Diploma in Ayuveda & Herbal Medicine (DAHM)

1500 Hours – Part time Program

About the Program

Our Diploma in Ayurveda & Herbal Medicine (DAHM) programme is for individuals with prior medical or other health professional training. This programme typically consists of at least 1500 hours including classroom theory and practical sessions and following a minimum of 500 hours of internship training in an Ayurvedic / Natural Medicine clinic or hospital.

Scope :

Upon successful completion of the course, the learner will receive a Diploma in Ayurveda & Herbal Medicine (DAHM) which will entitle them to successfully apply for Error and Omission (E&O) professional insurance and enable them to practice as Ayurvedic Practitioner in Canada.

This Diploma offers course that broadly covers topics on :

  • Ayurvedic Dietary & Lifestyle Guidelines (Food & Nutrition Concept)
  • Ayurvedic Method of Diagnosis (Traditional Tongue & Pulse Reading)
  • Ayurvedic Head & Body Massage (Shirodhara & Abhyanga)
  • Ayurvedic Detox & Rejuvenation (Panchakarma & Rasayan Karma)
  • Herbal Medicines & Food Supplements (Canadian Natural Health Products)

Eligible Candidates for the Course :

The eligible candidates include but is not limited to practicing Chiropractors, Medical Doctors, Dentists, Homeopaths, Naturopaths, Osteopaths, Orthomolecular Practitioners, Pharmacists and Nurse Practitioners, trained in North America and International Graduates who have completed their medical education from accredited recognized universities overseas.

Requirements :

Written and verbal fluency in English are a requirement for this course.
Participants must be 18 or over.

Duration of Course

The Fulltime course of Diploma of Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine is covered extensively within 1500 hours in a span of 2 Years and the students are trained and taught various aspects of Ayurveda and herbal medicine within this period by our highly learned faculty.

After the period of 2 years, it is mandatory to complete a 500 hour of clinical internship under apprenticeship of registered and licensed ayurveda practitioner or Naturopath within Canada or abroad.

Delivery methods:

On site lectures, course notes, handouts, workbooks, practical demonstrations, hands-on learning and supervised clinical practice.

Examination: There will be continuous assessment throughout the course with monthly quizzes & practical assessment. All units of this course will be examined at the completion of the course with both written and practical examinations.


Upon completion of the clinical internship, the graduating diplomate shall be awarded Diploma in Ayurveda & Herbal Medicine (DAHM) and they will be eligible for registration to get Error and Omission (E&O) professional insurance for practice ayurvedic therapies, compounding, physical therapy to include Rehabilitative Exercises, Yoga, Ayurveda Detox Programs and Rejuvenation Programs.

Class Times
4 weekends (Saturday / Sunday) per month from 9am – 6pm

Registration Fee/Deposit
A registration fee/deposit is required to hold a place on the course. Once the course has commenced registration fees are non refundable. In the exception of a course not commencing all registration fees will be refunded.

Total Cost of Program : CAD $ 18,000

DEPOSIT: CAD $ 250 (Refundable)

The Diploma in Ayurveda & Herbal Medicine (DAHM) course will cover the following topics:

Introduction to Ayurveda
Definition of Ayurveda
Unique features of Ayurveda
Aims of Ayurveda
The concept of health according to Ayurveda
History and philosophy of Ayurveda
Branches of Ayurveda
The Pancha Mahabhuta concept
Tridosha theory (Vital energies)
Concept of Saptha dhatus (Body tissues)
Concept of Malas (Waste products)
Concept of Agni (Digestive fire)
concept of Ama (Toxins)
Concepts of Koshas (GIT)
Concept of Prakruti (Body type)
Concept of Vikruti (Imbalance)
Concept of Srotas
Ayurvedic diet & nutrition
Purva Karma (Preparatory process for Panchakarma)
Snehana and Swedana karma
Abhyanga (Ayurveda full body oleation/massage)
Shiro-abhyanga (Head Massage)
Mukha Abhyanga (Face massage)
Swedana Karma (Steam therapies)
Karana Purana (Massage & oil therapy for the ears)
Nabhi Vijnanam (Naval Pulse correction)
Mukha Ubtan (Ayurvedic Facial)
Nasya (Nasal treatment)
Katti Basti (Lower Back Treatment with oil)
Shirodhara (Stream of Oil on Forehead)
Ayurvedic detoxification (Panchakarma therapy) (benefits of Vamana, Virechana, Basti & Nasya will be discussed)
Shad Upakarmas & Shatkriyas
Dosha Management
Disease formation according to Ayurveda
Ayurvedic herbs & formulations
The Marma points
Ayurvedic Diagnostics – uses, benefits & application
Properties & uses of various oils and herbs for topical application
Nidana (Etiology of Disease)
Atyayik chikitsa (Emergency care)
Unmada (Insanity)
Jwara (Fever)
Grahani Vikaras (Digestive conditions)
Stri Roga (Female Disorders)
Vajikarana (Fertility Treatment)
Rasayana (Tonics)
Case Taking & Clinical skills
Communication in the workplace
Health and safety in the workplace
Clinical studies & application of therapies
Anatomy & Physiology
Professional Conduct & business awareness

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