All events are held at Coastal (29 Marginal Way in Portland) and are free and open to the public except where noted. Registration is required.
Mycotoxin Illness: Evaluation and Treatment for the Practitioner
Thursday, January 23rd, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Mold toxins (mycotoxins) play a large role as causative agents chronic complex disease. Their impact on health can be quite substantial, and when mycotoxin illness is coupled with other conditions, like Tick Borne Diseases, it can make those other conditions extremely difficult or impossible to successfully treat. It is quite prevalent, and there is need for more practitioners to diagnose and treat the many people who have this. In this talk we will help the practitioner become familiar with history and background information on this illness, symptom complex, diagnostic criteria and treatment regimes. The methodology will focus more on the work of Joseph Brewer, MD and Neil Nathan, MD (see Dr. Nathan’s recent book Toxic).
Dr. Jeff Greenfield, DO, Osteopathic Healthcare of Maine
Jeff Greenfield, who came to Maine in 2016, worked along side Neil Nathan, MD at Gordon Medical Center in Santa Rosa, California as a colleague. At Gordon, they were on the frontier of treating complex illnesses like this first hand. There, Dr. Greenfield honed his skills in combining osteopathy with treating some of the sickest of the sick.
Dr. Keelyn Wu, DO, Osteopathic Healthcare of Maine
Dr. Wu is well known in Maine for his osteopathic skills and treating complex illnesses. He also has been mentored by Dr. Nathan.Together, Dr Greenfield and Dr. Wu want to start the process of educating interested practitioners so we may help more people.
Fundamentals in Cancer Prevention: Changes You Can Make Today
Thursday, February 6th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
The possibility of developing cancer is a concern at the top of almost everyone’s list. There are many things you can do today to reduce your risk. Dr. LaBant will be here to help you harness the power of prevention.
In this class she will outline:
- The role of Naturopathic Medicine in cancer care
- Discuss Primary Prevention and risk reduction strategies
- Discuss the hallmarks of cancer
- Incidence of cancer types an prevalence in New England
- Root causes of Cancer- Toxin exposure, Environmental, Genetics, Epigenetics, Nutrigenomics
- Blood sugar balance and its role in cancer
- Role of the microbiome in cancer
- Strategies for changes you can make today!
Dr. Miranda LaBant, The Sante Center for Natural Healing
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Frequency Specific Microcurrent Therapy (FSM) for the Treatment of Pain and Inflammation
Thursday, February 13th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) is a modality that treats pain from various causes. It is helpful in a wide range of other conditions that include concussions, PTSD, chronic regional pain syndrome, uterine fibroids and cysts, certain infections, post-surgical pain and much more. FSM is a safe and non-invasive therapy, and, depending on the condition, results can be seen quickly. The FSM device uses milliamp current that is 1000 times less current than that of a TENS machine. The device has two channels: one channel uses frequencies that resonate with specific tissues (tendons, ligaments, nerve, etc.) and the other channel uses frequencies that improve various physiological functions (decreases inflammation, lessens pain, softens scar tissue, etc.). Combining physiological functions on one channel with various anatomical structures on the other results in profound positive effects on the client/patient to affect positive changes in problems being treated.
FSM is a therapy used as far back as the early 1900s by both Osteopathic doctors and MDs. A small battery-operated machine delivers specific frequencies in the form of electrons through adhesive pads or damp towels on the skin. It is thought that these electrons penetrate the mitochondria and affect cell signaling. FSM has been proven to raise ATP production by up to 500% and has been shown to decrease certain inflammatory cytokines by over 60% in 4 minutes.
In 1995, Carolyn McMakin, D.C. reintroduced FSM into practice using clinical and scientific studies to have it approved for pain by the FDA. FSM therapy is now being taught to practitioners and used all over the world in popular clinics such as the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and many others.
