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 firstname.lastname@example.org
15th to 24th June 2019
Herbal Medicine Week is an annual celebration of herbal medicine. Members of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists hold events throughout the UK to raise awareness of the scope and benefits of herbal medicine. These include walks to help you identify medicines growing around you, and talks and workshops where you could learn to make some simple medicines or how herbal medicine can help improve your health.
The 154th Annual NIMH Conference
at The Queen Hotel in the historic city of Chester
12th - 13th October, 2018
"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!
Conference Speakers – please see Conference brochure here
Continuing professional development (CPD) lectures
Interpreting Blood Test Results
Saturday 8th September 2018 10am - 5.30pm. Registration from 9.30.
Birbeck University, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
This CPD seminar will cover the most commonly used tests to determine pathological abnormalities in the following areas: Haematology, Metabolism, Immunology, and Endocrinology.
Laboratory tests will be discussed with reference to clinical evaluation, to form an integrated and holistic approach to analysis and interpretation. Detailed lecture notes will be provided to refer to throughout the seminar and to use as a reference guide afterwards.
On successful completion of this CPD seminar, practitioners will be able to:
• Critically analyze and interpret a variety of clinical laboratory test results for their patients.
• Critically evaluate abnormal, borderline and inconsistent test results in order to identify abnormalities.
• Combine the results from orthodox laboratory tests and clinical evaluation to form an integrated and holistic approach to analysis and interpretation.
• Integrate laboratory test results with history taking and clinical examinations, in order to formulate a diagnosis and determine the most appropriate approach to treatment.
Marie Reilly is an experienced Medical Herbalist and teacher. She qualified from the College of Phytotherapy in 2004 and subsequently completed the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine Masters Degree Programme, having conducted her research dissertation on the treatment of female functional infertility with herbal medicine. She has also studied Endobiogenic Medicine with Dr. Jean Claude Lapraz, and Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad. She currently runs a busy multidisciplinary clinic in Lismore, Ireland.
Marie has taught on both the BSc Herbal Sciences course at Cork Institute of Technology and the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Herbal Medicine at the Irish College of Phytotherapy. She has lectured at the Cork Institute of Technology Herbal Science Symposium; at Botanica 2014 (Trinity College Dublin); and at the National Institute of Medical Herbalists Annual Conference. She has also provided numerous CPD seminars on various subjects for practitioners of herbal medicine and nutrition.
Marie is also a qualified Emergency First Responder, and works in conjunction with a Medical Doctor and Paramedic, to provide emergency first aid in the local community as part of the Lismore Community First Response Team, a voluntary service.
Sambucus: A Global Medicine
Beyond the Bottle – herbal powders and more
A presentation in two parts from
Bevin Clare M.S., R.H., CNS.
President of the American Herbalist Guild
Sambucus: A Global Medicine
Take a journey to discover the Sambucus genera and their application, research, and lore around the globe with specific clinical prescriptions as well as a presentation rich with the story and lore of these globally embraced plants.
Beyond the Bottle: Botanicals as Partners in Practice
Explore the use of medicinal plants in many forms in daily, dietary preparations with therapeutic targets. Learn about the preparation and application of herbal powders in clinical practice. Through a case-study model, the use of plants in medicinal preparations such as soups, pestos, beverages, and even healing desserts will be shared. As herbalists, we have the option to move beyond the bottle to a sensory approach to herbal medicine which can fit seamlessly into life and practice.