Health Secrets from Bali- Wayan the Healer
While traveling through Bali last Fall, the movie Eat, Pray, Love was released in theaters. In the movie, Julia Roberts’ character travels to Bali and visits a healer named, Wayan. A woman with a superior knowledge of healing through ancient Balinese tradition and natural medicine.
I was lucky enough to get in to have a healing session with her at the Balinese Traditional Healing Center in the town of Ubud. She did her usual check up by looking at my hands, my knees, inside my mouth and poking at different body parts. By doing this she, apparently, could tell how my cholesterol was, the cleanliness of my blood and even my fertility.
After the checkup, she prescribed herbs, vitamins and a few oils to help alleviate any medical issues she discovered. There was an oil to help with migraines, one for stomach problems and leaves she rubbed on my face and arms along with what looked like pimple cream.
I was fed a “Vitamin lunch” which included a variety of organic tastings all with labels of what benefits it has to the body. It was excellent and by far the best part of the experience. Overall, I would go back a second time solely for the vitamin lunch. It was delicious, healthy and made you feel good knowing you were being good to your body. Worth the few dollars spent.
I’m not completely convinced of Wayan’s powers since I was seemingly healthy at the time and she was seemingly too busy to help the onslaught of American girls coming all the way to Bali for a chance at a ‘novel’ experience. Although, I have to admit, I mentioned to her a problem I was having with the inability to wear earrings. My ears were inflamed as if I was having an allergic reaction to earrings. She began to rub leaves and ointments on them. After having this problem for close to six months, it completely went away in the following weeks. I later inquired to my doctor about the problem. He reassured me I was having an autoimmune reaction to stress. Whatever it was, it coincidentally cleared up after seeing Wayan.