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Greg Eckel

ND, L.Ac.

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 a good husband and doctor, he set to the research to ‘swing for the fence’. Unfortunately, while not finding a remedy for Sarieah, he uncovered Sarieah’s gifts.
For Dr. Eckel, the deep dive uncovered regenerative medicine, 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 stem cell delivery to bypass the blood brain barrier, and 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 and replies with the quick retort, “treating people as whole dynamic beings moving through time and space.” In his clinical practice, Dr. Eckel employs the physiology and biochemistry of the body in aiding in healing possibilities. After 17 years in practice, Dr. Eckel is continually amazed at the healing possibilities of the body and focuses on difficult and recalcitrant conditions (ie. those patient who have been everywhere and tried everything often find some relief, and even total resolution, of their health conditions).