International AyurVeda Congress


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In the Spring of 2015, the International AyurVeda Congress brought together, for the first time, many of the world’s leading practitioners and scientists in the field of AyurVeda. Two days of inspiring presentations illuminating the time-tested knowledge of this natural, prevention-oriented and holistic healthcare system of ancient India were held in Roermond, The Netherlands.

Over 500 delegates from 49 countries, including leading physicians, researchers and scholars attended the conference to exchange research findings, case studies, and an indepth analysis of natural health care. A three-member delegation from the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. AYUSH Ministry was represented by the Joint-Secretary Mr. Anurag Srivastav; the Advisor to the Ministry, Dr. Manoj Nesar; and the Research Officer, Dr. T. Saketh Ram.

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Time-Tested, Scientifically Verified Solutions
For The Health Problems Of Our Time

Ayurveda for Global Health
April 11–12, 2015, Roermond, The Netherlands

Research in AyurVeda is expanding rapidly, and is elucidating the effectiveness and power of its many modalities to not only prevent and treat disease, but also to culture optimal health and well-being for all. The International AyurVeda Congress offers a platform for research scholars to present their findings in various fields of AyurVeda. The latest innovative and pioneering work will be showcased in this congress. Ayurvedic principles and practices are Natural Law-based, scientific and life-supporting; the research in AyurVeda and its application is aimed at long-lasting and far-reaching health care benefits for humanity.

This congress is part of a joint effort to bring to light a perfect health care system that is • Holistic, authentic and reliable • Prevention oriented • Capable of leading the world towards creating an increasingly disease free society • Cost effective, easy to implement and universally applicable • Capable of creating collective health in society Capable of bringing self-sufficiency in health care to every nation

On-going Goal of the Congress

This congress will illuminate the time-tested knowledge of AyurVeda with up-to-date insights from modern science. Breakthrough research uncovering the intimate link between consciousness and physiology will be presented— locating the inner healing intelligence of the human physiology. Leading Ayurvedic practitioners and researchers from around the world will come together to showcase scientifically verified solutions to today’s problems in the fields of individual and public health. Vaidyas and health professionals engaged in Ayurvedic research will present their findings.

All health professionals wishing to expand the scope and effectiveness of their medical practice are invited to attend. In addition, policymakers and administrators in the field of health are invited to join the congress to gain insights to improve health care and reduce costs.

Congress Host and Organizers

Maharishi European Research University (MERU) The Netherlands (Host)

All India Ayurvedic Congress (AIAC) New Delhi, India

International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation (IMAVF) The Netherlands

International Academy of Ayurveda (IAA) Pune, India

Presidents of the Congress

Padmabhushan Vaidya Devendra Triguna: President, All India Ayurvedic Congress
Vaidya Triguna is a recipient of “Padam Shree” & “Padambhushan” award for his contribution to Ayurveda. He is President of numerous central councils in India and Hon. Physician to the President of India.

Professor Dr. Subhash Ranade: Chairman, International Academy of Ayurveda
Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade is the author of 145 books published on Ayurveda and Yoga. At present he is Chairman, International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune. He was Prof. and Head of Dept. of Ayurveda, Pune University.

Dr. Rainer Picha: Chairman, International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation
Rainer Picha, MD, is a senior consultant in cardiology. Since 1996 he has been a full-time researcher at Maharishi Vedic University in Vlodrop, The Netherlands and is now overseeing all activities of Maharishi AyurVeda worldwide.

Main Speakers and Themes:

Video Library of Presentations

Tony Nader, MD, PhD Wholeness in Health Dr. Nader received his M.D. degree from the American University of Beirut. His Ph.D. is in the area of Brain and Cognitive Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and he completed post-doctoral work as a Clinical and Research Fellow in Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Padmabhushan Vaidya Devendra Triguna, India Ayurveda for Global Health President of All India Ayurvedic Congress a recipient of “Padma Shree” & “Padma Bhushan” award for his contribution to Ayurveda.

