Dr. Vimala Lewis is an alumnus of the prestigious Fr. Muller’s Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Mangalore, India. She graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor Degree in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery. Thereafter she worked at a Government Homeopathic Centre in Udupi, India for a brief period before joining her alma mater as a tutor for Homeopathic Materia Medica, where she worked for 2 years. She was assigned duties to the outpatient department of the hospital at the same time. Later on she started her own private consultancy in her hometown and practiced homeopathy for a couple of years.
Since the past 10 years, she has practiced in Dubai and handles both acute and chronic health conditions. Her areas of interest include acute and chronic respiratory allergies, skin ailments, menopause/ menstrual irregularities and related complaints, joint disorders/ arthritis, digestive complaints/irritable bowel syndrome, headaches/migraines etc. She also treats depression, mood disorders, anxiety neurosis etc. with homeopathic medicines and supplements. In children’s ailments, preventive homeopathic treatment is also suggested to build up and strengthen the body’s defenses against common childhood diseases.
As a classic homeopath she specializes in prescribing individualized homeopathic medicines. She is currently pursuing a course on “Predictive Homeopathy” from Mumbai, India and applies these principles in daily practice. She is a member of the Indian Institute of Homeopathic Physicians (IIHP) – Dubai chapter and Indian Homeopathic Medical Association (IHMA). She regularly attends and updates herself with recent advances and scientific methods of treatment options in Homeopathy. She joined the Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre in October 2014.
Dr. Vimala is currently specializing in a fellowship course in Homeopathic Dermatology, due to her keen interest in treating skin cases like dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, Acne, Urticarial, hair and nail disorders etc. with positive outcomes in treatment with homeopathic medicines. Additionally she has completed a refresher course in General Practice in Homeopathy recently in order to bring about innovative treatment procedures to her patients.
Constantly upgrading on her clinical acumen, while keeping her goal of “patient wellness” as her passion.
Dr. Eram Mohd Shaikh is an established and highly skilled General Practitioner with strong focus towards Integrative Medicine. Being born and brought up in Dubai, she graduated from one of the leading universities in UAE and was trained in multiple hospitals across the Emirates such as, Sheikh Khalifa Hospital in Abu Dhabi and Al Baraha Hospital in Dubai.
Dr. Eram’s clinical interest are diabetes, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, thyroid dysfunction, hypercholesterolemia, digestive diseases and urinary tract infection. Her preventative approach is lifestyle focused, with special interests in internal medicine, hormonal testing, menopause, weight management, hair loss, anemia, and skin related problems.
She is well equipped not only in the management of major issues but is an expert with Bio-Identical Hormones and IV infusions ensuring that she is able to contribute to the well-being of her patients and approach them holistically.
Dr. Eram believes “Care is an absolute. Prevention is the ideal”. This philosophy compliments the qualitative and distinctive standards of DHTC, establishing an Integrative approach that is in the best of her patient’s interest.
She is well regarded in the community taking great pride in the care she provides to her patients, establishing herself as a valuable and recognized General Practitioner in Dubai. She looks forward to taking care of you at DHTC.
Dr. Asha Jones has many years of broad practical experience in Ayurvedic medicine and treatment in India and in UAE. Since graduating in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery from India’s highly reputed Government Ayurvedic College in Trivandrum, Kerala, Asha Jones has worked as a consultant in many of the country’s Ayurvedic hospitals and centres. She has been practicing in U A E since 2004. Jones joined Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre in 2011.
Jones have immense experience on identifying body constitution, Dosha or energy imbalances and prescribe traditional treatments, medicines & advices on diet to balance your Dosha. She follows traditional generic products of Ayurveda and focus in the treatment of: Spinal problems – Disc Prolapse, Spondylosis; Skin Diseases – Psoriasis & Eczema; Allergies & Asthma; Rheumatoid & Osteo Arthritis; Paralysis and other Neurological disorders; Stress Management, Migraine etc. She is also well experienced in weight reduction & obesity management.
