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5 new-age wellness treatments every health junkie should try

Align those chakras

By ELLE team  November 17th, 2017

Most health nuts already have their Ayurvedic doctor on speed dial, know where to go for the best organic food and regularly attend weekend yoga camps. But they’re also aware that health is holistic and you need your body, mind and soul on board to live your best life. It’s time to align those chakras, get some good energy and blood flowing. Heal your wounds whether they are physical, emotional or spiritual. At the end of the day, everything’s connected so why not start joining the dots.

5 holistic treatments that every health nut should try:


Naturopathy, as the name suggests, is therapy using the elements found in nature -- earth, water, fire, air and ether. The idea is that an accumulation of toxins is the root cause of illness and disease and by using natural procedures, one can eliminate the toxins. Procedures inspired by the natural elements are conducted to allow the body to heal itself. Mud therapy is used as the earth element in the form of body wraps and masks. Hydrotherapy for the element of water is used in the form of immersions, cleanses and douches. Breathing exercises are used for the air element and fasting therapy for ether. 

Allow nature to heal you at Soukya,Dr Mathai's International Holistic Health Centre, Bangalore, India.


Sound therapy

Sound therapy uses sounds and vibrations to help realign brainwave frequencies to stimulate healing and wellbeing. These sounds use entertainment to synchronise our fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency which the brainwave can attune to. Tibetan style singing bowls and gongs are used to lull you into a healing meditative state. It is in this relaxed state that you are guided to visualise vivid imagery to help you achieve the change you want to see in your life. 

Update your playlist with Iash- International Academy for Sound Healing

Pranic healing

This highly evolved technique uses energy or one's life force to perform healing and harmonise the body's energy or prana. Choa Kok Sui developed pranic healing to help heal ailments in the human body while manipulating its energy fields. This method works if you've been under a lot of stress and medication isn't doing it for you. There are no insertions or medication involved in this method and there are no side effects. Even if you aren't suffering from bodily pain, pranic healing can simply contribute to a better energy or act as a purge of bad energy. 

The World Pranic Healing Foundation has several branches and was founded by Master Choa Kok Sui. 

Sowa rigpa

Sowa rigpa or ‘tibetan healing’ is the traditional form of medicine of Tibet, much like Ayurveda is to India. It uses pulse analysis and uralysis to help define an instability and treat it through diet and herbal medications. Buddhism believes that all illness are results of the poisons in the mind: ignorance, attachment and hatred. These "poisons" block your three energies causing illnesses. Sowa rigpa  helps bring balance and better understanding of mental, physical and spiritual illnesses. 

Here's where you can get the full sowa rigpa experience: Vana

Cupping or Hijama

Cupping is used to pull blood to a region to stimulate healing. It helps the tissue develop new blood flow and encourages the creation of anti-inflammatory chemicals in the body. Cupping can be used as a preventive measure or to relieve muscles and pain. The procedure essentially removes congestion to allow better blood flow and flow of energy to help kickstart a healing process. By releasing congestion or blockage, cupping also helps the blood remove toxins from the body. While increased blood flow has many benefits on the smooth functioning of your body, it also helps with the energy flow. There are dry and wet options under cupping. In wet cupping, blood is extracted during the process. 

Get cupping here: Hijama center