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Dr.Rao’s experience and expertise

Alaknanda Rao (Ayurveda consultant) (B.A.M.S. D.Ayu.D, Pune University, India)

Professional Experience:

  • Working as an Ayurvedic consultant for the past 28 years.
  • Involved with Ayurveda in the Netherlands for the past 18 years and prior to that worked in India.
  • Managing my own Ayurvedic Clinic in Amstelveen, serving patients from virtually every corner of Netherlands and also other countries with in EU.
  • I give Ayurvedic consultations for various health issues using diet and life style changes, ayurvedic supplements and Panchakarma advice
  • Auto immune diseases, chronic diseases, musculoskeletal problems, lung problems, rheumatic conditions, liver problems, burnout syndrome, chronic fatigue, Ayurvedic gynecology, pregnancy and postnatal care, pediatrics and Ayurvedic dietetics are some of the specialty subjects of my work practice and the teaching work.
  • Ayurvedacharya (B.A.M.S., Pune University, India)
  • Post graduate diploma in Ayurvedic nutrition and dietetics (Tilak Maharashtra University, Pune, India)
  • Has worked with renowned Vaidyas to get experience with traditional healing methods and Ayurvedic medicine preparation
  • Received traditional knowledge of Pulse diagnosis through Gurukula system

Teaching experience:

  • Regularly teaching Ayurveda workshops organized by Holisan B.V. for last 15 years
  • Ayurveda faculty at Delight Academy, Amsterdam teaching clinical subjects to 3 rd and 4th year students of Ayurveda Practitioners course
  • Worked as Principal teacher for Ayurvedic Institute AGN, The Netherlands and Belgium.
  • Worked as a Principal teacher for Academy Of Ayurvedic Studies, The Netherlands.
  • Conducted workshops for ‘Saswitha school for Yoga and Philosophy’, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
  • Worked as a visiting faculty for EIVS in Switzerland and France.
  • Designed and Conducted Courses in Pune, for American student exchange program of the American Colleges of Midwest (ACM, Pune branch) for 5 years.
  • Conducted 3 months Internship Program in India for the students of The College of Ayurveda, London
  • I have been teaching in India and in Europe, giving workshops on Ayurveda to educate common people, Ayurveda students, mesologists, doctors, nurses, midwives, kraamzorg , massage therapists, yoga teachers and health workers.
  • Worked with students from Croatia, Israel, Spain, France, The Netherlands, UK and USA on individual basis, providing post graduate level practical experience in various different subjects like Panchakarma , Diet, Diagnostic skills, Ayurvedic Herbology, Ayurvedic gynaecology, child care, Ayurvedic cooking and Ayurvedic skin and hair care.


  • Co-authored book ‘Open your eyes to Ayurveda’ , published by Chaukhamba Publication in 2006