She has also done her Post graduation in Colon Hydrotherapy from National College of Colon Hydrotherapy in U.K in 2012.
She is also offering Colon hydrotherapy, treatments for digestive disorders and detox advices.
Dr. Anju Varghese is a renowned Naturopath with core Competencies in Naturopathy Consultation, Natural Cancer Care & Detox, Ozone Therapy, Colon Hydrotherapy (certified in Germany) and Organic Enema.
Dr. Anju has more than 12 years of experience in her field. She has practiced in India, Kuwait & UAE, educating Patients for Physical and Emotional balance; providing patients with Health Awareness & Counselling (including diet and detox advise). She also guides her patients in different forms of Yoga (Therapeutic, Weight loss, Pregnancy, Kids).
She believes that the body has an innate ability to heal itself and the Naturopath’s duty is to assist the body. She empowers the body by treating the root cause of the disease and employs detoxification as the first line of treatment.
As a Naturopath, Dr. Anju is well versed in difference aspects of medicine but her main passion is women’s health. She wants to help empower & educate women to take their health in their own hands and unravel & uproot the causes behind their disease(s). In particular, she loves working with women on hormonal balancing, autoimmune diseases, and integrative oncology.
She believes in advising patients on how to improve their health on a life-long basis, rather than simply managing symptoms of disease as they arise.
Dr. Travis is a renowned chiropractor having more than 15 years of experience. Having graduated in 2004 with a Master’s Degree in Chiropractic from the University of Johannesburg, he made his move to Dubai where he earned the trust of local medical doctors and specialists, with patients often traveling many miles to be taken care by him. In 2010, he moved back to his home country of South Africa to raise his young family and has built a bustling Chiropractic Practice in Johannesburg serving the needs of his community.
His clinical interest is in family Chiropractic care as he provides assistance to all members of the family, and as true to his words “Big or small, he cares for them all”. He holds a wealth of experience from newborns to 100 years old patients with ease.
He is well equipped not only in the management of major issues with spine and joint related discomfort but also sports injuries as well as common problems of headache, neck pain, low back pain and disc related uneasiness. Children and Chronic no-hope cases are his favorite!
Dr. Travis believes that the human body is designed to heal, designed to function without interference or pain, without limitation or soreness. He states healing is an inside job and Chiropractic care focuses on releasing the healing potential that already exists inside of you!
Dr. T as fondly referred, is also a health and wellness advocate and gels perfectly with the philosophy of DHTC and its ethos.
Dr. Asha Rani is a DHA Licensed Ayurveda Practitioner and Colon Hydrotherapist. She joined Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre in Feb 2004.
Her main focus is about Digestive system and gut functions specifically unique microbiome, rebuilding and regenerating the digestive systems and individual based Liver flush and Detox programs.
She is a renowned Colon hydro therapist in Dubai. Dr. Asha Rani qualified for her post-graduation in Colon Hydrotherapy from The National College of Colon Hydrotherapy U.K. in 2005. Lately she has blended Biological Medicine into her practice by attending Swiss Biological Medicine Academy in St Galen Switzerland and fully certified from Dr Thomas Rau in April 2019.
She also brings along 22 years of experience, practicing as an Ayurveda Practitioner in India and UAE. Asharani is graduated in Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Ayurveda medicine and surgery, as she brings the depth of her extensive training, years of practical experience and her many modalities of healing practices together with her nurturing ability to provide a specific advice and customized plan to each patient.
She also treats Constipation, IBS, Flatulence, food intolerances, skin issues, joint pains, parasites, candida and yeast infections, Chronic fatigue syndrome, body odour, bad breath and digestive disorders.
After graduating in 1992 as an allopathic physician from the University of Bonn, Germany, Dr Maria worked for three years in neurology and four years in psychiatry. She had extensive training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) (acupuncture & herbal prescriptions). Furthermore she has a Master’s Degree in Preventive Medicine from Dresden International University. Dr Maria is licensed as a conventional and as a CAM physician. She is also trained in homoeopathy, naturopathy, and is fluent in English, German and Spanish.
