Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Chinese Medicine
Anti-inflammatory drugs are commonly prescribed to our patients. And there is probably no drug more widely used among our patient population, when you consider over-the-counter use. This seminar explores this class of drugs including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), other analgesics, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), migraine drugs, and drugs to treat gout and ulcerative colitis. Join us as we look at the uses, mechanisms of action, cautions, and potential interactions of these agents.
A participant will be able to:
- Understand how anti-inflammatory drugs and herbs interact
- Identify the most common anti-inflammatory drugs with potential for drug-herb interactions
- Explore how major anti-inflammatory drugs act on the body
- Protect oneself from potential medico-legal issues arising from interactions
This is California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 distance education course. For NCCAOM, this course is a 2 hour safety PDA. This course is approved by the California Acupuncture Board and NCCAOM for 2 hours of continuing education and PDAs. For further information, please contact Dr. Greg Sperber, CAB CEU Provider #1349, NCCAOM PDA Provider #166669, at DrGreg@integrativemedicinecouncil.org or (619) 881-0029.
Refund Policy: This course may be downloaded as soon as purchased and therefore no refunds are possible.
Histopathology of the gastro-esophageal junction, showing a chronic inflammation including plasma cells, an acute inflammation with neutrophils, as well as basal layer hyperplasia exceeding 15 – 20% of the epithelial thickness. These all indicate reflux esophagitis.