Ayurveda Expert, Ayurveda
Total years in practice: 5
Dr. Aparna K, BAMS, MD, PhD (Ayurveda)
She was born into a traditional Ayurveda family of Kerala. She grew up seeing her father Dr. Padmanabhan BAMS, MD (Ayurveda) treating numerous patients successfully over 35 years with the healing touch of Ayurveda. Her father who is a postgraduate doctor of Ayurveda runs an Ayurveda Panchakarma Hospital in Kerala, and was awarded as the best physician by Ayurveda Medical Association of India.
Ayurveda was incorporated into her life from her younger age and the love for this Ancient holistic science grew up with her. She was blessed to be under the guidance of many luminaries of Ayurveda throughout her academics and clinical career.
She was presented “Jivaka Award” for her outstanding performance in academics during her graduation in Ayurveda. Her post-graduation research thesis on rejuvenation therapies in Ayurveda was awarded as the best in the college. She did her Ph.D. in Ayurveda from India’s most prestigious and pioneer institute for Ayurveda, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (IPGT & RA), Gujarat Ayurveda University (G.A.U), India.
Dr. Aparna is known for her dedication, compassion and commitment towards her science. Becoming an Ayurveda doctor was her destiny and she rightly considers herself fortunate for being instrumental in healing her numerous patients. She strongly believes that the body should be supported to heal itself and Ayurveda is the best way through which the body's healing energy is triggered. Dr. Aparna’s fields of interest include Mind body medicine, Vedic medical Astrology. She has seen in her practice that an integrated approach of Ayurveda, yoga and Vedic astrology is very important for a complete healing. Her PhD was on the role of yogic practices and Ayurveda medicine in Generalized Anxiety disorder. She has presented papers in many national and international seminars of Ayurveda and has published her research papers in journals. She is dedicated to spread the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and showcase the real traditional and authentic face of Ayurveda to the world.
She is married to a dedicated Ayurveda doctor, Dr. Abhishek Joshi, BAMS, MD, PhD (Ayurveda) who was her senior in post-graduation and PhD. Dr. Joshi is appointed as the chair of Ayurveda in Universitas Hindu Indonesia, Bali, Indonesia. She worked as a chief consultant and was instrumental in developing Oneworld Ayurveda at Bali islands, Indonesia from April 2015 to January 2017. She also conducted many Detox Ayurveda yoga retreats at Oneworld Retreats in 2015-16. She will be joining as the chief consultant at her father’s Ayurveda Panchakarma and yoga center Purnayoo Arogya Nikethanam from February 2018 and wish to serve the local community through Ayurveda.