National Ayurvedic Medical Association

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MottoProtecting the Interests of the Ayurvedic Profession
Typeprofessional association
Headquartersadministrative office: Albuquerque, New Mexico, corporate office: Santa Cruz, California
Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, Deepak Chopra, MD, Robert Svoboda, BAMS, David Frawley, DOM

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), founded in 2000[1] is the largest association of Ayurvedic practitioners in the United States. It is charged with representing and supporting the profession of Ayurveda in the United States. Some of its activities include: Holding an annual conference; Lobbying to create national standards for Ayurvedic colleges and practitioners; Lobbying to create standards for a state license for Ayurvedic practitioners;[2] Making sure that Ayurvedic medicines used in the United States are safe;[3] Promoting the availability of professional liability insurance coverage for Ayurvedic practitioners; Supporting research into the study of Ayurveda.


Since 2003 NAMA has held annual conferences on Ayurveda in different cities for Ayurvedic practitioners and the general public.[4][5] The conference offers continuing education programs, practicums and case study presentations. The conference is also a chance for businesses, colleges, retreat facilities and other vendors to share their Ayurvedic offerings.[6] Notable speakers include: Vasant Lad, Robert Svoboda, David Frawley, and Sarita Shrestha.[7]


  1. ^ "NAMA (About NAMA)". National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
  2. ^ "California Law, Ayurveda And Complementary And Alternative Health". LA Yoga Magazine.
  3. ^ "Lead, Mercury, and Arsenic in US- and Indian-Manufactured Ayurvedic Medicines Sold via the Internet". The Journal of the American Medical Association.
  4. ^ "NAMA (NAMA Conferences)". National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
  5. ^ "National Ayurvedic Medical Association Conference". LA Yoga Magazine.
  6. ^ "The NAMA Experience…)". Arunachala Yoga & Ayurveda.
  7. ^ "NAMA (NAMA Conferences)". National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

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