Basic studies Ayurvedic 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.

The part-time study of Ayurvedic medicine can be a personal development and discovery path for you, which leads 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 on your own body make the Ayurveda studies a life-changing experience for you, which opens up completely new perspectives for your therapeutic work.

Learning objectives

After the basic studies you will be able to perform
- Ayurvedic diagnosis and constitutional determinations.
- apply Ayurvedic medicine as a complementary therapy, taking into account the aspects of Ayurvedic dietetics, lifestyle and comprehensive phytotherapy.
- to use ayurvedic manual- and drainage therapies in a safe way.
- to treat simpler disorders ayurvedically.


Degree: Medical Ayurveda Specialist

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

Your way to the degree

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


Specialized course in Ayurvedic medicine (basic study of Ayurvedic medicine)


225 (300 UE)


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

This specialized course in Ayurvedic Medicine is also considered the basic course of study for the degree in Ayurvedic Medicine at the European Academy of Ayurveda.
How your whole way to the degree "Study of Ayurveda Medicine" could look like, you can find out here:
To the total study


Ayurveda basis for medical practitioners - constitution and healing
- theoretical and practical introduction to the concept of Ayurvedic constitutional theory (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 way of life 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 therapy approaches (yuktivyapashraya, sattvavajaya, daivavyapashraya) of Ayurveda:
- detailed breakdown of rational therapy
- introduction to pancakarma therapies

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

Ayurveda Basis for Physicians - Concepts and Factors of Disease
- Introduction to History, Philosophy, Essential Features and Literature of Ayurveda
- Nature 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

Phytotherapy and Pharmacology 1
- Pharmacological Principles of Ayurveda
- Detailed discussion of over 50 Ayurvedic medicinal plants and classical as well as modern formulations
- Dosage forms, methods of preparation, 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 (Kalari)
◦ partial massages (head, abdomen, back, feet)
◦ forehead casts (Sirodhara)
◦ warming packs (Lepa)

- 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

- 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. Performance of
◦ Emesis (vamana)
◦ Purgation (virecana)
◦ Decoction and oil enemas (basti)
◦ Nasocranial treatments (nasya)
◦ Blood withdrawal (raktamokshama)
- Post-treatment, resting phase and build-up diet
- use of pancakarma in outpatient practice
- treatment strategies based on cases and subjects

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

final exam FAH - written


Karin Bachmaier
Karin Bachmaier
Porträt Kalyani Nagershet
Dr. med. Kalyani Nagersheth
Dr. Shivenarain Gupta Porträt
Prof. Dr. Shivenarain Gupta
Maria Büdel
Maria Büdel
Porträt Oliver Becker
Oliver Becker
Marco Lebbing Porträt
Facharzt Marco Lebbing
Prof Dr. Martin Mittwede
Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede
Porträt Leini Siebenaller
Léini Siebenaller


Training fee from € 7,210

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

plus room and board - only for attendance dates in Birstein

On the campus of the European Academy of Ayurveda there are guest houses available. 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.

Payment method

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 beginning of the training booked here, for eAcademy modules immediately. If the training begins 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?

Especially recommended for
- physicians
- alternative practitioners (with professional practice)

other professionals with solid medical knowledge:
- medical students
- alternative practitioner trainees (basic studies only)
- physiotherapists
- pharmacists
- oecotrophologists
- psychologists
- nurses and experienced medical staff

Ayurvedic Medicine Course

The foundation course is the 1st part of the degree program in Ayurvedic Medicine.
How your entire path to graduation looks like, you can find out here:
To the total study

At a glance


Required previous knowledge:
Doctor, alternative practitioner, medical professions


- Examination with degree: medical Ayurveda specialist
- recognized by the VEAT association

BERLIN modules part of the continuing medical education. Participation by appointment only.

512 learning hours* à 60 min.
-> 9 Modules (see below) + Learning assignments = 432 hrs
-> 1 Module Exam (incl. preparation) 80 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 (43 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 € 7.210
Already completed parts of the training will be credited: see prices

plus examination fee € 250

plus room and board, if applicable

* 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 - Constitution and Healing Science

3 days 3 days 43 lessons

Ayurveda Basis for Physicians - Concepts and Factors of Disease

3 days 3 days 33 lessons

Advanced modules

Attendance of at least 1 basic module is recommended in advance

Phytotherapy and pharmacology 1

3 days 3 days

Phytotherapy and pharmacology 2

2 days 2 days

Manual therapy 1

5 days


3 days 3 days

Philosophy, psychology and nutrition

3 days 3 days

Purging procedure (Pancakarma)

6 days

Cases and practice integration

2 days 2 days

Competence modules

Only recommended towards the end of the training

Final exam FAH - written

2 hours

Entry-level seminars

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