Lou delivers hands-on care

Hands On India: A grateful young girl thanking the volunteers after an adjustment
Hands On India: A grateful young girl thanking the volunteers after an adjustment

A Banbury chiropractor spent two-and-a-half weeks in a remote area of India to offer hands on treatment to the hard-working community.

Lou Bashall, of the Wellness and Vitality Chiropractic clinic, flew out to the city of Siliguri in the north east at the end of November with the Australian project Hands on India.

The region is largely tea plantations where the majority of the poor work as tea pickers or as stone breakers, with one third of children aged four-14 in labour.

The project offers volunteer chiropractic and basic medical care and has also built five schools with more than 600 children now having access to primary education; helping them break the cycle of poverty.

Lou found out about the project through an Australian-trained colleague who went two years ago.

She said: “Our hands-on work was very hands-on. We saw more than 2,200 people in the time that we were there, from babies and school children to rock breakers and tea pickers and the rest of their families.

“It was a joy to adjust these patients and to see the incredible improvements chiropractic care had on their weary bodies in such a short time.”