Due to increased demand for new educational choices, we have expanded our curriculum to be inclusive of all natural medicine. We have added new professional courses that offer more professional as well as self-growth choices.

Academy of Complimentary Medicine (AOCM) remains the leader in Complimentary Medicine in the middle-east and operates under an "approval to operate" and "authorization to offer registered and continuing education courses" by the Knowledge Village, Dubai. AOCM also has its center in Kuwait which is registered and approved by the Ministry of education, Kuwait.

AOCM offers entry level and advanced trainings both on-line and residential to advance and evolve healing the body, mind and spirit. Online training is offered using the state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS).

Our mission is to offer advanced diploma/ certificate and continuing education trainings and to evolve the field of complimentary medicine including naturopathy, bio-feed back, nutrition, herbology and various forms of energy medicine including homeopathy. AOCM is a continuing education provider for Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Herbalists, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, Midwives, Registered Nurses and any one interested in self-growth and helping others in the middle-east.


Registration Information

You must pre-qualify by speaking with the school administrators. Fill out the registration form, email, and fax or mail it with the enrolment agreement.

Job Assistance Program

The Academy of Complimentary Medicine (AOCM) does not promise students employment in this field. However, the institution does intend to promote the services offered by all graduates by offering referrals to inquiries.

Student Conduct

A student who does not behave in a professional manner in class will be suspended. If the student does not correct the situation, he or she will be dismissed.

Student Services

After graduation from AOCM you can advertise for employment at free of charge. Please email your details through email at

Transportation, Room & Board

Not included in our trainings. We will provide shuttle and hotel information upon request.

The institution will maintain records for at least five years.


Our residential session offers an enormous opportunity to learn new cutting-edge information and research from leading authorities. One of our strengths is our faculty!

ALL instructors, whether they have written online classes or are teaching residential classes are highly qualified as well as experienced. They  are also exciting presenters bringing a wealth of information and knowledge from their private practice to the classroom.

Dr. Yousef Al-Bader, PhD, (Kuwait) , Dean

Dr. Paul Drouin, M.D., N.D., C.T.N., Hom., C.B.T. (USA)

Dr. Garth Harris, M.D., (Australia)

Dr. Peter-Hansen Volkmann, M.D., (Germany)

Linda L. Ferguson NMD, MSN, RN, Cht, (USA)

Dr. Iftikhar A. Saifi, BUMS, ND (USA), Coordinator

Dr. Ahmad Ismail Ph.D.

Dr. Hussan Suzo, M.D.

Dr. Ahmad Sahaf, M.D. Acupuncture

Mr. Alex Jack, (USA)

Mr. Jaques Gesret, (France)

Dr. Adel Abdulalim, M.D., (Egypt)

Dr. Hassan Sussain, M.D., (Ukraine)

Dr. Marwan Atrouni, BDS (Holistic Dentist)

Dr. Maria Mont, Aromatherapist


Residential Classes (40% to 60% varies with courses)

Attendance is mandatory in every residential class in order to graduate.  If the student is absent for part of a session, they will be given an incomplete and will be able to take the class again when it is offered or purchase the audio of the missed class and take the test for that class.  Then they may go on to the next class, in sequence.

Online Classes (40% to 60% varies with courses)

Upon acceptance into the training, you will be issued a password and student identification number by email so you may access the class.  There will be no refunds on any session after a password is issued for any online class.

In order to reach objectives, dedicated attendance is required for online classes as well just as if a student were participating in the class in real-time.


Graduation will take place at the end of the course whereby each student that has satisfied the requirements, and received a passing grade of 70%, will be presented with a Diploma/Certificate of Completion. Tests and students will receive a pass or fail grade.

Progress and Performance Policies

Written as well as oral testing after each training or class will assess student progress.  If a student fails a class, they must take the class over.

Grading Policy

Student's performance will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Proficiency in the procedures and exercises.

  • The student's confidence in his or her ability to follow procedures or exercises.

  • Students' ability to achieve reproducible results in testing methods.

  • The demonstrated ability to assess a client accurately using methods taught.

  • Student will receive a pass/fail grade. A passing grade is 70%.

Code of Ethics

  • First, I will strive to do no harm.

  • I will practice the healing power of nature.

  • Recognizing that people are physical, mental and spiritual beings, I will treat the whole person.

  • Unless properly authorized licensed to do so pursuant to the applicable law for the   country in which I practice, I will not diagnose illness, prescribe drugs.

  • I will educate my clients to take full responsibility for their own health, and I will promote the understanding that healing comes from within.

  • I will not discriminate against clients or professionals based on race, religion, age, sex, handicaps, national ancestry, sexual orientation or economic conditions.

  • I will abide by all country laws and will report to the AOCM any criminal convictions regarding myself or regarding any other AOCM certified practitioner of which I have personal knowledge.

  • I will not exceed my scope of practice, either in abilities or by law.

  • I will strive to be objective in the treatments of clients and performance of duties, recognizing the rights of all persons and my own limitations.

  • I will conduct myself in a professional manner with proper respect for each client's dignity; I will not engage in inappropriate relationships or behavior with clients.

  • I will pursue education on a continuing basis in order to improve my knowledge and skills as a naturopath.

  • I will provide clients with full disclosure regarding the scope of my practice and my training and experience.

  • I will keep all information about my clients in strictest confidence, and shall only divulge such information when required by law or when authorized by the client.

  • I will not use misleading, deceptive, irresponsible or fraudulent statements or advertising.


Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinctively natural approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity of the whole person. Naturopathic Medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world, emphasizing the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person. More Details.......


Diploma Courses

Diploma in Naturopathy

Duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

Total hours: 2000 (60% Online and 40% Residential)


First Semester

Basic Oriental Medicine
Health and Diseases: a New Concept

Energy & Bodywork Techniques
Naturopathic Medicine

Second Semester

Psychic Conflict and Diseases
Oriental Diagnosis

Third Semester

Acupuncture And Acupressure
Bach Flower Therapy
Ayurveda and Unani Medicine

Fourth Semester

Basic Macrobiotic & Detoxification
Practical Iridology
Medical Ethics


Case History Taking & Examination



Oral and written testing on the entire training.


High school or equivalent academic and/or work experience.
(Medical Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, Midwives, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, etc, may not be required to take Basic Subjects e.g. Anatomy, Physiology - please contact us for more information and to see if you qualify for a waiver.)



Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition

Duration: 2 years

Total hours: 2000 (60% Online and 40% Residential)                            

First Semester

Basic Oriental Medicine
Health & Disease
Food and Mood
Nutrition Science Part 1

Second Semester

Food for Dentistry
Food for Heart
Nutritional Assessment
Nutrition Science Part 2

Third Semester

Food for Brain
Advance Macrobiotic Part 1

Food & Feng shui
Nutrition Science Part 3

Fourth Semester


Advance Macrobiotics Part 2

Food for Cancer

Nutrition Science Part 4
Cooking for Health

Medical Ethics


Case History Taking & Examination


Oral and written testing on the entire training.


High school or equivalent academic and/or work experience.

(Medical Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, Midwives, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, etc, may not be required to take Basic Subjects e.g. Anatomy, Physiology - please contact us for more information and to see if you qualify for a waiver.)



Certificate courses

  •         Reflexology

  •         Quantum Touch Therapy

  •         Feng Shui

  •         Energy Medicine

  •         Neuro-structural Therapy (NST)

  •         Meta Medicine

  •         Stress Management

  •         Prevention and Reversal of Heart Diseases

  •         Weight Management

  •         Non-Violent Communication

  •         DEFT

  •         Bio-feed Back Therapy