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Healing with Oriental Therapies

Ananda enhances its holistic healing with traditional Oriental Therapies and launches new ANANDA REBALANCE™ programme

Ananda in the Himalayas, recognised as one of the world’s leading wellness retreats, augments its expertise in ancient wellness offerings with a newly introduced range of traditional oriental therapies. These techniques will play a vital role in enhancing the effectiveness of Ananda’s holistic wellbeing programmes. The wellness programmes at Ananda incorporate traditional Indian wellness sciences of Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation and now Oriental therapies such as Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Tibetan Kuu Nye, Kundalini and Japanese Shiatsu. Together, they are among the oldest systems of preventive healing in the world.
Acupuncture at Ananda in the HimalayasAcupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion and Herbal Application will be conducted by renowned holistic expert, Dr. Jitender Uniyal. These therapies address a wide variety of issues including chronic pain and migraines, immune enhancement, disease prevention, anxiety, depression, health maintenance and rehabilitation. The treatment modality includes use of five basic methods of diagnosis in the initial assessments: inspection (looking), auscultation (listening), olfaction (smelling), inquiry (asking), and palpation (touching). They deduce poor health to be a result of systemic imbalances of the yin and yang forces due to the result of blocked energy that flows through the fourteen meridians of the body. Intensive therapies are then used to correct or balance its flow.

With twenty years of experience, Dr Uniyal is one of India’s foremost specialists in alternative healing. A doctor and professor of Traditional East Asian therapies, he specialises in Acupuncture, Moxibustion, and Cupping. He brings with him a diverse range of experiences and has worked extensively in Europe, Canada, Sri Lanka and India. He is also a graduate of Ayurveda and Reiki, along with other healing modalities which provides unique perspective in diagnosing and treating chronic health and wellbeing issues. Dr Uniyal has also conducted research in Himalayan medicine and the combined use of acupuncture with other forms of medicine in treatment of various issues.

He is a philanthropist and has offered his services for healing the people who need it most, in various locations around the world. He served as a member of Oxfam working in tsunami ravaged areas healing those most deeply affected.


Dr. Uniyal at AnandaIn his decades of decades of experiences, he has had remarkable success with these ancient wellness techniques. Acupuncture, Cupping and Moxibustion have had significant impact on cases with Auto immune conditions, hormonal imbalances like PCOS, pain emanating from nerves and spine, cervical pains, and hip mobility. These therapies offer a highly result oriented approach to address anxiety, depression and long-term addictions. These also work as restorative therapies for loss of nervous control, limb mobility and have the ability to be supportive therapies for cancer and post cancer recovery.

Dr. Uniyal treats not just the physical symptoms, but also goes in-depth into the emotional energy of the person. More often than not, human traits and emotions, when in excess, cause imbalances in the body. For example, excess grief tends to affect the lungs, excess anger causes toxin accumulation in the liver, excess fear affects the kidney function and so on. An initial diagnosis is made from a facial analysis, following up with a pulse diagnosis of both the hands simultaneously, then deciding on the treatment process.
Dry Cupping at Ananda in the HimalayasThe new Ananda Rebalance wellness programme (minimum 7 nights) addresses hormonal balance, specifically for menopause in women and also to address changes in testosterone and other hormones in men. The reasons for imbalances could be due to unbalanced lifestyle, poor diet, medications, health issues, synthetic chemicals, or toxins in the body. Acupuncture, Cupping and Moxibustion can help treat the hormonal imbalance causing heat to rise in the body, stimulate the central nervous system, releasing pain-relieving chemicals, like endorphins, alleviating aches associated with menopause, alter neurotransmitters in the brain to alleviate anxiety and nervousness. Acupuncture and moxibustion are found to be effective at treating chronic fatigue syndrome.

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