Lectures

A Few Presentation Slides


Today’s Journey: The Starting Point

  • The globalization of medicine is leading to the integration of the most effective treatment modalities
  • Each modality has value, especially when individually customized


The Path

Western, Chinese, and Ayurvedic Medicine

  • History
  • Physiological Theory and Philosophy, Diagnostics and Treatment
  • Herbs and Pharmaceuticals
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Stress Management
  • Mind Body Spirit Connection


Comparative Timelines

Western Chinese Ayurvedic
8000 BCE—Trephining- 1st surgical treatment About 3322 BCE—Fuxi wrote I Ching 8000 BCE—Atreya Samhita
400 BCE—Hippocrates emphasized disease was natural 1045-256 BCE—Zhou Dynasty, Huangdi wrote Nei Jing and Nan Jing written, Lao Tzu wrote Tao Te Ching , Zou Yan develops Five Element theory 1000 BCE—two books of Senior Triad are written- the CharakaSamhita and the Susruta Samhita
900 —1st Medical school started in Salerno, Italy 960-1279 CE—Song Dynasty, bronze figure engraved with meridians and points 1000-1200 CE— Muslim invasion, Ayurveda began to decline
1676—Leeuwenhoek invented the microscope 1644-1911 CE—Qing Dynasty, herbal medicine considered superior to acupuncture and moxibustion. Western medicine introduced. 1600’s—East India Company began to conquer India
1928—Fleming discovered penicillin 1912-1949 CE—Republic of China, Western medicine preferred and Chinese medicine not supported. Barefoot doctors kept Chinese medicine alive. 1920—Ghandi increased Indian nationalism support Modern Age


Anatomy and Philosophy

Western Chinese Ayurvedic
Linear and Scientific Holistic and Integrative Linear, Holistic and Integrative


Herbal Medicine and Pharmaceuticals

Western Chinese Ayurvedic
Drugs from biological materials such as plants or animals or or chemicals that are usually produced synthetically, while still retaining their chemical similarity to the original natural substance. Herbs from natural fruits flowers, seeds, leaves, bark, stems, rhizomes, roots, animals, shells or minerals. Herbs from natural substances derived from trees, roots, plants, minerals, or animals.
Examples:
Digitalis from foxglove Penicillin from mold Prednisone from laboratory-synthesized chemicals Chen Pi from Tangerine Peel Ju Hua from Chrysanthemum Shi Gao from Gypsum Tulsi from leaves, seeds Neem oil from seed Gold from minerals


In Summary…

Empower Exaircise Enlighten
Global Medicine Integration Breathe and Move Develop Spiritual Quotient
Be Your Own Advocate Listen To Your Body Awaken Senses
Decrease Stress
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