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An Intro to Recognition & Prevention of Herb-Drug Interactions

Course Level:
beginner
Originally Aired: 
Tue, 12/04/2012

Course Type: Video
Units: 1 CEU/PDA
Accepted by: CA (Category 1), NCCAOM (AOM-BIO), FL (General), IL, TX (Biomedicine), AHPRA, AFPA, BAcC, CAAA, CTCMA, NZASA, NZRA
Run Time: 1 hr
Access Time: 4 months of unlimited access

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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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An Intro to Recognition & Prevention of Herb-Drug Interactions
Units : 
1 CEUs/PDAs
CA (Category 1), NCCAOM (AOM-BIO), FL (General), IL, TX (Biomedicine), AHPRA, AFPA, BAcC, CAAA, CTCMA, NZASA, NZRA
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