About Dr. Negri

C.P. Negri, OMD, CCH, NMD

Dr. Negri’s first love was body work, and he studied Shiatsu under a Japanese teacher (Yoshimitsu Shinryo) and worked as a Shiatsu therapist while going to school for Oriental medicine, beginning in 1974. He became a practicing acupuncturist in 1977, and earned his doctorate in 1980, when doctoral-level training was first established (this degree was not granted throughout the 1990s, and has only recently reappeared, with changes in the profession). Also in 1980, he underwent German electrodiagnosis (EAV) training, which brought traditional Acupuncture concepts into the scientific realm, with the use of what is now called Electro-Dermal Screening. At the same time, he took his first Homeopathic courses, which he says he “wasn’t interested in at all!” Continued study showed him the usefulness of this approach to medicine, and within a few years he had all but abandoned the traditional Chinese herbal compounds typically used by Acupuncturists.

In 1985-6, he underwent a one-year preceptorship with J. Murl Johnston, M.D. (last of the “old guard” homeopaths in Pittsburgh PA, and a student of legendary Homeopathic doctor Garth Boericke). Dr. Johnston was an expert in physical medicine modalities, using Homeopathy, electro-therapies, and manual therapies in his office. He established the physical therapy departments of South Side and Upper St. Clair Memorial Hospitals in Pittsburgh.

In 1986 Dr. Negri took more courses to round out his education and complete his training in natural medicine. The American School of Oriental and Homeopathic Therapy was essentially a Naturopathic medical school, but since the State of Florida had discontinued licensure of Naturopathic doctors, could not be called “Naturopathic”. It would not be until the end of 2005 that he would complete requirements for national board certification in Naturopathic medicine.

Dr. Negri was nationally certified in classical Homeopathy in 1995 by the Council for Homeopathic Certification and is entitled to use the letters “C.C.H.” after his name (Certified in Classical Homeopathy).

Dr. Negri also privately studied electrotherapy with Dr. N.M. Abbe, for seven years. Further instruction was gained from Dr. Ernest Shearer of the Beechwold Clinic over two years.  Beechwold is one of the oldest continuously operating Naturopathic clinics in the U.S.

Dr. Negri has drawn from the talents and skills of many teachers in Japan, including Dr. Shudo Aoyagi (Oriental Medicine), Dr. Toshio Sasaki (Acupuncture and physical medicine), Yoshimitsu Shinryo (natural medicine), and others. For many years, he returned to Japan every other year for continuing study.

In 2005, he finally completed requirements for credentialing as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. In May 2006, he passed his national board examination (ABNE) and became a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician. The following year, he completed the newer United States Naturopathic Licensing Examination (USNLE) and in November 2007 was named a diplomate of the National Board of Naturopathic Medical Examiners.

He teaches seminars on electro-therapy, and his unique approaches to Naturopathic medicine, Acupuncture, and Homeopathy. He is a member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine, the American Naturopathic Association, the International Society of Naturopathic Physicians, and has belonged to “so many Homeopathic organizations I’m starting to forget them”.

Dr. Negri moved from Pittsburgh to West Virginia years ago and has been appointed by four different Governors of West Virginia to the Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. His term as president expired in 2015.