Instructor: Datis Kharrazian, PhD, DHSc, DC, MS, MMSc, DACNB, DACBN, FACN

General Schedule: Livestream on Sept 25-26, 2021 from 9am – 5pm (Pacific time)

Location: Online livestream and On Demand video replays after the livestream

Credit Available: 12 hours with successful completion of 2 exams. See complete credit information HERE.

Course Description

This course will provide an extensive literature review of the neurology and physiology of chronic pain and fatigue syndromes.  The common links between chronic pain, depression, and fatigue will be presented.  A detailed review of lifestyle, dietary, and nutritional applications that may impact pain and fatigue syndromes will be presented. Clinical evaluation and the development of clinical applications using dietary, nutraceutical, and lifestyle approaches for chronic pain and fatigue syndromes will be presented.

Learning Objectives

  1. A comprehensive review of the neurophysiology and neuropathology of pain
  2. A comprehensive review of cellular bioenergetics
  3. Review of the scientific literature for nutrients, dietary approaches, and lifestyle applications that impact fatigue and pain syndromes
  4. Review of laboratory tests to evaluate fatigue and pain syndromes
  5. Clinical history and physical examination considerations with pain and fatigue syndromes
  6. Clinical approaches to manage pain and fatigue syndromes with diet, nutrition, and lifestyle strategies

Chronic Fatigue and Pain Syndromes Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications

Part 1 – Chronic Fatigue

9 am – 10:30 am: Introduction to Cellular and Physiological Bioenergetics

  • A review of mitochondria bioenergetics
  • Clinical mechanisms that impact cellular mitochondria bioenergetics
10:30 am – 11 am: Break

11 am – 12:30 pm: Clinical Evaluation of Fatigue Syndromes

  • Medical history, examination, and laboratory analysis to identify mechanisms leading to chronic fatigue syndromes

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm – 3 pm:  Treatment Applications of Fatigue Syndromes

  • Diet, nutrition, and lifestyle approaches that impact fatigue syndromes
3 pm – 3:30 pm: Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: The Connection between Pain, Depression, and Pain Syndromes

  • The cellular and physiological relationships between pain, depression, and mitochondria bioenergetics

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Review of Part 1

4:45 pm – 5 pm: Questions and Answers for Part 1

Part 2  – Chronic Pain

9 am – 10:30 am:  The Neurophysiology of Pain Syndromes

  • The neurology of nociception
  • The chemistry of nociception
  • The neurochemistry patterns of chronic pain syndromes

10:30 am – 11 am: Break

11 am – 12:30 pm: Clinical Evaluation of Pain Syndromes

  • Medical history, physical examination, laboratory, and special studies to evaluate chronic pain syndromes

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm – 3 pm: Clinical Treatment of Pain Syndromes

  • Diet, nutrition, and lifestyle strategies that impact pain syndromes

3 pm – 3:30 pm: Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm:  Case Studies of Chronic Fatigue and Pain Syndromes

  • Clinical cases studies of chronic fatigue and pain syndromes

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Review of Part 2

4:45 pm – 5 pm: Questions and Answers for Part 2