Maharishi International University, Integrative Health Center

Offering Maharishi AyurVeda® Integrative Medicine (MAVIM) Consultations and Maharishi PanchakarmaSM treatments


Manohar Palakurthi, BAMS, PhD

Executive Clinical Director of Maharishi AyurVeda Degree Programs
Clinical Professor of Physiology and Health

Vaidya Manohar Palakurthi, BAMS, is a highly respected Ayurvedic expert in the western world and India. He has been practicing Ayurveda for 33 years.

He is a leading Ayurvedic physician, educator, and Ayurvedic curriculum consultant.

Vaidya Manohar Palakurthi is a leading Maharishi AyurVeda expert – the consciousness-based approach to health – having worked directly with Maharishi for three decades. Vaidya Manohar has taught Maharishi AyurVeda courses, including Maharishi Nadi Vigyan, all over the world, and currently teaches at Maharishi International University, USA. He consults for Maharishi AyurVeda course development for physicians in the USA, Japan, and Europe, and for the development of Maharishi AyurVeda herbal products.

Vaidya Palakurthi was trained by, and worked with, world experts such as Vaidya Balraj Maharishi, the world’s leading expert in Dravya Guna, Rajvaidya Brihaspati Dev Triguna, the world’s leading expert in Nadi Vigyan, and Vaidya V.M. Dwivedi, former Vice-chancellor of Jamnagar Ayurveda University, the world’s leading expert in Ayurvedic mineral and metal preparations.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) is an integrated Indian Degree in the medical field. This degree program is conferred to those students who studied modern medicine and traditional Ayurveda.

Amandeep Kaur Negi, BAMS, MHS

Clinical Director of the Integrative Health Center
Assistant Professor of Physiology and Health

Vaidya Amandeep Kaur Negi is an Ayurveda Physician whose practice includes Panchakarma and Marma therapy treatments. She has over 12 years of clinical and teaching experience. She earned her BAMS degree from a prestigious government college in Punjab, MHA (Masters in Hospital/Health Administration) from RGUHS, Bangalore, Karnataka; Post-Graduate certificate course in Panchakarma from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India, and currently is pursuing a PhD degree from Maharishi International University. She has been practicing Maharishi AyurVeda since 2017. Currently, she is working as an Ayurveda Physician at the Integrative Wellness Center at MIU and teaches Maharishi AyurVeda in the Department of Physiology and Health.

Over the past 12 years, she has been treating patients with diseases of acute to chronic nature, with detailed analysis through Naadi Vigyaan (Pulse Diagnosis). She has been successfully treating cases with metabolic disorders (like diabetes), skin disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, mental health, pain management, etc. with Ayurvedic approaches including Herbs, Panchakarma, Agni Karma, Marma therapy, etc. She has a firm belief in a holistic approach to treating the body, mind, and soul.

She has been giving lectures, training sessions, and seminars throughout her career on promoting Ayurveda into the daily lives of many in residential societies, corporations, and schools in India. She has also been providing the public with basic Ayurvedic lifestyle recommendations and Ayurvedic management of diseases. She has been a visiting Ayurveda Physician in many Ayurvedic clinics in India, Europe, and the USA. Vaidya Amandeep’s mission in life is to spread Ayurvedic wisdom around the world.

Sanjeev Kalra, BAMS, Master’s in Ayurvedic Psychiatry

Clinical Training Director of the BA in AyurVeda Wellness and Integrative Health
Assistant Professor of Physiology and Health

Sanjeev Kalra is a well known Maharishi Ayurveda specialist with expertise in Ayurvedic Neuropsychiatry. He is a leading Ayurvedic physician and holds over 16 years of clinical, academic and administrative experience.

Vaidya Kalra has worked with top hospitals in India and served as the Senior Consultant at the Maharishi Ayurveda Hospital in New Delhi prior to joining Maharishi International University. He has taught Ayurveda in various Ayurvedic medical colleges and also served as the Senior Administrator. He has been associated with the Greek Institute of Ayurveda, taught Nadi Vigyan and has seen patients from all over the world.

He earned his MD (Doctor of Medicine) in Ayurveda from one of the world’s leading Ayurveda Medical Institute, SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital Hassan. The MD degree is conferred to the BAMS doctors who have studied 5 and 1/2 years in modern medicine and traditional Ayurveda after completing their specialised postgraduate dissertation, with 3 years of full clinical training in India. Vaidya Kalra studied under some of the world’s top modern Vaidyas and Administrators including Professor P.N. Rao, Professor B.S. Prasad, and Professor Suhas Shetty.

Sangeeta Sharma, BAMS, PhD

Clinical Training Director of the MS in Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine
Assistant Professor of Physiology and Health

Dr. Sangeeta Sharma is mother of two children and wife of a physicist, is an Ayurveda Vaidya, MD PhD in Panchakarma (Ayurveda), Researcher and Academician. She comes from the rich Vedic cultural background and strong values like sincerity, self-discipline, kindness and Gratitude inherited from her family. Her father inspired her to pursue Ayurveda, the holistic science and dream of representing Ayurveda at international Level.

Vaidya Sangeeta is a dedicated Professional with 15 years of experience in practice and 5years in teaching during PG and PhD in Ayurveda. She is Specialized in Panchakarma had cured several patients with variety of ailments including metabolic and lifestyle disorders. She is also Certified in Nutrition and Health education and Astro Medicine and uses a holistic approach by including yoga, Astrology, and meditation in curing a disease and preventing from reoccurrence. She is an avid learner and have attended many workshops and conferences to update herself on the new developments and different approaches to curing ailments.

In her endeavor to share knowledge with others, she has co-authored a book on Vamana karma,(Therapeutic emesis),in 2018,first of its kind exclusively on Vamana Karma, and have presented many papers and published several articles. She is Passionate about giving back to society and have done a lot of work with NGO’s and community development. She have conducted many camps and awareness programs to educate a common man on Ayurveda way of living.

She has done her BAMS (Graduation) from Dr. BRKR Govt. Ayurveda College, Hyderabad, India and was the topper of her batch. Later pursued her post-graduation (MD) and PhD from National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India. She was All India 4th Rank in the PG entrance and All India 2nd Rank in PhD entrance. She has done her Research on Dyslipidemia in her MD and Hypothyroidism in PhD.

She is a Guinness Book of World Records holder for being the trainer and key participant in the “Largest number of people receiving NASYA therapy” during RAYM held at National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur on 15th September 2017.

Before joining MIU, she worked as Research Head for Vaishnavi welfare and charitable trust, an NGO in India, working on the management of Malnutrition through Ayurveda and as a Panchakarma Consultant in Guna Ayurveda, Hyderabad.

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