Michael McIntyre has practised herbal medicine and acupuncture for over thirty years. He has a degree in modern history from Oxford University. He has chaired the European Herbal and Traditional Medicines Practitioner Association since its launch in 1993. He has an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University and is currently a visiting Professor at this university. He is a former President of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and is a Fellow of this body and a life Member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine. Michael regularly writes, lectures and broadcasts on herbal medicine and acupuncture.