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1. The Basics of Pharmacology and Chinese Medicine

(4 customer reviews)


The Basics Pharmacology and Chinese Medicine

Basic pharmacology helps us to treat our patients by understanding the drugs they are taking and how they work and can affect Chinese medical treatments. In addition, these concepts also help us better understand and apply our Chinese herbs and other supplements. We will be exploring key concepts of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, which explains how drugs affect the human body. This is a foundation for understanding how pharmaceuticals and Chinese herbs move through and work on the human body. We will be emphasizing the ADME scheme and setting the stage for a discussion of predicting drug-herb interactions.

This seminar is based on my book published by Blue Poppy: Integrative Pharmacology, Combining modern pharmacology and Chinese medicine written with Bob Flaws. It is the first in series of courses leading to a certificate in Drug-Herb Interaction Expert.

Course Goals

A participant will:

  1. Understand the basics of pharmacokinetics including the ADME scheme, and pharmacodynamics
  2. Identify the general mechanisms of action for drugs and herbs
  3. Apply basic pharmacological concepts to Chinese herbs

This is California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 distance education course. For NCCAOM, this course is a safety PDA. This course is approved 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.



4 reviews for 1. The Basics of Pharmacology and Chinese Medicine

  1. Pamela

    Dr. Sperber’s classes are very informative, well researched and presented in an organized manner.

  2. Shawna

    Incredibly helpful as I work on bridging acupuncture and western medicine. Found this class very detailed. Thanks for not dumbing down the material and being very scientific while explaining your terms clearly so it jogged memory or taught new concepts. Can’t wait to take more of your CEUs and learn about the certificate as I plan to take the rest of your drug/herb interaction courses.

  3. Terri

    Thank you!

  4. Kevin

    excellent overall.

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