Before joining The Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre in December 2004, Dr Maria practiced a mixture of TCM, homoeopathy and anti-ageing treatments in her own clinic in Germany. She is a certified member
of the German Anti-Ageing Society (GSAAM) and of The German Society
of Preventive Medicine (DGP-Med). She has many years of experience
treating male and female infertility, and in the complex field of food intolerances and/or allergies.
Dr. Maria Ridao Alonso is the Medical Director at DHTC.
Elena Naranjo De La Rubia is a goal oriented fitness expert with advanced knowledge of human anatomy and physiology focusing on detailed nutrition consultations and creating personalized meal plans. She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical & Sports Nutrition from University of Isabel I de Castilla, Spain and a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy and Osteopathy from Castilla La Mancha University. Her core interest lies in food science, lifestyle modification and weight management.
As a health and wellness orator she analyzes her clients eating habits and outlines areas for improvement. She guides patients to embrace ideal lifestyle in order to witness changes to support wellness by developing meal plans as per their specific requirements.
Elena believes nutrition is a continuous journey and hence monitors her client’s progress and assesses the plans periodically recommending adjustments. She advises meal plans considering long term goals providing clients with balanced diets to promote future health benefits while catering to present needs in a systematic order.
Apart from being an expert in nourishment, Elena is a trained physiotherapist and combines her knowledge in food and exercise in a balanced way educating clients on fitness and tailoring programs as per individual requirements and goals.
Sandra Serrano Perez practices what she preaches, being an active women and regularly participating in sporting events herself she has channelized her passion into professional sphere with ease. She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical & Sports Nutrition from the University of Isabel I de Castilla, Spain along with a Bachelors in Physiotherapy and Osteopathy from Castilla La Mancha.
Sandra combines nutrition coaching along with exercise programs in order to help her clients achieve their goal incorporating a healthy lifestyle.
As a nutrition Coach Sandra develops personalized diet programs depending on client requirements from losing weight to improving body composition to enhancing endurance. She believes in focusing on individual client’s metabolic rate and considers it as a key factor in her nutritional protocol while designing functional meals.
Experienced in analyzing diets of people from multicultural profiles, Sandra develops healthy food plans that prevent daily fatigue and boost energy through simple changes and minimal efforts. She guides her clients in areas of their daily routine in order to create a wholesome healthy lifestyle that helps them achieve desired results.
Devikarani obtained her diploma from National Research Institute of Panchakarma in 2010. She has five years of experience working in a reputed Ayurveda center in India. After obtaining her MOH /DHA License in 2015 she worked as an Ayurvedic Therapist in a Medical Centre in Dubai. She joined DHTC in 2019. She is well experienced in all Ayurvedic Therapies, Ayurvedic Massages & Facials and feel well Treatments.
Delna Mistry teaches meditation for the modern mind, integrating techniques for mindfulness-based stress reduction, spiritual guidance and more.
Using a combination of healing modalities along with traditional practices of meditation and pranayama (breathing techniques), she leads people to reconnect with their inner wisdom and bring about their own spiritual healing in a deep and profound way.
Delna is a certified meditation teacher, sound healing practitioner, Reiki master, and a gifted intuitive mentor.
Rachita focuses on performing body movements in coordination with flowing breath work from one pose to the next.
Hailing from the birthplace of yoga in India, Rachita’s role at the Centre is to cultivate renewal. She is responsible for the Wellness Yoga at Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre, which is a thoughtfully crafted menu of interactive sessions to uplift body, mind and spirit.
Her intention is to create a space for each student that allows for personal growth and calmness at all levels through deeper awareness and connection to self.
Passionate about the history of yoga, Rachita’s wide-ranging knowledge encompasses aspects such as the anatomy of posture and essential breathing techniques. As an accomplished instructor, she teaches groups and individuals based on proficiency. During these classes, rachita encourages participants to challenge themselves yet she is always mindful of personal limitations.
