Acupuncture Continuing Education

Safety: Herb-Drug Interactions #2

4 CEUs

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.


Participants learn:
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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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
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 (3 herbology, 1 ethics and safety)
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 CPDs (2 Ethics, 2 Chinese Medicine) (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)



Recent Customer Reviews

Sally A. 06/01/2024
Very thorough and informative. Many commonly used drugs are discussed.
SUSAN A. 02/20/2023
Critical information to know before prescribing herbs to patients who are taking medication and/or have medical conditions that would be contraindicated.
Laura B. 12/08/2022
Very in-depth
Deena P. 10/11/2022
good review!
Geoffrey S. 11/17/2020
This is a great class...covers precautions needed for very commonly used medications. Always a good refresher!
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