A world-class integrative medical clinic
specialising in the treatment of Cancer.
Vingyana represents the ‘life force that ﬂows through the conscious being’. It has its roots embedded in the ancient dialects of Sanskrit and Pali, evoking harmony of the mind, body and soul.
The Practice of Integrated Medicine in Sri Lanka dates back over 3,000 years where doctors practised a combination of Ayurveda from North India, the Siddha system from South India, the Unani system of medicine from the Arabs, and most importantly Desheeya Chikitsa, which is the Indigenous medicine of Sri Lanka.
Our exclusive integrated Cancer treatments are based on the Inspired Cancer Program. Our mission is to care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of every Cancer patient. Combining the best of evidence-based medicine in a multidisciplinary approach, aimed at evaluating and treating the whole person. Our integrative approach offers cutting-edge technology with a variety of individualised treatments and assessments.
Our medical personnel are highly trained and successful international physicians. Discussions between our patients and the physician result in therapeutic management options at each stage of Cancer care. Our treatments range from prevention to acute-active care and post–acute care with attention placed on prevention of recurrence.
Our team is committed to managing Cancer through naturopathic methods and integrative practices.
Amongst the cool ferns and nature’s bounty, surrounded by enticing waterfronts of the ocean and the lagoon – Vingyana at REEFS is an oasis of tranquillity, creating airy relaxation spaces around treatment areas. It is an integrative medical clinic situated in a scenic setting designed for warmth and care, providing you a cocoon from external pressures and stress.
Our journey with our Cancer patients, is a journey that involves medical assessments, evidence based treatments, dietary assessments, and individual diet plans, along with individualized care and attention.
Our community at large is dedicated to the successful rejuvenation of our patients.
Do join us on your journey of healing and rejuvenation.
At Vingyana at REEFS, we focus on biological design and not on ‘disease’. We focus on the totality of a person as a spiritual, mental, emotional and physical being, treating the whole person to achieve good health, wellness and thereby recover from disease.
Integrating modern and traditional, scientific and empirical methods, we use the healing powers of nature’s sciences, to identify and treat the cause of Cancer. Our emphasis on gentle, non-invasive, effective interventions do not have adverse side effects. Prevention and non-recurrence is a key component of our approach. Evidence based medicine and protocols are the basis of our interventions.
Our doctors and practitioners are both healers and teachers – treating patients in a therapeutic partnership, while educating, empowering and motivating them to normalcy.
Our internationally recognised team of health care professionals working in our clinic, are able to deliver efﬁcacious health care. Our integrative health approach puts our patient’s needs and well-being ﬁrst. Our diverse portfolio of therapies and treatments make it easier to overcome illnesses.
Our relaxation spaces devoted to ﬁtness, yoga and treatments together with our GEMs (Guest Experience Managers) at Vingyana, will guide you through a mindful, conscious journey of healing and well-being. Let our medical centre be the home of your journey to health and normalcy.
Our Medical Director is Dr. Manuela Boyle MPhil MHSc NMD, Australian Integrative Oncologist with Board Certiﬁcation from the United States. Dr. Boyle is a leading international physician with clinics in Milano, Dubai and Australia. She is a published author of several peer-reviewed publications and an honorary member of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Her belief ampliﬁes integrated oncology as the future medicine in Cancer care. With a practice spanning over twenty-three years, most of her patient relationships have developed into friendships.
Dr. Boyle is fully committed to providing the most efﬁcacious, transformational, integrative and individualised treatment programs, which are evidence-based and has proven to successfully cure Cancer.
Our team of medical and health professionals include:
who make case assessments, diagnosis and prognosis on a case by case basis and decide on treatment protocols to treat individual needs.
employing non toxic natural products such as herbal extracts, botanicals and nutriticals based on identifying the unique aspects of each and every patient in a science based tradition that restores physiological, psychological, and structural balance.
covering all emergency and acute care in addition to administering IV Medicine – IV Vitamin and Minerals along with low dose metronomic chemotherapy.
Nutritive Medicine Practitioners
utilizing food as a medicine through juicing protocols to cleanse, detox and support immune stimulation and recovery.
applying homeopathic remedies to be integrated with other therapies and homotoxicology for gentle deep cleansing.
draw their understanding, knowledge and skills from both Classical Chinese Medicine as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine, thereby enhancing the therapeutic effects of acupuncture in a unique way.
Our experienced on site Osteopathic practitioner works under a visiting consultant senior Osteopath who has clinics in Singapore and Australia as well.
Oncology Massage Therapists.
Trained and experienced in remedial massage, soft tissue and deep cure therapy as well as physio structural therapy our therapists have a keen sense of the precise requirements that Oncology massage demands applying their skills through individualized protocols to suit each and every patients current and changing condition.
Individual protocols are designed and comprise of a series of therapies and interventions over a period of four to eight weeks and include oral, intra venous and functional therapies.
Phase 1: Building health and vitality with diet and exercise is a prerequisite to healing interventions and this is established through the use of adaptogens, supplements, botanicals and acupuncture.