Her classes focus on two main areas for a healthy body & mind – Proper Exercise (Physical postures/ Asanas), Proper Breathing (Breath regulation/ Pranayama
Deepa is a REPS UAE accredited, certified Yoga Instructor from the reputed and longstanding Sivananda yogic tradition founded in the Himalayas. An avid yoga practitioner since 2013, her teaching style includes Traditional Hatha Yoga (Sivananda Yoga), Hatha Flow (Vinayasa) and Kriya yoga.
She’s been part of the corporate world, working in challenging and demanding positions, in sales recruitment and management. Almost a decade of such experience inspired her to explore a balanced approach to life through consistent Yogic practices, teaching and study.
Her corporate background enables her to fully understand the health issues that manifests due to work life imbalance and as a teacher she is constantly working towards alleviating these issues through Corporate Employee Welfare programs, Yoga/ Fitness Studios and working with private clients.
Her classes focus on the 5 key points of Yoga – proper breathing, proper exercise, proper relaxation, proper diet, meditation/ positive thinking.
With over 8 years of experience practicing acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the United Arab Emirates, Shan Xu is highly passionate about functional and integrative medical approaches that honor the concept of holism, which is central to TCM.
Shan Xu graduated from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in China, after completing an intensive training from the Guang An Men hospital (2005 to 2006) which is the recognized as the foremost Chinese Medicine hospital in China. With this education, she not only received training in therapeutic acupuncture, but also received training in Chinese herbal medicine (decoction), Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostics (consultations). Following that, she has worked for over 6 years for the Dubai herbal and treatment Centre and is a member of The World Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Shan Xu has extensive experience in providing complementary treatment to women undergoing IVF therapy as well as treating various digestive disorders (including irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, and chronic constipation). The range of his practice also extends to the treatment of respiratory diseases, anxiety, stress and depression.
Dr. Yuchao Zhong has a master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He studied at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine from 2001 to 2009. After graduating from university, he joined Chinese Military Hospital as an acupuncturist from 2009 to 2011. At the end of 2011, Dr. Zhong started practicing in Dubai.
Dr. Zhong uses classical acupuncture and herbal treatment to balance the YING, YANG and QI-BLOOD of the body.
He holds more than 10 year’s of experience in treating:
Infertility/IVF support, Allergic rhinitis, Digestive Disorder, Neck、shoulder, back, knee pain, Tennis elbow / Golfer’s Elbow, Headache/migraine, Mental strain/anxiety, Post-Stroke Conditions, chronic fatigue syndrome and many more…
Elena holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy and Nursing from Castilla La Mancha, Spain.
She has trained and gained experience, while working in private clinics and government hospitals over 8 years in Spain and France. She completed 3 years in Osteopathy at the Osteopathic Concept French School, in Madrid (Spain) from 2011 to 2014. Elena relocated to Dubai in 2015 where she has been working as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.
Elena is a certified Instructor in Pilates Floor exercises and has extensive experience in Pilates for over 9 years; especially with patients who are suffering from musculoskeletal disorders or simply who want to improve their quality of life through freer movement.
In 2016, she received certification in ISST Schroth Method for Idiopathic Scoliosis with Axel Hennes (Germany) and Western Acupuncture for physiotherapists with Jonh Hobbs (UK) where she is AACP member. She has also attended various postgraduate’s courses such as Dry Needling (Trigger points Travell & Simons); temporomandibular joint disorders; Fibrinolisys Percutaneous (hook); EPTE (Percutaneous Electrolysis Therapy, revolutionary new technique for tendinopathies); Dermoneuromodulation by Dianne Jacobs; McConnell for Knee pathologuies by Alfio Albasini; Neurodinamic Mobilization; 1st Shoulder Course in Dubai 2016, Electrotherapy, Kinesiotaping.
