Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Herb Drug Interactions

Many patients today are taking many medications and supplements. It is important to be aware of possible interactions between self prescribed herbs and supplements with pharmaceuticals. Chinese style Herbalists trained today in the US are very aware of these types of issues. Short of the 4 year Naturopathic schools like NCNM we receive some of the best training for the use of herbs to treat chronic medical conditions.

Herb Drug interactions are a real concern that has to be addressed with your herbalist. There are some resources out there for patients that want to research for themselves. Read this article written by a PharmD to get started.

With that being said, taking herbs prescribed by your Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner is very safe due to extensive academic and clinical training with the use of herbs.