The popularity of ayurvedic medicine is growing in the U.S., but there isn't a formal system yet to license practitioners. To learn more, our contributor Luiza Vieira talked to Marc Halpern in Nevada City, who is at the forefront of this movement.
Ayurveda originated in India approximately 5,000 years ago. It uses a combination of natural medicines, foods, colors, sounds and touch to help patients.
Marc Halpern is the president of the California College of Ayurveda in Nevada City. The school also runs a community clinic.