Podcast: Gut Health and IBD a Naturopathic & Chinese Medicine Approach

Gut Health is Central to our Whole Health: with Dr. Edythe Vickers

Podcast Interview exploring IBD

AccoIBD, IBS, Gut Health, Dr. Edie Vickers, naturopathic, Chinese medicine, acupuncturerding to the United States Center for Disease Control, it is currently estimated that about 1 – 1.3 million people suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Known as IBD this disease involves chronic inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract. IBD primarily includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, potentially debilitating conditions.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a chronic condition that also affects the digestive tract and is often unrecognized or untreated, with as few as 25% of IBS sufferers seeking professional health care.

Today Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. is speaking with Dr. Edie Vickers, naturopathic physican and licensed acupuncturist on KBOO’s Healthwatch about  IBD, IBS and the naturopathic and Chinese medicine approach to treating these health problems.

Dr. Vickers is Director of the An Hao Natural Health Clinic in NW Portland. Her practice focuses on women’s health, immune disorders, cancer, and chronic diseases. Dr. Vickers uses acupuncture, Chinese herbs, hydrotherapy, injection therapy, diet, and nutritional supplements to assist her patients in achieving better health and balance. She holds degrees from the University of Toronto, the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.

In addition to her long time practice, she also is an educator teaching Chinese medicine students and as a National University of Natural Medicine supervising physician to naturopathic and Chinese medicine interns.

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Ellen Goldsmith is a licensed and nationally board certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She has been in the field of Asian medicine for the past 30 years, teaching, speaking and working with thousands of people to give them the resources, skills and tools they seek to improve the quality of their health and lives. Ellen is the author of the well respected book, Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: + 175 Recipes for Optimal Health. She is on faculty at the National University of Natural Medicine’s College of Classical Chinese Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

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