Acupuncture Continuing Education

Safety in Herb-Drug Combinations #4

2 CEUs

This online safety course presents herb-drug interactions including contraindications and cautions. Download the course, complete the online quiz, and receive immediate acupuncture license credit.


Click the following link to see a sample: Acupuncturist Course Sample >


This online safety course presents herb-drug interactions, cautions, and contraindications. The benefits of adjusting herb formulas are reviewed for patients taking the following: medications that stop diarrhea, anti-estrogenic drugs, beta blockers, sedatives, hypnotics, antidepressants, sleep medications. Drugs and herbs are listed and analyzed according to their uses for specific conditions. In addition, specific pathological conditions are presented to enhance understanding of the knowledge provided.


Continuing Education Credits
2 NCCAOM Diplomate Safety PDAs (safety category)
Fulfills the special NCCAOM Safety PDA category requirement, Provider #602.
2 California Acupuncture Board CEUs (category 1)
2 Texas CAEs (1 ethics and safety, 1 herbology)
2 Florida Board of Acupuncture CEs (2 general)
2 CTCMA British Columbia acupuncture CEs 
2 BCNA & CNPBC (British Columbia Naturopathic Assoc.) credits
2 CAAA Alberta CEUs
2 CTCMPAO (Ontario, Canada) continuing education credits
2 OAQ CEUs (Board of Acupuncturists of Quebec)
2 NZASA ethics CPDs (New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority)
2 Acupuncture NZ (NZRA) New Zealand CEUs
2 NS-CMAAC Nova Scotia acupuncture CEUs
2 CMBA CPDs/CEUs (Chinese Medicine Board of Australia)
2 IVAS CEs (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society)
2 California Board of Registered Nursing contact hours
(Massachusetts: applicable towards the acupuncture & herbs requirements)


Purchase the course and it will be downloaded to your computer in PDF format. PDFs work on Apple Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, and Android 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 or SUPPORT to have the course content mailed to you.


Prof. Liao

About the Author
Prof. Richard Liao, L.Ac. 
has served as professor of herbology and acupuncture theory at the Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences in Oakland, California. Prof. Liao has also served as faculty at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California. His many years of teaching experience bring the highest quality of interesting and useful courses to HealthCMi continuing education online. Prof. Liao has published many works of Traditional Chinese Medicine including original translations of Chinese Medicine classic texts.  In addition, Prof. Liao has a private acupuncture practice in Walnut Creek, California and travels to China frequently with his students for advanced Qi Gong and meditation practices.




Recent Customer Reviews

SANDRA G. 12/29/2023
lots of useful important information
melida g. 10/17/2023
anyone that prescribes herbs should take this course. Good review!
Erna W. 08/27/2023
Very useful course to understand herb-drug interactions!!!
Frank S. 04/20/2023
Concise and useful discussion of drug/herb interaction.
Carolyn W. 08/24/2022
Good review, refreshing and helpful information.
More reviews