About Nature Cures Clinic
Everything we do at Nature Cures Clinic is centered around you, the patient – because you hold the keys to so many aspects shaping your health. And without your active participation in your journey to health, none of our wisdom will create longterm benefits.
Our Core Values Of Care
An Integrative Approach
Rooted in our focus on participatory patient care, it is our mission to empower you with the knowledge and collective wisdom to create health yourself, no matter where you are right now.
Guided by our care team, you will embark on an integrative approach to your wellness, drawing from the best of both Eastern and Western medicine – including smart lifestyle modifications that will significantly improve your health and symptoms.
You’ll receive dedicated attention from our care team of doctors, acupuncturists, health coaches and nutritionists.
During your exploratory consultation, you will meet with one of our doctors to chart the course for your package of care.
The subsequent treatment will be largely handled by our care team based on your individual needs, supervised by your physician.
No patient is exactly the same, and yet there are 9 factors that affect your health. Guided by our team, we will get to the root cause of your dis-ease – using diagnostic tests that your current doctor may not even know about.
We'll explore your situation holistically, uncovering mediators in your home, at work, and your mental state to arrive at a “lifestyle prescription” that puts you back on the road to health.
Did you know that it takes on average 17 years for clinical breakthroughs to make their way into the standard of care? At Nature Cures Clinic, our entire team is deeply committed to shortening that lag.
All our staff are life-long learners, continuously upgrading their wisdom through sharing best practices and seeking out innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to help our patients achieve their health goals.
Root Cause Resolution
Unlike traditional doctors, our care team always focuses on root cause resolution – isolating the key imbalance that is responsible for virtually all symptoms you're experiencing right now.
Also known as functional medicine, we seek to give you solutions, not bandaids to cover up the symptoms (or treating side effects of drugs with even more drugs).
Just like your gut bacteria thrive on symbiotic, mutually beneficial relationships, your desired health outcome is much easier to achieve through the power of community.
We leverage group structures for patient education, peer-to-peer support, and accountability – with both your care team and your fellow patients rooting for your success.
The Philosophy That Drives Us
The philosophy that motivates everyone on our care teams at Nature Cures Clinic is pretty simple:
“Do whatever it takes to effectively, comfortably, and safely treat your patient. Whatever that ‘whatever' is.”
Dr. Eckel founded Nature Cures Clinic on the belief of participatory care where the patient is an instrumental partner in returning their body back to health (or keeping it healthy). And that it's not about pre-determined ideas about a diagnosis without a full understanding of a patient's situation.
That's why the care team at Nature Cures Clinic will leave no stone unturned when it comes to getting to the root cause of your neurological problems.
We will integrate findings from the most recent research along with literally decades of knowledge that our team has accumulated. As it is stated in our Core Values of Care, you will always be first in line for innovative, integrative treatment methods that combine the best of Western and Eastern medicine.
About Nature Cures Clinic
Where East meets West Naturally. In 2001, Nature Cures Clinic was founded with the mission to help as many people as we can achieve optimal health through patient centered care. In the years it’s been open, Nature Cures Clinic has grown into a large and thriving clinic, serving people from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Initially utilizing naturopathic, Chinese medicine, and acupuncture, we have grown into an integrative medical clinic where our naturopaths and Chinese medicine practioners work together to best support you.
In collaboration, our providers work within their respective disciplines to offer the most comprehensive integrative medicine available in the region. Utilizing the best of Eastern and Western medicines to provide you the best medicine for your unique health needs.
At Nature Cures Clinic we believe true health care is focused on the underlying causes of illness, not the symptoms of illness. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to receive truly integrated health care, we invite you into our clinic. Whether you are in the Portland area or on the other side of the globe, a provider at our clinic can help you develop a treatment plan that helps you move toward your health goals.
About Dr. Greg Eckel
Dr. Eckel graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine with a doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Dickinson College, receiving a B.A in Policy and Management Studies and Environmental Studies.
With over two decades of patient care he gains a confidence and wonder at the ability of the body to heal when it is given the right information. His confidence with expecting this outcome grows every year!
He is honored to be joined by such an exciting and illustrious team as the one he has recruited at Nature Cures Clinic.
“Dr. Eckel is the best health practitioner I've ever seen hands down…”
Dr. Eckel is the best health practitioner I've ever seen hands down. When I came to my first appointment I was so sick and had seen at least 10 doctors while only getting sicker and spending fruitless money. From the moment I met him, Dr. Eckel has been kind, attentive, realistic, and dedicated. At first I was coming into the office twice a week and barely surviving my life. Now, 7 months later, I'm only coming in once a month because I'm busy living my life!! I can't express how wonderful this experience has been physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
“My whole family now relies on Nature Cures doctors as our first call for all healthcare needs…”
I originally started seeing Dr. Eckel after a car accident. He has since become my primary physician. Based on my experience, my whole family now relies on Nature Cures doctors as our first call for all healthcare needs. The things that stand out about them from the outset are that they take the time to listen, they approach healthcare from a whole body point of view, and while their care is grounded in traditional chinese medicine, their approach is not the kind of “stabbing in the dark” I have experienced with other naturopaths, but is well grounded in science and supported by the kind of studies “western” doctors rely on.
“I have been going to Nature Cures Clinic for years and love their knowledgeable and helpful staff…”
I have been going to Nature Cures Clinic for years and love their knowledgeable and helpful staff and the excellent care I get for primary care, acupuncture, nutrition counseling, IV therapy and more. The doctors combine evidence-based scientific research with holistic therapies and look for the root of the problem instead of managing symptoms with drugs. Highly recommended!