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Holistic Medicine : Harmonious Integration of Body, Mind and Spirit

Kamalaya offers holistic medicine and complementary therapies from Eastern and Western traditions and promotes wellness as a harmonious integration of body, mind and spirit. The following holistic medicine modalities are available at Kamalaya:

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Traditional Chinese Medicine is the contemporary version of China's more than 3,000 year old medical system originating in Taoist philosophy. This ancient tradition is rooted in the recognition of the healing power of nature and the rhythms and cycles of life to which we are all connected. It is a comprehensive theoretical system based on the knowledge that vibrant health on all dimensions is the direct manifestation of a life lived in harmony with the principles of nature. The cycles, rhythms, and principles of nature are thought to be fully expressed within the human body in the form of the Five Elements. Therapies and treatments used include well established techniques such as Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Massage, Nutrition, Chi Gong and forms of Chinese internal practices (breath, visualization, and movement) for cultivating chi or vital energy and directing it towards the healing of self and others. Acupuncture An ancient Oriental healing technique based on ancient knowledge and Taoist understanding of energy principles and anatomy. In Chinese Medicine energy is believed to fl ow along pathways called meridians, and it should flow in a free and unobstructed way, much like your bloodstream. If it does not and there is a blockage, then dis-ease may result.

Initial Consultation
Your consultation begins with diagnosis, using TCM techniques such as pulse and tongue assessment, to help determine the most appropriate treatment program. Our TCM doctor will then prescribe a series of services to suit your condition. This initial session also includes treatment.

Acupuncture aims to restore the flow of vital energy in the body for healing and revitalization. Miniscule, hair-thin, sterile needles are used on specific points (acupuncture points) in order to reestablish the flow of energy, correct imbalances, restore health, and bring about enhanced states of well-being physically, emotionally, and mentally. Acupuncture facilitates and supports the body's innate ability to heal itself and preventatively, to maintain optimal levels of wellness and vitality.

Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation
Based on the ancient wisdom of China and using the finest acupuncture needles, this therapy stimulates and tones the facial muscles as well as enhances circulation, thereby oxygenating and nourishing the tissues, plumping up the skin, and smoothing away wrinkles. A revitalizing and rejuvenating treatment for the face. For best results, a series of five treatments is recommended. This is a unique and holistic anti-aging treatment.

Moxabustion
Using herbal heat to gently heal, this ancient technique uses warm herbs on specific points and areas of the body to increase blood circulation and vital energy. Heated herbs may be used on specific areas of the body to enhance the healing of chronic injuries or more generally to enhance immunity, vitality, and overall health.

Cupping
An ancient healing technique used throughout Asia designed to release blockages and improve circulation in specific areas of the body (neck, shoulders, upper and lower back, thighs). Recommended where there is body stiffness, muscular pain, and where increased circulation is desired.

Tui Na Chinese Medical Massage
Based on ancient forms of therapeutic massage from China and knowledge of energy pathways and points, Tui Na uses deep pressure and rhythmic techniques to reestablish the flow of vital energy throughout the body. Tui Na incorporates osteopathic, chiropractic and physiotherapy understanding to effectively treat structural imbalances and energy blockages throughout the body. This treatment gradually kneads toxic residues loose from tissues and into the lymphatic system for disposal.

 

Naturopathy and Nathuropathic Medicine

Naturopathy, sometimes referred to as Naturopathic Medicine draws on a wide array of natural healing intervention and diagnostic techniques to promote optimal health and to treat as well as prevent disease. Naturopathic Medicine combines healing traditions of ancient India, China, and Greece with Western Herbal Medicine, and modern scientific principles and technology. Naturopathic treatments include Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Detoxification, Flower Essences and Homoeopathy.

Wellness Consultation
You may choose to see one of our Holistic Consultants to discuss your personal goals and select the best treatment program to optimise your stay. This can be a helpful signpost for you to explore the many healing modalities offered at Kamalaya. Follow up consultations are also available to review the progress of your program. 

Wellness Follow-up Consultation
Many of our scheduled wellness programs include a follow-up consultation. If you are doing a scheduled program of fewer than 7 days or a customised program, you may choose to see one of our Holistic Consultants to review the progress of your program.

