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Total Health: Research Perspectives in Modern Medicine, Yoga, Ayurveda
September 24, 2010

The international conference “Total Health: Research Perspectives in Modern Medicine, Yoga,  Ayurveda” was held at Orlando, Florida, Sept 24 – 26, 2010 . Organized by Hindu University of America, Orlando, FL (College of Yoga and Ayurvedic Sciences division) and VYASA Global Health Foundation (India), it was supported by the  Department of AYUSH – Ministry of Health, government of India undertaking and the Center for India Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa.

The 3-day conference brought together well known scientists, researchers and educators from yoga and ayurveda and diverse disciplines of medicine. The conference presented evidence based papers to show the need to factor in body, mind and spirit in developing treatment for various diseases. Researchers presented their findings demonstrating accelerated recovery process when treatments combined ancient techniques of yoga, pranayam, meditation and Ayurveda in conjunction with modern medicine.