Dr. Munira Merchant is an ayurvedacharya (B.S.A.M.) from India. Her unique approach to wellness, rejuvenation and natural beauty is based on thirty years of practice and experience in ayurvedic healing. She is trained in ayurvedic therapies and experienced in beauty care therapeutic yoga and gem therapy.
Dr. Munira Merchant is now an Ayurvedic physician in the United States. There are very few Ayurvedic physicians in New York. Many people are not aware of the qualifications to be an Ayruvedica doctor. In India, education can take more than five years to complete, and one can earn a bachelor’s degree or a doctoral degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS and DAMS, respectively).
What is an Ayurvedic doctor?
As noted on wisegeek.com, “An Ayurvedicdoctor is a healer who uses an ancient traditional form of medicine that originated on the Indian sub-continent. Ayurveda has been around for thousands of years, and uses a variety of methods that aim to cleanse the body and establish a balance between the mind, body, and spirit.”
In the U.S. and much of the Western world, Ayurvedic medicine is considered an adjunct to conventional medical care, not primary therapy. Women who are pregnant or nursing, or people who are thinking of using Ayurvedic therapy to treat a child, should be especially sure to consult their health care provider.