Alexis Goldstein, L.Ac., C.SMA

Licensed Acupuncturist.

Anatomy Acupuncture, LLC

4804 N. Albina Ave, #1, Portland, Oregon, 97217, United States

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Academic Backround

  • BA Neuroscience, Bowdoin College 2003
  • MS Traditional Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine 2008
  • Board certified (NCCAOM) Diplomate in Oriental Medicine 2008
  • L.Ac. (Oregon Medical Board) 2008
  • Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certified 2013
  • Teaching assistant for AcuSport Seminar Series

Specialties & Certifications

  • Sports Medicine Acupuncture® Certified (C.SMA)
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified (SFMA)
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • Kinesio-taping

Athletic & Training Background

I have been involved in athletics my entire life: from dance and swimming to baseball and martial arts as a child; and later competitive rowing and rugby throughout high school and college. As someone who has spent a lot of time on team and individual sports I have had my fair share of injury, surgery and rehabilitation. I understand how important movement is to physical and mental well-being, especially after injury, and I am passionate about helping athletes return to play. 

Having found CrossFit several years after a back surgery (and finally disregarding the physicians who told me to never lift over 50 pounds) I have rediscovered her love affair with lifting. After 3 years of CrossFit I made the switch to powerlifting and have never felt better while lifting heavy things! I competed in a couple meets for the first time in 2016 including the APA-WPA world championships and am looking forward to some big meets in the future.

Current Role Working with Athletes

I love helping athletes achieve their potential – whether as a part of injury rehabilitation, performance enhancement or as on-going recovery modality. Elite athletes the world over use sports medicine acupuncture to help them recover from injuries, reduce stress and optimize performance. I know being an athlete at the top of your game requires a team effort, and I'd love to be a part of yours. I have experience with a wide range of athletes from recreational to professional and Olympic - and I am honored to work with many local Portland athletes, teams and organizations; currently including the Portland Trail Blazers and Bowerman Track Club athletes. 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.

Professional Philosophy

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.

"Every person, no matter how unfit he or she is, can rise a little higher, go a little faster, and grow to be a little stronger. The joy of surpassing the limits of the body is open to all. " - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

***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.