Ellen Goldsmith, Building Resilience & Vitality With Chinese Medicine

Contact Ellen Goldsmith to work with her individually, learn more about her teaching schedule, or inquire about her availability for your next speaking engagement.


Who Is Ellen Goldsmith?

Ellen Goldsmith is a nationally board-certified, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, educator, author, and speaker. Through her multifaceted approach, Ellen has been helping individuals connect with themselves and cultivate healing on all levels for over 30 years.


From working with AIDS patients in the 1980s to trauma survivors, performing artists, high-functioning professionals, elders, and young people, Ellen is deeply equipped to guide people through challenging issues.

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 is known for her enduring confidence that each person has the power within themselves to resolve challenges, grow, and heal.

Board Certified, Licensed Acupuncturist

Board Certified Chinese Herbalist

Author - Educator

Speaker - Lecturer

Chinese Medicine Nutritional Consultant



Ellen’s passion extends beyond her clinical practice to sharing the profound wisdom of Chinese medicine through various teaching engagements. Currently a faculty member at the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, she broadens their understanding of the Energetics of Food to integrative medical fellows.

Ellen is also a faculty member at the National University of Natural Medicine’s College of Classical Chinese Medicine and Helfgott School of Graduate Studies in their Masters of Science in Nutrition program, where she educates graduate students in Chinese Dietetics and its practical applications in Western society.

Through her teaching endeavors, Ellen strives to make the principles of Chinese medicine accessible to all, empowering practitioners and the wider community to improve health and health outcomes.


Ellen Goldsmith’s enthusiasm for the healing power of food as one of the most potent daily medicines led her to write Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: +175 Recipes for Optimal Health, which Well + Good acclaimed as one of the top books of 2018.

In this insightful work, Ellen shares her deep understanding of Chinese medicine and its application to nutrition. Through practical recipes and expert guidance, she empowers readers to harness the transformative power of food to achieve improved health and vitality.

“... a thoughtful book by an American practitioner of Chinese medicine translates Asian dietary theory into a system that uses common ingredients and produces food that is easy to cook in an American kitchen. As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, I can honestly say that this is the book I’ve been waiting for! “ Jill Blakeway, DACM NYC

Click here to learn more about Ellen’s book.


As a former dancer and performer, she knows the power of communication, thus creating the podcast Health Currents Radio, to motivate, educate and inspire people to improve their health.

As the former host of Healthwatch on Pacifica Radio, Ellen engaged audiences with weekly interviews featuring respected experts in the health field. She frequently appears on various media platforms, speaks at conferences and teaches at schools, sharing insights on utilizing food as medicine from a Chinese herbalist perspective.

Ellen has consulted for various natural food companies such as Yogi Tea, integrating Chinese medicine principles into product development.

Her commitment to advancing Asian and natural medicine is evident through her decades of service on boards and committees, including the Oregon Medical Board’s Acupuncture Advisory Committee and the National University of Natural Medicine's Board of Directors, where she served as chair.

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