The APA proudly represents qualified and insured Ayurvedic practitioners, Ayurvedic therapists and students of Ayurveda in the UK.
Welcome to the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association.
Here you can learn about Ayurveda, find a practitioner or therapist in your area, become an APA member and find out about all our CPD events. You can also read articles and blogs relevant to Ayurveda.
The APA is a unifying professional association established in 2005 and we welcome professionals and students who wish to join the APA, anyone who would like to take part in our events and interest from other professionals, organisations and publications.
Call us today to find out more about our membership requirements
The Ayurvedic Practitioners Association has been established to achieve the following key aims and objectives:
- To establish Ayurveda as a distinct, credible and relevant system of traditional medicine in the UK
- To help create a regulatory environment in which the full range of Ayurvedic healthcare modalities can be authentically, safely and effectively practised
- To empower Ayurvedic practitioners to deliver best practice solutions via a continuous programme of professional development
To deliver this, the APA is currently focusing on the following:
- Statutory regulation of qualified Ayurvedic practitioners as UK health care professionals registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and authorised to prescribe unlicensed herbal remedies
Education and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)Encouraging and supporting UK Ayurvedic educational institutions to comply with, and to maintain, high standards of education and training in order to produce competent Ayurvedic professionals in the UKProviding CPD programmes that enable Ayurvedic practitioners to maintain their registration with the regulatory council and to achieve the level of knowledge and professional expertise necessary to deliver best practice solutions in the prevention and treatment of diseasePromotion of Ayurveda
- Operating and promoting the APA Approved Suppliers Scheme to ensure that Ayurvedic remedies used by members of the APA are sourced, prepared and stored in safe and hygienic environments compliant with current standards and in accordance with UK legislation
- Educating key target audiences (e.g. regulatory policy-makers and other government or legal authorities, media opinion leaders, existing and potential practitioners, existing and potential patients) about the safety and efficacy of the Ayurvedic system of medicine
- Highlighting Ayurveda’s uniqueness as a traditional system of medicine and the need for preservation of its authenticity in education and practice
- Promoting the relevance of Ayurvedic healthcare in helping to improve the health and well-being of people in the UK.