In Memory of Dr. Tiande Yang

In Memoriam: Tiande Yang, 1950-2019   Dr. Tiande Yang, a distinguished physician and one of the foremost teachers of Chinese medicine who taught at Emperor’s College, passed on February 13, 2019, from cancer. Dr. Yang was Born in Jiangsu, China, in 1950.  His father, Jiasan Yang, was a renowned acupuncture physician and the head of the department of acupuncture at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  He began his apprenticeship with his father at the age of sixteen and continued his studies with his father at Beijing University.  After graduation, Dr. Yang served as the chief physician in the department of acupuncture and moxibustion at Dongzhimen Hospital in Beijing. He served on the editorial team of a number of text books for advanced acupuncture students, including Clinical Guide of Acupuncture, Encyclopedia of Chinese Medical Therapy, The Science of Acupuncture, the Essence of Contemporary Chinese Clinical Acupuncture, and Pocket Sized Illustration of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Position. In 1990, he was officially entitled and registered as an academic inheritor of the most distinguished acupuncturists and TCM specialists, which is the highest educational rank for TCM in China. From 1994-2017, Dr. Yang taught at Emperor’s College, imparting his wisdom to his students and patients.   He was a role model as a physician and a teacher and will be remembered for his brilliance and humility. There will be a remembrance of his life at Emperor’s College on Sunday, March 31, at 10AM.

EC is Stepping Out!

Emperor’s College alumni, students, faculty, administrators, and friends invite you to participate with us in the American Diabetes Association’s “2016 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.”  Nearly 30 million adults and children in the United States live with diabetes and we’re walking along with hundreds of other Angelenos to end Diabetes! Every 23 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes and every day diabetes claims the lives of 200 Americans.  EVENT DETAILS The walk is on November 5th, 2016 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The walk begins at 8:30am. The course is two miles and winds its way through the park and attractions before they open to the public. If you arrive before 9:00am, parking is free. There is no registration fee. If you raise at least $100 in donations, you get a t-shirt and a ticket to the park to enjoy the attractions and rides for the rest of the day.   THREE WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED Join the Emperor’s College team and walk with us at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Join the team even if you can’t participate in the walk (virtual participant). Share on your social media. We will post regularly on Facebook until the event, so please share. Even if you can’t join us for the walk, you can donate and fundraise. You can donate to Team Emperor’s or, preferably, to any of the individual team members that will be walking. Joining the team even if you can’t do the walk gives you access to the event’s fundraising tools. 100% of donations made to Team Emperor’s or any of the individual team members goes to the American Diabetes Association. You can donate anonymously, in your own name, or in honor of someone else.   Team Emperors: Event FAQ: Any team questions can be answered by the Emperor’s College Team Captain, Amber Johnson:

EC Grads Post High March CALE Pass Rate

89% of Emperor’s College grads that took the California Acupuncture License Exam for the first time last March passed, the highest pass rate of any college in the United States represented by more than two students. A total of 322 people from around the U.S. took the exam for the first time on March 16, 2016, 229 of whom passed, for a 71% pass rate. The next exam will be held August 10, 2016 in Sacramento, CA. Emperor’s College grads posted the second highest pass rate in 2015, second only to the Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences whose grads at the 2016 exam had a pass rate of 71%. “The California Acupuncture Licensing Exam is recognized as the most difficult licensing exam in the country and that our grads had the highest pass rate of any of the colleges that sent more than a couple of graduates to the March exam is a testament to the hard work of the students and the efforts at the college to continually improve and create the best learning experience possible for the students,” notes Jacques MoraMaro, the Emperor’s College Academic Dean. The full list of pass rates by college can be found on the California Acupuncture Board website at

Welcome Spring 2016 New Students

Emperor’s College is pleased to introduce the incoming spring class of 2016. A highly diverse group of exceptional students, the spring ’16 cohort includes a dentist, two people that worked in the fashion industry, a psychologist that worked with autistic kids, and a highly regarded cardiologist, and a third generation acupuncturist, among others. This group so clearly shows how born healers come from all walks of life and we are honored they have chosen to advance their calling at Emperor’s College.

Welcome Winter 2016 New Students!

Emperor’s College is pleased and excited to welcome 26 new students to campus for the Winter 2016 quarter. As has been the case for the last several years, this incoming class of Master’s students is a force to be reckoned with, comprised of Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, several artists, nurses, and massage therapists, just to scratch the surface, all of whom are born healers.

Welcome New Students

The newest members of Team Emperor’s! Emperor’s College is pleased and excited to welcome 39 new students onto Team Emperor’s this fall. A formidable group of exemplary students and comprised of MD’s, Naturopaths, nurses, nutritionists, a bad-ass helicopter paramedic, highly successful licensed practitioners and a couple of black belts, this is a group to be reckoned with! Not only do the new students come from all walks of professional life, they come from all over the country, and in the case of the new DAOM class, several commute in from outside of California to attend; DAOM classes meet just once a month for a long weekend. “Emperor’s College was recently ranked the #2 AOM college in the country by the 59 accredited U.S. AOM schools and the excellence of these incredible incoming students will most certainly help push us to #1 in the coming years,” says Academic Dean, Dr. Jacques MoraMarco. The college trumpets that “the future of acupuncture and Oriental medicine is here,” this group of talented healers certainly proves that bold proclamation true.