Born in Sri Lanka, Dr. Deepika Rodrigo BAMS spent much of her childhood exploring the wealth of natural remedies found in the rainforests of her native Sri Lanka. Her fascination with plants and botanics led her to study at the University of Colombo for her degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS).
She has been working as a doctor to heal people in Sri Lanka and for over 20 years in the UK. She has worked with a number of respected natural health clinics in London including the Hale Clinic and the Kailash Centre of Oriental Medicine. She now practices exclusively from her own established London based clinic.
Together with her highly-qualified staff of doctors and therapists she is able to offer individualized, in-depth advice and a range of specialist Ayurvedic therapies to treat a wide range of disorders. She is highly sought after for her specialist work in treating skin disorders, fertility issues and women’s disorders.
For the last 15 years, as Director and Principal lecturer of the Ayurveda Institute UK and as a former senior lecturer at the Westminister University (now Middlesex University), Dr Deepika is widely recogniced as a principal driving force behind the growing awareness of Ayurveda in the UK and has trained many of today’s leading Ayurvedic specialists and health care professionals.
Ayurveda is a vast body of ancient wisdom, developed over 5,000 years ago and is the oldest and most sophisticated mind-body health system in the world. Dr Deepika believes that her three decades of learning and using Ayurveda are but a drop in the ocean of this dynamic and ever evolving science of life. The very essence of Ayurveda is compassion and in helping to alleviate suffering in others she feels she is fulfilling her life’s purpose.