Dr. Richard Gold, MSTOM, L.Ac is a licensed acupuncturist and holds a Doctorate in Psychology. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1972 with a degree in World Religions and aÂ minor in pre-medicine. He graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1978 and since then has devoted his professional career to the study, practice, researching, teaching and publishing in the field of East Asian Medicine. Dr. Gold has pursued advanced studies in China (1981), Japan (1986) and Thailand (1988, 1989, 1992).Â He is one of the earliest pioneers of Thai Massage therapy in the United States, Brazil , Israel and Europe. Dr. Gold has written books on Thai massage and is considered an authority in the field.
Dr. Gold was one of the four founders of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, a regionally and nationally accredited college of traditional Chinese Medicine with campuses in San Diego, Chicago and New York City. He served on the Board of the college for many years and continues to teach there. In addition, Dr. Gold served for over 20 years as the President and Chairman of the Board of the International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) and also was a senior faculty member there.
In recent years, Dr. Gold has been working in the field of applied neuroscience and sound. Currently, he is the President and Executive Producer of Metta Mindfulness Music, a company devoted to creating original music to facilitate meditation, health and mindfulness.
â€‹In his private practice, Dr. Gold is a General Practitioner, successfully treating a wide variety of health complaints. He specializes in treatment of pain, digestive problems and stress-related disorders among other conditions. Dr. Gold has a reputation for excellence in alternative health care and is a highly sought after Practitioner. His unique approach to healing pairs both his Psychology background with Chinese Medicine and has made him a very successful Practitioner with a very satisfied and dedicated patient base for over 30 years.