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Course: Naturopathic Approaches to Rosacea
Naturopathic Approaches to Rosacea
Emaline Brown, ND +1

Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin condition of the face characterized by symptoms of flushing, inflammatory lesions, vascular changes, and ocular involvement. The pathophysiology and clinical presentation varies, thus making treatment challenging. Naturopathic doctors employ a holistic approach to treatment by incorporating interplay between different body systems in the pathophysiology of disease. This course reviews the naturopathic medical approach to treating rosacea using an evidence-based perspective including oral and topical botanical and nutraceutical therapies.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between the multiple factors involved in the pathogenesis of rosacea
  • Recognize the correlation between rosacea and dysbiosis, and treatment outcomes
  • Assess when Demodex mites might be a factor in rosacea and prescribe an appropriate treatment protocol
  • Integrate evidence-based naturopathic treatment modalities into rosacea treatment plans

Faculty

User: Emaline Brown
Emaline Brown
ND

Dr. Emaline Brown earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 2017. She went on to complete one year of residency at Bastyr University Clinic in San Diego, California before joining Healthtopia Clinics, an urgent and primary care practice in Encinitas, California.

Dr. Brown has a passion for tailoring gentle, result-based treatment plans using traditional and evidence-based therapeutics, such as nutrition, botanical medicine, and mind-body medicine. She strongly believes in an integrative, multidisciplinary care team approach that considers the biopsychosocial model in an effort to treat the whole patient. Her goal is to guide and empower all patients to find their optimal wellness.

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User: Rubaina Dang
Rubaina Dang
ND

Rubaina Dang is a Naturopathic Doctor with a strong passion for dermatology, gut health and cardiometabolic conditions. She completed her undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology & Neuroscience with Honors from the University of California, San Diego and her doctorate degree at Bastyr University, which is one of the world's leading academic institutions for natural and integrative education. During her undergraduate and postgraduate career, she has pursued research in the realm of meditation, mindfulness and cognitive-based therapies. She believes in the connection of the mind and the body, as well as the strong association of the gut, hormones, stress and their interplay with the skin. With a strong interest of understanding her patients and finding the root cause of their complaints, she takes on a holistic, whole-person approach to healing. She recognizes the importance of proper nutrition, a balanced lifestyle, and combining conventional and integrative approaches for optimal outcomes. Her clinical specialties include: eczema, acne, psoriasis, rosacea, SIBO, PCOS, diabetes, and cardiovascular health. She uses evidence-based research as the foundation of her practices and is currently working on combining science and herbalism into a modern skincare line.

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