About Steven Goodman

  • California State Licensed Acupuncturist

  • Diplomat of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology (National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)

  • Graduate of South Baylo University School of Oriental Medicine, where he earned the highest graduate honor, the President's Award.

  • Completed his internship at Dong Zhi Men Hospital in Bei Jing, China.

  • Taught Acupuncture at South Baylo University, the University of California at Irvine, and California State University Long Beach. 

  • Taught Acupuncture at the Children's Hospital of Orange County in Santa Ana

  • Teaches Tai Chi and Qi Gong at The Yoga Place in Mission Viejo.

Steven's Cirriculum Vitae


Steven M. Goodman is happily married with two awesome boys and a ball-crazy dog. Steven enjoys spending time with his family the most. His hobbies much like his dog include most things to do with chasing a ball. He especially enjoys soccer, football, table tennis, and golf. He also enjoys playing guitar, skiing, and attempting to play the piano. Teaching is another passion for Steven, whether it is about stress management, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, or golf. Steven just likes to be around others whenever it involves helping, teaching, competing, or playing.

A Word from Steven

My goal as an Oriental Medicine practitioner is to return to a time not long ago where the practitioner and the patient have a relationship, similar to the relationship of the family practitioner fifty years ago. There was a trust formed that the medical practitioner will do their best within his abilities and scope of practice.

Medicine in the last fifty years has changed quite considerably in the United States and around the world. The advancement in modern Western Medicine's ability to diagnose and treat illness is very encouraging, and should be acknowledged. Yet, with each advancement there seems to be a distance growing between the physician and the patient. One might put the blame on the physicians, but it is not just the physician's fault. The desire for a quick fix, overnight success, the time allotted for diagnosis, the ever-growing fear of lawsuits, and the thought that physicians are all knowing has also lead to this separation.

The recent explosion of Alternative Medicine has allowed people choices with their health. This is a wonderful thing. Yet, there will be a fine line that Alternative Medicine must watch out for. Medicine is by definition a return to health through intervention of some sort. With the explosion of Alternative Medicine, the same unforgiving expectations may be expected by society that has been demanded of Western Medicine. Those demands may, in time, lead to rushed and impersonal care. We must always learn from the past and correct the future.


Goodman Wellness Center  ~  22691 Lambert Street Suite 512  ~  Lake Forest, Ca 92630