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During mid-October, some of the brightest minds in medicine gathered in Louisville, Kentucky to welcome the dawn of a new medical model in the United States. A wide array of medical doctors, naturopathic physicians, dentists, acupuncturists, allied health professionals and lay people spent the weekend attending lectures and networking on the revolutionary topic of Bioregulatory medicine. Hosted by the Massachusetts-based Bioregulatory Medical Institute (BRMI), this bi-annual flagship conference is designed to increase public and professional knowledge of this multidisciplinary, holistic and evidence-based medical system practiced around the world. Now gaining significant traction in the U.S., the centerpiece of Bioregulatory medicine is the science of self-healing, and this conference highlighted several of its foundational concepts.

The morning after a cocktail reception held at the spectacular Galt House Hotel, BRMI’s Executive Director, Dr. James Odell, ND, OMD, L.Ac. opened with a historical introduction to Bioregulatory Medicine. He was followed by Dr. Hennie Fitzpatrick, M.D., who spoke about the importance of each patient’s bio-individuality and assessing their biological terrain, also called the matrix. It was one of those rare conferences where every single talk was truly excellent. Some presentations were snapshots from lifetimes of study and practice under the umbrella of Bioregulatory medicine. Take the talk from Kimchi Moyer, L.Ac., for example. She introduced Resopathy, a proprietary healing modality she designed using resonance to decode the language of the body. Or the talk from Dr. Dickson Thom, DDS, ND, who has developed and implemented a profound treatment modality that links lifecycle stages of organ development to disease. Around the room, the signature slow nod of ah-ha moments passed like a wave from head to head.

It didn’t stop there. Not even close. If anyone can make the case that dentistry and general medicine should be one in the same it’s Dr. Jerry Curatola, DDS. He presented what is likely the hottest topic in medicine right now: the oral microbiome. Just how important is a healthy mouth to achieve a healthy body? It’s everything – each tooth relates to specific organs and an appropriate balance of mouth microbes controls the competency of the immune system. Ian Kennedy, a Biological therapist, called in another oft overlooked, yet key element of Bioregulatory medicine, emotional balance. He described six basic needs of emotional balance, including social connection and sense of purpose, reminding everyone that suppressed emotions are eventually expressed physically.

In between organically sourced and allergen friendly meals, participants mingled with vendors from leading edge testing and supplement companies. Each day, a live case study sat with the panel of expert speakers, and their highly complex medical histories were reviewed. Both cases had reached a dead end with their allopathic medical journey, but experienced profound results working with Bioregulatory medicine. This is just one area where Bioregulatory medicine shines – with chronic illnesses like Lyme and fatigue. Optimizing performance is the other. The expert panel turned over all stones in these cases using state of the art diagnostic testing methods foreign to allopathic medicine. System by system they uncovered various imbalances at the root of their illnesses and recommended various non-toxic treatments. There was no symptom suppression here. Bioregulatory medicine is all about supporting the natural healing forces within as the only way to attain a true cure. Kimchi offered this analogy between the body and elements that cause disease: “There will always be storms and rain and if the house is strong, the storms won’t effect you but if house is weak then you will be affected.” Bioregulatory medicine is about optimizing and building health from the ground up, which is why professional athletes and CEOs have been seeking it out for years.

Many participants expressed gratitude in finding their “tribe” with fellow Bioregulatory medicine followers. Passionate conversations and new friendships forged between attendees as discussions ran between quantum physics, bioenergetics, children’s health, PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections), and even the taboo topic of vaccinations. In all, the speakers, vendors, and conference attendees were humming with excitement to embrace not just a new medical model, but also this holistic lifestyle approach to health and wellness.  Bioregulatory medicine has been alive and well in Switzerland and Germany for decades. Now, in the U.S., both patients and providers are hungry for its arrival and the new clinic opening in Providence, Rhode Island in the spring of 2018. It time for a highly effective, non-toxic approach to health, healing, and cure. Certainly everyone in Louisville agreed.

The next Bioregulatory Medicine conference will be held May 10-12, 2018, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY. Please stay tuned to the website for registration updates and calls for speaking proposals.

To view photos from the event, click here.

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