- The act of dividing anything for the purpose of examining its parts.
- The study of the structure of living beings.
- The human body.
The acupuncturist’s job is one of examination and analysis; it requires discerning a pattern in the chaos of seemingly unrelated symptoms. The understanding of structure is vital to the understanding of function. By restoring integrity to the physical and energetic structure the acupuncturist can facilitate healing. The human body is inseparable from the human mind and spirit – we are one whole. The acupuncturist treats each human body as an individual possessing an integrated body, mind and spirit.
Alexis Goldstein, L.Ac.
C.SMA, MS, Dipl. OM
Sports Medicine Acupuncture® Specialist.
Acupuncture Consultant for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Member of Clinical Athlete.
Selective Functional Movement Assessment™ (SFMA) Certified.
FMT Basic + FMT Performance certified.
Member of the Dance Wire Provider Network.
Member of the Oregon Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association.
Hi, I’m Alexis. I’m a sports medicine acupuncturist, an anatomy geek, a powerlifter, an avid reader, a movement enthusiast and am endlessly fascinated by the capability and resilience of the human mind and body.
From an undergraduate degree in neuroscience where I spent my time in a basement room running brain damaged rats through mazes to test their memory in Maine; to studying acupuncture and Chinese medicine in San Diego and having the opportunity to intern with world renowned sports medicine acupuncturist Matt Callison; to moving to Portland and starting Anatomy Acupuncture – I have an unrelenting interest in how we as humans function. I am curious about our bodies and brains – why we have pain and how we can feel and move better. I am grateful on a daily basis for a skill set and profession I am wildly passionate about and to all the patients who give me the privilege of being part of their healthcare team.
As a lifelong athlete and one who has been frequently injured – I understand what it means to get side-lined by pain and/or injury. I know that “just stop doing that” isn’t an acceptable treatment plan. I know that your sport is more than just physical activity; it is your social life, your sanity, and your joy. I know that injuries aren’t just physical and that the mental aspect of healing can sometimes be the hardest part. I know that you are more than your injury and your sport.
Whether you play sport for fun or compete for your livelihood or just want get out of bed in the morning without pain – I want to help you heal faster and move better. Acupuncture is useful for a wide variety of conditions and as a core philosophy takes a holistic view of health and you as individual – everything is connected! However, my particular area of expertise and interest is in treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, injuries, pre and post-surgical rehab, and athletic performance.
When I am not treating patients at my North Portland clinic or at the Trail Blazers practice facility, you can probably find me at the gym training for my next powerlifting meet or out exploring the trails and taking photographs of our beautiful Pacific North West scenery.
Our mission at anatomy acupuncture is to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness. At anatomy acupuncture we strive to provide you with the best possible care within our scope of practice.
You the patient are the most important part of the practice. With that in mind we will do all we can to better your quality of life using acupuncture, herbal medicine, tui na and other therapies. We promise that if your condition is beyond our care we will refer you to someone who can help. We believe in integrated, cooperative and complementary health care.
We at anatomy acupuncture believe that good health requires your involvement. Treatment is not about what we can do for you, but how we can help you help yourself. Your course of treatment will include education and recommendations for what you can do between your treatments in order to improve your quality of life and reduce the number of treatments you need. Our ultimate goal is to keep you healthy rather than to treat illness – but we need your help to get you there.