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Ellen Goldsmith is a nationally board certified, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. Her integrative body centered and intuitive approach is grounded in decades of study and experience which are key to collaborating and working with people to help them reach their goals. Ellen’s expertise and dedication to the advancement of Asian and natural medicine extends to her years of service on the Oregon Medical Board’s Acupuncture Advisory Committee and the National University of Natural Medicine’s board of directors where she served as its chair.
She is known for her enduring confidence that each person has the power within to resolve challenges, grow and heal. From working with AIDS patients in the 80s, to trauma survivors, to performing artists, to high functioning professionals, elders and young people, Ellen is deeply equipped to guide people through challenging issues.
Her popular book, Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: +175 Recipes for Optimal Health, was touted by WELL + GOOD as one of the top cookbooks by an American practitioner of Chinese medicine, recommended for anyone looking for a framework to improving the quality of their diet, or experimenting with different ways of eating to see how it makes you feel. She speaks frequently on the value of understanding food as medicine from a Chinese medicine point of view at conferences and schools. Currently, she maintains a consulting and Chinese medicine practice out of Portland, Oregon.