In India Ayurvedic physicians are called Vaidyas. They attendformal, university level training and graduate with a collegedegree. Often they come from a long line of Ayurvedic physcians,from father to son for several generations. In the US and othercountries you will sometimes find Indian Vaidyas and these are thebest and most authentic Ayurvedic experts. However, there areseveral Ayurveda schools in the USA that offer training,certificates, and in at least one case, a formal college degree.When considering an Ayurvedic therapist be sure to ask about theircertifications and degrees as there is a wide range of competencyamongst these practitioners.