Alternative Medicine in Costa Rica – a growing field

In my past columns I have talk about Costa Rica’s excellent health care system. As you probably Costa Rica has both its “cradle-to-grave” public  health care system and private system available for foreign residents. The country boasts one of the highest longevity rates in the world and many of its doctors have been trained abroad. Best of all medical care is very affordable. Many people retire here for that very reason.

People on my monthly retirement/relocation tours often ask about alternative medicine and  therapies. We have acupuncture, different types of massage therapy, health spas and other alternative treatments.

One of the most recent additions to Costa Rica’s alternative health care field will be the Reserve at Portalon’s partnership with the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. The Chopra Center was recently ranked the #1 Wellness center in the world. Their center will take a holistic approach to health that treats the root issue versus the symptoms. The Chopra Center for Well being brings together the talents of a number of professionals in the conventional, complementary, and alternative medicine fields. They provide  alternative medicine consultations, therapeutic body treatments, health workshops, meditation instruction, hospital program development, and corporate training courses. The emphasis at the Center is on providing guidance to help individuals promote their own longevity, human potential and success, while increasing personal balance, happiness, and fulfillment.

Costa Rica have acupuncture, different types of massage therapy, health spas and other alternative treatments.

The center is based on providing alternative healthcare using the ancient practice of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a natural and holistic healing system from India , dating back to 5000 BC. Ayurveda attempts to deal with the root cause of the imbalance using several therapies. By using specific herbal supplements, special diet, detoxification therapies, specific yoga exercises and therapies, the body’s imbalances will be treated in multiple ways that help the clients.

The Chopra Center for Wellbeing will be the crown jewel of The Reserve at Portalon. Our center will serve as a platform for world leaders in their respective fields to lead transformative health seminars and workshops. Services for the betterment of the mind and body will be offered and the programs will be changed frequently so as to offer residents the most up-to-date treatments and services.

The Chopra Center for Wellbeing borders a lush primary rain forest reserve. Guest can meditate, stretch, and get massages above flowing water, and in the canopy of a living rain forest. Every facet and aspect of the wellness center will promote the healing process. The wellness center will be located within a 900 acre nature preserve. Chopra Center for Wellbeing is a gateway to enjoy numerous activities, adventures, eco-tours, and extreme sports found uniquely within our development.

The center will also include: Hiking and walking trails,  bird watching trails, mountain Biking trails, meditation Lodges and  English speaking nature guides will be available to help guests explore all the treasures of the rainforest for an educational, thrilling, and unforgettable experience.

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3 thoughts on “Alternative Medicine in Costa Rica – a growing field”

  1. I absolutely love this website because every time I visit here, I get learn something new and the new treatment they are offering.  Take for instance today I read about acupuncture, massage therapy and health spas in Costa Rica. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  2. Is there presently any Bowen Therapy Practitioners in Costa tica? How do I contact the Chopra medical center to apply for such a position? I’M planing to come for a visit. L. PRUITT,R.N. RBT

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