Holistic health and wellness consultant and Chairman and Managing and Medical Director of SOUKYA Dr Issac Mathai has called on Australian health, wellness and wellbeing experts to consider holistic treatments and methods. Addressing two high-profile boardroom luncheons in Sydney and Melbourne recently, Dr Mathai highlighted holistic solutions’ role in restoring the natural balance of mind, body and spirit.
Dr Mathai said: “In recent years, there has been growth in western research into complementary and alternative health products and services. For example, it is heartening to note that UTS has recently added a research centre on complementary and integrative medicine.”
He explained that as more and more academics, health professionals and influencers become attuned to the ancient wisdom of holistic medicine, he sees immense potential that can only benefit the industry and, more importantly, patients in Australia and around the world.
“As a truly multicultural melting pot, Australians have the potential to lead the world through embracing complementary and alternative health products and services. For many cultures their traditional medicines are their primary health care providers. We often find that people from other cultural backgrounds are comfortable using these treatments and prefer them to the purely western medical approach,” said Dr Mathai.
The meeting was attended by Consul General of India—Sydney Mr B Vanlalvawna, who shared the importance of holistic health and India’s contribution to Ayurveda and holistic health solutions. Sheba Nandkeolyar, CEO of MultiConnexions and Immediate Past National Chair of the Australia India Business Council, urged Australians to go out and discover these solutions by visiting India as well as Dr Mathai’s centre. Dr Joseph Assaf AO, Chairman of Ethnic Business Awards, who was also present at the meeting, who shared his personal experience of visiting India as well as his experience SOUKYA and the health benefits he derived of it.
Dr Mathai is a holistic health consultant to the British royal family, with the family frequenting the private health resort. Located in Bangalore, India and awarded ‘Best Wellness Centre 2010’ by the Government of India, SOUKYA’s one-of-a-kind residential facility combines modern medical advancements, ancient medical techniques and complementary therapies used worldwide to help in patents’ healing and rejuvenation process. SOUKYA offers traditional Indian cures for conditions from hay fever to diabetes. Procedures include massage, yoga, mud baths, and ayurvedic detox among others.