Introducing our new on-demand, video streaming presentations on Vimeo!
Video presentations offer complete clinical information, with the speaker and the PowerPoint playing together in an ideal format for online learning. Continuing education credits available for all videos.
We thank all the speakers from this year’s conferences for adapting to this new online video format and still providing the same excellent information we have become used to at the live events.
And to everyone who attended: thank you for making this another wonderful conference season! Here’s what a few of you had to say:
“Thank you so much for a great webinar. So good to connect with so many even if in cyberspace! Loved all the presentations.” — D.W., Naturopathic Physician
“It has been such a great, great conference. I loved watching lectures I normally would not have invested time in-but could because of time at home and access. It made my COVID isolation brighter and happier. You and your team and the presenters really made a difference in a lot of our lives.” — J.K., Licensed Acupuncturist
“Thank you for the best conference to date. Speakers were knowledgeable with great slides.” — K.C., Naturopathic Physician and Licensed Acupuncturist
“I have told so many people about this conference and I’m a nurse practitioner and I tell them this is like the best conference I have ever been too!” — L.C., Nurse Practitioner
We invite you to join us for the Summer Video Series for Continuing Education, a new 6-video series offering continuing education for naturopathic physicians and nurses. Learn about topics including microbiome health, the nervous system, mental health, neuroplasticity, women’s health and cellular repair.
This series was aired live from July-September 2020, and now you can access the recordings to earn continuing education on your own schedule at your own pace!
Location: Watch from the comfort of your home
Dates: 8-weeks of access to streaming video lectures; watch on your own schedule
Six 2-hour streaming sessions on Zoom, including speaker lecture and Q&A
Continuing Education available for Nurses and Naturopathic Physicians
NDs: Approved for up to 12 general hours of which 3 can be pharmacy (OBNM); each session is 2 hours credits
Nurses: Approved for up to 7.5 nursing contact hours; each session is 1.5 contact hours (NCNA)
Cost: $30 per session or a package deal of $99 for all 6 sessions!
The following are summaries from the most recent Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium. The presentations in this post include building immunity from childhood, environmental causes of immune deficiencies, and investigating the connection between aging and immunity. Continue reading
We have several presentations approved for the opioid/addiction continuing education requirement for Arizona Naturopathic Doctors. Approved by the SCNM continuing education committee for opioid/addiction CE.
Opiate Use Disorder and its Treatment from a Mind-Body-Spirit Perspective – Part 1 and 2
Speaker: Lori Harger, PMHNP, 3 hours credit Audio recording available here and video recordings available here: Part 1 and Part 2).
Note: The information in this series is provided as a research resource for health professionals and is not intended to replace diagnosis and treatment by a qualified health care practitioner.
Details: These nine audio recordings offer a wealth of advanced clinical information on the relationship of the gastrointestinal system to physical and mental health. Presented by experienced practitioners, the series covers botanicals for basic gut health and a review of herbal and nutritional gastroenterology. The first four recordings listed below include clinical recommendations for healing the gut-brain axis with botanicals, treating intestinal permeability and managing small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). The final two recordings present the latest information on the vagus nerve and the brain’s effect on the gut and overall immunity. (See more detailed descriptions below.) Includes a digital book of lecture notes with complete references (137-page pdf). Continue reading
Continuing education for naturopathic physicians Note: The information in this series is provided as a research resource for health professionals and is not intended to replace diagnosis and treatment by a qualified health care practitioner.