Naturopathic Consultation
During a naturopathic consultation the practitioner looks at the person as a "whole" by reviewing signs and symptoms of all body systems, lifestyle and a brief review of diet. Treatment may include an individualised liquid herbal extract preparation, nutritional supplements and ways to optimise diet and lifestyle may be discussed.

Iridology
The science of iridology offers a non-intrusive insight into your mental and physical make-up and genetic predispositions – basically the ‘blueprint’ with which you were born. The therapist examines the iris and interprets your physical, mental and emotional tendencies, and then makes specific nutritional recommendations for health optimisation. Iridology can be very helpful as a diagnostic tool for those who take a proactive approach to good health.

Homeopathy
Based on the principle ’Let Like be Cured with Like’, homeopathy uses minute doses of a substance to stimulate the body’s vital force. This gentle yet powerful ancient healing art allows the body to balance and heal itself instead of fighting or suppressing symptoms. Prescribing a constitutional or ‘complete’ remedy can bring profound changes in acute or chronic ailments of a physical, mental or emotional nature. Physical, mental, and emotional thoughts and feelings are discussed including fears, dreams, and aggravating and ameliorating factors. Acute or ‘first-aid’ homeopathic prescriptions are also available. These are easy to use, and safe and effective for children, the elderly, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and even animals. They are also safe to use with other medications or herbal preparations.

Nutritional Guidance
Healthy eating is an integral part of Naturopathy. The naturopath will discuss your nutritional goals and look at current dietary patterns. Beneficial for people who already follow a 'healthy diet' as this session gives plenty of easy to implement take home advice, and takes an educational look at how foods work in the body. Individualised nutrition advice will be provided for any specific health conditions. Kamalaya emphasises wholesome food, as dietary habits play an important role in preventative and curative aspects of health. Nutrition plays a major role in restoring and maintaining health by supplying necessary nutrients to body cells for energy production, tissue repair, hormone production, and proper organ function.

Flower Remedies
Flower essences were used in Ancient Egypt as well as India, Asia, Europe, South America, and by the Australian Aborigines. This system was rediscovered and popularised eighty years ago in England by the work of Dr Edward Bach. Flower essences work quickly and deeply, addressing psychological, spiritual, and physical states relevant to today, to bring about harmony.

When emotional balance is restored by the flower essences, true healing can occur. Dr Bach suggested that physical illness was actually a message from our higher self calling for a change in our mental outlook and way of living. Positive qualities that reside deep inside us are brought forth, and emotional blocks are removed by the essences. Their activation allows us to replace fear with courage, insecurity with self-confidence, and hatred with love, renewing your passion for life. During a flower remedy consultation your emotional and physical state will be discussed, allowing the practitioner to design a remedy formulated specifically to meet your needs.

Far Infrared Sauna
Far Infrared therapy provides deeply penetrating heat while maintaining a comfortable air temperature of 32-45 degrees Celsius. Use of far infrared sauna has many therapeutic benefi ts; it stimulates circulation, increases metabolism and burning of calories, and promotes detoxification to purify the body. This includes a possible reduction of heavy metal accumulation. Far Infrared therapy deep cleanses skin for a youthful appearance, reduces cellulite, and slows the ageing process because it promotes skin cell regeneration and unburdens the body of toxins. Various skin conditions may be treated and joint or muscular infl ammation reduced. The Far Infrared Sauna promotes deep muscle relaxation to vanish tension and stress and a feeling of well-being is achieved. Please arrive at Wellness Reception with suffi cient time before this treatment to drink the necessary water for hydration purposes.

Colon Hydrotherapy
Colon Hydrotherapy is a key treatment in any detoxification program, using warm water to gently cleanse the entire bowel. Colon hydrotherapy aids in the removal of plaque and waste matter which may have accumulated over many years creating blockages and sluggishness of our digestive system. Removal of this plaque allows nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently, setting you up for better future health. The benefits of detoxification and cleansing can be seen in an increased metabolism, the relief of digestive disorders such as constipation, and the improvement of any aliment that responds to treatment of sluggish liver including headaches, fatigue, irritability, skin conditions and many allergies. Cleansing the bowel is also said to bring clarity of mind.

