There is no shortage of alternative medicine in Lake Chapala... naturopathic and homeopathic facilities are available with highly qualified practitioners. Their prices are extremely reasonable. You will also find BioResonance Therapy, detoxification, and massage therapy in Chapala just to mention a few.
Also many of the herbs used in natural remedies are locally available in the tianguis (local open air market). Several local stores also provide natural products either made locally or imported.
And there are Spa Clinics where you can even go and stay for rejuvenation and treatments.
Another side to health care in Chapala
On the lakeside there is another side to health than just the medical facilities. We have natural thermal waters in San Juan Cosala (a little village next to Ajijic). Natural swimming pools of varying sizes and temperatures, filled with therapeutic hot springs, bring numbers of people looking for relief from arthritis, rheumatism, stress, fatigue and insomnia, and, rumor has it, these natural waters even help heal fractures.
A highlight on our Focus on Mexico programs is when we take you to the mysterious Monte Coxala Spa & Pyramids in San Juan Cosala. Therapeutic hot thermal waters surface from the ground. These thermal waters are full of curative and spiritual properties. In a bygone era, Romans frequented hot springs and believed that, upon submersion, their evils were released and they were able to stay healthy and lucid in their daily lives. What a great revelation it is to affirm that such beliefs were not totally wrong. Even in the twenty-first century, things haven't changed. The power of seduction that provokes people to bathe themselves in these thermal waters continues even today.
Living Lakeside Offers No-Stress Way of Life
Living on the lakeside offers an active but relaxed, no-stress way of life. A dear friend of ours once said: “If you are happy, you are healthy.” Living in a warm climate with sunshine 365 days a year with clean fresh air and virtually no humidity (not to mention no cold or snow), together with a slower ‘stress-free’ lifestyle and lots of smiles is by far the best remedy available for a healthy life. We have heard again and again from countless people that they feel better here and don’t seem to have the same aches and pains they had back home.
If you come on a “8-Day Focus On Mexico Program,” you’ll also hear stories like spiritual health in participating in a Temazcal (sweat lodge – traditional Aztec cleansing ceremony). And my favorite story of all is how Bromite(a haze sometimes showing over the lake) is the real reason people feel happier and healthier and have less stress in their lives.
|Personal Experience - Marie Dwyer-Bullock
"A Curandera Reveals Traditional Aztec Secrets of Physical and Spiritual Health" by Elena Avila with Joy Parker
Curandera’s Concept of Medicine and Wellness:"Curanderismo is an earthy, natural, grounded healthcare system that seeks to keep all of the elements of our being in balance. Curanderos (or healers) believe that human beings—along with animals, plants, minerals, water, earth, air, and fire—are all part of the living earth system. Illness occurs when one does not live in harmony with all aspects of self and nature."
I had just finished this marvelous book about two days before an appointment with Dr. Barbara Rotthaler, my alternative medicine doctor and good friend. Barbara told me about an upcoming Temazcal (sweat lodge – traditional Aztec cleansing ceremony) ritual that she was attending with a number of other women and invited me to go along. It was an experience of a lifetime.
Salud! (Good Health) And we really do hope you will join us on one of our “Focus on Mexico Programs” in Lake Chapala—a place where you can really enjoy the best years of your life in health and in happiness.