Ellen Goldsmith

Ellen Goldsmith, MSOM, L.Ac., Dip. C.H., is Co-founder of Pearl Natural Health, a naturopathic, acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic in Portland, Oregon. She is a graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine’s College of Classical Chinese Medicine, with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine.

Ellen is a licensed acupuncturist, and certified in Chinese herbalism. She has taught Chinese Dietetics and its application in practice for NUNM’s Classical Chinese medicine program for the past 14 years and is currently adjunct faculty for the Masters of Science of Nutrition program and the Undergraduate College.

Ellen is passionate about creating courses, programs and presentations that cultivate body/mind health and engage people through food as medicine, mindfulness and self-transformation. Her international teaching has trained hundreds of health practitioners in the field of Asian bodywork, self-transformation, and End of Life Care. As adjunct faculty at NYU’s - Tisch School of the Arts in the drama department she developed Optimizing Performance for undergraduate drama students to improve body awareness, focus, energy and presence.

Ellen created and hosted the podcast Health Currents Radio and is currently a monthly host on Pacifica radio station’s Healthwatch (KBOO.)

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

Books by Ellen Goldsmith