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Immunology and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Course Level:
intermediate
Originally Aired: 
Sat, 11/10/2012

Course Type: Video
Units: 6 CEUs/PDAs
Approved by: CA (Category 1), NCCAOM (AOM-BIO), FL (General), IL, TX (Herbology), AHPRA, AFPA, BAcC, CAAA, CTCMA, NZASA, NZRA
Run Time: 7 hrs 58 mins
Access Time: 4 months of unlimited access

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Recent studies in immunology have shown various aspects of immune modulation through the regulation of yin and yang in the body, and through the administration of certain herbal medicines. Attend this course with Dr. Matt Van Benschoten to understand immune function and the practical applications of Chinese herbal medicine in immune regulation.

Dr. Van Benschoten, with over 30 years of clinical, research, and teaching experience, whose practice specializes in immune dysfunctions, reviews the structure and function of the immune system in relation to common diseases and Chinese herbal pharmacology. Cellular and humoral immunity, antibody production, and types of defensive cells are discussed in depth with specific materia medica that regulate their functions. Case studies that demonstrate the integration of classical TCM herbal formulations with modern laboratory research are also discussed in detail.

Upon completion of this course, practitioners will:

  • Have a deeper understanding of the structure and function of the immune system.
  • Understand in depth cellular and humoral immunity, antibody production, T cells and B cells, natural killer cells, macrophages, and cytotoxic T cells.
  • Understand the role of the immune system in clearance of pathogens, allergy, autoimmune disorders, and malignancy.
  • Be able to distinguish different herbs in the Chinese material medica that have specific immune modulating and regulating effects.

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Immunology and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Units : 
6 CEUs/PDAs
CA (Category 1), NCCAOM (AOM-BIO), FL (General), IL, TX (Herbology), AHPRA, AFPA, BAcC, CAAA, CTCMA, NZASA, NZRA
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