Course overview

Integrative Ayurveda in Clinical Practice: Practical Pearls for Enhanced Healing

This clinical workshop will teach evidence-based Ayurvedic principles of diagnosis, treatment and prevention with reference to current scientific literature.

Nancy Lonsdorf, MD, ABIHM

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2018 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour 15 minutes

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest systems of natural medicine, is a rich resource of time-tested procedures for maintaining and promoting health, whose principles are increasingly validated by modern research. It applies a systems approach that includes mind, body, behavior, and environment. This clinical workshop will teach evidence-based Ayurvedic principles of diagnosis, treatment and prevention with reference to current scientific literature. Topics include: 1) Personalization: Ayurvedic assessment of constitutional type (body-type) as the foundation of treatment; 2) Prevention: core dietary and behavioral/lifestyle recommendations to prevent disease and optimize health; 3) Gut health and digestion: Ayurvedic clinical pearls to promote optimal digestion, intestinal permeability and healthy microbiome; 4) Ayurvedic chronotherapy: optimum daily routine to normalize biological rhythms; 5) Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis: practical introduction to this highly useful clinical skill for identifying physiological imbalances at an early (ideally pre-clinical) stage, when preventive and remedial measures can be more easily and effectively applied.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Apply core clinical concepts of Ayurvedic medicine, including personalized medicine (constitutional typing) and chronotherapy, with correlation to modern scientific findings
    • Apply Ayurvedic principles of digestive/gut health, including proper food quantity/quality, and use of digestive herbs, spices, and probiotic foods
    • Demonstrate competence in basic pulse assessment, including the ability to detect core imbalances according to Ayurveda

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Nancy Lonsdorf, MD, ABIHM

About FirstName
Nancy Lonsdorf, MD, ABIHM is an integrative physician and diplomat of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine who was named “one of the nation’s most prominent Ayurvedic doctors” by the Chicago Tribune. Dr. Lonsdorf received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and did residency training in psychiatry at Stanford University.

Dr. Lonsdorf was one of the first physicians to integrate Ayurveda into medical practice and has treated over 20,000 patients over the past thirty years. She has served as a consultant to the NIH and is now Associate Clinical Professor in Physiology and Health at Maharishi University of Management.

She received the Atreya Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Practice by the Association of Ayurveda Practitioners of North America (AAPNA) and the Award of Excellence in Holistic Medicine from the Holistic Doctors Recognition Board.

She has authored 2 books on women’s health and Ayurveda as co-author of A Woman’s Best Medicine by Tarcher/Putnam, and author of The Ageless Woman, How to Navigate the Transition Naturally for a Long Life of Vibrant Health and Radiant Beauty published by MUM Press.
Dr. Lonsdorf is a popular speaker and is frequently cited in the media as a natural medicine expert. She currently practices integrative medicine and Ayurveda at the Guarneri Integrative Health in La Jolla, CA as well as wellness consulting remotely around the world.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.