Born in Kuwait and raised in Kerala, Dr Shijoe Mathew Anchery was always interested in a career in medical science. After his initial schooling in Kuwait, his family settled in their hometown of Allappey in Kerala, South India. The land of pure and traditional Ayurveda influenced the curious teenager. Having heard many fascinating stories of his great-uncle who was an Ayurvedic Netra-Vaidya (traditional eye doctor of Ayurvedic medicine), he eventually decided to learn and spend his life dedicated to the study and propagation of Ayurveda.
After commencing his Ayurvedic study in 2003 (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery- BAMS) from Vishnu Ayurveda Medical College in Palakkad, Kerala; Dr Shijoe Mathew went on to practice and learn Ayurveda under many eminent Ayurvedic scholars in various parts of Kerala, Hyderabad, Rishikesh and Ahmadabad. During this time, he also came across the traditional practice of Ayurvedic toxicology treatments from where he also learnt the traditional art of “Nadi Pariksha” or Ayurvedic pulse examination. Dr Mathew has been the Senior Ayurvedic Physician at Ananda in the Himalayas (Voted many times The world’s best wellness destination spa) since 2012.
Dr. Mathew’s practice mainly focus on dosha diagnosis based body balancing, Panchakarma or detoxification and Ayurvedic lifestyle planning.
Testimonial from Joss MacLeod, Haywards Heath:
I have suffered from Crohn’s for over a decade. I’m the past, I managed it through medication, exercise and diet. Having suffered a severe bout before Christmas, Dr Mathew saw me and, having conducted a very thorough examination of me, my symptoms and my life, prescribed a three stage Ayervedic regime to cleanse, to restore and to progress forward. His attention to detail was as impressive as his obvious knowledge of this ancient medicine. I am pleased to report, complete success. I have not been healthier in the last ten years! I highly recommend Dr Mathew for anyone seeking an holistic approach to their health management.