperor’s College alumni. Friends of Emperor’s College are invited to leave their congratulatory messages on an interactive message wall and share special memories about their time at the California acupuncture school.

Exclusive CEUs taught by high-profile practitioners

To mark its 30th anniversary in 2013, Emperor’s College will also offer a number of exclusive continuing education seminars taught by high-profile practitioners and scholars in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, 2013. All proceeds from these CEU seminars will be donated to the World Health Organization to support the inclusion of traditional medicine codes in the ICD-11.

Online registration for the CEUs is now open. Register today on Eventbrite to reserve your spot!

30 years of commitment to integrative medicine

Since 1983, Emperor’s College has played a pivotal role in educating acupuncturists who have changed the landscape of medicine through empowering their patients toward health and through integrating the best of Eastern and Western approaches.

“There are countless board members, staff, faculty, alumni, and students who have contributed to the growth of Emperor’s College as an internationally recognized school of Oriental medicine,” said Yun Kim. “We also owe a big part of our success to our local communities, our clinic patients, and our healthcare partners in Santa Monica and beyond. It’s a pleasure to be able to contribute to the health and wellness of our local community, and we look forward to continued partnerships and community outreach in the city of Santa Monica in the years to come.”

To join the 30th anniversary celebration, visit www.emperors.edu/30anniversary

About Emperor’s College
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine is one of the oldest and most distinguished acupuncture colleges in the nation specializing in a broad-based approach to the art and science of Oriental medicine. Founded in 1983, Emperor’s College has been leading the way for the integration of Oriental medicine in the modern health care system. Offering a master’s and doctoral degree program, Emperor’s College alumni are the pioneering leaders in academia, clinical practice, advocacy and research in the field.

For more information, visit www.emperors.edu

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Media Contact:
Nina Grenningloh
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
310.453.8300 x 174
nina@emperors.edu

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Emperor’s College DAOM Program Receives Full Accreditation

Santa Monica, CA (September 18, 2013) – Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, the California acupuncture school celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is pleased to announce that its Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program received full accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).

John Fang

John Fang, DAOM, LAc

ACAOM, which is recognized by the US Department of Education as a “specialized and professional” accrediting agency, found that the Emperor’s College DAOM program is fully in compliance with the 14 accreditation standards, with no areas of non-compliance and no areas for further development. Emperor’s College is among the eight select schools in the US with an accredited DAOM program, out of 72 schools nationwide.

“The ACAOM accreditation confirms the high academic standards our DAOM program has come to be known for,” said John Fang, DAOM, LAc, academic dean to the doctoral program at Emperor’s College.

The DAOM program at Emperor’s College offers a dual specialization in internal and physical medicine and provides practitioners of Oriental medicine with advanced clinical and professional skills that is specifically designed to address the needs of today’s diverse patient population.

The full press release with images to download is available online on PRWeb.

About Emperor’s College
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine is one of the oldest and most distinguished acupuncture colleges in the nation specializing in a broad-based approach to the art and science of Oriental medicine. Founded in 1983, Emperor’s College has been leading the way for the integration of Oriental medicine in the modern health care system. Offering a master’s and doctoral degree program, Emperor’s College alumni are the pioneering leaders in academia, clinical practice, advocacy and research in the field.

For more information, visit www.emperors.edu

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Media Contact:
Nina Grenningloh
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
310.453.8300 x 174
nina@emperors.edu

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Free Tragedy Relief Care for Santa Monica College Shooting

Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic offers free acupuncture services to all members of the Santa Monica College community from June 12 to August 31 September 30.

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 In support of our neighbors, friends and colleagues affected by the Santa Monica College shooting, Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic is providing free acupuncture to those with a current SMC ID through August 31 September 30, 2013.

Acupuncture is effective for relieving anxiety, grief, disturbed sleep, fatigue and other emotional and physical pains.

