CAAM unites Ayurveda professionals, institutions, and enthusiasts across the entire state of California. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. CAAM is a network of professionals, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting healing– across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
The California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM) was founded in 1998. Once a State approved Educational Institution in Ayurveda had been established in California, the first of its kind in the U.S. it was very clear that Ayurveda was on its way to becoming a legally practiced Profession. With this came the responsibility to create a Standard of Practice and Education, Ethical values to safeguard the community at large and lend credibility to the viability and growth of the Ayurvedic Profession in California through Education, Events and inter-active communications to Ayurveda Professionals, our Peers in other Healthcare Disciplines and to our local and statewide Community while also promoting Ayurveda on a National and Global scale.
To fulfill such ambitious concepts, CAAM was founded by an enthusiastic group of visionary Practitioners as a non-profit organization 501C6. We offer a venue to bring together Ayurveda Professionals, Educational Institutions, Suppliers and supportive enthusiasts across the entire state of California. Together, we see a world where we present a unified voice and take action to create a lasting impact on Health and Well-being in our communities, in ourselves and set a global example.
Our staff currently includes our Executive Committee Members consisting of a President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The Board consists of 8-10 members, We also have various Committees and a group of volunteers who assist in the Committees.
CAAM offers Webinars, Conferences specific to practitioners while also reaching out to educate our Communities in local or online forums. While previously most policies were Massage policies extended to Ayurveda, CAAM has negotiated a Malpractice Insurance Policy for our Professional members- the first of its kind that specifically gears to Ayurveda. To maintain quality in practice CAAM requires all professional members to have continuing educational units. CAAM recognizes that Ayurveda is a unique healthcare system that recognizes the inter-connectedness of Mind-Body and Soul and offers time tested remedial measures, profoundly impactful deep-tissue de-tox practices and a rich heritage of preventative recommendations that are invaluable to personal health and to the ecological health of our society.
“CAAM exists to establish and grow Ayurveda as an independent profession. We recognize it is a comprehensive healthcare practice that honors the interconnectedness of body-mind-spirit in harmony with the natural rhythms in Nature.“
“CAAM’s Mission is to promote, protect, preserve & integrate the principles of Ayurveda, through exceptional education, professional practices, advancing industry research, increasing public awareness and being the leading source of advancement for the Profession of Ayurveda in California for sustainable health and wellbeing.“