Dr. Christine Schaffner

The Terrain of the Brain - Addressing the Ecosystem of the Brain

In this clip from Dr. Christine Schaffner’s presentation titled The Terrain of the Brain, she shares the following from her experience working with extremely complex patients:

  • A comprehensive list of pathogens (bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic) that she looks for when assessing people with neurological symptoms/conditions.
  • How infections may impact the function of the all-important vagus nerve and contribute to chronic fatigue.
  • An introduction to MARCoNS and its potential to contribute to brain & nervous system-related symptoms & conditions.
  • “Inhalation Alzheimer’s” and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) – what are the links?

Dr. Christine Schaffner

Dr. Christine Schaffner is a board-certified Naturopathic physician who graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Prior to Bastyr, she completed her undergraduate studies in Pre-medicine and Psychology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Dr. Schaffner is passionate about practicing medicine and creating healing spaces. She is the Clinic Director of Sophia Health Institute; the clinic she co-created with her mentor Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt in Woodinville, Washington. She actively sees patients at Sophia Health Institute and through her practices Marin Naturopathic Medicine in California, as well as Bella Fiore Organic Med Spa & Klinik in Seattle, Washington.

Along with practicing medicine in clinics she has co-created or owns, Dr. Schaffner has built partnerships and working relationships with practitioners who are committed to treating persistent Lyme disease all over the world. Through these connections she has established a unique set of skills and knowledge to serve her patients.

With her diverse skill set, Dr. Schaffner seeks to improve access, outcomes, and speed of recovery for patients struggling with chronic illness wherever they may be.

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