Dr. med. Rainer Picha, Austria Maharishi AyurVeda – using the full value of the Veda Rainer Picha, MD, is a senior consultant in cardiology from Austria. In 1996 he shifted his focus from a full-time position as Assistant Director at the Department of Cardiology of the State Hospital in Graz, Austria, to become a researcher at Maharishi Vedic University in Vlodrop.

Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade, India Lifestyle Diseases and their Solutions in Ayurveda and Yoga One of the foremost experts on Ayurveda. He is leading academician and physician in the field of Ayurveda. Chairman National Academy of Ayurveda, Pune, India.

Dr. med. Walter Mölk, Austria Is Consciousness the Key Factor for Evidence-based and Integrative Medicine? Director International College of Perfect Health, The Netherlands; founder Austrian Society of AyurVedic Medicine (1986).

John Hagelin (Ph.D. Harvard), USA Ayurvedic Medicine is Unified Field Based Medicine Renowned quantum physicist, Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy at MUM, and President of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace.

Dr. Bevan Morris, USA Maharishi Mahesh Yogi‘s historic Contribution to the Revival of AyurVeda President of Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, USA.

Anand Shrivastava, India Mainstreaming Ayurveda – Mastering Production and Regulatory Challenges Chairman ‘Maharishi Ayurveda Products’ is engaged in Maharishi´s envisioned Mission of Re-enlivening Ayurveda by Synergizing with Modern Science, Quality Management Systems & Technologies.

Prof. Bhushan Patwardhan, India From OM to Genom Professor & Director at Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Pune; Editor-in-Chief at Journal of Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine; Honorary Director at International Longevity Center, India.

Vaidyaraj Sunil B. Patil, India Medical Management of Surgical Indications – an Ayurvedic Approach Founder and president of Vanoushadhi Vidhyapeeth, Kolhapur, India. Editor of Vanoushadhi Magazine and author of eight books on Ayurveda. Received numerous national and international awards.

Dr. Narendra S. Bhatt, M.D.Ayu.; B.Sc. (Botany), India Validating Ayurvedic Therapeutics: Challenges and Solutions Dr. Bhatt has 40 years of teaching, clinical, research and pharmaceutical experience. Recipient of four national awards, one international award. He is fourth generation Ayurvedic physician.

Michael Dillbeck, PhD, USA Consciousness and Collective Health: The Vedic Perspective and Research Findings Research Professor and Trustee, Maharishi University of Management

Ashtavaidya Divakaran Mooss, India Ashtavaidya Tradition of Kerala Ayurveda Chairman and Chief Physician at Ashtavaidyan Thaikkattu Mooss, Aatma Ayurvedic Hospital, Thrissur,Kerala,India, Chief Consulting Physician at Keraleeya Ayurveda samajam Shoranur, and at PNNM Ayurveda Medicial College.

John Fagan, Ph.D. Cornell Univ., USA Regulating Genes for Stress Response, Inflammation and Tumor Suppression through Transcendental Meditation International Director for Food Purity, Safety and Security, Professor of Molecular Biology, Maharishi University of Management, USA. Exec. Dir. Earth Open Source, USA & EU.

Ashtavaidyan A N Narayanan Nambi MD(Ay), India Kerala Speciality Therapies in Global Health Dr. Nambi is one of the leading figures in Ayurveda, a star orator, teacher, clinician and researcher. Available all over the world, he represents the rich ancestry of Ashtavaidyas – the greatest traditional medical families in India having centuries old lineage.

Robert H. Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., USA Total Mental Health: A Model for Vedic Psychiatry based on principles of Maharishi Ayurveda Physician, scientist, educator, and one of the world’s leading authorities on scientific, natural approaches for heart disease, high blood pressure, stress and other cardiovascular risk factors.

Dr. Keith Wallace, USA Masters Degree Program in Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine Founding President, Trustee, Maharishi University of Management, Co-Dean College of Perfect Health, Professor and Chairman, Department of Physiology and Health, and author of three books.

Dr. Candace Badgett, USA Ayurvedic Principles in Western Healthcare Trends Founder / Vice President The Raj Ayurveda Health Center & Spa, Fairfield, IA, USA. President of the Global Health Foundation for Women. International Trustee of the Global Women‘s Organization for Total Knowledge.

