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Respiratory Drugs and Chinese Medicine

With Dr. Greg Sperber

Asthma is one of the most common conditions in the population. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Add in allergies and the common cold and flu, and it is practically impossible to avoid patients who are or will be on drugs to treat these conditions. This seminar will examine drugs to treat respiratory diseases including those listed here as well as antitussives and expectorants. We will be exploring these diseases in addition to the drug functions, mechanisms of actions, adverse drug reactions, red flags, and herb-drug and acupuncture-drug interactions for each type of drug. Join us for this informative and relevant seminar.

Course Goals

A participant will be able to:

1. Understand how respiratory drugs and herbs interact
2. Identify the most common respiratory drugs with potential for drug-herb interactions
3. Explore how major respiratory drugs act on the body
4. Protect oneself from potential medico-legal issues arising from interactions

Video-Class with Online Examination

(unlimited access)

  • watch and rewind video as often as you like

  • learn at your own pace

  • two CEU credits (TCM-Fachverband and ASA)

  • Multiple-Choice Exam at the end of the course

  • ask your questions to your lecturer by e-mail

  • course fee: CHF 50.-

This course is suitable for

  • Medical Doctors

  • TCM Practitioners

  • All Other Health Professionals

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Course snippet

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Respiratory Drugs and Chinese Medicine

    • Intro

    • PDF-Slied (printable)

    • Agents to treat asthma

    • Agents used for allergic rhinitis

    • Agents used for copd

    • Agents used to treat cough

    • Outro

    • Exam

About the lecturer


Greg Sperber

Dr. Greg Sperber is currently a practitioner of Chinese medicine and host of Sperb’s Herbs Podcasts. Previously, he has been Vice Provost at Bastyr University California, Dean of the College of Eastern Medicine at Southern California University of Health Sciences, clinical chair and director of clinical services at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego (PCOM), and a clinical supervisor and professor at several colleges and universities. He is co-author of Integrative Pharmacology, Combining Modern Pharmacology with Integrative Medicine and Playing the Game, A Step-by-Step Approach to Accepting Insurance as an Acupuncturist. Dr. Sperber received a masters and doctor of acupuncture and Oriental medicine from PCOM, San Diego, a medical degree from Flinders University of South Australia, and a master of business administration from National University. He has been a past president of the California State Oriental Medical Association and has spoken at many conferences about Chinese medicine, business, drug-herb interactions, pharmacology, and ethics and professionalism.