Leech Therapy Courses

Leech Therapy Courses are available in designated countries each year under the training of Mr. Mehdi Jaffari dependent on his schedule.  Printed course material is also available for purchase and is very beneficial for people who are unable to attend Mehdi’s overseas courses. 

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 

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


Courses and Training Objectives

Mehdi’s  courses No. 1 and No. 2 provide the key fundamental foundation for Medicinal Leech Therapy and are suitable for those new to Hirudotherapy as well as experienced Therapists who need more comprehensive and informed knowledge. The Courses focus on core knowledge and safety.  Once the course material has been received and studied at your leisure, a phone call or on-line Skype conference with Mehdi will be arranged through the NZ Head Office to assist you with any questions you may have.

Learning Hours

Training under direct supervision with Mehdi or studying via the course material requires the following:


  • 100 hours including Evidence of Treatments. Self directed study required. [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.

Contents Of Course Information

(provided by courier post)


  • The History of Leech Therapy
  • Overview of Each Course and Modules
  • Benefits of Leech Therapy Relating to Each Course
  • Safety in Using Leeches
  • Equipment Required to set up a Clinic
  • Regulated Disposal of Leeches After use
  • Patient Information of Leech Therapy
  • Patient Consent Forms
  • Patient Assessment Forms During Therapy
  • Questions & Answers Available by Email, Arranged Phone Consultation or Skype for On-Line Orders

Contents of Medicinal Leech Therapy Training

(provided by courier post)


  • Handling of Leeches
  • Safety in Using Leeches
  • Learning About the Placement of Leeches
  • Understanding the Quantity of Leeches Used for Each Health Area
  • Frequency of Treatments for Different Situations
  • Dressing Procedures and After Care Following Therapy
  • Questions & Answers During Training


To contact NZ Head Office for more info


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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. 

Please don't hesitate to contact the NZ Head Office for any further information.