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 CollegeEmperor’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


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