A Day of Flavour and Nature: a 1-day CPD event for Chinese herbalists


Our oldest extant Materia Medica, the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, uses Flavour and Nature as a starting point to describe how Chinese herbs affect the body. This perspective used to underpin all herbal treatments provided by Chinese doctors of old.

Join us for a day of Flavour and Nature at Miller’s Way Project to reconnect with this authentic way of working with herbs. We will be tasting herbs together and discussing their Flavour (acrid, sweet, sour, bitter, salty and bland) and Nature (hot/cold, heavy/light) to gain a first-hand experience of the herb’s qualities and how they affect the body.


We will discuss how this information translates into clinical practice, and how the Flavour and Nature perspective allows us to build effective individualised formulae to treat our patients. Using plenty of case examples, we will look at how the Flavour and Nature approach can be used to achieve reliably excellent clinical results.


There will be plenty of take-away information that attendees can use to start applying a Flavour and Nature thinking in their clinic at the end of the day, as well as opportunities for further study for those wanting to pursue this approach in more depth. (For herbalists interested in deepening their understanding of Flavour and Nature, we strongly recommend the Herb Immersion course with JulieAnn Nugent-Head, running at Miller’s Way throughout 2024).


Instructor: Conny Cooper
Conny qualified in acupuncture in 2006 and in Chinese Herbal Medicine in 2015. She has since done extensive training with Andrew and JulieAnn Nugent-Head from the Association for Traditional Studies, including 400 hours of observation at their teaching clinic in Asheville, USA. Between 2020 and 2023, Conny was CEO of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine, working to support the profession and ensure a flourishing future for it. She now enjoys being back in clinic full-time, treating patients from the Yi Dao Clinic in North London, and being active in teaching traditional aspects of Chinese Medicine.


Attendees: For qualified practitioners of Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Date: Sunday 15th October, 10am – 5pm.
Cost: Early Bird £90 if paid by 15th September, £100 after that. 
Venue: Miller’s Way Project,
Miller’s Way, Shepherds Bush, London, W6 7NH, United Kingdom


To sign up for the day: please email info@yidaoclinic.co.uk stating your name and when/where you qualified in CHM.