Thursday, July 29, 2004

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Naturopathy experts concerned over untrained professionals
 Naturopathy experts in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, particularly in Coimbatore, are expressing concern over the mushrooming of a number of unprofessionally managed herbal massage centres.
Most of them have sprung up around tourist spots with tall claims of providing Ayurvedic treatment for all kinds of physical ailments.
"There are some crude methods of practice done in some picnic spots like Kutralam and Okanakkal. Actually when it is done without any physician's supervision or when it is done by an untrained messeur, it increases the invertebral disprolapse, pain or it also proves very harmful for cervical spondylitis patients," said Dr. Uma, an Ayurvedic specialist based in Coimbatore.
Haunted by the toxic side effects of modern drugs, people from across the world flock to India looking for succour from alternative medicinal therapies. Experts, however, caution that there are only a few selective people who understand Ayurveda and the impact of its treatment.

Saturday, July 03, 2004

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Makers of Medimix soap plan chain of wellness centres

CHOLAYIL Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd, manufacturer of Ayurvedic soap Medimix, is set to inaugurate a holistic wellness centre, Sanjeevanam, in Chennai, part of a chain of such centres.

Cholayil aimed to open 10 such centres in the next three years. Talks are on to set up franchises in London, Visakhapatnam and Delhi. A smaller centre in Thiruvananthapuram has been operational for a while now and its success spurred the group to expand.

Sanjeevanam will comprise a therapeutic centre combining various treatments from Ayurveda, naturopathy and Yoga, Maya, a yoga academy, Kadalivanam, a health restaurant serving natural food, a conference hall and a natural products store. This is the first time all these facilities are being offered under one roof.