Join Dr. Somesh Kaushik for this monthly series on Ayurvedic Medicine.
This series is sponsored by Brewster Public Library, Butterfield Library, Field Library, Mahopac Public Library, Putnam Valley Library, Reed Memorial Library, and Desmond-Fish Public Library.
Addictions come in many forms: drugs, alcohol, smoking, food, sex, shopping, work, exercise, social media, negativity, etc. They provide a temporary escape from stress. But, when inappropriate methods are used, an imbalance occurs. The root cause of the stress, hidden in the unconscious, is not resolved. And, a vicious cycle ensues.
Ayurveda is a healing system that not only restores balance, but its methodology also removes the unconscious blocks that create chronic stress. Ayurvedic treatments such as diet, nutritional herbs, meditation, therapeutic Yoga, and an herbal detoxification process known as panchakarma, work hand-in-hand to create a shift on a physical level, as well as on a mental and spiritual level. The result is a transformation and unification of body, mind, and spirit that resolves the separation responsible for the addiction. Your true self emerges and the addiction is no longer necessary.
October 26 – Anxiety and Depression: Cultivating a Chemistry of Joy
November 16 – Ayurveda and Diabetes: A Whole Body Approach
December 14 – The Healing Power of Gratitude: A Body, Mind, Spirit Elixir
ABOUT SOMESH N. KAUSHIK, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500 is an Ayurvedic specialist/consultant. After completing B.A.M.S., 6½ years of Ayurvedic training in 1983 from Kurukshetra University, India. He worked as an Ayurvedic Medical Officer before moving to the U.S. He earned M.P.H. and M.P.A. from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and N.D. from the University of Bridgeport, where he taught Ayurvedic medicine and Public Health courses and worked as the Director of Admissions for the College of Naturopathic Medicine. Before moving to Connecticut, he worked as an Epidemiologist and Director of HIV/AIDS sero-surveillance with the Alabama Department of Public Health while maintaining an Ayurvedic practice. He has been a faculty member with the University of Bridgeport, Division of Health Sciences since 2001 He has over 36 years of experience as an Ayurvedic physician.