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Digestion: An Ayurvedic Approach
Presenter: Dr. Hemant Gupta, DNM, MD (Ayurveda)
Ayurveda is the oldest system of holistic medicine in the world. The sages of Ancient India passed on the wisdom of Ayurveda to mankind through the ages for over 5000 years. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word where “Ayu” refers to all aspects of life and nature, and “Veda” means knowledge or learning at the deepest level. Known as the science of life, Ayurveda treats the person as a whole – a combination of body, mind and spirit. Prevention is a key tenet in Ayurveda. The Ayurvedic approach to health emphasizes prevention of illness, rather than simply waiting to cure it. Ayurveda also teaches us how to live in harmony with the laws of nature in our daily and seasonal routines. >Optimum Digestion is Foundation to Perfect health, Vitality, & Prevention of Chronic Disease.
Lecture highlights include:
• Practical Introductions to Ayurvedic Physiology, Psychology, and Dietetics
• An Historical Overview of Ayurveda
• A complete understanding of Agni (Digestive Fire)
• Nutritional and therapeutic recommendations from a holistic and Ayurvedic approach
• Key Ayurvedic approaches to stress management and restful sleep
• Dosha rebalance through essential oils
About the Presenter
Dr. Hemant Gupta is a renowned scholar, researcher, and practitioner of Ayurveda. A Doctorate in Natural Medicine from Canada, Dr. Gupta completed his masters in Kavachikitsa (Internal Medicine) from the National Institute of Ayurveda in Jaipur. As the Founder and Director of Shree Ma Ayurveda Institute and Wellness Centre in Ontario, Dr. Gupta is a veteran in Ayurveda, bringing over 30 years of expertise in Panchakarma Marma Therapy, Natural healing, yoga, and Teaching. He is also the Founder and President of the Canadian Ayurvedic Members Alliance (CAMA). Dr. Gupta has been credited for introducing and establishing Ayurvedic curriculums and medicine practices in various respected educational institutions in Canada, USA, and across the world. As a curriculum Director at the College of Vedic Medicine, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, he developed a curriculum from masters, graduate, and undergraduate levels. In 2001, he was honored with Charak Award by AAPNA, in recognition of excellence in teaching and his valuable contributions to Ayurveda in North America. Dr. Gupta has been invited by many universities and has spoken at conferences and workshops from faculties of Japan, Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines, Holland, Switzerland, India, and the USA. He has published many research papers; in the topics of ‘Psycho-physiological correlates of the dosha theory of mind and body’, ‘Effect of reaching Sanskrit on brainwave coherence, ‘Empirical Studies of Clinical Correlates of Traditional Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis’. Dr. Gupta teaches Ayurveda: Mind/Body Healing at IHN’s Ottawa Campus.