California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine

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California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine
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Formation 2000
Type professional association
Headquarters Redondo Beach, CA
Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, Robert Svoboda, BAMS, David Frawley, DOM, John Douillard, DC, Marc Halpern, DC, David Simon MD.

The California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM) is a non-profit professional medical organization founded in 2000 with the purpose of the establishment and growth of Ayurvedic Medicine in the state of California and support of Ayurvedic practitioners.[1]

Mission and goals[edit]

The California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine holds the mission of advancing the practice of Ayurveda as an independent and respected profession. It seeks legislation to establish standards for scope of practice for practitioners and curriculum for Ayurvedic colleges within the state of California.[2] Goals include: Establishment of an accreditation agency for Ayurvedic colleges; A state approved license for Ayurvedic practitioners; A recognized definition of Ayurvedic practice and scope; Development of a Doctor of Ayurveda degree; A published peer-reviewed journal of Ayurvedic medicine.[3] In the past CAAM held an annual conference but stopped doing this after the National Ayurvedic Medical Association started doing so.[4]

California Ayurvedic colleges supported by CAAM[edit]


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  3. ^ "CAAM Mission". California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. 
  4. ^ "Ayurveda Gets a Boost". Hinduism Today. 
  5. ^ "California College of Ayurveda Accreditation". California College of Ayurveda. 
  6. ^ "Kerala Ayurveda Location and Schedules". Kerala Ayurveda. 
  7. ^ "San Diego College of Ayurveda Recognition". San Diego College of Ayurveda. 
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