This standalone course can be taken without taking Part 1.
Download the course, complete the online quiz, and receive immediate acupuncture CEU license credit.
Authors Prof. RIchard Liao, L.Ac. and Kevin Walker, L.Ac., R.Ph. (Registered Pharmacist) cover a variety of herb-drug interaction topics. Participants review herb-drug interactions including contraindications, cautions, and benefits of using herbal medicine when patients are taking prescription drugs. Participants are familiarized with pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and also the additive, synergistic, and antagonistic interactions of herbs with drugs. This is presented with simple and clear definitions, straightforward descriptions, individual herb and drug analyses, and case histories.
The interactions of beta-blockers, sedative/hypnotics, and antidepressants with calm spirit and phlegm dissolving herbs.
The interactions of anti-estrogenic (used in the treatment of cancer) drugs with herbs that tonify Qi, Blood, Jing, and Kidney Yang.
The interactions of raise blood pressure & increase heart beat drugs with warm the interior, Kidney Qi and Yang tonics, and anchor the Yang herbs.
The interactions of Lower blood pressure drugs (antihypertensives) with raising the Qi and Yang herbs.
The interactions of stop diarrhea drugs with laxative, purgative, Spleen Qi tonic, and lubricate Yin herbs.
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Continuing Education Credits
Fulfills the special NCCAOM Safety PDA category requirement, Provider #602.
4 Safety NCCAOM Diplomate PDAs (safety category)
4 California Acupuncture Board CEUs (category 1)
4 Texas CAEs (1 biomedicine, 2 herbal, 1 ethics)
4 Florida Board of Acupuncture CEs (4 medical errors)
4 CTCMA British Columbia acupuncture CEs
4 BCNA & CNPBC (British Columbia Naturopathic Assoc.) credits
4 CAAA Alberta CEUs
4 CTCMPAO (Ontario, Canada) continuing education credits
4 OAQ CEUs (Board of Acupuncturists of Quebec)
4 NZASA acupuncture CPDs (New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority)
4 Acupuncture NZ (NZRA) New Zealand CEUs
4 NS-CMAAC Nova Scotia acupuncture CEUs
4 CMBA CPDs/CEUs (Chinese Medicine Board of Australia)
4 IVAS CEs (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society)
4 California Board of Registered Nursing contact hours
(Massachusetts: applicable towards the acupuncture & herbs requirements)
it was alright, i would have liked some more detailed information on the mechanism of actions.
This course was an excellent review of herb-drug interactions and proper cautions to take.
I think it is good. Helps me even though I don't use herbs.
Excellent. Very clear and useful information.
Understandable and easier than I Imagined.
really great- love the update
I found the course useful and practical. It was presented in an organized fashion.
Good basic Herb-Drug interaction. Take it.
This is a read on your own course.
It is a good course.
Highly informative and added to my knowledge of herb-drug interactions.
good to have as a handy guide for review
Good info to know
thorough informative well organized
Very clear and concise.
Good springboard for study of herbal/pharmaceutical interactions. Good review of cautions and contraindications. Overall good layout and classification.
Great course... a good introduction to pharmacological interactions between herbs and drugs. Would love to see an in depth course that discusses the top 50 ddrugs and their classes.
easy to understand. good class.
Very good course both for reviewing drugs and herbs. It was presented in a clear and simple format which made it easy to digest.
Good, clinically useful material.
Great Course! You can never have too much review on herbal safety relative to prescription drugs.
Important information to know.
This course has useful and user friendly information. I will definitely take the other part of this safety/ethics class
It has been recommended
Easy to understand and excellent summary of information.
It is a very useful course.
This course contained some very useful information. I would have given it 5 stars, but the organization/presentation could have been a little better.
Great course. Very informative. Good review of herbs and drug interactions.
excellent course, easy to understand
This course has lots of things to learn. Highly recommended.
This was an insightful and useful course.
Love the herb-drug combination idea expressed in this class. Really very helpful
Like Part 1 of this course, it is very nicely integratable into every day practice. A delight to learn, thank you very much.
Well done, clear, and easy to benefit from.
This is excellent and applicable, especially for those working in a hospital setting.