Dr. Priyaa Balamurugen, BAMS
Priyaa Baalaa has been practicing Ayurveda in the US and India for the past fifteen years. She completed her (B.A.M.S) Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery degree from the prestigious Dr M.G.R Medical University, Tamilnadu, India. She has a graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Madras, India and a Diploma in Yoga & Naturopathy. She also studied Acupuncture and Acupressure in CBIATC Beijing, China and trained in Dr Vora’s Acupressure. Priyaa’s unique approach to health integrates the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, Marma (energy points), Acupressure, Siddha with naturopathic cleansing, healing and relaxation through yoga & meditation. She is Co-founder and Chief Practitioner at Ayurvedashram, a Holistic Wellness Center in North Brunswick, New Jersey. She is affiliated to SKY (Master -Simplified Kundalini Yoga), New Jersey chapter, AAPNA (Membership Director – Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America), NAMA (Professional member – Ayurvedic Doctor), WISE (Research Scientist -World Institute of Scientific Exploration), Maryland, USA and Global Ayurveda Academy, Pennsylvania, USA
Topic: Mind and Autoimmunity-An Ayurvedic perspective
The role of mind is often overlooked in the management of any disease in the modern times. According to Ayurveda, healing includes Mind, Body and the Spirit. If only the physical body is targeted as the object of healing, then the healing is incomplete and the disease recurs again and again as the mind and its energy patterns are not balanced. In this presentation we will discuss about the qualities of the mind namely Satwa, Rajas and Tamas and how the mind is responsible for autoimmunity and the possible solutions as per Ayurveda.