The arthritis came and went and came and went, each time deteriorating my joints and limiting my mobility further. Finally, I had had enough. My father told me of a program in India called Combined Therapy that might help me. It was at a hospital founded by his guru, Swami Rama. I had met this man and had a great respect for him. He had since passed away but I decided to go try the treatment. However, Combined Therapy was no longer offered. I did not discover this until I had flown to India and arrived at the hospital. But I was there so I made do. Another treatment that interested me called pancha karma was given at the Ayurvedic Centre at the hospital. Most people go for a three week session to clean out their bodies. I stayed for five months. Here is where the universe stepped in more visibly than I'd noticed before.