a·nat·o·my (noun)

  1. The act of dividing anything for the purpose of examining its parts.
  2. The study of the structure of living beings.
  3. 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.

our practitioner

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.

A licensed acupuncturist with the state of Oregon, Alexis earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. She continued on to graduate magna cum laude from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA with a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Alexis retains a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, including credentials for acupuncture and herbal medicine, from NCCAOM and is a Licensed Acupuncturist under the Oregon Medical Board (OMB). She is also trained in Japanese-style acupuncture and massage therapy. Alexis currently spends her clinical hours  seeing patients in her private practice clinic in North Portland and working as the acupuncture consultant for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Acupuncture is used by nearly one-third of the world as a primary health care system and many more use it as adjunctive therapy. The fundamental principle of acupuncture is to treat the person as a whole and to remedy not only the symptom but the root cause of illness and disease. To best practice this integrative methodology, Alexis believes that acupuncture cannot just be about needles. Her approach combines the best of Traditional Oriental Medicine, bodywork, and biomedical modalities to maximize your therapeutic experience.  Alexis specializes in athletic performance optimization, injury rehabilitation and treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions.

Alexis feels fortunate to have treated a diverse group of people from a variety of organizations, including those serving veterans, geriatric patients, the homeless, and athletes of all levels.  She spent two years as an apprentice to renowned orthopedic acupuncturist Matt Callison, studying and participating in his sports medicine and injury rehabilitation protocols, has completed his ~ 250 hour Sports Medicine Acupuncture ® Certification course and is honored to be assisting him in some of the 2015 -2016 courses. She is fascinated by the body and movement and is excited to round out her practice with functional movement approaches. Alexis has a passion for continued education and is always looking for opportunities to extend the benefits of acupuncture to local sporting, dance, and community organizations. In addition to helping her patients heal faster and move better, Alexis trains and competes in power-lifting and also enjoys photography, yoga, kettle-bells, fermenting and exploring all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer: hiking, camping, kayaking, and good food.

Our Mission

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.