Dr. Kizhakkeveettil (Anu) is an ayurvedic practitioner, licensed acupuncturist and certified yoga teacher. She graduated in Ayurvedic Medicine from Mangalore University in India, received a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) and her Ph.D. from Walden University. She is currently the Program Director for Ayurvedic Medicine and provides clinical services for SCU Health System. In her clinical practice she integrates diet, yoga, lifestyle counseling, herbs and various body work therapies individualized to patient’s condition. Her main interests are managing musculoskeletal condition, mental health, women’s health and preventative care.
Dr. Prasad graduated in ayurvedic medicine from University of Kerala, India and received his Master in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU). Dr. Prasad is a licensed acupuncturist in California and holds a Diploma in acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is currently working as a professor of research at SCU’s College of Eastern Medicine. a supervising clinican in ayurvedic medicine, acupuncture and eastern medicine at SCU’s Health Center and provides acupuncture and eastern medicine services at the Student Health and Counseling Center at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Prasad has over twenty years in clinical experience in integrating ayurveda, traditional chinese medicine, and western diagnostic methods to evaluate, assess, and manage patients. Additionally, he also advises in yoga, tai-chi and breathing practices to his clients. One of his strengths is providing detailed dietary advice based on eastern traditional medicine that is individualized to the patient’s condition. His main interests are in managing internal medicine conditions, specifically gastrointestinal, respiratory, immunological, psychological, and cardiovascular conditions.
Veronica Velazquez, a Certified Massage Therapist, and a 2010 graduate of SCU’s Massage Therapy Program recently joined the SCU Health System. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is certified by the California Massage Therapy Council.
Veronica has over 5 years of experience working with clients with musculoskeletal disorders and other various conditions. Combining the effective elements of Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, myofascial, prenatal, and geriatric massage, she tailors every treatment to each individual’s needs. Veronica takes an active role in educating her clients on the many benefits of massage such as pain management, rehabilitation, injury recovery, and relaxation.
Veronica received her Master’s of Science in Kinesiology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with an emphasis on exercise physiology. She finds teaching very rewarding. In 2014, she joined the SCU School of Professional Studies as an instructor for the Massage Therapy program.
As a firm believer in the inseparable connection between body and mind, Veronica is an advocate of massage for relieving physical as well as emotional stress. She strongly believes in massage as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and well-being.