About Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda

Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda (ĀCĀRA) is a new initiative of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham at the Amrita School of Ayurveda located in the Amritapuri Campus of the institution. ĀCĀRA is inspired by the vision of Amma to provide a scientific backing for traditional medical practices and pave the way for the development of an evidence based Integrative approach to health care. Ayurveda is being increasingly accessed by people world over and has an unbroken continuity in its practice in India.

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ĀCĀRA aspires to create a platform to facilitate dialogue between practitioners of biomedicine and Ayurveda and conduct research studies to develop Integrative Medical Care guidelines as well as a model centre for Collaborative Integrated Health Care. ĀCĀRA will also engage in collaborative research with scientific organisations and universities worldwide to enable global acceptance of Ayurveda. The focus areas for research at ĀCĀRA are

  • Conceptual Foundations of Ayurveda,
  • Development of Research Methodologies for Ayurveda,
  • Clinical Practice Outcomes Studies,
  • Designing and implementing rigorous clinical trials to evaluate complex treatments,
  • Biological Mechanism of Action Studies,
  • Network Pharmacology research to understand the complexity of Ayurvedic formulations,
  • Integrative Medicine research and development of Integrative Medical Care guidelines.

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Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amritapuri, Clappana P.O.,
India - 690 525