Ruchi Puri MD Msc FACOG
I am a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist who grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC. As a first generation Indian American, I possess a rich curiosity for both Eastern and Western healing traditions, along with a habit of challenging conventional thinking. I hold all the usual degrees of Medicine along with a few extras. In addition, I continue to study Ayurvedic Medicine, Five Element Acupuncture, the impact of trauma on our development, and modalities of Spiritual Healing.
My journey is off the beaten path. I am global nomad who has traveled, worked and studied in over 35 countries. My experience traverses the healthcare industry, policy, research, public relations and clinical medicine. I maintain a strong passion for improving women’s healthcare globally with years of humanitarian service devoted to improving obstetric and surgical care.
I live in San Francisco where I enjoy being close to the ocean, hiking the headlands, and photographing life unfolding. My joy lives in the collective nurturing of family, friends and community.
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics
- Bachelor of Science in Cell Molecular Biology and Genetics
- Masters of Science in Global Health
- Doctorate of Medicine
- Fellow of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist
- Duke University Global Health Fellowship
- Pre & Perinatal Psychology and Healing Developmental Trauma with Myrna Martin
- Timeless Wisdom Training with Thomas Huebl
- Ayurvedic Medicine self-study
- Five Element Acupuncture in the JR Worsley Tradition
- Disciple of Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Shadhiliyya Sufism
Philosophy: Architecture of Healing
This being human is a Guest House.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
Each may be clearing you out
for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
Meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
Rumi has a way with words. Especially, when it comes to conveying our suffering and opening a door to healing. Our journey in life comes with “homework” and it can take a lifetime of learning to complete. The assignments start showing up in all sorts of life circumstances. Some are pleasant surprises and others knock us off course. When we get off course in the form of illness, anxiety, depression, soothing ourselves with addictive habits, a loss of heart, a sense of helplessness, or hopelessness; it is the wake up call of that guide from the beyond. Healing is about returning to our course.
The process of healing is as unique to each of us as our own individuality. As a medical student, I bought into the notion that healing is: doctors fixing patients. It was a naive view, albeit part of the conventional dogma. Between learning the intricate complexities of the physical body and practicing what I was taught, I did not consistently witness healing. The dissatisfaction of handing out band-aids drove my curiosity around understanding our uniqueness. Why don’t medical treatments work for everyone? Emerging from that frustration was a devotion to learning about other healing traditions and the principles behind our transformative potential. My offering is at the intersection of the major healing traditions, science and spirituality in the form of Be•ology. I want to teach you about the wisdom that arises from an integrated understanding of these knowledge disciplines and inspire you to access your wellness potential.
Our work together is about helping you understand the inner and outer landscape of your unique architecture. Be•ology is a blueprint that guides you into a process of empowering your intrinsic capacity for healing. You will learn the importance of shedding destructive habits, negative feelings, the disembodiment and unsupportive beliefs distorting your innate architecture and feeding illness. Each of the healing traditions tends to focus on particular components of our architecture and can be effective when we understand how they can help us. My commitment is to be a co-architect in your healing design, so you can truly meet what hurts you most. We will walk together and learn about your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual vulnerabilities until they transform into your strengths and lead you to those new delights.
Today, I am wise and want to change myself. —Rumi
- You understand that “fixing” the problem comes from within you but need help discovering how.
- You are ready to be solely responsible for all aspects of yourself.
- You accept that transformative healing occurs with cultivating comfort within the uncomfortable.
- You are committed to letting go of things you are attached to but hurt you.
- You want to confront your own resistance to changes you long to make but do not.
- You understand that it’s a personal investment (time, space, energy, material) to BE your change.
- You feel drawn to this work intellectually, emotionally and physically.
Scheduling & Fees
A credit card deposit for the full session fee is due upon scheduling and will be charged in the case of no show appointments or cancelations less than 48 hours. Cash, check and credit card is accepted at the time of the session.
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