Noel Peterson, ND

Noel Peterson, ND
Oregon Regenerative Medicine at the Center for Traditional Medicine PC
320 Oswego Pointe Dr.
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Phone: 503.636.2734

Oregon Regenerative Medicine is dedicated to empowering our clients to create healthy, active longevity through the use of Stem Cell joint regeneration in Oregon, Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma PRP, condition-specific nutritional programs, hormone optimization, education and inspiration. We live and practice what we preach. We are the experts in Regenerative Medicine in the Portland and Lake Oswego region. Since 1978, we have pioneered the use of safe, effective natural medicine in Oregon.

Regenerative Medicine includes the use of non-surgical injection procedures for the permanent repair of damaged tendons, ligaments, joints and skin. Our regenerative and biological treatments include Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma PRP, and Adult Stem Cell therapies. These treatments enhance the natural cycles of repair in aging and chronically injured joints, ligaments, tendons and skin. Regenerative orthopedic injections are an effective treatment for all manner of acute and chronic pain in any joint. We specialize in back and neck injuries, as well as osteoarthritis and injuries of the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, TMJ, foot and ankle. For our patients who have been told that their only solution is surgery or a life on pain medications, the vast majority have been able to achieve drug-free, pain-free function without surgery or joint replacement.

At Oregon Regenerative Medicine, we use Adipose Derived Stem Cell Therapy to treat ta wide range of orthopedic and degenerative diseases, including rheumatoid arhritis.We use adult stem cells that are harvested from your own adipose tissue. Unlike embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells are approved by the FDA for research and treatment of a wide variety of conditions. Adult adipose tissue is the most abundant source of stem cells in the human body, and have shown great promise in the treatment of a host of conditions.

Other Services

(Available through the Center for Traditional Medicine)

Regenerative Dermatology
Your skin is a living, breathing organ that reflects your overall health. Our holistic dermatology doctors provide individualized skin care for all ages. We specialize in the special needs of aging skin. We seek the underlying cause of skin disorders and consider the metabolic, hormonal, nutritional and emotional factors that are essential to creating healthy skin. We tailor your treatment to your specific needs, using restorative naturopathic medical therapies along with a full complement of aesthetic and regenerative skin treatments. We are experts in Collagen Induction Therapy, Derma Pen, and PRP Facelifts.

Functional Medicine
We go beyond treatment of damaged joints. We have been practicing holistic and functional medicine in Lake Oswego since 1978. Our goal is to address the underlying causes of illness and restore normal function. We know that nutrition is the foundation to healing and that condition-specific diets enhance regeneration of tissue. We assess each individual beginning with a detailed history, a thorough physical exam and appropriate lab testing to gain a clear understanding of current health issues. We then create treatment plans and options that are tailored to each individual. Our treatments are evidence based and proven effective, both by modern science and traditional healing wisdom. Our holistic approach to health respects the vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature. Therapies may include botanical medicine, specific vitamin and nutrient therapy, acupuncture, I.V. Therapy, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, homeopathy, Cold Laser, prolotherapy, PRP therapies, Adult Stem Cell injections, myofascial release and more.

“Regenerative medicine is my passion”

Noel Peterson ND, DAAPM has practiced integrative regenerative medicine in Lake Oswego  since 1978. He serves as the Medical Director of Oregon Regenerative Medicine at the Center for Traditional Medicine P.C., multi-discipline practices dedicated to empowering people to create optimal health and active longevity through education, inspiration, and natural therapy. He has focused his practice on regenerative medicine and Prolotherapy since 1989, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) since 2006, and Adult Stem Cell therapies since 2012. Dr. Peterson is Certified in Prolotherapy by the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine ( He serves on the scientific Institutional Review Board of the International Cellular Medicine Society (, representing physicians and researchers from over 35 countries who share a mission to provide scientifically credible and medically appropriate cell-based treatments to informed patients.

Certified in Orthopedic Medicine:

Dr. Peterson specializes in natural and regenerative and cellular medicine, including Prolotherapy, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), and stem cell regenerative medicine in Portland and Lake Oswego.  He earned his certification in prolotherapy through the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine,. He is one of only three physicians certified in prolotherapy in the Pacific Northwest and the only physician certified in prolotherapy in Northern Oregon and Southwest Washington. He served as both faculty and board member for the Naturopathic Academy of Naturopathic Injection.

