• The Nose Knows: Buteyko for Naturopaths

    Original Date: October 18, 2014
    Presenter: Sussanna Czeranko, ND

    Imagine the elation that your patients will feel when their symptoms can be cured with simple breathing exercises rather than expensive pills. Buteyko breathing naturally combats stress, fatigue, snoring, asthma, sleep apnea, seasonal allergies or even panic attacks. Learn how upside down and inside out our understanding of breathing has been.

    • Gain an understanding from the Buteyko point of view of what constitutes healthy breathing
    • Re-discover the science of healthy respiration
    • Learn how stress impacts our breathing and ultimately our health
    • Learn simple breathing exercises that can be immediately used in a naturopathic practice to help patients respond to stress and illnesses
    • Clinical cases presented

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM


  • Pharmalosophy of Respiratory Medications: Inhalers, Nasal Sprays and Steroids, Oh My!

    Original Date: October 18, 2014
    Presenter: Christie Fleetwood, ND, RPh

    Dr. Christie Fleetwood will offer an overview of the top pharmaceutical agents (by prescriptions written and dollars spent) for respiratory issues, predominantly asthma and allergies. She will discuss appropriate use, and relative and absolute contraindications, and the most common/most severe adverse reactions caused by the agents.  In addition, she will discuss nutritional depletions caused by these drugs. A naturopathic perspective will then be given on how to care for the patients who present with asthma and/or allergies, treating the whole person by finding the cause, restoring health, revitalizing the patient, and the physician's role in potentially "being the medicine" for the patient at hand.

    1.5 pharmacy CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM


  • The ABC’s of Pulmonology: Interpreting PFTs and Managing COPD

    Original Date: October 18, 2014
    Presenter:
    Hataya Poonyagariyagorn, MD

    NUNM welcomes Dr. Poonyagariyagorn, a local MD specialist in pulmonology to present on clinical uses of spirometry. She will explain the method of interpreting pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and guide physicians in generating a differential diagnosis and how the information can be applied to their patients. Because chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common diagnosis derived from such tests and is often encountered in the outpatient setting, Dr. Poonya will lead a more in-depth discussion of COPD. She will describe pathophysiology and explain treatment guidelines of COPD according to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) criteria.

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM


  • Breath of the Tao: Qigong for Treatment of Respiratory Conditions

    Original Date: October 18, 2014
    Presenter: 
    Judith Boice, ND, LAc FABNO

    Qigong (qi denotes vital energy and gong means skill or practice) may be a new phenomenon in the United States but has roots that span over 10,000 years in China. New research has demonstrated qigong can be very effective in treating chronic diseases including COPD, asthma, and cancer. Evidence suggests qigong also reduces the frequency of acute respiratory ailments, e.g. colds and the flu. This presentation will explore the historical and cultural context of qigong; the five major types of qigong and relevance of each; the medical and emotional importance of the lung in Chinese Medicine; and the safest, most effective ways to support patients learning and practicing qigong. In addition this presentation will focus on current treatments and support for lung cancer patients. 

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM


  • The Healing Power of the Breath: Stimulating The Vis Medicatrix Naturae & First Do No Harm Through Breathing 

    Original Date: October 19, 2014
    Presenter: Brad Lichtenstein, ND, BCB

    Dr. Lichtenstein will present the art and science of breathing physiology, explaining dysfunctional breathing and hyperventilation syndromes and correlating signs and symptoms. He will discuss biochemical, neurological, environmental and psychological factors on breathing. He will emphasize biochemical aspects by explaining roles of gas concentrations, the Haldane-Bohr effect and chemoreceptors. In addition, Dr. Lichetenstein will discuss biomechanical and neurological considerations of spinal alignment, diaphragmatic breathing, vagal tone, baroreceptors and respiratory centers and set point. 

    3.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM


  • Cardiovascular Causes of Dyspnea

    Original Date: October 19, 2014
    Presenter: 
    Peter Banitt, MD

    Dyspnea or shortness of breath is a sensation that everyone experiences at times. Physiologically our breathing allows ventilation and oxygenation of the blood to help maintain bodily hemostasis. Abnormal or pathologic sensations of dyspnea can be from many causes including various cardiac problems. These cardiovascular causes of dyspnea include systolic and diastolic heart failure, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, and other problems. Dr. Banitt will review normal and abnormal cardiopulmonary function and discuss the diagnosis and treatment of these cardiovascular problems as they pertain the sensation of dyspnea. 

    2.0 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM


  • Naturopathic Physiotherapy in Respiratory Disease

    Original Date: October 19, 2014
    Presenter: Eric Blake, ND

    Dr. Blake will review the use of diathermy treatment of commonly seen respiratory disorders in a naturopathic clinic including: asthma, upper respiratory infections, acute and chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, and chronic hyperventilation syndrome.

    1.5 general CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM