California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine
|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.
Mission and goals
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. 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. In the past CAAM held an annual conference but stopped doing this after the National Ayurvedic Medical Association started doing so.
California Ayurvedic colleges supported by CAAM
- American University of Complementary Medicine (Beverly Hills, CA),
- Ayurveda Institute of America (Foster City, CA and Los Angeles, CA),
- California College of Ayurveda (Nevada City, CA and Cerritos, CA),
- Diamond Way Ayurveda (San Luis Obispo, CA),
- Kerala Ayurveda Academy (Foster City, CA and Los Angeles, CA),
- Medicine Buddha Healing Center (Berkeley, CA),
- Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda (Watsonville, CA),
- Northwest Institute of Ayurveda (Arcata, CA),
- San Diego College of Ayurveda (San Diego, CA),
- Southern California University of Health Sciences (Los Angeles, CA),
- Vedika Global (Emeryville, CA),.
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