Open Day To Showcase Herbal Medicine Tomorrow!
The day will comprise a free drop-in clinic where members of the public can talk to medical herbalists and student medical herbalists about their ailments and how herbs might be able to help. There will also be four presentations and talks (at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm) and information on the forthcoming Statutory Regulation of Herbalists due to be implemented next year and regulated via the Health and Care Professions Council.
There will also be an opportunity for people interested in training as a medical herbalist to learn more about the course, which is one of only four courses in the country.
Talking about the Open Day joint-organizer Ellie Devereux said:
“The day is very much intended to show people how herbal medicine can help them, with students giving short talks on the traditional and modern uses of herbs for winter ailments. We will be offering mini-consultations combining modern medical science such as blood pressure tests and pulse taking with traditional aspects of herbal medicine, and it is this combination that we find so many people respond to. Herbs will be on display in various forms – fresh, dried and tincture. There will be talks and opportunities to meet herbal students and learn more about the course. A stall will be selling herbal products. We also hope to add some festive touches with Yule/Christmas herbs – mistletoe, Frankincense, myrrh.
“The Lincoln course is a pretty amazing institution. It’s one of only four courses in the United Kingdom that offers herbal medicine at degree level, and has been turning out highly professional medical herbalists for over ten years. It’s block learning, so people who work full time can access the course. It’s a degree, but at an HE college so cheaper! We have run our own herbal medicine conference for the past two years with internationally renowned speakers from herbal and conventional medicine. We hope this open day will bring to a wider audience the tremendous benefits that herbal medicine can offer.”