Travel from the tranquil backwaters of Kerala, to the lush hills of the Western Ghats, to gracious Mysore. One of the oldest medical systems in the world, Ayurveda traditionally ran parallel with Western medicine within India, but this has recently changed.
Learn how Ayurveda and Western medicine are becoming much more integrated with visits to a range of practices and some leading practitioners, including the famous Souka Holistic Health Care Centre in Bangalore.
Experience contemporary integrative medicine in the culture that gave birth to Ayurveda on a tour that is itself a restful experience, with ample opportunities for boat rides, massage and relaxation.
Michael Dooley is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. His special interest is in reproductive endocrinology. Michael was Director of Sports Science and Medicine for the British Equestrian Federation between 1994 and 2002. During this time he travelled, as part of the British Olympic Team, to the 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Olympics. He is now a gynaecologist at The Olympic Medical Institute at Northwick Park. In order to understand integrated medicine further Michael has travelled to India on several occasions. With this background, Michael has now opened The Poundbury Clinic in Dorchester which is concentrating on women’s integrated healthcare. He also works in London at Harley Street and The Lister Hospital. In collaboration with the award winning journalist, Sarah Stacey, Michael has written a book ‘Your Change, Your Choice: The integrated approach to the menopause and beyond’. He is sole author of ‘Fit for Fertility’ and is developing a Fit for Fertility programme for his patients.