Shou Zhong Aus- & Weiterbildungszentrum für Chinesische Medizin



Miriam Freudenberg, Absolventin der Arzneitmitteltherapieausbildung, gibt einen Einblick in den Ablauf und die Inhalte.



Are you interested in Chinese pharmacology? Would you like to use it successfully in your own practice? Our program offers you the optimal qualification. Alongside acupuncture, Chinese pharmacology is the most important pillar in Chinese medicine. You gain comprehensive knowledge regarding herbs and other substances you can use in treating disease. In line with the times, we offer hybrid lessons. A total of five weekends are classroom training for everyone. For the rest of the lessons you decide if you’d like to attend class on site or online.

Benefit from the wealth of knowledge in the materia medica and formula preparations collected and preserved over centuries. Various substances have been tested and documented, from cultivation, collection and storage, to processing and subsequent usage. In our two year program you’ll be introduced to the classical texts of the Shan Han Lun and Wen Bing schools, as well as the formulations of Li Dong Yuan (Earth School) and Wang Qing Ren. You gain the optimal framework for taking root in this field.

The new pharmacology program begins on February 24, 2024

You’re very welcome to attend an information evening. Our faculty are happy to answer all your questions about the pharmacology program and other offerings at our school.

Choose from the following dates:

14. September 2023, 7.30 PM  Online +++ (please use the registration form below)

The information evenings take place at our school (Belziger Str. 69/71, 10823 Berlin) or online via Zoom.


450 academic hours
21 weekends, 14 academic hours each
Class meets: Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM / Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM / (Friday 10 AM – 5 PM)

Teaching Practice
140 hours starting in year two
16 Fridays: 3 PM – 7:30 PM
4 Fridays: 9 AM – 12:30PM & 1:30 PM – 5 PM

Due to COVID, parts of the program are offered as a hybrid lesson live and online. If you have any questions regarding this please contact our office.

We look forward to your attendance.







Materia Medica

1 MM – 20.-22. August 2021 L
2 MM – 11./12. September 2021 H
3 MM – 9./10. Oktober 2021 H
4 MM – 6./7. November 2021 H
5 MM – 4./5. Dezember 2021 H
6 MM – 22./23. Januar 2022 H
7 MM – 26./27. Februar 2022 H
8 MM – 26./27. März 2022 H
9 MM – 7./8. Mai 2022 H

Legende: L = Präsenzunterricht

                H = Hybridunterricht



1 Rp – 18./19. Juni 2022 L
2 Rp – 27./28. August 2022 H
3 Rp – 24./25. September 2022 H
4 Rp – 15./16. Oktober 2022 H
5 Rp – 26./27. November 2022 L
6 Rp – 7./8. Januar 2023 H
7 Rp – 18./19. Februar 2023 H
8 Rp – 11./12. März 2023 L
9 Rp – 22./23. April 2023 H
10 Rp – 13./14. Mai 2023 H
11 Rp – 10./11. Juni 2023 H
12 Rp – 8./9. Juli 2023 L

Exkursionen/ Vortrag

Vortrag zur Chinesischen Arzneimittelsicherheit Freitag, 05. November 2021 (16-19:30 Uhr) H

Exkursion Botanischer Garten (L mit Audioaufnahme) und Pao Zhi (H) Freitag, 06. Mai 2022 (10-13 + 14:30-17 Uhr)

Besichtigung einer Apotheke mit chinesischer Kräuterabteilung (Teilnahme ist optional) Samstag, 18.06.2022 (19-20:30 Uhr) L


Prüfung Materia Medica: Freitag, 17. Juni 2022 L

Prüfung Rezepturenlehre: Freitag, 07. Juli 2023 L


Lehrpraxis (alle Live)

Montag, 20. Juni 2022*
Freitag, 1. Juli 2022
Freitag 26. August 2022*
Freitag, 9. September 2022
Freitag, 23. September 2022*
Freitag, 14. Oktober 2022*
Freitag, 11. November 2022
Montag, 28. November 2022*
Freitag, 16. Dezember 2022

Freitag, 6. Januar 2023*
Freitag, 27. Januar 2023
Freitag, 17. Februar 2023*
Montag, 13. März 2023*
Freitag, 7. April 2023
Freitag, 21. April 2023*
Freitag, 12. Mai 2023*
Freitag, 26. Mai 2023
Freitag, 9. Juni 2023*
Freitag, 23. Juni 2023
, 10. Juli 2023*

*                                                   Diese Lehrpraxistermine sind vor, bzw. nach einem Unterrichtswochendende

Freitags: 15:00 – 19:30

Montags: 9:00 – 12:30 + 13:30 – 17:00

Alle Lehrpraxistermine sind unter Vorbehalt



Auf Grund der CoVid19 Lage in diesem Jahr bieten wir Teile des Kurses in einer Hybridlösung (Online/Live) an. Bei Fragen diesbezüglich wenden Sie sich bitte ans Büro.

