Basic studies in Ayurveda medicine

Part 1 - For doctors, alternative practitioners and medical professions

  • Ayurvedic medicine at the level of Indian universities

  • Study alongside your job - thanks to flexible scheduling.

  • Use Ayurvedic diagnosis and therapies for your medical practice.

Studying Ayurveda medicine while working can be a personal path of development and discovery for you, leading to a new way of thinking and medical perception.

Through a sensible combination of block seminars, self-study and practical units, you can ideally combine your studies with other professional activities. Flexible study planning allows you to adapt to your current life situation. Practical relevance and the joy of trying things out for yourself will turn your Ayurveda studies into a life-changing experience that will open up completely new perspectives for your therapeutic work.

Learning objectives

    After the basic course you will be able to
  • carry out

  • ayurvedic
  • diagnoses and constitutional determinations.

  • apply Ayurvedic medicine as a complementary therapy, taking into account aspects of Ayurvedic dietetics, lifestyle and comprehensive phytotherapy.

  • use
  • Ayurvedic
  • manual therapies safely.

  • treat simple disorders Ayurvedically
  • .


Degree: Medical Ayurveda specialist

After successfully passing the final examination, the foundation course leads to the acquisition of the "Medical Ayurveda Specialist" certificate from the European Academy of Ayurveda(REAA). This qualification or equivalent learning achievements are the prerequisite for entry into the main course of study.

Your path to graduation

Title Days Attendance time
60 min. (UE 45 min.)
Total learning hours
(60 min.)


Specialist course in Ayurveda medicine (basic studies in Ayurveda medicine)


225 (300 UNITS)


REAA final examination (written)
Certificate: Medical Ayurveda Specialist
recognized by the VEAT (Association of European Ayurveda Physicians and Therapists) and the DÄGAM (German Medical Association for Ayurveda Medicine)
30 225 432

This specialist course in Ayurveda medicine is also the foundation course of the Ayurveda medicine course at the European Academy of Ayurveda.
You can find out here what your entire path to the degree in Ayurvedic Medicine might look like:
To the complete study program


Ayurveda basics: Concepts and disease factors
- Introduction to the history and philosophy of Ayurveda
- Essential features and literature of Ayurveda
- Traditional Ayurvedic medicine versus modern science
- Five elements (panca-mahabhuta)
- Nature of the human being: Differentiation of body, mind and soul
- Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of Ayurveda
- Functional components: doshas (classification, properties, functions, seats) and agnis (classification, function, states)
- Structural components: dhatus, upadhatus , malas and srotas
- Process of tissue formation (dhatu-parinama)
- Definition of health (svastha)
- Causes (hetu) of health and physical and mental diseases
- Process of etiopathogenesis (samprapti)
- Stages of etiopathogenesis (six kriyakala)

Additional material for medical practitioners (ABK)
- Live eWorkshop: Integration of Ayurveda into modern medicine
- eCourse "Practical examples for doctors": Irritable bowel syndrome
- Combination of Western medicine and Ayurveda
- Video lecture: Core concepts of Ayurveda with reference to Western natural healing methods

Ayurveda basics: Constitution and medicine
- Theoretical and practical introduction to the concept of Ayurvedic constitutional theory (prakriti)
- Introduction to Ayurvedic symptomatology:
- Symptoms of the doshas
- Symptoms of the tissues (dhatu), excretory products (mala), transport spaces (srotas), digestive power (agni)
- Theoretical introduction to diagnostics in Ayurveda: Models of patient examination
- Three-fold examination (tri-vidha-pariksha)
- Six-fold examination (shad-vidha-pariksha)
- Eight-fold examination (ashta-vidha-pariksha)
- Introduction to Ayurvedic concepts of health maintenance (svasthavrtta):
- Dinacarya: daily routine measures and order therapy
- Ritucarya: recommendations for a lifestyle adapted to the seasons
- Introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition and food science
- Rasayana: measures that strengthen
- Basic therapeutic strategies
- Introduction to pancakarma therapies

