The Gerson Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine

Scott Gerson, M.D., Ph.D. (Ayurveda) Medical Director, Jupiter Medical Center Dept. of Integrative Medicine Division of Education and Research






Lake Mary Clinic, Gerson Ayurvedic Spa, and Panchakarma Facility: at 635 Primera Blvd. Lake Mary, Florida 32746

Jupiter Medical Center at The Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness
1210 S. Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter, Florida 33458, Suite M-117.2




 Telephone: (561) 263-MIND (6463); option 2 (407) 549-2800

The Gerson Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine (GIAM) is recognized as the largest and most authentic resource of information on Ayurveda in the United States. It was established in 1982 by Scott Gerson, M.D., Ph.D. (Ayurveda) who is the nation's only medical doctor to hold degrees in both Ayurveda and conventional allopathic medicine. Dr. Gerson is widely regarded as this nation's most experienced Ayurvedic physician and researcher and works principally as a physician specializing in diagnostically difficult cases. His medical practice has combined authentic Ayurveda and state-of-the-art conventional medicine for nearly twenty years. This is also the location of The Foundation for Holistic Medical Research, a 501 (c)3 charitable organization devoted to contributing to the scientific bedrock of alternative mediicine through scientific research of the highest caliber. Dr. Gerson recently published part of his work on the antifungal activities of certain Ayurvedic plants (Gerson, S, Green, LH, Preliminary Evaluation Of Antimicrobial Activity of Extracts of Morinda citrifolia Linn., Abstr. Am. Soc. Microbiol. A-66:13 May 2002). He also submitted another study for publication in 2008: Efficacy Of Selected Essential Oils In Modifying Anxiety Neurosis As Assessed By EEG Analysis.


GIAM and The Foundation for Holistic Medical Research is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. His associated sister facility, Seagull Ranch, is a 100 acre organic farm and school which currently serves as an integral part of Dr.Gerson's medical practice where patients can obtain comprehensive Panchakarma detoxification treatments. Eventually, we hope it to be a full Ayurvedic School as well as a research facility and center for educational seminars and workshops. Currently, these other activities exist in separate facilities including our research laboratory in Farmingdale, NY. Many medicinal plants used in Ayurveda grow on the property.The GIAM Research Library is one of the largest collections of Ayurvedic literature in the United States and includes writings and research reports in English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Malayalam, Tamil, and several other dialects. The kitchen, food preparation and dining areas were specifically designed for teaching purposes.

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