7F Enarc Apartments, Marar Road, Thrissur 680001.
It was sheer chance that took me to Majlis Ayurvedic Health Park at Peringannur,near Thrissur, Kerala on December 9, 2019 for treatment for my chronic ailments.After 15 daysâ€™ treatment I am leaving the Park on Monday December 23.I am 91. For the last several years I have been troubled by aches and pains frombone and nerve decay. I have osteoporosis, scoliosis, spondylosis (degenerative),spondylitis (inflammatory), stenosis and peripheral neuropathy (numbness andtingling in my feet, slight pain in my palms, and severe pain in my low back (in thecoccyx region).I had earlier tried Ayurvedic treatment at home by several physicians as well as atanother nursing home but had not got any relief. Here at the Majlis Health Park Ihad two types of treatment every day â€“ a morning session of oil treatment for mywhole body and an afternoon session directed at each of the specific affected partsof my body â€“ low back, knees, feet and spine.By the tenth day of the treatment, I began feeling some slight relief from my lowback pain. My right knee, like my feet, had lost all sensation. During the kneetreatment I didnâ€™t feel any heat in my right knee when hot oil was poured over it.But by degrees, the knee appeared to have become sensitive to heat. My feet arestill numb but the tingling has mostly gone. With the continuing medication aftermy discharge on Monday December 23, I have hopes of getting greater relief fromaches and pains. I am aware recovery in old age can be slow.One thing I observed at this place was the innovative and result-oriented approachto medical treatment â€“ as opposed to the blind, text-and-tradition-bound approach Ihad seen elsewhere.I must say I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this ashram-like, quiet, tastefully laidout nursing home. The doctors were liberal with their personal attention, thetechnicians/masseurs performing the different therapies knew their job well, andwere efficient and devoted. The nurses administering medicines at regular intervalswere pleasing and caring, the men serving food in the room were exemplary andalways on time. The housekeeping was efficient. I had never had any cause forcomplaint.I do not like to single out anyone for special mention but I must say the chiefmedical officer Dr Krishnadas, was caring and attentive all the time, visiting me inmy room three or more times every day asking after my welfare. He also made it apoint to visit me in the treatment room to make sure I was comfortable.My thanks to all. Au Revoir (till we meet again)!