Dr. Holly Goguen, M.S., L.Ac., DAOM, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM), CMT *


As a young girl, my interest in health and healing began after struggling with my own poor digestion.  I became fascinated with why we get sick, how the disease process happens, and why experiences can be so different from one person to the next.  I fell in love with Oriental Medicine because it encourages patients to take a proactive stance in the maintenance of their health rather than seek a temporary solution as ailments arise. Each individual's unique symptoms are very important  in diagnosis and treatment is tailored to that individual rather than what works for most people. 


  In my own practice today, I foster that vision of individualized holistic care. As our health often intersects with the emotional and mental issues we face on a daily basis, I feel it is important to treat the whole you, not just the symptom, concern, or disease.  I seek to provide my patients with the time to answer their questions, a gentle touch to show them respect and care, and the knowledge to pass on to help them live a fuller and healthier version of their lives.

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Dr. Goguen currently has her own practice in Redondo Beach, CA, and is a professor at Emperor's College of TCM in Santa Monica. In her spare time she edits Acupuncture and TCM related textbooks and digital media for various authors.

*M.S.   Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine
 L.Ac.  Licensed Acupuncturist in CA  (License Number AC 11826), CT (000411), NY (25 003546)
 D.A.O.M.  Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
 Dipl.O.M.  Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from national board, NCCAOM (Certification Number 30141)
 C.M.T  Certified Massage Therapist                            
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Dr.  Goguen received her Bachelor's Degree in Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. There she graduated Summa Cum Laude as a Commonwealth Scholar in the Honors Program, with interdisciplinary honors. She completed her undergraduate research thesis in a genetics laboratory under Dr. Deborah Good.

Continuing her education, Dr. Goguen went on to receive her Master's Degree in Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA. ACTCM is recognized world-wide as one of the most outstanding schools for TCM in the United States.  Known as a dedicated student, who is passionate about learning, Holly graduated from ACTCM with a 3.95 GPA.

In October 2011, Holly began a doctoral program  at Emperors College of TCM in Santa Monica, with an emphasis on research and education. She received a DAOM degree in September 2013, after finishing 11 years of Secondary Education.

Academic Honors                  

American Society of Animal Science Scholarship Award
Jay A. Pirog Scholarship
Herbert L. Forest Scholarship
Lotta Crabtree Scholarship
AHO Memorial Scholarship                                     

Howard Hughes Research Fellowship
Honors Research Fellowship
Life Sciences Junior Fellowship
American Foundation for Aging Research Grant

ECTOM Teaching Scholarship
David Migocki Memorial Scholarship

Golden Key National Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society

 Professional Associations

 Society for Acupuncture Research



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