About this site
This is the website of Nadia van Frol (Kovalevskaya), Ayurvedic practitioner and founder of 1000 Miles Therapy in St Ives (Cambs).
About the method:
Ayurveda is an old Indian medical system that has been practised for thousands of years and is considered to be the mother of all medical sciences. If we set aside all sorts of mysticism and fanaticism, we are left with a very elegant, logical and practical system of viewing reality.
One of the main features of the Ayurvedic method is its systemic approach: it looks not only at separate parts but at their interactions with each other and with the environment. When applied to human health and disease, Ayurveda allows to change the course of multiple chronic diseases by changing diet and lifestyle, using herbs and spices and following special procedures.
Many years’ experience of working in biochemical research and industry has taught me to handle information critically. I practise Ayurveda with integrity and priority of research: only knowledge that has been shown to work in practice is exercised.
At the present moment, I consider Vaidya Atreya Smith my primary teacher. Being a westerner and having been trained in India, he has spent many years practising, teaching and adapting Ayurvedic practices in Europe.
I work to provide adequate and modern information to anyone interested in the Ayurvedic method. This site is for clients, healthcare practitioners (conventional or complementary), other helping professionals and for all interested people.
About Nadia van Frol, PhD: