M2.3 Dravyaguna Chikitsa Level Three

M2.3 - Clinical medicine, Kayachitkitsa, Dravyaguna - Level 3

This training is based on the textbooks, "Dravyaguna for Westerners" and "Application of Ayurvedic treatments". This training explains how to treat more than 200 common diseases and covers 140 plant monographs in detail. This training is the result of 35 years of clinical research and 28 years of teaching experience. Vaidya Atreya Smith has been practicing Ayurveda for more than 35 years and using herbal medicine according to Ayurveda in Europe for 28 years.

Dates Level 3, September 2024 - July 2025

Wednesday the 11th of September 2024 to the 4th of December 2024.


Wednesday 15 January 2025 to the 18 June 2025.

- most classes last 2 hours
- final exams are due in mid-July

The Level 3 M2.3.1 is taught online by Vaidya Atreya Smith

M2.3.1 Description Allocation of hours
with teacher 250 hours
homework with teacher 250 hours
exams & case studies with evaluation 300 hours
herbal monograph 300 hours
Total Level 3 1100 hours

This training is limited to 12 students

M2.3.1 Registration

Registration for Ayurvedic Medicine Training Level 3

The full registration procedure is explained on this website under practical information, or by clicking here.

M2.3.1 Dravyaguna Chikitsa

- July 30 is the registration deadline
- Note that this program is often full at the end of June each year
- The deadline for the final payment of the training is August 20th

To pay the registration fee for this training please wait until you are accepted in the training as per the instructions above. Once you are accepted in the training you will be given the link to pay the training registration fee.

M2.3.1 Course Description

This is the only program on Dravyaguna outside of India that teaches students how to use local medicinal plants and formulate preparations according to the classical Ayurveda.

The true Ayurvedic approach to herbal medicine is the ability to diagnose which Dosha causes the problem (Nidana). Thus, a wise practitioner recommends plants that:
- reduce the Dosha causing the disorder (Kayachitkitsa)
- and that act specifically on the disorder and on the associated tissues / channels (Roga Nidana Vijnana)
- and also respect the patient’s Prakriti

Atreya has written a series of textbooks to help Westerners develop a true understanding of the methods in Ayurvedic medicine. Many people in Europe use Indian plants according to their symptoms and declare that they "practicing Ayurveda". Since 1998, Vaidya Atreya Smith has been teaching students in France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom about the correct Ayurvedic use of plants and other substances. His Dravyaguna textbook includes 116 plant monographs detailing the herbs chosen according to Ayurveda. In addition, in his complementary manual "Therapeutic Guide Dravyaguna for Westerners", you will find 186 herbal formulas indicated by disorder - each formula adapted to the Dosha causing the disorder. Then, the third textbook covers more than 200 pathologies ranging from fetus to old age, giving particular importance to the treatment of children and women (as well as men and the elderly), 24 additional plant monographs have been added. This gives 140 detailed monographs of Western and Indian plants.

This training allows you to acquire the fundamental knowledge necessary for any specific Ayurveda research, and at the end of the cycle you are able to determine:
- understand and treat the condition using medicinal plants
- understand when to use different herbal preparations.
- understand the difference between the treatment of a function (Dosha) or a structure (Dhatu)

M2.3.1 Dravyaguna Nidana Chikitsa Level 3 - Kayachikitsa :
- Plant formulas and how to prepare them, etc. (Bhaishajya Kalpana)
- Ayurvedic formulas (Bhaishajya Kalpana)
- How to prepare massage oil formulas
- How to prepare different herbal preparations (Dravyaguna)
- Study over 30 Indian plants and about 110 Western plants (Dravyaguna)
- How to understand and apply Virya, Vipaka and Guna when choosing and using medicinal plants (Dravyaguna)
- How to use the substances according to their Karmas (Dravyaguna)
- Introduction to Alchemy (Rasashastra)
- Toxicology (Agadtantra)
- How to choose which Dosha to treat and the appropriate preparation for the specific pathology (Vikriti Vijnana)
- Gynecology and obstetrics (Prasutitantra and Striroga)
- Pediatrics (Kaumarabhritya)
- Study the pathology of more than 230 diseases (Roga Nidana Vijnana)
- Study the treatment of more than 230 diseases (Kayachikitsa)

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Course teacher

The Level 3 training in taught by Vaidya Atreya Smith

EIVS GmbH is certified by OdA-AM, eduCAM Swiss, and ASCA Switzerland as a qualified school for teaching Ayurveda and complies with the requirements of both ASCA and RME in Switzerland.

Saving our planet!

Online learning helps to save our planet! This method promotes the protection of our environment by studying from home:
- no fuel consumption
- less air pollution
- less wear and tear on your vehicle
- no travel
- no time wasted in transport

By studying Ayurveda in our online training you will save money on travel and accommodation. In addition, this type of learning helps to save the planet by reducing CO2 emissions from travel.

Although we are based in Switzerland, our training is cheaper than the training provided in UK, USA and Europe for the reasons mentioned above. Usually, you have to double the cost of training when you add accommodation and travel expenses. So, if a training course costs you $3000 dollars, you can expect to pay nearly $6000. Not only do you spend more money, but you also damage the environment by traveling.

After completing the 1100 hours of training of "M2.3 - Clinical medicine, Kayachitkitsa, Dravyaguna - Level 3", as well as all the exams, you will receive a diploma as a "certified Ayurvedic practitioner" signed by the European Institute of Vedic Studies (EIVS GmbH).

Transportation, accommodation and personal supplies as well as recommended books are not included in the cost of the training. As soon as we receive your registration form with your first payment and motivation letter, and after the acceptance of your application, you will receive information about the course as well as all the necessary practical information.

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Training in Ayurvedic medicine with a validated diploma of 3376 hours – Nidana – Chikitsa – Dravyaguna – herbal medicine according to Ayurveda – trainings in Ayurveda since 1998 – Dr. Sunil V. Joshi, MD(ayu) – Vaidya Atreya Smith, BSc MA – all these courses are taught in English.

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