Sahaya Holistic Integrative Hospital
Homeopathy Doctors ,Jaya Nagar Block 1 ,Bangalore
3rd Floor, Mahabodhi Mallige Hospital
T. Mariappa Road,
Jaya Nagar Block 1
Bangalore ,Karnataka ,Pincode : 560041
Dr. Mathai hails from a family with a tradition of Homeopathic practice spanning four decades. He graduated from the A.N.S.S. Medical College - Kerala, India and took his M.D. (Homeopathy) from the Hahnemann Post-Graduate Institute of Homeopathy, London. Following this he took his M.R.C.H.(London) and joined as a physician at Europe's first and largest holistic health care clinic for over 10 years.
He studied Chinese Pulse Diagnosis and Acupuncture at the W.H.O. Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanking, China. He also participated in the Mind-Body Medicine training programme at the Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, MA in the USA.
Dr. Mathai established the Bangalore Holistic Medical Centre in 1989 and has a patient network of over 10,000 covering 40 countries. He runs a homeopathic chain of clinics in Bangalore - the Holistic Homeopathic Clinic started in September 1996 and the second one in September 1999. They provide free medicine for those who cannot afford it.
The Wellness Clinic - an outpatient integrative medical city clinic started in 1998 was the pilot project of SOUKYA.
SOUKYA, the International Holistic Health Centre was started in 2002 and officially opened in January 2003 during the Global Holistic Health Summit.
A holistic physician with an established medical practice in Bangalore, India, Dr. Mathai is also a visiting consultant at holistic centres in London and the US.
Dr. Mathai has rich experience in treating all sections of society around the world, having practiced holistic medicine for over 20 years. He is a visiting holistic health consultant at worldwide clinics.
Dr. Mathai has addressed several conferences worldwide on Holistic Health. He was invited by the World Health Organisation ('W.H.O.') onto its committee for 'The Renewal of the Global Health Policy for the 21st Century'.
He was the Organising Secretary for the first International Conference on Holistic Health and Medicine (Nov 1989) in Bangalore, India which was patronised by His Holiness The Dalai Lama. The conference was attended by 400 international delegates from 30 countries. Keynote speakers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Swami Satchidananda and Bishop Gregorious, President of the W.C.C.
Dr. Mathai also organized the Global Holistic Health Summit (Jan 2003) whose keynote speakers included Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Norman Shealy, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of the Art of Living Foundation and representatives from the W.H.O. and the Princes of Wales Foundation for Integrative Medicine. The summit was attended by 500 international delegates from over 40 countries.
Prevalence of respiratory diseases has increased dramatically since the advent of industrialization. Respiratory disease ranges from mild and self-limiting such as the common cold to life-threatening such as bacterial pneumonia or pulmonary embolism. Respiratory diseases impose tremendous health burden on society. 35 percent of children are exposed to secondhand smoke on a regular basis, which is harmful especially to young people and is responsible for more than 100,000 lower respiratory tract infections and also is the cause of thousands of hospitalizations each year. In India, 5 percent of males and 2.5 percent of female above the age of 30 years suffer from chronic lung disease caused due to smoking and exposure to biomass fuel. On the whole, respiratory diseases impose a huge economical burden on the society.
Respiratory diseases, such as Asthma and Allergies are caused by combinations of different factors. These factors are linked to the genetic background and the lifestyle of a person as well as the environment they live in. For instance, those who have a genetic predisposition and who are exposed to environmental factors are more likely to develop diseases such as asthma.
Role of Homeopathy
Homeopathy has definite curative remedies for all kind of respiratory diseases. Even very early cases of Bronchial Asthma can be completely cured using Homeopathy.
Respiratory diseases are deep-seated conditions and are best treated with the guidance of an experienced Homeopathic practitioner. Homeopathic medicines treats the whole person, not just the symptoms, so a medicine is chosen based on the overall constitution of the patient.
Excellence in Homeopathy
SOUKYA Foundations Charitable Trust has been in the field of patient care through Homeopathy since last 25 years. We have a huge data base of patients treated with this system. Seeing this work of the foundation, Government of India has awarded this Centre of Excellence to SOUKYA Foundation Charitable Trust to take this work to the masses and provide treatment to the poor and needy. The Centre of Excellence is funded by Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Department of AYUSH and is maintained by SOUKYA Foundation Charitable Trust.
In Ayurveda, health is a state of spiritual and physical attainment. It is a medical, metaphysical healing life science - the mother of all healing arts. The practice of ayurveda is designed to promote human happiness, health and creative growth. It is the science of daily living and this system of knowledge evolved from the sage's practical, philosophical and religious illumination which was rooted in their understanding of the creation. Ayurveda helps the healthy person to maintain health and the diseased person to regain health.
Naturopathy is a natural healing technique using the healing powers of nature. The principle of Naturopathy is that the accumulation of toxins is the root cause of all diseases. Prevention and elimination of toxins is the route to health. Treatments are based on the 5 great elements of nature that have immense healing properties. There is no role of internal medications in the nature cure system.
This system of medicine was developed in Germany. It is based on the theory that "like cures like". Remedies selected on the basis of symptoms help by stimulating the body's self-healing power. This totally safe medicine has no side effects as it is derived from natural and herbal sources. It helps cure allergic conditions, metabolic disorders, chronic diseases and auto-immune disorders.
Homeopathy interprets diseases and sickness as caused by disturbances in a vital force or life force and sees these disturbances as manifesting themselves in unique symptoms. Homeopathy maintains that the vital force has the ability to react and adapt to internal and external causes, which homeopaths refer to as the "law of susceptibility". Hahnemann rejected the notion of a disease as a separate thing or invading entity and insisted that it was always part of the "living whole".
HomeopathyHahnemann found as early as 1816 that the patients he treated through homeopathy still suffered from chronic diseases that he was unable to cure. In 1828, he introduced the concept of miasms, which he regarded as underlying causes for many known diseases. A miasm is defined as an imputed "peculiar morbid derangement of vital force". Hahnemann associated each miasm with specific diseases, with each miasm seen as the root cause of several diseases. According to Hahnemann, initial exposure to miasms causes local symptoms, such as skin or venereal diseases, but if these symptoms are suppressed by medication, the cause goes deeper and begins to manifest itself as diseases of the internal organs.
All treatments are based on a holistic approach. When the body's innate ability to cure itself fails to respond to an illness, a homeopathic remedy appropriately chosen will trigger the healing mechanism that is latent in the body. The remedies are totally safe for pregnant mothers and for all ages - from newborn infants right through to the elderly.
The root for the word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word `Yuj' which means the Union. Here it means the Union of the Mind, Body and Spirit, also the Union of Oneself with the Universal Self. This holistic science emphasises that this Union is necessary for a person seeking good health and well-being. Sage Patanjali is considered as the Father of Yoga. He formulated the Astanga Yoga - the Yoga with 8 paths which is widely practised today.
Yoga is particularly of importance in today's life to prevent and cure diseases - the so-called psychosomatic diseases - the cause of which is mainly from the mind. In today's life of Stress, Yoga thus acquires an imminent role.
Appreciating the significant role of modern medical techniques, holistic medicine integrates traditional medical systems (such as Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Naturopathy) and complementary therapies (including Yoga, Acupuncture, Reflexology) to help and hasten healing.
The success of Integrative Medicine is the ability of selecting and blending the appropriate systems of medicine, without compromising on the authenticity of each individual system. Apart from having a full fledged knowledge of each system, it is crucial for the holistic physician to have the wisdom and experience in implementing such an integration of systems. When done appropriately, this combination enhances the healing powers of the various approaches.
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