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We may not be able to predict all drug-herb interactions, but we can determine potentials for interactions This seminar examines how to approach these potential drug-herb interactions. A discussion of basic pharmacology, including the ADME scheme (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination) and the therapeutic index, form the foundation of this understanding. The participant will leave with real skills to assess potential interactions and the ability to determine which are important, which aren’t, and which may be in the future. Both the nine drugs and ten herbs most prone to drug-herb interactions will be discussed. These drugs and herbs are based on an evidence based approach.

Price: $60.00
IVAS, NCCAOM, Standard Certificate, Florida
California [Upon Request]*
Length: 3 Hrs
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
Access Period: Lifetime
Notes: Notes are provided with this course.


  • Understand the basics of how drugs and herbs interact
  • Identify the most common pharmacological reasons drugs and herbs interact
  • Create protocols to avoid interactions
  • Protect oneself from potential medico-legal issues arising form interactions


0 hrs - 15 minIntroduction

15 min - 1.25 hrsApplication of pharmacology principles to predicting drug-herb interactions

1.25 hrs - 2.25 hrsNine drugs to worry about when combined with Oriental medicine

2.25 hrs - 3 hrsTen herbs to worry about when combined with Oriental medicine



Dr. Greg Sperber is an author and also holds a Masters and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He is a professor at PCOM and speaks internationally on TCM business and drug-herb interactions. Read More »


I really appreciate having a list of drugs and herbs that I can hold onto for reference whenever I am looking for potential herb/drug interaction red flags. This was a great introduction to basic safety considerations when deciding whether to introduce herbs to patients on these particular medications.Catherine S.United States of America

I found this course to be clear and concise and enlightening. I feel more confident now with prescribing herbs.Donna B.Canada

Was very interesting. Definitely understand why herbs and drugs interact now. Had a teacher who said "never worry about interactions because herbs and drugs use two different mechanisms and never cross paths". Glad I took the course.Patricia L.United States of America

I found this course interesting from start to finish. Even without a background in biochemistry, it was easy to understand and easy to follow.Ruth W.United States of America

Greg definitely has done his homework. Lot's of good information to share.Gail M.Canada

It was thorough and easy to understand.Brian A.United States of America

A good overall introduction to this large and important subject matterDwain D.Canada

fantastic course, will really help you in deciding on a treatment plan.William P.Canada


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NoteThis recording is available in an online format only; you will not receive a DVD or physical copy of the recording – it is only available to watch as a course to watch on the internet through your online account.


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