Continuing medical education: Ayurveda as complementary medicine

Especially for physicians

  • Recognized by the DÄGAM-Ärztegesellschaft - CME points are applied for

  • Study Ayurvedic medicine in accordance with the WHO guidelines.

  • Add Ayurvedic therapies to your treatment spectrum.

In Berlin a further training for doctors is offered. It is primarily aimed at you as a doctor if you would like to use Ayurvedic medicine as a supplement to modern medicine or other naturopathic procedures.

The advanced training covers all the contents of the basic course in Ayurvedic medicine, with the teaching adapted to the specific needs of physicians. The underlying curriculum has been peer-reviewed by renowned Ayurvedic professors. Together with the main course of study, it represents the essence of university-based Ayurvedic education in India (BAMS). The curriculum is based on the standards of content developed under the umbrella of WHO for Ayurveda studies and deliberately goes beyond in some areas.

Our team of lecturers consists of professors from leading Indian universities as well as experienced doctors, Ayurvedic therapists and Indologists who are shaping modern Ayurveda in India and Europe.

Learning objectives

Competence gain
After this advanced medical training you will be able to perform
- Ayurvedic diagnosis and constitutional determinations.
- to apply Ayurvedic medicine as a complementary therapy, taking into account the aspects of Ayurvedic dietetics, lifestyle and comprehensive phytotherapy.
- to use Ayurvedic manual and elimination therapies safely.
- to treat simpler disorders ayurvedically.


This advanced training course is designed for physicians who wish to use Ayurvedic medicine as a complement to modern medicine or other naturopathic procedures. It covers all essential topics of Ayurveda. The teaching is geared to the specific needs of physicians. Thus, basic treatment strategies for diseases are taught in an efficient and practice-oriented manner.

An essential advantage of this advanced training is furthermore the acquisition of so far 140 CME points of the Berlin Medical Association (status 2020, a renewed application is in progress).

The knowledge, which is acquired in the context of the medical advanced training, can be recognized for the total study of the Ayurveda medicine. This is offered exclusively at the Academy in Birstein.

As a participant, you will benefit from our strong network with Indian and European partner institutes. Especially the research cooperation established in 2009 with the project area Complementary Medicine of the Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics and the Chair of Clinical Naturopathy of theCharité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.can be actively used by physicians for the scientific examination of Ayurvedic medicine in the European health care system.

In addition, the cooperation with the All India Institute of Ayurveda, the apex institute of Ayurvedic medicine of the Indian government in Delhi, as well as the existing MoU's with the Gujarat Ayurveda University and the Banares Hindu University offers various opportunities to observe or after graduation to participate in scientific projects or to initiate or accompany studies.

Graduation: Medical Ayurveda Specialist

The basic studies lead after successful final examination to the acquisition of the certificate "Medical Ayurveda Specialist" of the European Academy for Ayurveda(REAA). This degree or equivalent learning achievements form the prerequisite for entry into the main course of study in Ayurvedic medicine.

Your way to the degree

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


Advanced Medical Training in Ayurveda as Complementary Medicine (FAM)


225 (300 UNITS)


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

The advanced training for doctors is at the same time considered as a basic study of Ayurveda medicine.
How your entire path to the degree "Study of Ayurveda Medicine" could look like, you can find out here:
To the total study


Ayurveda basis for medical practitioners - concepts and disease factors
- introduction to the history, philosophy, essential features and literature of Ayurveda
- constitution of man: Differentiation of body, mind and spirit
- introduction to anatomy and physiology of Ayurveda:
- five elements (panca-mahabhuta)
- 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)
- health and disease in Ayurveda:
- Definition of Health (svastha)
- Causes (hetu) of Health
- Causes (hetu) of Physical and Mental Diseases
- Process of Etiopathogenesis (samprapti)
- Stages of Etiopathogenesis (six kriyakala)

Additional content in the Basic Medical Course:
- Live eWorkshop: Integration of Ayurveda into Modern Medicine
- eCourse "Practical Examples for Physicians": Ayurvedic Pathogenesis (Kriyakala) in the everyday practice of conventional medicine
- Smart Learning (online): the roots of Ayurveda - the classical texts and Sanskrit

Ayurveda-Basis for Physicians - Constitution and Healing
- theoretical and practical introduction to the concept of Ayurvedic constitutional teaching (prakrti)
- 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
- rtucarya: Recommendations for a lifestyle adapted to the seasons
- rasayana: measures to counteract the aging process
- vajikarana: measures to increase potency and improve the quality of eggs and sperm
- introduction to Ayurvedic food science
- introduction to Ayurvedic symptomatology:
- Symptoms of the doshas
- Symptoms of the tissues (dhatu), excretory products (mala), transport spaces (srotas), digestive power (agni)
- Introduction to the rational, psychological and subtle therapeutic approaches (yuktivyapashraya, sattvavajaya, daivavyapashraya) of Ayurveda:
- detailed breakdown of rational therapy
- Introduction to pancakarma therapies

Additional content in the basic course for medical practitioners:
- Live eWorkshop: Integration of Ayurveda into modern medicine
- eCourse "Practical examples for physicians": Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Combination of Conventional Medicine and Ayurveda

Phytotherapy and Pharmacology 1
- Pharmacological Basics of Ayurveda
- Detailed discussion of over 50 Ayurvedic medicinal plants and classical as well as modern formulations
- Dosage forms, manufacturing processes, dosage, carrier substances

