Free market in the West has driven the costs of private healthcare to a level were many people have to look abroad to find cost-effective solutions for the operations and medical treatments they need. Given the costs, and the stakes, many people have looked beyond the borders of their native homelands to find cost-effective solutions. Many have found their solutions in Thailand where medical tourism is a growing segment of Thailand's tourism and health-care sectors.
Common medical areas like dentistry and orthodontics are very expensive, while surgery and major operations can completely drain personal finances. Given the costs, and the stakes, many people have looked beyond the borders of their native homelands to find cost-effective solutions. Many have found their solutions in Thailand where medical tourism is a growing segment of Thailand’s tourism and health-care sectors.
A growing number of tourists are combining holidays with health care, and that's because a growing number of countries are offering first-rate medical care at Third-World prices. Lower labor costs translate to significant cost savings on procedures, compared to hospitals in the West and a higher, more personalized level of nursing care than Westerners are accustomed to receiving in hospitals back home. Many of these medical tourists can't afford health care at home (the 40 million uninsured Americans, for example). Others are going for procedures not covered by their insurance: cosmetic surgery or infertility treatment, for example.
In 2005, one Bangkok hospital took in 150,000 treatment seekers from abroad. In 2006, medical tourism was projected to earn the country 36.4 billion baht.
But why Thailand? The Thai government has continuously invested in the Thai medical profession. Many doctors undertake specialist training abroad, particularly the United States and Europe and are at least as well-qualified as Western doctors.
Thailand’s hospitals and clinics are world-class. Huge investments have been made in equipment and management standards are so high that hospitals achieve ISO 9001 accreditation. Many major hospitals belong to management groups that ensure the very highest standard of healthcare. Medical service is available through their branch hospitals at various locations around the country. All this expertise and proficiency means that Thailand’s hospitals are a secure option for those seeking medical treatment.
According to the Thai Trade Center, Thailand has over 600 hospitals and 400 medical facilities offering world-class treatment for cardiovascular and respiratory disease, as well as cosmetic surgery. Typical cosmetic surgery services, including breast enhancements and reduction, chin lifts, and nose surgery are available, as well as cosmetic dentistry and laser sight correction (LASIK).
Mudras are very powerful. If you practice these mudras regularly you can see the wonderful health benefits.
Long before this much publicity came to yoga my grand father used to practice asanas, chakras and mudras in yoga. To my knowledge my grandfather has never gone to a doctor. He has neither diabetes nor blood pressure. He taught us the way to practice mudras. Mudras are very powerful. If you practice these mudras regularly you can see the wonderful health benefits.
Gyan Mudra (Mudra of Knowledge):
Gyan Mudra of Knowledge
Touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the index finger, with the other three fingers stretched out.
As it is a mudra of knowledge, it enhances the knowledge. The tip of thumb has centers of pituitary and endocrine glands. When we press these centers by index finger the two glands work actively.
There is no particular time duration for this mudra. You can practice by sitting, standing or lying on bed whenever and wherever you have time.
- Increases memory power and sharpens the brain
- Enhances concentration and prevents Insomnia
- If we practice it regularly, it will cure all psychological disorders like Mental, Hysteria, Anger and Depression
Prithvi Mudra (Mudra of Earth):
Prithvi Mudra of Earth
Tip of the ring finger touches the tip of the thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out.
It reduces all physical weaknesses.
It has no particular time duration. You can practice it any time you want.
- It helps to increase the weight for weak people
- It improves the complexion of skin and makes the skin to glow
- It makes the body active by keeping it healthy
Varuna Mudra (Mudra of Water):
Varuna Madura of Water
Tip of little finger touches the tip of thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out.
It balances the water content and prevents all diseases which come due to lack of water.
It has no specific time duration and one can practice it according to their time.
- It retains clarity in blood by balancing water content in the body
- Prevents the pains of Gastroenteritis and Muscle Shrinkage
Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Air):
Vayu Madura of Air
Keep the index finger on the base of the thumb and press with thumb keeping the other three fingers straight.
It prevents all the diseases that occur due to the imbalance of the air.
The practice of this mudra for 45 minutes reduces the severity of the disease in 12 to 24 hours. For better results practice it for two months.
- It cures Rheumatism, Arthritis, Gout, Parkinson’s disease and paralysis without any medicine
- It is useful for Cervical Spondilytis, paralysis to face and dislocation of nerve in neck
- It corrects the disorder of gas in the stomach
Shunya Mudra (Mudra of Emptiness):
Shunya Mudra of Emptiness
Keep the middle finger at the mount of Venus and press it with thumb.
It reduces the dullness in our body.
One can practice it for 40 to 60 minutes daily until to be cured of the disease.
- It relieves an earache within 4 or 5 minutes
- It is useful for the deaf and mentally challenged, but not for inborn ones.
Surya Mudra (Mudra of Sun):
Surya Mudra of Sun
Bend the ring finger and press it with thumb.
It sharpens the center in thyroid gland.
Practice it daily twice for 5 to 15 minutes.
- It reduces cholesterol in body and helps in reducing weight
- It reduces anxiety
- It corrects indigestion problems
Prana Mudra (Mudra of Life):
Prana Mudra of Life
Bend ring finger and little finger and touch the tip of thumb with their tips keeping the remaining two fingers stretched.
As it is the mudra of life, it improves the power of life. Weak people become strong. It reduces the clamps in blood vessels. If we practice it regularly, we will become active.
No specific time duration. One can practice it any time.
- It improves immunity
- Improves the power of eyes and reduces eye related diseases
- It removes the vitamin deficiency and fatigue
Apana Mudra (Mudra of Digestion):
Apana Mudra of Digestion
The tips of middle finger and ring finger touch the tip of thumb while the other two fingers are stretched out.
It plays an important role in our health as it regulates the excretory system.
Practice it daily for 45 minutes, but practice for longer time yields more benefits.
- It regulates diabetes
- It cures constipation and piles
- It helps excrete the normal waste regularly
Apana Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Heart):
Apana Vuyra Mudra of Heart
The tips of the middle finger and ring finger touch the tip of thumb, while the index finger touches the base of thumb and little finger stretched out.
It benefits the heart. It works like injection in the reduction of heart attack. It is as powerful as sorbitate tablet. It reduces the gas content in body.
Practice it as many times as you can. Heart patients and BP patients can practice it for 15 minutes daily twice for better results.
- It strengthens the heart and regularizes palpitation
- It regulates excretory system
- It redeems gastric trouble
Linga Mudra (Mudra of Heat):
Linga Mudra of Heat
Interlock the fingers of both the hands and keep the thumb of the left hand vertically straight and encircle it with the thumb and the index finger of the right hand.
It generates heat in our body. Take milk, ghee, more water and fruit juices in addition to practice of this mudra for many benefits.
Practice it any time you want. But don’t practice it a lot as it produces heat in the body. It can cause sweating even in winter if you practice it longer.
- It stops production of phlegm and gives power to lungs
- It cures severe cold and bronchial infection
- It invigorates the body
It is amazing but true. If you want to see the results, start today!