Who Are The International College of Holistic Medicine


The International College of Holistic Medicine

We are The International College of Holistic Medicine (ICHM)


How Did We Get Started?

Dr. Milo Siewert MD (Mex) DC (USA) (founder member, retired), came to Bournemouth from USA in 1980 when he founded the Bournemouth Centre for Complementary Medicine. He subsequently founded The National College of Holistic Medicine, initially to look after the students who underwent his training course in Colonic Hydrotherapy. The INTCHM has since grown to oversee a wide range of complementary therapy training courses by various outside bodies.

In 1987 Dr. Milo Siewert popularised Colonic Hydrotherapy in Britain and set up the Association and Register of Colonic Hydrotherapists, attracting health seekers and high-profile devotees.

Dr Siewert is one of the UK’s leading lights in the field of Colonic Hydrotherapy and is also a Doctor of Chiropractic since qualifying in 1956. He qualified as a medical doctor in 1976.

The College benefits through Dr. Siewert and his years of experience, so we can be grateful to have this knowledge available to us.

A Message from Dr. Milo Siewert:

Hello everyone,

You will be reading this page on our website because you are either a student interested in studying an accredited course in Holistic Therapies or you are a course provider looking for accreditation.

So What does this Mean? Well ! Accreditation basically indicates Official Certification. With so many different courses available in the Holistic field, it is important for students to ensure that the courses they undertake will provide them with a recognised qualification, which will entitle them to practise as a therapist.

The Accreditation which we provide will tell you that we at the International College of Holistic Medicine (ICHM) as an independent body, have thoroughly studied the coursework provided by the course provider, and we have approved their training methods and course content.

Our accreditation appears on all the Diplomas which are issued by our registered training providers. This effectively adds the underpinning which you need, in order to fully appreciate that the qualifications they provide are indeed worthy and valid. Once you have graduated you will be able to display your Diplomas with great pride.

Furthermore, students who wish to apply for membership of the International College of Holistic Medicine are very welcome to join us. What we provide for you is further confirmation of your position as a professional therapist.

Our membership package provides you with a laminated membership card with your photo confirming your membership, which can be worn or displayed during your therapy sessions. Also a Free Listing on our International Practitioner website. Another privilege of this membership is an introduction to an insurance company to cover you for Practitioner Public Liability Insurance. ICHM annual membership is just £50 per annum. (We will require a photocopy of your diploma/diplomas and also a photo of yourself for your Identity Card).

Practitioner Public Liability Insurance, is needed to cover you when you are working as a therapist, should the worst case scenario happen, and a client makes a claim against you, for mal practise or any form of damage that they may claim as a direct result of the treatment that you have given. Fortunately, such cases are few and far between, however it is important to have a comprehensive Insurance Policy in place, should such a situation arise. Insurance policies will normally start at £1,000,000 cover plus, you decide with the insurance company how much cover you wish for.

ICHM membership is also open to graduates from other schools and colleges. If you have previously studied elsewhere we will be delighted to welcome you as a ICHM member.

Kind regards,

Dr. Milo Siewert MD (Mex) DC RT MACH ND MT


Michael Carr-Jones (founder member, retired). Michael Carr-Jones, or MCJ as he is affectionately known, was one of the founders of the ICHM and was a leading figure in the organisation for many years. Now happily retired, Michael qualified as an hypnotherapist in 1987. He was in continuous practice until his retirement in August 2005. During his long career he received Advanced Training from teachers and mentors such as Bill Atkinson-Ball, Gill Boyne, Neil French and Dr. Bryan Knight. MCJ wrote the prologue of Dr. Knight's book book Love, Sex & Hypnosis - Secrets of Psychotherapy.

MCJ then went on to learn and introduce a new way of helping clients this he called Psycho visual Therapy.

After this came EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques. EFT is also known as Energy Psychology or Energy Tapping, which Michael also taught for a number of years.

Michael has appeared in several TV programmes about, Hypnotherapy, Energy Tapping and Psychovisual Therapy, and written many articles for newspapers and journals.





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