Ayurvedic Practitioners in Maryland
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Maryland General Directory
Don Diggs, LAc, Dipl., Ac., C.H. Dipl.OM
Offering individualized Ayurvedic programs involving dietary/herbal/lifestyle/meditation
8218 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 304
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Brendan Feeley, MA, ND
Jyotisha and Ayurveda, Classes & consultations
14186 Physician's Lane, Suite 252, Rockville, MD
Tel: 301-424-6844 Email: email@example.com
Roberta Reeves, M.Ed., D.Ay.
Ayurvedic consultant and Anusara Yoga teacher,
P.O. Box 895, Lusby, MD 20657
Tel: 410-326-1268 Web site: www.chesapeakeyogacenter.com
Ayurvedic practitioners are educated in a variety of schools and colleges. There is a considerable difference in what a practitioner offers due to the background that a practitioner may have brought with them to the study of Ayurveda. For example, the practitioner may be a medical doctor, naturopathic doctor, chiropractic doctor, nurse, yoga teacher, nutritionist, or massage therapist. If the practitioner already had a health career prior to studying Ayurveda, they will likely utilize their knowledge of Ayurveda within that chosen career.
There may be a focus on Ayurvedic spa therapies including abyhanga (Ayurvedic massage), shirodhara (oil streamed onto the forehead), swedana (herbalized steam), stone therapy massage, pizichil (whole body oiling), facials, herbal wraps, ubtans (massage with herbal body paste), and many other specialized Ayurvedic techniques. Other practitioners may focus on teaching and guiding a client through lifestyle changes.
In general, Ayurvedic consultants work to balance the dosha imbalance (imbalance in the body "humors" or characteristics). They may offer the detoxification program known as pancha karma (five detoxification therapies), as well as nutrition and lifestyle guidance, and recommendations of Ayurvedic natural herbs. Through their knowledge of the science of Ayurveda, they can assist a client in setting up daily routines (dinacharya) and seasonal routines (ritucharya) that can bring about the desired balance to release stress and help to ward off dis-ease.
Dr. P. R. Prabhu, MD (MA. PhD), CMT
Other Certifications: LMT (in process); National Ayurvedic Medical Association- Board Approved Ayurvedic Practitioner; American Alternative Medical Board Approved Practitioner.
Dr. Prabhu has more than 35 years experience in the healthcare field and has had countless appointments in Ayurvedic Therapeutic Massage in the Tri-State and the Nation. He understands that he's the only person in the Tri-State doing Ayurverdic Healing Touch Therapy. Dr. Prabhu, a graduate from University of Madras, had his Medical education at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Karnataka, India (1978). He owned and operated a 52-bed multi- specialty Hospital in Perambur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, S. India, for 23 years and completed his MD in Alternative Medicine from Indian Board of Alternative Medicine (IBAM) Kolkata. He specialized in Impotency and Infertility. An International Traveler for conferences, workshops and Seminars, he moved to the U.S. in 1995. His focus as an Ayurveda Practitioner, for External Touch Therapy, is grounded in the knowledge gained at the age of 12 years from his father who was an Ashtavaidhyan. Since 2007, he has practiced as Ayurveda Specialty Therapist and Panchakarma Specialist at a MedSpa in Tyson's Corner, VA.
Services: Ayurvedic Medical Consultation & Treatments, Ayurvedic Herbal Scrubs, Bali Massage, Chakra- Balancing, Chakra Vasti, Colon Massage (for Constipation), Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Dosha Balancing (VATA, PITTA, KAPHA), Indian Head- Massage (For Migraine Head Ache and Improve Memory), Janu Vasti (for Knee issues), Karna puranam- (for Tinnitus), Kati Vasti (for Low BackPain), Kizhi Treatments, Lomi-Lomi, Lymphatic Drainage, Marma Sikilcha, Myo-fascial Therapy, Nasya and Nethra Tharpana (Eye and Nose Cleansing), Padabhyanga- Pedi-Karma-or-Foot Massage, Pizhichil, Shirodhara, Shiro-Vasti, Tantric Massage, Thirumbal, Udhvardham, Urovasti, Uzhichil, Vamana, Virechana- (Natural Herbal Colon Cleansing and Detoxification), and much more. Also: Tibetan Massage, Thai-Yoga Stretch, Therapeutic, Deep-Tissue, Pre & Post-Natal, Reflexology, Sports, Swedish Massage,etc and more.
Dr. Prabhu is also known for his ability to use different Ayurvedic Massage techniques to help people recover from Arthritis, Bell's palsy, Cervical Spondylitis, Migraine Headache, LB Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, TFL and TMJ injuries and muscular strains and to perform better in their ADL's. He tailors his techniques according to the needs of his clients and also specializes in Indian Hot herbal Bundle treatments for LB Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Stroke. He was interviewed by California TV Channel 7, WTOP, Cox network, Korean TV, and WUSA9 recently for his special Ayurvedic Treatments. As a Pranic Healer, he balances and removes blockages from a client's energy system, from (-ve) energy to (+ve) energy and brings Happy and Healthy Harmony in his clients life!
For Appointments, Please Contact: 301-792-1414 / email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initial consultation is free for 2 hours with Sample Ayurvedic Healing Touch Therapy, Diet Advice and Dhosha Evaluation for $ 210 discounted price.
At Home Services Available on request for a limited area in the Tri-State for an additional charge of $ 50.00
Also Special Ayurvedic Panchakarma Services available on request for discounted price.