Patricia Murphy, ND, LAc

About Pat

I approach the relationship to patients as a partnership. When working with chronic issues, it is very rewarding to see people regain good health and their sense of well being.

In addition to working with chronic conditions, a large part of my practice includes working with athletic and other musculoskeletal injuries. I can appreciate the importance of quickly healing injuries so that one can return to regular exercise routines as soon as possible. I have many years experience as a runner, hiker, bicycle commuter and former Kung Fu practitioner. As such, I can personally relate to the experience of sports injuries and how to heal them in a safe, gentle and effective manner.

After years of working with people to achieve their wellness goals, I have increasingly witnessed the effects of environmental toxins on our health. I am passionately dedicated to share information about environmental medicine in many different venues: public presentations, classes for health professionals or individual consultations. 

I believe that access to extensive reliable information can facilitate making safer choices in the products we buy (e.g. cosmetics, cleaning supplies, etc.). This is one example of how we can significantly reduce our exposures to toxins and maintain healthier lifestyle.

A great joy for me is to be a part of a person’s journey towards good health—whether that means working through challenges and/or obstacles on the physical, emotional, or the spiritual level.

Experience
•    Dr. Pat Murphy has been in practice for over 25 years in S.E. Portland, specializing in acupuncture and naturopathic medicine, with special emphasis on environmental medicine and functional diagnosis. She is also a former Instructor at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and currently returns there as a guest lecturer in environmental medicine.
•    Adjunct faculty in environmental medicine in the clinical doctoral program at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA.
•    Presenter at various professional and public venues on environmental medicine and environmental health.
•    Member of the Board of Directors and member of the Environmental Health Committee for Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility.
•    Member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Training
•    Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
•    Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.) from National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR.
•    One of the first graduates of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, OR.
•    Diplomate in Acupuncture: National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
•    Specialized post graduate training in Environmental Medicine under Dr. Walter Crinnion, N.D., from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, AZ.
•    Training in Functional Diagnosis from Functional Medicine University.



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