Board

Founder & President & Chairman of the Board

Shekhar Annambhotla, born in Tangutur, Andhra Pradesh, India in 1963, is a Registered Master Ayurvedic Specialist (RMAS) who was trained in India and has been practicing and teaching ayurveda worldwide since 1988. Ayurveda is not just a system of alternative system of healing, but is actually a comprehensive and ancient science of health. It is Shekhar’s belief that due to the open nature of ayurveda and its timeless principles, it is a boon to those of us living in the modern, stressful world. Shekhar’s mission is to educate and help people live healthier lives with ayurveda.

He began his eight-year course of study in ayurveda at the age of 17, first at Nagarjuna University in Andhra Pradesh, India (1982-88) and then at Gujarat Ayurved University in Gujarat, India (1988-91), where he earned his Doctorate Degree in Ayurveda. He is also a Licensed Integrative Bodywork and Massage Therapist (LMT) and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E.R.Y.T.-500) with the Yoga Alliance and an instructor of therapeutic Hatha Yoga, having completed training at the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Center in India. Shekhar is also a Certified Pranic Healer, a Certified Reiki Healer and a Certification in Energy Healing.

From 1992 – 1994, Shekhar worked as an Associate Professor at N.K.J. Ayurvedic College (Gulburga University), Bidar, Karnataka State, India. From 1994 – 2001, Shekhar has the opportunity to serve at Maharishi Vedic Schools and Universities in The Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Trinidad, Guadeloupe, Jamaica (Caribbean Island), Colombia (South America), Peru, Costa Rica, Canada, and the U.S.A. During his extensive travels, he delivered lectures and offered consultations on Ayurveda for health professionals and for the general public. He gave several newspaper interviews and radio talks on Ayurveda and was also interviewed on BBC’s Breakfast Television.

Since 2002, Shekhar has been the Founding Director of Ojas LLC, Ayurveda Wellness Center, in Pennsylvania, USA. www.ojas.us He is the Founder, President and Chairman of the Board of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) www.aapna.org. He is Founding Director of Global Ayurveda Conferences, LLC, USA. www.globalayurvedaconferences.com Shekhar is co-founding director of International University of Yoga and Ayurveda, Inc. (IUYA) www.iu-ya.org.

Shekhar served on the Board of Directors for National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) from 2005-2010. He has taught ayurveda courses in many prestigious universities in the United States including University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), University of Medicine & Dentistry in NJ (UMDNJ), Hershey Medical School, Jefferson Medical School, University of Penn Nursing School, and others.

He was awarded the “Tathagat International Excellence Award 2011” in Dubai, received the award “Ayurveda Khandantara Sthapanacharya” Award for promoting ayurveda around the globe, “Pragathi” Award for Promoting Ayurveda Globally and MTC Global Award 2015 “Outstanding Corporate Award: Healthcare and Community Service”. and “Dhanwantari” Award from Suraksha, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India and “Bharadwaja” Award from Telengana Ayurvedic Doctors Association, Hyderabad, Telengana State, India. He has bestowed with “Vishwa Ayurveda Ratna” (World Ayurveda Gem) Award and “Global Ambassador of Ayurveda” from Bharat Seva Sansthan, Lucknow, India. He is on the editorial board for Ayurveda Journal of Health, MA, USA and board of advisor for AYU (International Journal on Ayurveda) from Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

Shekhar was organized 19 International Conferences on various subjects in USA, Canada, India through Global Ayurveda Conferences, LLC.

His passion and love for ayurveda fuels his vision for the development and growth of ayurveda, including creating and implementing high quality ayurvedic education and training programs in the west. It is AAPNA’s mission to bring ayurveda to the forefront of healing arts. With your support and encouragement, ayurveda will be accepted and integrated as a key complementary science to modern health care.

What inspired you to start Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA)?
Ayurveda itself was the inspiration behind AAPNA. After studying for 8 years to earn my Doctorate in Ayurveda in India, I wanted to take Ayurveda to the West. It was my firm belief that Ayurveda was the panacea for not only the sufferings of the body, but the mind and the soul. My dream has been to bring Ayurveda to the forefront of mainstream healthcare in the west, and this vision gave me the courage, motivation and perseverance to embark on this journey.

