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AACP 34th Annual International Clinical Symposium
July 26 -27, 2019

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Topic: Bohr your patients to better health – Why Buteyko breathing makes real metabolic changes.

Declan Clark

Declan Clark

When Professor Buteyko was faced with trying to determine why our bodies deteriorated so quickly into a miasma of symptoms as breathing became worse, he turned to an old and unfashionable piece of Danish physiology for the answer. For him, Christian Bohr's oxygen dissociation curve was like the key to a puzzle: why so many metabolic processes became inefficient with over-breathing and how best to reverse that. Re-defining our understanding of the term 'hyperventilation' had the potential to reverse innumerable, apparently unrelated symptoms. I have described it as a technical explanation as to why traditional yogic breathing has always worked. It has also lead me to wonder why it has been studiously ignored in the west for so many years.

In our session, I shall explain the main principles of Professor Buteyko's research and work as a clinician: that's the easy bit. We will have time to explore how a combination of breathing exercises can test and change how we breathe and begin to make changes to our metabolic efficiency. We can learn to measure the changes. There will be a range of exercises, some yogic in their origins, some Buteyko, and all following the main principle of reducing breath volume to create optimal efficiency. You will come away with the tools to make real changes for yourselves.

Declan has spent over 26 years treating and teaching in the field of good health. He was the senior lecturer and course co-ordinator for a college of natural and sports medicine for more than fourteen years where he taught Anatomy and Physiology on natural, nutritional, and sports therapy diploma courses. During that time, he set up a number of small training schools for others, dealing with academic accreditation and compliance to national (UK) standards. In 2006, he set up his own school and, when it was running with six locations across the UK and Scotland, sold it in 2010 to get serious about breathing.

He has given lectures and workshops every year for the past nine at CamExpo in London and presented at the Buteyko Breathing Educators Conference in Boston. Declan now works with osteopaths, physiotherapists and chiropractors in their clinics. He has had clinics at Wentworth Golf Club twice a week for seven years. This year, he has been writing courses to run in conjunction with the Pilates and movement teachers he works alongside. He is currently in the process of moving to live and work in Toronto.

Topic: Improving Treatment Outcomes Through Cranial Nerve Integration

Lois Laynee, MBA, RDH

Lois Laynee, MBA, RDH

Summary of Experience
Lois Laynee is a dynamic, disciplined professional who has developed a wellness paradigm based upon the essential component of oxygen. She is passionate about educating all communities of the significance of the oxygen content in their brains as well as the rest of the body. Most importantly, she focuses on developing each person's ability to impact their own neuro-physiology for themselves through Neurosequencing.

In essence, her goal is to design airways for breathing and teach the system of restoring the 12 Cranial Nerves to ideal physiological automation for breathing.

Lois started with Cranio Facial development as a Registered Dental Hygienist in the State of Illinois. In 1982, she moved to Arizona and has practiced the principals of prevention and wellness ever since. In 2000, she developed, built and staffed Homeward Bound Dental Clinic, supporting families of domestic violence to rebuild their smiles. Her core competencies include, but are not limited to, Restorative Breathing, Restorative Sleep, Cranio Facial Homeostasis, Neuro Ergonomics, Ergonomic Stabilization, OroFacial Myology, Posture Restoration, Sleep Hygiene and Sleep Support.

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), 2011
Certified Posture Exercise Professional (CPEP), 2010
Certified Functional Movement Screening (FMS), 2010
Restorative Breathing Developer, 2009
Sensory Integration Technician, OPNET, Inc., Rayma Sommers, Ph.D., 2009
Certified Neural Therapy Specialist, OPNET, Inc., Rayma Sommers, Ph.D., 2009
Chromo Therapy Technician, OPNET, Inc., Rayma Sommers, Ph.D., 2009
Brain Gym Consultant & Instructor License, 2008
Master of Business Administration, 2007
Dental Sleep Medicine Hygienist, 2006v Bachelors in Health Sciences, 2006
Cranial Sacral Practitioner, Upledger Institute, 1998
Expanded Functional Dental Hygiene License, 1986
Craniofacial Oral Myologist, 1980
Associates in Dental Hygiene, 1980

Topic: Aromatics for Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Disorders

Mark Webb

The use of aromatic plant extracts in the treatment of pain, inflammation and infection within dentistry has been mostly focused upon a small number of plant species, clove oil or its isolated phenolic compound - eugenol being the typical example.

