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. Download the course, complete the online quiz, and receive immediate acupuncture license credit.
Participants learn the usage of:
Blood thinners & birth control medications with blood invigorating and stop bleeding herbs
Allergy medications combined with release surface herbs
Antibiotics, laxatives, & antiviral drugs combined with clear heat toxins, cool the blood, & purging herbs
Diuretic drugs with promote urination herbs
Diuretic drugs with astringent herbal medicines
Expectorant, decongestant, and cough suppressant drugs with phlegm-resolving and coughing & wheezing herbs
Stomach acid blockers combined with sour herbs.
Click the following link to see a sample of the course: Acupuncture CEUs
Purchase the course and it will be downloaded to your computer in PDF format. PDFs work on both Mac and WIndows operating systems. After reviewing the course, take the online quiz and a certificate of completion will be automatically generated for INSTANT credit. You may re-take the quiz as often as is needed and there is no time limit. If you prefer to receive your course in the mail, click CONTACT US to have the course content mailed to you.
Continuing Education Credits
4 Safety NCCAOM Diplomate PDAs (safety category)
Fulfills the special NCCAOM Safety PDA category requirement, Provider #602.
4 California Acupuncture Board CEUs (category 1)
4 Texas CAEs (2 biomedicine, 2 herbal)
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)
Useful information, simply and understandably presented.
It was very convienient way to get my NACCOM requirements. I printed out the course and have used it already in practice
Very useful/helpful information!
provides short and to the point information, yet highly important information, of Western medications as well as Chinese Herbs.
very interesting information. important for any herbalist.
Excellent course. Important information to understand for safe herbal use.
really good information, especially for non-herbalists
Good, basic, introductory course.
Great review on the herb-drug interactions!
Great course! Very informative. It would be helpful if the herbs listed in various sections were listed in alphabetical order for easy reference.
could use more detail in herb-drug interactions.
Well put together
learning new info on herbs is always essential... and fun
Take this course! It's a must for Acupuncturists/Herbalists!
Very informative and easy to follow.
Valuable information not readily available in many sources
frustrating as the case studies were not always showing herb drug interactions
Clear and concise.
I highly recommend Prof. Liao's courses.
This course give us a good base-line knowledge about Chinese herbs and western drug interactions.
Very good course with clinically relevant safety and ethics considerations presented.
good basic info in this course. Liked being able to do CEUs from home
This course is a good review of herbology.
Well prepared material.
Truly liked it. Found it helpful
Well presented, easy to navigate, useful material
Very well organized and concise.
very informative, well organized and helpful.
The study material is organized well for each category. Very easy to follow and search.
I will definitely refer back to this material in my practice. I am very glad that someone has taken the time to point out and simplify this very important information for all herbalists who are interested in finding the best solutions for their patients rather than potentially causing them harm... Good course!
Easy to understand, clear and just the right amount of information to finish in a shorter amount of time.
The material was relevant, straight forward and easy to understand and put into practice.
Rigorous to spark my thinking and a good review of essential information. Organized well for me to process.
It has great information that was both new and some that I had forgot all about. Thanks!
This information is very important for all practicing acupuncturists. I update my knowledge of herb/drug interactions regularly. Thank you
This is a well organized, highly informative and practical course. Strongly recommended.
Yes I will tell others. It was a good course
Nice, short, well-organized course good for a few CEUs. Definitely useful for those who regularly prescribe herbal medicines in their acupuncture practice.
I recommend this course.
Extremely informative and useful, finally an ethics course beyond the usual.
This is an excellent source of extremely valuable and crucial information. This is the best course of its type.
This is a useful course for understanding the safety and interactions of Chinese herbs with pharmaceuticals.
Highly recommended, I will keep it as a reference.
I was able to take this from home.
Part one is a good start, revealing obvious categorical concerns e.g. diuretics with 'promote urination' or coumadin with 'blood moving' and pointing out specific concerns of certain herbs.
A very interesting and informative test.
really very helpful
informative! great class.
a very helpful review of herb drug interactions
A good course! Teaches you important information about the most commonly used herbs and how they interact with the most commonly used medications. Very useful to my practice, 5 stars and thank you. I will buy more PDA points from this resource again. - a.m.
Very convenient and pertinent information.
Very good and well-organized. Easy to comprehend.
Very useful course! Applicable in a hospital setting.
Richard Liao is a wonderful instructor.
Great explanations of drug/herb interactions and precautions
This course will help you later in making appropriate decisions for the use of herbs with patients who are also taking certain medicinal drugs. I recommend this course both for its information and because it is an economical and convenient way of earning CEUs online.
no visuals. this would be more helpful in memorizing information, otherwise good course.
good course to take
It is very useful.
Excellent review of TCM herb/drug interactions.
Very worthwhile, an excellent review, and well worth the time and money invested.
There is no audio or visual for this course, which would have been nice. However, the case studies included with each section were quite valuable.
Very useful, practical information for use in this drug-laden world we practice in!
This course provides a good review of herbs and current medications being used and how to use them safely together and know when not to.
Great for review on your herbs