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Cascade Mountains
CITIES:  Brightwood, Camp Sherman, Cascade Locks, Cascadia, Chemult, Chiloquin, Crescent, Crescent Lake, Detroit, Diamond Lake, Drew, Estacada, Fort Klamath, Gates, Gilchrist, Government Camp, Idanha, Klamath Agency, La Pine, Lakeview, McKenzie Bridge, Mill City, North Umpqua, Oakridge, Prospect, Rhododendron, Sandy, Sisters, Sunriver, Warm Springs, Welches, Westfir, Zigzag
AREAS:  Crater Lake National Park, Deshutes National Forest, Fremont National Forest, Mount Hood National Forest, Rogue River National Forest, The Three Sisters, Umpqua National Forest, Willamette National Forest, Winema National Forest

Central Oregon
CITIES:  Antelope, Arlington, Bend, Brothers, Condon, Culver, Dufur, Fossil, Grass Valley, Hampton, Lonerock, Madras, Maupin, Metolius, Mitchell, Moro, Mosier, Paulina, Post, Prineville, Redmond, Rowena, Rufus, Shaniko, Spray, The Dalles, Wasco

Northeast Oregon
CITIES:  Adams, Arlington, Athena, Baker City, Boardman, Canyon City, Condon, Cove, Dayville, Echo, Elgin, Enterprise, Fossil, Greenhorn, Haines, Halfway, Heppner, Hermiston, Huntington, Imbler, Imnaha, Irrigon, Island City, John Day, Joseph, La Grande, Lexington, Long Creek, Lostine, Medical Springs, Milton-Freewater, Monument, Mt Vernon, North Powder, Oxbow, Pendleton, Pilot Rock, Prairie City, Richland, Seneca, Summerville, Sumpter, Ukiah, Umatilla, Union, Unity, Wallowa, Weston
AREAS Hell's Canyon

Oregon Coast
North Coast
Astoria, Bay City, Beaver, Cannon Beach, Garibaldi, Gearhart, Hebo, Nehalem, Manzanita, Neahkahnie, Oceanside, Pacific City, Rockaway Beach, Seaside, Tillamook, Warrenton, Wheeler
Central Coast
Depoe Bay, Dunes City, Florence, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln City, Mapleton, Newport, Otter Rock, Reedsport, Seal Rock, Siletz, Toledo, Waldport, Winchester Bay, Yachats
South Coast
Agness, Bandon, Brookings, Charleston, Coos Bay, Coquille, Gold Beach,
Lakeside, Myrtle Point, North Bend, Port Orford, Powers, Wedderburn

Portland and Vicinity
Banks, Barlow, Beaverton, Camas, Canby, Clackamas, Clatskanie, Columbia City, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gaston, Gresham, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Marquam, Milwaukie, Molalla, North Plains, Oregon City, Portland, Rainier, Sandy, Scappoose, St. Helens, Tigard, Troutdale, Tualatin, Vernonia, West Linn, Wilsonville

Southeast Oregon
Adel, Adrian, Burns, Diamond, Drewsey, Frenchglen, Hines, Jordan Valley, Juntura, Lakeview, Nyssa, Ontario, Plush, Vale

Southern Oregon
CITIES Ashland, Butte Falls, Cave Junction, Canyonville, Central Point, Dillard, Drain, Eagle Point, Elkton, Glendale, Glide, Gold Hill, Grants Pass, Jacksonville, Klamath Falls, Malin, Medford, Merlin, Myrtle Creek, Oakland, Phoenix, Prospect, Riddle, Rouge River, Roseburg, Shady Cove, Sutherlin, Talent, Umpqua, White City, Winchester, Winston, Wolf Creek, Yoncalla
AREAS:  Applegate Valley, Illinois Valley


Willamette Valley
Albany, Alsea, Amity, Aumsville, Aurora, Brooks, Brownsville, Canby, Canyonville, Carlton, Corvallis, Coburg, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Culp Creek, Dallas, Dayton, Detroit, Donald, Dundee, Eugene, Falls City, Gates, Gervais, Halsey, Harrisburg, Independence, Jefferson, Junction City, Keizer, Lebanon, Lowell, Lyons, McMinnville, Mill City, Millersburg, Mt.Angel, Molalla, Monmouth, Newberg, Oakridge, Oregon City, Philomath, Salem, Scio, Scott Mills, Sheridan, Silverton, Sodaville, Springfield, Stayton, St. Paul, Sublimity, Sweet Home, Tangerit, Turner, Veneta, Walterville, Waterloo, Willamina, Woodburn, Yamhill

 

 

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine: How it Works


The past 30 years has seen an extraordinary increase in consumer demand for safe, effective and cost-effective natural healthcare. Naturopathic medicine has emerged as the health care profession best suited to meet this demand.

 Although it almost disappeared in the mid-twentieth century because of the popularity of drugs and surgery, naturopathic medicine now offers safe, effective natural therapies as a vital part of the health care systems of North America the twenty-first century.

Naturopathic physicians are trained in the art and science of natural healthcare at accredited medical colleges. Integrative partnerships between conventional medical doctors and licensed NDs are becoming more available. This cooperation makes more effective therapies available to consumers. It increases patient satisfaction in their relationships with their care providers. More people are recovering their health by adding naturopathic medicine to their health care options.

Naturopathic medicine is a system of medicine that assists in the restoration of health by following a set of specific rules. A basic assumption is that nature is orderly, and this orderliness is designed to result in ongoing life and well being. This dependable orderliness is believed to be guided by a kind of inner wisdom that everyone has. This inner wisdom can be assisted to return a person to their best balance by naturopathic treatments.

Education

A Licensed naturopathic physician (N.D.) attends a four-year graduate level naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an M.D. but also studies holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic physician is required to complete four years of training in clinical nutrition, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, psychology, and counseling (to encourage people to make lifestyle changes in support of their personal health). A naturopathic physician takes rigorous professional board exams so that he or she may be licensed by a state or jurisdiction as a primary care general practice physician.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Naturopathic Medicine:
www.bastyr.edu, www.ncnm.edu, www.scnm.edu, www.naturopathic.org, www.oanp.org
 

 

:: Naturopathic Physician's Oath
I dedicate myself to the service of humanity as a practitioner of the art and science of Naturopathic Medicine.

By precept, education and example,
I will assist and encourage others to strengthen their health,
reduce risks for disease,
and preserve the health of our planet for ourselves
and future generations.

I will continually endeavor to improve my abilities.
I will conduct my life and practice of Naturopathic Medicine
with integrity and freedom from prejudice.
I will keep confident what should not be divulged.

I will honor the principles of Naturopathic Medicine:
First, to do no harm
To cooperate with the healing powers of nature
To address the fundamental causes of disease
To heal the whole person through individualized treatment
To teach the principles of healthy living and preventive medicine

With my whole heart, before these witnesses,
as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine,
I pledge to remain true to this oath.