Pain: A Multi-Prong Approach

Pain: A Multi-Prong Approach” is the presentation shared by Todd Born, ND, CNS at the December 9, 2020 Zoom meeting of the Silicon Valley Health Institute.

Pain is a common condition which sometimes can be disabling. As a result of attempts to control pain, there has been an unprecedented opioid crisis resulting hi deaths from overdoses. Many patients have been hospitalized for NSAID-related gastrointestinal complications.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) has caused acute liver failure. This talk will look at alternative approaches for dealing with pain including acupuncture, use of heat, ice, and supplements such as omega threes, curcumin, capsaicin and SAMe (S-Adenosyl methionine).

Dr. Born is a naturopathic physician and Certified nutrition specialist, whose clinical focus is utilizing integrative medicine to treat chronic disease. He has a strong interest in difficult and refractory cases, allergies, gastrointestinal issues, neurological and neurodegenerative disorders, endocrinology, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, autoimmune disease, development and behavioral issues, HIV/AIDS, and geriatrics. His extensive knowledge and training in the basic medical sciences includes physical medicine (osseous manipulation, craniosacral therapy, hydrotherapy and physiotherapy), botanical medicine, homeopathy, biotherapeutic drainage, Ayurveda, counseling, pharmacology, and diet and nutrient therapies. Dr. Born believes that ultimately, we are all responsible for our own health and well-being, but at times we need some guidance to get back on the road to optimal health.

Dr. Born is the Product Manager, Head of New Product Development, Scientific Advisor for Allergy Research Group and is Editor-in-Chief of their science-based Focus Newsletter. Dr. Born is also lead advisor and President of the International Society for Naturopathic Medicine, as well as a medical wellness advisor for the International Medical Wellness Association.
He has been published in Naturopathic Doctor News and Reviews, Townsend Letter, Integrative Medicine Alert, Natural Medicine Journal, Holistic Primary Care and the Natural Nutmeg. He has appeared on KRON4 News, multiple national radio shows, and lectured as an expert for the National Psoriasis Foundation and Arthritis Foundation, across the country and internationally, at various medical conferences. He was a volunteer at North Country Community Health Center in Flagstaff, Arizona and research assistant for Alan R. Gaby, MD.

He also completed a semester abroad at the School of Science and Technology, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. He has advanced training and certification in homeopathy, completing an 18-month course at the New England School of Homeopathy.

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