Details: These eight audio recordings offer the clinician valuable information to help reduce opioid use, over-use and addiction. Presented by experienced practitioners, they address botanical therapies for dampening the inflammatory response and managing types of pain (i.e. neuralgia, acute renal colic, vascular pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis and radiation-induced oral mucositis). Features up-to-date information on the uses of cannabis for pain management and discusses the underlying causes of chronic pain syndrome. Includes digital book of lecture notes with complete references (85 page PDF). Continue reading
Glycyrrhiza glabra and Glycyrrhiza uralensis (licorice) are members of the pea family (Leguminosae). In Chinese lore, licorice became known as “sweet grass”, finding utility as a sweet flavoring and gaining respect in over two thousand years of recorded use as a potent medicinal plant 1. Continue reading
This is a summary of the panel discussion at the 2018 Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine with Chanchal Cabrera, RH(AHG), Katie Stage, ND, RH(AHG) and Jill Stansbury, ND, in which they addressed cognitive decline and dementia. In this wide-ranging discussion they covered botanicals and nutritional therapies for prevention, and evaluated the most commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals. Continue reading
Details: These six audio recordings offer the clinician detailed information on prescribing Medical Marijuana, the most appropriate delivery system for specific conditions, possible side effects and interactions. Includes complete references. Features up-to-date information on medicinal uses of Cannabis for pain, cancer, mental health conditions, sleep and more. Includes digital book of lecture notes (50 page PDF).
Therapeutic Uses of the Cannabinoids and Other Cannabis Compounds, Part 1
Kenneth Proefrock presents his clinical experience using Cannabis therapeutically for a wide range of conditions from seizures, restless leg syndrome and insomnia, to cancer, MS, Parkinsons and chronic pain. Detailed usage information includes prescribing Medical Marijuana as an internal agent, a vapor, as food and in topical applications for pain. Speaker: Kenneth Proefrock, ND. (Product Code: 15SW01)
Therapeutic Uses of the Cannabinoids and Other Cannabis Compounds, Part 2
Continued from Part 1, Kenneth Proefrock continues presenting his clinical experience using Cannabis therapeutically for a wide range of conditions from seizures, restless leg syndrome and insomnia, to cancer, MS, Parkinsons and chronic pain. Includes some of the more interesting research on the variability of constituents with different cultivation techniques and cross-reactions with other therapeutic agents. Reviews laws surrounding medical uses with an emphasis on Arizona. Kenneth Proefrock, ND. (Product Code: 15SW02)
Use of Cannabis Compounds for Health and Disease Treatment: A Science-Based Review
Reviews over 250 clinical trials on the efficacy and safety of Medical Marijuana use for glaucoma, HIV/AIDs, opiate addiction, nausea, cancer-related cachexia, muscle spasms, epilepsy, pain, autoimmune diseases and inflammation. The benefits and drawbacks of different delivery systems, different solvents for extraction and vaporizers are discussed. Clinically relevant details on the chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of cannabinoids, including THC and CBD, are summarized. Speaker: Christopher Hobbs, PhD. (Product Code: 18SW03)
The Influence of Cannabis on the Psyche
Reports in both the biomedical literature and from patients suggest that there are beneficial effects of Medical Cannabis on various psychological conditions. Conversely, there are reports of detrimental influences of Cannabis on mental health, including addiction. This lecture discusses both sides and shines a light on a topic that will increasingly be discussed in healthcare provider forums and the press. Speaker: Kevin Spelman, PhD. (Product Code: 15ME30)
Cannabis and Cancer: Sifting the Science
The use of Medical Marijuana to treat issues such as cancer pain or chemo-induced nausea and vomiting is well established. However, there is also widespread patient interest in Medical Cannabis as a direct anticancer agent. This session reviews how cancer involves the endocannabinoid system, and presents data on the anticancer properties of Cannabis both in terms of cancer pathophysiology & molecular biology, as well as its effects on specific malignancies. Speaker: Jonathan Treasure, MNIMH. (Product Code: 17SW25)
Cannabis as an Alternative to Opioids, Benzodiazepines, NSAIDs and other Drugs
While these drugs can have unintended side effects, the use of Medical Marijuana as a substitute should be carefully evaluated for efficacy, adverse reactions and best use for either weaning patients from a drug or using it in conjunction to reduce drug dosage and negative effects. In a fair comparison, Medical Marijuana may be better, but a user may also develop tolerance, loss of effect, and side effects from Marijuana. Examine all sides of this topic with three experienced clinicians. Panelists: Paul Bergner, Jonathan Treasure and Kenneth Proefrock. (Product Code: 17SW17)
Plus, the Series Lecture Notes for Cannabis Therapeutics, in PDF format.