Emperor’s Community Acupuncture Clinic is located at 1807 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA, 90403. The clinic is on the first floor of the courtyard building at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and 18th Street.
To schedule an appointment, please call 310-453-8383, option 1, and a clinic assistant will be happy to help you.
If you are a new to Emperor’s Clinic, please download the Patient Intake Forms here and complete them prior to your first visit.
Masters Intern (3rd and 4th year masters student) – $38
Masters Theater (faculty practitioner being observed by 6-8 students) – $30
Ear Acupuncture Clinic (Wednesdays 12:45-4pm. Walk-ins only. 30-45 minute treatments for pain & stress relief, addiction & weight loss support, PMS, insomnia and anxiety) – $15
Doctoral Fellow (licensed acupuncturist pursuing post-graduate doctoral training) – $50
Stroke Rehabilitation and Dementia Care Clinic – $140 for initial visit, $80 for follow-up treatments
Faculty Clinic (select faculty treat private patients. Contact us for more information) – fee varies
We understand that occasionally life gets in the way of your acupuncture appointment but because we are a teaching clinic we must request that all cancellations be made with a minimum of 24 hour notice. Failure to provide 24 hour cancellation notice or a failure to show will result in your account being charged for the visit at our standard rates. Appointments must be cancelled with a clinic assistant only.
Emperor’s Clinic accepts payment in the form of cash, check or credit card. While we do not bill insurance directly we can provide you with a billing summary which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
A select number of low-income discounts are available on a quarterly basis. Please ask for details.
Metered and time-limited street parking is available on Wilshire Boulevard, 18th Street and 19th Street. Please read all street signs carefully as street cleaning occurs on a weekly basis.
A paid parking lot is located behind the building with access from 19th Street.
What to Expect
Treatments are approximately one and a half hours in length. A comprehensive medical history will be taken during your initial visit. At each visit, the intern or practitioner will conduct a 15-20 minute intake, including a tongue and pulse diagnosis. Once the needles are placed into position, the patient will rest for 20-30 minutes. After completion of the treatment, a custom herbal formula is prepared to address and harmonize the condition.
We recommend that you do not arrive for your treatment on an empty stomach. Please eat a light snack or meal prior to your appointment. Also be sure to drink plenty of water before and after your treatment. A person suspected of being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be not be seen and a refund will not be given.
Your practitioner will determine the number and frequency of your visits. If you are unsure of when you should make your next follow up visit please let us know.
It is not uncommon to occasionally experience a bruise or soreness at the site of an acupuncture needle in the days following your treatment. For most people this should not be a cause for concern but do not hesitate to call if you have any questions.
In addition to Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic, interns and fellows also treat patients in a variety of western medical settings around the Los Angeles area. Each partnership site is staffed by Emperor’s College clinical faculty and affords trainees the opportunity to work collaboratively with other healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses and chiropractors. Emperor’s externship sites are: