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This is a unique opportunity for health professionals to learn about the growing science of medicinal mushrooms from one of the leading experts in the field, Martin Powell.
Mushrooms have been widely used and coveted for thousands of years in the East for their broad and impressive effects on health and are now attracting increasing interest among practitioners in the West as well.
In addition to their immunological activity and use in cancer support, mushrooms have been shown to have a wide range of other potentially important therapeutic properties in areas including: cardiovascular disease, auto-immune conditions, neurodegenerative disorders, inflammation, infectious diseases, gut health, respiratory and skin conditions.
This seminar will cover therapeutic uses of mushrooms and their properties with emphasis on their application in common clinical conditions.

In addition, our guest speaker Caoimhe Mc Glinchey will be presenting clinical case studies on using medicinal mushrooms for infertility. She will be discussing complicated cases and how to best use mushroom therapeutics alongside conventional fertility treatments and fertility test results.

By the end of the seminar attendees will confidently be able to prescribe mushrooms to their clients. The MycoNutri mushroom range will be available to purchase on the day.


Martin Powell is a Chinese Medicine practitioner and biochemist. As well as writing and lecturing on medicinal mushrooms Martin went on to develop a range of clinically oriented mushroom-based nutritional supplements for his own patients and fellow practitioners which are available as MycoNutri. Having over 20 years’ experience in practice Martin is passionate about educating others about the health benefits of mushrooms.


Caoimhe McGlinchey runs two busy Acupuncture and herbal medicine clinics in Dundrum and Rathcoole, Dublin. She is a highly qualified fertility, gynaecology and obstetrics Acupuncturist and Herbalist specialising in complex disorders such as unexplained infertility, recurrent miscarriage, assisting IVF/ ICSI cycles, Endometriosis and other inflammatory conditions. She has studied with many of the pioneering TCM practitioners in the area of women’s reproductive health. Caoimhe is a founding member of Acupuncture for fertility and Pregnancy Ireland, a founding Zita West affiliated acupuncturist and an honorary member of ETCMA.


All day courses include a vegetarian lunch and tea/ coffee and snacks. Our medicinal plant nursery is open with plants to purchase during all courses ran at Ivywood. Course attendees are welcome to avail of short walks in the Ivywood woodland during lunch and tea breaks. Please note this course is for over 16's. Children may NOT accompany course attendees.

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Individual Price €95.00