Naturopathic Pain Therapies

Naturopathic Pain Therapies


Pain is one of the top three reasons a patient seeks medical care in the United States. Current standard of care for the treatment of pain does not offer patients a well-rounded solution for their pain. This 2-hour webinar will discuss pain receptors, theory of pain perception, various aspects for evaluating a pain patient and how to determine appropriate treatments or types of referrals for your patient. The evaluation of a chronic pain patient is in depth and incorporates many avenues as a cause for pain. The pain treatments discussed will be different types of bodywork (i.e. massage, MET), infrared light therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy and theory on how they effectively can provide pain relief. Different types of pain injection therapies will also be discussed, including: biopuncture, trigger points, prolotherapy, PRP, IV therapy. Introduction to acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine, in addition to herbal formulas for the treatment of pain. Finally, a short discussion on western herbs, a more in depth look at nutritional deficiencies and pain, how to support nutritional therapy through food.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the different types of pain receptors
  • Identify the appropriate pain therapy for your patient
  • Identify the key differences between pain injections
  • Understand the differences between eastern and western medicine herbal prescribing
  • Learn the various aspects of nutrition involved with pain

Learn for a Cause

A portion of proceeds from sales of this course goes directly to Chitari Center of Collaborative Medicine, a nonprofit holistic healing center.

Course Content

  • Naturopathic Pain Therapies 2h 00min


Dr. Brooks is a naturopathic physician with a focus in nutritional intravenous (IV) therapy, dermatology, sports medicine, pain and internal medicine.

Dr. Brooks believes the internal process of aging is equally important to the visual and external process of aging. Internal aging is referred to as what most consider to-be 'par for the course' and that it is normal to battle fatigue, illness, and pain as we grow older. Each stage of life is equally important and may require a variable spectrum of treatments to maintain optimal health. Dr. Brooks personalizes every treatment for each patient to promote health restoration and prevention of disease. Optimal results can be achieved through utilization of Naturopathic (holistic) medicine, Chinese medicine (acupuncture), conventional medicine, and lifestyle modifications.

Dr. Brooks received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree in 2013 from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. During her internship, she had a great interest in Nutritional IV Therapy, Dermatology, and Minor Surgery. In the past few years, Dr. Brooks has attended multiple continuing education seminars for IV therapy with a specific focus in: Oncology, Advanced Formulas, and currently holds certification in IV Therapy Chelation for the treatment of heavy metals. Dr. Brooks has also been trained in other injection therapies to decrease facial wrinkles and lines, as well as PRP (platelet rich plasma) stem cell therapy, biopuncture and prolotherapy injections for pain.

Currently Dr. Brooks is continuing her education at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and is pursuing a Master's of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree and is anticipating graduation in August 2016. Prior to pursuing Doctorate and Master's degrees, Dr. Brooks received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon in 2007, with a specific focus in Human Physiology and Organic Chemistry.

When Dr. Brooks is not studying science or seeing patients, she loves to travel to the fabulous Oregon beaches, explore the outdoors, travel to new places, listen to live music, and spend time with her family, friends and Shih Tzu puppy.

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    1 CEU total (up to 1 CEU Category B) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    2 credits total (up to 2 credits Category A) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    2 CEUs total (up to 2 CEUs General, up to 2 CEUs Pain Management/Addiction Disorders) -Direct Approval
  • Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM) - (expires on October 05, 2025)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General Education, up to 2 hours Pain Management) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    1 CPD total (up to 1 CPD Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    2 CMEs total (up to 2 CMEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

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

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    2 credits total (up to 2 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

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

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

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

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

    2 CEs total (up to 2 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

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

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

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

    2 contact hours total (up to 2 contact hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    2 credits total (up to 2 credits General) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

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

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours Category C) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    2 CEs total (up to 2 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

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