Basic studies in 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 course 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.
- 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.


Degree: Medical Ayurveda Specialist

The basic studies lead after a 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 are the prerequisite for entry into the main course of study.

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 Course in 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 as the basic course of study in Ayurvedic Medicine at the European Academy of Ayurveda.
How your entire path to the degree "Study of Ayurveda Medicine" could look like, you can find out here:
To the complete study


Ayurveda Basic Course Part 1: Concepts and Factors of Disease
- Introduction to History and Philosophy of Ayurveda
- Essential Features and Literature of Ayurveda
- Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine versus Modern Science
- 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 and physical and mental diseases
- process of etiopathogenesis (samprapti)
- stages of etiopathogenesis (six kriyakala)

Ayurveda Basic Course Part 2: Constitution and Healing
- theoretical and practical introduction to the concept of Ayurvedic constitutional theory (prakriti)
- introduction to diagnosis 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 doshas
- symptoms of 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:
- Introduction to pancakarma therapies

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:
◦ full body oil massages (Abhyanga)
◦ 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 counselling 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. 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

Dietetics, Cases and practice integration
- practical implementation of dietary 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

FAH exam


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


Training fee from € 6,560

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 with a 100 EUR discount at the latest one month before the start of the training (immediately for eAcademy modules, otherwise at the latest one month before the booked start of the training).
b) Monthly instalments of 250 EUR each by direct debit. The payment (debiting) of the monthly instalments takes place on the 1st of the month, starting from the month of the booked beginning of the training, in case of 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.


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For whom?

Particularly recommended for
- doctors
- alternative practitioners (with professional practice)

Other professional groups with solid medical knowledge:
- medical students
- alternative practitioner trainees (basic studies only)
- physiotherapists
- pharmacists
- oecotrophologists
- psychologists
- nurses and experienced medical personnel

Ayurveda Medicine Course

The foundation course is the 1st part of the degree course in Ayurvedic Medicine.
To know about your entire journey till graduation, click here:
To the entire course of study

At a glance

Required previous knowledge:
Doctor, non-medical practitioner, medical professions


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

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

30 days
227 hours attendance (equivalent online)
434 learning hours

Training fee from € 6.560

plus examination fee € 250

if necessary plus board and lodging

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Basic modules

Ayurveda Basic Course Part 1: Concepts and Factors of Disease

3 days 3 days 30 lessons

Ayurveda Basic Course Part 2: Constitution and Healing Science

3 days 3 days 39 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 2 days

Manual therapy 1

5 days


3 days 3 days

Philosophy, psychology and nutrition

3 days 3 days

Purification procedure (Pancakarma)

6 days

Dietetics, cases and practice integration

2 days 2 days

Competence modules

Only recommended towards the end of the training

Test FAH

2 hours 2 hours

Entry-level seminars

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First have a look, then decide - all seminars can be credited towards a later training course.