"My journey started when I felt slightly out of synch; I felt something was not quite right and wanted to get back into balance. My Internet search led me to Triveda, an informative company that gave me the push I needed to begin my journey to restoration. I called the Ayurvedic consultant Ragini, who was very knowledgeable and I received a very positive vibe when we spoke on the telephone, which was heightened when we met face to face at Ragini's practice. The consultation was relaxed and I knew I had made the right decision to progress with my journey to Vaidyagrama, an Ayurvedic Healing Village in Coimbatore, at the foothills of beautiful breathtaking mountains. The doctors and staff at Vaidyagrama became my family during my 23 days of Panchakarma treatment. In turn, the other patients became my dear friends. The experience of the daily body massages, foods, herbal medicines, pujas and time spent solitarily allowed me to re-balance and contemplate the most important aspects of my life. I returned feeling lighter (not only mentally, but also physically, which was an added bonus!). I would certainly consider revisiting Vaidyagrama if only for the peaceful and ambient atmosphere, as well as nourishment for the body, mind and soul."
"I had high blood pressure on and off for a few years. The GP didn’t have any other explanation except that I was stressed and slightly overweight. He was considering putting me onto medication, but I didn’t want to go down that path at only 30 years old.
So I went to see Ragini. She took a thorough history of my condition along with a detailed look at my lifestyle as a whole. This included diet, exercise, work and sleep patterns. Also through taking my pulse and reading my tongue, Ragini was able to tell me what kind of constitution I was by nature, and also how it had come out of balance.
She also questioned other parts of my health and we discussed my eczema which seemed to be not only stress, but also seasonally related. As my blood pressure was particularly high, she recommended the immediate treatment of Shiro-Dhara (pouring of oil on the forehead), and put me onto some herbal medication to reduce the blood pressure fairly quickly over a few weeks.
At the same time we looked into dietary changes. It wasn’t so much about what I was eating, but more of my issues were to do with my eating patterns, skipping meals etc. Within a month or so, my blood pressure became more normal and stable, and after 3 months my eczema was also hardly noticeable. I do get flare-ups of both these things from time to time.
I either examine the lifestyle issues that are out of balance myself, or pay a visit to see Ragini, and she’s usually spot on about the imbalance and how to get my balance back again. The best thing about seeing Ragini is that now I feel like I’m more in touch with my own health and know that I can make small changes to a healthier future."
“I struggled for over 10 years to lose weight since the birth of my daughter, and seemed to be suffering increasingly with exhaustion, bloating, IBS and a general feeling of unwellness.
Despite regular visits to the homeopath and acupuncturist and self-treating with herbs from the local natural health shop, nothing seemed to be really getting to the root cause. When I approached Ragini with the problem, she seemed to understand straight away what the issue was and gave me some specially prepared herbs to take.
The shift has been life-changing: by stabilising my blood sugar, I was able to make changes to my diet - I found that a gluten-free diet really helped my symptoms and I felt well and much more energised.
I am now in the next stage of treatment with Ragini to deal with some remaining IBS symptoms so that I can get my digestion back to normal.
I can confidently say that there is no substitute for receiving expert advice combined with good quality, specially targeted herbs which suit my constitution. I just wish I had gone to Ragini for help years’ ago!”
“The menopause brought me to Ayurveda. My symptoms were quite severe, insomnia, restless nights, waking up in sweat, getting up exhausted. During the day the symptoms were no better, I was having hot flushes so severe that sweat was pouring down my face.
I was unable to think or concentrate at work, most days I felt irritable and angry for no reason, my emotions were all over with anger, irritability, and feeling depressed and wanting to cry most days. My GP rated my symptoms on a scale from 1 to 10 as being a 9.
As my approach to life has been holistic and having studied Ayurveda previously, I contacted Ragini, who recommended dietary and lifestyle changes and prescribed me some Ayurvedic herbs. Within 1 week, I started sleeping better and the sweats had reduced considerably, in 1 month all of my symptoms had reduced by 80%.
Three months on, I have also lost weight, feel emotionally happy, and still get a few hot flushes but no longer sweat profusely. Previously I loved chocolate and coffee, now I am satisfied with just 1 piece. I used to have a lot of phlegm and stiffness in my joints which have reduced by 90%. My immune system is a lot better and although at work there have been 2 rounds of flus and colds, I haven’t caught any.