What are the challenges for the growth of Ayurveda and AAPNA in North America?
Because of a lack of proper licensing authority for Ayurvedic practice in North America, people are reluctant to approach an Ayurvedic professional since the therapies are not covered under medical insurance. This is one of the biggest hurdles for Ayurveda in the west. Though people are aware that Ayurveda is a holistic science that addresses the diseases from its roots without side effects, the common man is not ready to bear the extra financial burden of the therapy as it’s not covered by medical insurance. Apart from that, Ayurvedic doctor is still an unknown term in the west because there is no authority for credentialing Ayurvedic doctors in the west. We want to change this in the near future.

What were the challenges you faced in creating a community of Ayurvedic professionals in North America?
First, it was a daunting task identifying genuine Ayurvedic professionals among so many of them available in the west today. There are many Ayurvedic professionals in the West who have just read a book or completed a seminar or short course and pose themselves to be genuine Ayurvedic healers. Therefore, our main challenge was to find Ayurvedic professionals who were properly trained in the science of Ayurveda. We provided a platform for Ayurvedic professionals to be registered under AAPNA so that the practice would gain credibility. We also began offering free academic teleconference calls each month and sponsored awards for excellence in Ayurveda and Vedic Sciences to recognize outstanding Ayurvedic professionals and their accomplishments. In addition, we have conducted hundreds of seminars, workshops, conferences and lectures on Ayurveda to create awareness and increase our membership.

 

Executive Council

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Master Shekhar Annambhotla
Founder & President
Pennsylvania, USA
Shekhar Annambhotla, is a classically trained registered master ayurvedic specialist, licensed integrative massage therapist, yoga instructor, pranic healer, reiki healer, and energy healer has been practicing and teaching ayurveda worldwide since 1988. His passion and love for ayurveda fuels his vision for the development and growth of ayurveda, including creating and implementing high quality ayurvedic education and training programs in the west. It is AAPNA’s mission to bring ayurveda to the forefront of healing arts. With your support and encouragement, ayurveda will be accepted and integrated as a key complementary science to modern health care.

Neelam Toprani
Secretary
Vancouver, Canada
Neelam Toprani is an Ayurvedic researcher and formulator of Sewanti and Phyto Vedic herbal remedies and Padmashri classical massage oils. One of the objectives of her Company is to take the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda and translate it into practical solutions to improve the quality of modern day life. From her Vancouver based Company; Neelam strives to bring awareness of Ayurveda to the western world through educational programs, regulation of Ayurvedic medicine at various government levels and integration of Ayurvedic treatment protocols with modern medicine. Her milestone achievements include approvals for Sewanti Ayurvedic Series multi ingredient classical Ayurvedic formulations by Health Canada, Natural Health Products Division (NHPD) in 2010. Padmashri Naturals Inc. is amongst the first to obtain the approval for Ayurvedic supplements. The Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) awarded Kautilya Award for an Excellence in Ayurvedic Business for 2013-14 to Padmashri Naturals Inc. Neelam was appointed Research Associate of the World Institute for Scientific Exploration (WISE) Harvard Branch in April 2014.

Radha Dutt, B.S. (Math), B.S. (Computer Information Systems)
Treasurer
Pennsylvania, USA
Radha Dutt recently retired after 22 years of service as a business and systems analyst with Empire Medicare Services. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1970 with two young children to join her husband, Dutt Bulusu, who completed his Ph.D. and post-doctoral studies at the University of Southern California. She is now the grandmother of 5 beautiful second-generation Indian Americans, and is committed to a life of peace, simplicity and daily prayer and reflection.

