The Holistic Health Centre was founded by Dr Nikolaos Kostopoulos in 1999 and is located in Kifissia, the northern suburbs of Athens.
Dr Kostopoulos (M.D. Athens – M.F. Hom UK) sees patients not only from Greece, but from Europe and internationally.
He aims to advise and treat the individual as a whole and combines Orthodox Medicine with Ayurveda, as well as Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Herbalism, Nutrition and Yoga, depending on the particular needs of the patient and their state of health at the time of consultation.
Individualized Integrated Medicine
A simple observation of our daily environment shows us that stress invades our lives more extensively than ever before. Psychosomatic illnesses are constantly increasing and becoming evident in more and more people and in younger age groups. The result of this is a need for a different approach to health, which, without ignoring the beneficial elements of modern medicine, embodies principles from traditional forms of medicine in order to increase our awareness and understanding of the elements that contribute to health and illness.
Although we believe we are healthy, this is mostly an illusion. Who would be able to find food if they had to run for 45 km each day in order to do so? Who would be able to withstand the uncertainties of our ancestors daily lives without mobile phones, dieticians, psychologists, supermarkets, shopping centres, calculators,
computers and all the other support systems we already have and have ended up needing?
The definition of integrated health includes not only the right amount of chemicals and molecules or a balanced tissue ratio, but extends to genetic predispositions, mental and psychological traits, strengths and sensitivities, therefore expanding the concept of health in a more precise dynamic and individualised concept.
‘Ayurveda’ means the knowledge and science of life. Initially, it was a verbal tradition passed on by word of mouth from generation to generation. The first written texts appeared approximately 3000 years ago in India and its philosophy expands the principles which govern man in relation to the universe.
Its teachings are based on the central idea that if these principles are followed, one is able to maintain a balanced state of health. It encapsulates the concepts of spirit, mind and body, the environment and the human being, materials and energy, diet and personality, in a practical and holistic approach to the health problems we face today.
Thermal Microcautery (Agnikarma) in Greece is practiced at the Holistic Health Centre by Dr Nikolaos Kostopoulos. Thermal Microcautery is an Ancient Medical Technique derived from the Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda. The technique has been designed to relieve various muscular and joint disorders.
Conditions such as knee pain, back pain, Sciatica, Lumbago, Lumbar spondylosis, Slipped disc, neck pain, Cervical Spondylosis, Osteoarthritis, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), heel pain, Plantαr Fasciitis, Myofascial pain, Chronic fatigue pain, Tendonitis, Frozen shoulder, Migraine etc. can all be treated with the help of Thermal Microcautery treatment.
Migraine is a debilitating condition which affects 1 billion people worldwide. One in four households are affected by its devastating effects. One in five women suffer from migraines, on in sixteen men and as many as one in eleven children.
People who suffer from migraines are unable to function, frequently unable to move, to listen to sounds and be exposed to light.
Holistic AYM is an extension of the Holistic Health Centre of Greece. Its purpose is to convey the principles of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation through seminars, interviews and conferences so that their application can enable people to have the right approach to health, wellbeing and way of life.
On a practical level, Holistic AYM organises lectures at the Holistic Health Centre or in other venues, and participates in conferences promoting ideas which strengthen the deeper understanding of health. It also publishes articles and video clips from seminars and organises teleconferences. In essence, it promotes the spread of the principles of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation in the modern world.
For more information please visit Holistic A.Y.M. website.
Some pictures and video from the International Thermal Microcautery Seminar and Workshop which took [...]
On 5-8 September 2019, Vaidya Asvin Barot and Dr N.G. Kostopoulos attended the International [...]
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