Eric Blake, ND, Dipl. Ac., is an expert naturopathic physician and the medical director of Portland Clinic of Holistic Health, providing care in Downtown Portland, Oregon. Dr. Blake treats all ages, and patients with a variety of conditions can benefit from his holistic, cutting-edge treatments such as Bio-Thermal Therapy®.
Dr. Blake received his Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. He presented his undergraduate work on cross-cultural medicine and religion in Cairo, Egypt at an International Conference in 1992. Upon graduating, he was an herbalist in Cincinnati as well as working alongside an experienced Japanese acupuncturist in New York City. Dr. Blake went on to complete his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). His special area of research was interviewing and training with long practicing expert Naturopathic Physicians, some of who had been practicing since the 1930s. He was trained in many rare and hard to find clinical treatments and procedures. He also completed a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where he did his thesis on classical Chinese and naturopathic medicine.
Dr. Blake is a certified massage therapist, certified exercise trainer, and he is a certified Diplomate in Acupuncture (DAc) by the National Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He is a member of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Blake is a three-time recipient of the Benedict Lust Award from NUNM, recognizing his community leadership in naturopathy.
Dr. Blake has spoken at congresses around the world in Paris, France, London, England, Barcelona, Spain, Czech Republic, and at state and national conferences across the United States, on naturopathic treatment of cancer, digestive diseases, diabetes and the use of naturopathic physiotherapy. He has been published on multiple occasions in physiotherapy teaching textbooks for physicians, professional textbooks, and is the co-editor and contributing author of Naturopathic Physical Medicine (2008). He was a contributing author to the clinical textbook Fibromyalgia Syndrome a Practitioners Guide to Treatment (2009) and Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction (2012).
Since 2006, Dr. Blake has served as the chief attending physician and medical director of the Outpatient Naturopathic Medical Clinic at the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health. He is also part of the adjunct academic faculty at NUNM as a supervisor of resident physicians and teaching the history of American naturopathic professions.
Dr. Blake is always furthering his education and continues to research naturopathic physiotherapy and its various benefits across multiple conditions.