Photo of Bonnie Wickwire

Undergraduate courses taught: CHEM 120, HED 303, HERB 101, HERB 201, HERB 302, HERB 303, HLTH 101, HLTH 201, HOMB 201, NAT 101, NAT 202, NAT 203, NAT 204, NAT 210, NAT 211, NAT 212, NAT 305, NAT 306, NAT 308, NUT 401, NUT 415, NUT 499

Graduate courses taught: CAP 501, HED 503, HERB 502, HERB 503, HERB 504, NAT 501, NAT 502, NAT 503, NAT 504, NUT 501, NUT 509, NUT 510

While living in Boston many years ago, a co-worker suggested Dr. Bonnie Wickwire see a homeopath for her restlessness and insomnia after graduating from college and deciding what to do next. That co-worker never knew how much that suggestion changed Bonnie’s life!

After a few visits to that doctor, she was hooked on natural medicine and wanted to practice this remarkable discipline. Two years later, she moved to Portland, Oregon to attend Western States Chiropractic College, now known as the University of Western States, where she graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1986. She then continued her education at National College of Naturopathic Medicine, now known as National College of Natural Medicine, graduating in 1993 with a Naturopathic Doctorate. She has since taught at and served as an attending physician at both colleges.

Dr. Bonnie Wickwire is on a mission to tell the world about the remarkable effects natural medicine can have on a person’s life and is therefore excited to be back on staff after having taught at ACHS (in 2003), which she sees as a superb vehicle to accomplish this goal! Besides teaching, she also has a private practice in SE Portland and welcomes any student to stop by for a visit if they are in the area. (But do call first!)

Dr. Bonnie Wickwire says she was, is, and always will be enthralled by alternative medicine. She wakes up in the morning and feels like opening a window to shout, “I LOVE what I do!  To think that by taking herbs, nutritional supplements, ‘healthifying’ one’s diet and engaging in other therapies of natural medicine, it is possible to prevent, turn around and heal disease, all relying on the body’s innate ability to heal itself without the use of drugs!"