The Queer Spirit Podcast

Episode 9:
Acupuncture for Mind, Body & Spirit
with Lis Goldschmidt


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Lis Goldschmidt is an acupuncturist and herbalist who has been practicing in San Francisco for ten years. She works with people with a wide variety of conditions and has advanced training in the treatment of Lyme Disease, hormone balancing, pre + post natal care and mental/spiritual issues. Lis approaches Chinese Medicine with the sensibility of an artist and activist.


Episode Highlights

  • Lis tells us how she first got interested in acupuncture by being gifted a few treatments from a friend, and she noticed all the ways it benefited her.
  • She gives us a brief overview of what acupuncture is and how it works – it comes from an ancient practice of Chinese medicine working with energies in the body.
  • Lis shares how she approaches Chinese medicine from the perspective as an artist and activist, as well as the connection with the subtle energy bodies.
  • How she used to work with more members of the queer community, and still sees her practice as queer despite the demographic change in San Francisco.
  • The ways that she uses acupuncture to treat queer people, particularly folks in gender transition.
  • Lis shares what she notices about the differences in energy patterns of queers and outsiders.
  • How Chinese medicine works on an emotional and psychological level.
  • We discuss the importance of self care in a world that asks us to work more and more.
  • Lis comes out about honing her abilities for energy work in combination with acupuncture by touching clients feet.


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