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    21st International Ayurveda Symposium

    September, 13 - 15, 2019 in Birstein, Germany



Program - 19th International Ayurveda Symposium 2017


  Highlights of the 19th International Ayurveda Symposium 2017
  Therapy approaches of diseases of the cardiovascular system
  Prana & Ojas – substantial and vital life and defensive forces
  Yoga as complementary therapy in Ayurvedic medicine
  Other topics and satellite "Ayurveda for animals"


Preliminary program

Please note that speakers, topics, duration and time of the lectures are subject to change.


Abstracts are available for those lectures printed in red and accompanied by the symbol ». Please click on the lecture title in order to read the text.


Friday, Sept 08, 2017

Time Dhanvantari    
05:00 pm

06:00 pm

06:00 pm

07:30 pm

Mark and Kerstin Rosenberg (Welcome by the directors of the REAA)
Prof. Dr. S.N. Gupta (Welcome by the Head of the REAA‘s Academic Advisory Board)
Pratibha Parkar (General Consul of the Indian Consulate in Frankfurt a.M.)
Susanne Simmler (Vice Council Commissioner, Main-Kinzig district)
Wolfgang Gottlieb (Mayor, Municipality of Birstein)
Prof. Dr. Abhimanyu Kumar (Head of the delegation of the Ministry of AYUSH, General Director All India Institute of Ayurveda)
Dr. K.S. Dhiman (Delegate of the Ministry of AYUSH, Director General CCRAS)

Signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
between the All India Institute of Ayurveda (Government of India) and the Rosenberg European Academy of Ayurveda (REAA)

07:30 pm

08:30 pm
  Panel discussion
Is the heart the home of Ojas? Esoteric vs. medical perspective
Chair: Kerstin Rosenberg
Speakers: Prof. Dr. Abhimanyu Kumar, Dr. Ram Manohar, Dr. med. Ashish Bhalla, Sascha Kriese BA Hons (Ayu)
08:30 pm

11:00 pm
Evening buffet and get-together
Experiencing Ojas and Prana in a culinary way


Saturday, Sept 09, 2017

Time Dhanvantari Lakshmi Sarasvati Massage training room
09:00 am
10:15 am
  Panel discussion
Dimensions of Ayurveda in East and West
Chair: Mark Rosenberg
Speakers: Prof. V.K. Joshi, Dr. Somit Kumar, Vaidya Prathmesh Vyas, Dr. Namrata Shah, Prof. Sanjeev Sharma
10:30 am
11:30 am

» Ayurveda and salutogenesis – resources for health
Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede


» Ojas – myths and facts with practical understanding about management of its disorders
Prof. Dr. S.N. Gupta

» Hridaya marma and its involvement in Uro basti – a practical experience

Carmen Tosto
12:00 am
01:00 pm
  » Prana, Ojas and the psyche
Dr. Ram Manohar
  Yoga as therapy element in Ayurveda medicine – overview and example from clinical practice
Oliver Becker Dipl.-Päd., HP
01:00 pm
02:30 pm
Ayurvedic lunch
01:45 pm
02:30 pm
Informational event on university program "Master of Science (MSc) in Ayurvedic Medicine"
02:30 pm
03:45 pm
   Ojas in old age – experiences from palliative medicine
Vaidya Prathmesh Vyas
  Ojas and homebase: Living a life full of vigour
Sascha Kriese BA Hons (Ayu)
  » Strophanthus – a heart remedy for diseases of the cardiovascular system
Yatin Shah MD


New projects in Ayurveda research

» Reliability of Ayurvedic diagnosis for knee osteoarthritis patients - A nested diagnostic study within a randomized controlled trial
Dr. med. Christian Kessler

» Evaluation of ayurvedic oil Jathyadi thailam used for chronic wound healing
Dr. Tatjana Tracevska

» Effect of individualized ayurvedic treatment in ameliorating fasting and postprandial blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Dr. Sintija Sausa


Clinical relevance of Ojas in pathogenesis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)
Dr. Somit Kumar

  Ojas – Tejas – Prana: the important trinity
Dr. med. Ashish Bhalla
  Comparison between a German (hawthorn) and an ayurvedic (arjuna) medicinal plant for the heart
Dr. med. Kalyani Nagersheth
04:15 pm
05:15 pm

Panel discussion
Ayurveda in integrative medicine

Chair: Prof. Dr. S.N. Gupta
Speakers: Dr. K.S. Dhiman, Dr. Ram Manohar, Dr. med. Rotraud Scheiderbauer, Dr. med. Christian Kessler


Manasa prakriti – Ayurveda epigenetics: Why Vata, Pitta and Kapha cannot explain everything
Dr. Hans H. Rhyner


» Status of Ojas and Prana in hypothyroidism
Ashtavaidyan Narayanan Nambi


Marma therapy
Prof. Sanjeev Sharma (Delegate of the Ministry of AYUSH)

