Singing bowl study break

March 20, 2018

photo of several singing bowls

Need a break from studying? Join us this Friday, March 23 at 7 PM for a restorative demonstration of Himalayan singing bowls by CCM’s Ken Glowacki. At this evening sound bath, you will experience a gentle release of tension and gain re-alignment as you let the soft sound of singing bowls, gong sounds and bells surround you and pass over you. Come with a yoga mat and pillows or use the chairs in the library. It will be a great way to start your weekend.

Extended library hours!

March 15, 2018

Finals are coming, and we know you need a place to study. We’ve got your back — the library will be open EXTRA HOURS starting this Friday, March 16! So, come get ready to rock your exams with extended hours on these days:

Good luck, everyone!!


March 7, 2018

library survey promotional signStudents, you are invited to participate in the 2018 Library Survey. Your input from this survey will influence planning decisions and help us determine where improvements are needed.

Based on past survey feedback, we’ve installed soundproof doors between the front and back rooms of the library; remodeled and added seating to the front room of the library; added a color printer, and much more.


There will be prizes!! Survey respondents can enter to win the “daily drawing” ($3 to spend at Refuel) AND one of four $30 gift certificates to either New Seasons or Amazon.

Oregon Food Bank Challenge: if we get 300 survey responses, the library will donate $100 to the Oregon Food Bank. If we get 600 responses, we will donate $200.

This survey takes an average of 10-15 minutes to complete and your answers will be anonymous. Take the survey now!

Celebrate Chinese New Year

February 15, 2018

festive 2018 imageOn Friday, February 16 the library will celebrate the Year of the Dog with festive decorations and treats in the Chinese Herb Library.  Stop by the library after 1 PM to sample oranges, candies, and other delicious snacks!

New laptop and phone chargers available!

February 14, 2018
Laptop chargers
New laptop chargers at the library

Did you get a new laptop or phone but forgot your charger at home? You’re in luck! SGA has purchased several Apple, Android, and Microsoft Surface chargers, and they are available for you to checkout now! All you need to do is ask at the front desk. Not sure which charger works for your device? We can help you figure that out too.

Extra hours for midterms!

February 8, 2018

Notebooks and books

Midterm exams are right around the corner, which means that the library will be open for extended hours! So, come by if you need a quiet place to read or a space for your study group to get together. We may even have some precious coffee to keep you fueled!

Saturday, February 10th: 9 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, February 11th: 12 PM – 6 PM
Monday, February 12th: 7 AM – 9 PM
Tuesday, February 13th: 7 AM – 9 PM
Wednesday, February 14th: 7 AM – 9 PM
Thursday, February 15th: 7 AM – 9 PM

Weed reads

November 27, 2017
Multi-colored cannabis leaf (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Curious about cannabis? The library has three new books for you. Read on for descriptions, or stop by and check them out in person.






Cannabis Pharmacy
Expert Michael Backes offers evidence-based information on using cannabis to address symptoms associated with an array of ailments and conditions. He provides information on how cannabis works with the body’s own endocannabinoid system, how best to prepare and administer it, and how to modify and control dosage. This newly revised edition is now completely up-to-date with the latest information on delivery and dosing of cannabis, including e-cigarette designs, additional cannabis varieties, and a new system for their classification, as well as 21 additional ailments and conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana.

The Cannabis Health Index: Combining the Science of Medical Marijuana with Mindfulness Techniques To Heal 100 Chronic Symptoms and Diseases
This comprehensive sourcebook combines evidence-based insights from more than 1,000 studies from cannabinoid and consciousness research to present a convincing case for the powerful healing effects of medical marijuana on over 100 chronic symptoms and diseases. Written by a former paramedic with a PhD in alternative healthcare, this in-depth reference shows that the subtle shifts in awareness commonly observed in cannabis-using patients vastly contribute to these compounds’ therapeutic potential.

The Medical Marijuana Dispensary: Understanding, Medicating, and Cooking with Cannabis
Join Laurie Wolf and Mary Wolf of the award-winning cannabis company Laurie & MaryJane as they introduce the therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana to patients and their caregivers. With up-to-date, evidence-based research and practical guides for finding a doctor, choosing a cannabis delivery method, dosing cannabis safely, and more, The Medical Marijuana Dispensary is the perfect primer for patients curious about cannabis.

CCM capstones & theses

November 27, 2017
2017 CCM capstones and theses
2017 CCM capstones and theses

The 2017 CCM capstones and theses are here! This year we have ten DSOM capstone projects and three MSOM theses, back from the bindery and ready to read. New titles are listed below. Come explore these new additions to the literature!




Taming the piglet : panic attacks in classical Chinese medicine
Ryan C. Gallagher

Chinese medicine and the endocannabinoid system
Heather Gail George

Treating postpartum qi & blood depletion using Japanese neoclassical acu-moxa techniques
Emily Rose Milano Hornback

Weaving dietary therapy together with classical Chinese herbal prescriptions
Maayan Avni

Unblocking the spirit : the treatment of pain in classical Chinese medicine
Joshua Park

Listening to the inner currents of the body : using the art of qigong tuina to transform tension patterns held within
Heather Becker-Brungard

Supplementing post-natal qi : the use of nutritional supplements in pain management from a Chinese medicine perspective
Katharyn Powers

The architecture and expansiveness of the lung organ network in Chinese medicine
Kimberly Kong

“Acupuncture engenders awareness” : examining consciousness through clinical experience and the huangdi neijing lingshu
Arista Gates

The intelligence of the heart : exploring craniosacral therapy through the lens of classical Chinese medicine
Ranee Charan Flinn

The elbow : window to the heart
Alexandra Gotea

Healing through set & setting
Richard Lee

Homeopathy and classical Chinese medicine : with guidance from the yi jing
Kye Peven


Library Space Redesign

July 20, 2017

If you have stopped by the library in the last couple of weeks, you may have noticed a few changes. This summer, we are working on a redesign of the front room study space. We are bringing in more seating, a much requested standing desk, and tables that you can customize for group work. We are also assessing and moving around reference books to allow for longer checkout periods. Please pardon our progress (and mess) while we make the space better for you. If you are having difficulty finding any resources, please stop by the front desk so we can help you.

Welcome, Pacific!

March 30, 2017

Pacific University logoWe are delighted to welcome Pacific University into the Portland Academic Health Libraries (PAHL) consortium, expanding further the breadth of library materials available to the NUNM community.  PAHL is a cooperative arrangement between the libraries of Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Pacific University, National University of Natural Medicine and University of Western States.  Students and faculty from each PAHL institution may use any of the other PAHL libraries during their regular open hours and check out materials from their collections. This includes use of online databases when in the library building (access from off campus is not available).

Your NUNM ID card may be used to check out books and other circulating materials from other PAHL libraries. Requests for materials may be made either through our library catalog or through interlibrary loan.  The lending library will deliver requested materials to NUNM for you to pick up, and you can return them to our library – we will check them in and return them to their home library.

Questions?  Ask us how to search and use the collections of our partner PAHL schools!