The founding of AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America) began as a discussion amongst Ayurvedic professionals in 2002. We wanted to create a community of Ayurvedic professionals with the common goal of growing the presence of Ayurveda in integrative health care. AAPNA incorporated in December of 2007, as a non-profit 501(c)(6) corporation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, USA; it has since grown to unite ayurvedic and integrative medicine health professionals, students, academic institutes, and corporations throughout North America and internationally. Now it has grown to 27,842 members from 127 countries – including the USA, Canada, India, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Japan, Belgium, Bahrain, Hungary, Austria, Algeria, Armenia, Italy, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Germany, Israel, Spain, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, France, Greece, Bangladesh, Turkey, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Slovenia, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Tunisia, Lebanon, Myanmar, Russia, Ireland, Iceland, Latvia, Croatia, Serbia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ethiopia, Albania, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Burma, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Panama, Bahrain, Sweden, Jordan, Denmark, Malaysia, Mauritius, Costa Rica, Estonia, Cuba, Vietnam, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Guadalupe, Saint Lucia, Aruba, Dominica, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Peru, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Kenya, Colombia, Mexico, Fiji, Argentina, South Africa, Jamaica, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Guyana, Australia, Qatar, Oman, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Suriname, Venezuela, Thailand, Taiwan, New Zealand, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, South Korea, Cambodia, Nepal, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Moldova, Morocco, Estonia, Cameroon, Honduras, Georgia, Uganda, Czechia, Slovakia, Cameroon, Guinea. Senegal, Mali, Congo, Zambia, Haiti, Somalia, Paraguay, Andorra, Yemen.