05:30 pm
06:45 pm
   Ayurveda in psycho-cardiology – experiences from 12 years of inpatient and outpatient treatment
Ralph Steuernagel HP
  Using Yoga in clinical practice and current state of research
Ulrich Koch MD
  » Manduka-arjuna (Centella asiatica and Terminalia arjuna) in Hrdroga (heart disease) patients
Prof. V.K. Joshi

Ayurveda and microbiome
Marco Lebbing MD

Followed by an interactive discussion with:
Marco Lebbing MD, Dr. Vijay Murthy, Prof. Dr. Tanuja Nesari, Dr. med. Antonio Morandi

  Yoga, Pranayama and Ayurveda in trauma therapy
Manuela Heider de Jahnsen
  » Ayurveda in coronary heart disease
Dr. Sajan Joseph
06:45 pm
08:00 pm
Evening buffet

08:00 pm
09:30 pm

    Evening concert - classic Indian music with Anupam Shobhakarn and Arup Sen Gupta


Sunday, Sept 10, 2017

Time Dhanvantari Lakshmi Sarasvati Massage
07:00 am Traditional Indian fire ceremony - Yagna
09:00 am
10:00 am
  » Ayurvedic perspective of microcirculation
Dr. med. Antonio Morandi
  Food and its preparation for building Ojas
Prof. Dr. Tanuja Nesari

Breathing meditation – experiencing Prana for stress relief and fresh energy
Dr. Dietrich Wachsmuth


» Traditional veterinary medicine
Dr. Ram Manohar

10:15 am
11:15 am

» Charaka Samhita's views on alcohol as cardio-protective and Ojas supporting: the fine line between benefits and harms
Dr. Vijay Murthy

  Therapeutic practice with Ayurveda and Yoga
Dr. med. Ashish Bhalla & Mag. Dr. Dr. Christian Wolf

Evidence based preventive cardiology in Ayurveda - exposition of CCRAS research experience
Dr. K.S. Dhiman (Delegate of the Ministry of AYUSH)

    » Historical review of addressing health issues of animals (elephant and cow) with special reference to Ayurveda in Kerala
Ashtavaidyan Narayanan Nambi
  Personalised and chronotherapeutic management of cardiovascular diseases
Dr. Somit Kumar
11:45 am
01:00 pm
Case reports with discussion
Chair: Elmar Stapelfeldt MA
Speakers: » Prof. Dr. S.N. Gupta » Dr. Namrata Shah, Dr. med. Rotraud Scheiderbauer, Elmar Stapelfeldt MA, Dr. med. Kalyani Nagersheth
   European phytotherapy for diseases of the cardiovascular system
Prof. Dr. med. Peter W. Gündling

Followed by a panel discussion
Chair: Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede
Sprecher: Prof. Dr. med. Peter W. Gündling,  Yatin Shah MD, Vaidya Prathmesh Vyas

The Latvian translation of Ashtanga Hridaya Sutrasthan – experiences and realisations
Prof. Dr. med. Valdis Pirags


Ayurvedic herbal therapy for horses
Theresa Rosenberg


» Benefits of Nasya in integrative neurology
Sandeep Nair MD

  Relevant clinical basics for treating animals
Sascha Kriese BA Hons (Ayu)
01:00 pm
02:15 pm
Ayurvedic lunch
02:15 pm
03:15 pm

» The Ayurveda way to deal with emotional intelligence
Prof. Dr. Abhimanyu Kumar


» Strengthening Ojas with Dravyaguna
Prof. V. K. Joshi

  Psychotherapeutic approach to heart diseases
Dr. med. Kalyani Nagersheth
  Expert meeting
sACRo - Series of Ayurveda case reports online
Chair: Elmar Stapelfeldt MA
  Workshop in the courtyard
Constitution-based ayurvedic massage for horses
Theresa Rosenberg
03:30 pm
04:30 pm
  Panel discussion
The future of Ayurveda in Europe
Moderation: Mark Rosenberg
Speakers: Lothar Pirc, Dr. Vijay Murthy, Dr. med. Antonio Morandi, Sabine Anliker
04:30 pm
05:00 pm
  Validictory function
Speakers: Prof. Dr. Tanuja Nesari, Prof. Dr. Valdis Pirags, Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede and participants' feedback
Farewell with Mark & Kerstin Rosenberg


Live streaming

The following sessions will be shared live on the Rosenberg Ayurveda YouTube Channel:

Friday, Sept 08, 7.30 pm
Is the heart the home of Ojas? Esoteric vs. medical perspective (Panel discussion)

Saturday, Sept 09, 12:00 am
Prana, Ojays and the psyche Dr. Ram Manohar

Sunday, Sept 10, 02:15 pm
The Ayurveda way to deal with emotional intelligence Prof. Dr. Abhimanyu Kumar

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