In the Fall of 2014 Emperor’s College officially created the Office of Veterans Relations (OVR) within the school’s new Office of Public Affairs. Working across the college, OVR engages with and serves vets in the school’s clinic, the MTOM and DAOM programs, and the community as a whole. In the short period of time that OVR has been active, enormous steps forward have been made…and they are just the beginning. The activities of the Office are jointly administered by the school’s Veterans Liaison, Nicole Wetherington, clinic manager Lisa Ahlstrom, and Veterans Community Liaison Nathan Pughe. Wetherington is a former Army Sergeant that worked in intelligence and Pughe, an Emperor’s alum and current clinic technical supervisor, is a former Army Sergeant. Since opening the OVR, the college’s clinic has created a veteran’s program that provides 6 free treatments to all vets and active duty personnel, and thereafter provides treatments at a deeply discounted rate. The clinic has also opened the ear clinic up to treat vets free of charge. “We have provided well over a hundred treatments to veterans in the clinic in the last year and are working to substantially grow that number in 2016,” says Lisa Ahlstom. The school’s administration, students and alumni have also joined forces to treat well over 1,000 veteran’s at numerous vet events throughout the greater Los Angeles area, including LA’s 4th annual Women Veterans Summit, the city’s 6th Annual Veterans & Family Resource Expo, and most notably the 2014 Los Angeles Veteran and Families Stand Down which served over 1,800 homeless and at-risk veterans, the largest event of its kind ever in the United States. This November, the school will organize all the AOM activities at the West Los Angeles VA’s Stand Down, the first event of its kind on the grounds of the West Los Angeles VA, and in December will do the same at the 2015 Los Angeles Veteran and Families Stand Down. The 2015 Stand Down is expected to serve over 2,500 homeless and at-risk vets over its three days and Emperor’s
Acupuncture Today, a leading provider of acupuncture and oriental medicine news, info. and research information in the world, features Emperor’s College in its October 2015 issue. Read the article here: http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=33085
World, meet 25 future leaders in the field! Emperor’s College is pleased and excited to welcome 25 new Master’s students onto Team Emperor’s. A formidable group of exemplary students and comprised of MD’s, Naturopaths, nurses, nutritionists, a bad-ass helicopter paramedic, massage therapists and a couple of black belts, this is an incoming class to be reckoned with!
Emperor’s College is excited to announce the launch of its new concentration in East/West Nutrition and that the first course in the series, “Principles of East-West Nutrition,” will be open to the public.
Emperor’s College organizes complementary medicine service for Special Olympics World Games athletes
Over the course of six days, 93 volunteers organized by Emperor’s College treated over 2,200 athletes at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. It was the first time that Oriental medicine had been made available to the athletes of any Special Olympics World Games. By all accounts, it was an enormous success, providing highly sought after treatments to the athletes and providing a transformative opportunity for the students and alumni of Emperor’s College to treat people from across the globe in what was the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world in 2015.
Emperor’s College and its alum were honored to be invited to treat the vets at the 6th Annual Veterans & Family Resource Expo last week! The event featured over three dozen service providers. Emperor’s College and its alumni were the only acupuncturists treating vets at the event. Emperor’s College is committed to serving the veterans community of Los Angeles and is the leading acupuncture and Oriental medicine service provider to vets in California. For more information about the college’s veterans clinic, educational and community initiatives, please contact Emperor’s College Office of Veterans Relations at 310.453.8300 ext.115.