The practice of medicine is now at a crossroad: there are countless patients taking prescription drugs who wish to be treated with a more natural approach. While many Western pharmaceuticals are effective, the downside is the multitude of side effects that they may produce in the long run, and the fact that many pharmaceuticals merely cover up the symptoms of the disorder, and do not address the root cause.
In this class, Dr. John Chen, recognized authority in both western pharmacology and Chinese herbal medicine, author, and faculty of the USC School of Pharmacology and many Traditional Chinese Medicine colleges, discusses the 50 most commonly prescribed medications, their actions, side effects, and herbal alternatives. Learn how to co-manage patients using herbs as an alternative to commonly prescribed drugs, the proper protocols for time frames, and herbal dosages leading to the safe reduction of pharmaceutical usage.
Upon completion of this course, practitioners will:
Be able to provide patients with relevant expertise in both fields.
Recognize herbs with effects similar to drugs according to their functions and clinical research.
Know situations when herbs can be used as an alternative to drugs for similar or better therapeutic effects, or with fewer side effects.
Be able to enable patients to make the best treatment choices to receive optimal benefits.
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