Phase 2: Maximal tumour cyto reduction-debulking
Phase 3: Countering inflammation and angiogenic effects of tumour debulking especially in cases where surgery or radiation therapy has been used
Phase 4: Repairing and rebuilding immune function and achieving host resistance followed by immune stimulation
Phase 5: Follow up and Non-recurrence through long term angiogenesis blockade through copper chelation, rehabilitation, regular detoxes and lifestyle modification
Herbal extracts and Botanicals
Formulations of herbal extracts and botanicals based on years of research and experience of our Medical Director. Vingyana uses the highest quality, highest strength herbal extracts prepared by our compounding pharmacists to target specific conditions as presented by the individual case.
IV Medicine and Redox Medicine
Homeopathy and Homotoxicology – Enhances the body’s normal healing and self-regulatory processes. Based on the premise that ‘like cures like’ highly diluted energetic substances that make up Homeopathic remedies trigger the body’s ability to heal itself by stimulating a precise reaction in the body against the presenting symptoms and conditions. Homotoxicology is a therapeutic branch that enables deep cleansing of the body tissues, removing old toxins, disease processes and degenerative debris, leaving the fluids clean, fresh and able to function as intended.
Osteopathy – A non-invasive manual procedure that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. It positively affects the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems complimenting the other therapies that we apply.
Oxygen Therapies – Ozone Therapy and Ultra Violet irradiation – The therapeutic effects of ozone and its application in stimulation of oxygen metabolisation and stimulation of immune response is utilised by us through the use of ozone therapy.
Ultra Violet irradiation exposes the blood to light to heighten the body’s immune response and to kill infections.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber – Oxygen is breathed at 3 atmospheres and is established as an effective therapy
Oncology Massage – Based on a deep understanding of the disease condition experienced massage therapist assess and adapt deep cure, lymph drainage and soft tissue therapy taking into account physiological changes and needs as well as effects of other treatment protocols.
Vingyana at REEFS is home to state-of-the-art equipment manufactured in the US, Germany, UK, Japan and Australia. The treatments derived from the usage of our equipment in synergistic function with our integrative therapies, provide the ideal balance for healing and rejuvenation.
Our highly-qualiﬁed team of engineers and technicians maintain our equipment to international standards in a temperature controlled environment which enable us to deliver treatments at an optimum level.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy HBOT
Oxygen is breathed at 3 atmospheres and is established as an effective therapy especially when combined with the Ketogenic Diet. It has a signiﬁcantly positive effect at inhibiting tumour growth and increasing survival rates.
Whole body hyperthermia achieves thermal elevation of body temperature. To that, the body’s immune system is placed on high alert. The overactive immune response which is triggered, makes it easier to introduce other interventions to address unhealthy cells and disrupt Cancer cells. It is best applied in combination with other therapies.
Local hyperthermia is used to address cases of primary and recurring secondary tumours regardless of tumour stage.
Colonic Irrigation, also known as Colonic Hydrotherapy, is a safe and effective method of cleansing the colon (a major source of toxic overload) by repeated gentle ﬂushing with warm ﬁltered water under very low pressure, using specialised massage techniques on the abdominal area to stimulate release. The health of your gut is the pathway to health and healing, and Colonic Irrigation is the ﬁrst step in restoring gut health through the subsequent re-irrigation of gut ﬂora.
Halotherapy – Salt Cave
Europeans have known that Salt Caves benefit many people with lung and sinus problems. Recent research has shown it is effective in a wide range of lung problems including, difficulty breathing, rehabilitation of patients after acute and chronic lung diseases like acute bronchitis, pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, after lung surgery, bacterial infections, allergies, COPD, cardiovascular systemic support and a wide range of skin problems.
The sensory deprivation achieved by spending time in a flotation therapy tank enables a deep relaxation state that allows the body to release long held deep stress. Pain is relieved. Blood flow is stimulated through all the tissues, natural endorphins are released, and the brain gives out alpha waves associated with relaxation and meditation.
Cancer patients who practise yoga as therapy during their treatment often refer to their yoga practice as a life-saver. Our patients find relief when practising therapeutic yoga, no matter how sick or tired they feel. Many find that the one thing that would bring relief is a gentle set of therapeutic yoga poses geared for Cancer patients.
As the interest in more holistic approaches to healing is growing, yoga therapy for Cancer patients and Cancer survivors is emerging as one of the more successful methods for combating the physical discomfort of Cancer and Cancer treatment.
Tai Chi & Qi Gong or Chi Kung: The Energy Within
When most think about exercise, it´s often still about “going for the burn”, “pumping iron” or other vigorous activities to get our heart rates up.
Originally developed as a martial arts from for self-defence, Tai Chi Chuan is nearly 2,000 years old and is a highly effective exercise system that has been described as “moving meditation”, and is centred around breathing exercises (Qi Gong or Chi Kung) with the combination of motion and stillness.
“When practising Tai Chi, a person looks as though they are moving slowly on the outside, but on the inside the body´s metabolism is running at a much, much faster rate,” explains Tai Chi master James Man.