Elena also specializes in the treatment of the following conditions:
* Musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions (neck, back and ribs-related pain, limited movement or hypermobility of joints causing pain, Scoliosis, tendinopathies, postural kyphosis, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, hip conditions)
* Neurological (Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, brain traumas, stroke, muscular dystrophies, brachial plexus injury, foot drop and other peripheral nerve injuries in adults)
* Sport injuries (ACL, ankle, muscle strain, running injuries, rotator cuff tear, tendon injuries, and dislocated shoulder)
Elena has also worked as a physio at various sports events such as marathons, the Dubai Rugby Sevens and Iron Man Dubai.
She recently obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical and Sports Nutrition from La Universidad Internacional Isabel I de Castilla, Spain.
Raquel graduated in 2010 as an Occupational Therapist from the Oviedo University in Spain. She completed her postgraduate studies in Early Intervention at Antonio Nebrija University (Spain) and in Gerontology at Oviedo University (Spain).
Raquel specializes in the assessment, reporting and treatment of Sensorimotor Skills, Sensory Processing Integration, Visual-Motor Integration, Visual Perceptual Skills, Fine Motor Control and coordination, Gross Motor Control and coordination, Self-care Skills, Social and Peer Interaction Skills, Executive Functioning Skills and Handwriting etc. She is also trained in the treatments of Sensory and Perceptual disorders, Down´s syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Hand Injuries, Rheumatic Diseases and Neurological Conditions.
Furthermore she develops and manages rehabilitation plans for Activities of Daily Living (ADL), Assistive Devices and Environmental Adaptation. At present she is working towards certification in Psychomotor Therapy.
Besides this she has always had a professional interest in Manual Massage and Energy Healing which has resulted in her obtaining diplomas in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Vodder Method), Chiromassage, Deep Tissue Massage, Soft tissue and other forms of Massage Therapy such as Californian Massage, Sports Massage and Kinesio Taping.
In addition Raquel holds a Master Reiki degree. She has extensive experience in the benefits of combining her knowledge for the benefits of her patients. She joined the Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre in 2015.
Hui Fang Si completed her Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2014 at the Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (one of China’s leading universities). During her Master’s Degree studies, she worked at the affiliated Acupuncture & Moxibustion Hospital in the Rheumatology Department from 2012 to 2014. Her therapies include acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, tuina massage, scraping (scraping the patient’s skin to treat the sunstrokes, fever, acne, etc.) and ear point treatment. Hui Fang Si has focused on fertility support, rehabilitation, detox, acupressure, energy balancing, facial acupuncture by acupuncture treatment and prescriptions of herbal teas (decoctions). Besides other diseases she is specially trained on treating arthritis, rheumatism, muscle strain, tennis elbow, headache, migraine, immune system diseases, insomnia, neck-, shoulder-, low-back- and leg pain. She joined Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre in 2014.
Jing Zeng got the medical degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2008 when she completed her 6 years studying at Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medicine University, China. Ever since then she has been working as a doctor of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.During 2005-2007, Jing Zeng was selected to follow Acupuncture Master Dr Dong Hongtao (a reputed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in China) to learn acupuncture techniques. And during 2008-2010, she worked in the affiliated hospital of Guangxi TCM University. In the year 2010 she became a Member of The World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies, as well as relocating to Dubai to continue her profession. With enthusiasm, Jing Zeng has focused her practice in fertility support, rehabilitation, detox, energy balancing and facial acupuncture by Acupuncture treatment and prescriptions of herbal teas (decoctions).
Yang Yang has been practicing medicine for almost 20 years. She obtained her medical bachelor degree from Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2000 and worked in Dalian hospital as a TCM doctor. She pursued further study at Dalian Medical University and was awarded a Masters degree 2010. She treats her patients using acupuncture therapy combined with cupping, Chinese herbs, moxibustion and lifestyle management to treat both physical and psychological problems, in order to promote health and wellbeing both spiritually and mentally.
Yang has focused her practice on digestive diseases including, constipation and support fertility. Besides other diseases she is specially trained on treating arthritis, all types of chronic pain and support diabetes & heart diseases.
She joined Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre in 2017.
