Seven Steps to Avoid Herb-Drug Interactions

By Greg Sperber

Greg Sperber examines the 7 steps to avoid herb-drug interactions.
Total CPDs: 1
Total CPDs: 1
NCCAOM (1), IVAS (1), Standard Certificate (1)
Access Period: Lifetime
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Course Overview

We may not be able to predict all drug-herb interactions, but we can determine potentials for interactions. This one-hour webinar examines how to approach these potential drug-herb interactions. A discussion of protein binding, cytochrome P450, and the therapeutic index form the foundation of this understanding. You will leave with real skills to assess potential interactions. This webinar is based on Dr. Sperber's book Integrative Pharmacology: Combining Modern Pharmacology and Chinese Medicine, written with Bob Flaws.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the basics of how drugs and herbs interact.
  • To identify the most common pharmacological reasons drugs and herbs interact.
  • Create protocols to avoid interactions.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 15 min
Discussion of protein binding.
15 min - 45 min
Discussion of cytochrome P450.
45 min - 1 hrs
Discussion of the therapeutic index.
Easy to follow and factual information. Very practical.
Maria C. - Australia
Good course for acupuncturists who prescribe herbs
Hoon L. - United States of America
Great course with good information.
John T. - United States
Great refresher on Pharmacology. Quick easy steps to remember when dealing with the patient and their drug regime
Kathy K. - Canada
I really appreciated this course. Even though I don't use herbs, I feel way more informed after this one hour lecture than any other herb/drug interaction course I have taken for the last 17 years.
Dawn E. - United States


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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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