The ABC's Of Ayurveda

Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medical system of healing through self-care is the utmost definition of holism, as all dimensions that affect a person as a whole are explored and addressed. Ayurvedic consultations and treatments significantly overlap the Integrative/Lifestyle model as all aspects of health are addressed- your current physical health status, emotional and interpersonal difficulties, diet/nutrition, lifestyle habits and environment.

All these aspects of one’s life are important when restoring an individual’s well-being and can be overlooked in the current conventional medical health system.

Balance can only be achieved when the physical, mental, emotional and environmental factors are all addressed, so Ayurveda empowers the individual to be more self-aware and equip them with the resources for self-care.​

Ayurveda is ancient wisdom with modern relevance; developed over 5,000 years it is the oldest and still the most sophisticated mind-body health system.

Mental and Physical health conditions originate when there is imbalance in within your body.

All Ayurvedic treatments work by bringing these principles back into balance by using natural botanics/adaptogens, herbs and oils specifically made for Ayurvedic therapies.

In ancient traditions, a sense of wellbeing and harmony was from the symbiotic living within nature and the community.

People engaged in energetic and calming activities, eating wholesome foods, connecting with others and acknowledging the biorhythms of life. Modern life can be overwhelming to say the least. Long hours in stressful demanding environments, unhealthy food choices and crammed social schedules can lead to your body and mind becoming out of balance.

Lifestyle Medicine

A Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, Dr Neetu Johnson is a medical board certified senior physician with clinical expertise in mental health. With prestigious Harley Street training and clinic bases both in Ibiza and London- Dr Johnson’s approach to mental health care is both unique and sought after. 

Psychiatry is a branch of Medicine where illnesses related to mood, cognitions, behaviours and perceptions are studied, diagnosed and treated. As the mind-body is interlinked, an approach of understanding the current issues by seeing the body as a whole is beneficial for any issue. For example, if your current work environment is stressful, say in the office with deadlines and a difficult boss, you could develop high cortisol (stress hormones) in your system which stay elevated. This in turn causes imbalances of other hormones relating to your endocrine and digestive systems which in turn can lead to physical health issues such as stomach discomfort and symptoms of anxiety. An holistic perspective to your symptoms is necessary and always recommended for disease prevention and recovery.

Many normal reactions to events are being “medicalised” and “pathologised” for numerous reasons. At mind body medicine we simply do not agree with labelling normal reactions to difficult or adverse life events with a diagnosis and will carefully assess your symptomatology. We do not believe in a rigid “one size fits all” treatment approach to our patients and their care.

A Consultant Psychiatrist with predominately London based training in the the field of mental health medicine and over 10 years experience in the field of medicine and psychiatry managing conditions such as depression, addictions, anxiety and psychosis; her speciality is in the sub psychiatry division of intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.

Dr Johnson’s integrative practice, to wellbeing and mental health, emphasises that the mind-body has its own innate intelligence to recover and reverse disease when given the tools to be back in balance.