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    Dr Lajpatrai Mehra believes in the body’s ability
    to heal itself, with a little help from some well-
    placed feet, writes IAN FRAZER



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          R LAJPATRAI Mehra, who             fore a friend of Dr Mehra’s asked if
          usually lives in an ashram         she could provide a venue.
          near Mumbai, has just spent           ‘‘My belief is similar to Dr
          a fortnight in a unit in Palmer    Mehra’s,’’ she said.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Couple:
    St with a fridge full of unwanted           ‘‘Even when I prescribe vitamins,
    softdrinks.                              minerals and herbs in a lot of cases
      The presence of 14 types of fizzy      there can be regeneration from the
    drink and absence of fresh, unpro-       body. It’s good to get back to




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    cessed milk intrigued Dr Lajpatrai       basics.’’
    on his first visit to Australia.            She said each of the 200 patients
      So did our blind faith in the con-     treated by Dr Mehra and two as-
    tents of our refrigerators, and taste    sistants from India reported im-
    for icy cold beverages.                  proved flexibility of movement.
      ‘‘Fridges should be removed from          ‘‘A lot of the people who came had
    houses and 50 per cent of diseases       been rejected by hospitals as in-
    would disappear,’’ he said on Wed-       curable. These are the ones we
    nesday, with a smile that conceded       have seen the greatest change in.’’
    the mysticism of this statement.            The daughter of a 66-year-old
      Dr Mehra, 71, is used to challeng-     man with Alzheimers Disease told
    ing conventional wisdom. He says         me her father could talk with her
    he and the practitioners he has          for the first time in months after
    trained have cured more than one         five massage sessions.
    million patients in 60 years by             ‘‘He called me his daughter — he
    treading on them with their bare         has not done that for months,’’ she     India where many people could not            He had been able to follow his conscientious, bearded Sriniwas
    feet.                                    said.                                   afford medicines.                          routine of rising at daybreak, doing Ramchandran.
      Two-hundred patients with con-            ‘‘I think the wonderful thing is       ‘‘After talking to many of the           50 sit-ups and 40 push-ups, working            Twenty minutes later I was able
    ditions ranging from cancer to the       that it provides help without           patients who were seeing him I             12 hours, studying medical books to give Dr Mehra an H.G. Nelson
    common cold consulted him in             chemicals.’’                            thought it would be very unfortu-          and retiring to bed by 10pm.                handshake.
    Townsville this week and last on            Learning the Neurotherapy tech-      nate not to introduce him to the             ‘‘Still two to three hours every             At least I wasn’t among the 80 per
    the rumour of his belief that all dis-   nique had given her a practical way     West.’’                                    day I study, because through study- cent of patients who surprised him
    eases can be cured without medi-         to help.                                  (In fact, Neurotherapy clinics           ing, new treatments might be pro- by complaining of chronic fatigue.
    cine.                                       Another patient, suffering from      have been established in Britain           duced,’’ he said.                              ‘‘Patients are patients, either
      I was at the coughing and snivel-      back and hip pain, said she was         and Canada as well as 200 centres in         Dr Mehra said he had began here or in India,’’ he said.




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    ling end of the spectrum.                sleeping better after three treat-      India operated by the non-                 working in his father’s weaving fac-           ‘‘But one difference is very
      He treated us while teaching his       ments.                                  government organisation Seba               tory in Armritsar aged 12.                  interesting . . . I am astonished that
    Indian medicine system called               Film-maker Reza Borhani in-          Bharati).                                    He had found he had gift for each and every patient is saying
    Neurotherapy, a type of massage          vited Dr Mehra to Townsville after        Mr Borhani arranged his trip to          massage with his feet, following an they have chronic fatigue — every-
    aimed at stimulating malfunction-        meeting him in Mumbai in 2001.          Townsville with sponsorship from           ancient Indian therapy, and had one is running after everything.




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    ing glands and organs.                      Mr Borhani, a satisfied patient      the Warrina AUR Supermarket.               begun giving treatments to other               ‘‘In India they are working for 16
      Payment was by donation.               after receiving neurotherapy for          Dr Mehra, his wife, Brij, and as-        w o r k e r s w h i c h g r e w i n t o hours, even myself, I am working 12
                                             tennis elbow, said this week he was     sistants Nilesh Yogesh Singhania           Neurotherapy.                               hours . . . yet we are not fatigued.’’
      His 18 students were mostly the        impressed by Dr Mehra’s spiritu-
    patients’ friends and family mem-                                                and Sriniwas Ramchandran ap-                 He quit the factory to concen-               He suspects diet is a factor in
                                             ality.                                  pear to have enjoyed their stay.           trate on healing in 1986.
    bers, keen to try a new approach to                                                                                                                                     fatigue, and with the common cold
                                                ‘‘His way of thinking was so dif-      ‘‘I am thankful to Mr Reza, Mr             ‘‘This is my ambition to serve the too.
    healing.
                                             ferent to other doctors,’’ he said.     Schaff (of Warrina Supermarket)            people,’’ he said.
      However, they also included                                                                                                                                              As for the content of our fridges,
                                                ‘‘He wants to help people. He has    and Robynn Morro for giving me               ‘‘All diseases can be cured with- he would like to see more fresh, un-
    seven natural healing therapists,        a very small clinic (in Mumbai) but     the opportunity to show my ability         out medicine, because God has processed milk, less softdrink and
    four of them from Robynn Morro’s         the amount of people that go there      to the people of Townsville,’’ Dr
    College of Natural Medicine, in                                                                                             given us each and everything in our less icy cold water.
                                             is amazing. They are queueing each      Mehra said.




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    Kirwan, where the course was held.                                                                                          bodies that we need, but we should             ‘‘I am astonished that here in
                                             day from morning to the last min-         ‘‘The love and affection showed          know how to stimulate the glands Australia you have cows giving mil-
      Ms Morro said on Wednesday she         ute.’’                                  by the people of Townsville mean I
    had not heard of Neurotherapy be-                                                                                           which produce chemicals for the lions of litres and yet fresh milk is
                                                His technique was well suited to     don’t feel I am out of India,’’ he said.   body.’’                                     not available,’’ he said.
                                                                                                                                  ‘‘I started 60 years back. I must            ‘‘I am very much fond of milk and
                                                                                                                                have cured more than one million ghee butter and a fresh diet,’’ he
                                                                                                                                people in my life.’’                        said.
                                                                                                                                  He said he used his feet, not                ‘‘I am deadly against white flour,
                                                                                                                                hands, because their larger surface white bread and pizza.’’
                                                                                                                                made the procedure potentially less            His prayer for a drink of milk was
                                                                                                                                painful.                                    answered on Tuesday when a
                                                                                                                                  Rhythmic pressure drew blood patient arrived with a bottle of cold
                                                                                                                                towards the desired region and cre- goat’s milk.
                                                                                                                                ated small shifts in
                                                                                                                                physiology re-
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                                                                                                                                quired to return a
                                                                                                                                malfunctioning
                                                                                                                                body to a healthy
                                                                                                                                state.
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                                              ABOVE: Dr Lajpatrai with his wife and assistants Nilesh Yogesh Singhania          stepped on for five
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