Michael Thomsen Health Blog

Michael's blog about phytotherapy (herbal medicine), nutrition, healthspan and longevity.

Grand Rounds with Ian Breakspear and Ruth Trickey

June 29th: Next Grand Round is with Ian Breakspear and Ruth Trickey!
Michael Thomsen will present an update on Curcumin.

Natural Health Grand Rounds - patient cases
Presentation of patient cases for natural health practitioners.

Experienced clinicians present challenging patient cases for discussion and learning. Best practices and the latest evidence are presented and reviewed.

Practical tips and tools are provided including guidance on product and diagnostic choices.

Membership platform with slides, video, audio, participant polls, Q&A and other resources such as expert interviews and literature reviews!

Grand Rounds Case Presenter
Ian has practiced as a naturopath for 28 years and has a Masters in Herbal Medicines and qualifications in herbal medicine and naturopathy. Ian has designed and led educational programmes for over 25 years and is currently Coordinator of Naturopathy at Endeavour College of Natural Health.

Grand Rounds Case Presenter
Ruth has been involved in health care since 1970, firstly as a nurse midwife and spinal injuries nurse. She then studied acupuncture, osteopathy and naturopathy and opened her first clinic in 1978. Since then she has specialised in herbal medicine and managed her multidisciplinary clinics while lecturing and writing on women's health. Her main passion has to been work collaboratively with all streams of medicine to achieve the best outcomes for her patients.

Michael Thomsen
Grand Rounds Case Presenter
Update on Curcumin
Michael Thomsen is herbalist and naturopath. Originally from Denmark, he completed studies in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine in Sydney, graduating in 1986. Michael specialises in integrative oncology supporting patients with lifestyle and dietary advice, nutritional and herbal medicines and hyperthermia via allied clinics. His company, Eusano Healthcare, has pioneered whole body and local hyperthermia in Australia, importing and distributing ARTG listed medical infrared and hyperthermia devices made in Germany. He has a Master of Science, Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Swinburne University and is currently a PhD scholar at Sydney University Medical School. Michael is researching chemotherapy-induced mucositis, intestinal dysbiosis and the possible role of probiotics as adjunct medicines in cancer care. Michael has extensive industry experience as past technical manager of leading herbal medicine companies in Australia. He is the author of the popular Phytotherapy Desk Reference now in its fifth edition having sold 10,000 copies worldwide.

2021 Grand Rounds Themes

Grand Rounds Meetings are held on the evening of the last Tuesday of the month between 6pm-7:45pm Sydney time.

February 23rd

Anxiety Depression

July 27th


March 30th


Aug 24th

Topic Review (to be decided)

April 27th

Reactive Mood Disorders are on the rise. Are you prepared?

Sep 28th


May 25th

Addressing unexplained infertility

Oct 26th

Skin Health

June 29th

Protocols for rare and complex cases

Nov 30th


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