American Association of Ayurvedic Professionals

What is AAAP?

AAAP Mission

To unite, educate and empower all Ayurvedic professionals for authentic Ayurvedic practice, teaching and research to improve community health and well-being.

Unite

AAAP unites Ayurveda Physicians and Professionals for the advancement of authentic Ayurvedic Medicine focused on highest standards of health care, clinical training, and research.

Empower

AAAP Honors 8000+ hours training of BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu graduates, further trains them and certifies them as Ayurveda Medicine Doctor (AMD).

Educate

AAAP offers progressive continuing education to AAAP members in the areas of Authentic Ayurvedic clinical practice, managing business, marketing, finances & taxes. AAAP educates the consumers and the governments regarding various levels of Ayurvedic training and helps the consumers in making informed choices.

Collaborate

AAAP partners with national and global Ayurveda and allied organizations and institutions to spread the wisdom and healing of authentic Ayurvedic Medicine.

Who are the people involved in AAAP?

AAAP is blessed with a BOD of highly qualified, experienced, and successful professionals with a diverse background including Attorneys, Accountants, IT professionals, Marketing experts, Researchers, Scientists, Psychologists, Modern Medicine Doctors, Naturopathic Doctors, Acupuncture Doctors, Siddha Doctors, Yoga Therapists and of course Ayurvedic Physicians with BAMS, MD and Ph.D. in Ayurveda, and AD, AHC AWC or equivalent Ayurvedic practitioners.
Most of the Directors (BOD – Board of Directors) of AAAP are current Directors or ex-Directors of global Ayurveda organizations and have given their time, energy and money to supporting and promoting Ayurveda. Most of the current members of AAAP are currently members of Ayurvedic organizations like COLORAMA, AAF, CAAM, NAMA, AAPNA, CAR etc.

Board of Directors

Dr. Aparna Bapat

Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya

Dr. Bill Courson

Dr. Amit Gumman

Dr. Meenakshi Gupta

Dr. Somesh Kaushik

Dr. Shan Lakshmanan

Dr. Renee Mehrra

Dr. Sujatha Reddy

Dr. Mahadevan Seetharaman

Dr. Vivek Shanbhag

Dr. Jessica Vellela

Committees and Committee Leaders

How is AAAP unique and why AAAP matters?

AAAP is established in 5 Vedic principles: Jagatyeva Aushadham, Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam, Satya, Ahimsa, Asteya

1. Jagatyeva Aushadham (Everything in the universe has healing potential when used wisely)

AAAP believes and respects the healing potential of every system of health care. This is demonstrated by AAAP’s BOD and AAAP members comprised of diverse health care professionals like psychologist, Allopathic doctor, Naturopathic doctor, Acupuncture doctor, Siddha doctor, Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic doctors

2. Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam (Whole world is my family)

AAAP follows this loving-inclusive Vedic philosophy by welcoming professionals like attorney, accountant, IT professional, marketing experts, researcher, scientist etc both on the BOD and in membership.

3. Satya (Truth)

First truth or rule in health care is “First do no harm”. Which means protect the public or consumer. In the field of Ayurveda, the best way to protect consumers is to educate them about various levels of Ayurvedic medical training and various levels of expertise of the Ayurvedic health care providers. This empowers consumers to make informed choices regarding what level of Ayurvedic expertise they would like to use for their health care. Consumers should not be misled to believe that all providers have same level of Ayurvedic medical training and expertise.
Established in above truth, AAAP educates consumers about the various levels of Ayurvedic medical training and helps consumers in making informed choices regarding what level of Ayurvedic expertise they would like to use for their health care. Consumers can get valuable wellness benefits by using the services of Ayurvedic nutritionists, Ayurvedic therapists, Ayurvedic herbalists, Ayurvedic health counselors, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapists and Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS). Consumers need to be informed about the training received by all the above Ayurvedic practitioners.

4. Ahimsa (Non-violence)

AAAP does not threaten any organization or feel threatened by any organization.

5. Asteya (Non-stealing)

AAAP does not compete with or steal from any organization. AAAP does not feel any organization is competing with AAAP.

Why should you become a member of AAAP?

To Support Authentic Ayurveda

To Improve Community Health

To Enjoy Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits of AAAP

Three types of Membership Categories of AAAP are:

About Us

To connect, educate and empower all Ayurveda graduates from India holding a degree of BAMS, MD or Phd in Ayurveda on one unified platform. To help them Connect with each other as colleagues, practitioners, teachers and friends amongst each other and to introduce them to the Ayurveda seekers. To  Educate them about potentials of Ayurveda practice and available resources including Colleges, herb companies, Ayurveda organizations etc, in US and other countries, and give guidance, protocol and orientation about starting their own Ayurveda venture. To Empower them about their qualifications and how they can be the pillars of Health and Healing in integrated medicine.

