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