Professor at Southern California University of Health Sciences
Dr. Anupama Kizhakkeveettil is a doctor of Ayurvedic medicine, licensed acupuncturist, professor, researcher, and founding program director of the Ayurvedic Medicine Department at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. Her contributions to the field of complementary and alternative medicine include extensive travel to propagate Ayurveda worldwide, numerous research presentations at national and international conferences, and publications in various peer-reviewed research journals. Dr. Anu serves on the boards of directors of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, and the National Ayurvedic Accreditation Council. She is the co-founder of Athreya Ayurvedic Integrative Health Center and Athreya Herbs, a U.S.-based provider of Ayurvedic herbal supplements.
Ayurveda - a fascinating concept that bridges the gap between medicine and lifestyle in both the East and the West. As a holistic system of healing and living, it offers us an alternative approach to health promotion and disease prevention.
Ayurvedic physicians and professors discuss in this round why Ayurveda is also gaining more and more followers outside India, both among the general public and in medical circles. Together, the experts will shed light on the potential of Ayurveda to fill gaps in health care - also complementing modern medicine. Special attention is paid to an optimal interaction between patient and doctor, in which both self-responsibility and a professional treatment plan play an important role.
Ayurvedic medicine encompasses the physical, psychological, spiritual, social, and subtle dimensions of life by providing deeper insight into life. Ayurveda inspires every individual to achieve health and longevity. While Ayurveda is well-known for its emphasis on preventive care and wellness, it extends beyond these boundaries, offering a comprehensive and holistic approach to healthcare. In addition to the preventive care and wellness approach, Ayurveda offers valuable insights into disease management, aiming for optimal life. By embracing the Ayurvedic approach, we can potentially enhance patient outcomes, improve quality of life, and promote a more integrated and patient-centered healthcare system. Ayurvedic traditional literature and modern scientific evidence indicate the effectiveness and efficacy of Ayurvedic interventions for the management of various diseases. Scientific research on Ayurveda beyond wellness care is still limited, but emerging evidence suggests potential benefits. These scientific studies in Ayurveda can bring credibility, integration, personalized care, and evidence-based insights to the modern world, contributing to the advancement of healthcare.
This presentation aims to explore the broader scope of Ayurveda beyond wellness care, delving into its evidence-based approach to disease management for the well-being of Individuals worldwide. By incorporating Ayurvedic principles and practices into modern healthcare, we can tap into the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda while embracing contemporary scientific advancements, ultimately fostering a more comprehensive and integrated approach to patient care.