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Top 50 Drugs and their Herbal Alternatives

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The course was great. Dr. Chen has a vast knowledge of drugs and herbs, and helped clarify when herbs can be equal or superior to drugs, and also when they cannot (which is just as important clinically!). Thank you Dr. Chen and ProD seminars! ~ Pnina

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The practice of medicine is now at a crossroads: there are countless patients taking prescription drugs who wish to be treated with a more natural approach. In this class, Dr. John Chen will discuss the fifty most commonly prescribed medications, their actions, side effects and herbal alternatives. You will learn how to co-manage patients using herbs as an alternative to commonly prescribed drugs. You will also be given proper protocols for the time frames and herbal dosages leading to the safe reduction of pharmaceutical usage.Upon completion of this course, you will: Describe the indications, mechanism of actions, pharmacokinetics and side effects of drugs and herbs Recognize and differentiate the advantages and disadvantages of herb and drug therapy Distinguish situations when drugs are superior to herbs, and situations when herbs are superior to drugs Recognize herbs with functions similar to drugs according to their functions and clinical research Know situations when herbs can be used as an alternative to drugs for similar or better therapeutic effects, or with fewer side effects.  

 

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NCCAOM AOM-CH: 
8.00
Texas Herbal: 
8.00
Massachusetts Herbal Knowledge: 
8.00
Florida General: 
8.00
California Category : 
Category 1

Dr. John Chen's Ph.D., Pharm.D., O.M.D., L.Ac. participation in the family tradition has led him to become a recognized authority in both western pharmacology and Chinese Herbal Medicine. He has taught herbology and pharmacology at:

  • University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
  • University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy
  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, California
  • Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Santa Monica, California
  • Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Los Angeles, California
  • Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington
  • Five Branches Institute, San Jose, California
  • Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, Oregon
  • Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin, Texas
  • Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California
  • American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, California

He has also given seminars on herb-drug interactions for regional and national associations and organizations, including:

  • The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • The California State Oriental Medical Association
  • The Queen’s Physician Group of Hawaii
  • The North Carolina Acupuncture Association

Dr. Chen is currently a member of the Herbal Medicine Committee for the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; he is an herbal consultant for the California State Oriental Medical Association and is on the review/editorial committee for American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Program, and the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

Dr. Chen has published numerous articles and several books. His most recently published works are Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology (2003, AOM Press) and Chinese Herbal Formulas and Applications (2008, AOM Press) for which he was lead author.



$195.00 USD

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Course Reviews

It was an informative webinar, Dr. Chen was very balanced and knowledgable and did a great job. ~ Keith

The course was great. Dr. Chen has a vast knowledge of drugs and herbs, and helped clarify when herbs can be equal or superior to drugs, and also when they cannot (which is just as important clinically!). Thank you Dr. Chen and ProD seminars! ~ Pnina

John is a great presenter. Great information delivered with enough enthusiasm and tangents to keep everyone interested. Really great seminar. ~ John T

Great course!
~ Irene

I am very excited to have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Chen and perhaps others with great knowledge of acupuncture and herbal medicine from the comfort of my own home and with out the time and expense needed to travel to a seminar. Thank you for offering this course online.

This class is extremely valuable for clinical practice! Knowing the contraindications for drugs and herbs is very important!
~ Renee

Great course! Thank you!

Excellent course.
~ Olivia

Great teacher, great class, very useful information!
~ Angie

This is a very useful class. Thanks!
~ Jacqueline