Ayurveda Conference March 25-26th Press Release


Contact: Jadeine Shives

Phone: (407-275-0013)



9 AM EDT, March 29, 2006



Hindu University Ayurveda Conference Integrates Ancient Wisdom with Modern Medicine!!!


Photo:  Speakers and participants of the 2006 Hindu University Ayurveda Conference: Living Healthy Longer.


The conference Ayurveda: Living Healthy Longer held in Orlando, Florida March 24-26, 2006 brought together many of the top authorities in Ayurvedic and Allopathic medicine for one incredible weekend of partnership and discovery.  Over 100 participants attended this unique program sponsored by the Hindu University of America as it looked how these two systems of medicine address cancer, arthritis and diabetes.

 The conference program read like a Who’s Who listing in the Ayurvedic and Allopathic medical community.  Sri Swamini Mayatitananda, Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Marc Halpern, Dr. Vivek Shanbhag, Dr. Claudia Beghe, Dr. Bala V. Manyam, Dr. Gopal Basisht, Dr. Prachi Garodia, Dr. Light Miller, Dr. Virender Sodhi, Dr. Alakananda Ma, Dr. Nikita Shah and Gayathri Shanbhag each addressed a unique concern for today’s healthcare crisis faced by millions. 

 Ayurveda, often translated as the Science of Life, is gaining in popularity throughout the globe.  A holistic healing science which originated from India, Ayurveda is now sweeping the West.  This is due to the fact that anyone can practice it and everyone can benefit from its easy and practical applications.  Steeped in over five thousand years of medicinal traditions, experts on Ayurveda are identifying solutions to some of the toughest ailments faced by the population today.  In order to address the growth of Ayurvedic sciences, Hindu University offers the only Master of Ayurveda in this part of the world.

Subhas Tiwari, Professor of Yoga at Hindu University and Conference Chair, shared, “The conference was a unique opportunity to have professionals from divergent medical fields engage in a dialogue to discuss the top three health disorders of our aging population today: cancer, arthritis and diabetes.  The program provided invaluable information for the participants, both healthcare providers and lay people, regarding management and treatment.”  Tiwari added, “The sessions on Ayurvedic nutrition, spices and daily routine were useful and practical.  These are things everyone can take with them and practice immediately.”

The primary focus of the conference was geared towards understanding the link between health and longevity in order to make the most out of life.  The marriage of these time honored Ayurvedic holistic practices with modern Allopathic understanding show that cancer, arthritis and diabetes can be successfully controlled and treated.  It is possible to manage the disorder and even reverse it in some instances through daily routines based on the individual’s unique physiological and psychological make up.  “Ayurveda helps to empower the individual by simple, easy to understand and practical steps that everyone can follow,” shared Tiwari.  Much to the delight of all the speakers and participants, Hindu University is planning another conference on Ayurveda for 2007.


For more information on Ayurveda, please contact The Hindu University of America at 407-275-0013 or jadeine@hindu-university.edu.

 The mission of Hindu University of America is to provide learning, research, and training in a broad spectrum of topics related to Vedic/Hindu culture including religions, philosophies, practices, etc.  The University aims to promote the catholicity of Hinduism, and to establish harmony among eastern religious thoughts and modern sciences, thereby contributing to better human understanding and global peace.  The University is committed to a comprehensive and liberal education with a broad curriculum at masters and doctoral levels in various areas related to Hindu religion, philosophy, language and culture providing the students with a practical base for their spiritual growth.  The University fulfills the growing need of modern western society to obtain authentic and unbiased understanding of the vast and rich heritage of Hindu culture, traditions, philosophy, etc.  Advanced diplomas and degree programs currently offered are Hinduism, Hindu Philosophy, Yoga Philosophy and Meditation, Yoga Education, Ayurvedic Sciences, Hindu/Vedic Astrology, Sanskrit, and Divine Music.