Do you want to feel better, have more energy and improved health? Do you want to feel your best? Are you interested in working with someone with expertise in navigating a path to health and vitality?
Are you part of an organization, university or health professional program seeking someone who can translate how principles of Chinese medicine can be applied in a health and clinical setting?
Ellen Goldsmith, licensed acupuncturist offers a variety of paths utilizing the wisdom of Chinese medicine and body centered therapies: in person, virtually and in her teaching and speaking.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine supports your body’s innate capacity to heal
Dating back more that 3,000 years, Chinese medicine is the oldest and most continuously practiced complete medical systems in the world. Ancient Chinese Daoists, sages and physicians worked with the only resource they had to help people stay healthy: foods, plants and herbs, as well as the power of the human body. They developed physical techniques and exercises to build and maintain vigor and vitality.
Chinese medicine is patient centered: every person is unique, every pattern of ill health is individual and thus so is one’s treatment. The umbrella of Chinese medicine includes: acupuncture, herbal medicine, food as medicine, bodywork and mind-body practices.
The services I provide are to support your capacity to heal, regain internal balance and feel whole. Decades of experience in acupuncture, herbal medicine, food as medicine and teaching inform my services.
Acupuncture, the physical therapy branch of Chinese medicine, has been utilized for thousands of years in Asia as a therapy to improve health. It has seen rapid acceptance in the West. It is most widely known for its positive impact on the reduction of many types of pain issues.
Your first acupuncture treatment is just the beginning of your path towards transforming your health, reducing stress, increasing energy, and building an internal sense of balance and well-being.
Supports relaxation and recovery
to minimize physical stress and tension, TMJ, promote restful sleep, recovery from surgery
Decreases the negative impacts of stress
balances the nervous system, reducing high levels of adrenaline while releasing endorphins
Reduces pain and inflammation
includes conditions such as: headaches and migraines, motor vehicle accident recovery, sports injuries, arthritis and joint pain, menstrual cramps
Promotes circulation and energy flow
invigorating flow along meridians improving energy and general sense of ease
Relieves somatic effects of trauma
tones down flight or fight mechanism that is common in people who have experienced trauma while promoting rest and recovery
Nurtures healing and a feeling of balance
restores and rebalances the nervous system
Stimulates stronger immune system
reduces stress and inflammation which diminishes the immune system response
Eases feelings of anxiety and depression
acupuncture has been shown to increase the amount of endorphins ( the feel good hormone) released and circulated throughout the body
Provides vital support for anyone dealing with chronic health problems
it takes energy to heal and acupuncture helps improve innate energy Acupuncture improves innate energy and promotes healing
Chinese Herbal Medicine:
For thousands of years herbal medicine has been utilized to help people heal. Herbal prescriptions are a stronger nourishment than food and are used to support acupuncture treatment. Chinese herbal medicine is not a one size fits all. By evaluating your condition herbs are recommended to treat you. Herbs are often used to treat conditions from colds and flu, to headaches, digestive and energy issues, insomnia and women’s health issues to promote healing and support innate vitality.
Food as Medicine Consultations:
“Medicine and food share the same origin.” - common expression in Chinese medical theory
Changing our food can be challenging but if simply by changing what and how we eat our health improves, wouldn’t you want to sign up for that?
I start with you! Who you are, what your cultural food traditions are and your lifestyle. Are you a parent working and providing meals for your family? Are you a student? Do you have a certain diet you have been following that is not working for you?
I start at the beginning and help you gain mastery over how you eat to maximize your energy, pleasure and health.
In order to thrive you need to feel our best physically, mentally and emotionally. We are what we eat and we are what we digest.
Chinese nutrition therapy consults are available virtually or in person.
Virtual Health Consults:
We can work together from the comfort of your home to improve your health by:
Setting or re-setting your health goals
Employing food as medicine: Nutritional and food recommendations to improve your health
Wellness Consults: Guiding you in exercises of self-care and stress management that can include: gentle exercises, breathing exercises, Qi Gong, simple meditations and self massage
Collaborating together with you and/or your primary care provider to create a doable program to build your health
In your first visit we review your current health and medical history, I listen to what your health goals and priorities are. Together we create a plan that is doable and fits into your life. I connect you to needed resources.
After your first visit you will come away with:
Doable recommendations to improve how you feel
If needed, food, supplement and herbal recommendations
A plan for follow up
Teaching and Speaking:
Ellen Goldsmith has been teaching and speaking for decades on the power of Chinese medicine to transform and heal. She offers dynamic presentations and is available to teach or speak at your school, university, college, organization and conference.
Some of the topics she can offer are seen below:
East meets West in the Kitchen: The nourishing treasures of Chinese medicine
Infuse your food with energy: the Chinese medicinal approach to food
Food as medicine
Integrating Chinese dietary therapy into a Western Nutrition Practice
Seasonal Eating for Optimal Health
Building a healthy immune system
Recovering from Illness: what and how to eat
Courses include didactic and hands on:
Cooking with medicinal herbs
Cooking with herbs and spices to improve health
Chinese dietetics and nutrition