Charlie Goldsmith




For 18 years Charlie Goldsmith kept his healing ability out of the public eye. It has always been Charlie’s intention to expose his work to multiple scientific studies.

It wasn't until after his first hospital study, completed in 2013 by doctors at the NYU Lutheran hospital in New York, that it became public. The study was designed to build a case for a double blind study in the future. It was published in 2015.

In 2015, Charlie's clinical practises were again studied jointly by Monash University Professor Paul Komesaroff and the NYU Lutheran hospital. This study is currently being written and due to be submitted for publication in 2018. 

In 2016 Professors at NYU Langone Hospital in New York approached Charlie to do a double blind controlled trial.  It is currently going through the IRB approval process and is due to commence early 2018. 

Charlie is also the subject of a USA television series called 'The Healer'  on TLC premiering November 6, 2017. 

Charlie does not charge for his healing work. 









Most of our narcotics decrease a patient’s pain by 3 to 5 points. If you go from 10, meaning the worst pain you can imagine, to 5, that’s significant. In some cases Charlie reduced a patient’s pain from 10 to zero. He also treated people with infections where antibiotics were not effective. You could see the shift in a patient’s status from stagnant to a rapid healing resolution. I can’t quantify it, but I would say Charlie cut days off patients’ hospital stays. Watching him work has been humbling in the most extreme way.
— Dr. Ramsey Joudeh NYU Lutheran Medical Center NYC
The first day when we started one patient went from 8 to 3 on the pain scale, It was miraculous, within five seconds of Charlie closing his eyes, the patient reported the decrease in pain. What was really impressive was the speed and the size of the effects he had without touching patients or saying anything. Some colleagues were in disbelief. Some just smirked and moved on. Not everybody has seen what he can do.
— Dr. Vivian Burkhardt NYU Lutheran Medical Center NYC
I am a doctor and a healer and as far as I can tell, so is Charlie.
— Dr. Bonnie Simmons Chair Emergency Medicine NYU Lutheran Medical Center NYC
I first met Charlie when I was a medical student at a community hospital in Brooklyn. When he first introduced himself and explained the nature of his work as a healer, I was admittedly skeptical. In medical school, our education is primarily based on western medicine and we were taught to approach any alternative with skepticism. As I spent time with Charlie and saw how successful he was with treating patients’ previously intractable pain, I became more and more accepting of his healing abilities as a substitute to pills and injections.

Currently, in the midst of an opioid epidemic, Charlie’s talents as a healer are more relevant than ever. As a practicing physician, I welcome this treatment option as a safer alternative to the current convention of pain management.
— Tanuj Sood, MD




It was all very foreign and strange at first,” said Francois Dufresne, MD, the 36-year-old lead author of a paper on Goldsmith’s 2013 work at NYU Lutheran, which was published in June in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. “What was most dramatic to me was Charlie’s treatment of a 45-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2003. The cancer was in her liver and spine and abdomen. She’d been in the hospital several days. She was on an opiate, but the pain was not well controlled. I went into her room with two other doctors. I spoke to her about the study—patients had to consent to the treatment—and I asked her what her level of pain was on a scale of 1 to 10. She said the pain in her mid-lower back was a 7. Charlie came in. He asked her where is the pain exactly, what does it feel like, what makes it better or worse. It was a brief conversation of about 30 seconds. He asked her to close her eyes. He put his hand over the right side of her abdomen about 10 inches away and closed his eyes. His eyelids fluttered. After about 15 or 20 seconds, he asked her how she was feeling. She said her pain decreased by about 30 percent. He tried again, and after another 15 to 20 seconds, she said she had no pain. I’m not sure what I thought. I wasn’t confounded or floored, but maybe I should have been. Pain is very, very difficult to treat. The point is to get patients better, and if it happens by means that aren’t fully understood, that’s okay.