Additional material for medical practitioners (ABH)
Additional content in the basic course for medical practitioners:
- Live eWorkshop: Integration of Ayurveda into modern medicine
- eCourse "Practical examples for doctors": Ayurvedic pathogenesis (Kriyakala) in the everyday practice of conventional medicine
- Smart Learning (online): The roots of Ayurveda - the classical texts and Sanskrit

Phytotherapy and Pharmacology 1
- Introduction to Dravya guna shastra
- Introduction to sapta-padartha (7 categories) of vaisheshika doctrine with reference to dravyaguna
- Concepts of Ayurvedic Pharmacology (dravyaguna-vijnana):
- Taste (rasa)
- Property (guna)
- Systemic effect (vipaka)
- Thermal effect (virya)
- General therapeutic effect (karma)
- Specific effect (prabhava)
- Ayurvedic preparations:
- Fresh juice (svarasa)
- Paste (kalka)
- Powder (curna)
- Decoction (kvatha, kashaya)
- Cold extract (hima)
- Hot extract (phanta)
- Oily preparations (taila, ghrita)
- Fermented preparations (arishta, asava)
- Carrier substances (anupana)
- Detailed discussion of more than 50 Ayurvedic medicinal plants, especially those available in Europe, for example: Ginger (shunti, ardraka), turmeric (haridra), long pepper (pippali), amalaki with triphala, ashvagandha, shatavari
- Forms of dosage
- Methods of preparation
- Dosage
- Legal basis and quality assurance
- Availability in Europe

Diagnostic principles of Ayurveda (nidana)
- Prakriti and Vikriti: Difference between constitution and disorder / disease
- Concepts of patient examination (rogi-pariksha): three-fold, six-fold and eight-fold examination
- anamnesis training
- digestive power and metabolism (agni)
- pathological metabolic(ama)
- Intestinal activity (koshtha)
- Nutrition (ahara)
- Sleep (nidra)
- Palpation (sparshana)
- Auscultation (shravana)
- Smell (ghrana)
- Taste (rasana)
- Introduction: Pulse and tongue examination (nadi and jihva)
- Excretions (mala: purisha, mutra)
- Eyes (drik, netra)
- Face and external appearance (akriti)
- Use of modern diagnostic methods
- Disease (vikriti)
- Development process (kriyakala)
- Prognosis (sadhya-asadhyata)
- Fivefold analysis scheme of the disease (panca-nidana)
- Determining the power (bala) of patient and disease (atura-roga-bala-pramana-jnana)

Manual therapy 1
- Manual therapeutic and psychological aspects of Ayurvedic massages
- Ayurvedic oil preparations
- Indications and contraindications

Practical exercises and demonstrations of:
- Full body oil massages (kalari / sarvanga abhyanga)
- Partial massages:
- Head (shiroabhyanga),
- Back (prishthabhyanga),
- Feet (padabhyanga)
- Forehead massage (shirodhara)
- Warming packs (lepa and picchu)
- Heat applications (svedana)

- Core concepts of Ayurveda and their significance for clinical practice

Clinic: Orthopaedics, immunology, dermatology and principles of clinical medicine
Principles and concepts of kāyacikitsā:
- Definition of terms
- Sixfold classification of therapies (sadvidhopakrama)
- General classification of therapies
- Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system
- Orthopaedic diseases (e.g. arthrosis, sciatica) - Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system - Orthopaedic diseases (e.g. arthrosis, sciatica)e.g. arthrosis, sciatica / lumbago, rheumatoid arthritis)
- Dermatological diseases (e.g. dermatitis, psoriasis) dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, urticaria)
- Immunological concepts of Ayurveda: bala and ojas
- Ayurvedic view of allergies, hypersensitivities and autoimmune diseases

Practical therapies and philosophy of Ayurveda
- History and classical texts (brihattrayi)
- Philosophical foundations of Ayurveda
- Nyaya, Vaisheshika
- Samkhya, Yoga
- Vedanta
- Ayurveda and modern medicine
- Practical implementation of dietary recommendations in everyday life (ahara)
- Implementation of Ayurvedic diagnostic and therapeutic concepts and therapy concepts
- Treatment of common general medical symptoms and minor illnesses
- Stress and the nervous system (vata reduction)
- Functional digestive disorders (agni disorders)
- Problems of the musculoskeletal system
- Skin symptoms
- Strengthening the immune system (bala, ojas)
- Practical organization of treatments
- Legal status of Ayurveda medicine
- Professional associations
- Infrastructure of an Ayurveda practice

