International Society for Chinese Medicine SMS

The SMS – Societas Medicinae Sinensis is an international expert association, with its headquarters in Munich, for the promotion of Chinese Medicine.

SMS Courses and Training Programs

  • Since 1978 professional training courses have been offered in all specialised areas of Chinese Medicine: training in pharmacotherapy and acupuncture for qualified practitioners; training in dietetics (nutritional therapy), tuina, qigong and taiji for all parties interested in Chinese Medicine. All the training courses are completed with a certificate. The majority of courses take place in Munich and Hamburg.
  • The SMS sees Chinese Medicine as a qualitative enhancement of our healthcare provisions. The ability to understand connections and influences which are not foreseen by the conventional medical system helps doctors and therapists to achieve a more comprehensive picture of people and their illnesses and provides them with a wider range of precise therapeutic options.
  • When presenting Chinese Medicine, the SMS draws on original sources and is able to call upon a wealth of Sinological expertise and competence that is unique in Europe. The SMS teachers are medical specialists and therapists who have enthusiastically dedicated themselves to the theory and practice of Chinese Medicine over decades. They are also involved in scientific work and are authors of standard medical reference books. Owing to its university connections, the SMS has also been involved for many years now in scientific research into Chinese Medicine.

Offering the most suitable ...

The SMS offers outstandingly high-quality training and presents this with enthusiasm, practical emphasis and relevance to daily clinical application. In order to provide interested practitioners with appropriate training, the courses and workshops are composed in accordance with the interests of the target groups in question.  


For doctors and students of medicine the Medical School offers a suitably tailored training programme which relies upon an appropriate level of prerequisite knowledge.

Accredited provider of supplementary professional training
Acupuncture - 200 sessions | approx. 24 months

Diagnostics and Physiology
Fascinating underlying principles, practical application
132-156 sessions | approx. 15 months

The main forms of therapy in TCM
240 sessions | approx. 24 months

Advanced & Special Courses
e.g. dietetics, doctrine of the channels, Shanghanlun | at least 100 sessions

Clinical Practice Seminars
at least 100 sessions | for all specialised fields

Therapists, patients and Chinese-Medicine enthusiasts
will find training in the relevant subjects in our Open School programme, which includes:

Qigong – Chinese movement therapy
320 sessions | at least 24 months

Taiji – Chinese movement therapy
320 sessions | at least 24 months

Dietetics – Chinese nutritional therapy
200 sessions | approx. 24 months

Tuina – Chinese manual therapy
200 sessions | approx. 24 months

Special Seminars – Supplementary training to complement the subject-fields above.

Internationale Gesellschaft für
Chinesische Medizin e. V.

Franz-Joseph-Str. 38, 80801 München
Telefon 089 20 08 36 91, Fax 089 80 04 76 81
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