Do you have irritable bowel syndrome?

  • 2 minutes
  • 16 September 2018

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:

Australia

Brisbane, QLD: Wellnation Clinic
(Endeavour College of Natural Health)
Ph: 1300 859 785
Online: https://www.wellnationclinics.com.au/book-an-appointment

Melbourne, VIC: Wellnation Clinic
(Endeavour College of Natural Health)
Ph: 1300 859 785
Online: https://www.wellnationclinics.com.au/book-an-appointment

Canada

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: 416-639-1774
Online: https://rsnc.ca/robert-schad-naturopathic-clinic-book-online

New Zealand

Auckland: Paua Clinic
(South Pacific College of Natural Medicine)
Ph: 09 579 4997
Online: https://www.ezybook.co.nz/pages/southpacificcollegeofnaturalmedicine

Auckland: Prema Clinic
(Wellpark College of Natural Therapies)
Email: premaclinic@wellpark.co.nz

United States

Tempe, AZ: SCNM Medical Center
(Southwestern College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Science)
Ph: 480 428 3232
Online: 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 4100
Online: https://bastyrcenter.org/appointments/make-an-appointment

Seattle, WA: Bastyr Center for Natural Health
(Bastyr University)
Ph: 206 834 4100
Online: https://bastyrcenter.org/appointments/make-an-appointment

Want more information?

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.

The Research Team

Chief Investigator
Name: Dr Joshua Goldenberg
Position: Research Fellow
Organisation: Bastyr University
Address: Kenmore, Seattle
Tel: 206 883 0119
Email: jgoldenberg@gmail.com

Co-Investigator
Name: Dr Kieran Cooley
Position: Director Research
Organisation: Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Address: Toronto, Canada
Tel: +1 (416) 498-1255 ext 324
Email: kcooley@ccnm.edu

Co-Investigator
Name: Dr Amie Steel
Position: Associate Director Research
Organisation: Endeavour College of Natural Health
Address: Brisbane, Australia
Ph: +61 7 3253 9523
Email: amie.steel@endeavour.edu.au

Co-Investigator
Name: Dr Andrew Day
Position:
Organisation: Bastyr University
Address: Kenmore, USA