Zhiyan Shi completed her Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2008 at Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. During her Master’s Degree studies, she worked at the affiliated Foshan Chinese Medicine Hospital. From 2011 to 2015, she worked in the No.181 Hospital of the People’s Liberation Army. Her therapies include TCM consultation, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, tuina massage and ear point treatment. Zhiyan has focused on fertility support, rehabilitation, detox, acupressure, energy balancing, facial acupuncture by Acupuncture treatment and prescriptions of herbal teas (decoctions). Besides other diseases she is specially trained on treating arthritis, rheumatism, muscle strain, tennis elbow, headache, migraine, immune system diseases, insomnia, neck-, shoulder-, low-back- and leg pain. She joined Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre in 2015.
Sandra Serrano graduated in Spain with a Bachelors Degree in Physiotherapy from Castilla La Mancha University in 2008. Sandra has completed 3 years study of Osteopathy at the Osteopathic Concept French School, in Madrid (Spain).In 2014, she completed her Bachelor Degree in Nursing from Castilla La Mancha Univeristy in Spain. She moved to Dubai in 2015. Currently, she is pursuing her MSc Degree in Clinical and Sports Nutrition with Isabel I University, Madrid (Spain)
From 2008 to 2015, Sandra worked in a polyclinic in Ciudad Real, Spain, where she gained experience in treating the following conditions:
* Musculoskeletal, Trauma and Orthopedic disorders (spine injuries, lack of mobility and flexibility, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, sprains, knee pathologies.)
* Sports Injuries. For the past 9 years, she has been interested in running, she herself is a runner and active sports woman. She enjoys treating patients with sports injuries and following their rehabilitation. She has participated in many sports events in Spain and she has been a physio at the Dubai Rugby Sevens 2015 and Iron Man 2016, Dubai.
* Neurological (Multiple sclerosis, Strokes, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophies, brachial plexus injury, peripheral nerve injuries in adults).
*Geriatric Rehabilitation. Helping elderly people to keep their basic functions and activities such as coordination, flexibility, mobility, strength, stretching, aerobic exercises.
She is a certified Instructor in Pilates Floor exercises and has conducted Pilates classes for 8 years especially with patients suffering from musculoskeletal disorders and also with people who want to improve their quality of life through freer movement, eg. those who work with computers.
In 2016, she was certified in the ISST Schroth Method for idiopathic scolisis with Axel Hennes (Germany) and Western Acupuncture for physiotherapists with Jonh Hobbs (UK) where she is an AACP member. She has also completed postgraduate courses in Dry Needling, EPTE Percutaneous Electrolysis Therapy (a revolutionary new technique for tendinopathies), McConnel taping with Alfio Albasini (Italy), Dermoneuromodulation with Dianne Jacobs (Canada), Neurodynamic Mobilitation and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders.
Ms. Zenia has a BSc degree in Food Science, Nutrition, & Dietetics from Mumbai, India and comes from a background of vast experience in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics and she holds a Master’s Degree in Sports Nutrition & Exercise Science from University of Chester, UK . Her core interest lies in food science, lifestyle modification and weight management.
Zenia shares nutrition, health advice & develops personalized diet programs for her clients to ensure that they eat balanced meals and lead more fulfilling, healthier lives. She focuses on addressing her clients’ metabolic individuality as a key factor in her functional nutrition protocols and health coaching along with analyzing the nutrient content of meals, in order to offer a wide variety of food selection to the clients. Experienced in guiding healthy diet plans for people of multicultural profiles pertaining to their interests.
Her continual goal is to have a healthy community with sound awareness and understanding about the quality & quantity of food products; enough to keep oneself away from any risk factors for chronic diseases.
Victoria obtained an undergraduate degree in Genetics from the UK and then went on to do her Masters in Human Nutrition with an Australian University. She is a member of the Nutrition Society Australia and has always been passionate about health and fitness. In 2010, she became qualified as a fitness trainer. This has enabled her to advise patients on ways to incorporate physical activity into their lives, in order to achieve their health and wellness goals. Victoria continues to develop professionally and keep up to date with current research by attending seminars with the Nutrition Society of Australia.
