Satya Ambrose, ND, LAc

Adjunct Faculty


Dr. Ambrose, who is a co-founder of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, has been practicing for over 35 years and also has a private practice in Damascus, OR.  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.

Curriculum Vitae

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine 1989
National College of Naturopathic Medicine  
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 1979
Master of Acupuncture 1977
New England School of Oriental Medicine  
BA, Biochemistry/Psychology 1975
Evergreen State College  
EMPLOYMENT – current    
Owner and Clinician Starfire Family Health Clinic, Damascus, OR 1989-present
Adjunct Faculty, CCM Department National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR 2007-present
Teach Oriental medicine courses and CPD    
Adjunct Faculty Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, OR 1982-present
Teach nutrition, pediatrics and biochemistry    
Doctoral Program Oregon College Of Oriental Medicine, Portland, OR 2000-2011
Immunology and infectious diseases/neurology   
Lecturer Parent University, Puerto Rico 2010 -2012
Healthy lifestyle lectures and Chinese diagnosis  
EMPLOYMENT – past    
National College of Naturopathic Medicine   1981-1990
Developed the Master of Acupuncture degree program  
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine   1981-1990
Founder, administrator, faculty and clinic director  
Family Natural Health Center   1985-1988
Co-owner and clinician    
Lemual Shattuck Hospital – Jamaica Plain Community Hospital 1980-1981
•  Involved in founding Pain and Stress Program  
•  Organized and ran the nutrition and psychology program of the integrative medical program; did acupuncture
•  Supervisor of nutrition program of the Pain and Stress Program  
Teen Volunteer Program, clinical training at Barlow High School  
Chitari Foundation Integrative hospital startup, 20-50 hours/month   
Role: Founder, President/CEO    

Updated Nov. 29, 2012