HEALTH TOURISM

Pontiac Journeys with its Hospital/Medical Associates guide the needy foreign tourists to avail the quality medical services of International Standards and repute of various streams from Ultra Modern Medical treatments to holistic way of treatment like Reiki, Pranic Healing and Siddha Medicines.

"Ayurveda is now spreading all over the world." According to some estimates, around 90 percent of tourists arriving in Kerala undergo some type of Ayurvedic treatments. There are various hospitals and centers in Kerala that provide quality Ayurvedic treatments.

"Kerala is considered the cradle of Ayurveda. According to him, Kerala has its own uniqueness in promoting the system. Kerala specialty treatments are one among them. These treatments are developed by traditional keraleeya Vaidyas (sciences) which take into account the climatic conditions available in Kerala, the constitution of the people and by strictly adhering to the basic principles of Ayurveda. They are time-tested and effective. 'Dhara,' 'Pizhichil,' 'Njavarakizhi' etc., are some among them," he elaborated.

Qualified Ayurveda doctors and skilled paramedical staff are available in plenty. Similarly, the climatic condition in Kerala, where there is six months of rain, is also suitable for undergoing Ayurvedic treatments. Also, genuine medicinal herbs, which are the raw-materials for the preparation of various Ayurvedic medicines, are available in plenty.

In preventive and curative domains, Ayurveda works well," he pointed out. By improving the immunity of the people, it prevents the occurrence of diseases. It also has its own style of treatments for various diseases.

Neurological diseases, metabolic disorders, degenerative diseases and others respond well to Ayurvedic treatments. Obesity, osteoarthritis, cervical spondylosis, lower back aches, mental depression, chronic headaches, insomnia and other ailments are some of the major diseases for which people seek Ayurvedic treatments.

Wellness treatment
Apart from this, wellness treatments are unique to Ayurveda. All human beings desire to live long. Ayurveda has a definite answer for increasing the life span. It has a special branch for this purpose called 'Rasayana.' By undergoing Rasayana treatments, one can attain a disease-free extended life span, which makes wellness treatments unique to Ayurveda.

It is experimentally proven that a cell can live long if proper nutrition and suitable environments are provided and the metabolic wastes are properly removed. The human body can also survive for a long lifespan with a balanced diet, healthy lifestyle and by properly expelling the metabolic wastes from the body. 'Panchakarmas' are another important specialty of Ayurveda in which metabolic wastes are removed from the body through the natural orifices, thus making the body clean. Panchakarmas are the natural cleansing technique adopted in Ayurveda.

By expelling the toxins from the body by 'Panchakarmas' and by providing good nutrition to the body through Rasayana and by observing the healthy lifestyle advocated by Ayurveda, this life science offers a prolonged life.

Modern Medicine Health Tourism
The health vacation phenomenon is one of the hottest new trends at the moment, and Kerala, India currently receives a surprising number of foreign tourists who desire high-end wellness solutions. Although Kerala has long been synonymous with ancient Ayurvedic healing, the region’s focus on modern medical tourism is what accounts for the bulk of visitors these days. The number of tourist coming into the state for a health vacation was 16,000 in 2006. It is estimated that this number could rise up to 100,000 by 2010 thanks to Kerala’s world-class doctors and excellent infrastructure. The bulk of medical tourists come from the Middle-East, the U.S, the UK, and the Maldives.

Affordable Costs of Medical Tourism
Kerala’s emergence as a top class medical tourism destination has attracted international insurance companies and third party managers. The Guardian of London states that the health vacation phenomenon is on an upswing with tourists from developed countries since medical tourism combines affordable wellness solutions with personalized attention. Many also throw in a brief vacation for good measure .

The expenses on the surgery, other hospital charges, airfares and hotel stay do not add up to US $10,000." This sentiment is starting to spread as more and more tourists from abroad realize the many benefits of medical tourism in India.

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