Vaidya Asvin Barot
Vaidya Asvin Barot was born in East Africa. He studied Ayurveda in Nadiad, Gujarat, India and graduated from ‘The Gujarat Ayurved University’ Gujarat, India.
He has been a leading Ayurvedic Practitioner in UK and had established a prestigious practice where many conventional medical doctors would go to learn the art of practicing Ayurveda in a holistic way.
Vaidya Barot is known internationally for teaching the fundamental principles of Ayurveda and their application in daily life and he participates in international conferences promoting Ayurveda as a science and an art of Being.
Vaidya Barot gives lectures advocating the holistic approach of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation as a method for stress management and human fulfillment in the modern world.
Together with Dr.Nikolaos Kostopoulos, Vaidya Barot has conducted research in Miami University, (U.S.A.), to develop an effective formulation of herbal cream for burn management.
Vaidya Barot and Dr Kostopoulos have also collaborated with the Banaras Hindu University (India) and the Civil Hospital of Ahmedabad (India), to conduct clinical research in the management of the post burn hypertrophic scars, results of which have been presented in several International conferences.
Recently, he revived the Agnikarma Treatment (Thermal Microcautery) for the effective management of pain and helped to establish the Global Agnikarma Centre, in Gujarat, India.
Vaidya Barot advises and guides the Global Agnikarma Centre integrating the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda with modern scientific principles.
Dr Nikolaos Kostopoulos
Dr Nikolaos Kostopoulos graduated from Athens Medical University (Greece). He has worked in the Renal Unit of the Naval Hospital and the Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital of Chest Diseases, both in Greece and also in the Respiratory Unit of the Manchester Royal Infirmary, U.K. He is a member of the Faculty of Homeopathy in the U.K. and of the Hellenic Homeopathic Association in Greece.
Dr Kostopoulos was introduced to Ayurveda by Vaidya Asvin Barot and in collaboration with him he practiced Ayurveda and integrated medicine, in Harley street London (UK). He established the Holistic Health Centre in Greece in 1999.
In addition to running his medical practice, Dr Kostopoulos is involved in ongoing research within the field of psychosomatic diseases and stress management through Ayurveda. Together with Vaidya Barot, Dr Kostopolous has conducted research in Miami University, U.S.A., to develop an effective formulation of herbal cream for burn management.
Along with Vaidya Barot, Dr Kostopolous has also collaborated with the Banaras Hindu University (India), and the Civil Hospital of Ahmedabad (India), to conduct clinical research in the management of the post burn hypertrophic scars, results of which have been presented in several International conferences.
Dr Kostopolous regularly participates in International conferences and has given lectures in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Switzerland, Japan, Canada and India promoting a modern, scientific approach to Ayurveda.
Dr Kostopoulos was introduced to Thermal Microcautery (Agnikarma) by Vaidya Asvin Barot and together with Dr Camillus Power, an ex-Dean of Pain faculty in Ireland, is collaborating with the Global Agnikarma Centre.
Dr Kostopoulos applies the Thermal Microcautery (Agnikarma) treatment to selected patients of the Holistic Health Centre, in Greece.
The Holistic Health Centre also organises seminars in Greece on a regular basis to promote the principles of Ayurveda and the practice of yoga and meditation.
Dr Camillus Kevin Power
Dr Camillus Kevin Power MD, MB, FFARCSI, FRCPI, FFPMCAI, FFICM
Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine at the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland 2009 -2012 and Chairman of the Training committee 2014-2017.
Consultant Pain Physician & Anaesthetist at the Dept. of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Adelaide & Meath Hospital (AMNCH) since 1998. Chairman of Department 2002-2006. Director of the Multi-disciplinary Pain Service since 1998 including Ulysses the multidisciplinary pain management programme.
Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College, University of Dublin. Examiner in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Diploma at the College of Anaesthetists. Vice-chairman Medical Board AMNCH 1999-2002 and Hon. Secretary 2002-2005. President of the Section of Anaesthesia at the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2000-2004.
Dr Power was introduced to Ayurveda by Vaidya Asvin Barot in the early 1990s. Since then he has attended many seminars organised by the Holistic Health Centre of Greece and has travelled frequently to India with Vaidya Barot visiting Ayurvedic Colleges and hospitals in order to have a personal experience of the practical application of Ayurveda.
He has organised series of lectures in Ireland to promote the basic principles of Ayurveda. Dr Power was introduced to Thermal Microcautery (Agnikarma) by Vaidya Barot and together with Dr Kostopoulos, is collaborating with the Global Agnikarma Centre.
Dr Power applies the Thermal Microcautery (Agnikarma) treatment to some of his chronic pain patients, in Ireland.
Dr Sudhir V. Shah
Dr. Sudhir V. Shah, MD, DM (Neurology) is a leading neurologist, practicing in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India for 31 years.
He is Professor and Head of the Department of Neurology at KM School of Post-Graduate Medicine and Research, Sheth V. S. General Hospital, Ahmedabad, and Director of Neurosciences at Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He is a teacher for DM Neurology at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel ISMR (hospital) and the NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad.
The Government of India has awarded him the fourth highest civilian honor of the Padma Shri in 2016 for his contributions to medical science. He is also recipient of prestigious Dr. B. C. Roy award, in the category of eminent medical teacher. He has also received Fellow Ship award of IAN i.e. FIAN in 2018.
He is involved into National and International clinical research-Drug trials in various Neurology subjects like Vascular dementia, Epilepsy, Migraine, Parkinson’s disease, Neuropathy etc….
Dr. Sudhir Shah is involved in scientific research for the management of migraine with the use of TMC (Thermal Microcautery).
He is a scientific advisor to Global Agnikarma Centre (India). He coordinates with Dr. Camillus Power (Ireland) and Dr. N G Kostopoulos (Greece) in research for the scientific application of TMC in chronic pain and migraine.
Dr Eleni Papageorgiou
Dr Eleni Papageorgiou graduated from Athens Medical University in 1984.
She worked for 4 years in hospitals in Greece in the departments of internal medicine, psychiatry and neurology.
She has done neurological research at the John Hopkins hospital, Baltimore, U.S.A.
Since 1995 she has been working as a consultant Neurologist in N.H.S. hospitals in Greece and in the last 14 years she is a senior Consultant and Director in the neurology clinic of the Athens Hospital G.Gennimatas specialising in migraine, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, dementia and stroke patients.
She is currently the Director of the headache clinic in the Athens General hospital G Gennimatas, Greece.