Annual ayurveda conference held

India Post News Service

SCOTTS VALLEY, California: The 15th annual National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) conference, “Ayurveda and the Mind” was held April 26 at Multiveristy in Scotts Valley, California. The event hosted over 70 booths and was attended by 500 ayurveda practitioners and delegates.IMG 20190428 WA0032

One of NAMA’s primary goals is to support ayurvedic education and the resulting professional practices. The Standards Committee has been very active in surveying ayurvedic education and setting standards for professional members. With more than 30 ayurvedic schools offering programs throughout the country, NAMA strives to support the profession of ayurveda and works to increase visibility and opportunity for ayurvedic professionals.

The three-day conclave featured international seminars to showcase the strength of ayurvedic methods of treatment and new research in the sector. Some of the topics includes ayurveda yoga therapy for stilling the mind, herbal preparations for healing the mind, panchakarma and the mind, emotional health and well-being, food and mood, ayurvedic herbal protocols for mental disorders, jyotish for mental health, integrative management of anxiety and depression. Amy Wheeler, Jayarajan Kodaikannath, Jay Apte and Suhas Kshirsagar were some of the speakers at Nama 2019.

IMG 20190428 WA0030David Frawley, D. Litt., spoke on Vedic counseling, which is a guidance for life based on the vedic tradition of self knowledge and cosmic knowledge. Frawley is a world-renowned Vedic teacher, and the author of over 40 books published in 20 languages over the last several decades. His fields of expertise include ayurveda, yoga, Vedic astrology, Vedanta, Tantra, Vedic studies, ancient India and modern India.

Ayurveda is an ancient system of life and also the oldest surviving medical system in the world. Ayurvedic science is not merely a traditional Indian form of medicine but a perennial naturopathic system of healthcare that has survived the test of time as well as the onslaught of modern science and methods of treatments. The ayurvedic market will register a 12.2 per cent CAGR in terms of revenue, and the global market size will reach $9.2 billion by 2024, from $5.1 billion in 2019.

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