Frances Goodwin

“Approach each patient with respect, integrity, and an open mind”

  • Pioneer in the field, Frances Goodwin led one of the first initiatives for integration of acupuncture into a hospital setting in New York State and developed the inaugural standard of care in New York University Medical Center’s Hospital for Joint Diseases/Women with Disabilities
  • In private practice since 1987 with an expertise in Pediatrics
  • Developed the Veterans Acupuncture Project, an open-source database with over 120 participating clinics to connect veterans to affordable care in their communities

Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Practice

1995-Present Private Practice in Mahopac, NY
1991-Present Private Practice in New York, NY
2001-2014 New York University, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Initiative for Women with Disabilities


1993-1996 Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York
1995-1996 Herbal Internship, New York, NY
Ai Deng, L.Ac. and Chunyen Teng, L.Ac.
1987-1991 New England School of Acupuncture, Boston, MA
Diploma of Acupuncture
1985-1986 Swedish Institute of Massage, New York, NY
Diploma in Massage Therapy
1981-1984 Alexander Technique Training, New York and London
1981-1982 Wise Woman Herbal Training, New York, NY
Susan Weed
1977-1980 Artist-In-Residence, New York, NY
Dance and Photography
1969-1973 Virginia Commonwealth University, Bachelor of Science
Major: Archeology and Anthropology

Licenses and Certifications

1993 New York: Acupuncture, #000247-1
1986 New York: Massage, #0003891-1
1991 Massachusetts: Acupuncture, #319
1991 National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Teaching and Invited Lectures

2016 Evolve Health + Wellness, New York
Introduction to Pediatrics in Chinese Medicine
2015 Annie Appleseed Project, New York
Acupuncture and Cancer
2014 Two Tiger Acupuncture, New York
Pediatrics and Chinese Medicine
2009 New York University Medical Center, New York
Benefits of Integrative Medicine
2007 Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine, Seattle, WA
Pediatrics and Chinese Medicine
1986-1990 Swedish Institute of Massage, New York
Co-Created the first manual of study for Shiatsu Program

Professional Activities

2013-Present The Veterans Project:
Resource connecting US Veterans, their families and active US Military to free/affordable acupuncture services in their area
2008-Present Global Alternative Healthcare Project (GAHP)
Senior Clinician and Team Leader
Navajo Nation (Arizona), Wyoming, , Nepal, Bali, Vietnam
2003-Present Annie Appleseed Project, New York, NY
2006 “Delineation of Privileges for Acupuncture” for New York University Medical Center, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Women with Disabilities, New York, NY
Lead Author


2011 Taromina, K, Travaglione, M, Resnick, J, Goodwin, F, Butler, F.
Delivering Chinese Medicine to Populations in the Developing World
Oral Presentation: American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) Conference, Baltimore, MD