From a scale of 9, I am now down to a 2! I am very happy to recommend Ragini and I will continue to see her as and when I need. She is genuinely caring and knowledgeable. The aftercare she offers is second to none”.
“I had some health issues and did not want to take medication so I consulted with Ragini about a year ago. To begin with, I had stiff joints and, when I had my bloods done, it showed that I had high levels of uric acid in my blood, which would probably have led to gout.
I had symptoms of burning feet, joint pain, poor sleep (getting up to visit the lavatory several times a night), some menopausal symptoms and anxiety levels. Ragini prescribed herbal preparations which have brought relief to most of my symptoms.
She advised me on my diet and lifestyle after consultation and what foods I should eat/not eat to alleviate the uric acid. One year on, a lot of my symptoms have been alleviated, my blood tests are normal and I feel better within myself. Ragini has been very supportive throughout and I feel I can call upon her anytime”.
“My 6-year-old has suffered from eczema since she was two and I was at the end of my tether as nothing really seemed to work and the doctors wanted us to go on high potency steroidal creams.
Ragini gave us lots of advice on diet and prescribed Ayurvedic herbs.
A year on, my daughter is so much better. I can't thank Ragini enough, not just for helping with her eczema, but also for being so kind and understanding”.
“I went to see Ragini for an appointment due to my eczema and sinusitis, which had persisted for about 2 years and one year, respectively. My GP had not been able to find a reason for the eczema and had only prescribed cortisone cream, which did alleviate it for a time but did not make it disappear as it would always return again.
Similarly with the sinusitis, the usual western medicines from the GP had been ineffective and I did not want to continue taking antibiotics.
Ragini's consultations are held in a relaxed atmosphere and I particularly liked the way she paid attention to the fact that I did not want to take herbal medicines for a long time and gave me dietary guidelines that I could follow in different seasons to keep the ailments at bay.
She was very good at explaining the reasoning behind the different guidelines and herbal medicines. I am very pleased with the results. The eczema disappeared and has only returned for a spell once since I started the treatment. Even through the winter cold season, I have not had sinusitis since starting the treatment.
However, the most important thing that I have gained form Ragini's consultations is a better understanding of how my body works and the things that I can do to prevent reoccurrence of the symptoms I first contacted her about”.
"Ragini helped me relieving a very annoying skin condition that had been bothering me for a couple of years. Ragini prescribed various natural cleanse treatments and advised me on how to change my diet in order to feel better.
My outbreak frequency has decreased dramatically, I feel energised and for the first time in a long time, in a state of general good health".
"Ragini helped me relieving a very annoying skin condition that had been bothering me for a couple of years.
Ragini prescribed various natural cleanse treatments and advised me on how to change my diet in order to feel better. My outbreak frequency has decreased dramatically, I feel energised and for the first time in a long time, in a state of general good health".
"Before being introduced to Ayurvedic Medicine and especially Ragini, I never knew what wonders it could bring! I opted to really cleanse and detox and, on Ragini’s recommendation, I went for a personalised 7-day Ayurvedic detox and purge.
And WOW, the feeling after was amazing, not only did I feel more energetic, but the difference to my skin and hair are really noticeable.
The clarity it brings for mind, body and soul is unbelievable.... I couldn’t be happier, especially as it helped me kicked my weight loss journey. The whole process wouldn’t have been the same without Ragini’s support and expertise.
Thank you so much for introducing me to Ayurveda and the real long-term health and wellbeing benefits that can be achieved from within."
"I was diagnosed with SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) and coeliac disease 22 years ago. Before I started Ragini's treatment 8 months ago, my muscles were very weak; I was suffering from chronic fatigue and anxiety. As well as having her treatment, she advised me to do some yoga every morning and take some Ayurvedic medicines. Now my muscles are much stronger, I am getting my stamina back and, as a result, my anxiety has completely gone. I have tried many complementary therapies over the years, but Ragini's treatment is by far the best. Her treatment is not only effective, but she is very knowledgeable and helpful."
"I struggled with chronic sinusitis almost all my life. My nose was continuously blocked. This situation was aggravated by annual bouts of hay fever, both at the start of spring and again to a lesser extent at the start of autumn. I started treatment with Ragini, and within a couple of weeks my nose was less and less blocked. Most surprisingly, I could smell again - definitely a very, very rare occurrence for me! I am also finding myself breathing more frequently through my nose after being a 'mouth breather' for most of my life. My hay fever symptoms were also much reduced - I rarely had to take any medication. This involved about 3 - 4 months of treatment. It has been a vast improvement for me."
