Understanding & Working with Autoimmune Disease
Autoimmunity is considered the basis of over 80 described diseases, these affecting 2-5% of the western world’s population, impacting on 24 million people in the U.S. (7% of the U.S. population), with Women affected disproportionately. Autoimmune diseases are among the leading causes of death among women in the U.S. in all age groups up to 65 years. As homeopaths or other "alternative" healthcare providers we are often consulted by individuals struggling with these disorders, as conventional management is often problematic & fraught with often untoward effects.
in this 7-week online course, we’ll discuss the physiology, pathology, and conventional & homeopathic management of several diseases characterized as autoimmune in nature;
Rheumatic fever / Sydenham’s Chorea
PANDAS (Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections)
Psoriasis, Psoriatic arthritis
Reiter’s Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Crohn’s Disease (Regional enteritis)
Hashimoto’s (chronic lymphocytic) Thyroiditis
We’ll closely examine homeopathic management of representative cases, with comparative materia medical study; and review conventional approaches to management that we may encounter in our patient populations, along with other evidence-based “alternative” or complementary approaches to management.
In order to work with these disorders effectively we need to know a little about their etiology & physiologic basis; in order to perceive “what it is that needs to be cured”.
Hippocrates asserted that “all disease begins in the gut” - which may be a tremendous general overstatement, but with clear applicability to autoimmune disorders.
We’ll address the significance of:
Immune surveillance in the Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissues, and the implications of “leaky-gut syndrome”
The role of the Vagus nerve & vagal innervation of the Enteric Nervous System in inflammatory disorders
The Gut biome, and the role of pro- and pre-biotics
Environmental factors disturbing the health of the gut
The role of bowel nosodes in homeopathic management
and other "alternative" approaches that relate to gut & vagal health
7 Thursday evenings, 4:30-6:30 pm US Pacific time, October 12 - November 30 (skipping US Thanksgiving on November 23).
$200 for 14 hours of homeopathic continuing education, with Will Taylor M.D.
Self-paced participation, and review of live session presentations & all course materials, will be available to all course registrants for 6 months following registration.
Will Taylor, M.D.
the Academy for Homeopathic Studies