Life in Yoga, jointly sponsored by the Howard University College of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education will offer two sessions of "Introduction to Yoga Therapy for Medical Professionals" on March 27-30, 2015, and May 29-June 1, 2015, in Linthicum Heights, MD.
Life in Yoga
HOWARD UNIVERSITY College of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education
Introduction to Yoga Therapy for Medical Professionals
March 27-30, 2015 and May 29-June 1, 2015
The course will seek to present the definitive research findings for disease therapy in the context of a model termed “Relaxation Response Model”. In addition to this, the traditional view of yoga and its lifestyle prescription is presented as the “Yoga-Ayurveda Model”. Lastly the most recent research in the area of acupuncture, its concept of meridians which are called Naadis in Yoga, electro-acupuncture and impact of yoga exercises on the meridians are presented as the “Yoga-Acupuncture Model”. This approach provides a bridge between Yoga and Acupuncture, or more appropriately traditional Indian medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, and connecting it with conventional medicine.
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
- Identify the information on the extent of non-invasive yoga practices available for patients’ health management.
- Locate the information on the extent of non-invasive yoga practices available for patients’ health management.
- Develop competency to talk about yoga to their patients as a health management tool.
- Develop competency to assess complexity of patient need, available complementary approaches, and selectively refer patients to an expert when good solutions are not available in conventional medicine.
- Distinguish resources available to advance education on yoga therapy and complementary medicine.
- Assemble resources available to advance education on yoga therapy and complementary medicine.
- Prepare to undertake further training to develop a high degree of expertise in yoga therapy.