“Wellness is within each one of us, and therefore total health and wellness is within each one of our grasp.”
-Dr. Rajiv Parti
I speak these words as a physician with over 30 years of clinical experience working with patients as a pain management specialist, as well as a recovered patient of cancer, septic surgery, depression and dependence on pain management medication.
It is my observation that in the pursuit of wellness, our actions should firstly nurture our Spirit Self.
Whether modern medicine has all the evidence we need to prove it as yet or not, the reality is that the human being is more than just a body. And if we want to achieve lasting physical, mental and emotional wellness, we must first create an awareness of the existence of a part of our Self that may not be run though ECGs, fMRIs, biopsies or blood tests – but that exists nonetheless – and then, secondly, we must commit to disciplined stewardship and care of that aspect of the Self: only then will wellness be experienced in the physical, mental or emotional aspects of our self.
It is my firm conviction that one cannot achieve total wellness or sustained health without understanding that there is a dimension to wellness that comes from beyond the physical care of the body.
Rajiv Parti is a world leading specialist in pain management with over 30 years practicing clinical experience.
He was the Chief of Anesthesiology at Bakersfield Heart Hospital where he specialized in cardiac anesthesia for 15 years.
Dr. Parti founded the Pain Management Institute of California, and under his direction it has served thousands of patients for acute and chronic pain relief.
In 2005 Dr. Parti personally encountered the first of a series of life threatening health challenges that led him to explore non traditional evidence based complementary and alternative medicine.
His study, exposure and experience in this field has led him to formulate an integrative approach to total wellness, especially pain management, stress and depression: the best and most practical applications of both modern medicine and the medical care charted in the ancient wisdom traditions of India and the East.
His discovery of Ayurveda and his subsequent education, training and personal practice of it have given him the rigorous academic and scientific qualification that he was trained to look for as an allopathic doctor.
Dr. Parti has worked with, been in dialogue with and met with some of the worldʼs most esteemed researchers from Harvard, UCSD, Berkeley, Scripps Integrative in the fields of psychiatry, neuroscience, sleep medicine and pain management who are advocating the use of meditation, yoga and mantra (sound healing), and mandala (color therapy) for modern disorders.
In his first book, ‘The Laws of Wellness’, Dr. Parti presents twelve insights on what it takes to achieve total well-being – gained over his 30 years of experience as a practicing physician, and his own seven-year journey to overcome cancer and manage chronic pain, stress and depression.
Dr. Parti stepped down from full time clinical practice in 2010 to concentrate on his own recovery and to write. Since 2012, Dr. Parti has been working with his colleagues at The Pain Management Institute of California researching the effects of meditation and yoga on narcotic requirement for pain management.
His most recent book ‘The Soul of Wellness’ is available on Amazon.com