The Ayurvedic Center for Healing, Life, and Longevity is the low-cost, public clinic of the Ayurvedic Institute. We offer year-round Ayurvedic Consultations to the public at four levels of expertise: Student, Graduate, Resident, and Professional.
Our goals are to provide further Ayurvedic clinical training for our students and to offer accessible and life-changing Ayurvedic Consultations for our clients.
Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, does not see individual clients. However, he does consult with panchakarma clients who are doing the full panchakarma program. Our clinic practitioners are all graduates of our Ayurvedic Studies Program and are gifted clinicians.
The Ayurvedic Institute Works With You Through a Collaborative Process to Develop an Understanding Between You and The Ayurvedic Institute Regarding:
- What the Ayurvedic Institute can and cannot do to contribute toward the realization of your health and wellness objectives.
- What you the client are willing and able to do to contribute toward achieving your health and wellness objectives.
- How we can cooperate to assist you in actualizing your plan to attain your health and wellness objectives.
An Ayurvedic Consultation Consists of Three General Steps:
- Assessment – This includes a determination of your basic Ayurvedic constitution and your current condition and imbalances, a discussion of your concerns and reason for your visit, and jointly exploring your health history and past treatment results.
- Findings – The practitioner will analyze the assessment results and compile information to review with you and be used in a collaborative process to plan your health improvement program.
- Recommendations – The practitioner will offer recommendations based on your health concerns and goals, your current condition, and what the practitioner thinks is best for you. Your recommendations are tailored to your unique needs with the intention of assisting you to shift from your current state of imbalance toward your optimum balance. Student and Graduate practitioners will privately discuss their findings with the Clinic Supervisor. The outcome of the supervision is the approved recommendations that are then discussed with you. Recommendations may include information and instruction on diet and eating habits, lifestyle, yoga/exercise, meditation and contemplation practice, breathing practices, herbal medicines, and other health improvement practices, as appropriate. Then together, you and the practitioner will establish a workable program you can implement to achieve your short term and long term health improvement goals.
These three general steps are conducted within an approximately 2-hour session.
Meet Our Clinic Staff
After the initial consultation, it is recommended that clients return for at least one follow-up consultation. Follow-up appointments are encouraged as it allows time for the client to integrate their recommendations, return with new insights and observations, and delve deeper into creating balance. The Practitioner may adjust and add to current recommendations or address new health concerns. Follow-up consultations are one half-hour to an hour in length.
Cancellations: we request that all cancellations are made within 48 hours of the scheduled appointment.
Schedule Your Appointment
Are you ready to schedule your appointment? The Clinic Operations Manager, Lisa Balch, is ready to answer any questions you may have and take you through the scheduling process. Contact her at (505) 291-9698, Extension 131 or by email clinic/at/ayurveda.com.
All clients must also submit a health history form. It is necessary that this form be submitted 48 hours before your appointment so that your practitioner can review it. You may download the health history form within the application package below or request the forms to be e-mailed, faxed, or mailed to you. Then email, mail, fax (505-294-7572), or drop off the completed form at the Main Office of the Ayurvedic Institute: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6 pm or at the Clinic: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
Please note: If you would like to be seen in any of our Clinics, your initial appointment must be done in person. Follow-up consultations by phone are done occasionally through our Professional Clinic only.
You will need the free Acrobat Download from Adobe to view and print the application form.
Please thoroughly read the client information documents (pages 1-4) and keep them for your records. The Application for Services and Health Information History (pages 5-10) are for you to fill out completely, being sure to sign and date where applicable. Please return these documents to us 48 hours before your appointment.
This can be done several ways:
- Scan and e-mail to clinic/at/ayurveda.com
- Fax to 505-294-7572 attn: Student Clinic
- Mail to The Ayurvedic Institute, attn: Student Clinic, 11311 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque NM 87112
- Drop off at the Main Office of the Ayurvedic Institute: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6 pm
- Download the form onto your computer. Close your internet browser then open the downloaded file in Adobe Acrobat. Fill out the form. Save it and email the saved file to clinic/at/ayurveda.com
Clinic Operations Manager
(505) 291-9698, x131
Please Note: The Student Clinic is not an emergency medical facility nor does it include medical diagnosis or medical treatment and is not a substitute for medical care. Ayurveda is currently considered a form of complementary and alternative medicine in the United States. It is not licensed by the state of New Mexico as a medical discipline or practice. All services and treatments provided are complementary or alternative to health care services provided by health care practitioners currently licensed by the state of New Mexico. Ayurveda is complementary to and supportive of traditional western medicine as practiced in the United States.