SoulPhysio Lifestyle has a clinic focused on Brain Health and Ayurvedic Medicine located in Irvine, CA. The SoulPhysio Foundation shares this space in order to carry out its mission. SoulPhysio Lifestyle provides access to their treatments, Clinical Team, and medical equipment for our foundation to conduct clinical research and provide treatment for children who cannot afford it.
Mindful Classroom is a virtual learning platform whose signature program is focused on educating parents and faculty of schools about the importance of brain health. They provide free access to this platform for low-income families within at-risk populations, and low-income families with children that have ASD (See Program Criteria under “Mindful Classroom” and “Uncovering Autism” tabs for specific requirements to qualify for these programs.) In addition to providing free education, they donate a percentage of revenue to The SoulPhysio Foundation on a monthly basis.
Ayurveda means “Science of Life”. It is an ancient style of Medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years in India. In a more modern context, it can be thought of as a sister science to Acupuncture, based on many of the same Eastern methods of preventing disease. Ayurvedic Medicine focuses on addressing the underlying imbalance that contributes to the progression of disease in the body. Treatments involve the elimination of behaviors that contribute to illness by replacing them with healthier alternatives that work to bring the body back into a state of balance. This is accomplished primarily through dietary changes, herbal medicine, and exercise.
The body is comprised of three doshas, known as Vata (Air and Space), Pitta (Water and Fire), and Kapha (Earth and Water). In Physics, it is said that all physical matter within the universe Is made of a combination of the 5 elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space. The human body is no exception to this rule. Each person has their own unique Ayurvedic body type known as their Constitution. When one lives a lifestyle that is not conducive to their constitution, they begin to develop imbalances within the doshas. Imbalances within the doshas over a prolonged period of time are what manifest as various diseases. An Ayurvedic lifestyle program takes into account one’s unique constitution along with their present health condition(s) to bring them back into a state of balance and optimize their body’s ability to heal.
The SoulPhysio Foundation is focused on conducting research with university-level partnerships to begin to examine some of the underlying causes of Mental and Neurological Illness in Children. We utilize quantifiable metrics with the children we work with in order to measure progress through our programs. Gathering data allows us to constantly evaluate what is working and what can be improved in order to boost the quality of the programs we offer. Our programs involve gathering data in schools, communities, and at the clinical level. Combining empirical and clinical data helps to create practical evidence-based educational programs that can be implemented on a large scale.
Clinical Research Interests:
- ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
- Mitochondrial Dysfunction
- Brain Function (Measured by QEEG)
- Ayurvedic Medicine (Nutrition and Lifestyle)
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
We work with Families and Faculty of Inner City Schools to provide services and educational programs focused on brain health. Low-income communities lack the financial resources to afford wellness services because they are not covered by insurance. Mental Illness is rising rapidly amongst these communities and we make it a priority to educate parents and faculty of Inner City Schools on practical solutions to improve brain health in the children they serve. Our programs involve a combination of self-guided virtual curriculum, hands-on exercises in the classroom, and services from our team of Licensed Healthcare Professionals. Our focus is on children between the ages of 7-14 (Elementary and Middle School).
We work with Families of Children that have ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder). According to the CDC, 1 in 54 children is born with ASD. There is growing research helping to identify some common patterns amongst children on the spectrum, including advancements in Brain Imaging and Genetics. We are actively conducting research at our clinics using state-of-the-art testing and brain imaging to gain a deeper understanding of how tools such as Nutrition, Yoga, Meditation, and Herbal Medicine can be used to improve the quality of life for children living with ASD. We are using this data to create educational programs for families of children with ASD, in addition to funding treatment/services for children that cannot afford it.