The California College of Ayurveda is pleased to introduce the Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Interns 2014. 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 Sangita from New York
1) What inspired you to study Ayurvedic Medicine?
I hail from a lineage of Ayurvedic practitioners in India and would now be the 4th generation Ayurvedic practitioner. Growing up in India, Ayurvedic medicine was what I saw used as conventional medicine and not as an alternative one in our family. Hence,after being a direct witness to its amazing varied healing powers, it was just a matter of time before I became formally qualified in this science. I also need to mention the awesomely skilled professors Dr. Ram Rao and Mary Thompson of CCA that gave a good bit of inspiration to continue on this path.
2) What do you think makes Ayurveda attractive to the public?
The fact that it does not simply try to treat you at a mere symptomatic level. It addresses the root causes of disease and dips in to a profound body of knowledge that has spanned over 5000 years into existence now . Public, in general, is now much more aware of harmful side-effects from strong, synthetic chemicals-laden drugs administered to treat their malady- that it almost invariably causes some other debilitating imbalance in body and mind in the process of curing one.
3) What do you think about the future of Ayurveda in the United States?
A lot of health-care experts agree that Integrative medicine shall be the ruling order of the near-futuristic world. After having undergone some sessions with luminaries like Dr. Oz and Dr. Low-Dog personally too, I am even more confident that Ayurveda will play a key central role in not just curative integrative medicine but also in the equally important domain of preventative medicine. Thus, it will help bring down reactionary-healthcare costs and help thousands manage their health proactively better and cheaper, overall . Ayurvedic formulas will also enjoy a great demand in the allied field of beauty and holistic diet programs.
4) What is your favorite therapy in this traditional system of medicine from India?
It is truly hard for me to pick just one and I quite feel like Charlie from “Charlie and the chocolate factory” ! But since I live in New York and we often have to deal with the repercussions of cold & dry wintry weather here, Nasya and Abhyanga is a very effective pick for a favorite re-vitalizing therapy.
5) What does your path to Ayurveda look like?
For the immediate future , I am excited about gaining a robust 360-degree perspective from working hands-on on eclectic cases, preparing effective Ayurvedic formulas and helping people heal as an Ayurvedic health practitioner. Further ahead,my plan is to use my skills and training in Epidemiology and Advanced analytics to enable advancing research rigor in Ayurveda.