The Irish Institute of Medical Herbalists is committed to developing research structures to support on-going development of evidence based practice of herbal medicine. This is not an added on extra but an integral part of both practitioner practice and patient care.
This support includes member’s access to scientific database of peer-reviewed publications and modules on research and understanding research in clinical practice as part of continual professional
development. The Irish Institute of Medical Herbalists is also in the process of developing research protocols to collate clinical data on members practice on a variety of conditions.
The following link contains an interesting discussion on the incorporation of evidence based practice. Bridging the gap between alternative medicine and evidence-based medicine – J Pharmacol Pharmacother http://www.jpharmacol.com/