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Courses / Drug-Herb Interactions
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This series is still ongoing, and since courses are still being added, it is not for sale as a package yet. You can still buy the current courses individually at this time.

SERIES OVERVIEW

We know that a large proportion of our patients are on pharmaceuticals or trying to avoid being on them. To be the most effective practitioner we can, we need to know about drugs, how they work, and how they affect what we do with Chinese medicine.

Think of this series as pharmaceutical course "lite." We are going to talk about all of the major drug categories, get into why they are prescribed, how they work, and the dangers to be on the look out for. All of this from the perspective of a Chinese medical practitioner. So we discuss drug-herb and drug-acupuncture interactions as well as important and positive combinations.

The first two courses start at the basics. In the first course, The Basics of Pharmacology and Chinese Medicine, we get into many of the basics of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics (and the ADME scheme) and pharmacodynamics. In the second course, we expand on these basics and jump deep into drug-herb interactions. After that, we explore categories of drugs.

This series is all about applying what you learn to your patients. When we discuss drug-herb interactions, we not only talk about how to understand the information but also how to communicate it to our patients by introducing a practice building tool, the Drug-Herb Matrix.

This is a super important course for any practitioner!

This seminar is based on my book published by Blue Poppy: Integrative Pharmacology, Combining Modern Pharmacology and Integrative Medicine written with Bob Flaws.

COURSES IN THIS SERIES

1. Drug-Herb Interactions - Course 1

Title: The Basics of Pharmacology and Chinese Medicine

CEUS/PDAs: 3
Approved: Florida, NCCAOM, IVAS, Standard Certificate
Length: 3 Hrs
Access Period: Lifetime

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course looks at basic pharmacology principles including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in a fascinating exploration. These concepts are explicitly applied to Chinese medicine and herbology. This is a foundation for understanding how pharmaceuticals and Chinese herbs move through and work on the human body. We will be emphasizing the ADME scheme and setting the stage for a discussion of predicting drug-herb interactions.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the basics of pharmacokinetics including the ADME scheme, and pharmacodynamics
  • Identify the general mechanisms of action for drugs and herbs
  • Apply basic pharmacological concepts to Chinese herbs

COURSE OUTLINE

0 hrs - 15 minIntroduction

15 min - 1.75 hrsPharmacokinetics

1.75 hrs - 2.75 hrsPharmacodynamics

2.75 hrs - 3 hrsSummary

2. Drug-Herb Interactions - Course 2

Title: Drug-Herb Interactions and the Matrix

CEUS/PDAs: 3
Approved: Standard Certificate, Florida, NCCAOM, IVAS
Length: 3 Hrs
Access Period: Lifetime

COURSE OVERVIEW

We can predict potential drug-herb interactions. This course takes the basic pharmacology principles discussed in the Basics of Pharmacology course, including the ADME scheme and the therapeutic index, and applies them to understanding and predicting drug-herb interactions. In addition, recent areas of research related to interactions, such as p-glycoprotein and other transporters, will be discussed. The emphasis is on both the theoretical prediction and real world application of strategies for preventing and dealing with interactions. This includes a discussion about creating a Drug-Herb Interaction Matrix for determining an individual patient's risk. The template for the matrix will be provided as part of the course.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Understand how the basics of pharmacokinetics, including the ADME scheme, and pharmacodynamics can be used to predict drug-herb interactions
  • Identify the risks involved with combining drugs and herbs
  • Create a Drug-Herb Interaction Matrix for assessing individual patient risk and as a tool for communication

COURSE OUTLINE

0 hrs - 15 minIntroduction

15 min - 1.75 hrsDiscuss risk factors for drug-herb interactions, including pharmaco-kinetic and -dynamic aspects

1.75 hrs - 2.75 hrsDemonstrate how to create a Drug-Herb Interaction Matrix to facilitate risk assessment and patient communication

2.75 hrs - 3 hrsSummary

3. Drug-Herb Interactions - Course 3

Title: Autonomic Nervous System Drugs and Chinese Medicine

CEUS/PDAs: 3
Approved: NCCAOM, Florida, Standard Certificate, IVAS, California [Until 2023/03/08]*
Length: 3 Hrs
Access Period: Lifetime

COURSE OVERVIEW

Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) drugs as a class are varied in their effects and often used by patients of acupuncturists and Chinese medical practitioners. They also have serious adverse effects, drug-herb interactions, as well as interference with Chinese diagnostics. This seminar examines major ANS drugs and the dangers Chinese medical practitioners need to be aware of when combining with herbs and acupuncture. We will look at various types of biomedical treatments for Alzheimers and other dementias, Parkinson's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, hypo- and hypertension, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and other conditions. Herb-drug and acupuncture-drug interactions will be explored for each type of drug.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Understand how autonomic nervous system drugs and herbs interact
  • Identify the most common autonomic nervous system drugs with potential for drug-herb interactions
  • Explore how major autonomic nervous system drugs act on the body

COURSE OUTLINE

0 hrs - 30 minIntroduction

30 min - 2.5 hrsDiscussion of individual autonomic nervous system drug classes including functions, mechanisms of action, adverse drug reactions, red flags, Chinese medical affects, and specific drug-herb interactions

2.5 hrs - 3 hrsSummary

teacher

TEACHER'S BIO

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 »


DISCLAIMERS

*CEU/CPD ApprovalsSome accreditation bodies have course approval expirations. If the approval expires, you will see a notice next to the name with a date of expiration: "[Until YYYY/MM/DD]". Please factor this date into your own renewal deadline. If an approval expires, you will be able to request that it is renewed and we will submit it for you within 2 business days. Renewals normally come back to us after 30 days. If your accreditation body is not listed under the "Approved" section, you may find it under the "Pending" section. That means that it is either currently pending approval, or that it is available for you to request: "[Upon Request]". New course approvals usually come back to us after 45 days. We use an automated system within our platform that allows you to make these requests in an easy and convenient way. Just visit the course page in your Net of Knowledge account and click the "Request Approval" button at the top. Each "Course and CEUs/CPDs" purchase grants you 1 request per accreditation body. If you request a course approval and do not complete it before its new expiration date, you will need to purchase another "CEU/CPD Add-On" to make another request. If the course is ineligible for approval with an accreditation body due to their subject-matter policies, it will be listed as "[Ineligible]", and no requests will be possible for the course. Because this is a series, approvals are done on a course-by-course basis. If you see "[Partial Approval]" that means that not all courses have approval at this time. You will be able to request the remaining approvals if "[Remaining Upon Request]" is listed in the Pending section.

Accessing Your SeriesAfter checking out, your email address will be sent to Net of Knowledge securely and you will gain instant access to your series. If you do not have a Net of Knowledge account yet, one will be created for you automatically and you will receive an email with a link to set up your password. Log in to your account at netofknowledge.com and start learning!

Unlimited Access and CEUsYou will have unlimited access to this series for as long as it is on Net of Knowledge, so that you can keep reviewing and learning from it over the years. CEU requirements must be completed within 1 year from the purchase. During this time, you must view the training and complete any required documents to get your certificate. You must also print and save your certificate for your own records. Each individual course has a separate certificate of completion. There is no certificate for the entire series.

Cancellation PolicyPlease note we do not offer refunds for our recorded online courses/webinars.

NoteThese recordings are available in an online format only; you will not receive a DVD or physical copy of the recording – they are only available to watch on the internet through your online account.


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