Edison, NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2011
Gopinathan Nair, Founding Chairman and Managing Director of Santhigram Group of Companies, was awarded Honorary Doctorate by the Indian Institute of Complementary Medicine (IICM). This prestigious award was given to him, in recognition of the outstanding contribution he made in promoting Ayurveda nationally and internationally. Indian Institute of Complementary Medicine (IICM) is a premier institute recognized by the Government of India. Dr. Gopinathan is already recipient of awards like Super Achiever Award from Bharat Nirman in 2008 and Pride of the Country award in the year 2000. He is instrumental in establishing three Ayurvedic Hospitals in the capital city, New Delhi in India, named Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Hospital. These well established facilities provide age old Ayurvedic therapies to local and international patients suffering from various chronic ailments for the last 15 years. Under his leadership these centers have provided quality services and the company became the first Ayurvedic service provider to receive ISO 9001:2000 certification in India.
Dr. Gopinathan is instrumental in expanding operations of Santhigram Ayurvedic Company internationally. The company originally expanded its operations to UK, seven years back, by launching two Centers in London. The success story of the UK Centers, encouraged him to further expand the Ayurvedic business to the United States. The US operations was launched through a subsidiary company in 2006 (Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Co. of US Inc.) and as of today the company has established five Ayurvedic Centers in the United States, 4 in New Jersey and 1 in Houston, Texas. In order to provide quality services to its ever-growing clients in US, Mr. Gopinathan was recently joined by his spouse Dr. Ambika Nair , who has over 25 years of experience in Holistic Healthcare and many awards to her credit . She will be assisted by a team of highly qualified and experienced Ayurvedic professionals.
Mr. Gopinathans perseverance has created history for Ayurveda in United States and his efforts have come a long way in establishing authentic Ayurvedic Panchakarma Centers in US providing Kerala specific ayurvedic & panchakarma therapies. These age old alternative medicine therapies which are free from side-effects , offer therapies for managing various chronic ailments like Spondylitis, Slip Disc / Back Ache, Arthritis, Joint Pains, Muscle pains, Sprains, Frozen Shoulder, Obesity, Migraine, Sinusitis, Hypertension, Allergic Rhinitis, Asthma, Hemiplegia, Psychosomatic disorders due to stress & strain, depression, insomnia, skin diseases like Psoriasis, Eczema etc.
Ayurveda, the knowledge of life and longevity, is the oldest, most comprehensive scientific discipline, a comprehensive health care system that was preached, practiced and documented in the ancient times by omniscient sages. This knowledge was revealed to them in their spiritual pursuits. Closely associated with the Indian philosophy, the origin of this system can be traced to the Vedas, the earliest codified knowledge which deals with all aspects of the universe. The basic philosophy of Ayurveda is to make people aware of their life style, diet, exercise and mental activities to achieve a perfect balance in mind, body and the soul. Literally, it focuses on uninterrupted physical, mental and spiritual happiness and fulfillment. So, Ayurveda focuses on absolute perfect health and not disease. On the other hand, the modern medicine stresses only on the body and neglects the mind, senses and the soul. Any infirmity in the mind, senses and soul leads to illness in the Ayurvedic definition. Ayurvedic Panchakarma Therapy has methods to remove the toxins from the body and rejuvenate the body and mind. These procedures improve the physical and mental activity measurably. While modern medicine prescribes medicines which concentrate on maladies, Ayurveda focuses its main attention on health, its insistence on keeping the mind and spirit strong by orbiting the inherent vital strength with herbal remedies and natural invigorating methods.
In the Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic health care centers, Ayurveda is the governing principle behind integrating treatments and developing specific life style management programs. Founded on the wholeness of mind, body and spirit, the art and science of Ayurveda is emerging as an important health care option in the Western countries. Holistic health is one of the trends of the modern world and complementary medicines is viewed by many as a solution to the rising incidence of chronic illness and diseases and spiraling health and medical care costs in the Western world. The trend towards alternative or complementary medicine particularly Ayurvedic medicine is catching up all over the world especially in the Western countries.
Mr. Gopinathan Nair has developed a niche business in alternative comprehensive health care. Considering the business opportunity in the US, he has ambitious plans for expansion through partnerships and franchise arrangements. His management experience and skills have helped Santhigram Ayurvedic group to grow into a multinational company today, serving the unmet needs of a large population of patients with chronic ailments around the world.