Consumers must commit to serious research to locate the most qualified Ayurvedic practitioner. A good place to begin searching is on the International Society for Ayurveda and Health (ISAH) website at http://www.ayurvedahealth.org/.
The ISAH, which collaborates with Ayurvedic Medical Schools of India for education and training, features regional and local listings of practitioners, and offers information about their qualifications.
When seeking Ayurvedic medical care, ISAH recommends partnering with a practitioner who holds a doctoral degree (e.g. MD, PhD, or PhysD) and has completed training at a recognized Ayurvedic Medical School. In addition to these qualifications, click here to learn more about finding a practitioner who is right for you.
It is important to note that in addition to checking for provider qualifications, consumers should verify the cost of Ayurvedic therapies before beginning treatments. Some Ayurvedic therapies, such as yoga instruction, massage, and stress management techniques, are gaining wider popular recognition and are covered by many healthcare insurance plans. However, it is important to check your policy.