Daijiworld Media Network - Chikkamagaluru (SP)
Chikkamagaluru, Mar 17: A well-known Hollywood actress came to India seeking cure for her physical and mental fatigue through Ayurveda treatment. The actress, Isabel Lucas, is all praise for the Indian system of medicine, which she says, is unlike any other system in the world. Her praise, coming in the face of scores of people seeking treatment in foreign countries including USA, speaks volumes about the richness of Ayurveda which is often neglected by the citizens of our own country.
Isabel Lucas, who is an Australian by origin, has acted in over 22 Hollywood movies. Busy schedule of acting, hard work, stunts, and need to travel to far away destinations among others, had taken a toll on her health. She felt devastated, and mentally drained. Pressure had made her body and mind weak. Although she had the option of seeking treatment in high end, famous hospitals, Isabel knew she did not have faith in them. To get relief from psychological and physical pressures, she chose to get treated in a tiny hospital at Hariharapura in Koppa taluk of the district. She had learnt about Ayurveda treatment from her friends.
She arrived at 'Arogya Niketana Ayurvedashram' at Hariharapura as a simple human being, stayed there for 15 days, and went through the regimen of strict diet, Panchakarma system of treatment and other native systems of treatment faithfully. She has regained her composure and health, and is grateful to Ayurveda for providing the healing that her body and mind needed badly.
Isabel revealed that she was under immense physical and metal pressure, and her mind had become volatile. "I could not concentrate. I made lot of efforts to find lasting relief from the pressure. I had heard about Ayurveda system of treatment. I am happy that my problems could be solved within 15 days which I spent here. I am extremely satisfied with this unique system of treatment, and Indian culture. I salute them," she said.
Ashwin Shastri, who runs the said Ayurveda hospital, says that the hospital with 15 beds is being run since the last ten years and that over 3,000 persons from over 20 countries have been treated here.
This hospital has been a favourite spot for foreigners seeking an experience that is different from the luxury hospitals with which they are accustomed. Even students from some foreign countries are studying Ayurveda method of treatment here. The foreigners are finding out that Ayurveda provides them relief from mental and physical ailments without any side affects.