About David Bescoby
Dave is a fully qualified western medical herbalist and member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), the professional body for herbalists in the UK. Members are bound by a comprehensive code of ethics and practice and are actively engaged in programmes of continuing professional development.
He graduated from the University of East London with a degree in herbal medicine, gaining clinical experience at Whipps Cross Hospital and the Stratford Centre for Herbal Medicine. Much like a conventional medical degree, training in herbal medicine includes a thorough study of anatomy and physiology, pathology, pharmacology and differential diagnosis along with extensive training in clinical and physical examination.
During the summer months Dave works with The Medical Herbalists', a group of herbalists providing emergency medical cover and herbal first aid at a number of UK festivals. He also teaches regular adult education courses in practical herbal medicine in partnership with the Aldeburgh Library Foundation.