In the shadow of Stamford Hospital’s new patient tower nearing completion, a onetime GE Capital employee has opened a new holistic health clinic based on Ayurveda. Under founder Moumita Roy, Kairali World of Ayurveda held a grand opening on April 11 at 56 West Broad St. in Stamford, with Mayor David Martin presiding the function. It is the first U.S. location for the company, which is based in India. Roy who trained in IT later pursued training in Ayurveda, and has been offering classes through Stamford Adult & Continuing Education.
Ayurveda achieved 13 percent growth in the U.S. While India’s government and institutes in other parts of the world support clinical research on Ayurvedic medicine, the practice has not been widely studied in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health, which maintains a website with information about Ayurveda. The Los Angeles-based National Ayurvedic Medical Association has more than 1,000 members nationally, and holds its annual conference April 14-17 in Warwick, R.I. Kairali World is not the first to offer Ayurveda treatment locally but options are limited, to include a few yoga studios and spas as well as the Institute for Ayurvedic & Naturopathic Therapies in Fairfield. In Brewster, N.Y., a clinic called the National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine is among the earliest in the United States under founder Scott Gerson.