- Ayurveda Physician & Yoga Consultant
- ‘Ayurveda Sanctuary’
- Changankulangara, Vavakkavu-Vallikkavu Road
Dr. Sreedhar Rao, MD(Ayu), is a Consultant(Technical)-WHO for the International Co-operation Section in the Dept. of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi and also practices in Amritapuri, Kerala. He hails from a traditional Ayurveda family of South India. He is an internationally acclaimed physician and teacher. Over the years he has conducted seminars and workshops for the practitioners and the students in South Africa, Malawi, New Zealand etc. He is a hardcore researcher + clinician + teacher + promoter of Ayurveda.
Dr Rao presents a modern and scientific face of Ayurveda. His practice supported by clinical research based data, statistics and scientific documentation, makes it unique in the Ayurveda worked. He not only presents the ‘new face’ of modern Ayurveda; but also responsible for ‘new phase’ in Ayurveda. His global clinic in Amritapuri is visited by patients from all over the world.
His team of doctors and other support staff not only offer the best of Ayurveda treatment but rather set international standards in Good Ayurvedic Medical Practice (GAMP).
He is director of Ayurveda Sanctuary and also serving as an Associate Professor in Amrita University’s School of Ayurveda.
Begining in 1992, he has actively involved in Research activities related to Medicinal Plants conservation, building database and trainings besides organizing hundreds of Ayurvedic Camps for the public. He has widely traveled in India and is privileged to offer consultations, panchakarma programs, lectures & workshops in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town of South Africa and neighboring countries like Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia & Malawi.
Dr.Rao has the distinction of being a Hospital Administrator of Kamakshi Arogyadhama, a 100 bedded Ayurvedic Hospital attached to Gomantak Ayurvedic Medical College in Goa, India. He has also been a Lecturer of various Ayurveda subjects at Ayurvedic Medical Colleges affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, and Goa University in India. He led Ayurvedic centres in South Africa for two years offering Medical Ayurveda Consultations and therapeutic Panchakarma therapies besides conducting lectures and workshops for Health Care Professionals and public. He has provided technical guidance to set an Ayurvedic Treatment unit at Whangarei in New Zealand and continuing his mission to spread the message and wisdom of Ayurveda in its purest form and to bring this versatile medical system closer to the people of New Zealand and Australia. He has been invited to provide professional guidance for a project related to setting up Ayurveda and Yoga Centres in Asthana, the capital of Kazakisthan.
He has contributed many scientific papers on Ayurveda, published in various national and international journals. He has introduced new concepts in the field of Ayurveda useful to the medical professionals. He is largely engaged into research exploring the role of Ayurveda for the treatment of difficult diseases.