Chris Metro, ND, MSOM, LAc, is a naturopathic physician bringing his interest in natural, nutritional, and herbal medicine to the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health. Serving patients of all ages in Downtown Portland, Oregon, Dr. Metro has a focused interest in addiction treatment and infectious diseases.
Dr. Metro earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and gained specialized knowledge in silicate, chlor-alkali, and petroleum-based derivatives while working for Occidental Chemical Corporation in Dallas, Texas. During his career at Occidental Chemical Corporation, he also pursued his interest in natural medicine by completing initial course work at the New England School of Homeopathy in Amherst, Massachusetts.
He then engaged in further study at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where he completed his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. Dr. Metro worked with Professor Heiner Fruehauf, founder of the Classical Chinese medicine department at the National College of Natural Medicine, to create an online film archive of interviews and lectures from experts in mainland China.
Dr. Metro gained clinical experience in addiction treatment and infectious diseases through several internship programs throughout Portland, Oregon, with the Portland Alternative Health Center, De Paul Treatment Youth Center, and Outside In and Dignity Village. He later developed interest and experience with difficult and recalcitrant diseases at the Immune Enhancement Program of the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Metro traveled and studied throughout China, working with several well-known and respected professors, including the Daoist elder Professor Wang Quingyu of the Sichuan Academy of Cultural History and Professor Liu Lihong of Guangxi Institute for Research and Preservation of Classical Chinese Medicine.