Chennai Medical Tourism services can be broadly classified as

Medical Services

Planning Stage
Review and recommendation of treatment by Panel Experts
Visa documentation from the hospital for visa processing
Medical Package from hospitals and finalizing the hospital based on Patient’s requirement and decision

We find Best Doctors for you
CMT has an extensive database of medical experts in all specialties, based on your initial medical reports we select the Right Expert/Specialist for your treatment
The Specialist shall review your reports, if required discuss with you, your family physician/ doctor treating you at your home country and provide his/her recommendation of treatment and hospital to you.
CMT guides the patient to choose the Right Specialist, Right Hospital and at Affordable Cost

During Treatment
We coordinate and monitor the progress of treatment throughout the stay to ensure speedy recovery and comfort level to our guest
Update your family/ near ones about the progress in the treatment

Post Treatment Follow up
Follow up on health condition and support services required
Annual review and master health check up
Medicine and Consumables required for follow up treatment

Paramedic and Rehabilitation support
Based on our guest requirements we arrange experienced Nurses, Physiotherapist and on call doctors at your guest house/hotel

Non - Medical Services

Travel Arrangements
Flight ticket arrangements through IATA approved travel agents
Airport pickup, cab arrangement, and other logistic requirements will be provided

Visa documentation from the hospital for Medical visa and Mx Visa processing
Medical Package from hospitals and finalizing the hospital based on Patient’s requirement and decision

FOREX
Foreign currency, travellers’ cheque exchange services shall be arranged at your door step during your stay in India through our registered FOREX agents

Accommodation and Food
Hotel booking at reputed star hotels
Service Apartments with good infrastructure and proximity to the hospital
Customized food service (Halal/Non-Spicy) shall be arranged from reputed hotels, food chain outlets near to your hospital

Telecommunication
We provide prepaid SIM card for our guest on arrival
Voice call and data recharge shall be done based on the usage and requirements

Translator Services
We arrange Arabic, French translators as per the requirements of the client
Translators shall be arranged both on full time and part time support

Medical Insurance
Treatment for Patients with international medical coverage shall be provided at approved hospitals

Customized Tour Packages
We arrange customized sight-seeing and tour packages for our guest with in India

MEDICAL PROCESS FLOWCHART

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Alternative Medicine means any form of medicine that is outside the mainstream of western medicine.
It involves various kinds of therapies fusing natural herbs.
Some of the very popular systems are Ayurveda, Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Yoga, Acupressure, Homeopathy, Aroma Therapy and many other methodologies.
Alternative medicines have generally been accepted in Asia and have gained more awareness and acceptance globally.
Patients are opting for these traditional systems of maintaining health, and for various treatments.
One of the most important reasons for this renewed interest is the increasing side effects and spiralling cost of western medicines.

Ayurveda – A life science is not just a medical system but a life science which aims not only treating diseases but also to promote a healthy life style and to prevent diseases.
Ayurveda has a concept of treating the cause of the Disease not the symptoms.

Ayurvedic treatment is generally customized to individual health requirements, illness treatments.
Ayurvedic doctor/therapist will perform a thorough evaluation of the person and advice/provide them with ways to maintain good health by a customized lifestyle/ diet and detoxing therapies.
These therapies are performed by well qualified, experienced therapist at the ayurvedic centres.

OBESITY
Obesity or being overweight is a condition characterized by excessive storage of fat in the body. When the body’s calorie intake exceeds the amount of calories burned, it leads to the storage of excess calories in the form of body fat.
Increased body fat puts a person at risk for many critical conditions such as heart disease, liver damage, diabetes, arthritis, infertility and renal disorders.

Symptoms of Obesity

  • Increased body fat
  • Breathlessness on exertion
  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue
  • Excessive sweating with bad odor

Obesity is the most common lifestyle disorder, it is treated with “Panchakarma Theraphies” at ayurvedic treatment centres.
We are networked with reputed centres in India which provide professional treatment services by experienced therapists.

THYROID
The thyroid gland acts as the body’s thermostat, controlling its basic tick-over speed.
Undiagnosed thyroid problems can be the underlying cause in many recurring or non-responsive health problems.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland fails to function adequately, resulting in reduced levels of thyroid hormone in the body.
During childhood, hypothyroidism can cause retardation of normal growth.
There are many causes of hypothyroidism.
Iodine deficiency is the major possible cause in our country.
Some medical treatments, such as surgery or radiation to the thyroid gland, or certain drugs like lithium and phenylbutazone, may also induce the condition.

