Autonomic Nervous System Drugs and Chinese Medicine
Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) drugs as a class are varied in their effects and often used by patients of acupuncturists and Chinese medical practitioners. They also have serious adverse effects, drug-herb interactions, as well as interference with Chinese diagnostics. This seminar examines major ANS drugs and the dangers Chinese medical practitioners need to be aware of when combining with herbs and acupuncture. We will look at various types of biomedical treatments for Alzheimers and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, hypo- and hypertension, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and other conditions. Herb-drug and acupuncture-drug interactions will be explored for each type of drug.
A participant will be able to:
- Understand how autonomic nervous system drugs and herbs interact
- Identify the most common autonomic nervous system drugs with potential for drug-herb interactions
- Explore how major autonomic nervous system drugs act on the body
This is California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 distance education course. For NCCAOM, this course is a 1 hour safety PDA and 2 hours core (AOM-BIO). This course is pending approval by the California Acupuncture Board and NCCAOM for 3 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.