Schedule an appointment at (310) 453-8383, option 1

 
 
Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic
1807 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 453-8383, option 1
www.emperors.edu/clinic
Friday, May 24th, 2013

Emperor’s College Alumnus Nathan Anderson Elected President of California State Oriental Medical Association

Santa Monica, CA (May 24, 2013) – Acupuncturist Nathan Anderson, LAc, alumnus of Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, was elected president of the California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA), the largest professional association representing California acupuncturists.

Anderson, who graduated summa cum laude with a master’s degree in Oriental medicine in 2003 from the esteemed Emperor’s College, had previously served as the chairperson of the CSOMA Public Policy Advisory Committee and secretary from 2011 to 2013. Anderson was first elected to the Board of Directors of CSOMA in 2009.

“I’m proud to continue my efforts to advocate for the acupuncture profession in California in my new role as president of CSOMA,” said Nathan Anderson, LAc.

“We’re delighted to see our alumni hold such important positions.”

Emperor's College alumni Nathan Anderson

Nathan Anderson, LAc

“On behalf of the entire Emperor’s College community, I’d like to congratulate Nathan Anderson on his achievement,” said Yun Kim, CEO at Emperor’s College. “We’re delighted to see our alumni hold such important positions and serve as ambassadors for Oriental medicine throughout the country.”

Anderson’s successful career as an Oriental medicine practitioner, educator and academic administrator is marked by several achievements. In addition to several faculty positions, Anderson served as clinic director at the former Samra University of Oriental Medicine from 2008 to 2010 where his notable accomplishments included increasing clinic revenue, introducing an electronic medical records system, and establishing two clinical externships. Anderson then held the same title at Dongguk University – Los Angeles during the 2010-2011 academic year.

Today, Anderson focuses his attention on his private practice where he specializes in kinetic acupuncture, a unique treatment method that combines physiotherapy and acupuncture to alleviate musculoskeletal pain.

About Emperor’s College
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine is one of the oldest and most distinguished acupuncture colleges in the nation specializing in a broad-based approach to the art and science of Oriental medicine. Founded in 1983, Emperor’s College has been leading the way for the integration of Oriental medicine in the modern health care system. Offering a master’s and doctoral degree program, Emperor’s College alumni are the pioneering leaders in academia, clinical practice, advocacy and research in the field.

For more information, visit www.emperors.edu

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Press Contact:
Nina Grenningloh
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
310.453.8300 x 174
nina@emperors.edu

 

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Emperor’s College Students Excel on 2013 California Acupuncture Licensing Exam

Santa Monica, CA (April 24, 2013) – Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, the California acupuncture school celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is pleased to announce a 94% pass rate for first time test takers on the California Acupuncture Licensing Exam (CALE) in February 2013.

“We’re especially proud to see our graduates perform strongly in the CALE in our 30th anniversary year,” said Jacques MoraMarco, academic dean to the master’s program at Emperor’s College. “The excellent exam scores are a testament to the dedication and hard work of our graduates as well as the outstanding instruction from our highly experienced and diverse faculty from Asia, Europe, and the United States.”

Top Results on California Acupuncture Licensing Exams

In 2013, Emperor’s College sent 17 first-time takers who achieved an extremely high pass rate in the California Acupuncture Board exams. 16 of the 17 first-time test takers passed the licensing exam with high marks, equating to a pass rate of 94%. This very strong performance once again positions Emperor’s College among the short list of top acupuncture schools in California and reflects the program’s commitment to high educational standards and clinical competencies.

In California, the California Acupuncture Board, an autonomous body under the umbrella of the Department of Consumer Affairs, licenses and regulates acupuncturists in the state.

About Emperor’s College
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine is one of the oldest and most distinguished acupuncture colleges in the nation specializing in a broad-based approach to the art and science of Oriental medicine. Founded in 1983, Emperor’s College has been leading the way for the integration of Oriental medicine in the modern health care system. Offering a master’s and doctoral degree program, Emperor’s College alumni are the pioneering leaders in academia, clinical practice, advocacy and research in the field.

