Treating High Cholesterol with Chinese Medicine
High cholesterol and triglycerides (hyperlipidemias) have been shown to contribute to heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Drugs used to treat these conditions are consistently in the top ten drugs sold in the US. Chinese medicine can help these patients in natural and effective ways. This course looks at the biomedical side of these conditions including the pathophysiology, common (and not so common) lab tests, and treatments, mostly pharmaceuticals. Then we will look at how Chinese medicine can help. We will discuss acupuncture, herbs, and lifestyle changes and the evidence to support their use. Practitioners will walk away with a clear understanding of these conditions and tools on how to help their patients.
A participant in this course will be able to:
1. Understand hyperlipidemias from a biomedical perspective
2. Apply Chinese and biomedical diagnostics to hyperlipidemia patients
3. Develop appropriate and effective treatment strategies
This is California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 distance education course. For NCCAOM, this course is a core (AOM-CM) PDA. 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.