The words mean “supreme ultimate”. It is the connection between the two energies that creates new life and everything that comes from that. From this interchange of the two opposing, yet complementary energies, everything else is created.
Pilates ( Movement Therapy)
Is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates. It emphasises the balanced development of the body through focusing on core strength, flexibility and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Originally created to rehabilitate spinal damage, Pilates has stood the test of time and continues to be one of the best physical rehabilitation methods.
Every sound has a physiological effect. When you listen to a beautiful piece of music or inspirational words, a cascade of pleasure-producing chemicals course through your body, supporting health and wholeness. We recognise that music is a valuable therapeutic tool for balance and healing. Our in-house music is specially composed to bring about mind and body healing, that will inspire you, making you feel refreshed, joyful and alert.
The visual impressions you take in have a surprisingly profound effect on your mind, body, and emotions. Looking at peaceful or beautiful images creates a cascade of soothing neurochemicals in the body. Surrounding you with images that uplift your spirit is what we do at Vingyana. Our breathtaking scenery, spectacular sunset and nine acres of beautifully landscaped gardens are a testament to the healing powers of nature.
Smell remains the most primary of the senses, and connects us directly with our memories, emotions and instincts. When we smell a fragrance, we are absorbing some of its molecules, making aromatherapy a form of natural medicine. At Vingyana, we use special customised fragrances and oils to stimulate your senses, bringing healing.
The Sense of Taste
Our open kitchen captivates the five different types of tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami. Each of the taste have a unique effect on our mind-body physiology and provides the flavour that makes eating a pleasure.
Healing Through Touch
A spa and massage therapy epitomises the fundamental sense of ‘touch’ stimulating health and well-being. When your skin is stimulated by a calming touch or massage, it releases many healing chemicals that enhance immune functions, improve circulation and promote restful sleep.
Meals at Vingyana are designed specifically to help support and improve digestion and transform metabolism. Individualised plans cater to each person’s specific needs, while reducing inflammation and toxicity levels.
All ingredients focus on low human intervention food, where the food has undergone minimal or no change from its place in nature. This creates an ideal balance between macro and micro nutrients. Allowing your body’s biochemistry to convert food into what it requires.
We encourage you to re-evaluate your relationship with food, and learn the meaning of true nourishment. To eat mindfully, which means to slow down; be in the moment and be truly aware of the food you are eating and the impact it has on your health and well-being.
Our state-of-the-art equipment will help identify allergies and sensitivities to foods. Our individualised menu plans meet the needs of each patient, depending on the condition of their health.
We welcome our patients to get involved in our open kitchen for a hands-on culinary experience, learning from some of the best chefs, producers and growers.
All of this equipping you for a healthy life when you return home. Our professional nutritionist together with our qualified chefs, work together in designing and preparing meals that will keep you at optimum health, with food that will help you overcome the disease. Our meal plans are exciting and diverse while remaining healthy.
Some of our dietary interventions are based on the Ketogenic Diet, Gerson’s Therapy and Michio Kushis Macrobiotic Diet and in addition will be personalised to your own specific requirements.
Vingyana at REEFS is a tranquil retreat on ten acres of abundant and bountiful gardens, cocooned between two alluring waterfronts. Guests will have immediate access to the scenic Indian Ocean and the serenity of the lagoon. In an impure, toxic world, we stand apart as a medical centre that soothes your soul and inspires you while you heal.
Your 5 star accommodation facility includes double rooms, suites and deluxe chalets.
Set among gentle swaying coconut palms, be lulled by the soothing sound of the ocean waves lapping against the warm golden sea sand. After a long day of treatment, retire for the night in the comfort of Egyptian cotton linen and plush pillows on a luxurious supportive bed.
Sri Lanka is the geographical hub where East meets West. The philosophy and beauty, the weather and the hospitality provide an ideal setting for healing – spiritual, emotional and physical.
Sri Lanka has its own Ayurvedic system dating back over 3000 years, based on a series of prescriptions handed down by generations. Some of our ancient kings were also prominent physicians. Ancient inscriptions on rock surfaces reveal the full establishment of the medical services, which existed within the country. These ancient hospital sites have come to symbolize a focus on healing and care, which was prevalent at that time.
Since the early days of travel, Sri Lanka has been known as one of the world’s most beautiful and diverse holiday destinations.This is reflected in the many nicknames Sri Lanka has acquired over the centuries-Serendib, Ceylon, Resplendent Isle, Island of Dharma and Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
In Sri Lanka, every sight, sound and smell engulfs you with new experiences.
Sri Lanka is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural society; a reflection of the island’s encounters with successive foreign immigrants. A history of colonial occupation has also left a mark on Sri Lanka’s identity, with Portuguese, Dutch and British elements intermingling with various facets of Sri Lankan culture.
Whatever their situation in society, the people of Sri Lanka possess a warm and friendly nature reflected in their enduring smiling faces and eagerness to help those unfamiliar with local life. You will find that Sri Lankans are very hospitable and take pride in inviting people in to their homes, however modest they may be.
The perfect destination for your journey of healing.