Medical touring or healing vacations are fast picking up in today’s hustled and stressed life. We present you India’s best healing destinations that have a lot to offer in terms of treatments and therapies.
Since ancient time, India homes many therapies and approaches to cure chronic, as well as acute diseases and disorders. Of late, these curative measures are getting acclaimed globally. Furthermore, the centers dealing with such therapies also avail their patients with many modern-aged amenities in a cost effective way. Consequently now-a-days, many patients throughout the world visit India for the therapeutic treatments.
Two of the most evolved healing sciences, Ayurveda and Naturopathy, find their origin in India. More and more people are getting inclined towards these healing techniques for their multiple benefits.
Read on to know about two distinctive medical touring destinations in India that offer Ayurveda and Naturopathy.
Ayurveda in Kerala
Kerala is a beautiful state situated in south region of India and is considered to be the popular holidaying spot among nature lovers.
To add its magic, the centuries-old tradition of ancient Indian Ayurveda is fast turning Kerala into a global medical tourism destination; attracting many tourists as well as International celebrities to the state.
Ayurvedic therapies such as Abhayanga, Shirodhara, Swedana, Elakizhi, Netra Tarpana, Nasyam, Pizhichil, Njavarakizhi, Udhwarthanam and Vasthi are used here. Two renowned Ayurvedic treatment centers are the Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, near Kozhikode and Vaidyaratnam Thaikkattusseri Oushadhasala near Thrissur.
Other popular names are Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Centre in Cochin, Keraleeyam Ayurvedic Resort in Alleppy, Kairali Ayurvedic Health Resort in Palghat and Ayurtheeram Ayurveda Resort in Kottayam. They have made Kerala into a global medical tourism destination, attracting tourists as well as international celebrities including names like pop star Madonna, Hollywood actresses Demi Moore and Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
For an astoundingly healing tour, go around the Malayalam month of “Karkitakam”, which is believed to the best period as the body absorbs more medical effects of Ayurvedic treatment. In view of the growing fascination for Ayurveda, a number of major private players like Pankajakasthuri, Kottakkal, Kairali, Shanthigiri and Vaidyaratnam also joined the bandwagon.
Kerala Tourism has introduced the “Green Leaf” (‘five star’ facilities) and “Olive Leaf” (‘three star’ category) grading for Ayurvedic institutions in order to ensure quality services. You can choose that suits your pocket.
Just reel into the serene marvel of this wonder-land and feel the difference.
Naturopathy in Deolali
Established around 150 years ago during British rule, Deoali is nestled in picturesque Sahyadri Range, at a distance of 160kms from Mumbai which is well connected by road and railway.
This medical touring spot is more familiar as Deolali Camp which is one of the oldest and important military centers of India. Deolali houses several army establishments including the School of Artillery of Indian Army, the Air force station, the residential Barnes School and the Military Psychiatric Hospital. In the olden days, Deoali used to treat the British injured soldiers.
Situated peacefully within the serene and placid scenic beauty of Deoali, is the well-known Coral Naturopathy and Yoga Centre. Naturopathy is a way of treatment, which considers any disease can be treated by controlling diet, exercises and massage sans any linctus. It is one of the most ancient forms of treatments found in India. The treatment is done by adhering to three stages i.e. cleansing, gentle healing and diagnosing and treating the cause of the syndrome. The Coral center is operated under the supervision of Dr. Sukhbir Singh. With an illustrious career in the field, Dr. Singh has efficaciously treated more than 20,000 patients of various Chronic Functional Disorders. It is his skills and experience which had earned the center a world-wide acclamation. For ages, the center is miraculously treating patients suffering from Arthritis, Diabetes, Asthma, Ulcer, Psychosomatic Disorders and many more with Herbal Medication, Heart Disease, Cervical and Lumber Spondylitis, Migraine, Digestive Disorder, Acidity Problem, M.C. Problems, Backache, Hypertension and Slip Disc.
Based on the cause of the disease, various Naturopathic therapies are applied such as Diet, Fasting, Hot Foot Bath, Tub Bath, Steam Bath, Local Steam Application, Massage and Magnets, Cold and Hot Pack, Mud Therapy, Mudra Yoga Nidra, Omkar Chanting, Shudhukriya, Yogasana and Meditation, Easy Yogasana and Pranayama.
These age-old Indian techniques and approaches have achieved great successes even in many cases where modern medical measures failed miserably. Hence, one should always consider them while seeking for alternative healing options!
Apart from acting as the base to one of the most effective healing treatments, Deolali is a magnificent tourist spot surrounded with gardens, playgrounds, banyan trees and wide roads. This little excursion point is a perfect getaway for stressed professionals, harried homemakers and change seekers. For religiously inclined people, it also houses several sacred abodes like the Muktidham Temple, Khandoba temple on the Khandoba hill, Pandava Caves, etc. The market of Deolali is lined up with several curios stalls and is a very popular place for shopping. There is no dearth of accommodation places and low-price dharamshalaas are in every corner, which also offer savory meals.
Next time when you wish to combine your holiday with some real rejuvenation from healing therapies, just head to one of these spots and come alive to the nature’s magic.