Failure of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus to stimulate the thyroid gland properly can cause a condition known as secondary hypothyroidism.
Some people with goitre (an enlargement of the thyroid gland) also have hypothyroidism.
Goitre can be caused by iodine deficiency, foods that contain goitre-causing substances, or other disorders that interfere with thyroid hormone production.

Symptoms
Sluggishness of bodily functions is the criterion for diagnosis.
Symptoms include depressed muscular activity, slow pulse, low blood pressure, hoarseness of voice, decreased immune functioning with recurrent infections, constipation, irritability, sensitivity to cold, depression, drooping and swollen eyes, swollen face, increase in allergic reaction, fatigue, weight gain, headaches, hair loss, lusterless hair, dry skin due to lack of perspiration, heavy and painful periods.

HYPERTHYROIDISM
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which an overactive thyroid gland is producing an excessive amount of thyroid hormones that circulate in the blood. (“Hyper” means “over” in Greek).
Thyroid hormones include thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), representing 99.9% and 0.1% of thyroid hormones, respectively.
T3 is actually the most active thyroid hormone. Much of the T4 is converted to T3 in the bloodstream.

The thyroid itself is regulated by the pituitary gland in the brain.
The pituitary is further regulated by another gland in the brain, the hypothalamus.

The hypothalamus releases a hormone called thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH), which sends a signal to the pituitary gland to release thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH).
In turn, TSH sends a signal to the thyroid to release thyroid hormones.
With over activity of any of these three glands, an excessive amount of thyroid hormones can be produced, thereby resulting in hyperthyroidism.

Symptoms:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Heat intolerance
  • Increased bowel movements
  • Tremor (usually fine shaking)
  • Nervousness, agitation, anxiety
  • Rapid heart rate, palpitations, irregular heart rate
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue, weakness
  • Decreased concentration
  • Irregular and scant menstrual flow
  • Fine or brittle hair
  • Thinning skin
  • Sleep disturbances

DIABETES
Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder in which the body is unable to make proper use of glucose, resulting in the condition of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).
Excess glucose in the blood ultimately results in high levels of glucose being present in the urine (glycosuria).
This increases the urine output, which leads to dehydration and increased thirst.
Glucose comes from the food we eat and is also made in liver and muscles.
The blood carries glucose to all the cells in our body.
Insulin, a chemical (or hormone) produced in the pancreas, is responsible for the uptake of glucose into cells for energy.
Decreased levels of insulin/ ineffective insulin affects this mechanism leading to increased glucose in the blood stream.
Factors that are often responsible for causing diabetes are
Excessive intake of foods which are difficult to digest, such as fried foods, creams, etc.
Lack of exercise,
Mental stress and strain,
Overeating and consequent obesity,
Excessive intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates,
Overloading of proteins and fats can also lead to diabetes.
Hereditary factors also play role in causing diabetes.

Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Excessive sweating
  • Excessive thirst
  • Excessive hunger
  • Frequent urination in large quantity

Ayurvedic View
In Ayurveda, Diabetes Mellitus is known as Madhumeha (Madhu means ‘honey’ and Meha means ‘urine’).
The other prime cause of Diabetes Mellitus is impaired digestion.
Impaired digestion leads to accumulation of specific digestive impurities which accumulate in the pancreatic cells and impair the production of insulin.
Ayurveda provides a holistic approach in managing diabetes disorder; this consists of therapies, medicines and dietary modification.
Madhumeha is classified as a Maha Rog (Major Disease) because, if not treated in time, it can lead to several complications in the body, including eye problems, joint pains, impotency, kidney failure, sexual and urologic problems, and more.

PANCHAKARMA
Panchakarma therapies are mainly aimed at cleansing, detoxing, purifying, strengthening and restoring balance to body and mind.
It helps to reverse the degenerative process in the body.
Panchkarma comprises five distinct therapeutic procedures.
Each procedure has an importance in our body which is explained in detail below.
The therapies could be all the five elements of the treatment or any of the combination along with other therapies.
Patients leave home after Panchakarma with an improved vigour and resume their normal activities with total confidence.

