“I have an endless fascination for health and healing and love connecting with people to facilitate that process. I help people who feel like the conventional medical system has run out of answers and want a new perspective on the best way forward.”
Some areas of care Darren provides include:
General Practice & Integrative Medicine
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
Mindfulness & relaxation training
Dr Darren Fahroedin founded Karuna Maya Medicine in 2002 after spending the previous 8 years practicing locally at the Jan Juc Medical Centre. His philosophy on care has evolved through time working within conventional clinics in Geelong and the Surfcoast but also through experiences working with Aboriginal health locums in the Northern Territory and Cape York Peninsula in Queensland. He also spends time engaged in volunteer medical work in the Tibetan regions of China.
Darren’s compassionate approach integrates the best of Western Medicine and complementary care designed to find an integrated balance that best suits his patients. To him this is the true art and science of healing.
Darren believes 2016 and beyond is an exciting time for medicine and healing in our world as the medical world tries to keep pace with, and incorporate, evolving technologies and scientific advances, whilst remaining grounded in a wisdom that honours the natural healing capacities of the human mind and body whilst drawing on natural therapies.
A member of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) & Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) Darren also has a fascination with mind-body medicine. The science of psychoneuroimmunology (the area of medicine that looks at the connection between the mind, nervous system and immune system) is of particular interest to him.
“If our thoughts and emotions disturb our body’s physiology for a long or intense period of time this can manifest as physical illness or disease.” Darren is experienced at treating not just the end result (physical illness) but addressing the underlying thoughts and emotions to help give benefit to many physical health problems being encountered by his patients.
In addition to his work in medicine Darren runs a weekly meditation group at the Drol Kar Buddhist Centre, is Vice President of Nying-Jey Projects committee, a not for profit organisation supporting Tibetan students, monks and nuns. Darren engages in personal meditation to bring balance to his life and enjoys family time particularly training for fun runs with his children.