Paul Dugliss, MD

Paul Dugliss, MD

Physician, Educator, Spiritual Counselor, and Author

Pitta Vata
Constitution: Pitta-Vata

Paul Dugliss, M.D. is the Academic Dean and Director of New World Ayurveda School, leading the movement to create a healthier world by making online Ayurvedic studies accessible to all. He is the chief proponent of Heart Centered Living and Heart-based Meditation.

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Articles by Paul Dugliss, MD
  • Meditation and Mental Health
    • Health and Wellness
    • October 30, 2020
    Meditation and Mental Health

    Meditation's deeper purpose is inner growth and development of consciousness. And this has many keys when it comes to furthering the practice of Ayurveda.

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  • Liver Rejuvenation for Balanced Health
    • July 17, 2018
    Liver Rejuvenation for Balanced Health

    The age we live in is unparalleled. We have access to the deepest wisdom from ancient times and modern science. Our understanding and the depth of our approach to health can be more profound and more effective than ever before. For this to be the case, though, we must overcome the assumptions that go into our approach to understanding. Even something as concrete as the liver has many implications when we look at the ancient tradition and the classical writings of Ayurveda.

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Education and Experience

Paul Dugliss, MD, practices Ayurvedic Medicine, Ayurvedic Spiritual Counseling, and Internal Medicine. He also is an acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is the former director of Oakwood Healthcare System’s Complementary & Alternative Medicine Center in Westland, MI. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), as well as being one of the founding members of the National Council on Ayurvedic Education (NCAE) and the National Association of Ayurvedic Schools and Colleges (NAASC).

Dr. Dugliss is the author of several books including Ayurveda—The Power to Heal, Enlightened Nutrition, Capturing the Bliss: Ayurveda and the Yoga of Emotions, Yoga & Ayurveda, and Think with the Heart / Love with the Mind. He has a master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and is currently focusing his practice of medicine on Ayurvedic Spiritual Counseling.

Dr. Dugliss's Point of View

How were you introduced to Ayurveda?

From a very wonderful enlightened soul and long-term meditator who knew I was studying Traditional Chinese Medicine. He said if you like Chinese Medicine, you will love Ayurveda. He was right.

When are you most likely to go out of balance and how do you bring yourself back in balance using Ayurveda?

Traveling always throws me for a loop. I try to bring massage oil with me and do abhyanga as soon as I can when I get to my destination. I also meditate frequently on the plane.

What does the future of Ayurveda look like to you?

I see Ayurveda become the primary complementary medicine in the US.

What's one Ayurvedic practice anyone can implement to spur change in their life, right here, right now?


Events and Classes

Dr. Dugliss offers a variety of online classes, including the Foundations of Ayurveda, a six-week introduction to Ayurveda, and heart-based meditation training, a four-week live online training program.

He also has a free YouTube video, Ayurveda & Yoga: Consciousness-Based Healing.


Paul Dugliss, MD