Speaker Bio: Dr. Pratibha Shah
Autoimmune diseases are thought to affect approximately 50 million people in the United States. They impose a significant physical, emotional, social, and financial burden on the country’s health care system. Despite more than 100 clinically identified autoimmune diseases, understanding of their etiopathology and treatment options is still quite limited. The prevalence of autoimmune diseases in the US appears to be on the rise.
Ayurveda is a 4000-year-old ancient holistic life science. The Ayurvedic framework provides for a clear approach, root cause analysis, and effective application of its principles to these groups of diseases. The well-developed robust concepts of pathophysiology can be applied to deepening our understanding of the architecture of autoimmune diseases, which in turn can lead to their better management, elevating quality of life while also improving prognosis.
This presentation will discuss key aspects of the Ayurvedic approach with the backdrop of what we know today from a Western medicine standpoint, to help demystify autoimmune diseases.