Integrative medicine is grounded in the definition of health. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Patient centered care is the core belief of integrative medicinal approach and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. Employing a personalized strategy that considers the patient’s unique conditions, needs and circumstances, it uses the most appropriate interventions from an array of disciplines to heal illness and disease as well as regain and maintain optimum health. Through personalizing care, integrative medicine goes beyond the treatment of symptoms to address all the root causes of an illness. In doing so, the patient’s immediate health needs as well as the effects of the long-term and complex interplay between biological, behavioral, psycho-social and environmental influences are taken into account. With a growing demand in the field of Integrative medicine, it can be considered a global priority in the research and development of long term, cost effect medical care and disease management.
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Pain management has become a major challenge for the health care provider communities as well as for thousands or patients. On one hand pain has increased in various areas – from Rheumatoid Arthritis to Cancer to sports medicine. Usage of opioid has significantly increased in last one decade. However, it has become a challenge as well in the form of drug overdose and abuse.
Recent studies indicate that over 30% of the American population ages ranging from 12 – 75, suffers from chronic pain. The gold standard for pain management are opioid group of drugs, however with the rising incidence of opioid dependency and abuse, alternative methods are in demand.
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 55,403 lethal drug overdoses in 2015. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 20,101 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers, and 12,990 overdose deaths related to heroin in 2015.
Saturday, May 20 Symposium: Inauguration, Key-notes and Research Presentations
Sunday, May 21 Key-notes, Panels, Workshops
PACE (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education Credits) from NAMA is offered for both days
Curtain Raising Event for the International Day of Yoga 2017.
Click here for detailed Program and Agenda (subject to change): HIMC 2017 Conference Agenda
For Dialogue with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev on Health, Integrative Medicine, Yoga & Ayurveda event May 22, 7-9 pm Click Here.
Invited Experts and Guests
Honored Guests and Dignitaries
Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik, Hon’ble AYUSH Minister, Government of India
Mrs. Riva Ganguly Das, Hon’ble Consul General of India, NY
Dr. Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary for Business Development and International trade, State of Massachusetts
Key Note Speakers
Dr. (Padma Shree) H. R Nagendra, President, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Samsthana (S-VYASA), India
Dr. (Vedacharya Padma Bhusan) David Frawley, Author and Scholar
Dr. Robert Schneider, Dean and Director, College of Integrative Medicine, Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention, Maharishi University of Management, IA.
Dr. B.N. Gangadhar, Director of National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS), India
Experts and Speakers
Dr. John Denninger, Director of Research, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine ant MGH
Mrs. Latha Mangipudi, State Representative, New Hampshire.
Capt. Christopher Bersani, Deputy Regional Health Administrator, Federal Health Human Services (HHS) Region 1
Dr. Nitinga Desai, Member of Special Commission to Study the Incorporation of Safe and Effective Pain Treatment, Governor of Massachusetts.
Dr. Dinesh Patel, Emeritus Chief, Arthroscopic Surgery, Mass General Hospital
Dr. Ram Manohar, Research Director for Ayurveda at the Amrita University India
Dr. Manjunath NK, Director International Affairs and Director R & D, S-VYASA, Bangalore, India
Dr. Darshan Mehta, Medical Director, Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine
Dr. Sara Lazar, Researcher in the Psychiatry Department at MGH and Harvard Medical School
Dr. Bal Ram Singh, President, Institute of Advanced Sciences
Dr. Lisa Conboy, Health Researcher, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Pratibha Shah, Ayurveda expert, educator and therapist, Well Life
Dr. Matcheri S. Keshavan, Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Nikki Myers, MBA, C-IAYT, ERYT-500, Founder Yoga of 12 Steps to Recovery Foundation
Dr. Stephanie Wolf-Rosenblum, MD, Vice President of Development & External Affairs for Southern New Hampshire Health
Dr. Diana Lurie, Ayurvedic Professional, NeuroScience Researcher, Dept. of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Montana
Dr. Ashutosh Shukla, Founding Director – Prana Integrative Medicine Institute & Director – Internal Medicine, Artemis Hospitals, Delhi NCR
Dr. Ariana Vora, Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Harvard medical, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Lucinda Jewell, Chair of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Board of Directors
Dr. Ram Manohar, Research Director for Ayurveda at the Amrita University: Musculo skeletal pain management through Ayurveda: Research
Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School: Yoga and anxiety disorders
Jay Gupta, Yoga Caps: Yoga and Relaxation
Dr. Prakash Mangalsseri, A.V.C. Kottakkal: Ayurvedic Intervention for pain management in Diabetic Neuropathy
Dr. Anusha Sehgal, Ayurvedic Practitioner: Demonstration of Ayurvedic First aid care and simple pain management techniques.
Dr. Jay Glaser, University of Mass. Medical School: Ayurveda and other Vedic medicine as stealth therapeutics for addiction management
Annalisa Cunningham, Yoga Therapist, Author of Healing Addiction with Yoga – A Yoga Program for People in 12-Step Recovery Programs
Nicoletta Longo – Founder and CEO – https://www.namastaysober.com/
Registration Fees: (includes lunch)
Two Days – May 20-21
Regular Participants: $50
Student (ID will be required): $25
Indo US Health Initiatives, USA
Institute for Advanced Sciences, USA
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Samsthana (S-VYASA), Bangalore, India
Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital , USA
Diamond Sponsor: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
About Ayurveda and Yoga
Ayurveda and Yoga are systems that approach an individual as a microcosm considering all aspects of their being such as their diet, lifestyle, relationships, metal health, spirituality, and environment and assessing its influence on quality of life and happiness.
Both systems originate from the Indian subcontinent and has been proven to reduce pain, heal the root causes and also help rehabilitation for those whom are suffering from over-use or addition. Yoga has become mainstream and is widely utilized for therapeutic yield specifically in the management of pain. Ayurveda has long employed natural resources for the reduction or curative effect in various ailments resulting in acute to chronic pain.
The purpose of this conference is to address the solutions to these key issues to transform the healthcare of the emerging world with integrative approach bringing ancient systems of Yoga and Ayurveda and modern medicine together via research and development and proper education. This event is bringing together worlds experts in the fields of pain and addiction management to address these issues, construct a proper strategy and plan for implementation in the US and India.