Professor: Bill Gonseaux, ACIM CEO
W Lee Cowden MD, MD(H)
- Discuss creation & Creator related to spirituality
- Learn the difference between spirituality & religiosity
- Understand the more essential components of spirituality
- Learn how to cultivate personal spirituality through forgiving others, expressing gratitude, demonstrating random acts of kindness (unconditional love) and exercising your faith during challenging circumstances
Look almost anywhere in nature and you will see creative design with specified complexity. If the Universe, Earth, plants, animals and man all demonstrate creative design, then there must be a Creator. Spirituality is about a man or woman seeking to have a relationship with the Creator. This presentation describes this process.
Resolving Emotions & Associated Chronic Diseases Using The Patient’s Voice Frequencies
Karen Combs, ND & W Lee Cowden, MD, MD(H)
- To understand the relationship between emotions & physical disease
- To understand that even emotions from our parents when we are children or fetuses affect our health
- To learn a method to rapidly reframe emotions & beliefs using frequencies from the patient’s voice
Ryke Hamer, MD in Germany & his students have clearly shown that most physical diseases & psychological diseases are precipitated by sudden, unexpected emotional traumas. Claude Sabbah, MD in France & his students have shown that emotions we pick up from our parents while we are in our mother’s womb also have a large impact on our physical & psychological health. The tissues in our bodies store buried subconscious & conscious emotions. When we speak, a representation of all those emotions are identifiable in the frequencies embedded in our voice. Evox is a software that helps a practitioner to analyze a patient’s embedded voice frequencies while the patient focuses on memories of a person or an event of their life. Evox converts the patient’s voice frequencies into vibrational harmonic energies that can be delivered back into the patient through a hand electrode while the patient listens to pleasant instrumental music & focuses on that person or event. This rapidly helps to reframe the patient’s perception of that person or event, which then often triggers a physical &/or psychological healing.
Timing of Symptoms & Relationship to Other Events & Therapies
Pieter DeWet, MD, MD(H)
- Gain a better understanding of how to take a history that sheds light on the timing of symptoms and their potential relationship to specific traumatic events that preceded the development of those specific symptoms or diseases
- Learn how to gain an understanding and chart the timing of symptoms in comparison to critical events including physical and emotional traumas that are linked to those symptoms based on the patient’s life timeline, life timeline cycles, project purpose cycles and biogeneological cycles
- Learn how to take a detailed and accurate history on the timing, efficacy and side effects of previous treatments including conventional (including surgical and pharmaceutical) and integrative and the results of those treatments including benefits and side effects over the short, medium and long term on the patient’s condition(s)
Taking a thorough history is a critical component of a high quality integrative medicine approach to accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of patients presenting to your practice with health challenges. This includes gaining a thorough understanding of the timing of symptoms and their relationships to key events including physical or emotional traumas that preceded their development. Also very helpful is taking note if there are cycles of recurrence that can be discerned based on the patient’s life time line and mapping those to help the patient become aware of those. As powerful is helping patients become aware of events that occurred in the womb or surrounding pregnancy or even biogeneological events that might be impacting their health now and how that might be linked to the timing of their present health challenges. We will also be exploring how to take a thorough history on the timing, efficacy and side effects of previous conventional and integrative treatments that patients have undergone.
Symptoms & Their Characteristics & Exacerbating & Ameliorating Factors
Pieter DeWet, MD, MD(H)
- Gain a more profound understanding of how to interview a patient to gain information on the particular characteristics of their symptoms in order to shed light on their possible causes and contributing factors.
- Learn how to interpret these symptoms based on their particular characteristics including exacerbating and ameliorating factors in order to facilitate accurate diagnosis.
- Learn based on accurate and comprehensive history taking how to guide patients to the best integrative treatment options to address their health challenges
Taking a thorough history is a critical component of a high quality integrative medicine approach to accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of patients presenting to your practice with health challenges. Of great importance is learning how to interview a patient to gain helpful information about all their symptoms including the specific characteristics. These also include learning about factors that might be contributing to exacerbations and those factors that might be ameliorating their symptoms. I detailed history that includes these elements makes an accurate diagnosis much more likely not just in terms of the particular disease but also in terms of discovering contributing and ameliorating factors that makes effective treatment strategies easier to discern and improved health easier to achieve.
