Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional bowel disorder with a worldwide prevalence estimated between 10-20%. It has a significant impact on quality of life and societal expense. While there are pharmaceutical options available, few can be reliably recommended. An international collaboration of naturopathic researchers are looking to observe the impact of naturopathic care on the symptoms of IBS.
The project is being conducted for two years (starting January 2018) across eleven research sites within four countries. Individuals with diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome are invited to visit the academic clinics of the educational institutions involved in the study to receive naturopathic treatment by a naturopathic student as part of their supervised clinical studies. Each individual will be enrolled in the study for three months of treatment. More details about participation can be found on the Participant Information Sheet here (insert PIF).
Interested participants can contact one of the research sites to make an appointment:
Brisbane, QLD: Wellnation Clinic(Endeavour College of Natural Health)Ph: 1300 859 785Online: https://www.wellnationclinics.com.au/book-an-appointment
Melbourne, VIC: Wellnation Clinic(Endeavour College of Natural Health)Ph: 1300 859 785Online: https://www.wellnationclinics.com.au/book-an-appointment
New Westminster, BC: The Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic(Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine)Ph: 604-540-2873
Toronto, ON: Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic(The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine)Ph: 416-639-1774Online: https://rsnc.ca/robert-schad-naturopathic-clinic-book-online
Auckland: Paua Clinic(South Pacific College of Natural Medicine)Ph: 09 579 4997Online: https://www.ezybook.co.nz/pages/southpacificcollegeofnaturalmedicine
Auckland: Prema Clinic(Wellpark College of Natural Therapies)Email: email@example.com
Tempe, AZ: SCNM Medical Center(Southwestern College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Science)Ph: 480 428 3232Online: https://patients.scnm.edu/your-visit/request-an-appointment
Lombard, IL: National University Whole Health Center(National University of Health Sciences)Ph: 630 629 9664
Portland, OR: NUNM Health Center(National University of Natural Medicine)Ph: 503 552 1551
San Diego, CA: Bastyr Center for Natural Health(Bastyr University)Ph: 206 834 4100Online: https://bastyrcenter.org/appointments/make-an-appointment
Seattle, WA: Bastyr Center for Natural Health(Bastyr University)Ph: 206 834 4100Online: https://bastyrcenter.org/appointments/make-an-appointment
This study is registered with the Australia and New Zealand Clinical Trials Register (#ACTRN12617001413314) and has ethical clearance from Bastyr University Institutional Review Board (#17-1597) and Endeavour College of Natural Health Human Research Ethics Committee (#20171101). The full protocol for this project has also been published in Integrative Medicine Research and can be downloaded free of charge here.
Chief InvestigatorName: Dr Joshua GoldenbergPosition: Research FellowOrganisation: Bastyr UniversityAddress: Kenmore, SeattleTel: 206 883 0119Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-InvestigatorName: Dr Kieran CooleyPosition: Director ResearchOrganisation: Canadian College of Naturopathic MedicineAddress: Toronto, CanadaTel: +1 (416) 498-1255 ext 324Email: email@example.com
Co-InvestigatorName: Dr Amie SteelPosition: Associate Director ResearchOrganisation: Endeavour College of Natural HealthAddress: Brisbane, AustraliaPh: +61 7 3253 9523Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-InvestigatorName: Dr Andrew DayPosition:Organisation: Bastyr UniversityAddress: Kenmore, USA