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Medical tourism escalates: Sets sights on holistic medicine

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The world’s medical tourism industry so far has been undervalued while its worth is around US$500 billion, with an expected annual growth rate of up to 25% within the forthcoming 10 years. This market trend has begun a strong and consolidated growth, and by 2025 it could be worth up to US$3 trillion.The figures are based on a report published by VISA and Oxford Economics 2017.

Among the main destinations proposed to medical tourism seekers is the Indian Sub-continent which is prevailing because of its low-cost value-added services, high-quality assistance, and the wide selection of treatments based on Ayurveda’s ancient medical treatments.

Dating back to 5,000 years, Ayurveda is among the oldest holistic medicines in the world, as certified by the “Science of Life.”

Its healing power is widely considered the oldest form of curative medicine, the answer to almost all the disturbances known to mankind. Known to help to prevent diseases, maintain good health, and to guarantee a true balance between man, body and nature.

Ayurvedic medicines and supplements are made up of natural substances, free of side effects, iincluding physical or psychological dependence. They re-integrate the energy system of the body, relieving pains and mental stress.

This concept has been successful worldwide. Based on talent and innovative spirit, through the concept of “Ayurveda Resort” Mr. Baby Mathew, the founder and researcher of the Somatheeram Group – the first Ayurveda hospital in the world with a resort ambiance – has passed on precious information on the science of Ayurveda to the world. Somatheeram enjoys today an unparalleled reputation for providing high-quality Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation.

The group now counts 5 properties in Kerala: 2 on Kovalam Beach, Somatheeram Ayurveda Village and Manaltheeram Ayurveda Village, and the Soma Kerala Palace on a private island in Kochi – the Soma Birds Lagoon in the forest near Mount Munnar.

Other types of properties like Soma Palmshore and several Soma Houseboats are also available. By the end of 2018, a new most luxurious structure will increase the group properties to 6.

Here, the treatments and packages offered include mainly regenerative therapy, detoxification and purification of the body, weight loss, stress management, insomnia, rheumatism and arthritis, psoriasis, beauty, and anti-ageing treatments, as well as various other clinical treatments.

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Editor in chief is Linda Hohnholz.