Presented by Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik
Tuesday, May 10
The circulatory system is considered to be one of the most vital systems as it helps in the transportation of nutrients throughout the body. It is composed of three basic parts: the heart, which is responsible for pumping; the blood vessels, which act as the channels to connect one body part to another; and the blood, which is a vital component in the functioning of the human body.
The circulatory system has two divisions which function simultaneously: the pulmonary, which helps in the transportation of the blood to the heart from the lungs and vice versa; and the systemic, which carries the blood from the heart to the rest of the organs in the body and vice versa.
Circulatory/cardiovascular diseases include: arteriosclerosis, mitral valve prolapse/regurgitation, mitral stenosis, angina pectoris, arrhythmia and dysrhythmia, cardiac Ischemia, high cholesterol, heart failure, heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, peripheral artery disease, venous thromboembolism, aortic aneurysms.
Ayurveda’s approach to circulatory issues is based on an assessment of each individual’s unique body constitution (dosha). A one-size-fits-all approach is ineffective.
About our presenter: Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY.
With over 35 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America and is the recipient of the Dhanwantri Award, his profession’s highest honor. Dr. Kaushik recently founded the Institute for the Advancement of Ayurvedic Sciences, a research and teaching institution.
After completing the 6 ½ years of schooling for his Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Kurukshetra University, India, in 1983, Dr. Kaushik worked as an Ayurvedic Medical Officer for two years.
Upon moving to the United States in 1985, Dr. Kaushik received his Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Alabama in 1988. He then worked as an Epidemiologist and Director of HIV/AIDS Sero-surveillance Program with the Alabama Department of Public Health in Birmingham while maintaining an Ayurvedic practice.
In 1999 he moved to Connecticut and received his Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) from the University of Bridgeport, CT in 2003. He taught Ayurvedic Medicine and Public Health at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, University of Bridgeport, as well as serving as the Director of Admissions there. He has been a faculty member with the University of Bridgeport, Division of Health Sciences since 2001. Dr. Kaushik co-founded the Institute for Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Therapies in Fairfield, CT in 2006.
Dr. Kaushik lectures on Ayurvedic Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR, as well as at various national and international symposiums and events. He also offers courses, workshops, lectures, and training in Ayurvedic medicine locally. Dr. Kaushik is an approved continuing education provider for Yoga teachers through the YACEP (Yoga Alliance for Continuing Education Providers) and has achieved the highest Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher certificate having completed 500 hours of training (E-RYT 500). He includes therapeutic Yoga in his practice.
Each year, Dr. Kaushik and his family travel to India to set up camps offering free medical care for underserved populations. He’d like to expand this service to other countries as well.
Dr. Kaushik brings his unique background as an Ayurvedic and Naturopathic practitioner with experience in public health and health education to this locality. He welcomes you into his wellness community.
Top photo by Silas Baisch