What You Get
Approved: Florida (3), IVAS (3), NCCAOM (3), Standard Certificate (3)
LENGTH 3 Hours
Course TYPE Recorded Webinar
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
Course Overview
We may not be able to predict all drug-herb interactions, but we can determine potentials for interactions This seminar examines how to approach these potential drug-herb interactions. A discussion of basic pharmacology, including the ADME scheme (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination) and the therapeutic index, form the foundation of this understanding. The participant will leave with real skills to assess potential interactions and the ability to determine which are important, which aren't, and which may be in the future. Both the nine drugs and ten herbs most prone to drug-herb interactions will be discussed. These drugs and herbs are based on an evidence based approach.
  • Understand the basics of how drugs and herbs interact
  • Identify the most common pharmacological reasons drugs and herbs interact
  • Create protocols to avoid interactions
  • Protect oneself from potential medico-legal issues arising form interactions
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 15 min


    15 min - 1.25 hrs

    Application of pharmacology principles to predicting drug-herb interactions

    1.25 hrs - 2.25 hrs

    Nine drugs to worry about when combined with Oriental medicine

    2.25 hrs - 3 hrs

    Ten herbs to worry about when combined with Oriental medicine

    What People Are Saying

    As a acupuncturist and herbalist, this information is highly sought-after and presnted in an easy to follow format.

    Robert W.- United States of America

    I really appreciate having a list of drugs and herbs that I can hold onto for reference whenever I am looking for potential herb/drug interaction red flags. This was a great introduction to basic safety considerations when deciding whether to introduce herbs to patients on these particular medications.

    Catherine S.- United States of America

    I found this course to be clear and concise and enlightening. I feel more confident now with prescribing herbs.

    Donna B.- Canada

    Was very interesting. Definitely understand why herbs and drugs interact now. Had a teacher who said "never worry about interactions because herbs and drugs use two different mechanisms and never cross paths". Glad I took the course.

    Patricia L.- United States of America

    I found this course interesting from start to finish. Even without a background in biochemistry, it was easy to understand and easy to follow.

    Ruth W.- United States of America

    Greg definitely has done his homework. Lot's of good information to share.

    Gail M.- Canada

    It was thorough and easy to understand.

    Brian A.- United States of America

    A good overall introduction to this large and important subject matter

    Dwain D.- Canada

    The teacher is very knowledgeable on the subject matter and the information is very valuable.

    Sarah S.- United States of America

    fantastic course, will really help you in deciding on a treatment plan.

    William P.- Canada

    9 Drugs and 10 Herbs to Worry About

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    About Greg Sperber

    Dr. Greg Sperber is currently a practitioner of Chinese medicine and host of Sperb’s Herbs Podcasts. Previously, he has been Vice Provost at Bastyr University California, Dean of the College of Eastern Medicine at Southern California University of Health Sciences, clinical chair and director of clinical services at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego (PCOM), and a clinical supervisor and professor at several colleges and universities. He is co-author of Integrative Pharmacology, Combining Modern Pharmacology with Integrative Medicine and Playing the Game, A Step-by-Step Approach to Accepting Insurance as an Acupuncturist. Dr. Sperber received a masters and doctor of acupuncture and Oriental medicine from PCOM, San Diego, a medical degree from Flinders University of South Australia, and a master of business administration from National University. He has been a past president of the California State Oriental Medical Association and has spoken at many conferences about Chinese medicine, business, drug-herb interactions, pharmacology, and ethics and professionalism.

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