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 Diploma in Herbal and Naturopathic Medicine (Unani Tibb)

Leicester, UK | July 2020 - June 2021

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Pestle and Mortar, Ibn Sina, Life Sprouting, Herbs and Spices

Why Natural Health?

The unhealthy lifestyle that most people lead causes poor health, poverty and frustration. Public healthcare is in crisis. Chronic diseases are causing millions of deaths yearly, as well as sabotaging quality of life for hundreds of millions more. 

A solution to these ongoing crises? A wisdom-based, time-tested and living tradition of healthcare and medicine - Unani Tibb. From this perspective, true health is the result of human beings living in a state of wholeness and balance by returning to the natural order.

Tibb is an Arabic word which literally means “nature”. It is a tradition of healthcare and medicine whose synthesis was in the crucible of the Middle East, and integrates elements from Egypt, India, China and Classical Greece (in Arabic, the word Unani means 'Greek'). 

Some of the most illustrious names such as Hippocrates of Greece, Galen of Rome, Ar-Razi of Persia, Ibn Al-Baytar of Andalusia, Spain, Maimonides of Cairo, Egypt, and Ibn Sina (Avicenna) were practitioners and teachers of Unani Tibb: Whole-Person Healthcare & Medicine.

40 Years of Dedicated Service

The College of Medicine and Healing Arts offers the Diploma in Herbal and Naturopathic Medicine programme in the UK and internationally for those who wish to practice Unani Tibb as a professional. The training provided by the College is the most authentic training of Unani Tibb, provided in traditional practices incorporating appropriate modern knowledge and skills.

The College's Principal Hakim M Salim Khan has spent 40 years of dedicated service learning, practicing, teaching, and sharing the tradition of Unani Tibb: Whole-Person Healthcare & Medicine.

The Diploma in Herbal and Naturopathic Medicine is a unique opportunity to benefit in-person, directly from Hakim M Salim Khan and his rich legacy of work in practice and teaching.

Hakim M Salim Khan Portrait

Hakim M Salim Khan M.D.(M.A.) D.O. M.I.R.C.H. F.G.N.I.

Principal of the College with 40 years experience practicing and teaching natural health. Master herbalist, nutritionist, iridologist. President of three professional associations.

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Overview of the Course 

Life Balance Stones


  • Deepen your connection with nature to enhance your life and wellbeing. 
  • Learn the secrets of staying healthy and happy, including the Six Lifestyle Factors.
  • Establish balance in your life using the Life Balance Wheel. 
  • Discover your unique temperament (Mizaj), your personal strengths and weaknesses. 
  • Learn a range of healthy dishes and spice mixtures for yourself, family and friends. 
Pestle and Mortar


  • Understand why there is currently a health crisis worldwide.
  • Learn specific interventions pertaining to the Six Lifestyle Factors. 
  • Discover the art and science of nutrition as traditionally understood in Unani Tibb. 
  • Learn about an important but mostly ignored key to every healing process. 
  • Begin developing practical skills in preparing natural remedies.


  • Develop your consciousness, approach and skills as a future Tibb practitioner. 
  • Further develop knowledge and skills with a patient centred approach.
  • Learn how to interview a patient and take relevant case notes. 
  • Understand how to professionally assess a future patient. 
  • Learn professional considerations such as health and safety, confidentiality, record keeping and data protection.


  • Understand basic wholistic anatomy and physiology.
  • Learn how to successfully manage maintenance of health and treatment of diseases. 
  • Learn the basic procedures with respect to accidents and emergencies. 
  • A deeper dive into professional considerations in regards to UK legislation. 
  • After completion, students can take on their own individual case studies.


  • Acquire the skills they need to eventually demonstrate safe, effective, legal and financially viable naturopathic and herbal practice. 
  • Learn how to prepare and manage their clinic premises and equipment. 
  • Develop the skills to receive patients and interview them. 
  • Learn important skills to do with making and dispensing medicines.
  • Experience various clinical activities such as preparing and dispensing medicines


  • Review the progress of each learner.
  • Review their personal development as well as their professional development. 
  • Review and update students’ individual clinical case studies. 
  • Complete any remaining coursework. 
  • Prepare for exams.

What People Are Saying About This Programme


"My experience [of the programme] has been really positive... I've benefitted greatly and there's been a lot of wisdom ... like finding a treasure!" - Iman, Nutritionist in Malaysia

Student Dr. Javed Khokhar Gives His Testimonial

"Hakim Salim is really a master of this science, somebody who has dedicated his life and his efforts learning this knowledge, and now teaching it openly." - Dr. Javed, GP in England 


"I'm thouroughly enjoying it! We have a beautiful group of people and we bonded very well. It is a life-transforming change for me." - Catherine, Acupuncturist and Osteopath in England 

Student Karl Reeve Gives His Testimonial

"It's the most adaptable for my philosophy, spirituality and health. My experience [of the programme] has been absolutely amazing!" - Karl, Gym Instructor in England

Dates, Fees, and Schedule

Stage 1 + 2

Stage 1: Life Balance and Healthy Living + Stage 2: Whole-Person Healing and Medicine

Sat 4th - Sun 12th July 2020

Fees: £3,900 GBP

Stage 3 + 4

Stage 3: Naturopathic Physician Training and Clinical Skills + Stage 4: Therapeutics and Practice Management 

Tue 14th - Wed 22nd July 2020

Fees: £3,900 GBP 

Stage 5 + 6

Stage 5: Clinical Practice + Stage 6: Review and Consolidation  

Sat 19th - Sun 27th June 2021

Fees: £3,900 GBP


Tue 29th & Wed 30th June 2021

Fees: £300 GBP

Total Fees

£12,000 (12 Monthly Instalments) or £10,000 (Single Early-Bird Payment)

Minimum Deposit of £1,000 due by 31st of March 2020  

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Contact Us

Reach out to us if you have any questions about this programme.

  • Address: College of Medicine and Healing Arts, 446 East Park Road, Leicester, LE5 5HH, United Kingdom.
  • Phone: +44 116 273 86 14
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