Events for the public
Are you interested in learning more about herbal medicine? Would you like to know more about looking after yourself and your family? The events calendar includes talks, guided walks and short home use courses in herbal medicine and healthcare run by NIMH members for the general public.
Some people have taken courses like these and became so interested they went on to train as medical herbalists and join the NIMH. These courses, walks and talks may spark a similar interest in you, but the courses themselves are not sufficient to qualify you to practise as a herbalist. If you wish to train as a medical herbalist click here. If you wish to advertise with the NIMH, please contact the NIMH office on email@example.com
Herbal Medicine Week
Herbal Medicine Week is an annual celebration of herbal medicine in the United Kingdom. The 2016 week has now passed, but we are leaving a few of the events up to give you a taste of what happens.
It is held in the middle of summer and comprises a nationwide festival of events run by the Members of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.
The 153rd Annual NIMH Conference
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon
13th - 14th October, 2017
"Evidence based medicine: Ancient Herbs - Learning from experience part 2"
The NIMH has held a conference on Herbal Medicine annually since 1864. The NIMH welcomes healthcare practitioners from all disciplines to the conference. We hope to see you there!
Continuining professional development (CPD) lectures
The problem with proton pump inhibitors
Seminar led by Richard Adams FNIMH
Saturday 8th April 2017 | London
This one day seminar will focus on the growing research on proton pump inhibitors like: Omeprazole, Lansoprazole, Rabeprazole, Pantoprazole and Esomeprazole and how herbal medicine can offer an alternative that may enable patients to withdraw from this type of medication. It is increasingly clear that this commonly prescribed group of drugs is not as benign as once thought. Conventional protocols covering their use are already changing. Over time, fewer patients will have them prescribed and as they get more information more will want to come off them.
The gut connectome - a new context for herbs and autoimmune disease
by Timothy P. Corbishley MNIMH
Saturday 20th May 2017 | Birmingham
Although most practitioners of complementary medicine have long believed that diet has a profound effect on health it is only in the past few years with the application of molecular biological techniques and a lot of research money that basic scientists and latterly some “orthodox” medical practitioners have rekindled their interest in this topic.
Much basic research has been performed over many years but very little of the information which has been gleaned has been applied clinically. Even so, the use of dietary modification to treat autoimmune conditions has become well established. In this seminar I hope to provide a link between our current understanding of the interaction of gut flora, gut physiology and the body as a whole and our treatment of people we see suffering from autoimmune conditions.