- Digital Summit
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data in June 2022 showing that more than 40 percent of adults in the United States reported having COVID-19 in the past, and nearly one in five of those are currently still having symptoms of long COVID. According to the CDC, post-COVID conditions are a range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems that people experience after first being infected with COVID. While most people get better within a few days or weeks, post-COVID symptoms start emerging at least four weeks after the infection. Anyone who was infected, the CDC said, can experience long COVID. And, according to University of California Davis Health, long COVID can affect anyone – young, old, healthy, and those struggling with other conditions. It has been seen in those who were hospitalized with COVID and patients with more mild symptoms.
Clinical Application of Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, and Somatic Therapies in the Treatment of PTSD and Complex Trauma
The healthcare industry—and the laws and policies that regulate the system—has been changing rapidly over the past few years. At the demand of both consumers and practitioners who advocate for a preventative, whole-person approach to care, the industry has started to shift away from the traditional “sick care” model and bring integrative medicine to the general public eye.
It is well known that people are more likely to get sick as they age, and therefore there is an assumption that aging is a disease. There is no data that confirms this assumption. Rather it is now recognized that diseases of aging are more related to the connection between our genes and our lifestyle, diet and environment. Successful aging is therefore related to identifying the specific needs that an individual has within their genes to promote optimal function.
Presented by: Dane Donohue, DC
In this presentation, Dane Donohue, DC, will go through how he uses a wellness score including relevant biometric and laboratory data to asses a patient needs for an integrated wellness program. When it is appropriate for a referral to a life-style modification program. That program called 8 Weeks to Wellness has been run in Donohue’s practice for almost 15 years and is now being run in 80 facilities in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Donohue will go over the main aspects and execution of the program including case studies.
This issue highlights innovation in integrative medicine, and practitioners who push the envelope in their patient practices.
Presented by: Robert Bonakdar, MD, FACN, FAAFP
With increasing attention on identifying safe and effective nonpharmacological approaches to pain management there has been increasing interest on the potential role of electrical stimulation devices, also known as electroceuticals. Although not new to the pain management, there has been a substantial increase in products marketed for over-the-counter, prescription, and in-clinic treatment of pain and related disorders. This session will provide background on the use of electrical stimulation in pain management and provide evidence overview of currently available approved technologies.
A Pain Management Case Study: Continuing the Collaboration