Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath
Heis an Ayurvedic scholar, clinician and educator with over 20 years of clinical experience in India and the U.S. He represents a lineage of Vaidyas in Kerala, India and he has served Kerala Ayurveda USA as Director for all academic programs and wellness services, as well as Lead Faculty and Chief Ayurvedic Consultant since 2010. He has been actively involved in the research programs of Kerala Ayurveda. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) as well as the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM) and Board of Advisor of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA). “Dr. J,” as his students call him for short, is a compassionate healer and educator, devoted to the mission of imparting the traditional teachings of Ayurveda
Topic: Epigenetics & Ayurvedic Approach of Healing
Abstract: Ayurveda is a natural holistic medical system with a highly personalized approach. It identifies each individual as a unique entity with a specific constitution and tendencies. The process of disease management in Ayurveda is understanding the unique nature of the individual and the imbalances within his/her body-mind systems and creating a protocol that includes diet, lifestyle, herbs, formulations, mindful practices, and awareness sessions. While all the diseases are affecting the individual’s mind-body systems the entire mechanism of healing is also happening in the same mind-body systems of the same individual including the digestive system, metabolic system, immune system, hormones and so on. Healing is a process of downregulating the tendency disease process and upregulating the body’s own healing mechanisms. Being an Ayurvedic clinician for more than two decades I will be presenting on the epigenetic aspect of the Ayurvedic healing process at this conference.