Dr Nish Joshi, the personal therapist to Kate Moss, Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett and Sadie Frost, is becoming an increasingly popular figure in the world of wellbeing and alternative health practices.
Joshi is the UK pioneer in treating patients with Ayurvedic Medicine, a 5000 year-old discipline of natural medicine that avoids the side-effects of conventional medicine. With his tried and tested methods at the celebrated Joshi Clinic, in central London.
He states, “Many people constantly feel low on energy and need a boost. This could be down to many things, from being a coffee addict or a food junkie, to concerns about the effects a certain lifestyle is having on their health. This is why we work with the lifestyle and the changes that could be made to bring about vitality.”
Spas Weekly asks the good doctor a couple of key questions…
What is Ayurvedic Medicine?
The principle of the treatment is that every individual person has a unique constitution that is related to energies within the body. A good balanced constitution is the best defence against illness. Ayurveda aims to prevent the development of illness by working with the individual`s balance of the three vital energies in the body known as the doshas- Vata, Pitta and Kapha. It is completely natural and the practitioners recognise the intimate link between body, mind, senses and soul, aiming to heal fragmentation and
What does the Treatment involve?
Each individual is recognised as unique with different treatments recommended for different types of people. Although two people may appear to have the same outward symptoms, their energetic constitutions may be very different and therefore require different remedies. In Ayurveda, essential oils and aromas are used to balance the doshas. Each oil has a specific action on each dosha - a characteristic, which depends on qualities as smell, taste, temperament, and the source from which the oil has been extracted. The treatment includes a study of the individuals diet and lifestyle, pulse, tongue and eye diagnosis. With this, the practitioners will then be able to assess what the normal state of the doshas should be and determine the imbalance. Recommend treatments include: herbal remedies, lifestyle change, yogalatis, massage, abhangya, pinda, panchakarma.
What can this be used to treat?
Almost everything! Arthritis. Asthma. Blood Disorders. Bronchitis. Concentration. Diabetes. Digestive Disorders. Epilepsy. Heart Disease. Kidney Problems. Liver and Spleen Disorders. Menstrual Disorders. Rejuvenation. Rheumatism. Sleep Problems. Stress. Ulcers. Weight Problems. Throat and Voice Problems.
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