Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac., Dip. C.H.

Minimize stress and pain with acupuncture

Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac., Acupucture, Acupuncturist, health, healing“My mission is to educate and motivate those who choose to revitalize and transform their lives through health.”


Ellen Goldsmith, licensed acupuncturist and co-founder of Pearl Natural Health, is a recognized educator, health advocate, and practitioner in the field of Chinese medicine, holistic and integrative health care.

She developed a distinct method for cultivating body/mind health for emerging performing artists at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in her program, Body Coaching for Performing Artists. Her work includes the training of hundreds of health professionals internationally in the field of Asian Bodywork, self-transformation, and End of Life Care as co-facilitator in The Passage, a 5 day retreat for people experiencing difficult transitions or for those who want to work with the dying.

Ellen has taught Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programs at Pearl Natural Health and is adjunct faculty at the National University of Natural Medicine in the nutrition department and College of Classical Chinese Medicine, teaching Chinese Dietetics and its application in western society.

For over 25 years Ellen has shared her passion for transformation through health, practicing Asian medicine and acupuncture, dietary therapy, Chinese herbs, body-mind health, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programs supporting thousands of people on their path to reduced pain, stress, and regained vitality.

She is the author of Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: +175 Recipes for Optimal Health.

She regularly presents on the value of understanding food as medicine from a Chinese medicine point of view at conferences and schools.

Ellen is the co-host of Healthwatch a regular program on Pacifica radio and is the creator of Health Currents Radio, a podcast created to inspire, motivate, and connect people to resources that empower them through health.

Ellen’s commitment to increasing the public’s access to naturopathic and Chinese medicine is highlighted by her 8-year tenure on the Acupuncture Advisory Committee of the Oregon Medical Board and  her 12 years of service on the National University of Natural Medicine’s board of directors, functioning on the Executive Committee, as chair of the board for 2-years.

Ellen is a graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine’s College of Classical Chinese Medicine program, with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine, is licensed as an acupuncturist, massage therapist, and certified in Chinese herbal therapy.


  “I truly feel Ellen provides excellent care! I suffered from years of GI pain, and have seen significant improvements. I have a challenging, yet rewarding, job and seeing Ellen for self-care has kept my health in top shape. She is thoughtful, patient, and thorough. A visit leaves me rejuvenated and relaxed.*” – W.B.

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“Ellen’s show is a lovely testament to how a natural expert and teacher can bring to life an educational, inspirational and life changing show.  This shows are wonderful to listen to again and again.  I learn something new every time.”
– Laura Mansfield, Co-Founder PAGATIM and Taproot Catalyst

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