Psychiatric Drugs and Chinese Medicine
Psychiatric drugs as a class are very commonly used in the general population and by patients of acupuncturists and Chinese medical practitioners. They also have serious adverse effects, potential addiction, and drug-herb interactions. This seminar examines major psychiatric 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 depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and mania. Herb-drug and acupuncture-drug interactions will be explored for each type of drug.
A participant will be able to:
- Understand how psychiatric drugs and herbs interact
- Identify the most common psychiatric drugs with potential for drug-herb interactions
- Explore how major psychiatric 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 1 hour safety PDA and 2 hour core (AOM-BIO). 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.