• An Addict's Life: One Nurse's Journey

    Original Date: June 11, 2016
    Presenters: 
    Joani Gammill, Interventionist AIS

    Joani Gammill worked from 1978 until 2005 as a registered nurse. Show now works as a full time alcohol and drug Interventionist. After a work accident and subsequent spinal fusion she became severely addicted to opiate pain medication. Her story illustrates the easy slip from chronic pain to life threatening addiction and how easily opiate medications are prescribed. She now speaks about chronic pain and alternative ways to treat pain and gives scientific stats on the ineffectiveness of opiates over time. She has written two books, The Interventionist and Painkillers, Heroin and the Road to Sanity.

    Joanie’s personal story illustrates alcoholism and addiction  and how it is affected by genetics, psychological factors and social influences - the perfect storm. She reviews facts about chronic pain and opiate effectiveness over time, sprinkles in how to pick up on a doctor shopper for opiates in your exam room, and ends with alternative ways that chronic pain can be effectively dealt with.

    1.5 Pain Management CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM

  • Naturopathic Medicine Bag for Pain Treatments

    Original Date: June 11, 2016
    Presenters: 
    Miriam Mazure-Mitchell, ND

    Everyone experiences pain to varying degrees at times in life; both physical and psycho-emotional. Pain is defined as an unpleasant subjective experience whose     purpose is to motivate you to do something, usually protective: Thus, pain is a survival mechanism of fundamental importance. However, thanks to the pharmacy industry’s “magic bullet”approach to all complaints, people are led to expect that they shouldn't or don't have to experience any discomfort whatsoever...EVER!

    Naturopathic medicine/health care maintains a vast repertoire of treatment modalities for all patients and conditions. This interactive session will further your knowledge and skills regarding how to assess a patient and types of pain for underlying causes, while identifying relevant relief options. All of this without the need to prescribe opiates or benzodiazepines!

    Distinguish the differences between persistent/chronic pain and acute pain Learn how the brain can be taught to respond differently to pain. Expand your ND treatment medical bag for practical application. 

    2.0 Pain Management CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM

  • This course requires an enrollment key
    Cost: US$ 35.00

    Oregon’s PDMP 101

    Original Date: June 11, 2016
    Presenters: 
    Lisa Millet, MSH

    Lisa M. Millet Ms. Millet has education and experience working in both mental health and public health. Her work in behavioral health led her to a career in public health. She has worked as a therapist at a state hospital, manager of outpatient behavioral health, coordinator of HIV community planning and now as a manager of injury and violence prevention programs. She oversees a variety of programs with a focus on suicide prevention including Youth Suicide Prevention, Elder Suicide Prevention Planning, Violent Death Reporting, an attempt follow-up demonstration project and Child Fatality Review. She is an advisor to the Northwest Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the vice chair of the Governor's Council on Domestic Violence and an executive board member of the State & Territorial Injury Director's Association. Ms. Millet is also involved in lobbying efforts to increase funding to for suicide prevention through her work with the Injury Coalition.

    1.0 Pain Management CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM

  • Topical Pain Medications

    Original Date: June 11, 2016
    Presenters: 
    Natalie Gustafson, PharmD

    Natalie Gustafson received her Doctorate in Pharmacy after graduating summa cum laude from Northeastern University in Boston, where she trained at world-renowned Harvard teaching hospitals. Natalie is a compounding pharmacist and owner of Lloyd Center Pharmacy and Pacific Compounds Pharmacy, and has expertise in a variety of topics, including women’s health, pain management, endocrinology, auto-immune diseases and low dose naltrexone. She’s involved in teaching many pharmacy CE courses for Naturopathic Physicians, including presenting at the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians December conferences, NorthWest Naturopathic Physicians Convention and for the Pain Society of Oregon. In addition to being published in NDNR for thyroid management, Natalie also consults on the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine Formulary Council. 

    1.5 Pain Management CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM

  • Clinical Pearls of Herbal Topical Application for Pain

    Original Date: June 11, 2016
    Presenters: 
    Chiaoli Lu ND, DAOM, LAc

    Dr. Lu is licensed as a primary care naturopathic physician and acupuncturist in the state of Oregon. She has her doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine and a master’s degree in Classical Chinese Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine; she also earned her doctorate degree in Oriental Medicine & Acupuncture from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She is passionate about helping patients seek the underlying cause of their health problems. It is her goal to help people achieve health through natural modalities and by honoring the healing power of Mother Nature and love.

    Her specialized practice focuses on healing from chronic diseases, including all kinds of injury and pain, chronic fatigue, insomnia, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, liver & kidney diseases, auto-immune diseases, mental health, gastrointestinal problems, endocrine disorders, addiction, weight problems, women’s health, infertility and cancer, etc.

    Her therapies focus on optimal lifestyle choices, including dietary, sleep, detoxification, exercise recommendations, integrated with acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, IV nutritional injection, prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, body work, craniosacral therapy, balneology, hydrotherapy, plant stem cell therapy, qi gong and meditation.

    0.5 Pain Management CEUs for NDs approved by OBNM