For more information, visit www.emperors.edu

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Press Contact:
Nina Grenningloh
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
310.453.8300 x 174
nina@emperors.edu

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Escape Fire | FREE screening!

Escape Fire poster_smallEmperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine invites students, alumni, faculty and the local community to a FREE screening of ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, the documentary that tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system?

Thursday, May 9th, 2013
6:30pm

Q&A with director Matthew Heineman after the screening!

Santa Monica Public Library
MLK Auditorium – Main Branch
601 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
For directions, click here.

RSVP strongly suggested
nina@emperors.edu

JOIN THE MOVEMENT
ESCAPE FIRE follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. Learn what we all can do to save the health of our nation. It’s time to create some new “escape fires”!

About Escape Fire
Escape Fire patientAmerican healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach $4.2 trillion annually, roughly 20% of our gross domestic product, within ten years. We spend $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs – almost as much as the rest of the world combined. We pay more, yet our health outcomes are worse. About 65% of Americans are overweight and almost 75% of healthcare spending goes to preventable diseases that are the major causes of disability and death in our society.

It’s not surprising that healthcare is at the top of many Americans’ concerns and at the center of an intense political firestorm in our nation’s Capitol. But the current battle over cost and access does not ultimately address the root of the problem: we have a disease-care system, not a healthcare system. The film examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care.

ESCAPE FIRE also presents attainable solutions. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground.

-> RSVP with the number of seats needed at nina@emperors.edu <-

We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Acupuncture Today: Emperor’s College Herb Garden Improves Education

Our Chinese herbs initiative at The Learning Garden is featured on Acupuncture Today. You can watch our Dean of Clinical Training, Robert Newman, LAc, talking to Acupuncture Today editor Brenda Duran and explaining  the significance the garden has played in the curriculum at Emperor’s College.

The Chinese Herb initiative at The Learning Garden features a selection of over one hundred Chinese medicinal plants which are cultivated and cared for by a volunteer network of Emperor’s College students. Participation in the growth and nurturing of Chinese medicinal herbs, Emperor’s students gain a deeper and more holistic understanding of herbs in clinical practice, participate in the development of an herbal database, and contribute to the well-being of the Los Angeles community.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Emperor’s College Students Excel on 2011 California Acupuncture Licensing Exam

Santa Monica, CA (February 13, 2013) – Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, the California acupuncture school celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is pleased to announce outstanding alumni outcomes on the California Acupuncture Licensing Exam (CALE) in 2011.

“We’re happy to see our graduates perform strongly in the CALE exams year after year,” said Yun Kim, CEO at Emperor’s College. “The excellent exam scores are a testament to the quality of our master’s program which equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful practitioners.”

Top Results on California Acupuncture Licensing Exams

In California, the Acupuncture Board, an autonomous body under the umbrella of the Department of Consumer Affairs, licenses and regulates acupuncturists in the state.

In 2011, Emperor’s College sent 16 first-time takers and two re-examinees who achieved an extremely high pass rate in the California Acupuncture Board exams. While the state average pass rate was 66% for first-time test takers, Emperor’s College graduates attained a pass rate of 75%. This very strong passing rate puts Emperor’s College in the top-performing range among other large California acupuncture schools reflecting the high educational quality at the Los Angeles based institution.

About Emperor’s College
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine is one of the oldest and most distinguished acupuncture colleges in the nation specializing in a broad-based approach to the art and science of Oriental medicine. Founded in 1983, Emperor’s College has been leading the way for the integration of Oriental medicine in the modern health care system. Offering a master’s and doctoral degree program, Emperor’s College alumni are the pioneering leaders in academia, clinical practice, advocacy and research in the field.

