Dr. Iris Gold is an Oriental Medicine doctor and licensed acupuncturist with extensive experience in natural medicine. Throughout her thirty years of clinical practice, she has happily specialized in the issues of women’s health, guiding hundreds of women to achieve balance and ease during the roller coaster ride of hormonal transitions. Aside from her practice in Marin County, California, Iris’ personalized consulting and coaching practice, Live Well Coaching, is designed to empower her clients with the skills they need to live healthfully with energy, ease, and vitality. She was originally trained as a microbiologist and was planning on attending allopathic medical school. Instead, after a six month trip to Asia in the early 70’s, where she first began to study yoga and meditation, her life took a turn. She returned to attend three years of naturopathic medical school before going on to Acupuncture school and receiving her doctorate in Oriental Medicine in China in 1989. She has been a frequent lecturer at acupuncture conferences in California, and a guest expert at spas and cruises in Mexico and Asia. She served on the Board of the California State Organization of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture for five years, and also is a volunteer acupuncturist at a clinic in the mission district of San Francisco, providing free treatments to low-income women with cancer. Her volunteer work also includes being a community leader in the Pachamama Alliance, an organization dedicated to creating a sustainable, just and thriving world for all beings.