Sex Hormones, Reproductive Aids, and Chinese Medicine
Chinese medicine is often used to help menstrual, menopausal, contraceptive, and reproductive medical conditions. In addition, several of the drugs used as sex hormones or anti-hormones are used to treat various cancers and other conditions. This seminar examines sex hormones and reproductive aids and the dangers Chinese medical practitioners need to be aware of when combining with herbs and acupuncture. We will look at various types of drugs including androgens, anti-androgens, estrogens, progestins, anti-progestins, as well as selective estrogen receptor modulators and various reproductive aids. Herb-drug and acupuncture-drug interactions will be explored for each type of drug. If you treat various hormonal cancers, severe hormonal conditions, and/or reproductive medicine, this is a must attend seminar.
A participant will be able to:
- Understand how sex hormones, reproductive aids, and herbs interact
- Identify the most common sex hormones and reproductive aids with potential for drug-herb interactions
- Explore how major sex hormones and reproductive aids 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 PDAs. This course is pending approval 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.
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Progynon is the brand name for a hormone supplement used to control the effects of the female menopause. These include hot flushes, severe mood swings and palpations caused by a change in the balance of sex hormones in the body. These pills would help restore the balance. Progynon first appeared on the market in Germany in 1928. At first the hormones to make up the pills were expensive to purchase. In order to make the pills more affordable, Schering extracted the hormones from the urine of pregnant women.