Dr. Ambrose has taught many areas of medicine at NCNM and elsewhere; including oncology, endocrinology, cardiology, pathology, acupuncture points and therapeutics, medical philosophy, immunology, emotional basis of illness, and women's health. She currently teaches NPH510 Introduction to Chinese Medicine. She also teaches at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine — biochemistry, pediatrics and nutrition.
Dr. Ambrose has been practicing for over 35 years and is the co-founder of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. At her private practice, Starfire Family Clinic, Dr. Ambrose utilizes natural therapeutics as well as lifestyle counseling to address patient's symptoms. Patients' pain leads them to discover their physical weakness, which can be countered by changing lifestyle. Illness can lead to a deeper understanding of self and if addressed appropriately prevent potentially fatal illnesses in the future. Illnesses like autoimmune disorders, neurological diseases, infections, chronic pain, can be treated gently and naturally without toxic medications. This takes support, encouragement by the physician, and determination on the patients' part. Overall the most utilized medicine of all in her practice is love and laughter.
In addition to currently writing a book about integrating natural and conventional medicine, Dr. Ambrose is working with several colleagues to found a hospital which uses integrative care. Learn more at www.chitari.org.
Updated Nov. 29, 2012