About NCNM

National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical college in North America and a leader in natural medicine education and training.

Our exceptional graduate programs in naturopathic medicine, classical Chinese medicine, integrative medicine research, integrative mental health, global health and nutrition blend ancient healing wisdom with modern science in challenging curricula.

NCNM’s natural medicine clinics and acclaimed Helfgott Research Institute are also central to the student experience.

About Portland

NCNM is located in Portland, Oregon, a haven for those seeking well–being, community, culture and natural beauty—an ideal place to study natural medicine. Learn more about living in Portland.


NCNM’s CCM Faculty Karin Parramore, MSOM (’12), and alumna Azure Karli, ND (’03), discuss using essential oils in medical treatment: “Essential oil users debate medicinal use.”

NCNM Makes the Top Colleges & Universities List in Oregon & SW Washington again this year.

A Win-Win for Oregon: Naturopathic Doctors as Primary Care Providers: Opinion post by Regina Dehen, ND, LAc in the The Lund Report