Ayurvedic Practitioners are qualified to diagnose disease conditions from an Ayurvedic perspective as well as prescribe and administer the full spectrum of Ayurvedic therapeutics, e.g. Ayurvedic remedies, nutrition and lifestyle advice, Ayurvedic hands-on treatments and panchakarma.
All practitioners have professional indemnity insurance and abide by the APA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
Ayurvedic Therapists are qualified to give Ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle advice and administer Ayurvedic hands-on treatments such as massage, shiro dhara etc.
Ayurvedic therapists are not trained as practitioners and therefore are not qualified to diagnose disease conditions or prescribe Ayurvedic remedies.
All therapists have professional indemnity insurance and abide by the APA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
Glossary of terms:
Vaidya: Denotes that this person is a traditionally trained Ayurvedic doctor
BAMS: Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery - the Indian qualification for an Ayurvedic doctor
DAMS: Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery - the Sri Lankan qualification for an Ayurvedic doctor
DR.: Qualified Medical Doctor, holding an MBBS.
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