Sharada Hall is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and an Ayurveda practitioner who offers patients a unique and comprehensive approach to preventing illness, correcting imbalances, and achieving optimal health.
Her patients receive the benefits of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. During an extensive consultation, each patient gains an understanding of their Ayurvedic constitution and their present imbalances. Acupuncture treatment, based on their unique presentation, effects an immediate energetic shift towards balance. Sharada prescribes herbal formulas as needed, from both Chinese and Ayurvedic pharmacopias. Recommendations for Ayurvedic nutritional and lifestyle changes integrate the treatment into the patient’s life outside of the clinic.
Sharada’s comprehensive treatment program is based on the Ayurvedic premise that the key to preventing illness and treating imbalance is harmonizing the individual’s internal elements. The combination of acupuncture, 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 individuals the gift of responsibility for their own health. Accepting this responsibility is a crucial and empowering step in the healing process. Sharada’s patients learn how to integrate healing therapies into their everyday lives, so that they can to sustain and extend the benefits of acupuncture.
Sharada received her certification in Ayurveda in 1993, from The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was fortunate to have the intimate experience of seeing patients with Dr. Vasant Lad during her internship year. To deepen her understanding she 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. She also traveled to India and observed Dr. Sunil Joshi at his Ayurvedic clinic in Nagpur.
Sharada 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, she returned to Asia to study with Tibetan physicians Dr. Tsering Choekyi in Kathmandu, Nepal and Dr. Ngawang Soepa in Kalimpong, India. She also practiced acupuncture and conducted research in herbal medicine and shamanic healing practices at the International Trust for Traditional Medicine in Kalimpong.
Sharada formally opened her private medical practice in Santa Fe in December, 2000. She treats a wide range of conditions, from chronic pain to allergies. Since becoming a mother in 2002, Sharada has especially enjoyed working with fertility issues and pediatrics.
Professional Background Of Sharada Hall
1986-1990 Tufts University, B.A. Political Science
1991-1993 The Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Certificate in Ayurvedic
1997-2000 Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, New Mexico. M.S. Oriental
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