Natural health wisdom of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, NM
I'm Dr. Sharada Hall. I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and an Ayurvedic practitioner, offering a unique and comprehensive approach to preventing illness, correcting imbalances, and achieving optimal health. My patients and readers receive the benefits of both Traditional Chinese Medicine, including Neuroacupuncture, and Ayurveda. I am the mother of two boys who have taught me a lot about pediatric medicine, patience, and unconditional love.
My practical health recommendations are based on the Ayurvedic premise that the key to preventing illness and treating imbalance lies in harmonizing the internal 5 elements within you. A combination of herbal medicine and dietary and lifestyle changes enables a life of balance, both within and in relation to the world. Ayurveda literally means “Science of Life,” and it gives us the gift of responsibility for their own health. Accepting this responsibility is a crucial and empowering step in the healing process. I endeavor to help you learn how to integrate healing therapies into their everyday lives.
I earned my B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University. After interning at the United Nations Center for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, I intended to pursue a career in international human rights law. Yet at the same time, I also began to study herbal medicine, and as I'd alway been interested in yoga and Eastern philosophy, I suspected Ayurveda might be the perfect combination of these interests.
In 1991, I was led to The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico where I received my certification in Ayurveda in 1993. I was fortunate to have the intimate experience of seeing patients with Dr. Vasant Lad during my internship year. To deepen my understanding I learned Sanskrit, the language of the ancient Ayurvedic texts, from Vyaas Houston and Shri Brahmananda Saraswati at The American Sanskrit Institute at Ananda Ashram, New York. I also traveled to India and Nepal to observe Ayurvedic and Tibetan physicians in their clinics. I then studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
After receiving state and national licensure as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in 2000, I returned to Asia to study with Tibetan physicians Dr. Tsering Choekyi in Kathmandu, Nepal and Dr. Ngawang Soepa in Kalimpong, India. I also practiced acupuncture and conducted research in herbal medicine and shamanic healing practices at the International Trust for Traditional Medicine in Kalimpong, India.
Upon my return, I opened my private medical practice in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. I also joined the team at Life Transition Therapy, a mindfulness-based trauma and addiction recovery program.
In 2010, I joined the faculty at the Ayurvedic Institute to teach Ayurvedic Nutrition and Ayurvedic Herbology. After 3 years, I switched positions and became a clinic supervisor in the student clinic, where for 4 years I enjoyed teaching second year students how to become clinicians with patients from the public.
Seeking more tools for greater improvements for my patients, I undertook extensive training in Neuroacupuncture with the premier doctors who wrote the textbook of this technique. Because Neuroacupuncture is incredibly effective for treating neurological conditions and pain, it has become the focus of my practice. There are very few acupuncturists trained in this powerful technique, so I am very grateful to have this tool to benefit my patients.
Now in my 19th year in practice, I continue to treat a wide range of conditions, specializing in nutrition, digestion and neurological conditions. When not at my office seeing patients or teaching, I'm either writing natural health articles on Bodhimed.com, hiking with my dog in the mountains, practicing yoga and qigong, or enjoying family time and travel with my husband and two teenage sons. I am available for consultations in Santa Fe or by phone. Please see the consultations page if you'd like to schedule a phone or Skype consultation. I can be reached at 505.660.9258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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