Melatonin has it’s most notable indications as a sleep aid. However, a host of other benefits are amongst it’s wide range of action and clinical benefit. Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone produced in the human body by the pineal gland and secreted into the bloodstream. A number of conditions and medications have been shown to decrease melatonin levels in the blood, but most importantly, a number of medical conditions are responsive to treatment with melatonin. These include: insomnia, cognitive impairment, infertility, endometriosis, tinnitus, GERD, migraines, jet lag, Hypertension and ADHD. In addition, it’s role as an antioxidant and immune modulator indicate other uses as well.
June 16, 1:00-2:00 PM EST
- Clinicians will enhance their understanding of production, circulation, metabolism and tissue receptivity thus enhancing skills in utilization as a medicine
- Clinicians will achieve proficiency in utilizing melatonin for select clinical conditions
- Clinicians will achieve skills in dosing- both timing and dosages.
Dr. Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1984 and has served the college in several capacities, including: Medical Director, Associate Academic Dean, and Academic Dean. She is currently a clinical professor at The National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Bastyr University. Dr Hudson has been in practice for more than 32 years, is the medical director of her clinic, “A Woman’s Time” in Portland, Oregon, and director of product research and education for VITANICA. She is also the founder and co-director of NERC (Naturopathic Education and Research Director), a non-profit organization for accredited naturopathic residencies.
Dr. Hudson has recently been appointed as a faculty member of the Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
Dr. Hudson was awarded the 1990 President’s award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for her research in women’s health, the 1999 prestigious Naturopathic Physician of the Year award, the 2003 NCNM Alumni Pioneer Award., the 2009 Natural Products Association Pioneer Award and in 2012 was inducted into the NCNM Hall of Fame. In 2016, she is now also the recipient of the annual Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physician’s “Living Legends” award.
She is a nationally recognized author (book: Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine second edition, McGraw Hill 2008), speaker, educator, researcher, and clinician. Dr. Hudson serves on several editorial boards, advisory panels and as a consultant to the natural products industry.
Free webinar with CE credits
CE Credits: CONO: Category A: General -1.0 credit
British Columbia: Category C- General -1.0 credit
AANP: General -1.0 credit
OANP: General -1.0 credit
*This webinar is intended for licensed or registered health professionals and students of health profession only.