News Release

June 27, 2005

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Health Center Workshop Aimed at Cultivating Wellness

FARMINGTON, CONN. – A comprehensive approach to pain and stress management is the aim of a three-day workshop at the University of Connecticut Health Center, July 15 to 17.

The classes will provide basic understanding of Ayurveda, the world’s oldest comprehensive health care system, founded in India more than 6,000 years ago. A psycho-neuro-immunology of stress and its various outcomes will be analyzed. Interventions like spirituality, sound, color, geometrical designs, meditation breathing and hand gestures will be introduced as tools for stress management and relaxation. Conditions like obesity, insomnia, depression, pain, fibromyalgia and cancer may benefit from these interventions.

Internationally renowned Ayurvedic physician Dr. Vasant Lad and Dr. Amala Guha, Assistant Professor of Medicine and the program director of Complementary and Alternative Supportive Care at the UConn School of Medicine, will lead the workshop.

The courses are appropriate for physicians and nurses, psychologists, scientists and researchers, medical students, holistic practitioners and the general public is invited, too. Continuing medical education credits are available.

Registration fees are $400 for members and $500 for non-members. One day registration is $200. Call 860-561-4857 for more information.

The workshop is sponsored by the University of Connecticut Office of Continuing Education and the School of Medicine, and Complementary and Alternative Supportive Care in collaboration with the International Society for Ayurveda and Health. ISAH is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting scientific and clinical understanding of Ayurveda.

More information on the society and conference may be found on-line at

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