Somesh N. Kaushik

Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Practitioner

Somesh N. Kaushik, ND ,BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500

Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH MPA, E-RYT500, is the founder and principal instructor at Institute For the Advancement of Ayurvedic Sciences and the chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY. With over 35 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America After completing his Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Kurukshetra University, India, in 1983. Upon moving to the United States in 1985, Dr. Kaushik received his Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Alabama in 1988. He then worked as an Epidemiologist and Director of HIV/AIDS Sero-surveillance Program with the Alabama Department of Public Health in Montgomery while maintaining an Ayurvedic practice.

In December 1999, he moved to Connecticut and received his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from the University of Bridgeport, CT in 2003. He taught Ayurvedic Medicine and Public Health at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, University of Bridgeport, as well as serving as the Director of Admissions. He had been a faculty member with the University of Bridgeport, Division of Health Sciences, from 2001-2009. Dr. Kaushik co-founded the Institute for Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Therapies in Fairfield, CT in 2006 and then later expanded to NYC and Cross River to support more individuals.

Dr. Kaushik lectures on Ayurvedic Medicine at various colleges and universities, as well as at various national and international symposiums and events. He is currently a faculty member at The Graduate Institute in Bethany, CT, where he teaches Ayurvedic Medicine as part of the Integrative and Holistic Health Department. He also offers courses, workshops, lectures, and training in Ayurvedic medicine locally. He includes therapeutic Yoga in his practice. As the request to learn Ayurveda grew, the Institute For the Advancement of Ayurvedic Sciences was founded to teach authentic Ayurveda to those who would like to continue the healing journey for themselves and others.

Every year, Dr. Kaushik and his family travel to India to set up camps offering free medical care for underserved populations. He would like to expand this service to other countries as well. Dr. Kaushik brings his unique background as an Ayurvedic and Naturopathic practitioner with experience in public health and health education to his patients. He welcomes you into his wellness community.

Note: Naturopathic medicine is not a licensed profession in the State of New York and Ayurvedic medicine is not a licensed profession in the US. 

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