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Elizabeth Carpenter, MS., L.Ac.

Founder & Chief Clinician
Oriens Living, New York

Private Practice

Elizabeth Carpenter began her New York Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine practice 1998, after dancing with major companies.

In 2010 she launched Oriens Living, her Manhattan center specializing in Holistic Healthcare for Women.

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


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).


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, 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 become a patient, or to invite Elizabeth to speak to your group, please contact Oriens:


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