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Brihattrayee Ratna Vaidya AW Datarshastri was a genius Ayurvedic practitioner who had not only mastered all Ayurvedic Texts but also was successful in developing an intelligent system of healing, which took Ayurveda to a higher level. Due to his research based perspective and curious attitude towards Ayurveda he developed new philosophies and theories. This led to resolve many underlying pathology of diseases which seemed impossible otherwise to detect and cure.This system of Ayurvedic medicine aims at understanding human body and the universe through study of five basic elements also known as Panchamahabhuta. The qualities and functions of these five basic elements are studied in greater details  to understand  the disease  state

and then treated by correcting their imbalances.Treatment is done by applying this same logic viz. whatever has reduced in our body needs to be increased to a level which will maintain its normalcy. Thus in short, Panchabhautik Chikitsa aims at re balancing the disturbed elements inside our body to achieve a balanced state or maintaining a positive and healthy state of mind and body.Ourspecialty is we use authentic traditionally prepared medicines made by the Dr Haldavnekar himself. All efforts are taken to maintain the efficacy and potency of the medicine preparations. Raw materials required are collected from various forests, then dried and stored hygienically. These are then used in preparing medicines.

Panchabhautik Chikitsa

(A System of Treatment Based On Five Basic Elements)

Dr. Vivek Haldavnekar (B.A.M.S, Ph.D.)

Dr. Vivek Haldavnekar is an eminent and best Ayurvedic doctor in Kolhapur who has dedicated his entire life for the spread of Ayurveda. Doctor has been working in the field of Ayurveda since 1981. He completed his graduation in Ayurveda (BAMS-Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) from Shivaji University Kolhapur in 1980. Further in 1998, he was awarded Doctorate of philosophy PhD from Shivaji University Kolhapur. The thesis entitled: 'Studies in Medicinal Principles and Therapeutic applications of various plants in Spondylosis'. He is the grandson of late Vd. Anant Ramchandra Kalwari, Ratnagiri and son of Late Vd. Sudhakar K. Haldavnekar, Kolhapur. Thus, he gets his rich Ayurvedic legacy from his family. He then learnt clinical Medicine under the auspicious guidance of  Dr. Anilkumar Kulkarni. He started with his clinical practice and


then got introduced to Late Vd. A W Datarshastri. From 1981-1995,  Dr Vivek was blessed to have been considered as a disciple by Vd. Datarshastri who had quickly spotted his deep interest in the subject and extreme dedication in the field of medicine and patient care. In the year 2000, Dr. Vivek met Late Vd. Ashok Bhat who taught him advanced Nadi Pariksha. His quench for knowledge is unending and he likes to keep himself updated with the latest research and inventions in the field of medicine and health.​

Among numerous other achievements,below are some of the highlights of his journey in Ayurveda and Medicine :

  • Founder Member of Vaidyaraj A V Datar Panchabhautik Chikitsa Kendra and Research Centre, Sangali,Maharashtra,India

  • Treasurer and Lifetime member of ISAPT-International Society of Ayurvedic Physicians and Teachers

  • Arranged over 100 Lectures, Camps and Workshops in Ayurveda for Teachers and Students  in order to spread philosophy of Ayurveda and generate awareness

  • He has taught Panchabhautik Chikitsa and preparations of Ayurvedic Medicines to hundreds of students including from abroad.

  • Has given series of lectures on different subjects in Ayurveda on All India Radio Sangali and Kolhapur including Doordarshan

  • Has travelled throughout the Sahyadri ranges for collection and photography of medicinal plants for more than 10 years.

  • Has written number of articles in daily Sakal, Pudhari, Lokmat newspapers.

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Dr. Richa Deshpande (Haldavnekar) (B.A.M.S, MD.)

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Dr. Richa, elder daughter of Dr. Vivek Haldavnekar is one of the best MD ayurvedic doctor in Pune. She is also an expert Yoga practiotioner and consulting physician in Pune. She completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda and Surgery) from Gomantak Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Goa University in 2008. In 2012 she was awarded Doctorate of Medicine (MD) in Yoga and Rehabilitation by Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Samsthan (SVYASA University), Bangalore which is the leading institute in the subjects of Yoga and Rehabilitation in the world. She is the first doctor in Maharashtra to have been awarded a degree of MD in the field of Yoga. She published her research work on the topic of Chronic

low back Pain (CLBP) and Yoga. Dr. Richa also holds Master of Science in Psychology (MSc.) from University of Madras, and has completed Master of Arts (MA) in Sanskrit from Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune. She has undergone Yoga Instructor Trainers Course (YIC) and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology (PGDCA).She also conducted trainings on Yoga and meditation in United Kingdom for various age groups for around 18 Months during her stay in UK thereby helping spread the awareness and unparallel benefits of the subject  to the western world. 

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Dr. Shruti Nadkarni (Haldavnekar) (B.A.M.S, CCIM, YIC certified)

Dr. Shruti, younger daughter of Dr. Vivek Haldavnekar has been working along with Dr. Vivek Haldavnekar in Kolhapur Clinic who is the best ayurvedic doctor in Pune and Kolhapur. Her personality itself gives hope and assurance to the patients. She is very famous for her kind heartedness and helping nature. She too holds Bachelor of Ayurveda and Surgery (BAMS) from Gomantak Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya. After completion of graduation in 2011, she did Certificate course in Panchakarma Therapy (CCIM certified) from R A Podar, Ayurvedic Medical College, Mumbai University. She then pursued Yoga Instructor Trainers Course (YIC) at SVYASA University, Banaglore. In 2014 she started working in Biochemistry Department, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra under RGSTC Major Research Project on Study of Plant components on Diabetes Mellitus. She also conducts personal yoga classes for obesity.

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