Steps towards acquiring
a medical acupuncturist certificate

The 2017-2018 basic course for doctors

With the A and B certificates you can be listed in the WAVAN practice register. This register is
used by insurers as a basis for the reimbursement of fees.

The acupuncture certificate for doctors

This exam corresponds entirely to the exam of the German "Ärztekammern" and results in the B-certificate WAVAN - DÄGfA The basic course can only be followed in full. All classes, including the G-Practice courses, must be followed before the final examination can be taken.

The basic course G1 - G15 comprises 15 course days of 8 hours each. Practical lessons are also given, including 8 days of 10 hours and 1 day of 8 hours of exam preparation. The entire course will last a minimum of 2 years. Course days are exchangeable to a limited degree after consultation with our administration. There may be costs involved in this.

The practical classes can only be followed after completion of all basic course classes (G1 - G15). An A-certificate in the theory classes is a precondition for taking the B-certificate exam.


The organisation reserves the right to cancel course days with insufficient participants.

Content of the basic course

The basic course covers the following course days in the form of modules.


G1 - Foundation. The background of acupuncture
Introductionto the scientific and other relevant foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

G2 - Foundation. The background of acupuncture
Further introduction to the scientific and other relevant foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

G3 - Foundation. The background of acupuncture
Further introduction to the scientific and other relevant foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

G4 - Systematics of organ systems
Ventral flow Ren Mai (DU: Konzeptionsgefäß, ENG: directing vessel, CHIN: Ren Mai, Jenn Mo) and its acupuncture points.

G5 - Systematics of organ systems

Dorsal flow Du Mai (DU: Lenkergefäß, ENG: governing vessel, CHIN: Du Mai, Tou Mo) and its acupuncture points. Practice treatments.

G6 - Systematics of organ systems
Dorsal flow continuation, the relevant acupuncture points. Practice treatments.

G7 - Systematics of organ systems
Lateral flow, relevant acupuncture points part 1. Extra points outside the meridian. Practice treatments.

G8 - Systematics of organ systems
Lateral flow continuation. Relevant acupuncture points part 2. Extra points outside the meridian. Practice treatments.

G9 - Treatment concepts
Chinese and European ear acupuncture and introduction to other microsystems.

G10 - Systematics and pathology of organ systems
Dorsal flow Du Mai (DU: Lenkergefäß, ENG: governing vessel, CHIN: Du Mai, Tou Mo) and the relevant acupuncture points. Practice treatments.

G11 - Systematics and pathology of organ systems
Lateral flow plus relevant acupuncture points part 3. Extra points outside the meridian. Practice treatments.

G12 - Treatment concepts
Chinese and European ear acupuncture and introduction to other microsystems.

G13 - Fundamentals of acupuncture
Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

G14 - Treatment concepts
The treatment principles are discussed here.

G15 - Repetition of the fundamentals of acupuncture
Performing the treatment.

GP - Basic course Practice
After completing the 15-day basic course, you will follow 8 course days of 10 hours of practice that also include case studies. In these case studies, we work
together on treatment strategies. Bring your own patients.

G16 - G23 = G-Practice
Internships are not possible for this exam.

VA course
This practical preparation course is optional for course participants. On this day, earlier exams will be reviewed and practical examples will be discussed.

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