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Herb & Drug Interactions in Mental Health Care

  • Five Flavors Herbs 344 40th Street Oakland, CA, 94609 (map)

This course will explore the following topics in detail and provide participants with a robust set of references to use in order to better serve their patients and community.

  • Herbs for common medication side effects
  • Common nutrient deficiencies created by psychiatric medication
  • Known Herb-Drug interactions that pose a risk
  • Potential Herb-Drug interactions that are favorable
  • Effective communication w/ psychiatrists and other allied mental health practitioners
  • Effective communication w/patients and family

The goal is to support practitioners of herbal medicine, especially Chinese medical practitioners, in understanding how to safely support patients taking psychiatric medication in achieving their mental health goals while experiencing the best possible quality of life.

This class will be broad enough in its scope to be practical for clinicians who practice other styles of herbal medicine and mental health practitioners who wish to develop their skills with natural medicine.

This is a valuable class to attend for practitioners who wish to better understand how to collaborate inter-professionally.

5 CEUs pending for California Licensed Acupuncturists.

Early Bird tickets available through Dec 31.

Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac. is a clinician with over 20 years of experience providing herbal medicine to individuals with mental health concerns. He practices in Oakland and is the co- founder of Five Flavors Herbs, Inc., an herbal pharmacy and herbal extract manufacturer. He is also on the board of directors of Integrative Medicine for the Underserved.