Dr Palitha Serasinghe – Ayurvedic Consultant

Dr Palitha 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 Toyama 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 been a Consultant Ayurveda Physician at the Teaching Ayurveda Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 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 (UK) and Middlesex University.

Dr Serasinghe is therefore exceptionally equipped with the knowledge and skills to practice the full scope of Ayurvedic medicine from massage therapies to diet, lifestyle, aromatherapy, health supplements, and Panchakarma treatments 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 research 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), Associate member of British Pain Society and the Institute of Clinical Research. He is also listed in the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners. He is currently the Principal Lecturer at the College of Ayurveda (UK) and at the College of Ayurveda in Japan, where he is currently contracted to lecture four times a year.

His main expertise lies in Panchakarma treatments, pain relief and management, chronic neurological problems, fertility and sexual health, autoimmune disease, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, stress, anxiety, and depression.