At Nisargopachar Kendra, we have a team of professionally qualified and trained naturopaths with adequate experience in traditional Naturopathy.
Each Naturopath doctor is given a thorough orientation and training at the center when appointed. Our naturopaths have hands-on experience in administering traditional Naturopathy treatment modalities such as, cleansing and detoxification treatments, various types of fasts and cleansing diet, stress management tools, Asana, Pranayama and yogic relaxation techniques, gym and physical exercises, acupressure, acupuncture, etc.
They are fully trained to provide satisfactory level of patient care in areas such as patient consultations, routine check-ups and follow-ups and counseling, and each naturopath is adequately equipped to deal with health related emergencies. There is always a naturopath available on emergency duty at the campus, round the clock each day of the week including the weekends and public holidays.
Dr. Bharat Shah (CMO)
M.B.B.S., P. G. Dip in Pediatrics, ADNY, Yoga Teacher
Dr. Bharat Shah has worked as a senior resident at KGP Children’s Hospital at Vadodara. There, he worked as a team member at the mental health clinic, for children with delayed mental development. As a full-time pediatrician at SEWA Rural, Jhagadia in 1998, he was involved in developing and executing a community health program to reduce the infant mortality rate (IMR). The program included training the health workers for community based neonatal care and developing the module and setting up of a neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital. The program successfully reduced IMR significantly in the PHC Block within one year of operation.
Although his basic area of work was pediatrics and community health, he gradually found alternate systems of health care increasingly interesting. Consequentially, he completed a diploma in naturopathy and obtained training as a yoga teacher. His deep interest in health awareness and education led him to publish educative booklets on various diseases and a healthy lifestyle. He has also translated a book on medicinal plants that was originally published by the World Health Organization titled ‘The Use of Traditional Medicine in Primary Health Care’.
At present he is working as Director, Nisargopachar Kendra at Vinoba Ashram, Gotri, Vadodara. He is also a member of the advisory committee of Janakidevi Bajaj Nature Cure Centre managed by Gujarat Vidhyapith, Ahmedabad and a member of the managing committee of Shri Morarjee Desai College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Karelibaug, Vadodara. He has been selected as a member of the syllabus committee for a course on Holistic Health by South Gujarat University. He has also served as a member of the governing council of ‘Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions’ (FRLHT), a Banglore based organization that has been recognized as ‘A National Center of Excellence in Medicinal Plants’ by the Government of India.
KEY PERSONNEL AND THERAPISTS AT THE CENTER
Dr. Abhishek Acharya, BAMS, PGDCAH
Dr. Abhishek Acharya passed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) in 2009. He has undergone Yoga Teacher’s Training Course and completed Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara. He has also done a certificate course on Panchkarma and is interested in holistic health. He has good exposure in naturopathy.
Dr. Sumegh Nandanwar, BNYS
Dr. Sumegh has done BNYS from Mahavir College of Naturopathy and Yoga, Raipur in 2009. Sumegh has worked at various nature cure centers in Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.
Dr. Urvisha Ashar, BNYS
Dr.Urvisha Ashar completed B.N.Y.S. in 2013 from SDM College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Ujire, Karnataka. She is a recipient of two Gold Medals and a Cash Prize for achieving first rank in the university. She worked as Assistant Naturopath at Nisargopachar Ashram, Urulikanchan and subsequently, as Head of the Naturopathy Department and then as Consultant Naturopath at Kaivalyadham, Mumbai. Later, she worked as Visiting Consultant Naturopath at Bhaktivedanta Hospital, Mira Road, Mumbai. She was also involved with conducting lectures and workshops at various places in Mumbai in the field of naturopathy and yoga. Over and above her throughout academic excellence, she is a singer (Hindustani Classical Music) and participated in various competitions.
Dr. Viral Desai, Ph.D.
Viral has done PhD in Pharmacognosy from Ganapat Unversity, Gujarat. He Worked as Associate Professor in Pharmacy College at Parul University. His deep interest in Ayurveda, Naturoapathy and Community education has prompted him to join Nisargopachar Kendra. He is looking after the education department at the Kendra.
Nivedita Thorat Pradhan (Counselor)
Nivedita has done Diploma in Naturopathy and Yoga and P.G. Diploma in Clinical Psychology. Nivedita has long experience of working in schools as Educator including working for children with special needs. She took training in Naturopathy, Yoga, Counseling & Music. She is presently working as a Counselor to help health-seekers to deal with psychological difficulties and manage psychological and emotional stress. She is compassionate by nature.
Jignasha Thakar, Hypnotherapist
Jignasha has done B.A. in Clinical Psychology, PG Diploma in Counseling and Guidance and PG Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis. She has worked with renowned Hypnotherapist Dr. B. M Palan and has good experience of dealing the psychological issues with self-Hypnosis.
Mudra Shah (B.P.T.)
Mudra Shah completed her B.P.T from Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University, Vadodara in the year 2016. Dr.Mudra is very enthusiastic & energetic young Physiotherapist and treats the patients well. As an added advantage, she has also completed Certificate Course on Yoga Teacher Training.
Madhvi Shah (B.R.S., B.Ed.)
Madhvi has completed her graduation at ‘Lokbharati’, Sanosara, an academic institution with education based on Gandhian philosophy. She therefore brings to the Center a rich culture and Gandhian values. Her presence is caring and soothing for health-seekers and motivating for the staff. She looks after the administration of the organization.
Kapil Shah, (B.Sc. (Agri.), M.Sc. (Agri.))
Mr. Kapil Shah helps in providing organic food to the Center through his organization ’Jatan’, which has been working for the promotion of organic farming since 1992. He is one of the pioneers of the organic farming movement at the state as well as the national level. He has visited various countries for the same purpose.