Member Benefits and Updates!


Ayurvedic Journal of Health: A NAMA Benefit

The Ayurvedic Journal of Health is a quarterly electronic academic journal that promotes Ayurveda by showcasing scientific research that demonstrates this discipline’s contributions to human health.

NAMA is partnering with AJH to provide Professional Members with a free electronic subscription. Issues will arrive in members’ email inboxes at the end of August, November, February, and April. Professional Members, your first issue will arrive in a few weeks. Please add "" to your address book so you do not miss out on this new Professional Member benefit.

NAMA’s other members (Students, General, and Organizational) can still receive a 30 percent discount on subscriptions to the journal by taking advantage of the special offer listed on our Discount Providers page.

The Journal’s editorial team encourages professionals, scholars, and students tocontribute articleson original research, research reviews, commentaries, Ayurvedic recipes, case studies, and book, mediaandconference/workshop reviews.

Businesses – If you would like to advertise in the AJH, check out their advertising requirements, rates, and schedules here.

Professional Members: Let's Keep You Board Certified!

The era of there being “no grace period” to meet your board certification requirements is here! (Remember, Ayurvedic Health Counselors and Ayurvedic Practitioners are currently board certified. Certification for Ayurvedic Doctors is not yet available, but it is coming.)

If you have not yet met your certification/NAMA membership requirements (i.e.,done what it takes for you to remainboard certifiedand a NAMA Professional Member), you have received an email every month since June letting you know exactly where you stand.

Thank you for your efforts to maintain your certification. Staff is answering emails and returning phone calls as fast as we can. We appreciate your patience as we work our way through the backlog of messages—but even as we are catching up with these, more requests for assistance come in.

The closer we get to December 31, the greater the likelihood that even more members will need our help. If you have any questions, please contact NAMA now! We are a very small staff. We will not have the resources to help everyone in a timely manner in the fall.

Student Members: Get Involved a Little or A Lot!

Are you interested in meeting Ayurvedic students from around the country? Sharing your opinion on various NAMA activities or the exam? Getting more out of your membership by volunteering? Your peers on the Students subcommittee are always working on projects to enhance your membership experience, better prepare you for professional membership, and increase the number of Student Members.

Sometimes subcommittee members just need feedback from a wide swath of students. Other times they are looking for a few volunteers for a short-term task force or trying to find someone to fill an opening on the subcommittee.

If you are open to receiving an occasional email requesting your help with one of these efforts, please reply to this ENEWS and let us know your name, school, the type of program you’re enrolled in (e.g.,counselor, practitioner, doctor), and how long you have been studying Ayurveda.

The widervarietyof students that participate, the better!