I am Dr Hema Kalan, an Integrative Medical Doctor (GP). My aim is to help a person restore, regenerate and rebalance their health so that they can live a fulfilling life with ease, energy and joy.
Decisions regarding a person’s treatment is based on knowledge that is deeply anchored in science, is patient specific and combines the wisdom of both ancient traditional medicine together with modern medicine.
Dr Hema Kalan is an integrative medical doctor who graduated in 1998 at the University of the Witwatersrand. She looks at treating the roots of the problem, rather than plain symptom treatment. She believes that your lifestyle is the foundation of your health where you can then add personalised treatments in order to optimise your health. She has completed several courses in functional medicine. She has completed her certificate in plant-based medicine from eCornell, USA. She also holds a certificate in EMF medicine (electromagnetic field medicine from the EMF Society, Australia. Currently, she is busy with her diploma in Functional Medicine from the Functional Medicine University in USA.
Dr Hema Kalan’s passion is education and she has given several public talks on various topics including burnout, women’s issues, lifestyle medicine, yoga, etc. She is the medical lecturer for the yoga therapists in South Africa. She runs her medical practice in Centurion, Pretoria where she brings the art and science of medicine together by treating a person holistically.
My philosophy is that the body has a far superior intelligence than we think it has and is always sending us messages.
In a world where being healthy has become so complicated, we have to consciously start off with the basics, a person’s lifestyle, which is the very foundation of their health.
Life is not static and has an ebb and flow to it which can result in some health issues. If we have optimal health we can strive to maintain balance during our challenging times.
What is Integrative Medicine?
“Every disease is preceded by a dysfunction. Integrative doctors focus on the dysfunction rather than the disease. “
Integrative or functional medicine focuses on identifying, preventing and treating the root cause of illness, rather than merely managing the symptoms with chronic medication.
A good analogy is a tree, with the branches being your symptoms and the roots being the real cause of disease. We may use pharmaceutical or natural medicine to bandage the broken branch, but we’re essentially doing the same thing, treating the symptom.
The goal of integrative medicine is to nurture and nourish the roots (the underlying causes), to allow the whole tree to flourish.
Integrative medicine is the bridge between the alternative and conventional medical model using both modalities together in a safe and effective manner.
Areas of Special Interest
PCOS, Fibroids, Endometriosis
Male hormone issues
Chronic Medical Conditions
Chronic infections, Allergies
Hypertension, Heart disease, Kidney issues
Eczema, Acne, Skin problems
Fatigue, Anaemia, Blood problems
Post-op, scar tissue pain
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Grave’s disease
Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE)
Why I practice this way?
I love optimising the wellbeing of a person. Increasing a person’s health and energy opens them up to a whole new range of possibilities in their lives, rather than just existing.
There is also a shift within the person, from helplessness to feeling empowered.
It is very satisfying to see a person reverse their symptoms.
Once a person starts investing in their health, they start investing in their family and even the community at large. We know that being connected to your community has a strong impact on wellbeing.
The tools I use is evidence-based, safe and effective with the least amount of toxic side effects.
What we’ve got could be a fit for you if...
- You are looking to reduce the dose of your pharmaceutical medication while trying to optimise your lifestyle.
- You don’t agree with your diagnosis or you feel that something has been overlooked.
- You feel that something is missing in your health plan. We can help you join the dots.
- You are living healthily, but still looking for ways to improve your life.
- You are interested in addressing the underlying dysfunction. You don’t have a diagnosis but you also don’t feel well.
- You want to learn about the latest Integrative Medicine health trends and want to apply that to your lifestyle.