5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, considered the 6th most common cause of death in the United States, but according to the National Institute of Health, it should be ranked third (https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers-disease-fact-sheet). While the most common form of dementia, there are lots of different types other than Alzheimer’s. This course will examine these dementias from both biomedical and Chinese points of view, and discuss Chinese medical diagnostics and therapeutics. Often biomedical treatment involves pharmaceuticals with adverse drug reactions. Chinese medicine can help treat and support patients with dementia. Participants will leave with a real-world approach to treating these conditions.
Understand Alzheimer’s and other dementias from a biomedical perspective.
Apply Chinese and biomedical diagnostics to patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Develop appropriate and effective treatment strategies.
0 hrs - 15 min
15 min - 45 min
Discuss Western medical diagnosis of Alzheimer's and other dementias.
45 min - 1 hrs
Discuss Western medical treatment of Alzheimer's and other dementias.
1 hrs - 1.5 hrs
Discuss the Chinese medical diagnosis of Alzheimer's and other dementias.
1.5 hrs - 2 hrs
Discuss the Chinese medical treatment of Alzheimer's and other dementias.
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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