Treating High Cholesterol with Chinese Medicine

With Dr. Greg Sperber

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

Video-Class with Online Examination

(unlimited access)

  • watch and rewind video as often as you like

  • learn at your own pace

  • two CEU credits

  • Multiple-Choice Exam at the end of the course

  • ask your questions to your lecturer by e-mail

  • course fee € 45.-

This course is suitable for

  • Medical Doctors

  • TCM Practitioners

  • All Other Health Professionals

Watch Intro Video

Course snippet

Course structure

  • 1


    • PDF-Slides (druckbar)

  • 2

    Treating High Cholesterol with Chinese Medicine

    • Intro

    • What is Cholesterol?

    • What ist Dyslipidemia

    • Biomedical Treatment

    • HMG COA Reductase Inhibitors

    • Biomedical Treatment

    • Bile Acid Sequestrants

    • Fibrates

    • Cholesterol Absorption Inhibitors

    • PCSK9 Monoclonal Antibody

    • Niacin

    • Omega 3 Fatty Acids

    • Biomedical Treatment

    • Chinese medical approach dyslipidemia

    • Interventional approach

    • Hong Qu Red Yeast Rice

    • Chinese Medicine Approach

    • Chinese Medicine Pattern

    • Liver depression spleen vacuity pattern

    • Dampness and heat internally pattern

    • Phlegm and dampness obstructing pattern

    • Phlegm heat bowel rpl pattern

    • Spleen Kidney yang vacuity pattern

    • Liver kidney yin vacuity pattern

    • Static blood obstructing stagnating pattern

    • Phlegm and stasis mutu binding pattern

    • Chinese medicine bottom

    • Thank you

    • Quiz

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.