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Richard Gold, Ph.D.

Board Member


  • Ph.D., Psychology, University for Humanistic Studies, 1983

  • Earned California License in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, 1983

  • M.S., Chinese Medicine, California Acupuncture College, 1983

  • M.S., Acupuncture, New England School of Acupuncture, 1978

  • B.A., World Religions, Oberlin College, 1972


Richard M. Gold Ph.D., L.Ac. graduated from Oberlin College in 1972 with a World Religions.

Since his 1978 graduation from the New England School of Acupuncture, he has devoted the lion’s share of his professional career to the study,  practice, researching, teaching, and publishing in the field of Traditional East Asian Medicine.

Dr.  Gold was one of the four founders of the Pacific College of Oriental  Medicine (now known as Pacific College of Health Sciences) in 1986 and served on the Board and faculty of the school for over 25 years.

Dr. Gold is a published author in the fields of Acupuncture, Traditional Thai Bodywork, and Shiatsu. Since 2012, Dr. Gold has worked in the field of applied neuroscience and sound with the establishment of the production company, Metta  Mindfulness Music. Dr. Gold met Dr. Motoyama during a sabbatical in  Japan in 1986 and has been involved with CIHS since its inception, first as a faculty member, then a researcher, and since 2016 as a Board member.

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