Dr Palitha Serasinghe – Centre Director

Dr Serasinghe holds a First Class Honours degree in Ayurvedic Medicine awarded by the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka as well as a PhD in Medicine and Pharmacology from Toyoma Medical and Pharmaceutical University in Japan.


This unique combination of study and training has enabled him to bridge the elusive divide between traditional and modern medicine. He is eminently placed to offer consultation and advice on the comprehensive and holistic range of treatment options we offer with an emphasis on a long-term perspective on managing pain encompassing nutrition, diet, lifestyle and exercise in addition to specific pain relief treatments.  

Dr Serasinghe has been an Ayurvedic teacher and practitioner for more than 30 years having taught and trained students up to postgraduate level in Sri Lanka, Japan and the United Kingdom.

He has spent the last 18 years in the United Kingdom first as a Visiting Research Fellow in King’s College, London and then as a senior lecturer in the College of Ayurveda in Middlesex University. He is therefore exceptionally equipped with the knowledge and skills to practice the full scope of Ayurvedic medicine from massage therapies to diet, lifestyle, aromatherapy and health supplements according to the legislative requirements, health and safety standards as well as the clinical guidelines set by the British authorities. He has considerable experience working with fellow health professionals such as GPs and specialists to provide a safe and optimal level of care to his patients.

Dr Palitha is also a recognised authority on the use and benefits of Ayurvedic herbs having published and presented several peer-reviewed clinical papers on the subject in respected academic journals and conference proceedings. He continues to be intimately associated with the research community and academia and is a member of several professional organisations such as the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association (APA), Ayurvedic Medical Association (UK), British Association of Accredited Ayurvedic Practitioners (BAAAP) and the Institute of Clinical Research. He is also listed in the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners. He is currently contracted to lecture at the College of Ayurveda in Japan four times a year.