About John Golden
John Golden, MTCM, L.Ac.
- California Board Certified Acupuncturist
- Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Special Certification in Five Element Acupuncture
John appreciated growing up with small-town values in Lakeport, on the beautiful shores of Clear Lake in California’s wine country. An avid musician since childhood, John went on to study Psychology at UC Davis before embarking on a year of world travel with Up With People, an international leadership, education, and performance program. Upon returning from his travels John worked in the acute care hospital setting, where he acquired a unique overview of the whole continuum of Western healthcare.
Training in the martial arts led to a deeper interest in Chinese philosophy and medical theory, which led in turn to a four-year Masters program in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Five Branches University. At Five Branches he received special certification in Five Element Acupuncture, and was fortunate to study under noted Five Element acupuncturists Gary Dolowich, MD, Mary Huse, RN, and Galen Fisher. John has also done clinical training at Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in Hangzhou, China.
John enjoys living and working in Sacramento, and is honored to be able to share Chinese Medicine with his community.
John's Approach to Healthcare:
I approach wellness from the perspective of treating the person rather than treating an "illness." This starts with listening... listening very carefully to your health concerns and getting the big picture of your state of health. "Illness" and "wellness" arise from a complex dance of interactions between body, mind, and spirit; by taking into account all aspects of your history, lifestyle, and environment, we can create an integrative path to wellness that not only moves you toward the state of health you desire, but moves you ultimately toward a more fulfilling and centered way of living.
Acupuncture, herbs, supplements, and lifestyle modifications are some of the tools I use; when it's appropriate to refer to Western medical professionals, I'll do that as well. I'm here to help you work toward your complete vision of wellness!