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Natural Approaches to Supporting
Thyroid and Adrenal Health

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Galveston, Texas
February 12 - 19, 2017

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Royal Caribbean's Fabulous Liberty of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas

20 CME Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$345 for Chiropractors
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Target Audience
Chiropractors and Medical Physicians
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
All hours taught while ship is at-sea.
  • Thyroid Health ‐ Rey Ximenes, MD‐ 12 hours
  • Effective Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy ‐Todd Singleton, DC ‐ 4 hours
  • Ethics, Risk Management and Documentation‐ Michelle Quattlebaum, JD ‐ 4 hours
Thyroid Health

One of the basic tenants of the human system is to maintain an environment conducive to health within the system; this is known as homeostasis. One of the systems involved in this is the endocrine system. This course will discuss the thyroid gland and its relationship to the entire endocrine system and body.

Spinal nerve interference from vertebral subluxation complexes decreases function & may be responsible for endocrine dysfunction & hormonal related health problems. Pathophysiology is one of the elements of the subluxation complex. In this element of the complex there are biochemical changes taking place in the spinal region which include inflammatory biochemicals from injured tissues and biochemical waste products. Each component of the subluxation must be eliminated for proper healing to occur and for the rehabilitation process to be successful.

It will discuss factors that interfere with the function of the thyroid and endocrine system such as spinal nerve interference from vertebral subluxation. It will discuss nutritional and herbal inputs that can be given to assist and support the resolution of these problems.
  • HR1 & HR2
    • Learn thyroid pathology - hypo- and hyper-thyroidism, autoimmune syndromes.
      If the subluxation is causing the thyroid conditions then it may be assisted by chiropractic treatment. Evidence supports that certain cases of thyroid disorders may result from malfunctioning of nerves in the brain and spinal cord that controls the thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck near the Adams Apple. The hormones that this gland produces help to control the metabolism of human body.

      Chiropractic care to address and prevent the subluxation complex is a powerful aid. Nutrition is another key element of complete chiropractic care, which has great benefit in setting a healthy pattern for life. The first two hours of this course will lay the foundation on which I will teach.

  • HR3- Review thyroid anatomy & physiology
    • We will discuss symptoms, types & etiology, tissue mineral analysis - introduction, overview, mineral ratios, thyroid assessment and blood markers, and thyroid health.

  • HR4- How the relationship of the thyroid to the entire endocrine system can affect dysfunction in the entire system.
    • The thyroid is functionally maintained by the 7th cervical spinal nerves. Nerves need to be free from interference, by correcting and preventing lower cervical subluxation complex, to maximize thyroid function.

  • HR5- Case studies of laboratory exams that assist in determining dysfunction.
    • The brain sends hormones to the thyroid to inform it how to function. By fixing the subluxation problem, in some cases, Chiropractors can help restore normal function, thereby allowing the human body to work normally.

    HR6 & HR7- Nutritional and Herbal support of the thyroid system.
    • Essential fatty acids- Addressing the underlying cause of pain and inflammation with dietary and lifestyle changes and down-regulation of the inflammatory process is essential in the healing of pain and joint disease and is an added benefit for the healing of the associated subluxation complex.

  • HR8- Case studies to illustrate the support of the thyroid with nutrition and herbs.
    • Thyroid hormone- -Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry "Studies have shown that more than fifty percent of hyperthyroid patients have damage to the pathways in their nervous system". Chiropractic treatment of associated subluxation complex will benefit the relationship of the thyroid balance.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Faculty
Rey Ximenes MD

Rey Ximenes is the owner and director of The Pain and Stress Management Center in Austin, TX. P&SMC is a multi-disciplinary pain management center dedicated to the integration of modalities used to alleviate pain. This has naturally led to the use of these modalities in an overall wellness blueprint used with all the patients.

Dr. Ximenes began his career in medicine as an anesthesiologist working in such places as M.D. Anderson Hospital, Texas Heart Institute, St. Luke's Hospital, Hermann Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and The Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. He was also a founding member of South Austin Anesthesiology in Austin, Texas. His training included general anesthesia, cardio-vascular anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, obstetrical anesthesia as well as pain management. This gave him a broad perspective to draw upon in the practice of alleviating pain.

Shortly after moving to Austin it became evident that pain was being woefully undertreated in this city and he set about building P&SMC to attempt to handle the needs of the people. There were others involved in pain management in the city but their approach was primarily an invasive, interventional Western approach. Dr. Ximenes realized this approach, although somewhat effective and certainly often a necessary component, was an incomplete plan. It was at this point that he began to utilize some of the techniques he had learned in his lifelong search for additional pieces of the puzzle.

This search included many areas of so-called "alternative medicine" which he now prefers to term integrative medicine with the implication that we can receive all possible modalities in a synergistic way rather than having to choose between paradigms. Dr. Ximenes is Board Certified in Interventional Pain Management, Acupuncture, and Naturopathy. He is the current President of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and a Board Member of the Texas State Board of Acupuncture.

Dr. Ximenes is well versed in and now offers his patients not only the full complement of medication management techniques but also acupuncture, osteopathic manipulations, homeopathics, myofascial release, massage therapy, Tui Na, Qi Gong healing, nutritional counseling, herbal therapy, psychological counseling, exercise therapy/counseling (including Tai Chi, Qi Gong, aerobics, strength training, and Yoga), Reiki, meditation, and many others as well. He maintains an informal network of friends, teachers, practitioners and healers to provide a truly multi-disciplinarian approach to health care.

Todd Singleton, DC

Michelle Quattlebaum, JD

Accreditation
Doctors desiring CE credits must call TCC at 281-998-6026 as far in advance as possible.
This program meets all the requirements of the TBCE. Other states can be applied to upon request.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Feb 12 Galveston, Texas
- 4:30 pm
Mon Feb 13 *At Sea
- -
Tue Feb 14 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Feb 15 George Town, Grand Cayman
10:30 am 6:00 pm
Thu Feb 16 Falmouth, Jamaica
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Feb 17 *At Sea
- -
Sat Feb 18 *At Sea
- -
Sun Feb 19 Galveston, Texas
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.
Galveston, TX - Galveston is famous for its seafood, tropical scenery and breathtaking Victorian architecture. This magnificent island also boasts of 32 miles of beautiful beaches and great sportfishing.
George Town, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Liberty of the Seas

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Royal Suite (RS) - Separate bedroom with king-size bed, private balcony, living room with queen-size sofa bed and private bathroom. (1,358 sq. ft., balcony 313 sq. ft.)
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Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, private bathroom and a separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. (594 sq. ft., balcony 204 sq. ft.)
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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (401 sq. ft., balcony 104 sq. ft.)
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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (297 sq. ft., balcony 94 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D1) Quad - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D2) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (199 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D3) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (199 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E3) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (G) Quad - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (I) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)
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Promenade (PR) - A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long and private bathroom. (160 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom (K)- Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes and fees $288.70
Deposit: $250 per person

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%
* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason