All Ayurvedic professionals in the UK are invited to take part in a special Ayurvedic Medicine Research IniTiative (AMRIT) Research Project, by completing an online questionnaire.
AMRIT is the first national, practice-based research project to map the landscape of Ayurvedic patient care in the UK. It is an independent research project initiated and funded by the Ayurvedic Professionals Association UK (APA), working in collaboration with the Australian Research Centre for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM).
AMRIT aims to understand who Ayurvedic professionals are, why people seek Ayurveda and how Ayurvedic professionals help their clients/patients. This unique research project will develop and co-ordinate the evidence-base for Ayurvedic medicine in the UK.
The AMRIT project has a number of related aims, including producing evidence-base for the use of Ayurveda in the UK; establishing a national research resource; ensuring a closer relationship between research output and the needs of Ayurveda professionals and patients; and developing partnerships and collaborations across the Ayurvedic research and practice community.
By showing the scope and breadth of use of Ayurveda, IMRAT will help determine where Ayurveda is located within the health services and enable all individuals within the profession to show clear information on why and how Ayurveda is used in the UK.
Once the project has been completed and the data analysed, the top line results will be shared with FHT members, and more in-depth information made available in open access peer-reviewed journals.
The questionnaire takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and has a closing date of 30 November 2020, though the researchers are encouraging practitioners to complete it as soon as possible, to help track the response rate.