Crisis offers opportunity. Amid the lockdowns, closings
and chaos of Covid-19, Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic & Naturopathic Clinic, in Cross River, NY, rose to the occasion by increasing its clinical hours from three
days to five, adding telemedicine for consultations and, to meet the demand for
current health information, making its free monthly educational lectures weekly
“By taking advantage of online platforms, my clinic
joined the learning curve of the rest of the world in this new style of
connecting,” says Somesh Kaushik, ND.
He developed a series of hour-long lectures, starting
with one on the virus itself, followed by topics associated with it: the immune
system; stress/insomnia; anxiety/depression; autoimmunity; diabetes; heart
health; and the healing power of gratitude. The lectures quickly booked through
the end of the year, Kaushik says.
As the scope of the virus increased, so did the series.
New topics were added, including gut health; detox pathways of the kidney,
liver and lymph; multi-organ inflammatory disease; allergies/asthma; and
Now this expanded information will reach an expanded
community. Starting in January, the series will be offered throughout the
Putnam County Library system.
“Thanks to the Desmond-Fish Public Library in Garrison,
initiators of the idea, the yearlong series will be broadcast monthly to a
countywide audience using the co-host platform Crowdcast,” Kaushik says.
He also conducts online curriculum courses in Ayurvedic
Health Counseling and Ayurvedic Practitioner training. Certification for these
courses is offered through NAMA, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.