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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Dr. Somesh Kaushik

Dec 31, 2021 10:24AM ● By Marilee Burrell

Dr. Somesh Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, E-RYT 500

Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician
Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte. 35, Cross River, NY 
914.875.9088 (clinic M-F) 646.670.6725 (telemedicine)

Dr. Kaushik's Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic is a practice that combines the ancient art of Ayurvedic healing with the modern science-based principles of naturopathy to create a holistic path to wellness. Services include Panchakarma therapy, hydrotherapy, vitamins, herbal supplements, homeopathy, diet and nutritional counseling, lifestyle management, support for emotional well-being, detoxification, support for food sensitivity, parasite elimination, heavy-metal detox, therapeutic yoga, anti-aging programs, pediatrics, pain management, and women’s and men’s health.

What drew you to this profession?  

Ayurveda understands that the body consists of the five major natural elements: air, fire, water, earth and space/ether. This understanding underlies the philosophy that we are part of nature—not separate—and that keeping these elements in balance is the key to health.

How does your work differ from that of others in your profession? 

The centuries-old healing art of Ayurveda, coupled with scientifically proven modern naturopathic research, blends the wisdom of the past with the knowledge of the present to recreate balance and harmony in the body. That’s the basis of health.

What should someone expect from working with you? 

Ayurveda recognizes that each individual is unique. After an in-depth analysis of your situation, based on your body constitution, treatment options are discussed. Options may consist of supplement, diet and lifestyle recommendations, along with possible detox protocols, such as Panchakarma and ozone therapy. 

What changes do have you planned for 2022? 

We will continue the NAMA-certification courses in Ayurveda Health Counseling and Ayurveda Practitioner Training. Our free monthly lectures will involve a yearlong series covering the 12 body systems and how Ayurveda can alleviate their dysfunctions.

Anything else our readers should know? 

We follow Ayurveda’s principles, recognizing that although we are all composed of the five major elements found in nature, these elements are uniquely combined in each of us. When they are out of balance, illness or disease results. Ayurveda can restore that balance, boost the immune system and bring the body back into its natural state of health, by treating the whole person—body, mind and spirit—not just the symptoms.