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  1. Current global status of Ayurveda

# Country Status
1 Sri Lanka At present there are many institutions providing BAMS degrees, but at present, in Sri Lanka there is no accrediting body, however there is proposal for the same. Sri Lanka has also got a highly flourishing Ayurveda tourism inflow
2 Nepal Nepal is the first country to execute a National Policy on Ayurveda. Ayurveda has the status of a medical system in Nepal.
3 Bhutan Bhutan also recognises Ayurveda as a Medical system. Unani, Ayurveda and Tibetan Medicine are popular in the country.
4 Bangladesh The system is recognised officially and the Government has taken initiative to integrate the Ayurveda and Unani systems in the primary and secondary health care institutions. The Certificate is given by the Bangladesh Unani and Ayurveda Board. The drugs are regulated by The Drug Control Act 1982. There are 153 BAMS registered Ayurveda Doctors and 398 Diploma holders practicing in Bangladesh. There are 161 Registered Ayurveda Drug Manufacturing companies in Bangladesh and 3150 registered Ayurvedic medicines in practise.
5 Pakistan Pakistan has many Ayurvedic manufacturing units and the practise of Ayurveda and Unani are wide spread as in Bangladesh.
6 Japan There are many institutions providing short term and long term courses on Ayurveda, since 1969.
7 Myanmar Ayurveda practise is officially recognised and many students are studying in India in various Ayurveda degree and certificate courses.
8 Thailand Many Ayurveda practitioners and Ayurveda therapy centres are running in the country and the medicaments are imported from India and Sri Lanka.
9 USA The states of California, Florida, New Mexico and New York have approved teaching of Ayurveda at tertiary level. A white House Committee on Complementary and Alternative Medicine was constituted to study the issue of regulation of CAM therapies. The report of the committee did not favour Ayurveda much to get any kind of recognition for its independent status as a Traditional Medicine.
10 Canada In Canada, a Council for Ayurveda practitioners, International Council of Ayurvedic Physicians (ICAP) Inc. is registered with the Government of Canada. They are also providing platforms to upcoming Ayurveda practitioners and Immigrant Ayurvedic doctors from India. They help Manufactures and Importers of Ayurveda Medicines.
11 Latin America Four Latin American Countries, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala have legally approved the import of 20-30 Ayurveda medicines, some of which have metallic and mineral contents to be used as medicine. There are many training courses conducted across these countries
12 The United Kingdom There are many institutions providing short term and long term courses on Ayurveda, and many practitioners are practicing Ayurveda. There is no regulation on Ayurvedic practice.
13 Germany German Government has still not recognised the practise and trade of Ayurveda. A few wellness centres are established and are doing good work in promotion and propagation of Ayurveda in Germany. Among Practitioner of natural medicine (HP), about 20 of them mainly use Ayurveda and about 200 additionally use Ayurveda
14 Austria About five doctors mainly use Ayurveda; about 30 doctors additionally use Ayurveda, among medical circles. Practitioner of natural medicine (HP) profession is not legally permitted in Austria. Training of Ayurvedic professionals is not acknowledged yet in Austria.
15 Switzerland About two doctors mainly use Ayurveda and about 20 doctors additionally use Ayurveda. In the field of Ayurveda Education, in some federal states advanced trainings in the field of Ayurveda are acknowledged as advanced trainings for medical professionals.
16 Hungary In Hungary Ayurveda has become an accepted medical system and is an obligatory subject for a postgraduate degree course since 1997. currently 43 Ayurveda drugs have been officially approved for use in the country and being imported from India and Sri Lanka.
17 The Netherlands There are many institutions providing courses on Ayurveda, and many practitioners are practicing Ayurveda. There is no regulation on Ayurvedic practice.
18 Italy There are several Institutes in Italy, which imparts various Ayurveda courses.
19 Spain With the law, all natural clinics, schools, doctors, practitioners and therapists will be registered. For obtaining the registration, the practitioners will have to qualify an examination conducted by experts concerned subject or therapy.
20 France The legal recognition is a remote prospect in France for Ayurveda. Ayurvedic cosmetics and healthcare products are available in a few outlets as OTC products.
21 Greece The scenario is same as in France with respect to the legal status and popularity
22 Czech Republic Ayurveda is gaining popularity in this country, but legal recognition and regulation seems to be a distant possibility.
23 Australia The recognition and legal status as a medical system is very far. Presently, drugs are imported subjected to TGA.
24 New Zealand The situation is more or less the same. The drug trade and dispensing is still heavily restricted in these two countries and currently, circumventing the local rules and regulations does the trade and practice
25 South Africa South Africa allows the importing of Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurveda practice is also recognized and has representation on different Boards of the South African Ayurveda Liaison Committee and African Allied Health Professional Act.
26 Russia Russian Government and public have acknowledged Ayurveda as a healing system, although there is no legal recognition for the profession or the system as such.
27 Israel The system is practised as a Traditional Medicine without any recognition. Very few drugs are used in the country.


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