San Diego Conference

Overview

Registration for the Restorative Medicine Herb Certification program includes registration for the four day 2019 Annual Restorative Medicine Conference, held in San Diego, CA, September 12- 15. In person attendance is mandatory. Twelve hours of RMHC courses will integrated into the conference, covering the following modules: Women’s Health, Adrenal topics, Mitochondrial Topics, Thyroid Topics, Cardiology Topics. Attendees will earn a total of 22 CME credits for the full conference towards their Restorative Medicine Herbal Certificate.

What you will learn:

  • Discuss the evidence of safety and benefit for botanicals commonly used in the management of PMS, dysmenorrhea, and menopause.
  • Review herbs which balance of women’s hormones at various ages.
  • Discuss the evidence of safety and benefit for botanicals commonly used in the management of stress-related illness, generalized anxiety disorder, and depression.
  • Review the role and importance of the HPA axis and stress response in modern health and chronic illness.
  • Understand the concept of adaptogens, and herbal examples with current research.
  • Review damaging factors to mitochondria, including oxidative stress and toxin exposure.
  • Discuss herbs which protect mitochondria
  • Herbal applications for treating thyroid disorders and cardiovascular disease.

Modules covered: Women’s Health Module, Endocrinology Module, Cardiology Module, Herb Foundations Modules

Presentations

Restorative Medicine Herbs for Women’s Health
4 hours
Tieraona Low Dog, MD

Dr. Low Dog will provide a brief overview of women’s health topics including menopause, PMS, dysmenorrhea, and PCOS. She will provide a review of evidence- based herbs for treatment and prevention of the listed women’s conditions. She will explain the herbal mechanism of action, active constituents, dosage, contraindications, and review of safety issues for each herb. Relevant research studies will be reviewed and critically evaluated. Clinical applications for reviewed herbs will be presented, along with specific lifestyle and diet recommendations which should be implemented.

Restorative Medicine Herbs for Adrenal Conditions
2 hours
Tieraona Low Dog, MD

Dr. Low Dog will provide a brief overview of adrenal topics including HPA axis dysfunction, excess cortisol, and adrenal fatigue. She will provide a review of evidence- based herbs for treatment and prevention of adrenal related conditions. She will explain the herbal mechanism of action, active constituents, dosage, contraindications, and review of safety issues for each herb. Relevant research studies will be reviewed and critically evaluated. Clinical applications for reviewed herbs will be presented, along with specific lifestyle and diet recommendations which should be implemented.

Restorative Medicine Herbs for Mitochondrial Support
3 hours
Kevin Spelman, PhD

Dr. Spelman will provide a brief overview of mitochondrial actions, damaging factors to mitochondria, including oxidative stress and toxin exposure, and review chronic conditions related to mitochondrial dysfunction. He will provide a review of evidence- based herbs which protect and support mitochondrial function. He will explain the herbal mechanism of action, active constituents, dosage, contraindications, and review of safety issues for each herb. Relevant research studies will be reviewed and critically evaluated. Clinical applications for reviewed herbs will be presented, along with specific lifestyle and diet recommendations which should be implemented.

Restorative Medicine Herbs for Thyroid Disorders
2 hours
Michael Friedman, ND

Dr. Friedman will provide a brief overview and etiology of thyroid disorders including hypothyroidism, subclinical hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism. He will provide a review of evidence-based herbs for treatment and prevention of these thyroid conditions. He will explain the herbal mechanism of action, active constituents, dosage, contraindications, and review of safety issues for each herb. Relevant research studies will be reviewed and critically evaluated. Clinical applications for reviewed herbs will be presented, along with specific lifestyle and diet recommendations which should be implemented.

Herbs for Cardiovascular Conditions
1 hour
Decker Weiss, ND

CME

Earn up to 22 CME. CME credit approval pending through AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) and PACE (Providers of Approved Continuing Education) for chiropractors.

Location

September 12-15, 2019
Paradise Point Resort

Tucked away on gentle Mission Bay in the heart of San Diego, Paradise Point Resort & Spa features comfortable bungalow-style guestrooms amidst lush, tropical gardens, tranquil lagoons, and one mile of sandy beach next door to SeaWorld. Scattered across the 44-acre island are five swimming pools, beach bonfire pits, a marina, five dining venues, an award-winning spa and endless recreation options. Paradise Point and its amenities offer a unique San Diego resort vacation experience for both families and couples with a location that is secluded, yet centrally situated; the airport, downtown San Diego and top attractions including Old Town, the San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park are all just minutes away.

Airport: Paradise Point is 4 miles from the San Diego International Airport, less than a 15-minute drive.

Hotel: Guest rooms at Paradise Point will be available for $219 per night, plus tax.