TRADITIONAL HEALING IN INDIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traditional healing in India lured millions of tourists to India every year. India is such a huge country that its astounding variety offers tourists everything that they could ever dream of in a holiday. By going to India, you are on your way to one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Bound by the majestic Himalayan ranges in the north and edged by a magnificent coastline enclosed by three seas, India is a vibrant kaleidoscope of landscapes, grand historical sites and royal cities, golden beaches, misty mountain retreats, colorful people, rich cultures and festivities.

 

Traditional health treatment in IndiaBesides India's vast geographical diversity which provides a wealth of outdoor adventure or wildlife sanctuaries that extend over several thousands of square kilometers, India has a rich heritage in the areas of traditional or natural medicine. The existence of Indian medical practices can be found as early as the second millennium B.C. in Vedas. The earliest Sanskrit treaties on Ayurveda (a traditional system of medicine in India) were the 'Samhitas' of the great ancient physicians Bhela, Chakara and Susruta. A systematic and scientific approach was embraced by the sages of the times, leading to the introduction of a system that is applicable even up to today. The legendary Jivaka, a famous physician of Buddha's time is also known to have achieved remarkable cures involving deep surgery.

 

Natural system of medicines which concentrated on holistic healing developed in other ancient cultures as well. In ancient China the physicians developed the system of 'Yin Yang' while the Greeks gave birth to the 'Unani' system of medicine. As time passes, these different systems of medicines found their way to India. India is now known for its healing traditions whereby constraints of modern medicine have led to a growing interest in ancient proven healing methods and you can rejuvenate your body and mind when you travel to India.

 

Western medicine evolved around the theory of diseases which states that a person becomes sick after contracting a disease. Every disease is seen as an independent entity that can be fully understood without regard to the person it afflicts or the environment in which it occurs. Thus, conventional treatments are treatments of diseases, not of people. By opposing the theory of Western medicine, traditional systems of healing in India approach sickness as a dynamic event in the life of an individual caused by the disharmony between the sick person and the environment and thus discarding the belief that each disease is seen as an independent entity whereby the focus is on the person who is sick and not on the disease itself.

 

At present, more and more people are turning to 'alternative' or traditional systems of medicine for enhancing health and treating illness such as arthritis, back pain, allergies, harmful effect of stress and other chronic diseases whereby India is one of the few countries that offers visitors alternatives choices to replenish their bodies and restore it to health. Be it acupuncture, aromatherapy, meditation, Ayurveda, Unani medicine, mud therapy, Pranic healing, Reiki or Tibetan medicine, India is the place to visit to reclaim our trust in these healing processes of life.

 

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