Vital Gathering VI

Natural Law in Clinical Knowledge

13 hours General CE approved by NANCEAC for all 50 states & Canada

VIRTUAL

Keynote: Update on the Global Naturopathic Profession (1 hr) Iva Lloyd, ND

  • Review the global reach of naturopathic medicine / naturopathy.
  • Understand the status of naturopathic education around the world.
  • Outline the status of naturopathic regulation and regulatory challenges in different world regions.
  • Review the research available to support naturopathic practice.
  • Highlight the involvement of the World Naturopathic Federation with the World Health Organization

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the global reach of naturopathic medicine / naturopathy.
  • Understand the status of naturopathic education around the world.
  • Outline the status of naturopathic regulation and regulatory challenges in different world regions.
  • Review the research available to support naturopathic practice.
  • Highlight the involvement of the World Naturopathic Federation with the World Health Organization

Naturopathic Case Analysis, Simplifying Complex Cases (3 hrs) Louise Edwards, ND

  • Review of relevant Naturopathic Clinical Theory
  • Fundamentals of Case Analysis Form
  • Utilizing the Therapeutic Order to assess complex cases and create a treatment plan
  • Long term management of complex cases

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine where to start and components to prioritize in complex cases.
  • Apply the therapeutic order to develop treatment plans for complex cases.
  • Identify and treatment most common factors that complicate cases.
  • Long term management of complex cases.

Dietary Reactivity and Nutrition (1.5 hrs) Jared Zeff, ND, LAc, VNMI

  • Dietary Reactivity, Evaluation of and Application in Clinical practice. 
  • Dietetics as cornerstone of Naturopathic Nutrition and reducing inflammatory food reactions to begin the healing process in the hierarchy of the therapeutic order.
  • Approaching diet/nutrition as medicine in clinical practice
  • Urinary Indican – Addressing clinical when and how. Applying Urinary Indican testing to dietary reactivity

Learning objectives:

  • Understand different Naturopathic approaches to evaluating Dietary Reactivity
  • Apply naturopathic nutrition in the context of the therapeutic order
  • Acquire skills to apply nutrition as medicine in practice
  • Demonstrate understanding of the use of urinary indican testing and how it applies to dietary reactivity

Naturopathic Assessment (1 hr) Jared Zeff, ND, LAc, VNMI

  • Thyroid/Adrenal Assessment – Clinical Evaluation/Physical Exam
  • Pulse Diagnosis 
  • Leg Length Technique

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the skills to evaluate physical signs of thyroid and adrenal function
  • Understand naturopathic physical exam 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Naturopathic Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis

Nature as Therapy: A Scientific Foundation (2 hrs) ND, LAc, MPH

Learning Objective:

  • Know the history and theory underlying the preventive, restorative and therapeutic applications of Nature Therapy.
  • Become familiar with relevant terms of including biophilia, shinrinyoku, ecopsychology, etc…
  • Know the pathological conditions for which an Nature Therapy approach may be beneficial
  • Acquire clinical knowledge & skills for utilizing Nature Therapy techniques with patients in naturopathic practice
  • Recognize the current programs and policies that are incorporating these techniques
  • Understand the potential for wider inclusion of this approach within the medical professions

Using the Advances in Science to Optimize Nature Cure in Practice (1 hr) Sara Hazel, ND

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Sunlight
  • Physical Manipulation
  • The Human Biofield

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the science that supports Hot and Cold Therapies, water applications, and traditional uses of hydrotherapy and how to apply this in practice.
  • Understand the science that supports Sunlight Therapy through its effects on hormonal function, neurotransmitter production, circadian rhythms, and the clinical hormonal function, neurotransmitter production, circadian rhythms, and the clinical
  • Understand the science and how to integrate simple bodywork in various forms into clinical practice for faster more powerful results
  • Understand where advancing science and energy/vibrational methods intersect and how to reinterpret everything you do in terms of fields and wave

The Tenets of Nature (1.5 hrs) Letitia Dick-Kronenberg, ND, VNMI

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will come full circle in the NMI Core Curriculum from VG1 with Dr. James Sensenig
  • Demonstrate a deeper understanding of Naturopathic Philosophy and the integration of natural law in practice
  • Mastery of the definition of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Understand the determinants of health, the Therapeutic Order and the principals by which we practice
  • Name the three causes of disease and the 6 treatment outcomes of Vitalism
  • Identify the missing piece or pieces of our understanding
  • Reveal and understand the Tenets of Nature that are the cornerstone of all of Naturopathy that we hold as true.

Panel Discussion (2 hr)

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