Eight Red Garnets - Wellness Center
Practitioner Profile and Credentials




Kathleen Golden, M.S., L.Ac. is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and Nationally Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.

 Kathleen Golden
is a graduate of the Tri-State College of Acupuncture(Diploma 1993, Masters of Science 1999) and holds Advanced Study Certificates in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Medical Aromatherapy, and Chinese Dietary Medicine. The continuation of her education at the Chinatown Wellness and Education Center derives from the guidance of two Chinese Medicine Daoist Lineages, Yu Qing and Longmen as disseminated by Mr.Jeffry Yuen, 88th generation educator.

     Kathleen Golden:
  • holds a B.A. from Columbia University.    
  • has maintained for 26 years, and continues to develop, a full-time Chinese medicine private practice in New York City in Manhattan's Upper West Side.
  • participated as an educator of Chinese medicine at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture from 1994 - 2004 as a core faculty member and senior clinical supervisor, and was a member of the administrative team for 2 years. 
  • From 2017 to December, 2018, when the college closed,  Ms. Golden served as Senior Supervisor in the third year student clinic, was a member of the TCM didactic and practicum team and was a Reader for the senior year Capstone final project.

  • worked for over a decade in a Chinese medicine clinical position at the Village Center for Care: AIDS Day Treatment program and in 2007 she was presented with an award of distinction for her services to the population of people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • provided oversight and clinical guidance for the acupuncture program at the former Cornell University Midtown Center: Addiction Abuse Clinic.
  • completed post-grad education in the treatment of women's health, gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory disorders, immune deficiencies, endocrine disorders, pain management, trauma, psycho-social disorders, and sleep disorders.
  • has provided leadership in the profession of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine on both the national and state level. Her decade long participation on the Board of Directors for the Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY) included five years as President and she served as a member of the executive committee for the New York State Acupuncture Coalition (NYSAC).
  • In 2000 received the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AAAOM) "Acupuncturist of the Year" award for "The Quality and Integrity of Her Commitment to the Field of Oriental Medicine".
  • has been a pioneer of organizing outreach clinics for practitioners and students of Acupuncture. Included in these endeavors was the development of a post-grad internship serving survivors of sexual assault at a New York City hospital and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Professional Acupuncture Response Team (PART.) PART formed after the 9/11 attacks in New York City to create a clinic setting to serve rescue teams and their dogs near Ground Zero.
  • has written numerous articles for Acupuncture and Chinese medicine publications and participated as a chapter writer for the 2008 book: Sand to Sky: Conversations with Teachers of Asian Medicine.
  • continues to offer public and professional talks on the use and practice of Chinese medicine in modern times.

Kathleen is grateful to have humbly served her many patients and students and looks forward to continuing to share the precious gift of Chinese medicine.