Having joined the National Health Service 16 years ago, I have been impressed by the unique healthcare provision in the United Kingdom. I have however witnessed a slow decline within this system. In the current landscape, treatment of disease focusses on the immediate suppression of individual symptoms rather than a holistic analysis of underlying cause. Short appointments with overworked,
I come from a culture where there is emphasis on body, mind and spirit. In 2010, I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder, and over time I became disillusioned with traditional treatment methods, both for myself and for the patients I treat in my Psychiatry Clinic. Functional Medicine revolutionised my thinking and healing, allowing me to provide my patients with management plans which are curative and preventative. I incorporate dietary changes early in my patients’ journey towards health, educating them and their families about sustainable change. Simple life-style modifications have given positive results with their mental health disorders. I see Functional Medicine as Ayurveda, with a scientific foundation and evidence base; a proven methodology that tackles disease at its root cause.
Functional medicine emphasizes a definable and teachable process of integrating multiple knowledge bases within a pragmatic intellectual matrix that focuses on functionality at many levels, rather than a single treatment for a single diagnosis. Functional medicine uses the patient’s story as a key tool for integrating diagnosis, signs and symptoms, and evidence of clinical imbalances into a comprehensive approach to improve both the patient’s environmental inputs and his or her physiological function.
The Institute for Functional Medicine teaches health care professional’s how to apply these principles in practice through an intensive 5 day training course called Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™.
I attended and completed the AFMCP™-UK training in London in 2018.
Dr Praveen’s treatment plan is a holistic approach that focuses on overall wellbeing. She strives to treat the root cause, rather than superficial issues, that assists in long term improvement in health. Her guidance has made tremendous changes and makes me more aware of myself. Apart from improvements in my health, I now feel much happier and calmer than before.
I was struggling with ADHD when I saw Dr Praveen which was having an effect in all areas of my life. Her calm approach, through assessment has given me a lot of insight and strategies to deal with my symptoms.
Until 2016, I was suffering with severe joint pains and fatigue for over 2 years. This took a mental toll on me with low mood and loss of self confidence. Dr Kavita devised a treatment plan which has worked wonders for me. I feel much younger, energetic, rid of joint pains, boost in self-confidence, slimmer, mentally and physically fit. Thank you for your guidance and assistance.