This course will be available September 10, 2022 - September 10, 2023 for the state of Kentucky. All aspects of the course must be completed by the end of the day on September 10, 2023 to count for credit for the state of Kentucky.
Cindy M. Howard, DC, DABCI, DACBN, FIAMA, FICC
The Opioid Crisis: Addressing Neurotransmitters and Reducing Stress May Be An Answer
During this presentation you will see the correlation between stress and adrenal disorders as well as neurotransmitter disfunction that commonly leads us down a path of chronic pain, difficulty in recovery and mental challenges. With the increase in opioid prescriptions it is now more important than ever for chiropractic physicians to have the tools necessary to combat this crisis. The ability to utilize nutrition and supplementation as well as lifestyle changes can strongly impact outcomes for patients in a way that is healthier and more permanent without the potential for addictive substances. Understanding the causes for adrenal and neurotransmitter imbalance as well as eliminating triggers will be presented with simple concepts to implement into practice.
1. Statistics and Research on Opioid use and addiction
2. How opioids work
3. What happens with addiction and the relationship to dopamine
4. How chronic stress will alter adrenal function and neurotransmitter function
5. The role of infection as a result of stress
6. The gut, brain, mouth connection
a. Gut infection
b. Mouth infection
c. Adrenal stress
i. HPA access
d. Related labs
2. Treatment protocols for infection and adrenal stress/fatigue
3. 3. Testing for neurotransmitters
a. Serotonin, Gaba, dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine
4. Treatment Protocols
a. Food for healing
b. Herbs, vitamins, minerals, amino acids
5. Case studies
c. Follow up
The physician will understand the dangers and challenges with prescription opioid use.
The physician will be able to implement basic testing to assess adrenal health, neurotransmitter balance, gut health and nutrient levels to help patients better deal with chronic pain and mental challenges.
They physician will understand the role of stress, infection, lifestyle and neurotransmitter imbalance that they will commonly find in patients that present to their office.
The physician will be able to implement natural and healthier treatment plans for injuries, pain and other health challenges that might otherwise lead the patient down the path of opioid use.
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Note - the RED ARROW will be availble on September 9, 2022!
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