Chinese Herbal Medicine Professional Courses

About Academy

Academy of Holistic Healing Arts (AHHA) provides professional education for Chinese medicine practitioners and final year students. Our training programmes in Chinese Herbal Medicine challenge the way practitioners study and develop, and expose you to insights, skills and inspiration for truly transformational learning, and successful practice.

We carefully design our programmes to offer you a practical systematic approach to learning herbs. We aim high to enable you to become a more effective, independent and confident practitioner who achieves consistent and predictable results. We know it won’t happen if you learn to apply herbal medicine relying on memorising herbs and copying formulas. Helping others is a great responsibility which requires deep understanding and solid reasoning.

Aspiring for the classical vision of the upper-level practitioner, we put emphasis on the essential principles of Chinese medicine. This way we secure the foundation which all knowledge and successful practice can be built on. We take you step by step from the basics that are rooted in Chinese philosophical and medical classics, to developing firm understanding of physiology and pathology, to mastering the diagnosis and the art of herbalism.

We are honoured to be transmitting an elegant, clear and powerful approach which comes from the lineage of Dr Yaron Seidman, a disciple of Huai Xuan and the founder of Hunyuan teachings. The foundational theory and the style of herbalism that we teach in our programmes stem from the Shang Han Lun as taught by Zheng Qinan, the originator of Huo Shen Pai (Fire Spirit school), himself an early disciple of Huai Xuan.

Thank you for your interest in our programmes. We look forward to working with you and, together, elevate our profession to the level Chinese medicine deserves!

The foundational theory and the style of herbalism that we teach in our programmes stem from the Shang Han Lun as taught by Zheng Qinan, the originator of Huo Shen Pai (Fire Spirit school), an early disciple of Huai Xuan.

Meet Your Teacher

Marina Danilova Chinese Herbal Medicine

"I highly recommend Marina as a teacher for beginners and seasoned practitioners.”

Sharon Weizenbaum

White Pine Healing Arts


Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Academy Founder, United Kingdom

Marina is a Chinese Medicine practitioner passionate about researching its classical roots with the pragmatic purpose to benefit her patients in a consistent and effective way.

In the process of her TCM training, she realised that it is only by integrating Chinese medicine’s philosophical roots that she can develop her practice to its highest potential. Inspired by her teacher, Louis Womack, she pursued the path of the classical approach focusing on herbalism. 

Among her qualifications Marina gives special credit to her certification in Hunyuan medicine which stems from the Shang Han Lun, the Huai Xuan doctrine and the Huo Shen Pai (the Fire Spirit School). Marina continues to be mentored by Dr Yaron Seidman, the founder of Hunyuan, and works on deepening her understanding of the teachings of Zhang Zhong Jing, Liu Yuan, Zheng Qinan, and other medical and philosophical classics.

As a Chinese Medicine educator, Marina founded Academy of Holistic Healing Arts to give other practitioners an option to study in the way that was transformational to her knowledge and practice. Marina is appreciated for her inspirational and concise teaching style, the clarity and the clinical relevance of the material, and the support her students can rely on.

Marina also holds a degree in Law and had an international career in corporate business.

Academy Advisory Board

Dr Yaron Seidman Hunyuan Founder


Founder of Hunyuan, Author, Educator, United States

A 30-years holistic medicine practitioner and founder of the Hunyuan balancing system, Tai Chi and Qi Gong teacher, Huai Xuan heart healing 6th generation practitioner, author, educator, innovator of the Hunyuan Fertility Method, a husband, father and a passionate champion of all things promoting health, happiness and longevity. According to Dr Seidman, peak health is achieved through exercising the body, recharging unification, restoring heart harmony and cultivating relationships.

For 7 years, Dr Seidman was a private student of the Tai Chi master Feng Zhiqiang and for 12 years indoor student of Liu Bogu, lineage holder of the Huai Xuan school and the great grandson of Liu Yuan.

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Head of Southern School for Chinese Medicine, Sweden

Louis is a Chinese medicine practitioener and teacher with 40+ years of experince in both acupuncture and herbal medicine. He practices and teaches at his clinic in Lund, Sweden.

Louis got his undergraduate education in Chinese medicine and acupuncture in China and Sweden, and studied Chinese herbal medicine in Denmark, England and China.

"Louis opened my eyes to the profound value and beauty of Chinese Medicine, and Yaron taught me to navigate and dive deep into this ocean of knowledge with clarity, purpose and pragmatism."

Marina Danilova, Academy Founder