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Traditional Chinese Medicine Practice
Sabine Schmitz, Master of Medicine (M.Med. TCM)
Zhèjiāng Chinese Medical University (ZCMU), Hángzhōu, China
Natural health professional


Hohenstaufenring 53
50674 Cologne, Germany

Telephone: 0221-16916738
Telefax: 0221-16916735

Web: www.chinamed-koeln.de
E-Mail: info(at)chinamed-koeln.de


Texts: Sabine Schmitz
Pictures: Sabine Schmitz & products: Stephan Friesinger, Graz (A), Radish – Unsplash / Photos for everyone, all other: Laurence Voumard, Cologne (D)


Academic Title:
Master of Medicine (M.Med. TCM), awarded by the Zhèjiāng Chinese Medical University (ZCMU) Hángzhōu, PR China


Legal Professional Title and License:
Natural health professional (licensed in the Federal Republic of Germany). Permission granted according to § 1 para. 1 of the Heilpraktikergesetz (Naturopath Law) in 2004 by the Health Department (Gesundheitsamt) of the City of Cologne, Germany.


Responsible Regulatory Authority:
Local Health Authority, City of Cologne, Neumarkt 15-21, 50667 Cologne, Germany


Tax number:
214/5193/2902, local tax authority „Köln-Altstadt“


Sales tax number:
According to § 4 Nr.14 UStG for Alternative Practitioners there is no sales tax number needed.


Legal basis:
HPG (BGBI. III 2122-2) & 1. DVO (BGBI. III 2122-2-1), dated on 17.02.1939, Coverage: Germany


Professional liability insurance:

AXA Konzern AG. Adresse: Colonia-Allee 10-20, 51067 Köln


Field of application: 



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Important note on the German medical products advertisement law:

The German medical products advertisement law (Heilmittelwerbegesetz [HWG]) prohibits to advertise through diseases and to promise healing. Promises of healing of any kind are given neither literally nor analogously in my practice. In accordance with this legal requirements, I would like to point out that none of the therapies listed on this website gives the impression that this is based on a promise of healing, or that it is guaranteed or promised to alleviate or improve a condition.


Treatment contract (medical service contract according to BGB):
The treatment contract concluded between the patient and the therapist refers to a service contract that obliges the natural health professional to receive medical treatment and the patient to pay the agreed or customary compensation. The secondary duties of the patient include a duty to cooperate in the treatment. By means of a service contract, a person who promises service is obliged to perform the services promised, and the other party is obliged to grant the agreed remuneration, § 611 para. 1 BGB. If the amount of remuneration is not specified, then if a tariff exists, the tariff remuneration is deemed to be agreed; if no tariff exists, the usual remuneration is deemed to be agreed, § 612 Abs. 1 BGB. No duty to cure: Requirement – The natural health professional may refuse the treatment of certain patients or terminate an existing service contract in accordance with the duty to inform the patient if the natural health professional is convinced that the desired treatment goal cannot be reached because of the behaviour of the patient. For important reason, the service contract can be dissolved according to § 626 BGB without observing a notice period. In the event of termination, the therapist is entitled to be reimbursed for all his services rendered to date.


My practice operates on an appointment-only basis, and we reserve your appointment exclusively for you. If you do not show up for a confirmed appointment without prior notice, the practitioner’s right to compensation remains intact according to legal regulations; by not appearing within the reserved time slot, you are considered in default of acceptance. If you fail to cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled appointment, a cancellation fee equivalent to the full amount of a follow-up appointment will be charged. We kindly ask for your understanding in this matter.


Long-distance healing:
Treatments by letter, fax, email or telephone are not allowed and will not be conducted.


Protection against Infection Act (Infektionsschutzgesetz):
The legal basis for the control of infectious diseases is provided by the Protection against Infection Act (ISG) § 24. The natural health professional may not treat some illnesses according to the infection protection law as well as venereal diseases as mentioned in § 6, 7 and 34. If there is a suspicion of such a condition, the natural health professional must stop the treatment and refer the patient to a medical doctor as well as report these diseases to the relevant health authority.


The imprint also includes the following social media profiles:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/tcmkoeln

Instagram: www.instagram.com/chinamed_koeln

Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/Chinamed-koelnDe
Blog: chinamed-koeln.blogspot.de