Naturopathic Webinar 46

Endobiogenic Medicine: How Terrain Influences Immunity
with Dr. Amy Chadwick, ND

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17th, 2021
: 6:30 - 8:30pm

2 CEs* (approved by CNDA and OBNM)

2 CEs for CA LAc* (pending)

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Presentation Description:
Endobiogenic medicine is a global systems perspective that recognizes the neuroendocrine system to be the manager of physiology, facilitating growth, development, and adaptation to both internal and external demands. The immune system is a mechanism or tool of the neuroendocrine system to assist in adaptation and survival given the vulnerability of a system open to the outside world. The neuroendocrine system is therefore directly or indirectly involved in all immune activity, from the production of immune cells and elements to cell defense mechanisms and the regulation of immune activity to meet the perceived demand.

Immune system activity involves production of immune elements which is regulated by the gonadotropic and thyrotropic axes . The pancreas and liver play key roles in providing the raw materials for immune system production and their function must be a part of assessing immune competency.

The neuroendocrine system then regulates the three types of activity necessary in an immune response: 1) calibration of immune activity or the initial pro-inflammatory mechanisms of isolation and attack; 2) mobilization of immune cells - getting immune elements where they need to be and localizing the immune response and 3) diminution of the immune response and equilibration of the inflammation response. Each stage of immune response is managed by synchronized activity between hormones from the pineal, hypothalamus, pituitary and peripheral endocrine organs. Immune imbalance can be hypo-, hyper-, auto- or dysregulated. Approaching immunity from this global systems approach offers great depth into understanding the individual patient expression of symptoms and disease and allows for curated, precise and efficient treatment.
After the presentation, participants will be able to confidently:

  1. Gain an overview of the neuroendocrine patterns influencing and managing production of immune elements and the three activities necessary in immune activity/function.
  2. Understand the role of hepato-pancreatic function in immunity.
  3. Understand the key neuroendocrine patterns in hypo-, hyper-, auto- and dysregulated immunity with examples of conditions for each.
  4. Learn physical exam and historical findings that point toward particular neuroendocrine patterns contributing to hypo-immune or hyper-immune states.
  5. Discuss nutrition, lifestyle habits and herbs which aid in neuroendocrine activity and thereby impact/improve immune regulation.

Category 1 TM Credits
CE Provider #805
310 670 8100
This course is pending approval by The California Acupuncture Board for 2 hours of continuing education
This course will be available as a self study after the date of the live webinar. 
*Refunds not available




Dr. Amy Chadwick has practiced Naturopathic Medicine for 14+ years serving patients of all ages and stages of life. She specializes in systems biology and integrative physiology and teaches and writes on a diverse range of topics. Her practice is in Carlsbad, CA.

Graduated from NUNM in Portland, OR, Dr. Amy interned in Women’s Medicine and the treatment of Chronic Disease using Biotherapeutic Drainage. Eight years of clinical practice in Alaska honed her diagnostic skills and trust in the innate power of the body to heal. Dr. Amy studied Ayurvedic medicine and completed a post-doc fellowship in Endobiogenic Medicine. Using ancient and modern principles, and recognizing the endocrine system as the manager of physiology allows for a profound understanding of why repeated or intense stressors, emotions, and belief patterns lead to imbalance and disease. With this precise understanding of individual physiology, a map emerges for effective treatment that is concise, efficient and self-empowered.