Intro to Herb-Drug Interactions: An Advanced Class

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Access Time: 6 months of unlimited access
Originally Aired: 
Tue, 01/07/2014

Course Type: Video
Units: 1 CEU/PDA
Approved by: NCCAOM (AOM-BIO), FL (Biomedical Science), IL, TX (Herbology), AHPRA, AFPA, BAcC, CTCMA, NZASA, NZRA; No approval by CA Acupuncture Board
Run Time: 1 hr

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Increasingly, patients seeking acupuncture and herbal care may already be on a variety of western pharmaceuticals. It is essential that acupuncturists understand the fundamentals of possible herb-drug interactions prior to prescribing any herbal formulas for patients who are already taking western medications. Unexpected side effects from herb-drug interactions are a real and often devastating possibility. Ensure the safety of your patients and your practice in this introductory course with an understanding of the origin of a few Western pharmaceutical drugs and absorption in pharmacokinetic interactions with Dr. John Chen, recognized authority in both western pharmacology and Chinese herbal medicine.

Upon completion of this course, practitioners will:

  • Understand the origin of Western pharmaceutical drugs
  • Recognize the importance of absorption in pharmacokinetic interactions
  • Recognize herbs have a strong binding affinity

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Intro to Herb-Drug Interactions: An Advanced Class
Units : 
NCCAOM (AOM-BIO), FL (Biomedical Sciences), IL, TX (Herbology), AHPRA, AFPA, BAcC, CTCMA, NZASA, NZRA
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