Mitchell Bebel Stargrove, ND, LAc

Adjunct Faculty

Mitchell Bebel Stargrove, ND, LAc earned his BA in history and government from
Oberlin College in 1979, his acupuncture diploma from Oregon College of Oriental
Medicine (OCOM) in 1987 and his naturopathic degree from National College of
Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1988. He is licensed as an acupuncturist and
naturopathic physician in Oregon and practices with Dr. Lori Beth Stargrove at A
WellSpring of Natural Health, Inc. in Beaverton. Since 1990 he has taught the history of
medicine at NCNM (1990-1993), at OCOM (1990-2022) and at NUNM, College of
Classical Chinese Medicine (2022). Dr. Stargrove is a Senior Fellow of the Center of
Excellence in Generative Medicine at the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT and
member of the board of the Institute for Naturopathic Generative Medicine, AANP
affiliate specialty society. He is the editor and co-author of Herb, Nutrient, and Drug
Interactions: Clinical Implications and Therapeutic Strategies (MosbyElsevier 2008). He
coordinated development of, and compiled the acupuncture section for, the Integrative
BodyMind Information System (IBIS), the pioneering multidisciplinary electronic
encyclopedia for practitioners of integrative medicine and natural therapeutics, published

in 1993, and is Editor-in-Chief of InteractionsGuide and ChoicesForHealth: IBIS. In
addition, he is Chief Medical Officer of, a division of Health
Resources Unlimited, Inc., as well as a founder and board member of the Alchemical
Medicine Research and Teaching Association (AMR’TA, Inc.). Dr. Stargrove is lead
history editor of and a contributing author to the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine
text (in press) and Lead Author and Co-Editor of Naturopathic Medicine History and
Professional Formation Timeline. In August 2012, the American Association of
Naturopathic Physicians presented him with the Vis Medicatrix Naturae award in
recognition of his activities as a “naturopathic physician who represents the healing
power of nature as demonstrated through work, life and community service”. In 2015 Dr.
Stargrove was invited to be a founding member of the Naturopathic Council of Elders.
During 2015 he and a team of community members founded CascadiaFire, a bioregional
service group that hosts annual sacred fire circle celebrations. Drs. Mitch and Lori teach
therapeutic strategies in person-centered collaborative care, host the GaiaStar Temple,
and coordinate The Blue Lotus Mystery School as they explore embodied methods of
self-healing, cocreativity and respectful living. The Oregon Association of Naturopathic
Physicians and National University of Natural Medicine honored Dr. Stargrove with the
Living Legend Award in December 2017


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