Functional Gastrointestinal Conditions

Functional Gastrointestinal Conditions

Description

Functional gastrointestinal conditions are extremely common and there are few tools to manage patients with them in conventional medicine. Non-erosive esophageal reflux disease (NERD), functional dyspepsia (FD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and upper intestinal bacterial overgrowth (UIBO) are four of the most commonly encountered functional syndromes discussed in depth in this presentation. Mechanism- and tradition-based herbal treatments are highlighted, with reference to clinical trial data whenever available. Case studies are used to show how to apply the information provided.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to effectively treat patients with NERD, FD, IBS, and UIBO using herbal medicines.
  • Individualize herbal treatment for patients with functional GI conditions.
  • Explain the role of dilated intraepithelial spaces or other types of increased permeability in the causation of functional GI conditions, and be able to treat these underlying issues effectively.
  • Clinically differentiate IBS-D, -C and –M and individualize treatments for patients with each condition.
  • Understand the difference between bitters and carminatives, and thus be able to effectively apply them to patients.

Course Content

  • Functional Gastrointestinal Conditions 1h 30min

Instructor

Eric Yarnell, ND, RH(AHG) graduated from Bastyr University (Seattle, WA) in 1996, after which he completed a two-year residency with master herbalist and physician Silena Heron, RN, ND in Sedona, AZ. Dr. Yarnell served as chair of the department of botanical medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM; Tempe, AZ) where he also taught gastroenterology, urology/men's health, and pulmonology/sleep medicine. He has served as senior and associate editor of the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine. He has been in private practice or supervising students since 1997. He is chief medical officer at Northwest Naturopathic Urology. He is a founding member and current president of the Botanical Medicine Academy (Seattle, WA), a specialty board for practitioners who use herbs.

Currently Dr. Yarnell is associate professor in the botanical medicine department at Bastyr University and adjunct faculty at SCNM. He is a co-founder and chief financial/operations office of Healing Mountain Publishing, Inc., a publisher of natural medicine textbooks for students and practitioners. He is also president of Heron Botanicals, Inc. an herbal pharmacy providing hand-crafted, whole plant extracts exclusively to health care providers.

Dr. Yarnell is author of numerous texts and articles including Natural Approach to Gastroenterology 2nd ed and the forthcoming Natural Approach to Urology and Men's Health 2nd ed. He is co-author of Clinical Botanical Medicine 2nd ed and the A-Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions. He is a contributing author for The Textbook of Natural Medicine 4th ed and Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy: Modern Herbal Medicine 2nd ed. He has lectured widely.

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    0.75 CEU total (up to 0.75 CEU Category B) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    1.5 credits total (up to 1.5 credits Category A) -Direct Approval
  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

    1.5 PDAs total (up to 1.5 PDAs AOM and Biomedicine (AOM-BIO)) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    1.5 CEUs total (up to 1.5 CEUs General) -Direct Approval
  • Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    0.75 CPD total (up to 0.75 CPD Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    1.5 CMEs total (up to 1.5 CMEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    1.5 continuing competence credits total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    1.5 credits total (up to 1.5 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    1.5 PDAs total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    1.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    1.5 CEUs total (up to 1.5 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    1.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    1.5 CEs total (up to 1.5 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    1.5 CEUs total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    1.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    1.5 contact hours total (up to 1.5 contact hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    1.5 credits total (up to 1.5 credits General) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    1.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours Category C) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    1.5 CEs total (up to 1.5 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours Category 2) -Assumed Approval
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