She is experienced in managing chronic disease through dietary intervention and has developed different meal plans and recipe booklets for conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol reduction, polycystic ovary syndrome, gastrointestinal disturbances and weight loss for the Arabic, Indian and Western diet.
In March 2014 she obtained her GAPS practitioner certification (www.gaps.me) which focuses on the link between physical and mental health for children and adults. The GAPS protocol implements proper nutrition, supplementation and detoxification for the treatment of many conditions such as depression, autoimmunity, autism spectrum, severe digestive issues and learning disabilities.
Victoria also qualified as an NLP (neuro linguistic programming) practitioner in April 2014. This qualification enriches her ability to advise on nutrition and lifestyle changes and to help people battle with their own self-limiting beliefs and practices.
Dr. Acharya has five decades of clinical experience and four decades in hospital administration. After seven years in the National Health Services (NHS, UK), Dr. Acharya held the position of Director of Primary Healthcare in the Department of Health & Medical Services, Government of Dubai from 1972 until 2002. During this period, he was also Head of the Dermatology Department and Liaison Officer for WHO. Upon completing his tenure at DOHMS, Dr. Acharya helped to establish the Dubai Herbal & Medical Centre (DHTC) as one of the first truly integrative medical centres in the UAE. From 2002 until 2010, he held the role of Medical Director at DHTC, while continuing to practice integrative dermatology.
In the last three years, from 2010, Dr. Acharya has been the Medical Director for a charitable general hospital in India. He specialises in clinical dermatology and practices energy healing in a holistic approach using advanced tachyon technologies.
Beena Joseph obtained her diploma in Ayurvedic Nursing, Massage and Panchakarma from the Kerala Health Care Centre & Para Medical Institute in 2003. She has more than ten years’ experience in a reputed traditional hospital in India. After obtaining her MOH /DHA License in 2008 she worked as an Ayurvedic Therapist in a Medical Centre in Dubai. She joined DHTC in 2014. She is well experienced in all Ayurvedic Therapies, Ayurvedic Massages & Facials and feel well Treatments.
Muraleedharan is a DHA certified Ayurveda therapist. He earned his Diploma in Ayurveda Panchakarma Therapy at the Ayurveda Centre & Institute of Medical Technology in 2002. After his training he worked 7 years in reputed clinics & resort spas in India and gained experience in traditional Indian Herbal Treatments. He is also experienced in Active Isolated Stretching of muscles which increases the elasticity of muscles, fascia, as well as circulation. He joined the DHTC in November 2008. He is well experienced in all Ayurvedic Therapies and feel well Facials & Massages.
Mariam Yasin is an internationally recognized and respected Holistic Coach who has helped, through a holistic approach, to positively transform thousands of people’s lives from all around the world. She assists her clients and students through her training in complementary meditative techniques by successfully resolving limiting thought patterns and behaviors at its source in the subconscious mind for a balanced and happier state of being.
She is a coach and mentor to many and her credentials include Behavioral Therapy and Scientific Mind Training, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner and Certified Instructor, Certified MASTERThetaHealing® Practitioner and Instructor from Vianna Stibal’s THInK USA, Scientific Regression Therapy, Color Therapy, Sound Healing and more. She also facilitates meditation practices and other techniques for accessing the subconscious mind space for self-empowerment and positive change.
From individual therapy sessions to facilitating Corporate Wellness Programs and Positive Parenting workshops, her students and clients gain liberating self-realizations and transformations as well as practical techniques to maintain and continue the positive successes throughout their lives.
First completing a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling at the University of Surrey, UK, in 2001, Ximena graduated with a Master’s Degree in Psychoanalytic Studies from University of Sheffield, UK in 2004. Ximena continued her worked in the UK at the American International School with groups of young children who were transitioning into and out of an international school environment. Her work took her to a charity agency for young people aged 11-25, then to two other charity agencies working with homeless and elderly people. When Ximena arrived in Dubai, she joined a centre that provided psychological services. Her community work has stood her in excellent stead for the valuable individual and group counselling she conducts at The Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre.