Ayurveda Expert & Consultant Physician
Area of Expertise:Mental Health, Gynecological disorders, Pain Management, Joint Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Skin and Hair Health
Experience: 7 years as a clinical practitioner and health coach.
Hi, I am Dr Greeshma Nair, Ayurveda Consultant at India Hemp Organics. Here is a bit about myself and my journey of Ayurveda in the last seven years. The thoughts
about pursuing Ayurveda as a career set in once was about to get my school results.
While all my friends were getting into top engineering colleges, I was reluctant to apply for a seat. Somehow it felt like I wanted to do something else. I went through other career options that thought would make it lively. A technical degree in Agriculture and the other, Ayurveda were shortlisted. Being born in a traditional Nair family in Kerala, I heard various stories about my great grandfather, a Visha Vaidya who treated serpent and scorpion bites, and some visits to the Dhanvantari temple at the Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam campus, Coimbatore intrigued me into Ayurvedic studies. While pursuing a BAMS degree in Chennai, I also had the opportunity to learn Keraliya Panchakarma methods and treatment modalities from some eminent doctors at the Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam. I am always indebted to Late Padma Shri PR Krishna Kumar Ji, who was my mentor and got me to work up a sweat in various departments in the hospital. Learning patient care and medicine manufacturing was a regular thing, even during my summer holidays. "Only knowledge would take you higher, and knowledge without experience is like poison (“Anabhyase visham vidya" in Sanskrit), he would very often say.
Having finished my formal education, being an “Ayurvisharadha Awardee” for excellence in academics, I started working as a junior doctor in South India, responsible for consultations and managing the Panchakarma center. From here, I got the desire to work with and learn from Late Dr Sanjay Pisharodi, who was uniquely and equally qualified in both Ayurvedic and Modern medical sciences and authored books on Ayurvedic literature and was treating terminally ill cancer patients. I was called to Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh. Vrindavan was culturally dense with adversely extreme weather conditions. My stay at Vrindavan made me familiar with two other different segments of society. There were villagers with several health issues due to the hard well water used for drinking in the area. And the foreigners who settled in Vrindavan for Spiritual reasons. It was quite a learning experience of culture, diet, and lifestyle that contributes to one's physical and mental health.
Extended working hours from 6 am to 10 pm with all the hospital responsibilities only made me realise that practising Ayurveda is not enervating for me, but rather only gives a thrust to do more. After leaving Vrindavan, I offered personal and online consultations, conducted corporate webinars on adopting Ayurveda, and some Ayurvedic workshops for kids and adults. Formulating Ayurvedic medications for Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD), Benign Prostate Hypertrophy (BPH), Insomnia, Hypertension, Piles, arthritis, kidney stones, and FMCG products like Ayurvedic cookies, candies, Ayurvedic Skin and Hair Care Products, enthralled me into exploring new horizons providing adaptable Ayurvedic solutions to modern lifestyle problems.