Parasitic Infections and Pharmaceutical Interventions

Parasitic Infections and Pharmaceutical Interventions

Description

Gastrointestinal symptoms are quite common among patients who seek naturopathic care, and can sometimes be difficult to accurately diagnose and effectively treat. All too often, infections are confused with functional issues, and vice-versa. This lecture aims to arm the naturopathic physician with a deeper understanding of the signs, symptoms, differential diagnoses, and treatments of common gastrointestinal complaints–including appropriate pharmaceutical, nutritional, herbal, and nutraceutical interventions.

In addition, this lecture delves into the connection between GI dysfunction, hormone health, and neurotransmitters. Additional infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and malaria, and their effects on the microbiome (and therefore on the entire body!) are also discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss sequelae of insect bites and infestations
  • Determine differences between infection and functional causes of GI distress
  • Explore integrative modalities for symptom relief
  • Discuss the sequelae of GI dysfunction on brain and endocrine health

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 image by: Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Course Content

  • Lesson 1 1h 15min
  • Lesson 2 1h 00min

Instructor

Dr. Ambrose is a noted educator, teaching at both the Natural College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM). She offers professional seminars in the Northwest, Montana, Hawaii, and the Dominican Republic. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Biochemistry from Evergreen State College in 1975 and a degree in acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1976, followed by an advanced degree in acupuncture from the same institution in 1977. Dr. Ambrose earned the distinction of Naturopathic Doctor from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1989. Her private practice focuses on oncology, endocrinology, cardiology, immunology, acupuncture, and women’s health. Dr. Ambrose has been selected as one of Portland's most outstanding medical professionals by Portland Monthly Magazine's Top Doctors & Nurses 2014.

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    1.125 CEUs total (up to 1.125 CEUs Category B) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    2.25 hours total (up to 1 hour Category F - Prescriptive Authority) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    2.25 credits total (up to 2.25 credits Category A, up to 1 credit Category A - Prescribing) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    2.25 CEUs total (up to 2.25 CEUs General, up to 1 CEU Pharmacy/Pharmacognosy) -Direct Approval
  • Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM)

    2.25 hours total (up to 2.25 hours General, up to 1 hour Pharmacology) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    2.25 hours total (up to 2.25 hours General, up to 1 hour Pharmacology) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    1.125 CPDs total (up to 1.125 CPDs Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    2.25 CMEs total (up to 2.25 CMEs General, up to 1 CME Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

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

    2.25 hours total (up to 2.25 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    2.25 credits total (up to 2.25 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

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

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

    2.25 CEUs total (up to 2.25 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

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

    2.25 CEs total (up to 2.25 CEs General, up to 1 CE Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    2.25 hours total (up to 2.25 hours General, up to 1 hour Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

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

    2.25 hours total (up to 2.25 hours General, up to 1 hour Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    2.25 hours total (up to 2.25 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

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

    2.25 contact hours total (up to 2.25 contact hours General, up to 1 contact hour Pharmacotherapeutics) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    2.25 hours total (up to 2.25 hours General, up to 1 hour Naturopathic Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    2.25 credits total (up to 2.25 credits General, up to 1 credit Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

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

    2.25 hours total (up to 2.25 hours Category C, up to 1 hour Category F) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    2.25 CEs total (up to 2.25 CEs General, up to 1 CE Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    2.25 hours total (up to 2.25 hours Category 2, up to 1 hour Category 2 - Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
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