Sabine Schmitz

TCM doctor (M.Med. TCM, China) and Natural health professional (Germany) with a private practice in Cologne. Author of the book „Treating Psoriasis with Chinese Herbal Medicine: A Practical Handbook“. Since I began Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 2004, I have undertaken several years of training in Classical Acupuncture, modern Acupuncture methods and Chinese Herbal Medicine in China, Germany and Australia – diploma in each. I successfully completed my studies majoring in Chinese Dermatology (pí fū kē, 皮肤科) with the international title „Master of Medicine“ (M. Med. TCM) at the Zhèjiāng Chinese Medical University (ZCMU) in Hángzhōu, China. Until today: regular study trips to China and Australia.

My particular interest in and the focus of my practice is on Gynecological Disorders (Chinese Gynecology), Fertility Treatment and Skin Diseases (Chinese Dermatology). The greatest influence until today on my work in Chinese Gynecology has been Steven Clavey (Melbourne, Australia) and in Chinese Dermatology my former tutor Prof. Mǎ Lìlì (Hángzhōu, China). I do respect and appreciate both teachers and colleagues personally and professionally. Without their knowledge and expertise my work would certainly not have been the same.

Prior to working in the field of TCM, I have worked in various fields of Western medicine, alternative medicine as well as participated in national and international clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry, including studies of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and endocrine disorders for over 15 years. In the table below, you will find the most important stages of my professional education and training in TCM. Shorter courses or conference attendance will not be mentioned here.

Study

  • Studies majoring in Chinese Dermatology (pí fū kē, 皮肤科) at the Zhèjiāng Chinese Medical University (ZCMU) in Hángzhōu, China; completed with the international title „Master of Medicine“ (M.Med. TCM)

Qualifications

  • Deutsche Akupunkturgesellschaft Düsseldorf, Germany: Diploma in Acupuncture
  • AG für klassische Akupunktur und Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin (AGTCM), ABZ West e.V., Wuppertal, Germany: Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Zhèjiāng Chinese Medical University (ZCMU), Prof. Mǎ Lìlì, Hángzhōu, China: Chinese Dermatology (key subject of my studies)
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic – Steven Clavey, Melbourne, Australia: Chinese Gynecology and Chinese obstetrics

Further Education

  • WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine, Institute of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China and China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Centre, Beijing, China: Advanced training in Acupuncture
  • Zhejiang International Exchange Center of Clinical TCM (IEC-TCM), Prof. Xuan Lihua, Dr. Zhang Shuyan, Hangzhou, China: Cert. Turtle Acupuncture course according to Prof. Bo Zhiyun, Beijing, China
  • Advanced training in the classical texts of Chinese medicine, diagnosis in Chinese medicine, differentiation of Chinese medicinal herbs and writing precise formulas in Chinese herbal medicine in Germany and China
  • Further education in various medical specialities such as Chinese Dermatology, Chinese Gynecology, Chinese Endocrinology, Chinese Oncology and Chinese Internal Medicine in Germany and China
  • Stephen Brown, USA and Dr. Morihiro Murata, Japan: Japanese Acupuncture und Meridian Therapy

Internships

  • WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine, Institute of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China with its clinical units
  • China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Centre, Beijing, China with its clinical units
  • Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (ZCMU), Hangzhou, China with its clinical units
  • Zhejiang International Exchange Center of Clinical TCM (IEC-TCM), Hangzhou, China and Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Hangzhou, China
  • Fang Hui Chun Tang, Hangzhou, China
  • Zhangtongtai Traditional Chinese Medicine Out-patient Department, Hangzhou, China

Medical specialities: Acupuncture incl. Cupping, Moxibustion and Gua Sha, Chinese Gynecology (Women’s Disorders), Chinese Dermatology (Skin Disorders), Internal Medicine incl. Cardiology and Endocrinology, Orthopedics, Throat-Nose-Ear-Diseases und Oncology

  • Chinese Dermatology: annual internships at my tutors clinic, Prof. Mǎ Lìlì, Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Hangzhou, China
  • Chinese Gynecology, Fertility Treatment and Chinese obstetrics: Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic – Steven Clavey, Melbourne, Australia

Publications: Books

Publications: Articles

  • Schädliche Auswirkungen auf die Haut: Warum Sie Rauchen älter aussehen lässt!, published at the expert advice section of jameda, February 2018
  • Zhi Zi  (梔子) – Gardeniae Fructus: Alternative zu entzündungshemmenden Medikamenten, published in N – Naturheilpraxis, Vol 70, July 2017: 55-58
  • Medizin ist eine Herzensangelegenheit, published in Qi – Zeitschrift für Chinesische Medizin (GER), 02/2017, Vol. 26: 18-22
  • Medical ethics, happiness and the ‘good’ life, published in The Lantern (AUS), Volume 14 No. 1, January 2017: 38-41
  • Long Dan Cao im Rahmen von Entzündungen (Biochemische Eigenschaften des Krautes), published in Qi – Zeitschrift für Chinesische Medizin (GER), 04/2015, Vol. 24: 33-36
  • Long Dan Xie Gan Tang in der Behandlung von Psoriasis capitis, published in Qi – Zeitschrift für Chinesische Medizin (GER), 03/2015, Vol. 24: 6-14
  • Treatment of scalp psoriasis with modified Long Dan Xie Gan Tang – A Case Series, published in RCHM Journal (Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine) (UK), Spring 2015 Vol 12 No 1: 41-47
  • Zhi Zi (梔子 – Gardeniae Fructus): An Anti-inflammatory Herb, published in The Journal of Chinese Medicine, JCM (UK), No. 108 – June 2015: 56-59
  • Scalp psoriasis treated with Long Dan Xie Gan Tang, published in The Lantern (AUS), Volume 12 No. 2, May 2015: 42-46
  • Wie man die heimtückische Stechmücke mittels chinesischer Arzneimittel überlistet, published in Qi – Zeitschrift für Chinesische Medizin (GER), 02/2015, Vol. 24: 25-26
  • How to outsmart the sneaky mozzie, published in The Lantern (AUS), Volume 12 No. 1, January 2015: 20-21
  • Long Dan Cao and Inflammation: Biochemical Properties, published in RCHM Journal (Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine) (UK), Autumn 2014 Vol 11 No 2: 43-46
  • Jiao Gu Lan (Gynostemmatis Rhizoma seu Herba) und seine klinische Anwendung in der modernen Chinesischen Medizin (2), published in Qi – Zeitschrift für Chinesische Medizin (GER), 02/2014, Vol. 23: 42-46
  • Jiao Gu Lan (Gynostemmatis Rhizoma seu Herba) und seine klinische Anwendung in der modernen Chinesischen Medizin (1), published in Qi – Zeitschrift für Chinesische Medizin (GER), 01/2014, Vol. 23: 15-18
  • Jiao Gu Lan: The Herb of Immortality, published in RCHM Journal (Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine) (UK), Autumn 2013 Vol 10 No 2: 50-53
  • On being a great doctor, published in The Lantern (AUS), Volume 10 No. 1, January 2013: 45

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Interviews: Zhèjiāng Chinese Medical University (ZCMU) in Hángzhōu, China –  Part I and Part II (published on Chinese social media in summer 2018). Enjoy reading!


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