FOR ayurveda professionals

Mission

1. To connect, educate and empower all Ayurveda graduates from India holding a degree of BAMS, MD or Phd in Ayurveda on one unified platform. 

2. To help them Connect with each other as colleagues, practitioners, teachers and friends amongst each other and to introduce them to the Ayurveda seekers.

3. To  Educate them about potentials of Ayurveda practice and available resources including Colleges, herb companies, Ayurveda organizations etc, in US and other countries, and give guidance, protocol and orientation about starting their own Ayurveda venture.

4. To Empower them about their qualifications and how they can be the pillars of Health and Healing in integrated medicine.

AAAP is an organization

Goals

1. To take the Ayurveda profession to its highest level of recognition.

2. To help Ayurveda degree become intergrated medicine education and legal practice qualification in US and other countries. 

3. To share correct information of Ayurveda to Government authorities and non government agencies about its training, use of certain currently prohibited formulations , effectiveness in various non treatable conditions, educate about use of rasakalpas, panchakarma etc. 

4. To ensure that an Ayurveda graduate qualification from India is accepted, respected and valued for its thousands of hours of theory and practical training and expertise in various specialties.

OF ayurveda professionals

Purpose

1. Association of Indian Ayurveda physicians is a non profit organization registered under IRC § 501(c)(6) corporation.

2. To unite BAMS graduates practicing in US under one umbrella and discuss common problems to arrive at unified decisions from verious professionals.

3. To provide guidance, resources and orientation package to BAMS practitioners who have newly moved to US about starting Ayurveda practice, teaching, business venture, herbal company etc in US.

Certified. Responsive. Compassionate.

Positionality of AAAP towards users.

Objectives

1. To organize Ayurvedic professionals together for their common identity. Similar education and degree from India.
Immigration to US after education in India.

2. To establish same scope of practice in India and in US. Education and practical training as Integrative medicine practitioner in India is 90 percent higher than any Ayurveda training given outside India including AD professional qualification in US.

Meet Our Directors

BOD of highly qualified, experienced and successful professional with diverse backgrounds

Dr Aparna Bapat​

Dr Aparna Bapat has been practicing Ayurveda in India, Europe, and the US. As a successful Ayurveda practitioner and educator in the US she has been in the …

Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya

Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya is a Harvard-educated, licensed, board certified holistic physician trained in family medicine and preventive medicine …

Dr William (Bill) Courson​

William (“Bill”) Courson was director and principal instructor of the New Jersey Institute of Ayurveda, in Montclair, New Jersey and is currently Dean of Academic…

Dr. Amit Gumman

Dr. Amit Gumman is the founder, President, and Chief Clinician of Harmony Healing Center, an eminent clinic of Integrative Healing Sciences in North America.

Dr. Meenakshi Gupta

Vaidya Meenakshi Gupta BAMS, Masters in Ayurveda (Gold Medalist), Panchakarma Specialist, Certified in Nutrition Science and Child Nutrition…………

Dr. Kaushik Somesh

Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik is the chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY. With over 35 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medi..

Dr. Shanmugamurthy Lakshmanan(Shan)

Shanmugamurthy Lakshmanan (Shan) is the Vice Chancellor of the Vetha Center for Transdisciplinary Studies and a Harvard…

Dr. Renee Mehhra

Dr. Renee Mehrra, based in New York has a doctorate in Public Health and is being consistently recognized by the Asian Indian community as one of the most prominent b..

Dr. Sujata Reddy

Dr. Sujata Reddy has been an Ayurvedic Doctor & Mental Health Counselor for over 20 years under Heartland wellness LLC. She runs a wellness franchise that …

Dr. Mahadevan Seetharaman

Dr. Mahadevan is a Duke Integrative Healthcare Leader and founder of AYUSH Living. As an Ayurveda Evangelist Health and Nutrition Consultant and Yoga Teacher,..

Dr. Vivek Shanbhag

Dr. Vivek Shanbhag, ND, MD-Ayurveda, BAMS, CYEd.- is a California Licensed Naturopathic Doctor with over 30 years’ experience as Ayurveda Doctor, Professor &…

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Dr. Jessica Vellela

Dr. Jessica Vellela, BAMS, is the first American-born woman to become an Āyurvedic Doctor and practice independently in India. She is the founder of ĀYU Academy, ĀYU Council and ..