Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist
Dr. Greg Eckel, ND, LAc
Dr. Greg Eckel has been living in the Portland area since 1992. Dr. Eckel became increasingly aware of and concerned about the overuse of medications with children while teaching preschool, and this experience inspired his entry into Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine. In 2001 he co-founded Nature Cures Clinic.
The combination of Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and botanical medicine) has provided Dr. Eckel with a variety of tools to treat both acute and chronic illness while valuing the principles of prevention and wellness.
He is often asked what he specializes in with the quick retort, “treating people as whole beings.” We employ the physiology and biochemistry of the body in aiding in the healing possibilities. After 17 years in practice he is continually amazed at the healing possibilities of the body and specializes in difficult and recalcitrant conditions (ie. those that have been everywhere and tried everything often find some relief to total resolution of their health conditions).
Dr. Eckel is trained in family practice, and maintains particular interest in:
Allergies and Asthma – He wrote his doctoral paper on this topic. A wide variety of treatments are available, including low dose allergen (LDA) therapy. Neurology – including headaches, migraines, palsies, post stroke recovery, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s. Physical Medicine – pain, fatigue, arthritis, sports injury and accident recovery.
Dr. Eckel’s Video BiographyOregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (Governor Appointment) Past Vice President: Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians American Association of Naturopathic Physicians American College for the Advancement of Medicine
Dr. Eckel also lectures extensively in the community and co-produces podcasts. If you know of an organization that would like to have him speak, he welcomes your inquiry by email. His goal is to help people achieve optimal wellness through natural health care.
In addition to a thriving practice, Dr. Eckel enjoys watching hockey with the love of his life, raising his children, making music with friends, and being in awe everyday of the beauty that surrounds us!