Emperor’s College alumnus, Dr. Jeremiah Krieger, was featured on Los Angeles Channel 11 news for his work in treating veterans with PTSD at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration. In January 2023, Emperor’s College established the PTSD acupuncture clinic in partnership with the VA, and our doctoral students are currently treating veterans under Dr. Krieger’s and Dr. Jacques MoraMarco’s supervision. We are grateful to Dr. Krieger’s leadership in bringing acupuncture services to the veteran community. Emperor’s College is honored to provide healing and wellness to our veterans who are deserving of the best possible care. We recognize all veterans, including members of our community, who have sacrificed and risked so much for our nation. Effective January 2024, Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic will be located at 200 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, and we offer free and discounted acupuncture treatments to veterans. Please call the clinic at 310 453 8383 for more information. Could acupuncture be the answer to treating PTSD among our vets? FOX 11’s Laura Diaz speaks with VA doctors.
Veterans Benefit from Emperor’s College and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Partnership We are very pleased to announce that Emperor’s College has signed an academic affiliation agreement with the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration (VA), one of the largest VAs in the United States, serving 80,000 veterans. Under the supervision of Dr. Jeremiah Krieger, an Emperor’s College alumnus who is the first licensed acupuncturist to be hired on staff at the Greater Los Angeles VA, Emperor’s College DAOM students will treat patients in the PTSD/Mental Health Clinic starting in 2023. Deans Jacques MoraMarco and Bruce Gustafson will also supervise the DAOM students. This is a historic partnership that we have been working toward for over a decade. In 2017, the VA system launched its “Whole Health” initiative, bringing complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies to veterans. To date, the VA has approved eight CIH therapies as part of the standard VA medical benefits package: acupuncture, biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, guided imagery, massage therapy, meditation, Tai Chi/Qigong, and yoga. The VA stated that the decision to offer these therapies was based upon “mounting evidence of the effectiveness of these therapies for many conditions that, in turn has led to their inclusion in national pain management guidelines and strategies, increasing demand from Veterans, increasing need to offer non-pharmacologic pain management strategies to counter the opioid epidemic, and significant support from Congress and VA leadership.” The “Whole Health” initiative is truly a remarkable program for the largest integrated medical system in the United States. We express our gratitude to Dr. Krieger and to Dr. Kirsten Tillisch, Chief of Integrative Medicine at the Greater Los Angeles VA, for their commitment to bringing acupuncture services and the highest level of care to our veteran community. We also thank the numerous Emperor’s College faculty, staff, and alumni who have volunteered at the veteran outreach events over the years, including at the Los Angeles Veterans Standowns, the Women’s Veterans Summits, and the West Los Angeles Veterans Health Fair. Finally, we recognize all the veterans currently attending Emperor’s
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine interns and alumni treated dozens of women military vets at the 2018 Women Veterans Wellness Summit held March 9th in Los Angeles. Emperor’s College was the only school of acupuncture and Oriental medicine invited to create and operate clinics at the event and is honored to have been selected to be of service to the amazing women that attended. The event was dedicated to the health and wellness of women veterans and featured keynote speaker Dolores Huerta, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association. To learn about opportunities for veterans to receive free and low cost acupuncture treatments in the Emperor’s College community acupuncture clinic visit www.emperors.edu/military-vets/ Emperor’s College is committed to serving the veterans community of Los Angeles and is the leading acupuncture and Oriental medicine service provider to military vets in the United States. For more information about the college’s veterans clinic, educational and community initiatives, please contact the Emperor’s College Office of Veterans Relations at 310.453.8300 ext.115.
Emperor’s College is honored to have been selected to be the sole provider of acupuncture services at the 2017 West Los Angeles VA Stand Down. This is the third year that the college’s students and alumni have treated veterans at the event. Students and alum treated over 50 vets, for many of whom it was their first time experiencing acupuncture. The wellness area was organized by the Mindful Warrior Project. Emperor’s College is committed to serving the veterans community of Los Angeles. For more information about the college’s veterans clinic, educational and community initiatives, please contact the Emperor’s College Office of Veterans Relations at 310.453.8300 ext.115.