I am a 44 year old mum of 4 boys. I was having trouble staying asleep at night, I had poor digestion and most recently some mild anxiety. When I mentioned the anxiety to my GP, she immediately suggested a course of mild anxiety medication. For a second opinion, I sought out Jyothi Kunnatheri’s advice because I instinctively felt that I needed to address the balance of my body rather than treating the symptoms of an imbalanced one.
Jyothi’s manner is very genuine and empathetic, whilst being highly professional and thorough. She listens, takes time, and explains everything. The course of treatment we pursued was gradual but systematic, deep and holistic. I began by taking ayurvedic medication to cleanse the system; then underwent a series of hot oil treatments, complemented by restorative medications suited to my particular system. At the same time Jyothi guided me through various lifestyle modifications including, but not limited to sleep, diet, exercise and timeliness.
Within a week or two I began to feel distinctively calmer, was sleeping better and my stomach was no longer bloated. My friends commented on how clear and glowing my skin was – I hadn’t noticed. By the end of the hot oil treatments I was noticing a change in my thought patterns. I felt very grounded and stable and of course the energy in our home changed too as I had many more resources – patience, empathy etc., to give my kids.
I don’t believe in magic cures. I didn’t expect that I could take something to eliminate all the issues I was having without making any changes myself. There are times when I feel I lose my balance a bit – school holidays, family occasions… I don’t make the time to exercise, I forget to drink enough water, go to bed late etc.
However, when used in conjunction with changes that I can make myself, Jyothi’s treatment is very far reaching and powerful. What was interesting to me was that by bringing the body into better balance, I could access other aspects of myself I had never experienced. I think I was accustomed to believing that I could ‘fix’ problems by talking them through, working them out in my mind. But I have seen now how ayurveda, with a highly trained and skilled doctor like Jyothi, can make changes on many levels without one realising, and affect both the more material aspects of body and the subtleties of mind very significantly.