Loose Stool Workshop

Saturday 11th June - 2:15-4:45pm

Back to basics: Workshopping loose stools with a clinically diverse panel of TCM, flavour & nature and jingfang practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine.

Four years ago, a panel discussion focusing on the treatment of constipation was warmly received at the RCHM Conference 2018 'Nourishing the Centre'. Frances Turner (jingfang), Danny Blyth (TCM) and Martin John (TCM) are back again this year to pick up where they left off: the other side of the coin, loose stools. Joined by our own CEO, Conny Cooper, our panel of familiar faces at the RCHM Conference 2022 'Back to work, back to basics' will consider the commonalities and differences of the diagnostic significance of loose stools between their lineages, and how these perspectives are applied to inform treatment. The event is an opportunity to stock up on all the hidden gems which we'll be grateful to have up our sleeves when seeing patients who present with or develop loose stools during their course of treatment, as well as to widen our perspectives in our practice of Chinese herbal medicine.
Conny Cooper

Conny is a Chinese Medicine practitioner in North West London, practicing herbal medicine from the classical perspective of Flavour and Nature. She qualified with a BSc in acupuncture in 2006 and an MSc in Chinese Herbal Medicine in 2015. To further her understanding of clinical practice, she has been on 3 study trips to ZheJiang Hospital, in China, as well as attended over 300 hours of clinical observations with Andrew and JulieAnn Nugent-Head at the Alternative Clinic in Asheville, USA. As the CEO of the RCHM, she is active in supporting the Chinese Herbal Medicine profession and promoting its use to the public.
Danny Blyth

Danny has been at CICM (the College for Integrated Chinese Medicine) for over twenty years teaching Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Paediatrics. His postgraduate studies have included Academic Practice, Paediatric Acupuncture and Classical Medical Chinese Language, improving his clinical skills with Ken Lloyd, John Hicks, Julian Scott and visits to China. His practice in Cheltenham blends a TCM and five element approach to acupuncture and herbs with many aspects of yangsheng and tai chi/qigong.
Frances Turner

Frances has been a Chinese medicine practitioner since 1998, and runs her practice at the Cholsey Complementary Health Centre, in South Oxfordshire. As course leader for Chinese herbal medicine at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture (2006-2010) and then at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading (2011-15), she has been deeply involved in curriculum development for Chinese herbal medcine in the UK. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 she completed clinical trainings in Classical Herbalism (Jing Fang) with Dr Feng Shilun in Beijing, and she now runs the School of Classical Chinese Herbalism, offering the Jing Fang Apprenticeship, which is an apprenticeship style training in Classical Herbalism. Frances sat for six years on the Accreditation Committee of the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board, and was a member of the Advisory Group for Education and Professional Standards for the British Acupuncture Council. She is delighted that the School of Classical Chinese Herbalism has entered the EHTPA accreditation process.
Martin John

Martin qualified with a double degree level (BHSc) in both Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine from the Southern School of Natural Therapies in Melbourne, Australia. Following practice in Australia as a member of the Chinese Medicine Registration Board (CMRB) of Victoria, he relocated back to the UK in 2010. He has furthered his knowledge by serving clinical internships with Tran Nga of Eastern Medicine, as well as Steven Clavey. He has also worked in Community Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation and in support organisations for patients living with HIV. Martin is a passionate speaker who has taught RCHM CPD days on the topic of Chinese Medicine and digestive health and looks forward to joining the panel discussion on loose stools at the RCHM conference.