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Business Support For Your Ayurveda Practice (Madison Waggoner & Rachel Spillane)
Get to know your colleagues in the professional Ayurveda community! Join us for a unique opportunity to share a 1-minute elevator speech of your Ayurveda-based business. Let us know what you specialize in and if you have an ask on how the larger community can support you. A connected professional community is important to not only support our clients and patients, but continue growing the practice of Ayurveda. Please come prepared with your 1-minute elevator speech as well as business cards.
Ayurveda in Colorado: Where do We Stand? (Heather Baines, A.D., COLORAMA President)
Ayurveda on the National Level (Alakananda Ma, M.B.B.S., NAMA President)
Progress and Legal obstacles toward the licensure of Ayurveda in Colorado (Robert A. Lees, Esq)
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DENVER, CO, 80219
Healthy Pregnancy & Fetal Development According to Classical Āyurveda, (Melissa Camacho, L.Ac.)
A month-to-month outline for proper diet, lifestyle and herbal protocols for pregnant women taken from the classical texts Caraka Samhita Sarirasthana (Chapters Three, Four, and Eight), Susruta Samhita Sarirasthana (Chapters Three and Ten); and Ashtanga Hrdayam Sarirasthana (Chapter One). Dietary recipes (drinks. foods, and congees) for the modern pregnant women will be included.
Improving Birth & Postpartum Outcomes Through Āyurveda (Alyssa Megeath, CD(DONA))
Beginning with labor in the hospital setting, we will discuss what care looks like during the postnatal season and The First 42 Days. Evidence-based research on continuous labor support, the impact postpartum care has on a family, childbirth statistics within the U.S., along with successful client case studies integrating Ayurvedic support will be discussed.
Introduction to Āyurveda for Menopause (Terra Rafael, Registered Home-birth Midwife and Ayurvedic practitioner)
By merging understanding of menopausal changes with Ayurveda, women can have a smoother and healthier transition. This talk will share information and principles which Ayurvedic Practitioners can use to better recognize and support their client’s unique process.
Rasayana and Modern Stem Cell Research (John Douillard, D.C., CAS )
Cellular rejuvenation and longevity have been a fundamental branch of Ayurvedic study for thousands of years. Today, we could translate the concept of rasayana as the proliferation or enhancement of stem cells for health, rejuvenation, and longevity. We will examine the ways in which Rasayana therapies increase stem cell activity, and review the herbs and other Ayurvedic therapies which are used in the process.
Using Rasayana to Enhance Prana in Aging Persons (Bharat Vaidya, M.D., B.A.M.S.)
Viewing rasayana through the lens of longevity, we will examine the herbs and rejuvenation therapies which can be used to re-activate specific areas of the body tending toward senescence, and restore prana to them.
Overview of Rasayana Chikista according to Srotas (VedAcharya Dhanada Kulkarni)
Rasayana therapy affords comprehensive physiological and metabolic restoration and gives important contribution to minimize difficulties like the diminution of sense organs, strength of body, mental impairment and resistance against diseases among elders. Rasayana effect is not a specific pharmacological action but is a complex phenomenon operating through a comprehensive mechanism involving the fundamental factors like rasa-samvahandhatusagni and srotasas. This presentation is an overview of different rasayanas specific for each srotas and strotodusti.
The Practical Utilization of Rasayana in Critical Transitions of Disease Management (Kashyapa Fisher)
As Clinicians we must constantly navigate the relationship between Rogi bala, the strength of the Patient, and Roga bala, the strength of the Disease process. While in numerous cases Pacana or Sodhana present themselves as the obvious course of treatment, their realization is often inhibited due to the lack of Rogi bala. This presentation will explore through several case studies how Rasayana can be utilized to promote and safeguard patient strength and stability for the purpose of enabling further and more intensive treatment.
Join us for live demo of traditional Ayurvedic recipes from ancient times. First, we will learn a tasty and Vata pacifying recipe made from black millet and amaranth flour, which is a highly nutritious staple for diabetic patients, and perfect dish for the Fall season. Second, let's enjoy a Pitta pacifying and refreshing recipe from rural Maharashtra, India which is made from fresh coconut and Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana).
A New Look at Prajñāparādha and its Relationship to Trauma Treatment (Freedom Cole)
Prajñāparādha is the root cause of physical and mental disease, yet it rarely gets the attention it deserves. We will take a new look at the characteristics of prajñāparādha in light of modern trauma research to be able to better understand the failure of prajñāand how we can effectively evaluate it and make appropriate recommendations.
Clinical Considerations in Chittodvega (Sujatha Reddy, LPC BAMS DCC)
Chittodvega is the āyurvedic term for acute anxiety neurosis. It falls under the general heading of unmada ("insanity") and is a psychological and physiological state borne of fear and desire, characterized by cognitive, somatic, emotional and behavioral components. Sushruta describes Unmada as "a derangement of bodily Doshas affecting the upcoursing nerves and thereby producing a distracted state of Manas (mind)." When considering treatment options, the āyurvedic principle that “like increases like and opposites balance” is the key to reduce anxiety and restore balance.
