Ayurveda Inspires & Also Fulfils

Dr SHREYAS U K responds to ThinkWellness360 questionnaire: 

Why and how did you think of becoming a doctor?

As a child, and while visiting our family doctor, I saw how people felt relaxed and happy after the consultation. I realised that being a doctor was, undoubtedly, a good thing, a noble profession. So, I just wanted to be a doctor when I grew up — this was just it. Nothing else mattered.

What made you think of, study and specialise in the system of medicine you now practice?

Ayurveda is one of India’s greatest sciences — a gift to mankind. It is much more than a science. I was witness to amazing treatment results, through its use, in my family and also people I knew, right from my formative years. This inspired me take up Ayurveda.

What has been your personal and professional experience as a doctor?

This is my 13th year in the profession, also private practice The journey has not been always easy, but it has been largely pleasant — helping people and assisting them to leading healthy, happy lives, through Ayurveda, the art and science of life.

What unique and special skills you think you have that has made the big difference for your patients?

My way of gentle, easy, not intimidating, approach to their health conditions and patience in listening to their story — notwithstanding their long, sometimes convoluted ‘personalised’ and also ‘hearsay’ assessment of their own health problems, or just not speaking much at all.

What is your best definition of optimal wellness and why?

The right balance of physical and mental well-being — this is the only way to optimal health and wellness.

Your best case?

I have had good results in several patients; also, in neurological cases. I’d like to pick but just one ‘best’ case for readers of ThinkWellness360 — a man, in his mid-40s, walked into my clinic with a foot drop of more than six months, with disappointing results, following extensive treatment elsewhere. After complete analysis, I deduced that it was a pinched nerve that was causing the problem and I resolved it with simple Ayurvedic medications. This brought a smile on the daily wager’s face — in a span of two weeks. He proclaimed that this was a ‘miracle.’ This is something that money, or fame, cannot buy. It fulfils the ethos of Ayurveda, and the physician in you, much more than just success. It’s a great feeling too.

Your ‘not-so-good’ case? 

A nasty case of psoriasis.

What appeals to you the most?

Humility — in word and deed.

What annoys you the most?

When someone is not listening to what you’re saying and, thereafter, asks you to repeat it.

Your favourite book?

Charaka Samhita

Your favourite joke?

I enjoy all of them.

Your favourite song?

Chori chori chupke chupke [Chori Chori Chupke Chupke/Alka Yagnik/Babul Supriyo/Sameer/Anu Malik]

Your favourite movie?

Chori Chori Chupke Chupke [2001]

Your favourite TV, Netflix show?

Money Heist

Your other interests, or hobbies?

Outdoor sports. I’m a die-hard fan and a good cricket, also volleyball, player.

Your goal in life?

To see the world.

Dr SHREYAS U K, BAMS, practices in his private clinic, ‘Sanjeevani,’ in Kundapura, Karnataka. A well-known Ayurveda physician, in town, also vicinity, Dr Shreyas strongly believes that quality medicine, along with quality care, is imperative for good treatment outcomes. This led him to start Disha Ayurveda Pharmacy — a manufacturing unit, adhering to best practices and standards, in Arur, Udupi, Karnataka, and in partnership with like-minded physicians and friends — whose preparations and speciality products have made a mark with several Ayurveda physicians and adherents, as also followers, in the southern state.

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