Specialist in orthopaedics and rheumatology
Dr. med. Hedwig H. Gupta is a specialist in orthopaedics and rheumatology with a focus on Ayurveda and therapeutic Yoga. She first studied Ayurveda in the Gurukula system with Dr. OP Tiwari. From 1999 she completed postgraduate studies of Ayurveda at the BHU (Banaras Hindu University). She studied Sanskrit and Yoga there. Today she is based in Ludwigsburg. Head of the vidya sagar Academy for Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy, 1st chairwoman of DÄGAM e.V. (German Medical Society for Ayurveda Medicine) and 2nd chairperson of the DeGYT e.V. (German Society for Yogatherapy).
Pregnancy and birth are the great wonders of life. Within a few months, a new being with a life of its own emerges, which is completely nourished by the mother. This requires an incredible metabolic and adaptive effort from the expectant mother. Not only the body adapts: the whole woman changes.
What happens from the point of view of Ayurveda during this time? How can one support the mother-to-be and the child during this time with Ayurvedic means? How can possible disorders be prevented and, if necessary, treated with Ayurvedic means? How do we in Ayurveda ensure that the life of the two closely connected people after birth is successful?
This lecture gives an insight into prasuti-tantra, the specialist area of Ayurvedic obstetrics.
Classical pañcakarma in patients with rheumatoid arthritis - concrete procedure and practical experience
Hedwig H. Gupta MD
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory joint disease from the rheumatic form. In orthodox medicine, the aetiological assumption is that it is an autoimmune disease and therefore, in addition to symptomatic therapy, it is treated by immunomodulating and immunosuppressive means.
The Āyurveda describes a disease called §mav§ta. It has many similarities with R.A. and also runs in stages. However, āmavāta is by no means considered an autoimmune disease, which leads to a completely different therapeutic approach. A central position in this approach is taken by the classical pañcakarma, a differentiated therapy system for cleansing the patient from doṣas.
In this lecture, the steps of the pañcakarma are explained, the concrete decision tree is presented and experiences with the individual therapy steps as well as results of the overall therapy are reported from practice.