Lily Lai PhD is an experienced TCM practitioner-researcher and has been in clinical practice for 16 years. In 2010, she was awarded a prestigious 3-year NIHR research training fellowship to carry out her PhD at the University of Southampton. Her research explored the use of Chinese herbs for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in primary medical care, the first project of its kind to be funded by the NHS. She has since published peer-reviewed publications on a wide range of topics from women’s health to medical education and has been involved in a number of primary care projects relating to herbal prescribing for respiratory tract infections and COPD. In the clinic, she uses Chinese herbs most frequently for complex chronic conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis and more recently long COVID.

Qualitative Interviews with Frontline Workers taking CHM as part of the Jadescreen Project

10:45-11:15am, Sunday 12th June

This talk will present on the experiences of frontline workers taking herbs during COVID, their opinions of Chinese medicine and factors that influenced their decision to consider herbs for their symptoms.

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