A Scientific Review on Novel and Holistic Approach of Ayurveda and Yoga in Covid-19 Pandemic
Author(s):
Dr. Gayatri J. Ubhedal, Dr. Yogesh. B. Shinde, Dr. Anuradha Mishra, Dr. Urmila J. Shirke, Dr. Ashwin Shete, Dr. Jyotsna Yadav, Dr. Manisha Thakare
Keywords:
Holistic Approach, Ayurveda, Yoga, COVID 19 Pandemic
Abstract
Ayurveda is a holistic health science of health and wellbeing for all while Yoga is a science of sound mental health, peace and spirituality. Ayurveda considers communicable diseases like COVID – 19 as a Janapadodhwamskara or Oupasargika Roga. Acharya charka, has described epidemic management and defines immunity as the ability to prevent disease and arrest its progress to maintain homeostasis. Various principles and practices of Ayurveda like Dinachrya, Rutucharya, Behavioral Regimen, Vyayam, Ayurvedic Medicines and herbs, Upakramas of Panchakarma for detoxification, Spiritual practices like Homa, Havana and Yoga, Satvavajaya Chikitsa, Concept of Rasayana in the form of specific formulations and Acharya Rasayana- Sadavrutta, Yoga and Spiritual practices, Dhoopana therapy, Ayurveda based hand sanitizers and Nasya spray could be applied cumulatively for prevention and cure of communicable diseases like COVID-19 as a holistic approach. Various principles and practices of Yoga like Yama, Niyama, Shatkarma, Sukshma Kriya, Asana, Pranayama, Dhyana etc aid in the holistic and complete care of the Covid -19 patients tailored in all the stages. The Holistic measures of Ayurveda and Yoga will not only prevent but also control the vicious cycle of Covid-19 infection by limiting their sources, preventing the routes of transmission, minimising portals of entry, strengthening the Body Systems and protecting susceptible patients by improving their immunity along with the overall health and wellbeing of the community. Addition of the principles and practices Ayurveda and Yoga in Community health Programs will not only reduce the incidence and prevalence of the Covid -19 infection but also will also neutralize the upcoming third Covid -19 wave. This article will give insights about preventive and curative treatment to cure COVID-19 through Ayurveda.
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Unique Paper ID: 152734

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4

Page(s): 265 - 272
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