VAMANA
When there is congestion in the lungs causing repeated attacks of bronchitis, colds, cough or asthma, the Ayurvedic treatment is therapeutic vomiting, vamana, to eliminate the kapha causing the excess mucus.
Often times this also releases repressed emotions that have been held in the kapha areas of the lungs and stomach along with the accumulated dosha.
Once the mucus is released, the patient will feel instantly relieved.
It is likely that congestion, wheezing and breathlessness will disappear and that the sinuses will become clear.
Therapeutic vomiting is also indicated in chronic asthma, diabetes, chronic cold, lymphatic congestion, chronic indigestion and edema.
After vamana, resting, fasting, smoking certain herbal cigarettes, and not suppressing natural urges (i.e., urination, defecation, gas, sneezing, coughing) is recommended.
If vamana is administered properly, the person should feel relaxation in the lungs, will be able to breathe freely, will have lightness in the chest, clear thinking, a clear voice, a good appetite, and all symptoms of congestion disappear.

VIRECHANA
Virechana is the most famous in panchakarma treatments in ayurveda panchakarma treatment.
It is done by inducing purging in ‘pitha’ vitiated ailments like skin diseases and other impurity conditions of blood.
Virechana is the process of cleansing of the intestines which are pitta dominant through the use of laxative medicines.
It helps to remove the toxic and metabolic waste from liver, gallbladder and intestinal tract.
It does away with extra bile toxins from the middle zone of the body. Therefore, for many of the digestive ailments, people fall back to this form of discourse.
If addressed well by virechana, it neutralizes ulcers, gastritis, IBS, jaundice, kidney complaints, intestinal colic, and asthma.
Virechanam help reduce or heal fever, skin diseases, hematemesis, epistaxis, splenic disorders, worm infestation, anemia, headache, burning eyes, excessive lacrimation, chronic cough, rhinitis, gout, gynecological disorders, rheumatic conditions, anorexia.
While performing the Virechana karam, the vitiated doshas are eliminated through the rectum.
The drugs used for the purgation therapy are to vitiate the doshas and bring them into the abdomen.
During the procedure, the patient is subjected to Oleation (ingestion of medicated ghee, directly or mixed with recommended food) first, then Fomentation (Induced Sweating therapy ), which is followed by Emesis (induced vomiting) and Samsarjana Karma (diet control – post operative).
The internal Oleation is followed for three to seven days. Thereafter, a medicated steam bath is performed for three days.
A light and warm diet is prescribed for the patient, a day before starting Virechana karma in ayurveda panchakarma treatment.

VASTHI
Vata’s predominant site is the colon.
Ayurvedic basti (enema) involves the introduction into the rectum of herbal concoctions of sesame oil and certain herbal preparations in a liquid medium.
Basti is the most effective treatment for vata disorders, although many enemas over a prescribed period of time are usually required.
It relieves constipation, distention, chronic fever, cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, backache, sciatica and other pains in the joints.
Many other vata disorders such as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle spasms and headaches may also be treated with basti.
Vata is a very active principle in pathogenesis (disease).
If we can control vata through the use of basti, we have gone a long way in going to the root cause of the vast majority of diseases.
Vata is the main etiological factor in the manifestation of diseases.
It is the motive force behind the elimination and retention of feces, urine, bile and other excreta.
Vata is mainly located in the large intestine, but bone tissue (asthi dhatu) is also a site for vata.
Hence the medication administered rectally effects asthi dhatu.
The mucus membrane of the colon is related to the outer covering of the bones (periosteum), which nourishes the bones.

NASYA
The nose is the doorway to the brain and it is also the doorway to consciousness.
The nasal administration of medication is called nasya.
An excess of bodily humors accumulated in the sinus, throat, nose or head areas is eliminated by means of the nearest possible opening, the nose.
Prana, life force as nerve energy, enters the body through the breath taken in through the nose.
Prana is in the brain and maintains sensory and motor functions.
Prana also governs mental activities, memory, concentration and intellectual activities.
Deranged prana creates defective functioning of all these activities and produces headaches, convulsions, loss of memory and reduced sensory perception.
Thus nasal administration, nasya, is indicated for prana disorders, sinus congestion, migraine headaches, convulsions and certain eye and ear problems.
Breathing also can be improved through nasal massage. For this treatment, the little finger is dipped into ghee and inserted into the nose.
The inner walls of the nose are slowly massaged, going as deeply as possible.
This treatment will help to open the emotions.
(Nose tissue is tender and for this application the fingernail must be kept short to avoid injuring the delicate mucus membranes.) Since most people have a deviated nasal septum, one side of the nose will be easier to penetrate and massage than the other.
The finger should not be inserted forcibly.
The massage should proceed by slow penetration, the finger moving first in a clockwise and then counter-clockwise direction.
By this means, the emotions that are blocked in the respiratory tract will be released.
One may use this treatment each morning and evening.
In this way, breathing patterns will change as the emotions are released and the eyesight also will improve.

