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The Spectrum of Health with Dr. Christine Schaffner

Jun 17, 2021

Many children, teens, and occasionally young adults start to show mysterious mental and emotional symptoms that often go undiagnosed. These symptoms begin seemingly overnight with no explanation. The only common denominator is usually that symptoms start soon after an infection. 

 In this episode, Dr. Christine Schaffner talks with one of her colleagues at Immanence Health, Dr. Amanda Wilms, to discuss PANS/PANDAS and how to identify it and the latest in the rapidly evolving field of integrative medicine that is treating these conditions. The term PANDAS stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections and PANS  stands for Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome.

Dr. Amanda Wilms is a naturopathic physician at Immanence Health. She graduated from Bastyr University with a particular interest in complex chronic illness. She has completed advanced training in intravenous therapy, injection techniques, ozone therapy, mycotoxin illness, autonomic response testing, environmental medicine/toxicology, autoimmune conditions, bio-identical hormones, PANDAS/PANS, and Lyme disease.