Ayurveda Summit: A More Personalized Approach to Health
Free from August 24-August 30, 2020
Program Director: Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP
This summit is hosted by integrative dermatologist and Ayurveda practitioner, Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP. The Ayurveda Summit features a diverse group of Ayurvedic practitioners and researchers who discuss topics from herbs to food energetics to psychology to oils and supplements. We cover the basics of Ayurveda as well as protocols for use of herbs and lifestyle modifications. Dr. Sivamani interviews well known Ayurveda researchers to understand the latest in the emerging science and how they are being incorporated into treatment options.
1. How Does Ayurveda Personalize? Elements vs Doshas-Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP
This session with Dr. Raja Sivamani will review the basics of Ayurveda and how balances and imbalances are defined. The concepts of the doshas will be discussed along with the importance of understanding the element based approach to describing balances and imbalances. Clinical examples of the imbalances will be provided as part of the lecture.
2. The Role of Agni in Ayurveda-Jayarajan Kodhikanath
Agni is perhaps one of the most important concepts in Ayurveda and can reveal how you digest the inputs into the body, such as food, emotions, and vision. This session will explore how Agni describes the body and how a person’s tendencies may tie into Agni. The signs of abnormal Agni will be discussed along with practical solutions to restore Agni.
3. Ayurvedic Approach to Burnout-Siri Chand Kaur Khalsa, MD
The field of LIfestyle Medicine has been pioneering powerful clinical recommendations to prevent disease and improve health in recent years. Interestingly, the foundational principles of Lifestyle Medine are all well described in the recommended daily routine or Dinacharya (दिनचर्या) found in ancient Ayurvedic texts in great detail. In this talk, we will bridge our understanding of these ancient concepts with modern medical evidence-based recommendations of lifestyle choices.
4. Ayurvedic Approach to Using Herbs-Jayagopal Parla BAMS, MOAM, CMT
This session will discuss how herbs are used in Ayurvedic medicine. We will review the four key energetics of herbs and how they are personalized.
5. Ayurveda and Nutrition-Susan Weis-Bohlen
Susan Weis-Bohlen joins Dr. Raja Sivamani to describe the Ayurvedic approach to nutrition and how a nutritional plan is personalized. Access Susan’s By The Dosha Food Guidelines Seasonal Ayurveda handout here.
6. Bridging Modern Science with Ancient Wisdom: Standardizing Traditionally used Ayurvedic Herbs-Ajay Patel
Join Ajay Patel as he takes us through the science of herbal extracts. Ayurveda has a rich history in the use of herbs, and this session explores how modern science can help to standardize herbal extracts so that the herbs can be used as high quality supplements.
7. The Science and Art of Oils-Jayagopal Parla BAMS, MOAM, CMT
Topical oils are a central part of Ayurvedic topical therapies and this session reviews how oils are used from an Ayurvedic perspective. We cover the energetics of oils and how oils can be customized.
8. Personalized Health for Dogs and their Humans-Amanda Ree
Most people are surprised to learn how applicable and effective Ayurveda can be for dogs too! Learn tips to easily recognize and support each of the doshas in our canine companions.
Siri Chand Kaur Khalsa, MD
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