Expertise in Regenerative Cellular Medicine

Dr. Peterson is recognized for his expertise in the practice of Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, and Autologous Stem Cell regenerative medicine. He serves as international clinical faculty for AAOM’s Certification program in Interventional and Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine (IROM) and teaches annual IROM courses and prolotherapy at the Peruvian National Institute for Rehabilitation in Lima, Peru, and with the Latin American Association of Orthopedic Medicine in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2016 his clinic started the profession’s first CMNE approved integrative residency training program in Naturopathic Regenerative Orthopedics. His peer reviewed investigational work has been published in both the American Journal of Surgery and the Journal of Prolotherapy.

Dr. Peterson has been actively using adult stem cells (adipose derived stem cells) in his regenerative medicine practice since 2012, and has found this procedure to be remarkably effective in the treatment of advanced osteoarthritis of the hips, knees, ankles, hands and other joints. He trained with Dr. Harry Adelson and Dr. Robert Alexander in 2012, mastering the art of adipose derived stem cell therapy for orthopedic pain and regeneration. He completed accredited onsite training through the Bioheart Adipose Derived and Bone Marrow Stem Cell Harvesting and Isolation Training Course.

He is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management (DAAPM)

In 2009, he was honored with the first annual NCNM Alumni Association award for “The Most Innovative and Groundbreaking Naturopathic Clinical Practice”

Dr. Peterson is respected by his peers and has served his patients and the public in many capacities.  He understands first-hand the special challenges facing athletes of all ages. His interest in prolotherapy began when he developed serious life-threatening injuries that required more than orthopedic surgery to heal. After rehabilitation and prolotherapy treatments he has been able to resume all of his sports without pain or restriction. He trained in martial arts for 20 years and now  calls the Columbia River Gorge and the Oregon coast his gym, where he enjoys kitesurfing and windsurfing.

Dr. Peterson’s passion in medicine is finding the source of his patients’ conditions. To accomplish this, he first listens to the patients’ story, learning the nuances of their physical and emotional condition. He openly thinks out loud, letting the client know what he’s thinking, what tests are appropriate, and maps out a strategy to find the source and resolution of their condition. He utilizes all manner of physical and laboratory testing to discover the metabolic, nutritional, hormonal and mechanical disorders of his patients.

Private Practice Lake Oswego, Oregon, 1978- Present. Director of the Center for Traditional Medicine, a multi discipline practice specializing in regenerative medicine and prolotherapy. CTM is dedicated to empowering people to create optimal health through education, inspiration, and natural therapy.

Public Service

Institutional Review Board, International Cellular Medicine Society (  The International Cellular Medicine Society (ICMS) is an international non-profit dedicated to patient safety through strict evaluation of protocols and rigorous oversight of clinics and facilities engaged in the translation of point-of-care cell-based treatments. As a Professional Medical Association, the ICMS represents Physicians and Researchers from over 35 countries who share a mission to provide Scientifically Credible and Medically Appropriate Treatments to Informed Patients. The ICMS Works Tirelessly for the Clinical Translation of Field of Cell-Based Point-of-Care Treatments through: Comprehensive Medical Standards and Best Practice Guidelines for Cell Based Medicine, Strict Evaluation and Rigorous Oversight of Stem Cell Clinics and Facilities through a Global Accreditation Process.

President, Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians Three-one year terms (1979-1982). Duties included leadership in legislative initiatives, governmental relations and public education about the role of Naturopathic Medicine in Oregon health care.

Medical Director, Portland Naturopathic Clinic National College of Naturopathic Medicine, 1984-1987. Chief administrator of the colleges teaching clinic, responsible for the quality of care, staffing, budget, facilities management, and clinical education of naturopathic medical students.

Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine. Appointed to a 3-year term by Oregon’s Governor in 1988 to the five member licensing board, responsible for administrating ORS-685, the naturopathic licensing act. Reappointed by Governor Barbara Roberts to a second 3-year term in 1991. Served as chair of Budget, Administrative Rule, and College Review committees until 1995. Naturopathic physicians practice under the oldest professional medical license law in the State of Oregon, first written in 1927.

Council on Naturopathic Medical Education Served as Vice President and Secretary to the council and its Commission on Accreditation, 1989-1994. The CNME is the only recognized naturopathic medical school accrediting body in the world, and operates under the U.S. Department of Education. CNME serves as the accrediting body for all U.S. and Canadian colleges of Naturopathic medicine. Its primary mission is to protect the public by promoting a standard of excellence in naturopathic medical education.

Board Member, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, 2000-2006. The AANP mission is to serve its members by advancing the profession of naturopathic medicine and preserving its integrity. Our vision is to transform the healthcare system from a disease management system to a comprehensive health program incorporating the vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature.

