This undated photo released by Prasad Ushus shows Sabine Steiger, 28, an anthropology student from Vienna, left, as she tries the "nasya" treatment at the Athreya Ayurvedic Resort in Kottayam, India. ... more 
This undated photo released by Prasad Ushus shows Sabine Steiger, 28, an anthropology student from Vienna, left, as she tries the "nasya" treatment at the Athreya Ayurvedic Resort in Kottayam, India. To perform this treatment, which is aimed at clearing the head, the therapist lights a cloth soaked in camphor and other substances, and the patient inhales the smoke. In the West, Ayurveda is perhaps most closely associated with oily spa massages, but a trip to India uncovers Ayurveda's deep roots and diverse techniques. Ayurveda's tools include herbal extractions, a wide range of body treatments, a light vegetarian diet and yoga. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Prasad Ushus
Mon, Oct 11, 2010 10:41 AM EDT