Amy Derksen, ND
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Amy Derksen, ND

Treatment Approaches to Address Lyme, Viruses, and Molds in the Immune-Confused Patient

Amy Derksen, ND is a Naturopathic Physician who graduated from Bastyr University with a full scope of practice in Washington State since 2003. She did her undergraduate studies in biochemistry, which she applies to understanding the newest research on detox and genetic susceptibilities. She was fortunate enough to do her medical post-graduate training with Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD for over 2 years. During that training, she learned extensively how to use his system of autonomic response testing to help with tailoring a protocol to each individual.

She specializes in working with both Autism and chronically ill patients, including Lyme disease. Dr. Derksen has been involved in teaching various topics with Dr. Klinghardt since 2004, and has also been a speaker at Autism One, LIA, Dr. Cowden’s Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine, and Hope to Heal Lyme conferences. She is one of the only physicians Dr. Klinghardt has honored to teach his work in ART and feels fortunate to be able to share this tool both with patients and other practitioners. She is one of the first Naturopathic Physicians to become a Fellow with the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs, working to broaden her skills for working with autism, and to connect with a network of several seasoned practitioners in the field. Due to her years of experience and nomination from other MDs, she was invited to become Board Certified in Integrative Pediatrics from the American Association of Integrative Medicine, which is typically limited to DOs and MDs. She has also become a member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine to further her education on working with more sensitive and toxic patients and expand her knowledge on addressing inflammation and immune dysfunction.

One of her passions is working with autism. She feels that the more we can understand about our kids, the more we will understand everyone’s health. The autistic child is very similar to a toxic adult, they have just accumulated those toxins in a very short amount of time. This is often due to impairments in detox capabilities or a tendency toward immune dysregulation.

Dr. Amy’s specialties include autism, alternative treatments for Lyme disease and other chronic illnesses, naturopathic and preventive medicine, chemical sensitivities, heavy metal detoxification, neurological disorders, environmental illness, EMR/EMF sensitivities, LDA/LDI, and more.

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