For more information, visit www.emperors.edu

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Media Contact:
Nina Grenningloh
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
310.453.8300 x 174
nina@emperors.edu

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Natural Healthcare Blog, Qi, Partners with Acupuncture Today

Readers can access latest blog posts providing information on wellbeing and practical health tips relating to acupuncture and herbal medicine from acupuncturetoday.com

Santa Monica, CA (December 19, 2012)Qi, the natural healthcare blog by Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, is now available on Acupuncture Today’s website acupuncturetoday.com, the leading publication of acupuncture news, industry articles and research updates.

natural healthcare blogReaders can access latest Qi blog posts providing information on wellbeing and practical health tips relating to acupuncture and herbal medicine from the left-hand side bar on acupuncturetoday.com.

“We couldn’t have wished for a better partner in making our health content available to a wider audience. Acupuncture Today and MPA Media are recognized as the authoritative source for health and wellness information, and it’s a privilege to be associated with this leading media company,” said Yun Kim, CEO Emperor’s College.

“Our goal is to keep our readers informed and up-to-date with the latest news and information about the TCM world,” said Brenda Duran, Senior Associate Editor at MPA Media. “Collaborating with Emperor’s College and their Qi blog made sense because it is another fantastic resource for us to be able to learn from and share.”

Educating on Integrative Medicine

Qi was launched in October 2011 and serves as an educational resource for those seeking information about acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and healthy living, and wish to learn how many medical conditions can benefit from integrated medical therapies.

Drawing from a network of alumni, faculty, students and partners of Emperor’s College, contributors to Qi are trusted and esteemed practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine as well as other natural medicine experts who have written on topics like acupuncture for Olympic athletes, Chinese medicine pulse diagnosis, and nutrition. With a steadily growing readership, the blog has established itself as a respected online resource for patients looking to educate themselves on acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

About Emperor’s College
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine is one of the oldest and most distinguished acupuncture colleges in the nation specializing in a broad-based approach to the art and science of Oriental medicine. Founded in 1983, Emperor’s College has been leading the way for the integration of Oriental medicine in the modern health care system. Offering a master’s and doctoral degree program, Emperor’s College alumni are the pioneering leaders in academia, clinical practice, advocacy and research in the field.

For more information, visit www.emperors.edu

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Press Contact:
Nina Grenningloh
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
310.453.8300 x 174
nina@emperors.edu

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Emperor’s College Announces Academic Dean to the DAOM Program

Santa Monica, CA (November 6, 2012)Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, one of the oldest and most distinguished acupuncture colleges in the nation, announced that it has appointed John Fang, MSOM, DAOM, LAc, as academic dean to the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program.

Dr. Fang joined Emperor’s College as interim doctoral program director in March 2012 and during this time he has built on the foundation set by the late DAOM Program Director, Dr. David Migocki. Working closely with the doctoral council, Dr. Fang has transformed the DAOM program at Emperor’s College to focus on case-based learning from both Eastern and Western perspectives.

Raise the standard for excellence in the Emperor’s College doctoral program

“John’s proven expertise in developing and running a DAOM program will help continue to raise the standard for excellence in the Emperor’s College doctoral program,” said Yun Kim, CEO of Emperor’s College. “We also look forward to John further expanding the research aspect of our DAOM program and enhance clinical externship opportunities for our doctoral fellows,” added Kim.

Dr. Fang received his MSOM and DAOM from South Baylo University and previously served as its academic dean and DAOM program director. Dr. Fang has been a licensed acupuncturist since 1999 and maintains a private practice in Rancho Cucamonga. Dr. Fang also serves as the editorial board member of The American Acupuncturist, the official professional publication of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

About Emperor’s College
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine is one of the oldest and most distinguished acupuncture colleges in the nation specializing in a broad-based approach to the art and science of Oriental medicine. Founded in 1983, Emperor’s College has been leading the way for the integration of Oriental medicine in the modern health care system. Offering a master’s and doctoral degree program, Emperor’s College alumni are the pioneering leaders in academia, clinical practice, advocacy and research in the field.

For more information, visit www.emperors.edu

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Press Contact:
Nina Grenningloh
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
310.453.8300 x 174
nina@emperors.edu