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Alternative therapy centres in North India

Saturday , 05 December 2015

Alternative therapy centres in North India provide healthcare solutions in a pollution-free and luxurious environment

Set amongst breath-taking views, alternative therapy centres in India’s northern states are a huge hit among tourists. These centres not only provide healthcare solutions for various problems and diseases but are also an ideal choice for a rejuvenating break from one’s hectic and stressful routine. Equipped with modern amenities, these therapy centres offer a luxurious retreat for tourists.

Ananda Himalayas, Uttarakhand

Located in the midst of the Himalayas, this alternative therapy centre in India is designed to make your stay a memorable one. The centre is counted among the top ten alternative therapy centres of the country. What is unique is that the centre, apart from Ayurveda, also offers European and Thai treatments. Moreover, it offers a special therapy course to boost immunity. The centre is housed around a palace estate, with views of the Ganges on one side and mountain peaks on the other side.

At Ananda, experts advise to try Choornaswedana—a therapy commonly known as, ‘bundle massage’. The therapy includes a full body massage with ‘dosha’-specific oils. A therapeutic sweating is induced by the application of warmed herbal poultices. This therapy is known to increase circulation, speed up the elimination of toxins, relieve muscle pain and stiffness, ease rheumatism, arthritis and sports injuries.

Ayurveda House, Dharmashala

Ayurveda House is yet another premier alternative therapy centre in North India, that provides Ayurveda holistic healing with natural oils, Ayurvedic medicines and ‘panchakarma’ therapies. The centre, which is located 2 km from Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh, offers therapy for physical disorders like irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, liver disorders, numbness and weakness of body parts, bronchial asthma, allergic asthma etc.

The centre is also well-known for successfully treating diseases like hypo and hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure and diabetes. It also offers special packages for treating psychological disorders like depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, mood swings, hallucination and so on. The centre has long-term and short-term therapy courses.  While the short-term course consists of a minimum 6-day package, longterm courses have a maximum duration of three months. The centre is known for its panchkarma therapy, one of the purificatory therapies of Ayurveda, which is used for purification of the body by eliminating toxins from the intestines, sweat glands and urinary tract.

Sushruta Ayurvedic  Therapy  Centre, Delhi

This centre, located in the heart of Delhi, specialises in treating ulcerative colitis by Ayurveda. International patients and nonresident Indians fly down to this centre to seek a permanent solution for inflammatory bowel diseases. Dr Harish Verma, the founder said, “We get many international patients seeking treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) like Resistant IBD, as well as Continuous IBD, Ulcerative Colitis, Pancolitis and Crohn’s Disease. So far, we have treated thousands of patients with Ulcerative Colitis with the Ayurveda-based alternative treatment and saved patients from dangerous colon surgery.” While the centre doesn’t have a boarding facility, experts evaluate the patient and draw diet plans and prescribe medicines on an individual basis.

Kerala Ayurveda Kendra, Jaipur

This premier Ayurveda centre in Jaipur has therapists and experts from Kerala to provide a holistic approach to healthcare. The centre has traditional Ayurvedic therapies like ‘Abhyanga Massage’, ‘panchkarma’ therapies, ‘Sirodhara’, herbal steam, yoga etc. The centre not only has experts from Kerala but even the herbs and oils used, for different therapies, are specially brought in from Kerala. The centre also provides special packages for weight loss and destressing therapies.

If you are in Jaipur, visit the centre for the herbal medicated steam bath. This steam bath purifies the body and eliminates various toxins from it, apart from reducing the extra fat accumulated within the body. The centre is also known to treat joint pains and sports injuries with a therapy that uses cotton pouches filled with different herbs soaked in oil, used during a body massage. This therapy is also said to cure neurological problems. One can opt for an online consultation, before flying down for the therapy.