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Q: qualified ayurvedic physician near canton, michigan ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: qualified ayurvedic physician near canton, michigan
Category: Health > Alternative
Asked by: larita-ga
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Posted: 12 Jul 2002 19:52 PDT
Expires: 11 Aug 2002 19:52 PDT
Question ID: 39125
I would like to  locate the nearest accredited ayurvedic physician to
canton, michigan
Subject: Re: qualified ayurvedic physician near canton, michigan
Answered By: mother-ga on 13 Jul 2002 22:10 PDT
Hello Larita, and thank you for your question.

In the United States, "qualified" and "accredited" practitioners of
Ayurvedic medicine are two different things. Currently, in the U.S.,
there is no recognized accreditation or degree per se for Ayurvedic

"How is Ayurveda regulated in the United States?
Ayurvedic practitioners are not licensed in the United States, and its
practice is not regulated by state or federal agencies. Standards of
competency are set by individual schools that have received state
approval. Ayurvedic practitioners in the United States are taught how
to practice legally within a limited scope of practice so they are not
viewed as practicing medicine without a license. We might say that
Ayurveda's current status in the U.S. is analogous to the Chinese
medical profession during its early years in the 1970's."
Ayurveda Schools and Careers Q&A (Natural Healers)

However, there are qualified practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine in
the U.S. who have earned degrees, taken courses or had formal training
in Ayurvedic healing here in the U.S., or who have had extensive
training and are accredited in India or other parts of the world. I
will list some directories below, but here are three clinics with
qualified practitioners that are closest to you.

The Raj
Chris Clark, M.D.
1734 Jasmine Avenue
Fairfield, IA 52556
(800) 248-9050
From the home page of their web site: "The Raj offers the world's most
time tested and effective system of prevention oriented natural health
care, including scientifically verified programs which address chronic
disorders. Our luxurious and powerful purification treatments help
remove the damaging effects of stress, fatigue, impurities, and
environmental toxins, thereby stimulating the body's natural
rejuvenating abilities."

Rani Holistic Health Centers
Dr. Rani M. Pargaonker
* Michigan City Location
1026 N. Karwick Rd.
Michigan City, IN 46360
* Merrillville Location
1303 West 81st Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 791-1223
From the home page of their web site: "Rani Holistic Health Center is
one of the few centers in the United States dedicated to the art of
Ayurvedic healing, not just the physical body, but the mind and spirit
as well. Rani Holistic Health Center was established in 1996 in
Merrillville, Indiana, and is run by Dr. Rani M. Pargaonker, who has
over 30 years experience, with a medical degree from Poona University
in India, as well as a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and surgery

Center For Holistic Healing 
Dr. Vijay K. Jain
1251 Nilles Rd., #6 
Fairfield, OH 45014
From the home page of their web site: "Combining the best concepts of
Ayurveda (ancient healing tradition from India), Yoga, Meditation and
Modern Medicine, the center will bring awareness and intentionality
into the new field of personal responsibility for creation of health."

Additional resources:

Health > Alternative > Ayurveda > Clinics (Google Directory)

Health: Alternative: Ayurveda: Clinics (Open Directory)
National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)

American Ayurvedic Association

Search strategy:

ayurvedic clinics
ayurveda accreditation
ayurvedic association

I hope this is what you were looking for. Good luck!

-- mother-ga
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