Unity of Research & Teaching

Most of our teachers are experienced practitioners and make use of their experience in research projects. These are regularly published as master theses, lectures and scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals (list of publications). Your treatment and our teaching benefit from this.

Milestones of the Heidelberg Model

  • Development of the first comprehensive model of Chinese Medicine from a western perspective
  • Introduction of double-blinding in acupuncture research (needle acupuncture), a milestone for the credibility of acupuncture research as a whole
  • First double-blind studies on knee joint pain, back pain, etc.
  • Controlled Qigong research for burnout, anxiety and chemotherapy
  • Clarification of the molecular mechanisms of medicinal plants
  • Introduction of the first TCM master study programme for healthcare professionals in Europe (in collaboration with the University of Porto, Portugal)