Wir freuen uns über Ihre Teilnahme!

In our team, all of our faculty graduated from programs with renowned international teachers of acupuncture and Chinese medicine and have at least 10 years of work experience. Click here for our faculty page.

AGTCM Diploma – 350 hours of basic education
You can complete these at our school in approx. 1.5 years before the Chinese pharmacology program.

Participation/Certificate – basic knowledge of Chinese medicine with a minimum of 200 academic hours. You can complete these at our school.

€270 per month (€6,480)

AGTCM Members
€216 per month (€5,184)

Payment is made monthly via direct debit.


Year 1 – 90-minute written materia medica exam Day, 17 June 2022
Year 2 – 180-minute written formula preparation exam (120 minutes written questions / 60 minutes written cases) 7 July 2023

If you pass the exam with a score of 60% and have an attendance rate of at least 80%, you receive a certificate/diploma from the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin (AGTCM) Fachverband für Chinesische Medizin.

Year 1 – Materia Medica

In the first year over the course of nine weekends you become familiar with 250 therapeutic substances and combinations using formula examples. In class you develop comprehensive knowledge of the materia medica so you can optimally familiarize yourself with each individual drug. Individual substances are taught amalgamated according to clustering effects to give you a basic structure in which to get your bearings.

The study of materia medica with approx. 250 individual substances is an important basic framework in teaching Chinese pharmacology. We introduce you to each drug in detail. They are classified into specific groups and combined using an indicative formulation. This allows you to understand complex formulations step by step in their structure and to assess their desired effect as well as any contraindications.

We also familiarize you with the production, preparation, and administration (decoction, infusion, powder, pill, etc.) of Chinese therapeutic substances. We explain to you dosages, contraindications, and the current legal requirements in Germany.

All of the drugs taught at the school are demonstration material in order to give you a better idea of the substances. We give you the opportunity to taste various drugs and formulations in class in order to experience their flavors and effects for yourself.

In seven quizzes throughout the year you can test your knowledge and monitor your progress.

Year 2 – Formula Preparation

Central to year two is the study of formula preparation. You get to know the 200 most important formulas, their indication, and application. The composition shows you the intended effect and which symptoms you can treat with which formulas. Chinese pharmacology deals with a variety of symptoms. This allows you to approach your patients’ conditions individually and to adjust the formula to the current situation. In year two you go into the teaching practice with your previous knowledge, thereby gaining practical experience and further integrating your knowledge.

After the basics of materia medica in year one, you can expand on this knowledge this year with formula preparation. We introduce you to 200 famous classic formulas and explain important combinations of individual substances by means of examples and clinical cases. Here we focus on how you can modify the formulas in your own practice and adjust to the needs of your patients for a competent course of treatment.

This year you’ll also check your progress and knowledge in 10 quizzes.

Teaching Practice
Along with formula preparation you’ll treat patients in the school’s supervised teaching practice. You can put your theoretical knowledge of medical history, diagnostics, and therapy into practice and hone your skills. Where appropriate, you’ll make individual adjustments to formulae over the course of patients’ diseases. The teaching practice encompasses 140 hours and 22 sessions.


Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Sie Ihre Ausbildung bei uns beginnen wollen. Um in die Arzneimittellehre starten zu können, benötigen Sie Vorwissen in Chinesischer Medizin. (Um teilnehmen zu können ca. 200 Stunden, um das Diplom zu erreichen 350 Stunden).

Sollten Sie noch kein Vorwissen mitbringen, können Sie dieses gerne bei Shou Zhong erwerben. Bevor wir Ihnen die weitere Informationen oder Vertragsunterlagen zukommen lassen, bitten wir Sie um die folgenden Informationen:

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Wenn Sie Mitglied der AGTCM werden wollen, können Sie hier die Beitrittsunterlagen herunterladen. Der Beitritt in die AGTCM muss bis spätestens vier Wochen vor Ausbildungsbeginn erfolgt sein, um den Mitglieder-Preis berücksichtigen zu können.

Benötigte Unterlagen

Bitte senden Sie uns ein Foto von sich und falls vorhanden den Nachweis über eine Grundausbildung in Chinesischer Medizin zu. Bitte senden Sie gerne auch Ihre Heilerlaubnis als Arzt/Ärztin oder Heilpraktiker*in, wenn Sie das Diplom der AGTCM anstreben (falls vorhanden). Sie können diese Unterlagen hier direkt hochladen oder per Post an uns schicken.


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