In today's presentation Mark Webb will provide an updated materia medica for oral care. He will discuss a number of dose forms and the appropriate application methods for a variety of conditions and diseases. He will also address the use of aromatics and endocannabinoids in the treatment of sleep disorders. Case study examples will be used throughout the presentation to illustrate.

About the Speaker:
Mr. Webb holds a Bachelor's degree in Science majoring in Biochemistry, Plant Physiology & IT followed up with Diplomas in Massage (Remedial, Lymphatic), Aromatherapy and additional studies in Aromatic and Herbal Medicine.
Author of "Bush Sense — Australian Essential Oils & Aromatic Compounds", Mark is extremely passionate about the aromatic plants of Australia and how they can be better used within the Aromatic Therapies space. He has published a chapter upon aromatherapy for a university level text upon complimentary therapies and a variety of articles upon aromatic plants and their uses within popular and industry journals and magazines.
Mark has worked within the biotech industry developing, formulating and manufacturing various aromatic dose forms for clinical trials with varied application methods for some fairly serious conditions & diseases, including Avian Influenza and Dengue Fever.
He's an aromatic, formulation and cosmetic chemist who consults both locally and internationally across various industries including aromatic crop development and chemistry (terpenes, EOs, C02s), the newly emerging hemp and cannabis industries (endocannabinoids), cosmetics & personal care, food & beverage, nutraceuticals & pharmaceuticals.
Mark is a passionate, entertaining educator with a broad depth of knowledge of many topics including aromatic (terpene) chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, Aromatic Medicine the internal & external use of aromatics to treat serious illnesses and conditions, Australian aromatics, C02 extracts and the technology related to their extraction.

Topic: Evaluation and Management of Nasal Obstruction in Adults and Children with Sleep Disordered Breathing.

Peter Catalano, MD

Peter Catalano, MD

The lecture will provide state-of-the-art information regarding the importance and physiology of nasal breathing, how its absence leads to sleep disordered breathing, the differences in the signs and symptoms of SDB in adults vs children, and the minimally invasive options available today, and in the near future, to correct this condition.

Topic: Practicing TMD and Sleep in Ontario

Richard-Goodfellow, DDS

Richard Goodfellow, DDS

Treating patients with TMD is challenging. Treating patients Richard Goodfellow, DDS with TMD in Ontario can be even more complex. After attending this lecture you will have a better understanding of the RCDSO guidelines pertaining to TMD treatment, which will increase your confidence when treating patients.

Topic: Three Simple Steps to Help Your Patients Sleep Better

Stasha Gominak, MD

Stasha Gominak, MD

Dr. Gominak grew up and attended college in California. She received a degree in biochemistry from UC Santa Barbara, then moved to Houston for medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Neurology residency was at Harvard, the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She also completed fellowship training in Clinical Neurophysiology at Harvard. In 1991 she returned to California to join the Camino Medical Group in Mt. View, CA. In 2004 she and her husband moved to Tyler, Texas. Since 2004 her focus has been the treatment of neurologic illness through the repair of sleep. In 2012 she published the first article linking vitamin D deficiency to the recent epidemic of sleep disorders. Her next article in 2016 describes how the abnormal intestinal microbiome is related to abnormal sleep, and how a simple regimen of the deficient vitamins returns both sleep and the intestinal bacteria back to normal.
In 2016 she retired from clinical practice to devote herself full-time to teaching a wide range of clinicians, in dentistry, physical therapy, psychology how to help their patients return to sleeping normally. She is also available for virtual coaching sessions on-line at
"Learning the neurochemistry of sleep allows us to envision other causes as well as other treatments for sleep disorders ranging from apnea to insomnia."

About AACP Canada

The Canadian Chapter of the
American Academy of Craniofacial
Pain (AACP) was founded at the 2007
Annual Meeting of the AACP
held in Denver. At that time,

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