Board Members

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Master Shekhar Annambhotla
Board Chair
Pennsylvania, USA
Master Shekhar Annambhotla, a classically trained registered master ayurvedic specialist, licensed integrative bodywork & massage therapist, registered yoga instructor, certified pranic healer and certified reiki healer has been practicing and teaching ayurveda worldwide since 1988. Shekhar commenced his studies in Ayurveda at the age of 17 and earned the degree of Bachelor Degree in Ayurveda (B.A.M.S.), a 5 ½ year program at Dr. N.R.S. Government Ayurvedic College of Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh State, India. He continued his postgraduate studies, Postgraduate doctoral degree in Ayurveda a 3-year course of study, from Government Akhanadanand Ayurved College of Gujarat Ayurved University, Gujarat State, India from 1988-91. He is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, Licensed Integrative Bodywork and Massage Therapist, Certified Pranic Healer, Certified Reiki Healer and is also a faculty member of several Ayurveda schools and colleges throughout the USA and abroad. From 1992 – 1994, Shekhar worked as a Associate Professor at N.K.J. Ayurvedic Medical College (Gulburga University), Bidar, Karnataka State, India. From 1994 – 2001, Shekhar got an opportunity to serve at Maharishi Vedic Schools and Universities in The Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Trinidad, Guadeloupe, (West Indies), Jamaica (Caribbean Island), Canada, and the U.S.A. During his extensive travels, he delivered lectures and offered consultations on Ayurveda for health professionals and for the general public. He gave several newspaper interviews and radio talks on Ayurveda and was also interviewed on BBC’s Breakfast Television. Since 2002, Shekhar is the Founding Director of Ojas LLC, Ayurveda Wellness Center, in Pennsylvania, USA. He is also the Founding Director and President of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA). He is also co-founding director of International University of Yoga and Ayurveda, Inc. (IUYA) www.iu-ya.org. Master Shekhar served on the Board of Directors for National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) from 2005-2010. He has taught Ayurveda courses in many prestigious universities in United States including University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), University of Medicine & Dentistry in NJ (UMDNJ), Hershey Medical School, Jefferson Medical School and others. He is awarded “International Excellence Award 2011” in Dubai and received award “Ayurveda Khandantara Sthapanacharya” Award for promoting Ayurveda around the globe. He is on the editorial board for Light on Ayurveda Journal, MA, USA. Shekhar is Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Homeopathy and Ayurvedic Medicine, Lifesciences Journals: OMICS Group, California, USA.

Paul Dugliss

Paul Dugliss, M.D., R.A.A.P.
Member
Maine, USA
Dr. Paul Dugliss, M.D., Maine, USA – practices Ayurvedic Medicine, Ayurvedic Counseling and Internal Medicine. He also is an acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is the former director of Oakwood Healthcare System’s Complementary & Alternative Medicine Center in Westland, Michigan, USA. He also directed the Maharishi Vedic Medical Center in Lexington, KY and the Center for Enlightened Medicine in Ann Arbor, MI. He began studying Ayurvedic Medicine in the mid-1980s and has trained both in this country at Maharishi International University and in Europe at Maharishi Vedic University, Valkenberg, Holland. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. He is the author of several books including Ayurveda – The Power to Heal, Enlightened Nutrition, Capturing the Bliss: Ayurveda and the Yoga of Emotions, The Myth of Cholesterol, and Yoga & Ayurveda. Dr. Dugliss is the Director and Academic Dean of New World Ayurveda, an organization providing training in this comprehensive system of natural medicine. He has a master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and is currently focusing his practice of medicine on Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Counseling.Dr. Paul Dugliss received Atreya Award for excellence in practice of ayurveda in North America from Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America in 2012.

vijay jain

Vijay K. Jain, M.D., R.A.A.P.
Member
Florida, USA
Dr. Vijay Jain, M.D. brings more than 30 years of experience in General Surgery and 10 years of focused study of integrative medicine to his engaging integration of traditional/Western medicine with ancient medicine and well-tried systems of healing from different cultures. He has studied mind/body medicine with Dr. Deepak Chopra, MD, Yoga Therapy from Vivekenanda Research Center in Bangalore, India and courses in Ayurveda medicine with Dr. Sunil Joshi in Nagpur, India and courses in Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil in Tucson, AZ. In addition to his surgery practice, Dr. Jain lectures on Ayurveda Principles and Practices, and how to create Optimal Health. Recently, he has become interested in the science of graceful aging as it relates to holistic practices. At present, Dr Jain is Medical Director of Amrit Ayurveda for Total Well-being and conducts all Panchakarma programs and founding directors of International University of Yoga and Ayurveda, Florida, USA.

