Rumi’s Café | 7:00 PM
For the average layperson, ancient medical terminology is often arcane and seemingly divorced from the biomolecular principles common in conventional medical practice. The metaphysics and principles of “energy,” central to Indian Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and practice, is one essential example. Bridgette Shea has authored perhaps the most accessible text for people to have a clear understanding and appreciation of both of these ancient systems’ strengths and weaknesses and how the integration of the two can potentially maximize health and prevent and treat disease. This lecture and book-signing will focus upon some of the key elements of both Indian and Chinese medicine that often confound even professional Western physicians.
Bridgette Shea is a licensed physician in Oriental Medicine, a wellness educator specializing in the integration of Chinese and Ayurveda medical systems and runs a private practice in Saratoga Springs, NY. She holds degrees in Asian Studies from SUNY and completed her graduate work at the prestigious Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. Bridgette is the author of the first comprehensive book to integrate the unique and complementary benefits of ancient Chinese and Indian medical systems, Handbook of Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda: An Integrated Practice of Ancient Healing Systems.