Ayurvedic practitioner in Orange, California with Prabha Bhalla

The California College of Ayurveda is pleased to introduce you to our Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Interns 2013-2014. Our Interns have completed their academic studies and are now working under the supervision of our experienced clinical instructors. The talented group of interns comes from throughout the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

Our Ayurvedic Health Practitioner (AHP) interns work on supporting their patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle that is in harmony with their constitution. When you see an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, you will learn your constitution as well as the nature of any imbalances. You will also receive support to adjust your diet and lifestyle accordingly and to normalize your digestion and elimination. As part of your program, an intern can include ayurvedic herbal medicines, aromatherapy, color therapy, sound and mantra, and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy. This is is the best of preventative health care! If you are have a specifc condition and are looking for clinical management through Ayurvedic Medicine, you should consider having a consultation with an Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist intern or graduate. 

Interview with Prabha from Southern California

1)  What inspired you to study Ayurvedic Medicine?

I always wanted to find out more about natural ways of keeping myself and my family healthy instead of depending only on traditional allopathic medicine. In Ayurveda I found that way. Ayurveda is a natural ancient medicine practiced in India for over 5000 years. It makes use of spices, condiments and herbs in everyday cooking. If these ingredients are used in proper proportions and in proper combinations with food, health can be maintained properly. Ayurveda brings a perfect balance between body, mind, spirit and the environment and helps achieve balanced health.

2)    What do you think makes Ayurveda attractive to the public?

Ayurveda helps an individual achieve health through treatments for the body, mind, and spirit.  Ayurveda is a system of holistic and natural science over 5000 years old and has been in use long before modern medicine came into existence.  Instead of taking modern medicines people can achieve good health through adjustments in diet and lifestyle. It is much easier and more natural to do this rather than taking allopathic medicine. Ayurveda also gives individuals peace of mind. Many people will achieve good health through Ayurveda and avoid going to allopathic doctors.

3)    What do you think about the future of Ayurveda in the United States?

Ayurveda has a great future not only in the United States but in any country where people are looking for the most natural way of living rather than taking modern medicines to live healthy. Ayurveda can be a paradigm of natural medicine.

4)    What is your favorite therapy in this traditional system of medicine from India?

Massage or daily abhyanga is my favorite therapy. It relieves stress and rejuvenates the body as well as the mind.

5) What does your path to Ayurveda look like?

I was born and raised in India and have been living in southern California for several decades. I did my M.S. in Biochemistry at Cal State University, Long Beach and my Clinical Laboratory Science certification training at V.A. Hospital, Long Beach. I worked for a while before raising two children. As I got older I felt the need to keep up my health. I decided I would rather use diet and lifestyle to achieve good health instead of depending on modern medicines. I was familiar with Ayurveda and I was using many ayurvedic spices and herbs in my daily cooking, but I wanted to learn more and gain a deeper knowledge. When I heard about California College of Ayurveda I decided to enroll to learn as much as possible.  I originally wanted to learn about Ayurveda to maintain my own health, but now I am hoping I can help others by becoming an Ayurvedic Practitioner.   I hope I am able to help others maintain their health and well being through Ayurveda.