About an Ayurveda Professional
Ayurveda recognizes the human health depends on an intricate balance between our body, mental, emotional state and our consciousness as well as our interactions with our environment and relationships. It uses education, lifestyle, diet, herbs and both preventive and rejuvenative measures to bring back balance in a natural way to the individual. The Practitioner supports the Individual in this undertaking.
A CAAM recognized Ayurveda Professional will display a CAAM logo in their practice and website. Currently CAAM recognizes two categories of Ayurveda Professionals. All other designations are from other organizations or schools of graduations.
- AHC: Ayurveda Health Counselor. One who has responsibly studied Diet and Lifestyle and can counsel and support their patients to make the necessary changes needed to enjoy optimal health. They also suggest Preventive measures both in Diet and Lifestyle. AHC is a good place to start.
- AP: Ayurveda Practitioner. All other advanced categories fall under AP. If the Professional uses other initials, these are names given by the Educational Institutions they have graduated from. Since the titles are not licenced, CAAM membership is under the broad category of AP. The initials can vary from C.A.S., or BAMS, or DA etc. A BAMS is an initial awarded to one who studied Ayurveda in India.
A Visit to an Ayurvedic Practitioner could involve one or many of the following:
Giving your History
Evaluating your lifestyle and complaints.
Evaluating your Constitution and Mental Emotional Dosha.
Recommendations for lifestyle tools to impact the daily stress from work and home.
Dietary recommendations to restore balance in the body.
Recommendations for a Preventive Life Style.
Detox therapies: detoxing from the toxicity of our environment and lifestyle situations.