Betonica Herbalist CPD weekend with Marie Reilly

We are delighted to have Marie Reilly – Lismore Clinic – Msc, MNIMH, DipCoun, EFR, speaking at our Betonica Herbalist CPD weekend on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2019. The event will be held at The Blackdown Healthy Living Centre, Hemyock, EX15 3SH.

INFERTILITY (Saturday 19th October)

According to recent statistics, 15% to 20% of couples have difficulty conceiving, and in up to 30% of these cases, the cause of infertility remains unexplained. However, by incorporating traditional approaches to diagnosis and treatment, it is often possible to find reasons for infertility and to help couples to conceive.

Marie’s talk will highlight various problems which may contribute to infertility and various strategies that may be used to improve the chances of conception.


This CPD seminar will cover the most commonly used tests to determine pathological abnormalities in the following areas: Haematology, Metabolism, Immunology, and Endocrinology.

Laboratory tests will be discussed with reference to clinical evaluation, to form an integrated and holistic approach to analysis and interpretation.

Detailed lecture notes will be provided to refer to throughout the seminar and to use as a reference guide at home.


On successful completion of this CPD seminar, practitioners will be able to:

  • Critically analyze and interpret a variety of clinical laboratory test results for their patients.
  • Critically evaluate abnormal, borderline and inconsistent test results in order to identify abnormalities.
  • Combine the results from orthodox laboratory tests and clinical evaluation to form an integrated and holistic approach to analysis and interpretation.
  • Integrate laboratory test results with history taking and clinical examinations, in order to formulate a diagnosis and determine the most appropriate approach to treatment.


Marie Reilly is an experienced Medical Herbalist and teacher. She qualified from the College of Phytotherapy in 2004 and subsequently completed the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine Masters Degree Programme, having conducted her research dissertation on the treatment of female functional infertility with herbal medicine. She has also studied Endobiogenic Medicine with Dr. Jean Claude Lapraz, and Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad. She currently runs a busy multidisciplinary clinic in Lismore, Ireland.

Marie has taught on both the BSc Herbal Sciences course at Cork Institute of Technology and the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Herbal Medicine at the Irish College of Phytotherapy. She has lectured at the Cork Institute of Technology Herbal Science Symposium; at Botanica 2014 (Trinity College Dublin); and at the National Institute of Medical Herbalists Annual Conference. She has also provided numerous CPD seminars on various subjects for practitioners of herbal medicine and nutrition.

Marie is also a qualified Emergency First Responder, and works in conjunction with a Medical Doctor and Paramedic, to provide emergency first aid in the local community as part of the Lismore Community First Response Team, a voluntary service.


A light vegan lunch (GF options available) and refreshments are included.


Places come on a first come first served basis. To book your spot, please email it to

Please note – full payment is required to confirm your place and is non-refundable.

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