My goal is to provide excellent, compassionate natural health care and pain management to the communities of northwest Washington state through continual learning and a commitment to meaningful collaboration with patients' willing allied health providers.
Ash Goddard, Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine (DACM), Licensed Acupuncturist, was trained in Santa Fe, NM, at Southwest Acupuncture College where she obtained her master's degree in the year 2000. She received her doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 2018 from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and is nationally certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM).
Ash teaches Acupuncture Orthopedics at Middle Way Acupuncture Institute and previously assistant taught in Whitfield Reaves' Acupuncture Sports Medicine Program—a proven course for acupuncturists who want to excel in treating sports and orthopedic injuries.
Ash comes from a family of health care providers and is committed not only to the practice of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) but also its future representation and inclusion in the greater medical systems in Washington and beyond. As past president and current consultant of the Washington State East Asian Medicine Association (WEAMA) from 2016-2017, she has worked extensively on legislative matters and membership affairs.
In her free time, Ash will be found camping and backpacking in the summer, snowboarding in the winter, and mountain biking and trail running all year round. She is very grateful to live in the best small city in the world!
She has furthered her studies in many areas including the following:
Continuing education coursework includes:
All this of may sound like a lot but Ash believes there is always more to learn and ways to be better. Chinese medicine is a vast subject and there is much to learn and understand.
Top image: Sunrise over the Salish Sea from Guemes, WA