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Sex Hormones and Reproductive Aids and Chinese Medicine

With Dr. Greg Sperber

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.

Course Goals:

A participant will be able to:

1. Understand how sex hormones and reproductive aids and herbs interact
2. Identify the most common sex hormones and reproductive aids with potential for drug-herb interactions
3. Explore how major sex hormones and reproductive aids 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 € 25.-

This course is suitable for

  • Medical Doctors

  • TCM Practitioners

  • All Other Health Professionals

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Course curriculum

  • 1


    • PDF-Handout (printable)

  • 2

    Sex Hormones

    • Introduction

    • Sex Hormones

    • Estrogen

    • Contraception

    • Selective estrogen receptor modulators

    • Progestin

    • Bioidentical Hormones

    • Androgens

    • Antiandrogens

    • Reproductive Aids

    • Thank you

    • 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.