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

About Ayurveda.MD/Dominican 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. For the past 21 years, Ayurveda.MD was located in Brewster, NY; for 12 years prior to that it had been in Manhattan. Dr. Gerson's medical practice has combined authentic Ayurveda and state-of-the-art conventional medicine for nmore than thirty years. The facility was also the location of The Foundation for Holistic Medical Research (FHMR), a registered 501 (c)3 charitable organization dedicated to contributing to the scientific bedrock of alternative medicine through original 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 2013: Efficacy Of Selected Essential Oils In Modifying Anxiety Neurosis As Assessed By EEG Analysis. His current research interest is in the metabolomic and epigenetic actions of Ayurvedic herbs and therapies in cancer and chronic disease.

Ayurveda.MD (1995-2015)


Today GIAM (The Gerson Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine) and The Foundation For Holistic Medical Research are both located in West Palm Beach, Florida area. The main facility is nested within an elegant residential area in the West Palm Beach suburbs. Frankly, it is a paradise on earth. The sister facility, 35 minutes away in Indiantown, comprises a comprehensive Panchakarma unit outfitted with state-of-the-art panchakarma equipment (selected by Dr. Gerson), a Yoga Center, and Dr. Gerson’s second medical office. In addition, the premises include the PhytoVeda Organic Ayurvedic Herb Farm--where fresh Ayurvedi medicinal herbs used in Dr. Gerson's practice are grown.  

The Gerson Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine (GIAM) is operating in association and with the blessings and under the auspices of the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH), a part of the Central Government of India. Together with AYUSH Minister Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Dr. Gerson is working on the cultivation and regeneration of Ayurvedic medicinal plants as well as to promote original Ayurvedic research into treatments for diseases which afflict humanity.

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