I became interested in seeking and sharing natural, complementary and alternative medicine when my dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I knew there was something else out there that could benefit his health and well-being but wasn’t sure where or how to begin. Shortly thereafter, I left Wisconsin and embarked on a five-year doctoral program at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM, formerly National College of Natural Medicine, NCNM) where I obtained not only a Naturopathic Doctorate (ND) but also a Master of Science (MS) in Integrative Medicine Research. At the Helfgott Research Institute, I designed a clinical trial related to herbal medicine and cancer. As an ND licensed in Oregon, I am a state recognized Primary Care Physician able to do all the things that doctors typically do; prescribe medications, order labs and imaging, even minor surgery. This wasn’t enough for me, however. After graduating, I learned Usui Reiki in order to offer patients a hands-on treatment in office. I have so far been amazed at how much it helps patients connect their mind, body and spirit. I am now a Usui Reiki Master and a Holy Fire® Reiki Master. As a Vibrational Sound Intern working towards certification, I offer tuning fork treatment in-office as well. I recently added the Emotion Code to the list of Energy Medicine modalities that I practice alongside the Naturopathic Medicine modalities. I strongly believe that cancer not only affects mind, body, spirit, but can be affected by mind, body, spirit and therefore I emphasize a truly wholistic approach. My learning is far from over, healthcare is a rapidly evolving field and knowledge both folk, spiritual and evidence-based will be what I continue to strive for.
On a personal level, I like to balance my work life out with play and peace. I can be found spending time celebrating life with friends, on rejuvenating hikes in the woods with my partner, practicing yoga or relaxing at home with a book, an animal and a cup of tea. I love live music, magick and unicorns, vampire movies, crafting and creating and am currently working on more modalities to be offered soon!
I consider myself a spiritual person and so this theme runs through all aspects of my being and life, including New Moon Cancer Care. I highly value and respect individual autonomy, expression and self-actualization. Our team approach to your healing will vary accordingly. Evidence-based medicine has an integral place in treatment but for those interested, I also offer metaphysical, ethereal and ritual healing.
New Moon Cancer Care provides those affected by cancer (current diagnosis, in remission, high risk looking for how to prevent) with a way toward true wholistic wellness. I am a Naturopathic Physician and Energy Worker, but I do not heal the patient. I am a facilitator. This is a team effort. Studies show that cancer patients have a higher likelihood of survival when they feel a sense of control, when they listen to their intuition regarding treatment, choose to undergo a treatment that they believe in, and play an active role in it. The end goal at NMCC is to devise an individualized treatment plan that resonates with each unique patient. My aim is to address not only the physical body but the mental, emotional, ethereal and spiritual planes, as appropriate, based on these individualized needs and desires.
For those choosing conventional care, I offer supportive treatments for the side effects, protection for organs and tissues, and increased quality of life and ability to withstand full treatment dose. I also can work together with the oncologist to potentially increase effectiveness of these conventional treatments, by offering synergistic complements. All of this increases quality of life, patient compliance, and therefore can improve patient outcomes. For those who feel that conventional treatment is not something that they are willing to do, I offer alternatives. In either case, I believe (and I am not alone) that for a deep healing to occur with any dis-ease state, we need to dive deep within ourselves and do the inner work.
"Everyone who is seriously interested in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe."
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Society for Integrative Oncology
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians
National University of Natural Medicine Alumni
The Center for Reiki Research
Phone: (971) 319-0410
Sage Center for Wholeness & Health
10700 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy
Park West Plaza, Building 3, Suite #560
Beaverton, OR 97005
I also do house calls serving the Portland Metropolitan Area!
I do some telemedicine as well; serving local residents and those from afar; call to see if long distance consulting would work for you.
This short video shot from my home gives an overview of New Moon Cancer Care
A sampling of Dr. Lisa Matejka's weekly appearance on NBR's radio show as she attempts to further explain in depth New Moon Cancer Care