Dhanada Kulknarni, B.A.M.S.
Member
Texas, USA
Dhanada Kularni, is the Owner, Founder and Director of SohamAyurYoga and an experienced health practitioner, ayurvedic practitioner, master yoga therapist, Vedic astrologer and vastu consultant in the San Francisco bay area. She has been very active in promoting ayurveda and other ancient Indian sciences at various forums in the USA over the last 9 years. She serves on the boards of several organizations including AAPNA, Kalidas Sanskrit University of Maharashtra, India. She has been honored with many international awards such Jivaka and Dhanwantari. Recently she was awarded the Patanjali Award by AAPNA for her yogic research. Dhanada has been an international keynote speaker, presenter and panel expert for many organizations.

Committees

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
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The committee members work independently to support and promote the mission of AAPNA around the globe.

Priyatarssini

Priyatarssini Balamurugen, BAMS, MSc (Psychology), LMT, RAAP
Membership Chair
New Jersey, USA
Priya is an integrative wellness practitioner specializing in Endocrinology and pain management through Ayurveda, Marma, Naturopathy, Yoga & Reflexology. Research scientist at the WISE-World Institute of Scientific Exploration working on Ayurvedic traditional medicine therapies, consciousness, Ayurvedic psychology and energy healing. Master and Instructor in Simplified Kundalini Yoga (Vethathrium), a scientific system of conscious living directed towards Individual peace leading to World peace.


Indu Arora, E.R.Y.T.
Illinois, USA
Indu Arora is a Yogini by Karma. She is highly accomplished international speaker, Master Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist, an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Healer and Author, and over 13 years of teaching experience. She is a Board member of the World Movement of Yoga and International Advisor to World Yoga Council. She has been awarded with Yoga Shiromani and Yoga Bhaskar. She has a Grand Parenting E-500 T-500 from Yoga Alliance and is registered Yoga Therapist. Indu is pursuing her PhD. in Metaphysical Sciences from University of Metaphysical Sciences, CA. She is a senior contributor for Tathaastu Magazine. She is awarded with the titles: “Rishi Award~ Sage” for Excellence in Teaching Meditation”, “Hind-Ratna-Gem of India”, “Ray of Hope”, “Yoga Ratna~ Jewel of Yoga” for Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda. She travels globally for International Yoga Therapy Teacher Training programs, Yoga and Ayurveda Retreats, Conferences etc.

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE
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The committee members work independently to support and promote the mission of AAPNA around the globe.

Gauri Junnarkar, B.A.M.S., M.S., R.D., L.D., C.D.E., R.A.A.P.,
Texas, USA
Gauri Junnarkar is the founder of ‘Ayurnutrition’, an integrative nutrition practice. She is an Ayurveda Specialist and a Registered/Licensed Dietitian. She earned her BAMS Bachelor of Ayurveda degree from the University of Mumbai. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. Her expertise includes Ayurveda, Panchakarma, Nutrition and Diabetes education. She integrates Ayurveda principles with Nutrition in her daily practice. Ms. Junnarkar teaches nutrition courses to undergraduate students and works as a Certified Diabetes Educator at diabetes center in Dallas Fort Worth area. Ms. Junnarkar’s background in Ayurveda inspired her to do her master’s thesis research on “Dietary Curcumin (phytochemical in Turmeric) and its effect in Melanoma (skin cancer)”, which was selected at the national conference on Experimental Biology under “Diet and Cancer” and also at the Texas Dietetic Association conference. Ms. Junnarkar has given a number of presentations on Ayurveda to faculty and students at Texas Woman’s University and various dietitian associations in Dallas. She is a faculty member at International University of Yoga and Ayurveda. Ms. Junnarkar is a committee member for AAPNA (Ayurvedic Professionals of North America). She also writes articles on Ayurveda and nutrition.