Provided by our sponsor Little India of Denver
Ayurvedic Research in the 19th and 20th centuries (Bharat Vaidya, M.D., B.A.M.S.)
This time period, in which Ayurvedic education was consolidated under the university system, was a fertile time for ongoing discoveries in Ayurvedic medicine. Stories of this time include research on Yoga, a universal herb and its impact on Ayurvedic communities, water resources and their connection to the health of local communities , the re-linking Ayurveda to Upanishadic principles, and more.
Recent Peer-Reviewed Research in Jyotish and its relevance to Ayurveda (Renay Oshop )
Jyotish is an essential part of classical Ayurveda. In contemporary terms, it may at first seem difficult to include Jyotish in one's practice given our culture's esteem of science and technology. However, as scientific peer review is an integral part of knowledge testing and dissemination in our era,scientific peer-reviewed research in Jyotish supports Ayurveda at its most culturally challenging and hence substantiates the use of Ayurveda as a whole. Three very recent peer-reviewed and published Jyotish studies will be presented, two of which Oshop is an author.
Extreme Diets, Modern diet-for-disease research, and Ayurvedic principles (John Douillard, D.C., CAS)
Today diets seem more extreme than ever: 80% fat keto diets (1)three meat meals a day paleo diets (2)and extreme no-fat vegan diets (3)all seeming to serve a segment of society physiologicallypsychologicallymedicinallyspirituallyor environmentally. Understanding these diets helps us understand nature (Ayurveda) and our individual dietary needs better, be they from genetic or constitutional differences; digestive imbalances; or religious, animal rights, or ecological beliefs.
Modern research confirms some ancient Ayurvedic principles (Sarasvati Buhrman, Ph.D. C-IAYT, E-RYT 500)
In the last decade, a number of studies have confirmed some ancient Ayurvedic principles such as the relationship of agni to brain function and immunity (through studies involving our gut biome), and the health detriments of too-frequent eating. In addition there is some suggestion that genotypes of limited markers may relate to prakrti.
Integrating Ayurveda into an Allopathic medicine Practice (Nita Desai, M.D.)
Western Methods of Energy Testing in Ayurvedic Clinical Practice (Heidi Nordlund, A.D.)
Energy testing, which originates from western metaphysical traditions such as muscle testing and pendulum testing, can be applied to āyurvedic practice. In this energy testing system, however, a numbering system is used, rather than an object or touch. Case studies will be used to demonstrate how to quickly obtain additional information on patients and their needs, as well as the qualities of foods and herbs for individual patients.
Different approaches to Elevated Cholesterol Levels in Western Medicine, Ayurveda, and Yoga Therapy (Helgrid Randolph M.D.,)
This presentation will address different approaches to elevated cholesterol levels in Western Medicine, Ayurveda, and Yoga Therapy.
Incorporating Ayurvedic principles into Western Therapeutic Massage (Mira Devi, L.M.T.)
Ayurvedic principles can be applied in a number of ways to Swedish or Western Therapeutic Massage, including types of touch corresponding to the three gunas, the use of marma points (which influence all 5 koshas of the individual), the application of knowledge of dosha sites (for example, slow gentle circles on the low belly or low back/sacrum to balance high Vata), the five elements, subtle body anatomy, light application of oil to certain key points, and generally always tending to all the layers of the client: body mind consciousness.
Combining Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine; Strengths and Weaknesses of Two Ancient Systems (Melissa Camacho)
In this presentation, Melissa will discuss her experience integrating Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine. Her practice specializes in women's health digestion and pain.
Multiple System Atrophy. (Susan Bernhardt,C-IAYT, LMT, certified Advanced Ayurvedic Medicine practitioner)
Multiple System Atrophy is a rareprogressive neurodegenerative disease. In my presentation, I will discuss signs and symptoms of MSA, along with an Ayurvedic understanding of this disease and treatment protocols based on my experience working with an MSA patient and observing other MSA patients.
Ayurvedic Intervention in a Case of Multiple Myeloma (Larissa V. H. Sinegina, AD (NAMA), R.N.(Ukraine))
Treatments used in successful Ayurvedic interventions in selected cancers will be discussed, with emphasis on herbal intervention. Cases involving prostate cancer, melanoma, colorectal carcinoma will be discussed.
Medical Jyotish Model and Case Study of Cancer with Samprapti (Renay Oshop)
For those who receive the diagnosis of cancer from conventional allopathy, alternative complementary models of health have long been recognized as being demonstrably helpful. In this presentation, the Ayurvedic model of cancer (as initially presented by Vasant Lad) is demonstrated by using a case study. Samprapti of the case is also presented via the Jyotisha of the client.