Ayurveda's Re-Emerging Role Post COVID
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About the Event
This event will expand on Ayurveda’s role in managing both the physical and mental effects of COVID.
While it has been practiced continuously for 5000 years in India, its emergence in the USA is recent, and
has become more popular in the past months, since India with its population of 1.3b people has nicely
survived during the pandemic. Ayurveda provides tools for prevention from its immense herbal
pharmacopoeia and its philosophy of understanding and treating disease. Legally recognized and
practiced as a medical system in South Asia, Ayurveda provides tools with plenty of human clinical data
showing that there is indeed a scientific basis that helps people build their immunity and recover from
illness during a pandemic. We will discuss practical tools, how to strengthen our mental health, and how
to ground ourselves for the coming seasons.
1. Describe how to implement 5 non-pharmaceutical tools for strengthening mental health.
2. Discuss 5 herbal formulations for building immunity.
3. Locate 5 practical ways to recover from illness during this post-acute phase of the pandemic.
Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya MPH MD PhD is a Fulbright Specialist 2018-2022 in Public Health and
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is trained in
neuroscience, psycho-pharmacology, international public health, preventive medicine, and yoga. She
holds degrees from UPenn, Columbia, Harvard, Rush, and a PhD in Ayurveda from Banaras Hindu
University in India. She is the author of the national bestseller Everyday Ayurveda published by Penguin
Random House. Her work is featured in Healers: Journey into Ayurveda on the Discovery Channel.
Learn from her here!
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