Traditional Chinese Medicine Academy
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Running time 48 minutes.
Michael presents an in-depth clinical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. IBS accounts for about half of all referrals to gastroenterology departments in the western world and in this course the symptoms and the underlying factors such as food intolerances and imbalances in our lifestyles are discussed. Michael goes through the process of diagnosis, explaining the importance of eliminating other conditions and goes on to discuss the acupuncture and herbal treatment of this condition in detail.
About Michael McIntyre
Michael McIntyre is currently Chair of the European Herbal and Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association. He trained as a herbalist with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in the 1970s, simultaneously training as an acupuncturist with Giovanni Maciocia and went on to complete the Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine PRC international course in acupuncture 1982. In 1984 he completed a further course in Chinese herbal medicine with Ted Kaptchuk and in 1987 returned to Nanjing PRC to undertake further clinical training in Chinese herbal medicine.
Together with Giovanni Maciocia in 1987, he launched the first school of Chinese herbal medicine in the UK with Mazin Al Khafaji until 2000. Michael is also known for his work in developing the profession of herbal medicine and he has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Middlesex University where for the last five years he has held a visiting professorship.
Michael is also a former President of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and a Fellow and Life member of this professional association. He is a life member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine as well as an honorary member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy. He is also a member of the College of Medicine. He is the author of several books and articles on herbal medicine and has been the subject of two TV documentaries on herbal medicine made by the BBC and Channel 4.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Academy 2018