Using state of the art international equipment that is safe and hygienic, Colon Hydrotherapy is performed by a highly trained nurse or medical therapist. A series of 3-5 treatments may be required for the full cleanse. A herbal implant may be prescribed for you during this treatment as appropriate for maximum treatment benefits. Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage is recommended before each session for best results. Please see Wellness Reception for further information on Colon hydrotherapy treatment including preparation and after care.

Homoeopathy

Based on the principle "Let Like be Cured with Like", homoeopathy uses minute doses of a substance to stimulate the body's vital force. This gentle yet powerful ancient healing art allows the body to balance and heal itself instead of fighting or suppressing symptoms Prescribing a constitutional or 'complete' remedy can bring profound changes in acute or chronic ailments of a physical, mental, or emotional nature. Physical, mental, and emotional thoughts and feelings are discussed including fears, dreams, aggravating and ameliorating factors. Acute or 'first-aid' homoeopathic prescribing is also available. Easy to use, safe and effective for children, elderly, during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and even with animals. Safe to use with other medications or herbal preparations.

Conventional Medicine

Kamalaya has a licensed medical centre as part of it's Holistic Medicine facility. Along with the more natural and ancient healing traditions, conventional medicine also has benefits for certain health conditions and can be integrated within a wellness program. Appointments are available with a Medical Doctor for any health concerns or individual needs including women's health checks as well as general annual health checks. There are various diagnostic procedures available for those who choose at Kamalaya:

Medical Doctor Consultation
Appointments are available with a Medical Doctor for any health concerns or individual needs including women's health checks as well as general annual health checks.

Diagnostic Procedures includes standard holistic and medical tests to determine blood pressure, heart rate, body mass index and nutritional status are avaialble, with further testing for allergies, toxicity, liver and thyroid disorders.

Comprehensive Check-up Packages
Various comprehensive check-up packages are available through Kamalaya, in cooperation with Bangkok Samui Hospital. For a complete list, please inquire at reception or from our team of nurses.

Blood & Urine Analysis
Blood and urine testing services are available through Kamalaya, in cooperation with Bangkok Samui Hospital. For a complete list, please inquire at reception or from our team of nurses.

Additional Services
Custom formulated herbal and homeopathic remedies and supplements can be recommended by our holistic medical practitioners.

 

Diagnostic Procedures

Body Bio-Impedance Analysis

This is a method of measuring the ratio of body fat against lean muscle mass which helps to determine a realistic measure relating to your picture of health and well being. This may help in planning goals for weight management or in achieving a better body balance for health improvement and prevention of illness. Body Bio-Impedance Analysis also gives valuable information on cellular health, metabolism, toxicity to help create naturopathic, nutrition, or exercise programs suited to your individual needs.

Bioresonance Energy Treatment

An excellent treatment to restore the body’s energy systems and reduce the effects of jetlag. The Bioresonance Energy System produces a gentle pulsating energy field, stimulating the body’s cells to activate various physiological processes. The gentle pulses are identical to the natural energy fields the human body produces during exercise. Bioresonance harmonises the body’s energy and stimulates meridian pathways where energy seems depleted. Therapeutically, it helps to boost energy and performance, increase metabolism for weight loss, improve circulation and regulate blood pressure. Bioresonance stimulates healing and reduces pain. It is used to improve digestion and enhance detoxification, to stimulate the immune system, and to increase wellbeing by promoting restful sleep and relaxation. For a deeper relaxation effect, light and sound therapy are combined with the use of LED spectacles and headphones. More than one treatment may be recommended for optimum results.

Holistic Medicine

Wellness à la carte

Holistic Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine; Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Conventional Medicine

Holistic Therapies
Ayurveda, Cranio-Sacral, Lymphatic Drainage, Sound Healing, Reiki

Mental and Emotional Healing
Stress Management, Mind-Body Balance

Holistic Spa
Therapeutic Body Treatments, Nurturing Body Treatments, Day Spa Packages, Spa Zone

Holistic Fitness
Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Meditation, Pranayama, Spirit Dance, Personal Training

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