RAKTA MOKSHANA
Toxins present in the gastrointestinal tract are absorbed into the blood and circulated throughout the body.
This condition is called toxemia, which is the basic cause of repeated infections, hypertension and certain other circulatory conditions.
This includes repeated attacks of skin disorders such as urticaria, rashes, herpes, eczema, acne, scabies, leukoderma, chronic itching or hives.
In such conditions, along with internal medication, elimination of the toxins and purification of the blood is necessary.
Rakta moksha is also indicated for cases of enlarged liver, spleen and gout.
Pitta is produced from the disintegrated red blood cells in the liver.
So pitta and blood have a very close relationship.
An increase in pitta may go into the blood causing toxicity, and thus many pitta-genic disorders.
Extracting a small amount of blood from a vein relieves the tension created by the pitta-genic toxins in the blood.
Bloodletting also stimulates the spleen to produce anti-toxic substances that help to stimulate the immune system.
Toxins are neutralized, enabling radical cures in many blood-borne disorders.
Certain substances such as sugar, salt, yogurt, sour tasting foods and alcohol are toxic to the blood.
In certain blood disorders these substances should be avoided to keep the blood pure.
For rakta moksha treatment other than bloodletting, there are blood purifying practices involving herbs, gem therapy or color water therapy.
For any rakta moksha treatment or related alternative treatment, it is beneficial to refrain from yogurt, salt, sugar, alcohol, marijuana, sour and fermented foods.
Certain substances such as sugar, salt, yogurt, sour tasting foods and alcohol are toxic to the blood.
In certain blood disorders these substances should be avoided to keep the blood pure.
For rakta moksha treatment other than bloodletting, there are blood purifying practices involving herbs, gem therapy or color water therapy.
For any rakta moksha treatment or related alternative treatment, it is beneficial to refrain from yogurt, salt, sugar, alcohol, marijuana, sour and fermented foods.

DHARA
Dhara is one of the main therapy in Ayurveda, and it has everything that you would prefer from an Ayurveda therapy.
Over the past few years, the therapy Dhara got popular everywhere and obtained wide recognition.
The urban section of the population gives much priority to Ayurveda Dhara and it has gained enormous reputation all over the world.
Dhara is result oriented in every aspect and it enlarges guaranteed curing features.
It has an ancestral traditional backup of Ayurveda and all the Dhara’s are the live examples of the rishi medicinal exposure.
Perhaps, Dhara is the most known Ayurveda therapy.
The individuals who experienced Dhara spread the benefits of Ayurveda Dhara everywhere.
Without Dhara therapy, the Ayurveda is not completed. Dhara gives relief to chronic headaches, insomnia, mental tension, hysteria, hallucination and insanity etc.
The implement of Dhara in individuals is very interesting.
The main ingredients of Dhara are herbal oil, coconut water, milk, ghee and dhanyamlam etc.
Dhara usually takes some time to finish and it’ll take 25 to 75 minutes time duration.
There is time variation also happens according to the severity of the diseases or ailments.
The medicated or herbal oil is the main ingredient of every dhara’s.

TARPANA
Head is said to be the Uttamanga (best organ). It is an abode of all the Indriyas (sense organs).
Among all the Indriyas (sense organs) Nayana or Eye, the sense organ of sight or vision is said to be the best and most important.
Tarpana treatment is an efficient therapy of Ayurvedic eye care.
Most of our day to day activities are dependent on our vision.
We carry out these activities depending on what we see and understand.
The visual information is thus transformed into many activities.
This also means that the eye is constantly put under performance pressure and stress.

When the eye health is at its best, we enjoy the colourful manifestation of the world.
But when the eye gets clouded by one or the other disease, we fell that we have topped the list of cursed.
Stress and strain related disorders of the eye are common in the present era of computers and gadgets.
We are now days witnessing school-going kids wearing spectacles at a tender age because of technology addiction and erratic study postures, wrong choices of food and sleep preferences.
Computer eye syndrome or Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is quiet common in most of the people.
Ayurveda offers the best time tested remedies for eye disorders and eye strain.
Netra Tarpana tops the list of Ayurvedic remedies meant for tackling diseases related to eye and vision.

HEAD MASSAGE
Ayurvedic head massage focuses on the shoulders, neck, face and head, the area’s most vulnerable to stress and tension.
The head massage induces a state of calm, peace and tranquility and promotes high levels of alertness and concentration.
During the Ayurvedic Head Massage, Ayurvedic oil will be kept for a suitable period on the head of an individual.
This is called Moordha taila or oiling of the head.

