Integrated Pharmacology - Kamwo Herbal Pharmacy Book Review





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Dr Belinda Anderson, L.Ac., is an academic, researcher and practitioner. She is currently the Academic Dean at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NY City. She reviews the new text Integrated Pharmacology: Combining Modern Pharmacology with Chinese Medicine
by Dr.Greg Sperber with Bob Flaws.

At last, the book on Western Drugs that OM students and practitioners have been waiting for. Integrated Pharmacology: Combining Modern Pharmacology with Chinese Medicine, by Dr. Greg Sperber, gives you basic information about each common class of Western pharmaceuticals. For each category of drug, Dr. Sperber gives us the generic names, pronunciation, and registered proprietary versions, an explanation of functions, mechanisms of action, dosages for adults, children, and the elderly, possible adverse affects, red flags, and the most up-to-the-minute information on specific drug-drug, and drug-herb interactions that may affect your patients.

Additionally, the book includes: * Commentary by Bob Flaws on a three-part system for evaluating Western medications using Chinese medical principles and a Chinese medical analysis of each class of drugs using this three-part system * Over 90 illustrations showing the functions and mechanisms of each type of drug * Page-by-page glossary of potentially difficult terms throughout the book * A user-friendly design that helps you quickly find the information you need

Dr. Greg Sperber received a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology from the University of California, San Diego before getting a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego. He worked as a business and computer consultant to several small businesses, while getting his Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in healthcare administration from National University. Dr. Sperber then moved to Australia, where he attended medical school at Flinders University of South Australia earning a Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS, the British equivalent to an MD). While attending medical school, he established an acupuncture and herbal practice and taught Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), becoming the department chair of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Adelaide Training College of Complementary Medicine. Currently, he is an instructor and clinical supervisor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Sperber also maintains a private practice and serves as President of the California State Oriental Medical Association. Dr. Sperber recently completed his second doctorate, becoming one of the first graduates with a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Generally, he gets very little sleep.

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