The Gerson Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine
Comprehensive, natural, and holistic approaches to chronic disease using the integrated principles of Ayurvedic and conventional medicine.
Scott Gerson, M.D., Ph.D., the only physician in the United States to hold a Ph.D. in Ayurvedic Medicine, has been in practice for more than 30 years. Specializing in both simple and diagnostically difficult cases, Dr. Gerson is able to blend conventional Western medicine with Ayurvedic medicine, producing results that marry the best of all medical worlds and create personalized custom medical care for each patient and their particular needs.
In Ayurveda, disease is understood holistically as a somato-psycho-spiritual disintegration with a tendency to somaticize unresolved emotional and mental conflicts. A defining feature of Ayurveda is the holistic re-integration of the physical (through Panchakarma purification, dietary recommendations, herbal medicines, physical exercise, etc), psychological (meditation, pranayama, removing negative emotions, etc), and spiritual realms (rituals, prayer, mantra recitation, gemstones, placement of sacred objects in the home, etc).
Ayurvedic treatments, therefore, are not merely a series of single and autonomous treatments, but rather a carefully formulated, highly-individualized sequence of treatments effective only when applied as an integrated whole.
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