The California College of Ayurveda is pleased to introduce the Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Interns 2016. Interns have completed their academic studies and work under the supervision of experienced clinical instructors. This semester’s talented group of interns comes from throughout the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.
Ayurvedic Health Practitioner (AHP) interns work on supporting patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle that is in harmony with their constitution. Patients learn about their constitution as well as the nature of any imbalances. They will also receive support to adjust their diet and lifestyle accordingly and to normalize your digestion and elimination. As part of the Ayurvedic program, an intern can include ayurvedic herbs, aromatherapy, color therapy, sound and mantra, and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy. This is is the best of preventative health care! For those who have a specific condition and are looking for clinical management through Ayurvedic Medicine, they should consider having a consultation with an Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist intern or graduate.
Interview with Jasmine from California
1) What inspired you to study Ayurvedic Medicine?
From a young age I have been playing with plant medicine, making mint tea as a child from our garden and collecting wild plants to eat in salads. I was introduced to Ayurveda five years ago from a friend who went to the school in Albuquerque, the concept just sounded familiar in a way that I could not describe, I was drawn by the appropriateness and individuality of the process. Ayurveda is a medicine for all people who want to live in health by bringing harmony to their bodies and aligning with the elements of nature.
2) What do you think makes Ayurveda attractive to the public?
An Ayurvedic practitioner is a warm and gentle professional friend, they are your life counselor in more than just diet and lifestyle. Seeing an Ayurvedic practitioner in the west will give you an anchor for the business of life. It is appealing because the simplicity of the medicine. This system of Ayurveda is based on the elemental qualities that we all can relate to in one way or another, and the treatments bring clarity to the root cause of disease rather than masking the symptoms.
3) What do you think about the future of Ayurveda in your country?
The future of Ayurveda is sitting in the palm of our hands. In the center of our palm sits the seeds for bountiful knowledge and healing to be sowed throughout the world. I see people choosing to pursue balance through Ayurveda and other ancient healing sciences, and these healing modalities changing the way healthcare is practiced and provided. We need to teach health rather than profit.
4) What is your favorite therapy in this traditional system of medicine from India?
The therapy I adore is the self application of oil massage called abhyanga, this lymphatic massage nourishes dry skin and tonifies the nervous system, bringing rejuvenation and serenity to the entire body system.