Final examination FAA - written


Dr. Shivenarain Gupta Porträt
Dr. Shivenarain Gupta
Prof Dr. Martin Mittwede
Dr. Martin Mittwede
Porträt Kalyani Nagershet
Dr. Kalyani Nagersheth
Karin Bachmaier
Karin Bachmaier
Porträt Oliver Becker
Oliver Becker
Porträt Leini Siebenaller
Léini Siebenaller


Training fee from € 5,180

plus accommodation and meals - only for attendance dates in Birstein

Guest houses are available on the campus of the European Academy of Ayurveda. You can choose from rooms of different categories for your overnight stay during the training. Ayurvedic full board from our organic kitchen is included in the room price.

Method of payment

Deposit € 600

Final payment

a) In one lump sum up to one month before the start of training at the latest (immediately for eLearning modules so that we can activate your eSeminars immediately.)
b) Option for participants from Germany and Austria: monthly installments of EUR 458 each by direct debit. Payment (direct debit) of the monthly installments is made on the 1st of each month, starting from the month in which the training booked here begins, immediately for eAcademy modules. If the training begins with eAcademy eLearning modules, the course is provisionally activated immediately after receipt of the down payment, and regularly after receipt of the first monthly installment.


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For whom?

Particularly recommended for
- Doctors
- Alternative practitioners (with professional practice)

Other professional groups with solid medical knowledge:
- Medical students
- Candidate alternative practitioners (basic studies only)
- Physiotherapists
- Pharmacists
- Oecotrophologists
- Psychologists
- Nurses and experienced medical staff

Ayurveda Medicine degree program

The foundation course is the first part of the Ayurveda Medicine degree program.
You can find out what your entire path to graduation looks like here:
To the complete degree program

At a glance



Required prior knowledge:
Doctor, alternative practitioner, medical professions


- Examination with degree and certificate: AM basic studies
- recognized by VEAT - Berufsverband Ayurv. Mediziner u. Therapeuten e.V.
- Part 1+2 = analogous to the guidelines of the Ayurveda Dachverband Deutschland

400 learning hours* à 60 min.
-> 9 Modules (see below) + Learning assignments = 364 hrs
-> 1 Module Exam (incl. preparation) 36 hrs

Standard period of study 10-20 months

Learning forms/hours (per module):
e.g. 45 learning hrs of which
22,5 hrs presence (3 days)
45 learning hrs of which 22,5 hrs
live-webinar (3 days)
e.g. 45 learning hrs (30 e-lessons in free time management with 5 hrs live webinar)

Blended learning:
Maximum 6 of 9 modules as e-learning
Maximum 6 of 9 modules as live webinar

Training fee from € 5.180
Parts of the training already completed will be credited: see prices

plus accommodation and meals, if applicable

* Learning hours = total number of didactically accompanied and supervised learning hours learning hours incl. lessons, prepared exercises, guided learning or guided practical exercises, learning checks practice, learning checks either online or face-to-face or in self-study.

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Basic modules

Ayurveda basics: Concepts and disease factors

3 days 3 days 30 lessons

Additional material for physicians (ABK)

1 lesson

Ayurveda basics: Constitution and medicine

3 days 3 days 39 lessons

Additional material for physicians (ABH)

1 lesson

Advanced modules

Attendance of at least 1 basic module is recommended in advance

Phytotherapy and pharmacology 1

3 days 30 lessons

Diagnostic principles of Ayurveda (nidana)

3 days 3 days

Manual therapy 1

5 days

Clinic: Orthopaedics, immunology, dermatology and principles of clinical medicine

3 days 3 days

Practical therapies and philosophy of Ayurveda

3 days 3 days

Competence modules

Only recommended towards the end of training

FAA final exam - written

4 hours

Introductory seminars

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First get a taste, then decide - all seminars can be credited towards later training