Tibetan Medicine

Level: Practitioner QLS level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Tibetan Medicine – graduates of this course can also obtain professional liability insurance
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Become a Registered BSY Tibetan Medicine Practitioner
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Tibetan medicine acknowledges how health and illness result both from the relationship between the mind and the body and sense of spirituality. Exploring physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of healing, you will learn to understand the patterns of emotions and behaviours, so that we can illuminate negativity and become more balanced and harmonious. This course would be a useful adjunct for complementary therapists and yoga teachers.


  • Lesson One
    • A Brief History of Tibetan Medicine
      • The Four Tantras
    • Health and Disease
      • Disorders
      • How Healthy are You?
      • The Basic Causes of Disease
      • Our Perception of the World
    • Five Element Theory
      • The Internal Five Elements
      • The External Five Elements
      • The Five External Elements and the Seasons
      • Elements, Humours and Perceptions
  • Lesson Two
    • The Three Humours
      • Dominant Humours
      • The Psychosomatic Nature of Life
      • The Wind Humour
      • The Bile Humour
      • The Phlegm Humour
    • The Seven Tissues
      • Digestive Fire
  • Lesson Three
    • Causes of and Conditions for Disease
      • Disease Classification
      • Conditions for Disease
      • The Humours and the Seasons
      • Manifesting Conditions
    • Constitutional Typology Testing
      • Body Type
      • Psychological Profiles
      • The Tibetan Constitutional Typology Test
      • Diagnosis
  • Lesson Four
    • Tibetan Diagnostic Procedures
      • Pulse Taking
      • Constitutional Pulses
      • Seasonal Pulses
      • Healthy and Unhealthy Pulses
      • The Hot and Cold Pulses
      • Specifying Disorders by Pulse
      • Urinalysis
      • Clinical Features of Urine
  • Lesson Five
    • Tibetan Diagnostic Procedures (Continued)
      • Urinalysis (Continued)
      • Heat and Cold Disorders
      • Tongue Diagnosis
      • Eye Diagnosis
    • Nutrition
      • General Guidelines
      • Food Properties
  • Lesson Six
    • Nutrition (Continued)
      • The Properties of the Six Tastes
      • Stress and the Six Tastes
      • Specific Diets
      • Seasonal Variations
      • Drinks and Constitutional Types
      • Colours and Constitutional Types
  • Lesson Seven
    • Recommendations for Behaviour
      • Lifetime Behaviours
      • Good Sleep
      • Seasonal Behaviour
      • The Seasons
      • Occasional Behaviour
  • Lesson Eight
    • Tibetan Meditation
      • Meditation and Exercise
    • Tibetan Spirituality
      • Mindfulness
    • Tibetan Herbal Medicine
      • Proprietary Formulations

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration fee included.