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A visit to the Thai Traditional Medicine Research Institute (TMRI) is rewarding in more ways than one. You get to learn about an ancient holistic medical tradition, and you can treat various ailments... Read More
A visit to the Thai Traditional Medicine Research Institute (TMRI) is rewarding in more ways than one. You get to learn about an ancient holistic medical tradition, and you can treat various ailments or just enjoy a relaxing massage at the same time. TMRI studies all about herbal plants and their medicinal purposes, puts plants through its labs, gives alternative training courses, and also provides treatments for locals and visitors. Various herbs, hot herbal compresses, and traditional therapeutic massages are used to treat various maladies associated with the daily wear and tear on the body, and while traditional medicine might not be good for surgeries or advanced diseases like cancer, it is quite beneficial for dealing with ailments like high blood pressure, office syndrome, and urban stress. Even if you don't have a medical treatment here, the downstairs of the Institute now has a spa devoted to relaxation massage, and there is a shop selling medical herbs and treatments along with herbal soaps and shampoos that do not need any kind of doctor's approval, and the friendly folks will be more than happy to show you around the institute and discuss its work.