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Emunctorology: bridging science and nature cure

15.5 Category B
Open to: 
NDs, health-care practitioners, third-year students

Course description

The scientific evidence base for this integrative multi-modality proposed clinical science of emunctorology has grown over recent years, validating what naturopathic doctors have known and applied conceptually and clinically for over a century. With medical science now ‘catching up,’ Emunctorology is a proposed clinical science that supports the development of skills and expertise in integrative and cross-therapeutic naturopathic diagnostics, treatment, and clinical application of traditional naturopathic concepts.

Learning objectives:

  • To understand the distinction between drainage, detoxification, and depuration.
  • To learn the history, theory, principles, and foundations of Emunctorology.
  • To comprehend the development of the disease state within the emunctory systems.
  • To understand how the emunctories function comprehensively to regulate homeostasis.
  • To formulate, implement, and evaluate treatment plans, through case presentations.
  • To learn the scientific basis of Emunctorology as a proposed clinical science.

James Sensenig - Instructor

Dr. James Sensenig is an adjunct associate professor of naturopathic medicine at Southwest College where he teaches the history and philosophy of naturopathic medicine. Dr. Sensenig is a former academic dean and vice president for education and services at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, the founding dean of the College of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport, the founding president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), senior editor of the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine textbook, the former chairman of the AANP Government Affairs Committee, and the founding president of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute.

Thomas Kruzel - Instructor

Dr. Thomas Kruzel is a naturopathic physician and board certified medical technologist in private practice at the Rockwood Natural Medicine Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. His naturopathic medicine degree is from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, and he has been associate professor at NCNM (urology, laboratory and geriatric medicine).He is the author of the Homeopathic Emergency Guide - A Quick Reference Handbook to Effective Homeopathic Care, and recently published the Natural Medicine Pediatric Home Health Advisor and is currently the associate editor of the clinical systems section in the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Textbook. He is past president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and was Physician of the Year (AANP, 2000) and Physician of the Year (AZNMA 2003).

Stephen Myers - Instructor

Stephen Myers is the foundation director of NatMed Research, the natural and complementary medicine research unit in the school of health and human sciences at Southern Cross University. In his previous appointment (2001-2006), Stephen was the foundation director of the Australian Centre for Complementary Medicine Education and Research (ACCMER). From 1996 to 2001, Stephen was the foundation head of the school of natural and complementary medicine at Southern Cross University, where he still plays an active role. His major contribution to research in complementary medicine has been to lead the academic development of the field as a university academic discipline. Stephen is a senior editor for the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine textbook.

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