- The Immune System in Autoimmune Disease 2h 21min
- Naturopathic Approaches to Treatment 1h 52min
Autoimmune Disease and Immunology
What You'll Learn
- The contributing factors of autoimmune disease
- The 3 I’s of autoimmune disease
- Overview of the immune system
- How to modulate the immune system
- The role of the microbiome, nutrition, and hormones in inflammation
- What psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) is and why it matters
- The naturopathic treatments for autoimmune disease
Why do some people get autoimmune disease and others don’t? How can you modulate the immune system to help someone with an autoimmune disease (including influencing their Th1, Th2, and cytokine response)? How does the immune system change in someone with autoimmune disease? In this course, Dr. Satya Ambrose breaks down the 3 I’s that play a major role in autoimmune disease: immunity, inflammation, and infection. She gives an overview of rheumatology, immunological factors, and a wide range of naturopathic tools that we can use to modulate the immune system and control inflammation. She focuses on psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), which is the exciting field of science that studies the interconnecting influences of the brain, neuroendocrine system, and immune system. Dr. Ambrose stresses the importance behind the gut microbiome, nutrition, hormones, and other factors in regulating inflammation. She focuses heavily on naturopathic treatment options and provides an extensive list of available tools including herbs, nutrition, lifestyle changes, and supplements. With her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), she briefly highlights Chinese Medicine applications.
Dr. Ambrose’s engaging teaching style makes such complex topics like PNI and immunology fun, interesting, and easily digestible. As an experienced clinician, she focuses on the clinically-relevant aspects of these detailed fields of study. You will walk away from this course with new and research-backed tools for supporting your patients who have autoimmune disease.
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.