Pocomoke, MD (PRWEB) April 19, 2013
Continuing his quest to build a nationwide network of certified physicians able to effectively treat patients suffering from mold illness and other immune related sickness, Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker announced recently that a second physician has completed the training and testing required to achieve certification in the Shoemaker Protocol, the leading treatment method in the fight against Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome.
Mary Ackerley, M.D., M.D.H., ABIHM, of Tucson, Arizona, in addition to becoming the latest Shoemaker Protocol Certified Physician, is a Harvard and Johns Hopkins trained board certified psychiatrist, is nationally board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and is a graduate of the three year program at the American Medical College of Homeopathy. Dr. Ackerley is a member of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association, and serves on the Board of Integrative and Homeopathic Medicine in the State of Arizona.
“I am proud to have another esteemed and well qualified doctor certified in the Shoemaker Protocol,” said Dr. Shoemaker. “Dr. Ackerley’s extensive background and training gives people in the west, suffering from Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, a resource in their area qualified to help them - with the leading treatment for this debilitating illness.”
In addition to her classical medical training, Dr. Ackerley has traveled extensively, studying Tibetan healing and the relationship between mind, body, and spirit. She studied shamans while writing her Harvard thesis, and proved that cures produced by ‘energetic’ medicine create measurable changes in the neuroendocrine immune system. “She recognized early on the importance of bridging what is known in medicine, with what is unknown, using science to show the way.”
Dr. Ackerley has a particular interest in the symptoms of anxiety, fatigue, and depression that fail to respond to conventional treatment. She seeks to address the underlying cause of these conditions with an evaluation of hormonal imbalances, genetic mutations, chronic inflammation, and hidden infections, such as mold illness, Lyme disease, and viral infections.
“The number one question we’ve been asked on the Surviving Mold website since it launched in 2010, is ‘Is there a doctor in my area who can help me?’ Dr. Mary is another physician who is helping us say yes, there is.”
About Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker - Ritchie Shoemaker, MD, is an internationally recognized leader in education, patient care, and research in the field of biotoxin related illness, and has treated over 6,000 patients. Dr. Shoemaker has written numerous papers and eight books, including the widely read Surviving Mold, and Mold Warriors. He has appeared on Good Morning America, the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting System, the Discovery Health Channel, and has spoken to the House of Representatives and the US Senate. He continues to give lectures, attend conferences on biotoxin illness, and provide one on one training to physicians working toward the Shoemaker CIRS Protocol Certification.