Benefits of Head Massage.

  • A wonderful and beneficial programme for de-stressing the whole body
  • An increase of the flow of cerebro-spinal fluids, thus strengthening the nervous system
  • A dispersion of toxins from tense and knotted muscles, improvement of blood circulation in previously congested muscles and helps oxygenate the brain
  • Helpful against eyestrain and sinusitis, stimulates lymphatic drainage and aids sleep
  • It helps to remove the toxins and other side effects caused by the use of dyes, etc.
  • The massage has the effect of nourishing the hair roots and prevents excessive hair loss.

For both men and women, old and young, head massage can be the most relaxing treatment and when combined with neck and shoulder treatments it will leave the client feeling elated.

GREEVA VASTHI
One of the major therapies in Ayurveda, Greeva vasti is the most specialized treatment for neck pain and diseases related to cervical region.
The procedure involves retention of warm medicated oil over the neck region for a stipulated period of time.
The treatment gives an amazing relief from the pain and stiffness associated with the neck pain or cervical spondylosis.

Indications

  • This treatment is recommended when there are indications of:
  • Pain and stiffness in neck
  • Cervical spondylitis
  • Sore neck muscles
  • Headache and giddiness
  • Referred pain in hands
  • Shoulder pain
  • Upper backaches

Procedure:
The patient is made to lie face down on the treatment table (Droni).
A leak-proof reservoir made of black gram dough is built up on the neck.
Medicated lukewarm oil that alleviates pain and strengthens the bone and joint tissues is poured into the space inside the reservoir in a slow constant and continuous stream.
It is retained there for a particular period of time depending upon the condition of the patient.
When the oil cools down, it is squeezed out with cotton gauze and the procedure is repeated few times.
After removing them, the affected area may be gently massaged with the same oil.
The patient is then made to take rest for a short while.
The therapy improves circulation, muscle and connective tissue strength, lubricates the joints and promotes its flexibility.
The treatment alleviates cervical spondylitis, stiff neck, sore muscles, upper back aches etc.

Health Benefits

  • Reduces pain and inflammation
  • Lubricates the cervical joints
  • Stops the degeneration of cervical joints
  • Nourishes the muscles, bones and nerves of cervical area
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Removes muscle spasm and rigidity
  • Reduces the numbness caused due to nerve compression

With multitude of healing benefits, Greeva Vasti is one of the most effective Ayurvedic treatment for diseases related to the cervical region.

PADABHYANGA
Padabhyanga refers to Ayurvedic foot massage using herbal oil.
It stimulates some special points on the feet that lead to mental relaxation.
Padabhyanga is very commonly used as precursor to some of the important Ayurvedic therapies.

Padabhyanga is indicated in following health conditions

  • Pain Management
  • De-toxification
  • Paralysis
  • Immunity
  • Stress Reduction
  • Gastric Problems
  • Elderly Care
  • Mental Health

Benefits of Padabhyanga
Prevents spasm, relaxes ligaments and improves circulation to lower limbs.
Relaxation of muscles and ligaments leads to pain management.
Padabhyanga also includes stimulation of some specific points present on our feet that are associated with improvement of vision.
The foot massage is also known to improve mood and mental health.

How it works
Stimulates internal organs and improves vitality. Stimulation of vital points on feet induces deep metal relaxation and faster body revitalization.

Padabhyanga massage is used in management of following conditions
Pain Management
Relieves pains and aches by relaxing muscles and ligaments.

Stress Reduction
Stimulates some vital points in feet which lead to mental relaxation.

De-Toxification
Stimulation of special vital points on the feet effectively improves blood and lymph circulation.
This accelerates the removal of waste and helps in body-detoxification.

Gastric Problems
Padabhyangam is done as a precursor to other treatments that are used to treat gastric problems.
It mainly serves to prepare and relax the body.

Paralysis
Padabhyangam relaxes muscles and ligaments in the lower limbs.

Elderly Care
Padabhyangam is beneficial several health problems that arise with increasing age.
Padabhyangam is effective in reducing aches and pain in lower extremities, relaxing body and mind and also in improving vision.

Immunity
Padabhyangam stimulates some vital points on feet and stimulate internal organ.
This helps in expelling the toxins out from the body.
This special Ayurvedic herbal foot massage stimulates the production of white blood cells that play a very vital role in immunity.

Mental Health
Padabhyangam is known to stimulate some special regions in the brain that lead to mental relaxation and improve mental health.