Roger Batchelor, DAOM, LAc

Associate Professor


Roger Batchelor is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a licensed acupuncturist, and an associate professor in the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at NCNM. He began studying natural therapies (such as bodywork and herbs) in 1983, and graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in New Mexico in 1987. Batchelor then practiced Chinese medicine in public health for 10 years at the 54-bed Hooper Detoxification Center, part of Portland’s Central City Concern.

Prior to joining the NCNM faculty in 2009, Dr. Batchelor taught acupuncture and qigong at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) and traveled four times to China for additional study. He completed his clinical doctorate at OCOM in 2005.

Dr. Batchelor teaches NCNM students in the classroom and supervises student clinicians at the NCNM Clinic, where he also has a private practice. In addition, he supervises student interns at Mercy &Wisdom, an NCNM community clinic location. An experienced researcher, Dr. Batchelor is part of NCNM’s Vanguard research faculty. He has also published in several peer-review journals and is a frequent lecturer for Oregon Health & Science University and other Portland-area universities and hospitals, as well as for numerous organizations and groups.

Courses taught:
•    Acu-Moxa Points I & II
•    Acu-Moxa Techniques I & II
•    Chinese Diagnosis Lab II
•    Bridging Heaven & Earth: Ways of Knowing I-III
•    Case Observation I & II
•    Clinic Internship
•    Auriculomedicine – special study groups on advanced topics in ear acupuncture
•    Microsystems – Abdominal, scalp, sternal, eye
•    Ways of Knowing – year-long NIH-funded research class
•    Clinic Observation and Internship

Dr. Batchelor loves family activities, including tandem bike riding, gardening, hiking, qigong, and touring Oregon.

Curriculum Vitae

•    Acupuncture Professor at Classical Chinese Medicine program at National College of Natural Medicine (as of 4/09)
•    Licensed Acupuncturist since 1987 with 10 years experience in high-volume in-patient public health sites
•    Certified qigong instructor since 1995; regularly practicing qigong student since 1991
•    Taught at OCOM (1995), full-time from 1999-2008
•    Clinical doctorate in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM) 
•    Four trips to China to study medicine, including 2 months in 2005
•    Graduate of year-long NIH-Funded Research Scholar Program
•    Published in Journal of Chinese Medicine – Oct 2005 and Feb 2007; and Alternative Therapies, Jul 2009
•    Writing Collaboration with Dr. Cheung, Wai-Tak on his 49 years experience with patients in Pacific NW (2009)
2009 Joined faculty at NCNM
2008-2009  Private Practice in downtown Portland with OCOM co-founder Eric Stephens
2008 Providence Portland Hospitals – Qigong Instructor
1995-2008  Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM):
       Department Chair (2005-2008)
       Full-time Faculty Acupuncture & Qigong, Clinical Supervisor, & Faculty Practitioner
1988-1999  Central City Concern, Portland, OR:
       Main Acupuncturist at Hooper Center, a 54-bed public health facility 
       Coordinator of Mental Health Programs 
       Trained international students regularly 
1989-1995 Private Practice in West Linn, OR
2009-present Mentorship with Dr. Cheung, Wai-Tak
2009 (Aug)  Vanguard Faculty research training program (NCNM)
2006-2007  NIH-funded Research Scholars Program (OCOM)
2003-2005  DAOM/Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine: first accredited clinical doctorate in the field, first graduating class (OCOM)
1985-1987  Southwest Acupuncture College Santa Fe, NM: Certificate in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
1981-1983  University of California at Santa Cruz Undergraduate 
1978-1980  Stanford University Undergraduate 
•    “Anesthesia Using Scalp Acupuncture”
  Case Study (on a surgery I consulted and supervised using entirely non-chemical anesthesia)
  Journal of Chinese Medicine, Oct 2005
•    “Abdominal Acupuncture”
  Journal of Chinese Medicine, Feb 2007
•    “Integration of Chinese Medicine into Teaching Clinics”
  Co-author with Joanna Wu, et al
  Alternative Therapies (peer-reviewed) Jul 2009, Vol.15, #4 (46-56) 
•  Teacher of the Year, 2011, NCNM
•  Pearls of Oregon, 1996, State Acupuncture Association
•  "Portland's Best Acupuncturist," 1995, Willamette Week
2005 Acupuncture Internship, 6 weeks at Nanjing U. of TCM
1995 OCOM-Certified Qigong Instructor [eventually in 6 forms].
1995 NADA-Certified Trainer, National AcuDetox Association         
1987 Oregon Board of Medical Examiners – Acupuncture Lic. #111
1986 NCCA-National Board Certified in Acupuncture
•    Oregon Acupuncture Association (OAA) – frequent lecturer
•    Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance (AOMA)
•    Wu Dao Jing She International Qigong Society – Founding Board Member 
2006-2008 Parkinson’s, Acupuncture, and patient expectation – NIH-funded at OHSU (research acupuncturist)
2006 Breast Cancer Post-op Acupuncture – Legacy (protocol development and research acupuncturist)
2006 Vermont Torque Study (multi-site, OCOM, NESA, et al)
2005-2006   Qigong Outcomes Research – Principal Investigator (OCOM)
2004 Prognos channel diagnosis device (OCOM)
2006-2008  Supervisor of OCOM interns at OHSU Richmond Clinic
2006-2008  Research Editor, Guidepoints Journal of the National Acudetox Association
2003-2007 OHSU CAM Grand Rounds Course Presenter on TCM & Depression, AD(H)D, Parkinson’s, Cancer, etc. 
2005 OHSU Research Project on Parkinson’s & Acupuncture (NIH-funded)
1999-2004  Marylhurst Univ. – semi-annual lectures on Chinese medicine
2000-2004  Concordia College – annual lectures on Chinese medicine
2003-2005  University of Portland – annual lecturer on TCM in ‘Drugs and Society’ Class
2000-2002  Legacy Healthcare System – Qigong classes in hospitals
2004 Legacy Research Center – Qigong class instructor

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Updated Jan. 8, 2013