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complementary and alternative supportive care (CASC)
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Amala Guha, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A.
photo of dr. amala guhaDr. Amala Guha is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Program Director of Complementary and Alternative Supportive Care "CASC," a CME accredited program, at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Dr. Guha's expertise in Cancer Immunology and her training in Ayurvedic Medicine including herbs brings a unique blend of understanding in the field of integrative medicine. She lectures extensively on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and has been a reviewer for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is often invited by the NIH to speak on various subjects. She teaches Ayurveda at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and conducts work shops nationally and internationally. Dr. Guha is the Editor-in-Chief for the journal of "ELEMENTS: Ayurveda, Health and Nutrition." Dr. Guha is internationally known for her pioneering work in developing Ayurvedic Medicine programs in U.S. medical schools (for more information please visit www.ayurvedahealth.org).

Ayurveda is the world's oldest Health Care System that originated in India. This 6ooo-year-old health care system has contributed in the understanding of holistic approach to medicine in the West. Some of its components like Meditation, Yoga, Message, Herbs and Panchakarma are in practice in this country.

List of Recent Presentations by Dr. Guha:

October 10, 2006
Navigating Ayurveda from East to West: The Promises and Pitfalls
Harvard Medical School, Osher Institute, Boston, MA

October 16 to 18, 2006
Ayurveda: From Classroom to Bedside and the Challenges Towards Ethical Delivery
Simple Conference, University of New Mexico, NM

November 18 to 22, 2006
Ayurveda in the United States
World Congress of Ayurveda, University of Puna, India

April 10, 2007
Ayurvedic Cleansing Practices: Lifestyle and Therapeutic Interventions
The Institute for the Advancement of Complementary Therapies, Phillips Ambulatory Care, NY

April 23, 2007
In Knowing the Unknown
Science and Consciousness Conference, Santa Fe, NM

September 12, 2007
Integrating Ayurveda in Healing and Wellness
Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, Waterbury, CT

September 26, 2007
Complementary Alternative Medicine
UConn School of Medicine, Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, Farmington, CT

September 27, 2007
The Ayurvedic Rasayana (Herbal Immunotherapy)
Department of Immunology, UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT

October 6, 2007
Applications of Ayurvedic Principles in Modern Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

October 18 to 21, 2007
Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Ayurvedic Conference, Albuquerque, NM

November 1 to 2, 2007
Ayurveda in Cancer Treatment
TATA Memorial Cancer Center, Bombay, India

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Complementary and Alternative Supportive Care (CASC)
UConn Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1628
Tel: 860-561-4857, Email: guha@nso2.uchc.edu