W Lee Cowden, MD, MD(H)
- Learn concept of total body load & the additive/synergistic nature of toxins
- Learn questions to ask about EMF, mycotoxin exposure, man-made inhalants & skin exposures
- Learn questions to ask about heavy metal, radioactive element & various other exposures
Environmental illness is under-recognized by most patients and by many practitioners (especially in a 5 minute appointment), so practitioners should start asking at least some basic questions about possible exposures on their historical questionnaires. Toxins are additive (sometimes even synergistic) and accumulative, resulting in the “total body load” that can create symptoms and disease. By asking the patient on a historical form about the input of toxins (exposures), the patient will become somewhat more educated about things they should avoid or reduce in their environment in order to eventually lower their total body load. Most man-made chemicals to which we are commonly exposed have very little, if any, research to show their effects on humans or even animals. The precautionary principle is to assume that every man-made chemical & every electromagnetic radiation is toxic to humans until proven otherwise by well-designed studies.
Therapeutic Lymph Drainage
Julia Schulenburg, NMD, CLT
- Describe the physiology of the lymphatic system
- Describe what lymphatic drainage is and why it is important
- Describe various techniques and methods for assisting lymphatic drainage
Lymphatic therapy is a highly beneficial form of physical therapy. The lymphatic system is often not specifically addressed in the plan of care, and yet it plays a critical role in maintaining healthy bodily functions. Integrative medicine needs to consider it in the management of detoxification and postoperative rehabilitation, specifically in the prevention of edema and inflammation. The lymph vessels can become clogged and congested with toxins and protein deposits. This will cause a sluggish flow of lymphatic fluid. A person can experience pain from swelling and edema in the surrounding tissues and experience other undesirable affects, such as liver congestion, abdominal swelling, swelling and fluid stasis. Various lymphatic drainage therapies stimulate the movement of fluid within the lymphatic vessels, promoting the elimination of accumulated toxins and pollutants and relieving generalized edema and lymphedema, swollen and tender lymph nodes, localized or generalized areas of pain and discomfort related to lymphatic blockage.
Gut/Brain Health, Tight Junctions & Cell-Cell communication
Zach Bush, MD
- Define a new science of gut/brain health
- Establish the relationship of our food environment to these critical barrier systems in our body
- Equip participants with practical methods to radically change patient health
Zach Bush, MD demonstrates the unifying science behind the devastating changes in the food, farming and medical industries, and introduces the breakthrough science of bacteria and their communication with the body's defense systems. The industrial storm of the last 70 years has left the human gut and immune systems vulnerable to injury. Two synergistic toxins in our food and water systems have exploited this vulnerability, resulting in direct damage to the tight junctions that compose the natural firewalls at the gut/blood and blood/brain barriers. The correlations between diet, gut bacteria, and autism have been long-recognized. This new science finally delivers the mechanisms behind this relationship. The novel science of bacterial communication is the foundation for a new class of dietary supplements that goes beyond the probiotic, prebiotic and enzyme eras of gut supplementation. This science offers new avenues for ongoing grassroots changes to big industry to foster a healthy future.
Structural Self-adjustment, Skull Unjamming, Bite-adjustment, Stress-reduction & Coca Pulse-testing for Food Sensitivities
: Allen Sprinkle, DDS, Ashlyn Sconyers, RN & W Lee Cowden, MD
- Learn how to do stress reduction & Coca pulse-testing
- Learn how to unjam the skull sutures & self-adjust most joints prior to bit adjustment
- Learn how to muscle-test for dental malocclusion
Often bite adjustment is performed at the dentist’s office after a filling, crown or bridge while the person’s skull is “jammed” or their other joints are misaligned. Because the bite takes precedence over all other joints, the other joints are destined to chronic misalignment unless the practitioner realizes this problem, then adjusts the person’s joints immediately before a dentist precisely adjusts the person’s bite. The muscles, especially the chewing muscles, must be relaxed when the joints and the bite are adjusted. Therefore, the person needs to do regular stress-reduction before every meal & before every bedtime. In this workshop, attendees will be taught stress-reduction techniques, then skull unjamming, then structural self-adjustment of most joints, then muscle testing for dental malocclusion.
How To Take and Integrate Emotional History and Spiritual History
: Jim Lemire, MD
- Review the functional medicine matrix and timeline
- How to take and integrate an emotional history
- How to take and integrate a spiritual history
Using a functional medicine matrix demonstrate how to establish a clinical time line. Review how to appropriately gathering of information to establish a functional medicine emotional and spiritual history. Discuss how to apply the history to the functional time line and the appropriate use in establishing diagnosis and treatment.