About Julie


Julie M. Goss, L.Ac. (licensed acupuncturist)

“Your good health and quality of life are of utmost importance to me. I have dedicated my life’s work to improving and sustaining the well-being of my patients. It is my heartfelt wish that I may be able to help you achieve your health goals.” 

                                —Julie M. Goss, L.Ac.

Julie is nationally board certified in Acupuncture by NCCAOM and is licensed by the Oregon Medical Board to practice in the state of Oregon. She graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Julie also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Julie is a member of OAAOM (Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) and the AAAOM (American Acupuncture Association of Oriental Medicine).

Certified in AED, CPR and First Aid by the American Red Cross, Julie also learned National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocols to help reduce the side effects of drug and alcohol detoxification from addiction(s). She interned at Oregon State Health University (OHSU) Marquam HIll campus under neurological pain specialist, Zhaoxue Lu, L.Ac., Ph.D. D.Med., and at Richmond Family Medicine under Roger Bachelor, DAOM,LAc.  She also interned at Portland’s Quest Center for Integrative Health under David Eisen, LAc. treating individuals in drug and alcohol addiction therapy as well as trauma recovery. Julie's specialties include endocrine health, disease prevention, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and women’s health.

Combining intuition and compassion, Julie’s gentle needling technique facilitates the movement of qi (pronounced “chee”)–known as vital energy–in her patients. Her intention is to help restore balance by careful cultivation of body, spirit and mind. She employs a blend of effective, natural therapies to address physical and/or emotional health issues. Her honest approach invites a safe, collaborative atmosphere with her patients, focused on immediate as well as long-lasting preventative medical care.

Julie volunteers for the Portland Veteran’s Acupuncture Project.

A significant focus of my acupuncture practice has been treating military personnel. In addition to my PVAP efforts, I’ve been treating PTSD, anxiety/depression, pain management, and chemical dependency on active duty soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq (Freedom Care Military Program; Cedar Hills Hospital, Beaverton, OR).  And I’ve personally observed significant improvements in their physical conditions and general well-being resulting from these acupuncture treatments.  As such, I’m convinced that acupuncture can play a vital role in combination with other treatment paradigms in caring for our soldiers and veterans.

Originally from New England, Julie worked at Duke University Medical Center (Cardiac Transplant Dept.; Center for Human Genetics Dept.) while fulfilling pre-med prerequisites in preparation for oriental medicine graduate school in Portland, OR. 

Julie loves nature, learning Mandarin Chinese and is a devotee of live music.

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