3191.0 Traditional Healing and Cultural Competence

Monday, November 5, 2007: 12:30 PM
This session brings together topics from the theoretical to the practical. Authors will be discussing details about traditional healing and cultural competence such as: 1) Explaining conceptual frameworks for conducting health traditions assessments and developing cultural competency; 2) Elucidating key dimensions of African-American spirituality as well as identifying five components of spirituality measures; 3) Describing standards for treating insomnia using Ayurvedic techniques such as Shirodhara (medicinal liquid flow) and other Sukhachikitsa (restorative therapies); 4) Articulating evidence-based efficacy of Tai Ji/Tai Chi in older adults. Please join us for lively discussions around the topic of traditional healing approaches and cultural competency awareness related to Alternative and Complementary Health Practices.
Session Objectives: 1) Identify cultural differences in health traditions; 2) Assess effectiveness of spirituality measures; 3) Describe Ayurvedic healing techniques; 4) Recognize Tai Ji/TaiChi healing components

1:10 PM
Ayurvedic shirodhara treatment for insomnia: A case study
Sivarama Prasad Vinjamury, MD, MAOM, Manjusha Vinjamury, MD(Ayu), MAOM and Betsy Singh, PhD

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Organized by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices
Endorsed by: Mental Health, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, Community-Based Public Health Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing