PTSD and the Six Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

Join Radley Ramdhan, ND, MsAc, former Specialist in the United States Army Corp of Engineers, New York Army National Guard for an informative session on naturopathic approaches to PTSD. Hear about his firsthand journey as a doctor and veteran in navigating traumatic issues with patients.

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About the Presenter

Radley Ramdhan, ND, MsAc completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Barry University in Miami, Florida. He earned his Master of Science in Acupuncture and Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the University of Bridgeport School of Naturopathic Medicine (UBSNM) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. While pursuing his studies, he served as a Specialist in the United States Army Corp of Engineers, New York Army National Guard for six years. It was through his military experience that he developed a special interest in working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) patients, and as a result completed his thesis on understanding and treating PTSD using a naturopathic approach. Dr. Radley served one deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in Kuwait and Iraq.

He has co-authored two articles published by Naturopathic Doctor News and Review :

PTSD: Using a Naturopathic Approach to Understand & Treat the Disorder
Traumatic Brain Injury: Clinical Applications & Plausible Interventions

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Is It My Hormones? Combating PMS & Irregular Periods Naturally

Join the AANMC and Ellen Lewis, ND for ​an info session focusing on natural approaches to women’s health. This powerful presentation will discuss naturopathic approaches to optimizing hormonal health including:

  • Review statistics on PMS and irregular menstrual cycles
  • Naturopathic treatments for hormonal imbalance
  • Case studies of patients under naturopathic care for women’s health issues
  • Q&A for attendees and prospective medical students

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About the Presenter

Dr. Ellen Lewis is a naturopathic physician and the medical director of Shalva Clinic in Westport, Connecticut. Dr. Lewis is a graduate of National University of Natural Medicine (formerly NCNM). She completed a rigorous residency and mentorship in integrative women’s health, with additional studies in midwifery, pediatrics, pelvic floor therapy, and homeopathy.

In addition to seeing patients in her private practice, Dr. Lewis is adjunct clinical and academic faculty at the University of Bridgeport (UB) where she oversees naturopathic medical students at the UB clinic. She also offers private seminars for physicians on managing a successful medical practice.

Dr. Lewis specializes in Family Medicine for men, women, and children. She works with women’s health, from cervical dysplasia & HPV to frequently misdiagnosed thyroid disorders, lichen sclerosus, pelvic floor therapy, and hormonal imbalances. Dr. Ellen Lewis provides gentle, integrative healthcare through a holistic whole-person approach to body, mind, and spirit.

 

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The Latest from University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine

Here’s the latest news from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Emergency Medicine Training

Our Connecticut member school, University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM), now offers an emergency medicine course in the first year of the program to emphasize the importance of “thinking like a doctor” from day one. First year students will get complete training in CPR and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) consistent with AHA Guidelines. Students will also learn the basics of how to identify signs of common primary care emergencies. These include heart attack, TIA (mini-stroke) and stroke, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, seizures, malignant hypertension, insulin shock, hyperglycemia, anaphylactic shock, concussion, broken bones, among others.

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Hands-On Naturopathic Clinic

UBCNM features a naturopathic clinic on campus, which is open to the public as well as students, faculty, and staff. Second year students now have patient contact as they implement hydrotherapy protocols, such as steam baths and saunas, as prescribed to patients by 4th year students under the supervision of licensed naturopathic physicians. Hydrotherapy has broad applications, and some of the more common reasons for using hydrotherapy include stimulating the immune system, ridding the body of toxins, stimulating peristalsis, managing stress, as a fever therapy, and for arthritis relief.

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UNBMC is also in the process of renovating their research lab which will be ready in the spring of 2017.

According to Dean Marcia Prenguber, “renovations will allow us to perform a broad range of bench experiments and expand our capacity to conduct clinical trials. We have worked with a variety of plant and nutrition based products, thus far. We plan to expand into more opportunities with the new lab. It will serve as an integrative lab in conjunction with the chiropractic and Traditional Chinese Medicine programs, and the School of Dental Hygiene.”

On the Legislative Front

University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM) continues to be closely involved with legislative efforts on behalf of the naturopathic profession in the state of Connecticut.

UBCNM is actively working with the state of Connecticut regarding expanding the practice of naturopathic medicine.  The Public Health Committee in the state legislature has created a sub-committee to study the practice of naturopathy. This committee is evaluating the request to expand the scope of practice to include prescriptive authority (the right to prescribe medicine). The committee is comprised of a variety of disciplines, including several NDs, MDs, and APRNs, and is facilitated by the Section Chief of Practitioner Licensing & Investigations for the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The recommendations from these meetings will go to the Chair of the Public Health Committee, who will make a recommendation to the legislators. The goal is to expand the scope of practice for naturopathic doctors to include prescriptive authority, as well as order X-rays and other medical care that their training encompasses.

Vice President of Health Sciences, Dr. David Brady, pharmacology professor, Dr. José Mahfoud, and Dean of the College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Marcia Prenguber, as well as the President of the Connecticut Naturopathic Physician Association (CNPA), Dr. Rick Liva and the Executive Director of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME), Daniel Seitz, JD, EdD and ND private practitioners, are participating in the interest of scope expansion in addition to a group of medical doctors and advanced practice registered nurses. The meetings are held at the state capital in Hartford with the next meeting scheduled for mid-September.

Dr. JoAnn Yanez, Executive Director of Association of Accredited Naturopathic Colleges commends University of Bridgeport’s political activity and says, “AANMC supports efforts to modernize state scope to the level of instruction that ND students receive. Furthermore we support our graduate’s employment to the fullest scope of their training.”

Upcoming Naturopathic Medicine Info Sessions

Friday, September 23rd

Monday, October 10th

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