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 Bringing Ayurveda into the mainstream through

accreditation of Ayurveda programs,

as a basis for its acceptance as a licensed profession.

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Published Scopes of Practice

Scope of Practice for 'Certificate in Ayurvedic Medicine' – LEVEL 1

An individual who has obtained this certificate may practice self-healing and guide individuals and groups through educational seminars on the traditional principles and practices of the Ayurvedic way of life. This scope of practice emphasizes education on prevention of imbalances and the promotion of wellness on all levels of being, using the life-enhancing modalities and philosophy of Ayurveda. Approaches include appropriate dietary, lifestyle, yoga, meditation, and health- promoting herbal recommendations.

 

This certificate allows for designing preventive health routines for self, the client and audiences, according to Ayurvedic principles. Assessment tools are used and enabled for the determination of Prakriti, an individual’s body and mind; and the balanced and unbalanced states of the doshas, ama/agni, dhatus, and malas.

 

This individual is the ideal person to visit if someone is looking for a coach to guide him/her through a general wellness routine. Those who have obtained this certificate do not practice conventional medicine. They do not diagnose or treat diseases.

Scope of Practice for 'Associate in Ayurvedic Medicine' – LEVEL 2

An individual who has obtained the Associate in Ayurvedic Medicine may provide guidance to individuals with imbalances. They construct health interventions through the traditional principles and practices of the Ayurvedic way of life. Their scope of practice emphasizes education on imbalances and on regaining wellness on all levels of being, using the modalities and philosophy of Ayurveda. They have completed the training of Level 1 with an additional education on theory and practice of critical thinking about pathophysiology and imbalances of the body. They utilize personalized diets, lifestyle coaching, yoga and meditation instruction, and the use of herbs and oils using an Ayurvedic approach.  

 

Assessment tools used enable them to determine the Vikriti (imbalances) of an individual’s body and mind; they work to realign unbalanced states of the doshas, ama/agni, dhatus, and malas. They have formal educational training as a BA/BS, and have developed critical thinking skills over several years of training and evaluation from Ayurvedic experts.

 

This individual is the ideal person to visit to design tailored health routines and coach the client according to Ayurvedic principles. This individual does not practice conventional medicine. They do not diagnose or treat diseases.

Scope of Practice for 'Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine' - LEVEL 3 

An individual who has obtained the Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine may provide in-depth guidance to individuals with imbalances using the modalities and philosophy of Ayurveda. Their scope of practice includes constructing health interventions and providing education about imbalances using the traditional principles and practices of the Ayurvedic way of life. They understand pathophysiology and are able to work alongside modern medical practitioners. They have formal education at a college bachelor level, and have developed critical thinking skills over several additional years of training and evaluation in clinical Ayurveda. They have completed both previous levels of Ayurvedic training, as well as additional theory and clinical experience for understanding how to manage imbalances.

 

They are able to manage diseases, and understand the USA, Canada & Europe-based laws needed to adapt their practice to providing care legally using only the modalities available in their locale.

Scope of Practice for 'Masters in Ayurvedic Medicine' - Level 4

An individual who has obtained the Masters in Ayurvedic Medicine may provide in-depth guidance to individuals with imbalances using the modalities and philosophy of Ayurveda. Their scope of practice includes constructing health interventions and providing education about imbalances using the traditional principles and practices of the Ayurvedic way of life. They understand the pathophysiology and are able to work alongside modern medical practitioners. They have formal education at a college bachelor level and have developed critical thinking skills over several additional years of training and evaluation in clinical Ayurveda. They have completed both previous levels of Ayurvedic training, as well as additional theory and clinical experience and understanding how to manage imbalances.  They have additional knowledge on research methodology.They are able to present and evaluate the current knowledge base of Ayurveda. They have the ability to compare and contrast clinical findings with present research methods and publish data in conventional journals and at conferences. 

 

They are able to manage diseases and understand the USA, Canada & Europe-based laws needed to adapt their practice to providing care legally using only the modalities available in their locale.

Scope of Practice for 'Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine' - Level 5

The Ayurvedic Doctorate is the highest level of academic education in Ayurvedic Medicine. Doctorates in Ayurvedic medicine are previously trained as clinical doctors in Ayurveda, with additional training in research. In addition to Ayurvedic Master's training at Level 4, or a BAMS, the scholar has a formal MD or PhD in Ayurveda, in which s/he has completed an in-depth curriculum and become expert in the development of new information about the science of Ayurveda. They are able to present and evaluate the current knowledge base of Ayurveda. They have the ability to compare and contrast clinical findings with present research methods and publish data in conventional journals and at conferences. 

 

Ayurvedic Doctorates are specialists in the Ayurvedic medical system of thought and practice and are not authorized to practice conventional medicine. They have learned the USA, Canada & Europe-based laws needed to adapt their research and practice to providing care legally in the USA & Canada using only the modalities available in their locale