Stuart Rothenberg, MD, FAAFP
Nancy Lonsdorf, MD, ABIHM
Joint Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Medical Society of New Jersey through the joint providership of Atlantic Health System and Maharishi AyurVeda Association of America. Atlantic Health System designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Atlantic Health System is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Integrative Approaches to Prevention and Treatment:
An Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine
17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Expand the scope of your practice by learning the time-tested approaches of Ayurveda – the world’s oldest system of natural health care.
Learn the Ayurvedic diagnostic tools to evaluate root imbalances at the basis of chronic conditions and treat them with recommendations from Ayurveda. The course is based on Maharishi AyurVeda®—a comprehensive modern formulation of this ancient science in accord with the classical texts.
Online Course Structure
Begin viewing videos immediately and go at your own pace
Over 200 pages of supporting printable materials included in downloadable PDF format
Includes all the forms needed to integrate Ayurveda into practice
Taught by medical doctors with over 30 years' experience integrating Ayurveda into clinical practice
As a result of attending this activity, a participant should be able to:
• Describe and explain current trends in utilization of complementary integrative approaches by U.S. health care consumers, including the main factors driving this utilization.
• Review and evaluate peer-reviewed published research on Ayurvedic medicine and Transcendental Meditation and their applications in patient care.
• Describe and explain fundamental principles and clinical concepts of Ayurvedic medicine, with correlation to modern scientific findings.
• Describe and explain Ayurvedic principles of digestive health, with corroborative research findings from modern medical science.
• Evaluate the use of specific spices and herbal preparations to promote healthy digestion.
• Describe and explain Ayurvedic principles of chronobiology and lifestyle medicine, with corroborative research findings from modern medical science.
• Describe and explain non-pharmacological Ayurvedic approaches to prevention and treatment of obesity, diabetes, and women's health issues including menstrual and menopausal disorders.
||STUART ROTHENBERG, MD, FAAFP. Dr. Rothenberg is National Director of Health Professional Training of Maharishi Ayurveda Association of America. He was founding medical director of the first Maharishi Ayurveda clinics in the United States and has more than 25 years of experience in leading Maharishi Ayurveda training courses, having trained over 1500 physicians in the US and abroad.
||NANCY LONSDORF, MD. Dr. Lonsdorf is a specialist in integrative medicine, clinical faculty member at Maharishi University of Management, and former medical director of The Raj Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center. She is an expert on Ayurveda and women's health and is author of The Ageless Woman: Natural Health and Beauty after Forty with Maharishi Ayurveda.
Registration and Fees
1. Solo CME Course Option
17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ – $450
2. Package Option: Full 66-hour training program and 17.5 hour CME course
The videos and supporting printed materials for the 17.5 hour course are taken from the full 66-hour Ayurveda Training Course for Health Professionals.
Registration for the full 66-hour course will include the 17.5 hour course at no extra charge.
• Ayurvedic Medicine: Overview
Topic describes the historical roots of Ayurveda in the ancient Vedic Tradition of India and includes a comparison of Ayurvedic principles to those found in modern physics.
• Research Review on Maharishi Ayurveda
Topic includes a review of the scientific research on Ayurveda from the four areas of mind, body, behavior and environment.
• Fundamentals of Physiology
Topic describes Ayurveda's unique classification system of the three doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) which control all bodily functions.
• Fundamentals of Diet and Digestion
Topic describes the Ayurvedic approach to proper eating behavior, nutrition and natural medicine approaches digestive imbalances
• Stress Reduction and Mind-Body Balance: Transcendental Meditation® technique
Topic describes the Ayurvedic understanding of the mind-body connection and the Ayurveda approach to stress management including the TM Program.
• Diagnostic Approach to the Patient
Topic describes the Ayurvedic diagnostic approach to evaluating the state of balance in Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
• Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine
Topic provides an introduction to Ayurvedic herbology and special issues involved in purity standards, forms of preparation, dosage, combinarory vs single herb preparations and factors in individualizing herbal protocols for different patients.
• Therapeutic Role of Spices and Aromas
Topic reviews the Ayurvedic use of aroma therapy and therapeutic effects of major spices.
• Chronobiology and Lifestyle Routine
Topic discusses the Ayurvedic recommendations for healthy lifestyle including the addition of Ayurvedic rejuvenation procedures like daily massage, yoga asanas, meditation and rejuvenative herbal formulations.
• Selected Clinical Issues: Digestive Health
Topic discusses the Ayurvedic, holistic, multi-modality Ayurvedic approach to treating the root imbalances at the basis of digestive disorders.
• Selected Clinical Issues: Obesity
Topic discusses the Ayurvedic, holistic, multi-modality Ayurvedic approach to treating the root imbalances at the basis of obesity and weight management.
• Selected Clinical Issues: Women’s Health
Topic discusses the Ayurvedic, holistic, multi-modality Ayurvedic approach to treating the root imbalances at the basis of menstrual and menopausal disorders.
• Selected Clinical Issues: Diabetes
Topic discusses the Ayurvedic, holistic, multi-modality Ayurvedic approach to treating the root imbalances at the basis of metabolic syndrome and diabetes.