Ayurvedic Practitioner

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 Therapist

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.

 

As a public service, the APA provides a list of practitioners who have completed training in Ayurveda. We are interested in helping patients find healthcare professionals who are familiar with the concepts and approaches of Ayurveda but Practitioners are solely responsible for entering and updating the information displayed in their profiles. The APA is not responsible for any inaccurate, out-of-date, or missing information within individual practitioner profiles. The APA does not investigate the education or credentials of the people who attend our courses or purchase our educational materials; we do not rate or rank practitioners; and we are not able to advise you about any particular clinician’s expertise or scope of practice for any conditions
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