Drug-Herb Interactions - Course 3

Autonomic Nervous System Drugs and Chinese Medicine

Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) drugs as a class are often used by patients of acupuncturists and Chinese medical practitioners. This seminar examines major ANS drugs and the dangers Chinese medical practitioners need to be aware of.

Greg Sperber
Greg Sperber

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.

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

Outline

  • 0 hrs - 30 min

    Introduction

  • 30 min - 2.5 hrs

    Discussion 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 hrs

    Summary

Teacher

Greg Sperber

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.

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    Approved by: NCCAOM (3), Florida (3), Standard Certificate (3), IVAS (3), California [Until 2023/03/08]* (3)

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 3 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime

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