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8. Endocrine Drugs and Chinese Medicine

(4 customer reviews)


Endocrine Drugs and Chinese Medicine

This seminar explores drugs used tot treat several common conditions in the population and in acupuncturist offices. These include thyroid conditions, diabetes (both type I and II), as well as auto-immune and inflammatory conditions. In addition to drugs to treat these conditions, we will also be exploring drugs used to treat the pituitary and inhibitors of adrenocorticoids. After a review of the hypothalamus and pituitary and their hormones, each of the endocrine organs and their hormones will look at for practical implications in modern medicine. Herb-drug and acupuncture-drug interactions will be explored for each type of drug. If you treat any of these conditions, and/or tumors and cancers affecting the thyroid, pituitary, or adrenals, this is a must attend seminar.

Course Goals

A participant will be able to:

  1. Understand how endocrine drugs and herbs interact
  2. Identify the most common endocrine drugs with potential for drug-herb interactions
  3. Explore how major endocrine drugs act on the body
  4. 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 PDAs. 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.

Picture information:

Credit: Muscles of the neck: front view from below. Coloured drawing, 18–. Credit: Wellcome CollectionAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


Centre, the trachea, painted blue, and the thyroid gland, painted yellow

[between 1800 and 1899]

1 drawing (album fol. 15r) : pen and ink, with watercolour ; sheet approximately 38 x 28 cm

Wellcome Library no. 678500i

4 reviews for 8. Endocrine Drugs and Chinese Medicine

  1. Monica

    Great course. You could really do one course each on antidiabetic & adrenocorticosteroid drugs. Soooo much to learn. Really appreciate your science based approach. This is so necessary given we practice in a science based medical paradigm.

  2. Galina

    he is great, knowledgeable,but speaks too fast

  3. Nicole

    I felt like this class could have been another hour to dive in deeper, but for 2 hours it was a great overview and helpful. I enjoy Greg’s teaching and appreciate his experience and expertise. This is the 3rd class of his I’ve taken and I find them very helpful for prescribing herbs with more confidence on safety.

  4. Humberto

    The course is very instructive on the endocrinology involved in these conditions, but lacks of discussion on the common herbs used to treat these conditions.

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