Ashlesha Raut

Ashlesha Raut, BAMS, MDAYURVED, NC, HHP
Illinois, USA
Ashlesha Raut, is a consulting Ayurvedic practitioner and Nutritional Consultant with more than 15 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda, Healthcare and Integrative medicine. She is a Registered Master Ayurvedic Specialist (RMAS). Ashlesha holds BAMS, MDAYURVED degrees from Mumbai University, India. She earned the distinctive honor, a gold medal, for her thesis. Ashlesha completed her N.C. (Nutritional Consultant) and HHP (Holistic Health Practitioner) with High Honors in USA. She also completed her ‘Second Degree Reiki Program’ in USA. She is a recipient of the prestigious ‘Shiromani Award’ by Indian Board of Alternative Medicines for her contributions towards alternative medicine. She is passionate about teaching Ayurveda and is also a faculty at many Ayurvedic colleges in USA. Ashlesha has been presented by the North America award of “Charaka” in recognition of her excellence in Ayurvedic teaching in North America. She is a founding member of CAC (Council for Ayurveda Credentialing). Presently, she is a Director of Ayurveda at “Ayurveda For Healing” and “Main Street Yoga” where she practices Ayurveda, and is actively involved in promoting Ayurveda globally.

Jorge Torres, PhD
Puerto Rico, Caribbean Islands
Jorge Torres director of the Sanatan Dharma Society of Puerto Rico. I am a registered vedic astrologer and AAPNA member. Also I am a disciple of BA Paramadvati Maharaj and active member of the Worldwide Vrinda Mission. I am running the first Vedic astrolgy Course in Puerto Rico as a Registered AAPNA school in Sadhana Healing arts in San Juan. Last year we invited Light and Bryan Miller to give the first Ayurvedic Practitioner course on the island and helped the students take 50 contact hours of Jyotish. Jorge graduate of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (BBA) with 25 years of business experience in a multinational environment, occupying different management positions. As part of my educational experience I also have a PhD in Vaishnavism as part of my spiritual training in the seminary. My main interest is show the link between Ayurveda and spiritual development. I am collaborating with a team of MD’s and other professionals to set up an interdisciplinary group with the University of Puerto Rico to give palliative care. I am also a vaishnava chaplain. I am very much interested to collaborate to the best of my knowledge with AAPNA and its mission here in the Caribbean and elsewhere.

Research Committee

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International Research Journals:
Ayushdhara – An International Journal of Research in AYUSH & Allied Sciences www.ayushdhara.in

International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research www.ijapr.in

World Health Organization (WHO)
General Guidelines for Methodologies on Research and Evaluation of Traditional Medicine

The committee members work independently to support and promote the mission of AAPNA around the globe.
Committee Members are listed in alphabetical order

