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Royal College of Chiropractors CPD event – The Role of Sigesbeckia and other Herbal Medicines in the Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal Compaints

Course Date

Start: 13th February 2019 @ 18:30pm
End: 13th February 2019 @ 21:00pm

Course Location

Best Western Chilworth Manor
University Parkway, Chilworth, Southampton, Hampshire, England

SO16 7PT

Course Description

The role of sigesbeckia and other herbal medicines in the care of patients with musculoskeletal complaints


Patients with musculoskeletal complaints often try herbal medicines and this event aims to educate delegates on potential risks and benefits of their use, and how some herbs can play a role in enabling patients to manage what are often long-term musculoskeletal conditions.


At the end of this seminar, delegates will have an understanding of:

  • Incidence of musculoskeletal-associated pain in the adult population
  • Risks and benefits of conventional treatments
  • Complementary treatments including specific herbal interventions
  • How to identify, access and advise patients on safe, licensed, herbal interventions
  • Understand how the herb Sigesbeckia orientalis might complement usual chiropractic care


Dr Dick Middleton obtained his first degree in Pharmacy from the University of Aston in Birmingham in 1974. Following registration as a pharmacist in 1975, he completed a doctorate at Aston University in Heterocyclic Medicinal Chemistry and Microbiology, graduating in 1979. After graduation, Dick moved to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania working as a lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry at the National University. During the two years spent in Tanzania, Dick developed a keen interest in herbal medicine research with specific interest in development of steroidal drugs from sisal precursor intermediates. After returning to the UK, Dick worked for the Cancer Research Campaign Gray Laboratory as a research scientist and visiting lecturer at Brunel University. Following five years with the Cancer Research Campaign, he diversified into community pharmacy and after joining Lloyds Chemists, rose to the position of Superintendent Pharmacist. Several years were spent as Superintendent Pharmacist of Lloyds Chemists before joining Lichtwer Pharma UK Ltd as Technical Director in 1997. in 2003, Dick joined a start up herbal medicine company called M H Pharma Ltd which was acquired in January 2008 by Dr Willmar Schwabe GmbH where he worked until recently as Technical Director. He is a part-Chairman and current Director of the British Herbal Medicine Association and is vice-chair of the British Pharmacopoeia Expert Advisory Group on Herbal and Complementary Medicine. Dick currently lectures to pharmacy undergraduates and nurse prescribers at University College London and the University of Buckingham respectively.


18.30 – Registration

19.00 – Seminar begins

21.00 – Close


RCC Members: £35.00

Non-Members: £50.00

Online registration and payment are available at

To register and pay via card/ bank transfer please contact the RCC directly on 0118-9469727 or at:

Alternatively, please send registration forms to our address below, with cheques made payable to,

The Royal College of Chiropractors.

Cancellations: Fees will be refunded, less a £10 administration charge, for all cancellations received at least 10 days before the event.

No refunds can be given after this date.

**Please do not attend this event unless you have received confirmation of a place and joining instructions**





Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Jackie Leitch

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