The National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), under the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa and Homoeopathy) has approved the naturopathy treatment recommended by the Network of Influenza Care Experts (NICE), under the guidance of Dr Biswaroop Roy Choudhary, for mild to severe cases of COVID-19.
The naturopathy daily regimen includes yoga, sun bath, consumption of juices, fruits, salads, healthy diet and community prayers.
According to a report of some initial data gathered across a single centre of Ahmednagar district, people availed only naturopathy treatment voluntarily for a week’s time period from their day of COVID-19 confirmation and were successfully treated.
Their diet primarily included ample amounts of salads- carrots, tomato, raddish etc, fruits like guava, oranges, mosambi, mangoes, pomegranate etc, raw roots of turmeric, honey, drinks like fresh fruit juices etc.
The key highlights of the treatment were that none of the patients took any medication for COVID-19, no case was reported of any untoward incident or adverse reaction to their fasting experience in nature cure regime, no PPE kits, masks or social distancing were implemented.
The NICE experts have suggested that naturopathy can serve as a model for the successful handling of all mild to severe cases of COVID-19 and also as a preventive intervention in all the future cases.
NIN further plans to process these findings as a paper and publish it in the coming weeks.
Dr Manbeena Chawla