CONNECT 2020: Modulating Viral Immunity including Improving Natural Killer Cell Activity ~ David Musnick, MD




This talk will discuss methods of modulating the immune system and for decreasing viral attachment, replication, and tissue sequela. I will discuss assessment of natural killer cell number and activity. I will discuss how to improve immune function in immune-compromised individuals as well as normal individuals. I will also discuss cytokine and inflammatory reactions from viral infection and how to modulate them. Attendees will learn what labs to order for determining NK cell number, activity and general immune function; understand mechanisms of intervention for viral replication with natural substances; have concepts of modulating inflammation systems to kill viruses as well as to prevent cytokine storm and excessive inflammation; and understand how to improve the TH1 system to fight viral infection in individuals with allergies or autoimmune conditions.

Speaker Bio: David Musnick MD has a practice of Functional Immunology, Functional Medicine, and Sports Medicine in Bellevue, WA, at Peak Medicine. He has specialties in Immune Dysfunction, Viral Immunity, Autoimmune Diseases, Osteoarthritis, Concussion and TBI, Tendinopathy, Pain Management, and Nerve disorders. He is an expert in Scar Injection and Prolotherapy to treat Sacroiliac, Cervical, and all joints and tendons of the body. He teaches and is an expert in Frequency Specific Microcurrent to heal nerve, vagus nerve, trigger points, and spinal conditions. He has special interests in Viral Immunity and inflammatory conditions. He has authored numerous book chapters on Concussion, Osteoarthritis, and Tendinopathy. He is an informative and practical speaker.

*Certified by the WANP for 1 Category 1 continuing education credit (including 1 Pharmacology credit) for Washington NDs*

(Originally presented on October 9, 2020)