Crozer-Keystone Health System has added a holistic health-care provider to its medical complex in western Delaware County.
Ayuvia, which offers patients complementary and alternative medicine services, has opened an office at Crozer Brinton Lake in Gulph Mills, Pa. The office is the first for Ayuvia, which promotes wellness and provides treatments for chronic and acute illness and pain.
"There is a growing increase in the awareness and personal accountability of health and wellness," said Antara Dutta, the company's founder and CEO. "Ownership is being taken to adopt healthy habits in nutrition and lifestyle. This calls for a compelling need for a holistic partner. ... Ayuvia is integrating the best of ancient and modern medicine."
Dutta said the company's name is derived from the word "Ayu," which in Sanskrit means "long life," and "Via," which is Latin for path.
Ayuvia focuses is on:
• Stress management, including dealing with insomnia, cancer diagnosis and treatment, smoking cessation and personal events.
• Pain management, including managing symptoms of arthritis, joint pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, migraines and lymphedema.
• Women's health, including addressing issues related to PMS, menopause, infertility, osteoporosis, prenatal nutrition and fibromyalgia.
• Changing lifestyles and managing health issues, such as losing weight, quitting smoking or dealing with diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.
Ayuvia's staff includes a nurse practitioner, nutritionists, massage therapists, acupuncturists and a psychosocial therapist. Dutta said her plan is to develop relationships and collaborate with traditional medical providers at Crozer Brinton Lake and throughout the region.