Board Members

German Medical Society for Ayurveda Medicine (DÄGAM)

The members of the German Medical Society for Ayurveda Medicine e.V. feel committed to the well-being of their patients. Ayurveda offers many effective options for therapy and prevention for both healthy and sick people. Appreciation and respect for the thousands of years old tradition of Ayurveda as well as the integration of Ayurveda into a modern health system are the concerns of the DÄGAM. DÄGAM therefore promotes the creation and observance of quality standards with regard to medical training, the practice of Ayurveda and the products used.

The association is ideologically neutral and serves charitable purposes exclusively and unmediated.

Representatives on the board

Dr. med. Hedwig Gupta

German Society for Ayurveda (DGA)

The German Society for Ayurveda e.V. was founded in 1983 as the first medical association for ayurvedic medicine outside India. Its aims are to promote Ayurveda in our health system, to support research projects and to make ayurvedic forms of therapy feasible.

The German Ayurveda Academy conveys the comprehensive knowledge of Maharishi Ayurveda through a variety of courses for doctors and also for interested laymen.

With 37 years of experience and a high standard of quality in its training and further education, the non-profit DGA has gained a prestigious reputation throughout Europe. The DGA is continuously working to improve the knowledge of ayurvedic medicine and to make it more widely known. This has contributed greatly to the establishment of Ayurveda in the western health system.

Representative on the board

Lothar Pirc

Association of European Ayurveda Physicians & Therapists (VEAT)

The concern of the Association of European Ayurveda Physicians & Therapists e.V. is the networking and cooperation of qualified therapists and physicians, as well as the recognition and integration of Ayurveda as a holistic medicine and complementary therapy on a broad public, medical-scientific level.

The members of the VEAT are physicians, alternative practitioners, therapists and consultants with a completed Ayurveda training in the fields of Ayurveda medicine, massage and manual therapy, nutrition and prevention, as well as psychology and coaching.

The VEAT is a registered, independent professional association since 1999 with roughly 300 currently active members.

Special features of the VEAT:

  • Recognised as professional association
  • Annual proof of quality and further training required to maintain membership
  • Supports the networking of Ayurveda doctors and therapists
  • Advice e.g. on setting up a practice, liability and legal protection insurance
  • Ayurveda quality seal and effective public relations
  • Homepage with a list of Ayurveda physicians and therapists, member login

Representatives on the board

Dr. Ines Chyla

Mark Rosenberg

Ayurveda Clinic Kassel, Habichtswald Clinic

The Ayurveda Clinic Kassel was opened in 1995 as an independent clinic as part of the Habichtswald Clinic. Here, authentic Ayurveda is practiced in an out-patient and in-patient setting. The Ayurveda Clinic Kassel has lovingly designed patient rooms, a spacious therapy department in which the specific oil and heat treatments of Ayurveda are carried out, as well as its own Ayurveda kitchen with its own dining room. The treatment plan is always drawn up individually after a detailed examination on admission. A team of experienced physicians and therapists constantly monitor the treatment and adjust it if necessary.

The Ayurveda Clinic Kassel is part of the renowned Habichtswald-Klinik, it is situated in a scenic location in Kassel-Bad Wilhelmshöhe at the foot of the Wilhelmshöhe Mountain Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Representative on the board

Dr. Ananda Samir Chopra

OM Vital Vertriebs GmbH

The company OM Vital Vertriebs GmbH with its own brand AASHWAMEDH has been importing traditional ayurvedic products to Germany for over 20 years, initially from its own production in a family business in India. The product range includes body and massage oils, dietary supplements and food as well as accessories recommended in yoga and Ayurveda for maintaining personal health.

The close relationship between the company owner and the supplier in India enabled the products to be adapted to the constantly growing requirements in the EU.
Since the beginning of 2018 the cooperation with India has been extended and deepened by a further step: the Ayurveda Magazine from South India came on the market with the motivation “Connecting Ayurveda across the World”.

Representative on the board

Gayatri Puranik