Ethos of Community Care Wins Welsh Medical Herbal Practice ICNM Award

Herbal Remedies

The Institute for Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM) has named Leslaw Bidzinski as Welsh regional winner for Complementary Practitioner of the Year. Leslaw, a medical herbalist, practises in North Wales. Nominators specifically mentioned his work within the local community, especially with cancer patients. Yin Yang Skincare is presenting Leslaw with a range of Yin Yang Skincare and Wellbeing products in recognition of this achievement.  Herbs for Everyone is based in Abergele, North Wales and describes itself as a Herbal Medicine Practice dedicated to finding the right herbal remedies for medical disorders. To learn more about Leslaw and Herbs For Everyone visit

Herbs in History

Herbal Medicine is the oldest form of medicine and it has been a component of therapeutic care across all branches of humanity throughout our history. The first examples of the use of herbs as medicines date back to the very dawn of mankind. The most renowned Herbalist of all times was of course Hippocrates, the ‘Father of Medicine’, who stressed the importance of diet and nature in healing.

A Register of Medical Herbalists

In Britain the two best known historical figures in herbal medicine are Culpepper and Gerard, who both produced ‘Herbals’ in the 17th century which continue to support the understanding of Medical Herbalism down to the present day. In the middle of the 19th century, the National Association of Medical Herbalists was formed; an association which later gave birth to today’s most prominent registers of medical herbalists, including the International Register of Consultant Herbalists & Homoeopaths which has Members and Students throughout the world. It was not until the end of the 19th century that orthodox medicine became the dominant form of treatment in the West.

Yin Yang Skincare Has Long Recognised The Health Benefits To Be Found In Herbs

Yin Yang Skincare was founded in 1973, formulating skincare products with pure botanical ingredients that support the biochemical rhythms of the body’s largest organ. This gives us a very special appreciation of the health benefits to be found in nature. YinYang Skincare products are now available nationwide in leading Holland & Barrett stores.