Fight against Coronavirus: AYUSH ministry recommends Homeopathy treatment
New Delhi: Amid the rising fear of deadly coronavirus outbreak which is reported to not have entered India yet; the AYUSH ministry has released a list of prophylactic treatment via Homeopathy branch of alternative medicine.The disease had surfaced in China a few weeks ago and since then 6,000 cases have been reported worldwide with 132 death toll. According to the Health Ministry, there is...
New Delhi: Amid the rising fear of deadly coronavirus outbreak which is reported to not have entered India yet; the AYUSH ministry has released a list of prophylactic treatment via Homeopathy branch of alternative medicine.
The disease had surfaced in China a few weeks ago and since then 6,000 cases have been reported worldwide with 132 death toll. According to the Health Ministry, there is no need to panic for Indian civilians as the authorities are on alert and the preparedness is sturdy.
AYUSH system is based on traditional health practices. The traditional Healthcare system of the country provides lifestyle advocacies to boost immunity which helps the prevention of various kind infectious diseases. Recently, the outbreak of corona virus has been noticed which mainly involve Respiratory system. The Ministry of AYUSH is issuing the advisory as preventive measure and not claiming to be a treatment advice for the Corona virus infection. The Research Councils under Ministry of AYUSH are involved in various public health activities and provide lifestyle advocacies time to time for the general public.
As per the Homeopathic Practices, the following Preventive Management Steps are suggested as below
At the instance of Ministry of AYUSH, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy(CCRH) discussed the ways and means of prevention of Coronavirus infection through Homoeopathy in 64th meeting of its Scientific Advisory Board on 28th January 2020. The Group of Expertsinter-alia has recommended that homoeopathy medicine Arsenicum album30 could be taken as prophylactic medicine against Coronavirus infections, which has also been advised for prevention of ILI. It has recommended one doze of Arsenicum album 30, daily in empty stomach for three days. The dose should be repeated after one month by following the same schedule incase Coronavirus infections prevail in the community.
The Expert Group has further suggested that general hygienic measures for prevention of air-borne infections suggested by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, for prevention of the disease should also be followed by the public.
* This advocacy is for information only and shall be preferably adopted in consultation with registered Homeopathy practitioners.
The Ministry has also released the advisory for prevention from coronavirus via Ayurveda treatment.
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