Inflammation in the 21st century: Unexpected Findings
November 19, 2019 1:00 -2:00 pm
Recent scientific discoveries have dramatically changed our understanding of the inflammatory response. For example, a controlled level and duration of inflammation is now recognized as essential for some physiological functions. Moreover, it is now established that inflammation does not subside passively but is actively terminated by a complex network of different anti-inflammatory and pro-resolution molecules.
Inflammation is used by the body to restore homeostasis in response to numerous local and systemic signals of tissue damage or danger; it is longer considered only an innate immune system response to infection and/or injury. An increased understanding of root causes of inflammation helps with development of individualized treatment strategies.
Many recent scientific discoveries validate concepts, therapies and medications included in traditional medical paradigms. For example, the systems science view of inflammation as multiple, dynamically interacting networks supports using natural multicomponent mixtures (eg. herbal medicines, dietary therapy, various supplements) as effective strategies not only for rapidly and effectively reducing symptoms of inflammation but also minimizing side-effects and supporting longer term, more robust tissue repair. This lecture will introduce some of the most recent scientific discoveries on the topic of inflammation as well as include the associated clinical implications. Developing a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of inflammation will provide Naturopathic doctors, and other health care professionals, with additional insights into therapeutic tools that can improve the care of their patients with acute or chronic inflammatory disease.
Free Webinar with CE credits
CE credits: Canadian Residents: Category A: General- 1.0 credit
OANP: General- 1.0 credit
AANP: General- 1.0 credit