- Lesson 1 1h 15min
- Lesson 2 1h 00min
Parasitic Infections and Pharmaceutical Interventions
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.
- 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.
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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.