About Dr. Lina

Dr. (Vaidya) Lina Thakar, B.A.M.S 

Integrative Ayurvedic Holistic Healer

Dr. (Vaidya) Lina runs a successful natural (holistic) integrative wellness institute in Pittsburgh PA.

***Ayurveda is not a licensed medicine program. Dr (Vaidya) Lina is NOT a medical doctor. Dr. (Vaidya) Lina does not practice medicine. 

Founder & Director, Ayurveda Integrative Wellness Institute

  • Ayurveda Physician (Vaidya)  

  • Integrative / Holistic Healer

(Learn about Dr. Lina's specific integerative cancer healing support program, click here)

  • Holistic Healer focusing on 'Primary Prevention and Wellness Program' by Diet, Lifestyle, Detox & Stress Management. (Root cause of imbalance & chronic Conditions)

  • 20 years of extensive Ayurvedic Practice & Ayurvedic Teaching. 
  • Ayurveda Program includes  Diet, Lifestyle recommendations, PANCHAKARMA treatments, Herb support, Chakra Healing, Marma Pressure points, yoga, Pranayama and meditation recommendations 
  • Ayurvedic tradition in the family.
  • Been offering the remarkable and unique PANCHAKARMA program since 1993.
  • Many physicians are among Dr. Lina's clients and taking Ayurvedic and Panchakarma therapies from Dr. Lina

Dr. Lina's Integrative Wellness Practice in Pittsburgh PA

Dr. Lina’s Ayurveda Healing Approach as Integrated Wellness Program has been extensively recognized, appreciated and welcomed by Western Medicine. 

Dr. Lina has studied western medicine as part of her education in Ayurveda  and worked extensively with many physicians in India. She continues to work  with doctors in USA as well, to provide best integrated health care for all  medical conditions to help prevent, reduce and reverse imbalances.

Ayurveda Contributor & Provider for Integrative Medicine , Pituitary Association Network. (PNA)

A Wellness Provider for Integrated Medicine Program, Allegheny  General Hospital

A Preferred Provider for Integrative Oncology Program for UPMC Cancer Center based at the Hillman Cancer Center.

Ayurveda Services by Dr. Lina on  Hospital featured services under integrated medicine program. 

Presented Ayurveda at Frontier’s of Holistic Medicine’ Conference at Allegheny General Hospital

Ayurveda  Services presented at Cancer Integrative Wellness Fair, UPMC (University of   Pittsburgh Medical Center.)

Integrative Cancer Oncology - Dr. Lina on panel discussion TWICE,  January 14th, 2014 & Feb 25th, 2014, Hilman Cancer Center.

Many physicians are taking Ayurvedic treatments at Dr. Lina’s Ayurveda Center in Pittsburgh and referring the program to their patients . Read physicians’ testimonial s here

 

Education -

Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.)  - 1992, Pune University;  Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, one of the oldest Ayurvedic colleges in the world.  Studied under (Vaidya) Vilas Nanal, a 4th generation Ayurveda Physician since first year of BAMS 1987 and continued the teacher -disciple relationship until his sad demise (September 2014).  Ayurveda Program in India included training in ‘modern medicine’ and Dr Thakar worked with many Indian physicians in providing Ayurvedic programs for patients.

Ayurvedic Practitioner  - Pune, Maharashtra (India): January 1993 - January 2003.  Practiced and provided the gift of healing to thousands of men, women, and children by balancing, rejuvenating, and healing mind and body systems as well as complementing treatments offered by conventional medical doctors.

Ayurvedic Practitioner – Pittsburgh, PA (USA):  2005 – present.  In addition to her office based private practice, Dr. Thakar has offered ayurvedic services, lectures and counseling at various renowned institutes in Pittsburgh such as the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh, Yoga On Centre (2005-2007) and the Nuin Center (2008) in the Highland Park neighborhood and many more institutes and corporate companies.

Ayurvedic Nutritionist – In addition to her ayurvedic nutritional expertise, Dr Thakar completed 72 credits in conventional Nutrition at local community college.

The scope of 'Ayurveda Wellnes' in USA -

Please note the scope of Dr. Vaidya Lina's work, as HOLISTIC HEALER involves recommendations on diet, lifestyle, detox (through oil application therapies) and stress management tools such as yoga and meditation as form of PRIMARY PREVENTION that promote Well -being. (Diet, Lifestyle and stress are root causes of imbalance and chronic conditions)


Dr. Lina is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and meets the currently established NAMA criteria for education and experience as a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP). NAMA’s Practitioner level is currently the highest recognized credential for Ayurvedic Practioners in the United States

 

Dr. Lina believes that "One who enters into the heart of an individual with compassion and light of knowledge and tries to free them from all the physical and psychological problems is a true Ayurvedic physician."

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