Day 1:Arrival at Paro
Day 2: Thimphu sight seeing with Traditional Medicine Hospital
Day 3:Thimphu to Punakha
Day 4:Punakha to Gasa
Day 5: Gasa ( Hot spring)
Day 6:Gasa to Punakha
Day 7: Punakha to Paro
Day 8:Paro (Tigers Nest), and later Hotstone bath
Day 9: Departure
Bhutan refuse all allopathic treatment and instead opt just for these traditional medicines and use other traditional means of healing like soaking in steam bath or having a hot stone bath or soaking in natural hot springs.
Traditional Medicine Hospital: Usually patients are checked and diagnosed by feeling their pulse, examining their Urine and checking their tongue and eyes, apart from physically examining the patient. Then the doctor/physician prescribes the medicines or states the activities to be undergone for healing like maybe a minor surgery, or acupuncture with a Golden needle, or some other metals.
Chronic diseases like rheumatism, liver, arthritis and nervous disorders are treated here.
Hot Stone Baths: is available in almost all villages in Bhutan. Stones are heated with burning fire and then placed in water filled wooden bath tubs. It may get a bit murky due to erosion from the hot stones but it’s the medicinal benefit that we are concerned about. Then we can soak in this tub for as long as you can bear the hot water.
Whenever the water gets cold, we take the stones out and put new hot stones.
Whenever we feel too hot then we come out of the tub, stay out until cool and then soak once again.
Hot Stone bath is supposed to heal ailing joints, back aches and sinuses.
Hot Steam Baths: The steaming is usually done in the Traditional Hospital itself where one has to register for their turn which could take a few days or even a week depending on the number of patients in line. In the steam room herbs and minerals are put in the water and you are steamed in this.
Hot Spring Baths: Hot springs are located in different parts of Bhutan and people of Bhutan know which hot spring is good for which ailment so usually the Bhutanese people go on their own and camp in these areas and take the bath until they feel better.
Travelers under Medical Tourism can try the Traditional healing process and tour the beautiful country of Bhutan which is a great destination for good health as nature is bountiful with greenery all around, sparkling clear waters, streams, lakes and clean fresh air to help you feel better.
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