Panel: Addiction: An Ayurvedic Perspective
Moderator: Nomi Gallo Panel Presenters: Manas Kshirsagar, Myra Lewin, Victor Briere, Dinesh Gyawali
Addictions to everything from social media and video games to alcohol and opioids pose devastating repercussions for not only the addicts themselves, but also their loved ones, their community, and society as a whole. This panel discussion will focus on the Ayurvedic view of addiction as an affliction of the mind. It will explore the full range of mental disturbances involved in addictions and how they can be addressed through Ayurveda and yoga. The panelists will present case studies to illustrate novel treatment approaches.