Panel of Experts Discussion - 2
Panel of Experts Discussion
Diet, Weight Loss, Obesity in Women: An Ayurvedic approach
Women’s Mental Health
Teen Health Issues for Girls
Ayurvedic Approach to Safe Motherhood
Panel of Experts:
Pratibha Shah, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda) – MA, USA
Archana Kulkarni, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda) - CT, USA
Jyothi Bhatt, BA, BAMS, PGDYT - NY, USA
Manisha Kshirsagar, BAMS, LMT – CA, USA
Mukesh Jain, BAMS, Billai, India
Hemant Kumar Gupta, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda) – Ottawa, Canada
Suresh Swarnapuri, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda) – Cork City, Ireland
Pratibha Shah, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), Winchester, Massachusetts, USA
Pratibha Shah is an accomplished ayurvedic expert with more than 20 years of practice experience. She holds a post graduate degree in ayurveda, from the National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India. She moved to US in 2004, from New Delhi, India, where she was worked as Chief Medical Officer, CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme). Currently, she is a board member of several leading ayurvedic organizations in USA and is working towards promotion, propagation and integration of ayurveda with mainstream medicine, globally. She has engaged in a variety of public health activities besides regular clinical duty, including two stints with WHO. She conducts and speaks at ayurvedic events year round. She also heads the ayurvedic component of a state of the art integrative medicine center in the Boston area. With the aim of providing a wider platform for benefits from ayurvedic principles of healing, she is pursuing a Masters in Public Health, International Health, at Boston University School of Public Health, MA, USA.
Archana Kulkarni, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), LMT, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Dr. Archana Kulkarni is a doctor of ayurvedic medicine and founder and director of Ayur Wellness Center, Norwalk CT. She has been practicing ayurveda over 10 years and has brought beneficial results to clients suffering from various chronic health issues through health consultations, Panchakarma (mind-body cleansing therapies), and educating people in ayurveda. She completed the five and half years' graduation course of BAMS from Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India, and three years post graduation course of Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine (MD Ayurveda) from the renowned Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U) in Varanasi, India. She also completed a Yoga diploma course from Yoga Sadhana Kendra, BHU, and Varanasi. She was a lecturer at Ganga Ayurvedic Medical College, Kolhapur. She has presented papers on ayurveda at many ayurveda seminars and written for many magazines on ayurveda. She is nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork and is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) in Connecticut. Her expertise in ayurvedic massage and other healing therapies has offered beneficial results in chronic back problems, joint problems, stress, sleep problems, women’s health concerns, digestion problems, weight loss, and many other conditions. Currently, she serves as an ayurvedic consultant in the CT and NY area, USA.
Jyothi Bhat, BA, BAMS, PGDYT, New York, USA
Dr. Jyothi Bhat is an ayurvedic physician and yoga therapist residing in Westchester County, NY. After graduating magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a double major in South Asian Studies and Religion, she traveled to India to learn the ancient sciences of ayurveda, yoga, marma, and jyothish. She completed 5 years of intensive medical training at S.D.M. College of Ayurveda, one of the most prestigious ayurvedic institutions in India, after which she received a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery degree (BAMS). She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy (D.Y.T.) from the only yoga university in the world, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA). She is a certified yoga teacher in the Sivananda and Bihar School of Yoga traditions and is a registered RYT-500 teacher with Yoga Alliance. She incorporates her knowledge of ayurveda, yoga, marma, and jyotish in her practice at Svastha Holistic Healthcare.
Manisha Kshirsagar, BAMS, LMT, Aptos, California, USA
Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar is an ayurvedic physician from India, born of a traditional Brahmin family. Her experience of living in, working in, and raising two children in many different countries around the world has been of great value to her clients. She brings expertise in skin care and holistic beauty treatments based upon her knowledge of panchakarma (detoxification) and her yogic training. She trained at and received her diploma as Yoga Instructor from the International School of Yoga, Kaivalya Dhama, Pune, India in 1985 and 1986. She graduated Pune University, India with a BAMS in 1990 and earned her degree in naturopathic medicine at the Indian College of Naturopathy in 1996. She offers regular workshops on ayurvedic cooking and nutrition, skin care, and natural beauty treatments, and has designed a comprehensive Mother and Baby Program, which encompasses nutrition, massage, yoga and overall support.
Mukesh Jain, BAMS, Bhilai, India
Mukesh Jain double graduated in basic sciences, ayurveda with modern medicine and surgery both from Sagar & Ravi Shankar Universities. A teacher, researcher, author of three scientific books on ayurveda, yoga & disease conditions, Dr. Jain serves on the editorial boards of several international journals. He has been the head of Panch Karma Clinic on Neuro-Muscular Diseases in Bhilai since 1995.
Hemant Kumar Gupta, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), D.N.M., Ottawa, Canada
Dr. Hemant Gupta, director, consulting ayurveda physician, teacher, has over 30 years of teaching, clinical and research experience in India, Europe, and North America, and was director for ayurveda programs at `The Raj', Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A. and Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts, U.S.A., premiere ayurveda and panchakarma centers. Dr. Gupta has developed curriculum and taught undergraduate and PhD degree programs of ayurveda at the College of Maharishi Vedic Medicine in Fairfield, Iowa. He has also taught courses through Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Ayurveda Academy of Canada in Toronto. Dr. Gupta lives in Ottawa and is the founder and director of Shree Ma Ayurveda Institute and Wellness Centre, providing a wide range of Ayurvedic education, from free lectures and certification courses to clinical consultations and
Suresh Swarnapuri, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), Cork City, Ireland
Dr. Suresh Swarnapuri is a BAMS, MD (Ayurveda) graduate with special emphasis in panchakarma. Dr. Suresh has worked as an international ayurveda consultant in various countries including Holland, Germany, France, Turkey, Ukraine, Croatia, Estonia, Lebanon, Russia, and Ireland. He and his wife, Anuradha, who is also an Ayurvedic doctor, live in Ireland with their family.