Human Health and its Maintenance with the Aid of Medicinal Plants

Author(s) : Julian Barker

Human Health and its Maintenance with the Aid of Medicinal Plants

Book Details

  • Publisher : Aeon Books
  • Published : May 2020
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 650
  • Category :
    Forthcoming
  • Category 2 :
    Herbal Medicine
  • Catalogue No : 94389
  • ISBN 13 : 9781912807604
  • ISBN 10 : 1912807602
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Based on forty years of clinical practice, Julian Barker formulates a number of interlocking ideas that integrate circadian physiology with the transformations that constitute human life. Taking knowledge, information, and data from various disciplines, he presents an integrative model of health, linking circadian biology with the psychosocial human being. He develops a theory that attempts to explain how medicinal plants modify human physiology and how they contribute to health. Aimed at the student acquiring knowledge and developing the skills to practise medicine as well as the qualified herbal practitioner, this thought-provoking work breaks new ground in health theory.

About the Author(s)

Julian Barker is the author of The Medicinal Flora of Britain and Northwestern Europe and History, Philosophy and Medicine: Phytotherapy in Context. He started his training as a herbalist in North and Central America then returned to Britain as an apprentice herb grower at Suffolk Herbs and joined the first cohort at the School of Herbal Medicine. He became a member of NIMH in 1982 and opened a multidisciplinary clinic in Brighton where he ran a training clinic until 2009. He has served on NIMH’s Accreditation Board since 1998. Julian taught botany at the School of Herbal Medicine for over twenty years, and supervised BSc dissertations and taught philosophy on the MSc course in herbal medicine at the University of East London.

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