Dr. Michelle Sexton, ND, began her career as a midwife and herbalist. Michelle is a veteran cannabis clinician. In this episode, she talks to us about neuropathic pain, minor cannabinoids, and transition times in women's health. Dr. Sexton's clinical practice, research, and teaching focus on the endocannabinoid system and roles for integrative medicine, including cannabis, to treat various conditions across the lifespan.
Dr. Sexton is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCSD in the Department of Anesthesiology. She graduated from Bastyr University in 2008 and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington, where she formally studied the endocannabinoid system for six years. Her NIH-funded pre-doctoral and postdoctoral research on cannabinoids and their roles in neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration investigated cannabis use and its impact on inflammatory markers. She has continued her research into the health effects of cannabis at UCSD. Before medical school, she was a midwife and herbalist for 15 years.
Dr. Sexton has presented her research internationally and published 18 papers in peer-reviewed journals. She is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society, the International Association of Cannabinoid Medicine, the American Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. She maintains a medical practice in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego, CA. When not caring for patients or pursuing research activities, you can find her in the garden, playing music, playing with grandchildren, swimming, or riding her bike to the beach for a surf session!
Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.