Phytotherapy and Pharmacology 2
- Detailed discussion of Ayurvedic medicinal plants, combination remedies and classical as well as modern formulations
- Legal basis and quality assurance
- Availability in Europe

Manual Therapy 1
- Basic: Ayurvedic massage and oil treatments
- psychological aspects of Ayurvedic manual therapies
- indications and contraindications
- practice exercises and demonstration of:
◦ whole body oil massages (abhyanga)
◦ partial massages (head, abdomen, back, feet)
◦ forehead casts (sirodhara)
◦ warming packs (lepa)

purification procedures (pancakarma)
- panchakarma: meaning, mode of action, procedure
- explanations from a modern medical point of view
- general indications and contraindications
- preparatory phase: dissolution and mobilization of pathogenic factors by oiling and sudation
- indications, contraindications and, if necessary. Implementation of
◦ Emesis (vamana)
◦ Purgation (virecana)
◦ Decoction and oil enemas (basti)
◦ Nasocranial treatments (nasya)
◦ Blood withdrawal (raktamokshama)
- Post-treatment, rest phase and build-up diet
- Use of pancakarma in outpatient practice
- Treatment strategies based on cases and subjects

- Diagnostic principles and classifications
- prakriti and vikriti: Difference between constitution and disease
- clinical examinations
- Introduction: Pulse and tongue examination
- anamnesis training
- tissues, digestion, metabolism (agni), transport functions, excretions, residues (ama) and intestinal activity (kostha)
- differentiated Ayurvedic diagnosis
- use of modern diagnostic methods

philosophy, psychology and nutrition
- philosophy and historical background
- literature
- psychotherapeutic approaches, relaxation techniques
- guidelines of Ayurvedic nutrition therapy and counseling strategies

cases and practice integration
- practical implementation of nutrition recommendations in everyday life
- implementation of Ayurvedic diagnosis and therapy concepts
- treatment of common symptoms and minor diseases
- practice organization
- availability and legal status of Ayurvedic products
- revisions and exam preparation


Kerstin Rosenberg
Karin Bachmaier
HP (Psych) Karin Bachmaier
Dr. med. Kalyani Nagersheth
Prof. Dr. Shivenarain Gupta
Dipl.-Päd., Heilpraktiker Oliver Becker
Facharzt Marco Lebbing
Prof Dr. Martin Mittwede
Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede
Stefan Pachinger


Training fee from € 6,720

plus examination fee € 250
minus discount for payment in one sum in advance € 100

plus accommodation and meals - only for attendance dates in Birstein

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

Method of payment

Deposit € 500

Final payment

a) In one sum at the latest one month before the start of the training (immediately for eLearning modules, so that we can activate your eSeminars immediately).
b) Option for participants from Germany and Austria: monthly installments of 250 EUR each by direct debit. The payment (debit) of the monthly installments will be made on the 1st of each month, starting from the month of the booked beginning of the training, for eAcademy modules immediately. If the training starts with modules of the eAcademy, the activation takes place provisionally immediately after receipt of the deposit, regularly then after receipt of the first monthly installment.


Rosenberg gGmbH - European Academy for Ayurveda | DE - 63633 Birstein

For whom?

Particularly recommended for
- doctors who would like to use Ayurvedic medicine as a supplement to modern medicine or other naturopathic procedures.

Ayurveda Medicine Course

The advanced medical training is also considered as a basic study of Ayurveda medicine.
How your entire path to the degree "Study of Ayurveda Medicine" could look like, you can find out here:
To the total study

At a glance

Required previous knowledge:
Doctor, medical students by arrangement


- Examination with conclusion: medical Ayurveda specialist
- recognized by the VEAT federation as well as the DÄGAM physician society
- CME points are requested (so far approx. 140)
points are assigned only for the BERLIN modules!

432 learning hours* à 60 min.
-> 9 Modules (see below) + Learning assignments = 432 hrs

Standard period of study 15-20 months

Learning forms/hours (per module):
e.g. 45 learning hrs of which
22,5 hrs presence (3 days)
e.g. 45 learning hrs of which 22,5 hrs
live-webinar (3 days)
45 learning hrs (33 e-lessons in free time management with 8 hrs live webinar)

Blended learning:
Maximum 2 of 9 modules as e-learning
Maximum 7 of 9 modules as live webinar

Training fee from € 6.720
Already completed parts of the training will be credited: see prices

plus examination fee € 250

if necessary plus board and lodging

* Learning hours = total number of didactically accompanied and supervised incl. lessons, prepared exercises, guided learning or guided practical exercises, learning checks practice, learning checks in each case in online or in presence or also in own work.

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Basic modules

Ayurveda Basis for Physicians - Concepts and Factors of Disease

3 days 3 days 33 lessons

Ayurveda Basis for Physicians - Constitution and Healing Science

3 days 3 days 43 lessons

Advanced modules

Attendance of at least 1 basic module is recommended beforehand

Phytotherapy and pharmacology 1

3 days 3 days

Phytotherapy and pharmacology 2

2 days

Manual therapy 1

5 days

Purification procedure (Pancakarma)

6 days


3 days 3 days

Philosophy, psychology and nutrition

3 days 3 days

Cases and practice integration

2 days 2 days

Entry-level seminars

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