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Audience Naturopaths, acupuncturists, nurses, medical doctors, general public
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Home Study for Naturopaths, Acupuncturists, General Public
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Instructor: Vivek Shanbhag, ND (USA), MD (Ayu), BAMS, CYEd. 7 PDAs/CEUs/CMEs approved for: LAc NCCAOM PDAs, NDs (except CA), RNs & ARNPs in WA, MDs & PAs - Category II CMEs. This package includes 6 audio CDs and a copy of presenter's handouts on CD

This seminar was originally recorded at Bastyr University in October 2011.

Extensive research worldwide has proven the benefits of Ayurvedic nutrition and herbs in both preventing as well as treating cancer. Ayurveda acknowledges that each person is a unique individual with a unique mind-body type - a unique psycho-somatic constitution. Individuals of specific mind-body type are prone to certain cancers based on various contributing causative factors.

This home study is appropriate for healthcare practitioners or individuals seeking information for themselves or their family members. Learn how to take a personal health history, make observations and use standardized questionnaires to evaluate the Ayurvedic mind-body type of any person. You will identify your own unique mind-body type and learn how to prevent and augment traditional cancer treatments using healthy nutrition, natural herbs, physical activity and other lifestyle changes.>

Explore the latest research on both nutritional supplements as well as herbal medicines which have been proven effective in prevention and treatment of cancer. In addition, you will learn how to minimize side effects of various chemical medicines used in treatment of cancer, and how to develop a healthy lifestyle plan for yourself or your patient

Upon completion of this home study you will be able to:

  • Describe the three different Ayurvedic mind-body types.
  • Identify a person’s Ayurvedic mind-body type with the help of a standardized questionnaire.
  • Describe the causative factors for cancer.
  • Describe at least five ways of using herbs and nutrition to prevent and/or treat cancer.
  • Describe a healthy lifestyle plan to prevent and treat cancer.

Course Notes

Post-course quiz must be completed with a score of 75 percent or higher to receive CEUs.


Vivek Shanbhag, ND (USA), MD (Ayu), BAMS, CYEd, is a renowned Ayurvedic physician, professor, researcher and author. For more than 30 years he has been teaching & practicing Ayurvedic Medicine in India, the U.S. and Japan. During 1985-88 he was the head of the Institute of Research in Ayurvedic Medicine, Pune, India. During 1989 through 2006 he was the founder and director of the AYU Ayurvedic Wellness Center - Academy, Clinic & Spa in Seattle. During 1991-96 he was the chairman of the Ayurvedic Medicine Department at Bastyr University in Seattle. Since 2006, he has served as founder and director of GAYA+THRI (Goa Ayurveda & Yoga Academy + Total Health Retreat, India). Currently, Dr. Shanbhag is an adjunct faculty member of Bastyr University and of MMI College of Ayurveda, San Francisco. He is also a faculty member and advisor for Japan Ayurveda Association, Tokyo. In 1988, he was awarded the prestigious I.I.M. Gold Medal for his MD (Ayu) research thesis. Recently he was honored with Charaka Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Teaching by the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America.