During this class, you will learn:
- The history of FSM
- How FSM differs from other therapies including TENS and PEMF machines
- The science behind the FSM device
- What kinds of conditions can you treat with FSM
- Case studies of clinical practice
- A live demonstration(s) on the use of the machine
- Question and answer period
Heather McLean, MS, CNS and Carol Wu, Certified Advanced Rolfer
Dr. Keelyn Wu, DO and Dr. Jeff Greenfield, DO of Osteopathic Healthcare of Maine
More About Drs. Wu and Greenfield
For more information on FMS, visit frequencyspecific.com/microcurrent-experimental-results-5407/about.
Hypermobility and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome: Could this be a cause for your pain?
Thursday, February 27th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
If you or your child experience ongoing, musculoskeletal pain in multiple areas of the body, such as muscles, bones, and joints; and are frustrated that you’re unable to find an explanation, this session is for you.
In this presentation, we will review hypermobile conditions including the new label of “hypermobility spectrum disorder.” Learn about hypermobility here.
The presentation was created specifically for patients with an interest in the integrative and holistic care of hypermobility and pain. We will review the underlying causes and the many manifestations of hypermobility syndromes. Hypermobility is a condition that afflicts both children and adults, and we invite anyone interested in learning more about this condition as it relates to your own health or your child’s health.
Attendees will leave the session with actionable knowledge and practical tips to:
- Maximize function and health; and
- Treat pain due to hypermobility.
Jeffrey Kreher, MD, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Wellstead Health
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This session will be presented by Jeffrey Kreher, MD – practicing physician in primary care functional medicine and sports medicine; and Chief Medical Officer with wellstead health.
Wellstead Health is a medical practice that melds expertise in functional and traditional medicine to guide patients toward optimal health. We support our patient community as a dedicated wellness ally offering an individualized, collaborative and science-based approach that focuses on uncovering the root causes of disease.
Dr. Kreher currently accepts patients with wellstead health via telehealth visits. Wellstead health is a Massachusetts based practice and will be opening an office in southern Maine by year end 2020. Beginning January, 2020 – wellstead health will be offering wellness workshops at West End Village Studio, Portland, Me. www.westendvillage.studio (workshops will be open for registration by 12/26/2019)
Easy Self-Care Secrets to Eliminate Your PMS and PMDD For Good
Date To Be Determined
Learn Where It Comes From, The Lessons It Holds, and How to Resolve It Once and For All
Join Chinese medicine physician and women’s health specialist Alexa Gilmore for this fun,informative, FREE seminar that will help you understand and RESOLVE your PMS/PMDD, once and for all.
This seminar is for anyone who wants access to the same powerful, proven, self-care strategies we teach our PMS/PMDD patients in clinic— it’s even for those of you currently managing your symptoms with hormones. You will learn:
… which aspects of your constitution have left you predisposed to experience PMS and PMDD. We’ll teach you how to maximize the positives in your constitution in order to minimize your symptoms. Think of it like a personal stylist… but for your hormones instead of your clothes.
…the truth about diet, exercise, and lifestyle, and their collective impact on hormonal health. What small changes will make the biggest impact?
…the secret messages hidden in your PMS/PMDD symptoms. Your symptoms aren’t there to make you miserable for no reason–WE PROMISE! Your symptoms are actually messengers, working in your best interest, trying to get your attention. We’ll help you decipher what they’re trying to tell you.
Your gorgeous, perfect, human body is designed for hormonal balance. Join us and let us show you how to begin moving in that direction, on your own.
PLUS, those who attend in person will receive our CENTERING TO SELF meditation.
Come for a dose of Alexa’s infectious enthusiasm and insight, stay for the many practical and actionable tools and tips she’ll share, and leave with a smile on your face and warmth in your heart.
We can’t wait to see you there!
Alexa Gilmore, LAc, MAcOM, LMT, ATX Acupuncture
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Mold Illness: How Mold Exposure Could Be Impacting Your Health
Date TBD (winter/spring)
Dr. Aguiar will discuss how symptoms of various illnesses such as Lyme, can mimic those of mold-related illness. Chronically ill patients should consider the potential for mold involvement.
Dr. Jacob Aguiar, ND, Co-Founder of Scarborough Integrative Health
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