Optimising your practise with Chinese Herbal Medicine with Andrew Flower (for FREE Entry, see details) 25/02/2018


This is an introduction to the practice of Chinese herbal medicine. It will consider its history, the theory that underpins it, and its application in a modern clinical setting. Booking is essential.

In order to attend this session at no cost it is necessary to obtain a ‘free entry’ voucher emailing elisabetta.iandolo@orientalmed.ac.uk and book the event by 9th February 2018. Please include your name, surname and profession in your email. Limited spaces available on a first come first served basis.

Course Description

Key learning objectives will be:

  • To sketch the historical development of CHM-including the current status of CHM in the UK
  • A description of the key theoretical principles of herbal medicine including the flavour, temperature, actions, indications and empirical use of herbs
  • An understanding of how a herbal formula is constructed?
  • An appreciation of what Chinese herbal medicine can treat and how it combines with acupuncture
  • Safety and Chinese herbal medicine

Home remedies that you can recommend to your family and patients

Entry Requirements

This course is open to anyone interested in finding out more about Chinese herbal medicine.

Date and Times

Sunday 25th February 2018 from 10 am to 1 pm  – 3 hours CPD.


The cost of this session is £35, but it will be offered free if booked by 9th February 2018 using at check out the ‘Free entry’ coupon. This can be requested by emailing elisabetta.iandolo@orientalmed.ac.uk specifying name, surname and profession. One coupon per person only. Spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis.

About the Tutor

Andrew has been practising acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) since 1992. On graduating he gained a wide range of experience working in private practice, and within the UK National Health Service and voluntary sector working with people with HIV/AIDS and with drug and alcohol addictions. He is a past President of the UK Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and has advised the European Herbal Traditional Practitioners Association on developing research strategies in Europe. In 2009 Andrew completed his PhD at The University of Southampton exploring the role of Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of endometriosis. He has published a number of peer-reviewed papers relating to Chinese medicine research, including two Cochrane systematic reviews. He co-ordinated an EU project that prepared guidelines to improve the quality of clinical trials into Chinese medicine. In 2011 he was awarded a 5 year NIHR Post doctoral Fellowship to investigate Chinese herbs for the treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTIs) that has resulted in the RUTI trial that started recruiting in Feb 2016. He has a special interest in providing supportive treatment for people with cancer. He is a founder member of the White Crane Academy of CHM and is passionate about the therapeutic potential of herbal medicines…and the importance of rigorous training to ensure this potential is realised.


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