Vaidya Anupama Kizhakkeveettil (Anu) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, licensed acupuncturist, yoga teacher, and Professor and Program Director of Ayurvedic Medicine at Southern California University of Health Sciences. Her many contributions to the field of complementary and alternative medicine include extensive travel to propagate Ayurveda worldwide, numerous research presentations at national and international conferences, frequent publication in various peer-reviewed research journals, and regular participation as a peer reviewer at conferences as well as journals.
She currently serves on the Research Working Group of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health and is Co-Principal Investigator for an NIH-funded research study. She has received a number of awards for her work on Ayurveda and complementary and alternative medicine. She was also invited to attend WHO’s International Expert consulting meeting in 2019 and 2020. As an advocate for the Ayurvedic profession and the advancement of its goals, Vaidya Anu serves on the boards of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). Vaidya Anu has been actively participating in the American public health Association’s Integrative, Complementary, and Traditional Health Practices Section since 2007.
She integrates diet, yoga, lifestyle counseling, herbs, and various Ayurveda bodywork therapies individualized to the patient’s conditions. Her main interests are managing musculoskeletal conditions, mental health, women’s health, and preventative care. She believes in an integrative approach to health and wellness care.