Bali has a long tradition of Bali Usada, also known as Balinese traditional
healing. This practice uses natural herbs and spices, holistic therapies and
ancient wisdom to cure physical and mental illness. The Balinese live equally
in two worlds: the seen or conscious world called
, and the unseen or psychic world, called
. In traditional Balinese healing, both of these elements are
addressed in order to truly heal an ill patient.
Traditional Balinese healers, or Balian
have been the focal point of healing in Bali for centuries. The Holistic health
practitioners and Balian listed below have a proven track record on Bali and
are committed to making a positive difference within their communities.
Defintions in Balinese Healing:
The Balinese live equally in two worlds: the seen or conscious world called sekala
and the unseen or psychic world called niskala. It is the balian's job
to help the patient restore balance in both worlds. Often the problem lies with
the ancestors, who can cause mischief or indeed real harm if not treated
regularly to their favorite treats and offerings. The balian may go into a
trance state to discover the root cause of the problem and either give the
patient plant medicine, a massage or a list of offerings to be made.