Genevieve Le Goff practices and teaches an ancient form of Chinese medicine that has its roots in the Classical Era of Chinese history (Han dynasty and prior).
Classical Chinese medicine views the human body as a microcosm of the universe. Therefore the health of the planet is inseparable from ours. In keeping with the highest precepts of the classical Chinese medical canons, a good doctor seeks to understand physiology in an ecological fashion, and to honor the roots of these insights by the observation and protection of natural rhythms.
After graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Environmental Studies & Ecology, and the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences with a MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Genevieve continued her training in midwifery and gynecology, as well as received extensive post-graduate training in Classical Herbal Formulation at the Hunyuan Institute and at the Institute of Classical East-Asian Medicine. She practices at the crossroads of two sister lineages she apprenticed in, the Fire Spirit School and the lineage of Tian (Bawei) Heming, who followed in the tradition of Zhang Zhong Jing's Shang Han Za Bing Lun. Her practice focuses entirely on classical herbalism, with a specialization in fetal-maternal medicine. She is constantly engaged in research and study to further her ability to help her patients, and directs a continuing education program for licensed acupuncturists which was accredited in several countries, gathering prominent scholars, sinologists and clinicians to teach seminars. She has been designing and teaching continuing education curriculum in the since 2012, specializing in classical obstetrics and the line by line exegesis of the Shang Han Za Bing Lun and Jin Gui Yao Lue. Her lectures are attended nationally and internationally.
Genevieve Le Goff is the mother of two wonderful girls, both born at home. She is a Reiki practitioner at the master level, and has been an herbal apothecary since 1998.