Drug/Chinese Herb Interactions
I am a licensed acupuncturist with an M.S.O.M. Do any databases, books, journals, etc. exist which can help us determine counteractions between Chinese herbs and pharmaceuticals? I can understand this data not being available due to lack of research dollars which I presume would have to originate from the TCM arena, grants, schools, etc. I cannot understand though why TCM practitioners have not already formed an interactive database amongst themselves listing Chinese herbs/pharmaceutical counteractions from each practitioner's own experiences. I would think that a database of this type could easily be achieved through development and cooperation through various state and national acupuncture associations.
The information might not be derived from formal research/controlled studies, but it would seem to help immensely in assisting TCM practitioners in making safer, more intelligent decisions in recommending Chinese herbal products.
Thank you for any views/replys.
Mike Eidson, LAc.