Saturday is a rest day but I do have a consultation Dr Rishi who arrived that morning from Kathmandu. We sat down, along with Dr Rumee, for over an hour and he asked me many more questions about various health and other issues. It’s a very interesting discussion and he gives me some insights into why I have suffered so much back pain over the years and also why I have osteoporosis.
He believes that I have a certain amount of stress in my life (doesn’t everyone?) which compromises the circulation to my muscles, joints and bones and this is a contributing factor to my health issues. My poor sleep and poor digestion are another factor and all of this and more will be addressed during my stay here.
I have full confidence in him and his team and this Panchakarma process. I understand that this is a lifelong adjustment I need to make and once I’m back in the real world there are many practices I will continue to enhance my health and further my healing.
Dr Rishi Ram Koirala
Dr Rishi Ram Koirala is an M.D. Ayurveda physician and is Medical Director at the Ayurveda Health Home (AHH). He has more than three decades of professional experience as a practicing Ayurvedic physician following 12 years of university study in Ayurveda and Medicinal plants. Dr. Rishi has successfully treated a very large number of people in Nepal and abroad and has a devoted following amongst those interested in Ayurvedic Medicine. Dr. Rishi is also a spiritual healer with deep roots in Nepali traditional medicine which he inherited from his healer-family.
Dr Rishi has specialised in Panchakarma therapy management and is a skilled diagnostician providing in-depth health consultations, according to the principles of Ayurveda. Dr Rishi was an Executive Board Member of the Nepal Health Research Council and a member of the High Level Health Policy Advisor Committee of the Ministry of Health, Government of Nepal.
In addition, Dr Rishi is widely consulted as a resource person for many institutions, both public and private, in Nepal and abroad. I have also noticed some books in the library here that he has authored.
We have some new arrivals today to the happy house from Queensland. This is the group who were on the original trip that I had booked and they have spent the last week traveling from Kathmandu to Pokhara via Chitwain National Park and Bandipur. Their trip sounded interesting but they seemed very pleased to have arrived here at last. Due to landslides on the way their bus journeys were far longer and dustier than anticipated.
That evening after dinner, we have a group meditation led by Dr Rishi.