Amanda is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and holds a license to practice Acupuncture in Vermont. She received her Masters degree from The Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, FL, one of only three schools in the country teaching this unique tradition of Five Element Acupuncture. Additionally, Amanda is a certified Medical Qi Gong practitioner having studied with Paul Frasier, L.Ac., student of Tom Tam and Master Ou Wen Wei. She lives in Jericho, Vermont with her husband, their son, two cats and way too many chickens.
“In 1997, my high school social studies teacher required that we shadow someone who held a profession that was interesting to us. I had no idea what I wanted to be, but decided to shadow an acupuncturist for a day. I remember very little about that day, in truth, but I do reflect back on the irony or perhaps synchronicity of that choice. In my early 20’s I developed some complicated health issues. I tried many avenues to unearth what was wrong. After months with little improvement, I ended up in another acupuncture office, this time not as an observer but as a patient.
The experience was truly life altering. I left the first appointment with a renewed sense of hope. What I noticed as I reentered the world that day was that I felt more like the best version of myself. With continued acupuncture and also the nutrition and lifestyle counseling that Five Element Acupuncture provides, I was able to resume my healthy pain free life. Knowing the impact of this type of treatment so personally inspired me to become an acupuncturist. Now I love helping others feel like the best versions of themselves!”
Amanda Goossen, L.Ac. M.Ac.