Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine

Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
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PresidentYun Kim
ColorsTeal and gold   

Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine is a graduate school of traditional Oriental medicine in Santa Monica, California. Founded in 1983, it offers master's and doctoral programs with full accreditation in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.[1]


The college offers two degrees:

The college also offers licensure and certification for acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine is approved by the California Acupuncture Board [3] and graduates of the MTOM program are eligible to sit for the California Acupuncture Licensing Examination. Emperor's MTOM program also meets the licensure requirements of most states that license practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Graduates of the master's program are also eligible to sit for the NCCAOM examination and become certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.


1983 Emperor's College founded.[4]

1989 Receives Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine national accreditation.

1997 Partners with a hospital to allow interns to treat acute care patients at Daniel Freeman Hospital in Los Angeles.

1999 Partners with UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health Center.[5]

2000 Emperor's College clinicians participate in acupuncture research trials with Cedars Sinai Hospital post-cardiac surgical patients, and with USC Keck School of Medicine in stroke research.

2004 Establishes Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.[6]

2006 Doctoral Program is awarded a research grant to study effects of acupuncture on quality of care and cost of hospitalization with Good Samaritan Hospital Acute Rehabilitation Unit.[7]

2009 Doctoral Program granted accreditation candidacy by ACAOM.

2011 Partners with The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center.[8]

2011 Stroke Rehabilitation and Dementia Care Clinic launches at Emperor's College Acupuncture Clinic [9]

2014 Partners with BeingAlive!LA, and launches acupuncture clinic for HIV+ individuals at their West Hollywood Offices.

2015 Served as a health and wellness provider for the Special Olympic World Games in Los Angeles.[10]

2015 Treated homeless vets at the 2015 Los Angeles Veteran and Families Stand Down, the largest event of its kind in the United States.[11]


  1. ^ "Acupuncture School, Los Angeles | College of Oriental Medicine". emperors.edu. Retrieved 2014-04-24.
  2. ^ "ACAOM - Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Professionals . . . Print ver". Archived from the original on 2010-07-07. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
  3. ^ "Approved Schools List - Acupuncture Board". acupuncture.ca.gov. Retrieved 2014-04-24.
  4. ^ "Emperors College Chinese Emperors College founded largest oldest Oriental Chinese Medicine Resource Directory". chinesemedicinedir.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2014-04-24.
  5. ^ "Emperor's College Offers Acupuncture at UCLA Student Center". acupuncturetoday.com. February 2000. Retrieved 2014-04-24.
  6. ^ "First DAOM Class Graduates From Emperor's College". acupuncturetoday.org. Retrieved 2014-04-24.
  7. ^ "The Integrator Blog - Good Samaritan Hospital & Emperors Look at Cost Benefits of Inpatient Acupuncture". theintegratorblog.com. Retrieved 2014-04-24.
  8. ^ "Emperor's College Forms Partnership with the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center". prweb.com. Retrieved 2014-04-24.
  9. ^ "Stroke Care Clinic - Emperor's College". emperors.edu. Retrieved 2014-04-24.
  10. ^ "Oriental Medicine on the World Stage". acupuncturetoday.com. October 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-24.
  11. ^ "Of Service to Those That Served". acupuncturetoday.com. March 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-24.

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