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 has developed a deep and personal knowledge of chronic neurological conditions in the recent past. His wife Sarieah, passed of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a condition with no known cure. As she was the love of his life, being good husband and doctor, he set to the research to ‘swing for the fence,' while unfortunately not finding a remedy for Sarieah, he uncovered Sarieah's gifts.
The deep dive uncovered regenerative medicine and the development of a brain regenerative program. The development of a nasal spray specific to calm neuro-inflammation in the brain. Procedures such as intranasal delivery to bypass the blood brain barrier. Mind body techniques to reverse anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. The list goes on, and so does the impact of Sarieah's all too short life on the planet.
He is often asked what he specializes in with the quick retort, “treating people as whole dynamic beings moving through time and space.” 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:
Neurology – including Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injuries, headaches, migraines, palsies, post stroke recovery.
Allergies and Asthma – He wrote his doctoral paper on this topic. A wide variety of treatments are available, including low dose allergen (LDA) therapy.
Orthopedics – pain, fatigue, arthritis, sports injury and motor vehicle accident recovery.
Greg Eckel, ND, LAc from Nature Cures Clinic on Vimeo.
Past Board Chair: Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (Governor Appointment)
Past Vice President: Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Oregon 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 as many people as he can achieve optimal wellness through natural health care to be as creative, energetic and loving as they can.
In addition to a thriving practice, Dr. Eckel enjoys playing and watching hockey, raising his children, making music with friends, and being in awe everyday of the beauty that surrounds us!