Dr. Sathya N. Dornala, BAMS, MD-Ayurved, MS, PhD-Ayurved.
New Delhi, India
Dr. Sathya N. Dornala, B.A.M.S., M.D (Ayurvedic Internal Medicine/Gold medalist), M.S. (Psychotherapy & Counselling)., Ph.D (Panchakarma) from National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur., Vaidya-Scientist Fellowship form University of Transdisciplinary Health Sciences and technology, Bengaluru; Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital & Health Management – PGDHHM from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. Presently working as “Panchakarma Specialist” at Swami Vivekanand Ayurvedic Panchkarma Hospital, Dilshad garden, Delhi, India. Invited by Maharishi Vedic University, Netherlands for the preparation of modules for training programmes on Ayurvedic way of Pregnancy and Baby care & Rejuvenation and Panchakarma and training of the trainers. Visited Germany and Italy to propagate Ayurveda. Worked as Research Co-ordinator for the Govt. of India project on “Status of Indian Medicine & Folk healing” under Principal Investigator Shailaja Chandra, Former Secretary, Dept. of AYUSH, GOI. He introduced new terminology Geriayutrics (Ayurvedic Geriatrics), Oil Birthing (Application of Pizhichil for Sukha prasava/eutocia), acronym Di.E.T (Dietary intervention Exercise Treatment), Rasayana DOTS (R-DOTS) and Ghrita Dhara into clinical practice in the cases of ASD, CP, MR. First time he correlated Swine Flu ( H1 N1 Flu) with Abhinyasa Jwara and also proposed Ayurvedic Integrated Theory of Ageing (AITA). He received many international and national awards namely International Aryabhatta award for excellence in Ayurvedic Research by Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA), Best International White Paper Award by the Ayurvedic Foundation of South Africa (TAFSA) etc., Titles of the Books authored by him are 1. Fundamentals of Medical Statistics for Ayurvedic Scholars 2. Manasa Roga (Psychiatry in Ayurveda) 3. Ayurvedic Research Update 4. Essentials of Panchakarma and 5. Guggulu Samgraham – Formulations & Researches ( Under publication). He wrote many scientific articles on ayurveda in various national and international journals and delivered many lectures on scientific aspects of Ayurveda. He is also a peer reviewer for many reputed journals. Presently he is working on “Hypothetical Understanding of biology of VATA Vis – a – Vis Nitric Oxide Signalling System (NOSS)”. In toto, he is a academician, clinician, researcher, good orator and proactive thinker in the field of Ayurveda.

Dr. Shanmugamurthy Lakshmanan, PhD.,
Massachusetts, USA
Dr. Shanmugamurthy Lakshmanan, PhD., is a Research Scientist at Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts. His research focus is on Nanotechnology and Siddha- Ayurveda Photomedicine. He is a distinguished Scientific Advisor for the World Institute for Scientific Exploration and the Head of the Indian Division of Sciences. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of two peer reviewed international journals: 1) Ancient Science and 2) Ayurveda. Dr. Lakshmanan is also the Chair of the the Research and Development division of the Association of the Ayurvedic Physicians of North America(AAPNA-Harvard branch). Inspired by Sage-Scientist Vethathiri Maharishi’s effort towards bridging Physics with Philosophy, he established the World Community Service Center-USA in 2005. In the past he has organized several international conferences, workshops and seminars. He also introduced ancient agriculture and food technology via community vegetable gardens and community kitchen concepts in the United States. For the past twenty years he has been working on a paradigm shift theory using Ancient Indian Science that has potential to revolutionize the education curriculum of India and eventually the whole world. As part of this study he uses a new technique called biomagnetic induction method to raise Kundalini enregy. He has carried out in-vitro experiments and clinical studies on biomagnetic induction. Recently he received the Aryabhatta Award from AAPNA for his break through research in Ayurveda. Before taking his academic carrier Dr. Lakshmanan had personal training with many great Sage-Scientists of India including Yogiraj Vethathiri Maharishi, Sri Rajarajeswari Swamigal, Sri. Yogeshwara Pramahamsar, Sri. Sorubananda Swamigal, Sri. Sathyamoorthy and many more Sadhus and Sanaysis. He is now building ancient Science curriculum with the help of his MIT and Yale collaborators. He has so far conducted thousands of courses on ancient science and promoted it worldwide. He is associated with many organizations in the world that work for World Peace. He is a scientist, philosopher, editor, author, poet and farmer.

Note:
These “MD” (Ayurveda) degrees were earned in countries other than the United States. While holders of these MD (Ayurveda) degrees appropriately earned them through the educational systems of their respective countries, they are NOT licensed to practice allopathic medicine in the United States as a physician or surgeon, and they have NOT been determined by the medical board to be equivalent degrees to those obtained within the United States. The degrees are stated as such to indicate their past education and earned degrees as their credentials from various accredited universities and approved by the University Grants Commission (U.G.C) and should not be imputed to have any licensure to practice allopathic medicine in the United States. To determine whether someone is licensed to practice allopathic medicine in the United States, please contact the medical board of the State in which you are interested.