News Release

April 18, 2005

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Women’s Health and Sexuality

Free Lecture at UConn Health Center on April 29th

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Strengthening your immune system with herbs and improving sexual health and fertility are the topics of a lecture for women by one of the world’s leading experts on Ayurvedic medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center Friday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m. The lecture will be held in the Health Center’s Patterson Auditorium.

Manjari Dwivedi, M.D., Ph.D., is professor and head of Women’s Health and Ob/Gyn at the School of Ayurvedic Medicine, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. She specializes in various aspects of women’s health including fertility and sexual dysfunctions.

In her one hour lecture, Dr. Dwivedi will present the Ayurvedic approach to health and wellness and how to maintain physical, mental and sexual balance. She will also discuss different herbs that may be helpful in maintaining energy, health and vitality.

Ayurvedic medicine is the world’s oldest comprehensive medical system and is indigenous to India where it is widely practiced. It is now one of the most recognized and widely practiced disciplines of alternative medicine in the world.

The lecture is free and open to the public. To register, call 1-800-535-6232 or 860-679-7692. The lecture is sponsored by the UConn School of Medicine and its Office of Continuing Education. Additional support comes from Complementary and Alternative Supportive Care in collaboration with the International Society for Ayurveda and Health.

In addition, Dr. Dwivedi will also be leading a Women’s Health and Sexuality workshop with Amala Guha, assistant professor of medicine at UConn Health Center, April 30 and May 1 at the Shakti Yoga Center, Woodstock, New York.

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