Ellen Goldsmith, MSOM, LAc

Adjunct Faculty

Ellen Goldsmith is a nationally board-certified, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, educator, health and wellness consultant, and author of the book, Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: +175 Recipes for Optimal Health. In 2001 she co-founded Pearl Natural Health, an integrative naturopathic and Chinese medicine clinic, and she maintains a practice in Portland, Oregon.

She is on the faculty at the National University of Natural Medicine’s College of Classical Chinese Medicine, where she teaches graduate students in the study of Chinese Dietetics and its clinical application. She is also on faculty with the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine teaching integrative medical fellows on the Energetics of Food.

She created the podcast Health Currents Radio to motivate, educate and inspire people to improve their health. She later hosted Healthwatch on Pacifica Radio, a popular weekly show.

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 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.




  • Chinese Dietetics
  • Cooking with Medicinal Herbs