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Meet Yael Steinfeld of Claremont Ayurvedic Healing Clinic

Today we’d like to introduce you to Yael Steinfeld.

Yael, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Early 2007, while working at Kaiser Fontana as an RNP, I went to hear a lecture on Ayurvedic medicine. New to the USA, Dr. J. inspired us all. He spoke of Vata, Pitta, Kapha constitution and how balancing any imbalance can bring healing. Illness is explained to be a consequence of mind-body-soul imbalance. I felt a deep calling to study it. This 5000 years old medicine inspired me with its depth of understanding humans, nature and the spirit. The completion of the two years school was a trip to India.

Colorful, fascinating India inspired me. The people, fields of rice, the riverboats and climbing the 1000 steps to a holy Temple were only a few amazing moments on that trip. The Ayurvedic hospital are surrounded by herbal gardens of healing plants. As the plants are processed, they are used to ease off and reverse chronic diseases like diabetes, IBS, HTN, and even cancer. I saw leeches used to clear wounds with pus; medicated oil on head for emotional problems, and so much more. Coming back to the USA, I joined Kerala Academy for another year before opening my clinic in Claremont.

I am honored to help reverse autoimmune diseases, ease off sciatica pains, gut problems, liver, kidney, Parkinson’s, and many other symptoms. It says that Ayurveda started in a state of meditation and observation of nature. Now science examines many of the Ayurvedic herbs such as ashwagandha, turmeric, guduchi, triphala and more. I believe that the greatest strength of Ayurveda is in its tripod of seeing us as a whole. Therefore, I studied hypnotherapy, and now I am pursuing the Ayurvedic Doctor degree.

It was a very inspiring trip. I loved colorful India. Excited to actually see and feel the healing plants and the long process into healing medications. The Ayurvedic hospitals are very different from the white walls OSU hospital I worked at for many years.

It was fascinating to see the ancient Temples and the deep spiritual.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
When I was four years old, I loved painting. In one of my drawings, my mother wrote – when I’ll grow up, I will be a doctor. That was in a kibbutz where I grew up.

Yes, the road since then was filled with turns but somehow, after a couple of years in the USA, I enrolled in an LVN program, then RN, BSN, MSN and RNP. I wasn’t familiar with Ayurveda but always came from a compassionate caring and kind state of mind. I worked years at the OSU surgical intensive care and later at Kaiser Fontana.

Please tell us about Claremont Ayurvedic Healing Clinic.
I am an Ayurvedic Practitioner & RNP. My clients come for many different reasons which can be helped through oil treatments, herbs, pranayama, insightful discussions, and of course, appropriate food and lifestyle.

Each person is on his own spiritual healing path. I am honored to be there with compassion and the required knowledge.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I doubt the wheels of life can be turned back. In a way, I believe that challenges along my path were all helpful as the important knowledge and tools to do the service I am doing now.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 226 West Foothill Blvd. Suite I, Claremont 91711
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  • Phone: 909-921-7115
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  • Yelp: Ayurvedic Healing Clinic

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Dr. Jayarajan

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