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Temenos Academy Lecture – ‘Hippocrates: The Lost Way to Health

2nd May 2017, 7-8:30 pm

The Temenos Academy is pleased to have Dr Eleni Tsiompanou to give a lecture on ‘Hippocrates: the Lost Way to Health’. The lecture is on the 2nd of May in the atmospheric building of the Royal Asiatic Society in central London. The Temenos Academy is an educational charity which aims to offer education in philosophy and the arts in the light of the sacred traditions of east and West. The word ‘temenos’ means ‘a sacred precinct’.

“Health depends on the harmony of the basic elements in the human body”, wrote Hippocrates the Father of Medicine  2,500 years ago. ‘Diaita’ which, from ancient Greek, means literally ‘way of life’, preserves or disrupts this inner harmony influencing our health and state of being. Hippocrates understood the properties of foods, the importance of exercises, music and social interaction in maintaining harmony. Emphasising the relationship between the quality of food and the soil, his practical advice on cooking and the impact of fasting on health can help us today in our search for a harmonious, healthy life. 

Dr Eleni Tsiompanou is a physician whose experience has taken her from the clinic and laboratory to Penny Brohn UK integrative oncology centre, to her work as a Palliative Care Consultant in a hospice and founder of the Health Being Institute. With her scientific training in Nutritional Medicine and knowledge of Hippocrates and Ayurveda and her own spiritual search, Eleni brings the science of the present together with the wisdom of the past.

In the Chair: Ian Skelly
Venue: The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD. Nearest Underground Euston Square / Euston
The event is open to the public
Admission: £8 or £5 Members of the Temenos Academy/Concessions
To reserve a place please email