Day 1 :
Time : 09:00
LuLu Shimek is a Naturopathic Physician practicing in Asheville, North Carolina, United States. She graduated from the world renowned Bastyr University with a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. She works with patients suffering with chronic disease and specializes in autoimmune disease, digestive disorders, and chronic pain. She runs an integrative clinic, Epione Clinic for Integrative Healing, where the focus is in working with patients suffering from physical, emotional and mental trauma. She has published many articles, including WNC Woman Magazine, as well as is featured on the local TV station, WLOS, providing prevention and wellness for the community. She is a political advocate for health as Vice President of the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Medicine and frequents Washington, DC to liase for health care reform.
Current widespread sympathetic dominance, anxiety and cognitive dysfunction places significant demands on the alternative medical community to create consistent, successful protocols to achieve balance within the nervous system. The case studies of patients in Phase 1 provided a common bond to trauma exemplifying the sympathetic dominance with a focus on chronic anxiety.
The discovery was made, by regenerating the whole body system by system at a cellular and at functional level the patients experienced deeper and long lasting health. Further prevention of chronic disease and systemic breakdown was developed in Phase 2 maintenance program.
Proven therapeutic protocols as well as hypothesis for further peak performance will be discussed with consideration and application to professional practice.
Learning Objectives :
1. Overview and Organ Specific Focus: Nervous System
2. Protocols for a holistic alternative approach
3. Case studies of success
4. Future hypothesis and project evolution
Naturopathic Doctor, Certified nutrition specialist (CNS), Co-owner and medical director of Born Naturopathic Associates, Inc.
Time : 09:40
Todd A. Born is a naturopathic doctor, certified nutrition specialist (CNS), co-owner and medical director of Born Naturopathic Associates, Inc., in Alameda, California. He is the Product Manager, Head of New Product Development, Scientific Advisor for Allergy Research Group, LLC and is Editor-in-Chief of their science-based Focus Newsletter. He is a Thought Leader for the UK-based Clinical Education, a free peer-to-peer service that offers clinicians a closed forum to ask clinical questions and receive evidence-based responses by experts in their fields. He is also lead advisor and President of the International Society for Naturopathic Medicine, as well as a medical wellness advisor for the International Medical Wellness Association. He and his wife, Dr. Lindsay Jones-Born, previously practiced in Seattle, WA and Avon, CT
Neurodegenerative disorders (ND) are an umbrella term for a range of conditions which primarily affect the neurons in the human brain, but can also affect the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. ND are thought to be incurable and debilitating conditions that result in progressive degeneration and/or death of nerve cells.
I will discuss how a thorough integrative approach can often slow down the progression of the neuronal degeneration, as well as strengthen the central and peripheral nervous systems, decrease oxidative stress and optimize mitochondrial function.
Goals and Objectives:
- Understand risk factors for and hastening of ND
- Optimize strategies for interventions
- Urine and blood testing that may improve patient outcomes
- Evidence-based diet, nutritional and botanical treatments that may improve patient outcomes
Director, CHI (Comprehensive Health Innovations) Medical Center LLC
Keynote: Music and Brain Function
Time : 10:30
Elizabeth Chen Christenson, MD, LAc, is the founding Medical Director of CHI (Comprehensive Health Innovations) Medical Center in Kailua, Hawaii, a recipient of the Top Doctor Award, board certified in Integrative Holistic medicine, Medical Acupuncture, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, as well as licensed acupuncturist, Qigong instructor and Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner. She serves as an Associate Clinical Professor & teaching faculty at the Department of Complementary & Integrative Medicine, UH School of Medicine.
Her unique practice offers customized healthcare options blending integrative regenerative and aesthetic medicine, non-toxic metabolic therapy and cutting-edge image enhancement technology a true bridging the best of Eastern and Western medicine.
From the ancient time music and medicine have been linked starting from at least the ancient Greek where Apollo was both the God of Medicine and the God of Music. The Chinese character for “medicine, remedy, drug” ( 藥 ) is composed of two words:
Herb ( 廾) – on the top of the word and Music ( 樂 ) on the bottom.
廾 + 樂 = 藥
Herb + Music = Medicine
It is long held that music affects human health and emotion.
Highlights of presentation:
- Chinese Five Element theory revealed the connection between music and body-mind-spirit will be discussed.
- Bain anatomy and physiology,
- Tools we use to study brain: EEG, PET scan, Functional MRI,
- Current research on music and brain function, how music affects and improves school performance, neurological dysfunction, such as Alzheimer’s (Sliver Tsunami), Parkinson’s, Autism, Depression, PTSD, etc.
- Introduction of Cochran’s reviews, evidence based medicine
- Definition of Music Therapy vs therapeutic music
- Harp therapy – International harp therapy program – Christina Tourin
- Integrating music/music therapy/ therapeutic music/ harp therapy in to my private Integrative Medical practice.
- How to integrate music in general medical practice, inpatient and outpatient, hospice, etc.
- Benefit to hospital system, better retention of staff, quicker discharge, long term hospitalized patient get cognitive stimulation, helps brain and body rehabilitation.
- How to build capacity of music interaction in the health care system as prevention and treatment of chronic degenerative disease and staff burn out.