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Nothing in this universe is nonmedicinal: all substances can be used for various healing purposes

— Ashtanga Hridayam Sutrasthanam

Ayurveda requires deep spiritual insight in order to live in harmony with nature

— Ashtanga Hridayam Sutrasthanam

Foolish the doctor who despises the knowledge acquired by the ancients

— Hippocrates, The Father of Western Medicine

Let nothing which can be treated by diet be treated by other means

— Maimonides

‎Ayurveda, a pragmatic science teaches living beings how to establish themselves in themselves

— Dr. Robert Svoboda

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— Hippocrates

Strength is the seat of health, and therefore it should be maintained by all means.

— Charaka

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient, while nurturing cures the disease.

— Voltaire

News and Updates

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2015 NAMA Conference

The 2015 National Ayurvedic Medical Association Conference will be held in Newport Beach, California – April 9-12th. Full schedule of workshops and keynote presentations can be found here: http://www.ayurvedanama.org/?page=2015Schedule

FAQs

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    What is Ayurveda?

    Ayurveda is a 5000 year old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India.  Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur means life and Veda means science or knowledge). It seeks to get to the root cause of disease and illness rather than just treating the symptoms. Ayurveda is strong on prevention […]

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    History of Ayurveda

    Ayurveda is thought by many scholars to be the oldest healing system on earth. Approximately 4,000 years ago, Indo-Europeans moved into the Indus Valley and found an ancient civilization still flourishing with cities, agriculture, organized religion and sophisticated art and architecture. From the fusion of these two cultures, Vedic culture and sciences emerged. The newcomers […]

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    Practitioners

    The minimum academic requirements as set by National Ayurvedic Medical Association for a Practitioner Level Membership are as follows: 500 hours of classes which include: * 350 hours of Core Classes in Ayurveda 300 of those hours need to be in the presence of a teacher (classroom, gurukula or live interactivevideo and audio instruction) * […]

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    Scope of Practice

    SUGGESTED SCOPE OF PRACTICE FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE AYURVEDIC PRACTIONER Compiled by Melanie Farmer and reviewed and approved by WAMA Committee   CLINICAL AYURVEDIC PRACTICE As of June 2011, there is no significant regulation of Ayurvedic practice or education in America. Schools in most states must apply for a State license or State approval to […]

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    Education in the US

    The education process for Ayurveda in the United States continues to evolve as we approach new levels of acceptance within each state. States that have established Health Freedom Acts: Minnesota, California, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Idaho and New Mexico, have the ability to practice Ayurveda without a secondary health care license required by the state. […]