Upon approval, all members receive a certification as a Biocharacteristics Clinician
. Those who have training in the below areas will also receive additional certifications as an:
- Ayurveda Health Counselor / Practitioner / Doctor
- Unani Tibb Health Counselor / Practitioner / Doctor
- Clinical Ayurveda / Unani Tibb / Biocharacteristics Herbalist
: Registration is $199 / year, billed upon approval.
Mary Thompson, 2021 Teacher of the Year, Practitioner Member
Mary Thompson is an experienced educator who shares Ayurvedic wisdom with insight and humor. In her 25 years of Ayurveda teaching experience, Mary has served on the faculties of Joyful Belly, Shakti School, Ayurvedic Living School, Sivananda International, and the California College of Ayurveda. Mary was a founding member of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine.
Vanashree Belgamwar, 2021 Clinician of the Year, BAMS Member
"AABC has given a new outlook to the traditional medicine I practice. Now I can reach a wider audience beyond cultural boundaries and specific beliefs. This is a great association that supports different traditional medicines to be more accessible to everyone."
Vanashree Belgamwar holds a BAMS degree (Bachelor's of Ayurvedic medicine and surgery) from the Maharashtra university of health sciences, India. She has extensive training in Ayurvedic Pulse diagnosis (Nadi Pariksha), and teaches pulse diagnosis at the Minnesota Institute of Ayurveda. Vanashree hosts workshops around the twin cities on various topics on Ayurveda. On her YouTube channel, she educates people on healthy lifestyles with Ayurveda.
Benefits of Membership
- Be represented by an association that adopts clinical outcomes as the standard of excellence, representing the professional way you wish to practice.
Acceptance - Credentials that explain your clinical methods in clear, common sense, practical terms, so that your community will accept and promote you.
Culturally Agile - Offer patient-centered care that focuses on the culture of the client, not the medicine, making it easier for clients of every social group, cultural, political, and spiritual background to invest in you.
Scope of Practice - Expand your educational horizons to learn and grow from other professions that use biocharacteristics, including historical western medicine (before the 1870s), Ayurveda, Greek medicine, and Unani Tibb.
Increased Promotion - Make it easy for health professionals to promote and refer clients to you because they understand what you do. Be accepted as a credible health & wellness professional in your community, because your credentials are evidence-based, analytical, and outcome driven.
Types of Membership
Professional Members have graduated from a school that certifies students to professionally practice a system of medicine founded upon the biocharacteristics theory of medicine (Ayurveda, Unani Tibb, Greek Medicine).
Our Student Members are currently enrolled in a school meeting the criteria above.
This is designed for students who do not yet meet the definition of a Professional Member.
Student members do not receive a certification.
We welcome International Members and students to AABC who qualify as a Professional / Elite Member but whose primary residence is outside of the United States.
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