"The course of my treatment with Ragini has been remarkable. In 6 months, she has completely transformed my severe eczema, which affected 70% of my body with unbearably itchy, weepy, bleeding lesions, to reveal beautifully clear skin.
There are only few slightly dry patches and some sensitivity, but I’m able to wear short sleeves and skirts, something I didn’t think would be possible. Dermatologists told me the eczema was incurable, but I continued to try many holistic treatments, and Ayurveda is the only thing that has worked. The diet and herbs have also helped me feel so well and balanced, and it shows, as many family and friends have commented on my new ‘healthy glow’.
I hope to continue with Ragini on my path to complete recovery and I’m eternally grateful for her persistence, guidance, and support so far. The science of Ayurveda is incredible – it really, really does work”.
"My 6-year-old daughter Mrinali has suffered from eczema since she was a baby. Before we started the treatment with Ragini, she had severe eczema which covered her back, face, arms and legs. All her joints were also affected. She would itch all over and could not stop itching till she would bleed. I tried steroid treatment with my GP, but that did not help for long. I got in touch with Ragini at Triveda and through her we started Mrinali on Ayurvedic treatment. Ragini prescribed her some Ayurvedic medicines consisting of herbal tonics to drink and specially mixed powders, as well as dietary advice on foods to avoid. She also prescribed an Ayurvedic oil to apply on her body. Within a few months, her eczema had improved dramatically. She even had eczema on her scalp and, under Ragini's guidance, it has now cleared. After a year, my daughter has some flare-ups which are under control, but she has gone from itching all day and a weepy skin to rarely itching and a clear skin. Mrinali now sleeps through the night, has a good appetite, and feels confident of herself as she no longer has any itching or skin scars."
"I have a keloid scar on my chest. I have suffered from severe itching and redness on the scar. I have had steroid injections in the scar but once the effect wears off the itching returns.
Ragini prescribed some medicines for me and I no longer have an itching keloid scar.The scar itself has decreased slightly and there is no redness. My immune system was also very low due to various personal problems in my life.
Ragini prescribed me some herbal powders which helped me to relax, as well as an herbal tonic to take on a daily basis to boost my immune system. By doing all of this I feel so much better now. I fall ill less frequently, rarely catch a cold and feel better overall."
I met Ragini over 2 years ago when I was struggling with my skin condition and recurrent UTI infections. Ayurveda was my last resort for the skin condition I was struggling for years. I had bad acne on my neck.
I visited many dermatologist including Harley Street ones. Their advice was working only temporarily and it was covering the symptoms not the root of the problem. After the initial assessment by Ragini I was prescribed with herbs and diet changes and within a month my skin was clear. I could not believe it. I kept taking the herbs to improve my digestion and hormonal imbalances and it improved my health overall. I feel much more energy and I feel healthier.
After the herbal liver cleanse which I had in June last year my brain was working like a 16 year old again. I can also maintain my UTI through herbs avoiding the antibiotics treatments. Since I met Ragini I am developing my interest in Ayurveda as I know it really works and gives you a healthier and better quality lifestyle.
"I wanted to see an Ayurvedic practitioner after reading Deepak Chopra's book and studying TM for a while. I had fatigue and sleep issues. That's how I met Ragini. I found her to be warm and very understanding...this is what I needed as fatigue is often trivialised.
Ragini gave me lifestyle advice and herbal remedies for my energy and sleep patterns.
I have now been seeing her for a couple of years and am feeling way better than I was when I met her for the first time. My energy levels are much better and my sleep is too.
Her advice is ongoing, she never seems to mind answering questions and giving support. I would recommend her to anyone with health issues. The great thing about Ragini is that she would like us all to have the tools and knowledge to read and help ourselves."
"I can highly recommend visiting Ragini for Ayurvedic advice and treatment. I suffered many years with heavy painful periods and was never given a suitable remedy or successful result from GP doctors. Since following Ragini’s treatment plan, my periods are no longer a problem for me. We are now working on making corrections in my digestive system to ease things like bloating.
My husband has also had success with Ragini’s treatment plan with regards to improving his lactose intolerance. My husband can now eat foods which he was unable to before and he is generally feeling healthier and more energetic from things that have been worked on. Both of us prefer a more natural approach to dealing with health issues, which we have achieved thanks to Ragini."