CIHP/CIMD certification course

In 2019 the World Health Organization (WHO) encouraged health systems to move toward a proactive approach focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health. Their goal is a transformed healthcare system – one that puts patients back in charge of their own health, combining conventional, lifestyle and holistic approaches through a like-minded network and standardised training. Be empowered to help your patients even more through integrative medicine methodologies, while being trained by the most qualified teachers in the field of Integrative Healthcare.

Functional Medicine in Practice Introduction to the different concepts of preventive, integrative, functional and anti-ageing medicine and comparisons of functional with allopathic models.

Tools for conducting integrative assessments and consultations are discussed and applied to a case study.

GI system

This module focuses on the anatomy, pathophysiology and biochemistry of digestive disorders including the gut-brain axis, microbiome and gut permeability.

Integrative testing, nutritional and treatment protocols are explored with application to a case study.

Adrenal dysfunction

Background on the anatomy, physiology, pathology and biochemistry of adrenal function is provided. An overview of the HPA axis and the steroidogenic pathway is given.

The phases of adrenal dysfunction, stress, tests and integrative interventions, with protocols and a case study are provided.


This module provides an overview of the HPATAG axis and interrelationships of these hormones, including thyroid dysfunction and hormonal changes in male/females.

Integrative approaches to managing hormone deficiencies, BIHRT, supplements and protocols and case study are covered.

IHP/IMD Modules


The pathophysiology of cardiometabolic diseases, including CHD, hypertension, dyslipidaemia and diabetes are discussed. Topics covered include glycaemic control, oxidation, nutrigenomics, risk factor testing, and integrative treatment protocols


This module provides an overview of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of detox systems.

Environmental stressors, toxic loads, mould, EMFs as wells as laboratory assessment and protocols for metabolic detoxification is covered.

Brain Health

This module examines the anatomy, pathophysiology and causes of neurological disease, including psychological/psychiatric syndromes, and the gut-immune-brain connection. Protocols for healthy brain function are also explored.

Mitochondrial Function/Energy

This module reviews mitochondrial dysfunction and how this influences disease, cell restoration, and the impact of oxidative stress focusing on fatigue syndromes.

Integrative treatment to support restoration and maintenance is discussed.

Immune System

The module examines the development of the immune system, cells involved in the immune response, the process of inflammation, autoimmune diseases and allergies. Causes and approaches to patient evaluations, testing and treatment protocols are covered


The module covers the pathophysiology and biochemical basis of weight gain. A structured approach to weight loss including pharmacology, diets, supplements and behavioural change is discussed.


The anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system is covered. Causes of musculoskeletal disorders, including fibromyalgia, and an integrative approach to pain are reviewed.

Conventional and integrative testing with treatment protocols is discussed.


This module explores the underlying pathophysiology of cell dysfunction and DNA repair.

The combination of conventional therapy with integrative therapeutic approaches are explored, with protocols to support treatment, remission and prevention.


After completing all 12 modules and passing the final examination, you will receive certification as an Integrative Practitioner (CIHP/CIMD)


Join the Fellowship (FIIM) or Membership (IIMM) after meeting the qualifying criteria


Join our network of doctors and practitioners – on FB and Whatsapp. Ask your peers questions about your patients, share case studies and exchange clinical pearls


Get Continued Professional Development points with our courses and webinars


Get additional free medical training through our online webinars, stay up to date and listen to national and international speakers


The new skills you gain doing the CIHP/CIMD certification will give you the confidence you need to help your practice grow


With effective protocol and preventative treatments, a natural growth in your practice can be expected through patient retention and referrals. Active growth (recurring income) can occur through dispensing, telehealth and group consultations


With longer consultations and effective results, the patient builds a sense of trust with their practitioner- this in turn can help behavioural and lifestyle change or uncovering root causes


Shorter consultations have been linked to practitioner burnout. Longer, more extensive consultations have been proven to reduce this, along with other practice growth options such as group consultations, which integrative medicine affords