"When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.
When diet is correct, medicine is of no need."
- Ayurvedic Proverb

Ayurveda is a five thousand year old system of healing, with origins in the Vedic culture of ancient India. The Sanskrit word Ayurveda is derived from the root words ayuh, meaning "life" or "longevity", and veda, meaning "science" or "sacred knowledge." Ayurveda therefore translates as, "the sacred knowledge of life."
Ayurvedic medicine ("Ayurveda" for short) is one of the world's oldest holistic ("whole-body") healing systems. It's based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its main goal is to promote good health, not fight disease.
Therapies are typically based on the appropriate diet and lifestyle for each body type, or Dosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha or a combination ). Doshas are the forces that create the physical body. They determine conditions of growth, aging, health and disease. Typically, one of the three doshas predominates and determines one's constitution or mind-body type.
The use of complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances may be recommended as needed to facilitate healing and maintain wellness.

Sandra Lourido RN, PHN, MSN, RAC, RAHP

Sandra Lourido, RN, PHN, MSN
Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner
Registered Ayurvedic Herbalist and Pharmacist

After a successful career in healthcare spanning 4 decades, but peppered with personal health issues which lasted 30 years, I was able to overcome my ills and I learned to heal myself. My struggles with diabetes, liver damage from pharmaceuticals, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue, psoriasis, IBS, Spinal cord injury and anoxic brain injury left me spent and hopeless and wanting to give up life.
The turnaround and hope were realized in 2010 when my last effort to find a way out of my despair led me to the root cause of my health woes.
Subsequent to my initial recovery, I realized that the positive results I achieved were not sustainable unless I undertook some significant lifestyle changes.
My lifestyle changes were made possible because of Ayurvedic Medicine, which has given me the best model for sustainable outcomes. Having now graduated from 4 years of Ayurvedic Medicine training, I decided to help others.
My Life's mission includes teaching, empowering and supporting people who are frustrated with their health issues as I once was, to find the way to recovery and wellness just like I did.

Services and Modalities

Specializing in chronic conditions that may be improved or resolved through life style changes and using food as medicine.

Bilingual Spanish/ English consultations

Ayurvedic Health Evaluation with Life Style recommendations

When getting an initial consultation, plan to spend about 1.5 hours with the practitioner. The consultation is a thorough process in which the consultant really gets to know you. It consists of examining eight areas of the body and bodily functions, all of which reveal places of balance and imbalance.

Lab analysis with recommendations for optimal health

Bring your labs or order labs for review and analysis for optimal health.
Complete hormonal testing, Gut Microbiome testing and Advance Blood testing may be

Virtual Appointments

Tele-medicine appointments available through Zoom

Ayurvedic Herbal Formulas

Classic ayurvedic formulations are based on traditional ayurvedic textbooks or Vedic Text such as Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, etc. Ayurvedic treatment is non-invasive and non-toxic, so it can be used safely as an alternative therapy or along-side conventional therapies. 

Kansa/ Marma Therapy

Kansa Vataki is an Ayurvedic treatment from India that has been used for centuries. To this day in India, bronze is still known as "the healing metal" having long ago been discovered to help relieve all kinds of pain and provide a gentle detoxifying effect.

Sound Therapy for Bio-tuning

Tuning forks are used in energetic healing by applying specific vibrations to certain areas of the body to release tension and open blocked energy. This type of healing with sound brings emotional balance and pain relief.

Healing Touch

Is a non-invasive energy therapy in which the practitioner consciously uses the hands in a heart centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional and spiritual health. Balancing the energy fields, restoring balance and harmonies in the energy system, placing the client in a position to self heal.

Hijama/ Cupping Therapy

This is an ancient Method to help relieve pain, inflammation, increase blood flow, relaxation and well being. It is also used as a type of deep tissue massage.

Ear Coning

Is an Ancient therapy used to cleanse and harmonize the different energy fields of the body.

Location & Hours

Ancient Medicine Nurse

Nipomo, CA 94103

Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Zoom Appointments and Home Visits available. Inquire for details.

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Liability Statement

The statements found within these pages have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If a product or treatment is recommended in these pages, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information contained herein is meant to be used to educate the reader and is in no way intended to provide individual medical advice. Medical advice must only be obtained from a Medical Doctor.