Dr. phil. Karin Pirc, Germany Treating 20.000 Patients with Panchakarma Medical Director Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre Bad Ems. Honoured with “Global Hakim Ajmal Khan Award” as “Best Ayurvedic Physician 2006” and the “International Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2013, author of eight books on Ayurveda.

Prof. Dr. H.P.T. Ammon, Germany Salai Guggal – an Ayurvedic Remedy prevents Development Insulitis in Animal Models with Autoimmune Diabetes Professorship in pharmacology for natural scientists, pharmaceutical institute at the University of Tübingen.

Dr. med. Ulrich Bauhofer, Germany Time-Tested, Scientifically Verified Solutions for the Health Problems of our Time Bestselling author, meditation trainer and popular speaker. He is one of the leading experts in the area of health, stress and energy management.

Dr. Sanjay Modi LCEH, D.Sc, India Parallels between the Ayurvedic and Homeopathic approach to treatment of diseases Dr. Modi is lecturer and honorary at Smt. C.M.P. Homoeopathic medical college, Mumbai and has over 30 years of experience in practicing classical homeopathy.

Padma Shri Rajesh Kotecha, India Vice Chancellor Gujarat Ayurveda University Ayurvedic Approach to Anxiety Disorder Padma Award winner (medicine) 2015 – The honor of Padma Shri has been conferred on him by the Govt. of India for his exceptional services for upholding the essence and values of Ayurveda.

Prof. M S Baghel, M.D. (Ayu), Ph.D. Kayachikitsa Role of Rasayana Therapy in present day medical scenario Chairman, Ayurveda Chair at University of Debrecen, Hungary; former Director at Gujarat Ayurveda University, India. 32 years of professional experience, 120 published papers.

Lothar Pirc, Germany Running a Panchakarma Clinic successfully Founder and CEO, Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre Bad Ems, Germany; international consultant for establishing Ayurveda clinics; Secretary General of EURAMA, European Ayurveda Medical Association.

Dr. med. Christian Kessler, M.A., Germany First Results of the Charaka-Trial on Osteoarthritis of the Knee Research Coordinator, Immanuel Hospital Berlin and Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany.

Dato Dr. Lim Siow Jin, Malaysia Herbalization One of the foremost Herbal Entrepreneur cultivating organic Ganoderma Lucidium (The King of Herbs). Has set up a distribution network for herbs across the globe and travels worldwide promoting health and healing through herbs.

Stuart Rothenberg, MD, FAAFP Digestion as Key to Systemic Wellness National Medical Director, Maharishi Ayurveda Association of America. He pioneered the introduction of Maharishi Ayurveda in the USA, co-founded the original MAV clinics, and has directed post-graduate training programs for the past 30 years.

Nancy Lonsdorf, MD, USA Chronotherapeutics—What’s Time Got to Do with It? A Novel Behavioral Blueprint for Transforming Societal Health Associate Clinical Professor of Physiology and Health at the Maharishi University of Management.

Dr. Donn Brennan MB BCh BAO, MRCGP, MScAyu, MSCI Maharishi Ayurveda and Patient Centred Care Founding President of the Ayurveda Practitioners Association in the UK. He is the Medical Director of the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre, Skelmersdale, UK.

Dr. med. Wolfgang Schachinger, Austria The value of HRV (Heart Rate Variability) in measuring the effects of ayurvedic interventions President European Ayurveda Medical Association (EURAMA), Board German Ayurveda Association, Medical Director Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre, Ried, Austria

Dr. phil. Malte Hozzel, Germany Miraculous Aromatherapy – Examples of Research and Healing Experiences with Essentia Oils Founder of AYUS GmbH – Oshadhi GmbH / Germany – Ayus Tunisia, Founder of Orto de Prouvènço, Aromatherapy training Center High Provence, France.

Dr. Sunanda Ranade, India Concept of Beauty in Ayurveda Ayurvedic gynaecologist and nutritionist. Since the past 40 years she is the director of International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune, India and is working in the field of Ayurveda and Yoga