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.

 

 

Conference

 

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!

 
 

Continuing 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.

 

Evidence Based Nutrition – well nearly

The seminar will cover:

 

·         An outline of what evidence based nutrition is

·         An outline of the role and functions of a dietitian

·         Obstacles that dieticians face

·         Dietetics in gastroenterology – Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome. These will include exclusion diets, pros and cons and effectiveness

·         Food allergy, both IgE and non IgE mediated. including dietary management of eczema, urticaria, reflux, food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome

·         Diabetes and the rationale for diet linked to medical management