Home to landmark institutions like the Ayurvedic Institute and the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, Albuquerque is a mecca for alternative medicine. Scores of students from all over the world make a pilgrimmage to the Duke City, often becoming temporary or permanent residents during their studies.
Albuquerque's Ayurvedic Institute is one of the pre-eminent voices in Ayurveda, a form of traditional medicine in India. Through his many books, clinics, and impecable reputation Dr. Vasant Lad, the institute's founder, is well-respected throughout India and the world as one of the Ayurveda's foremost experts.
The New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics gives their students a firm foundation in a variety of therapuetic styles. Although the school draws heavily from many indigenous medicinal traditions, its teachings focus primarily on the western cannon of natural medicine which includes luminaries like Paracelsus, John Harvey Kellog (inventor of corn flakes), Dr. Henry Lindlahr (founder of American Naturopathy), Dr. Randolph Stone (founder of Polarity Therapy), and Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (father of Homeopathic medicine). Many of these great minds became largely disenfranchized by the politics surrounding the development of the American Medical Association. Their practices, however, continued outside the mainstream. Today alternative medicine is experiencing an explosive resurgence in popularity.
This week is a good week to learn more about natural healing.
• The New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics is offering a free class this Thursday morning (at the school or via webcast) an introduction to the Philosophy to Natural Therapeutics.
• And the Ayurveda Institute will be having a free lecture by Dr. Robert E Svoboda, the first westerner to receive a doctorate in Ayurveda in India. In addition to penning many popular books on Ayurvedic medicine, Dr. Sovoboda is known for his Aghori books detailing his many adventures with his mentor.
Natural Therapeutics: An Introduction to the Philosophy
Dr. Robert Stevens
Thursday, November 11, 2010
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (MT)
Understanding the Omens in Life
Dr. Robert E. Svoboda
Friday, November 12, 2010
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MT)