Course Information

Leech Therapy Courses are available in designated countries each year under the supervision and training of Mr. Mehdi Jaffari.  These exciting courses cover step-by-step universal treatments and provides the all important 'hands-on experience'.  


Course No. 1

  • Arthritis
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Hand
  • Ankle
  • Hip
  • Back Pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain




Course No. 2

  • Migraine
  • Eye Problems
  • Ear and Hearing Problems 

Study Contents

  • The Basic Anatomy
  • Organs and Organ Systems
  • Tissues and Cell Structure
  • The Healthy Body
  • The Skin
  • Examples Of Treatment Tables
  • Basic Requirements For Treatments
  • Applying Dressing
  • Treatment Ratings Form
  • Patient Consent Form
  • Medical History Consent Form
  • Letter To Patient



  • The History of LeechTherapy
  • Benefits of Leech Therapy
  • Handling of Medical Leechesl 
  • Safety in Using Medical Leeches
  • Placement of Medical Leeches
  • Understanding the Quantity of
    Leeches Used for Ailments
  • Frequency of Treatments 
  • Regulated Disposal of Used Leeches
  • After Care Following Therapy
  • Questions & Answers During Training

The following training courses are available to qualified Leech Therapists who hold a recognised qualification in Hirudotherapy or equivalent and have studied and successfully treated the ailments set out in course No. 1 and No. 2


  • Venous Disease
    • Spider Veins
    • Varicose Veins
  • Skin Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Gum Disease
  • Sinus
  • Migraines
  • Sporting Injuries
  • RSI and Frozen Shoulder
  • Golfer and Tennis Elbow
  • Alopecia
  • Strokes
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Prostate Issues
  • Kidney and Liver Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Breast and Skin Cancer



Home Study Courses

For people interested in studying Medical Leech Therapy and gaining a Leech Therapy Certificate, printed course material is available for purchase and is very beneficial for those who are unable to attend Mehdi’s overseas courses. 

Once the course material has been received and studied at your leisure, a phone call or on-line Skype conference with Mehdi can be arranged by sending an email to and can assist you with any questions you may have. 

Learning Hours

Studying via the course material requires the following:


  • A self-directed study is required, including evidence of treatments.  (conditions apply)
  • During your learning hours, support will be available through contact with New Zealand Head Office to cover any queries you may have.
  • After New Zealand Head Office receives your Self Directed Study, a phone call or Skype Conference will be arranged with Mehdi for an assessment of your knowledge and practical work within the area of the Course you have taken; to enable a Certificate to be issued.

    Course 1 AU$12,500
    Course 2 AU$12,500

International Leech Therapy Institute of Associates c/o LCHH NSW, Australia welcomes Organisers from different countries who are interested in co-ordinating Courses and Venues. 



For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact New Zealand Head Office directly by email at




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