Assessing neurotransmitters and adrenal hormones can be key to helping patients manage physical, emotional and cognitive stress; common complaints seen in integrative medicine practice. Dr. Scott Theirl introduces the basics of the neurochemistry of stress, how neurotransmitter and adrenal stress hormone testing provide a snapshot of a patient's stress physiology and how to use that data when determining patient recommendations.
Who should take this course?
This course is appropriate for clinicians and integrative healthcare practitioners able to order testing or those interested in learning core concepts. Pertinent to practitioners who regularly see cases of chronic stress and who want to address and optimize the physiology of the sympathetic nervous system (otherwise known as fight-or-flight response). Healthcare practitioners of all disciplines and their staff interested in neurotransmitters and cortisol rhythm could benefit from taking this course.