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Elizabeth Carpenter, MS., L.Ac.

Oriens Living, New York

Private Practice

Frustrated with the medical model, Elizabeth Carpenter has left fast-paced clinic life behind. She has transformed private practice into a high attention, results-driven, one-on-one treatment and education experience for women.

Her living office (her office that feels like your home), resources are available to teach women the skills they need to be their own “healers” – in their daily routines and living, and in heart, mind, and thought processes. Instructions and counsel get practical with meditation and breathing and learning everyday healing self-care practices such as qigong, self-acupressure, self-reiki, and more.

Elizabeth began her New York Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine practice in 1998, after dancing with major companies. From 2010 - 2017 she developed and operated Oriens Living, her Manhattan integrative medicine center specializing in Holistic Healthcare for Women.

Now in 2018, she up-levels her signature Chinese medicine based approach, layering tools and information from the East and the West, into a high-impact, ultra-private healing and education experience for women.

Her approach is marked by a commitment to medical science and research, vast clinical experience, deep personal engagement with alternative healing arts and wisdom practices, and respect for the universal human quest to find hope and meaning in our health and life experiences.


Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College

Masters of Science, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

NCCAOM Diplomat (boarded), Acupuncture & Herbology

Certified Practitioner of Bowen Therapy, National Bowen Academy of Australia

Qualified HeartMath® Instructor, The HeartMath® Institute

Personal Resilience Mentor, The HeartMath® Institute

Certified Harmonyum Healing Practitioner,  Naam Yoga Therapies

Other Advanced Training:  Functional Nutrition, Cold Laser Therapy, Meditation, Medical Qi Gong


Elizabeth has served on the faculties of Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Oberlin College, the University of California at Sonoma, the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and Touro University.  She has helped train and supervise hundreds of acupuncturists and develop curriculum at the Masters level.

Working closely with Dr. Randine Lewis (author, The Infertility Cure), Elizabeth has taught at Dr. Lewis' Fertile Soul™retreats, and is a founding member of Dr. Lewis' infertility integrative medicine specialist association, Clinical Excellence in Fertility Professionals (CEFP).

Organizational Consulting

Elizabeth serves on the boards of and is a member of several professional organizations.

She has been an advisor to the Acupuncture Society of New York, the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and the New York State Acupuncture Coalition.

She currently serves on the executive committee of the Manhattan Holistic Chamber of Commerce.

She is a consultant on integrative medicine and the topic of how biomedicine and complementary medicine can co-treat to serve the patient best.

She was part of the roundtable that developed Haelth (Old English for "Health") an integrative medicine model adopted by several hospitals, using research in practice to bridge the gap between mainstream and alternative medicine.


Elizabeth is a featured speaker and presenter for both small and large organizations. Please visit the Speaking page for more detail.

To work with Elizabeth, or to invite Elizabeth to speak to your group, please contact Oriens:


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