EC Featured in Acupuncture Today

The Emperor’s College externship at Being Alive was featured in the June issue of Acupuncture Today. Written by DAOM candidate Jad Dawson and DAOM alum Craig Swogger, the article focused on the indispensable benefits of Being Alive to the Los Angeles community of people living with HIV/AIDS and the important role Emperor’s College plays at the West Hollywood nonprofit. The article is available at: To learn more about all the Emperor’s College externships, including at Being Alive, visit:

EC at the 2017 Run For Hope

  Emperor’s College students and alum were honored to be invited to provide treatments to the participants of the 2017 Run For Hope participants. 1,700 individuals participated in the event, walking or running, in memory of someone close to them who died. The 5K event was a fundraiser for OUR HOUSE, a nonprofit support center that provides grief support services, education, resources, and hope. Since 1993, OUR HOUSE has helped thousands of grieving children, teens, and adults as they embark upon their journeys to hope and healing. Thank you to OUR HOUSE for inviting us to the event and share the benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine to people in the grieving process. For more information about OUR HOUSE visit  

EC at the 2017 Women Veterans Wellness Summit

Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine interns and alumni treated dozens of women military vets at the 2017 Women Veterans Wellness Summit held March 24th 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 speakers Kitty and Michael Dukakis. To learn about opportunities for veterans to receive free and low cost acupuncture treatments in the Emperor’s College community acupuncture clinic visit 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 Grads Post Highest 2016 CALE pass rate

88.6% of Emperor’s College grads that took the California Acupuncture License Exam for the first time in 2016 passed, the highest pass rate of any college in the United States represented by more than five students. A total of 557 people from around the U.S. took the exam for the first time in 2016, 406 of whom passed, for a 72.9% pass rate. The next bi-annual exam will be held March 21, 2017 in Ontario, CA . “We are extremely pleased by our graduates results at this year’s licensing exams. The CALE is universally regarded as the most challenging licensing exam in the country and that our grads had the highest pass rate among the colleges that sent more than a handful of graduates to the March and August exams is testimony to the dedicated work of the students and the efforts at the college to continually improve and create the best learning experience possible for the students,” Dr. Gretchen Badami, Associate Dean of the Master’s Program at Emperor’s College, said. The full list of pass rates by college can be found on the California Acupuncture Board website at 2016 pass rates of major Southern California AOM colleges Emperor’s College 88.6% Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-San Diego 85% Yo San 80% Southern California University of Heath Sciences 69.6 Alhambra 68.8 Dongguk 63.4 South Baylo 61.2

2016: #1 Ranked Acupuncture School In California, #2 Nationally

For the second year in a row, Emperor’s College has been ranked one of the top two acupuncture schools in the United States. The school was the top ranked acupuncture school in California and the second ranked acupuncture and Oriental medicine college in the U.S. The 2016-2017 rankings were compiled by, basing them on thorough research of schools accredited by ACAOM, the accreditation body for acupuncture and Oriental medicine schools. The last time ranked AOM colleges was 2012. In 2015, Emperor’s College was ranked #1 in California and #2 nationally by which based its rankings on a peer assessment survey sent to administrators from all of the AOM schools accredited by ACAOM. The top 10 acupuncture and Oriental medicine schools in the United States: Oregon College of Oriental Medicine- Portland, OR Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine- Santa Monica, CA New England School of Acupuncture- Newton, MA American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine- San Francisco, CA AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine- Austin, TX Bastyr University- Kenmore, WA Five Branches University: Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine- San Jose, CA Maryland University of Integrative Health- Laurel, MD Northwestern Health Sciences University- Bloomington, MN Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Sand Diego- San Diego, CA Click here for the 11-20 rankings.

Acupuncturists Without Borders | Emperor’s College

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal in April 2015 that killed 8,000 people, injured more than 21,000, and left thousands homeless, the Emperor’s College acupuncture clinic raised funds to benefit the relief efforts in Nepal by Acupuncturists Without Borders. Over the weekend of March 5th, 2016, AWB held a training workshop for acupuncturists and presented this photo taken in Nepal to the college. “The commitment of the Acupuncturists Without Borders practitioners to the well-being of the people of Nepal affected by the earthquake was both uplifting and inspirational. It was an honor to be able to support their relief efforts there and we are dedicated to supporting AWB’s efforts around the world however we can in the future.” – Yun Kim, President, Emperor’s College