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Is Ayurveda Recognised in Australia

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Posted On : 12 May, 2020

Recognisation of Ayurveda In Melbourne 


Is ayurveda recognise in Australia

If you are into natural medicine, you may want to explore Ayurveda, but you may have a question like “Is Ayurveda Recognised in Australia?” we are here to answer.


Ayurveda is recognized in Australia as a Complementary Health Medicine. Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine originated in India around 5000 years ago. It mainly offers natural treatments.


Ayurveda Practitioners in Australia are mostly registered with the Australasian Association of Ayurveda, also known as AAA. Ayurveda came into existence in Australia in 1988 with the formation of AAA. Today AAA has the largest number of Ayurvedic Practitioners registered in Australia. Over 120 Ayurvedic Practitioners are registered with AAA, and Melbourne alone has over 40 Ayurveda practitioners.


Other Registered Associations recognize and register Ayurveda Practitioners, such as Australasian Ayurvedic Practitioner Association (AAPA) and Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA). An Ayurvedic Practitioner Registered with any of these associations enjoys professional indemnity and public liability insurance. These standard requirements for an Australian Ayurvedic Practitioner help keep Australians safe by ensuring that All Ayurvedic practitioners maintain the high standards of Ayurvedic practices.


In Australia, Ayurvedic Practitioners could offer Private Health Fund Rebates under the Ayurveda Modalities. As only a few private health insurances have Ayurveda covers for their members, AAA is working hard with other insurances company to add Ayurveda as a modality.


Ayurveda Practitioners are also governed by a Constitution and Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics for Non- Registered Health Practitioners in Australia. Non-Registered Health Practitioner includes those not registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Mainstream Medical Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Psychologists, etc., are registered with AHPRA. 


Who are Ayurvedic Practitioners?


Ayurvedic practitioners include the following:


1. Ayurvedic Doctor: An Ayurvedic Doctor hold a Bachelor or above qualification in Ayurvedic Medicine. This qualification is offered in India, Nepal, and Srilanka and is known as Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery or BAMS. It is usually six years of full-time University study. This qualification should be distinct from a Medical Doctor in Australia. Ayurvedic Doctors are recognized as Naturopaths in Australia by the Vetassess Governing body. An Ayurvedic Doctor is qualified to make an Ayurvedic diagnosis based on various Ayurvedic principles, including Ayurvedic body type and dosa imbalance in the client, considering various other factors. Ayurvedic Doctors can offer all components of Ayurvedic Treatment, including Diet and Lifestyle recommendations, single or compound Ayurvedic Medicine Herbal Products, Yoga, meditation, various Ayurvedic therapies, including massage, Shiro Dhara, etc., and Panchakarma detox program. 


2. Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant: This Qualification is offered in Australia by various Registered Training Providers at various TAFEs. There are two qualifications offered in Australia, namely Diploma and Advanced Diploma. Ayurvedic Lifestyle consultants can offer various Ayurveda-based Lifestyle and diet recommendations, including yoga and meditation. They may offer single-herb Ayurvedic medicinal preparations to their clients based on their level of qualification. They can also offer various Ayurveda therapies, including massage, Shirodhara, etc.


Ayurvedic medicine is a very vast area of natural medicine. Classic Ayurvedic medicine is mainly plant-based but may sometimes contain processed heavy metals and animal products. 


Australians should find relief knowing that various legal authorities, including TGA Act 1989, strictly monitor Ayurvedic Medicine in Australia. These authorities ensure that only plant-based Ayurvedic medicines, with some exceptions (milk and milk products and bee wax and bee honey, etc.), are prescribed in Australia. 


One should be very mindful about the source where they buy their Ayurvedic Medicines as a Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner would only prescribe what is legislatively advised in Australia. But you may still find various Ayurvedic Medicines being sold in various Indian Grocery stores, other retail shops, or even online. This type of Ayurvedic Medicine may have yet to pass the strict Australian legal requirements, including correct import Licensing for Ayurvedic Medicine in Australia, quarantine measures, and customs clearance in Australian Border security to protect Australian natural Flora and Fauna.


You can Contact Pure Herbal Ayurved clinic for detailed Ayurveda Consultation with Pulse diagnosis. 


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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More

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