Dr Judith Aartsma

Dr Judith Aartsma

Dr. Judith is a modern medicine physician (non-practicing) who integrates her background in the science of modern medicine with the timeless wisdom of natural, mainly Eastern healing systems (Ayurveda, TCM, naturopathy).

True Healing is an Art. Knowledge of Body, Mind and Spirit and the ways of Nature is important and helps (through therapeutic work and a healthy lifestyle) to set off on a journey of self-discovery and uncover the self-healing potential that is present in every being. Knowledge and application of proper treatment and lifestyle alone are not all though. It requires a deep personal journey and intimate connection with Self to reach true health.

Dr. Judith offers advice and guidance in this process. Called a nomad and a dervish by her friends she has for many years been offering individual counseling and workshops in different places in The Netherlands, Germany, Turkey and Greece, as well as online, giving an integrative approach to health and healing.

You can visit her with any questions regarding your health (physical/mental/emotional/spiritual), both preventive and curative.

Her approach is personal and natural whenever possible.

Adjusting personal nutrition and lifestyle is fundamental in the integrative approach and when needed natural therapies are applied.

The most beautiful aspect of this work for her is the connection with the people and being allowed to witness the transition of those who can truly embrace themselves, Life and the healing journey, into the most vibrant, balanced, healthy person they can be.

Dr. Judith’s teacher Franklin used to say that in the practice in the field of medicine there is always a triangle of relationship that needs to be there for the process to happen: the person asking for help – the person with the knowledge and skills to offer the proper instruments (physician, nurse, therapist, etc.) – and the Divine (known by many names). It is through the interconnectedness of Being that the Art of Healing works.

Dr. Judith is deeply grateful to her Satguru Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda for His eternal Love and guidance, to her Sufi teacher Pir Zia Inayat Khan for introducing the mystical aspect of the Oneness of Life in all her myriad of expressions and how devotion is the way to reach there, to her Ayurveda teachers, Franklin Lafour and dr. Vasant Lad for conveying the knowledge, as well as the many other teachers on her path.

Firmly believing that all is in Essence One she aims to bridge modern and traditional systems, different places and cultures.

Recently she spent 14 months in the Shree Peetha Nilaya ashram near Frankfurt, Germany, offering Ayurveda programs while living the ashram life. Back in The Netherlands now she offers consultations and treatments in Leiden and also online consultations to the growing international community of people who would like to walk the path of Ayurveda and integrative health.

She works also parttime in a supportive function for family physician offices and has extensive experience teaching Western anatomy and physiology at an Ayurveda Academy  as well as basic medical training topics and further education for (para)medical students and students of complementary medicine.

Curriculum Vitae (very condensed)

  • Medical school, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands 1994-2001
  • 3 years training in Ayurveda with Franklin D.Lafour, Academy of Natural Medicine, Hilversum, The Netherlands 1999-2001
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine, at the College for TCM, Antwerp, Belgium 2006-2007
  • Ayurveda training with dr. Vasant Lad, The Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque (NM), USA 2008-2009
  • Plus ongoing regular workshops and trainings in the field of public health, Ayurveda, TCM, t’ai chi, yoga, and other natural health systems
  • Worked for several years as a modern medicine physician in occupational health and community health for youth, in The Netherlands, before moving full time into the practice of Integrative Medicine with focus on Ayurveda.
  • Further experience includes:

– Help build and carry out health care programs for refugees

– Build up and carry out Ayurveda programs in different yoga-, lifestyle-, martial arts- and SPA- centers in different countries, as well as in an Ashram.

РTeaching Western anatomy and physiology at an Ayurveda Academy  as well as basic medical training topics and further education for (para)medical students of several disciplines and students of complementary medicine.

  • Currently practicing Ayurveda in Leiden, The Netherlands, as well as through online consulting. Also part time support for family physician practices.
  • Practitioner and lover of Bhakti Yoga and Atma Kriya Yoga.



Contact me

Embark on your journey with Ayurveda and the Art of Healing

For more information and appointments

contact me at



(+31) 6 41405949

Weerdestein 145
3328 MN Dordrecht

Thursday 15.00 to 20.00

Friday 08.30 to 20.00

Saturday 08.30 to 13.00

  • judithaartsma@gmail.com
  • (+31) 6 41405949 (WhatsApp, SMS, Signal)


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