Julian Barker - United Kingdom (A drop of the soft stuff)

In 1983, he opened a clinic in Brighton offering Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy and Osteopathy but recently has upsized to a single Practice & Dispensary near Lewes in East Sussex.

Teaching Botany at the School of Herbal Medicine for over 20 years, Julian supervised BSc dissertations and taught Philosophy on the MSc course in herbal medicine at the University of East London. Since 1998 he has worked in Paris and studied in London with Dr Jean-Claude Lapraz on the application of medicinal plants along Endobiogenic lines.

The author of The Medicinal Flora of Britain & Northwestern Europe (Winter Press 2001) and a History of Philosophy and Medicine ~ Phytotherapy in Context, (Winter Press & UEL 1st edition 2003), Julian Barker presented one of the 2011 Mount Haemus Lectures based upon his longer piece[1] entitled From Solstice to Equinox and Back Again ~ The influence of the midpoint on human health and the use of plants to modify such effects. The work presents an integration of circadian physiology and functional medicine with herbal therapeutics. He is currently applying his theory of Stochastic Resonance to the effect of medicinal plants on signal transduction in the human body. Julian is a Fellow of the Linnaean Society and serves on the Accreditation Board of The Europaean Herbal Practitioners’ Association.


[1]published by The Order of Bards Ovates & Druids