Drug-Herb Interactions - Course 1

The Basics of Pharmacology and Chinese Medicine

By Greg Sperber

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.
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£36.00
Total CPDs: 3
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Total CPDs: 3
NCCAOM (3), IVAS (3), Standard Certificate (3)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

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 min
Introduction
15 min - 1.75 hrs
Pharmacokinetics
1.75 hrs - 2.75 hrs
Pharmacodynamics
2.75 hrs - 3 hrs
Summary
Thorough course that goes into the details of pharmacology in a way that's helpful for acupuncturists generally focused on their patients' safety and experience (how to dose and time herbs properly when patients are on medications in a way that's supported by science and considers compliance, etc) and for me personally as I expand my practice from acupuncture and herbs into Western medicine. Presents a lot of detailed information clearly without dumbing it down. Dr. Sperber is engaging, very knowledgeable, and makes the time fly! He explained complex concepts so that it jogged memory from basic sciences and pharmacology classes and then went deeper. This is the kind of class that should be required for a practicing herbalist.
Shawna S. - United States of America

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Taught by 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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