Physician Reviewer, Lumetra. “Lumetra is a healthcare consulting organization dedicated to improving the quality, safety, and integrity of healthcare. We provide brighter insights for better healthcare across the United States. Our work, capabilities, and services are at the vanguard of our nation’s efforts to transform the delivery, administration, and future of healthcare. Our clients recognize us for providing comprehensive services and innovative solutions. An independent, nonprofit organization with more than two decades of experience, Limeira offers a broad array of services to public and private organizations.”


Doctor Of Naturopathic Medicine National College of Naturopathic Medicine, 1978; Portland, Oregon.

Certification in Prolotherapy, American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine,

Diplomat, American Academy of Pain Management,

Bachelor of Science Kansas Newman College; Wichita, Kansas.

Research Published:

“Efficacy of One Day Training in Low-Cost Manual Preparation of High Cellular Platelet Rich Plasma”, Noel S. Peterson, ND, DAAPM & K. Dean Reeves, MD, FAAPM&R, Journal of Prolotherapy. 2014;6:e922-e927

“Combination glutathione and anthocyanins as an alternative for skin care during external beam radiation”, T. Miko Enomoto, MD Thomas Johnson MD, Noel Peterson ND, Louis Homer MD, Deb Walts RN, and Nathalie Johnson MD , American Journal of Surgery, Volume 189, Number 5; 627-631.

Combined Glutathione and Anthocyanins: An Improved Alternative for Skin Care During External Beam Radiation, Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2008- A collaborative 150 patient placebo controlled double-blind study at Kaiser Hospitals and Legacy Hospitals

Current Research

Standardized In-office Method of Platelet Rich Plasma Preparation, Noel Peterson ND, Dean Reeves MD, Frank Nordt, PhD A human subject Western IRB approved study currently in data collection.


Faculty in Prolotherapy: American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine IROM 202 course, Lima, Peru, July 2015, July 2016: Course is sponsored by the Latin American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine and the Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación Dra. Adriana Rebaza Flores, a fully accredited teaching hospital entirely dedicated to rehabilitation. It is a required course for Interventional and Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine Certification (IROM). Each year we treat over 500 patients while training physicians from all over North America and South America. The course provides hands-on training in the diagnosis and prolotherapy treatment of a wide range of orthopaedic conditions.

Faculty in Regenerative Medicine, Latin American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 2016. 2-day hands-on course in Platelet Rich Plasma and Adipose Derived Stem Cells.

Associate Professor in Clinical Neurology, National College of Naturopathic Medicine; Portland, Oregon; 1979-1983.

Faculty, NATI Prolotherapy workshops, Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injection, 2005-present.

Professional Memberships:

International Cellular Medicine Society,

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians,

Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians,

American Association of Orthopedic Medicine,

American Academy of Pain Management,

Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injection,

Presented the following topics:

The Elbow in Pain: What to Do, What Not to Do, National College of Natural Medicine, Health Biz Expo, Portland, OR, April 2010

Physical Rehab Essentials: Keep it Simple for Success, National College of Natural Medicine, Elders conference, Portland, OR, June 2010

Knee Rehabilitation and Prolotherapy, NATI Module 4, Portland OR May 2009

Prolotherapy Assessment and Treatment of the Elbow, NATI Module 2, Vancouver BC, October 2007

A Walk in the PARQ: informed consent in naturopathic injection therapy. NATI Conference Module II, Phoenix AZ, Aug 2005

Reduced Glutathione and Anthocyanins in Skin Care During External Beam Radiation, AANP Annual Convention, Phoenix AZ 2005.

Prolotherapy: Assessment and Treatment of the Elbow, NATI Conference Module II, Portland, OR June 2006

Migraine Headaches, an Integrated Naturopathic Approach NCNM Homecoming Elders Conference, June 1997 NCNM, Portland, Oregon

Advanced Institute on Geriatric Care Management: Clinical and Ethical Challenges National Association of Geriatric Care Managers Annual Meeting, May 19-21, 1996; Portland, Oregon

Progesterone in Premature Labor NCNM O.B. Symposium, 1991, Portland, Oregon

Thyroid Function Pregnancy and Postnatal Mothers MANA Conference (Midwives Alliance of North America), February 19, 1989, Portland. Oregon

Naturopathic Treatment of Otitis Media NCNM Pediatrics Symposium, Oct. 29, 1988. Portland, Oregon