AT A time when swine flu has been the subject of much 'Breaking News' all over, we, being the literate and responsible Indians should be ultra-careful to tackle the issue. Very few among us know that the long-term remedy is available in India. The oldest mode of medicine or alternative medicine, i.e., homoeopathy, has a possible cure for the much-talked about swine flu. While there is fear among people about the disease, an ancient medical treatment procedure can be very effective in addressing the likely issues of prevention and cure of the disease. No matter that homeopathic treatment offer a slow process of curing any disease, its practitioners still consider it to be effective in treating swine flu. As per various reliable reports, homeopathy can both prevent and cure swine flu, without any side effects. In this type of treatment, medication is prescribed based on symptoms.
Most of the doctors who practice this alternative medicine system in India claim that homoeopathy is one of the safest methods to tackle the issue in the long run. As against modern allopathy, there are few takers for homeopathic medicines even if it claims to provide cent percent treatment. In the old books of medicine, swine flu is termed vatashlesmic and is reported to have safe medications to combat the disease. This alternative form of medicine, homoeopathy, works on the basis of symptoms and not the disease. If there was an epidemic and if the symptoms of some sick people of an area were addressed by proper medication, then a common trend would prevail, lessening the illness during the treatment regimen. This same medication then, if given to people of that area, can act as a preventive medicine.
As per latest news, homeopaths are now all set to forward a proposal to the health ministry to offer their services in tackling the spread of the influenza A (H1N1) virus. On the basis of the symptoms, homeopathy can offer an effective cure to swine flu. Swine flu is an acute and highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the orthomyxovirus. It is a respiratory disease related mainly to pigs. Orthomyxovirus regularly causes eruptions of influenza in pigs. The swine flu virus cause high levels of sickness, but low rates of death among pigs. The swine flu virus has the tendency to circulate among swine throughout the year. In a nutshell, people should know the following about swine flu - Symptoms: running nose, fever, sneezing and dullness. Primary symptoms are very similar to that of influenza. On the basis of symptoms like cough, cold, sore throat and fever, one cannot be considered as a patient of swine flu. So, there is no need to panic. Target: persons having significant risk of catching flu in general include the following: young children, older people having less immunity, pregnant women, persons with chronic health problems (such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease). But it has often been seen in the past that during various epidemics, most people who succumb to this dreadful disease are healthy young adults.
So, it's important that healthy people should also maintain their overall health and diet. Complications of swine flu include sinus infections, ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia. Transmission is through coughing, sneezing, kissing, the touching of infected objects, the touching of the nose, mouth and/or eyes with infected hands. The age-old proverb 'Prevention is better than cure' stands effective in this period of time. Giving respect to this, the following measures could be adopted: There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy. In addition: Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. Wash your hands more often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Try to avoid close contact with sick people. Influenza is thought to spread mainly through coughing or sneezing. If you get sick, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you stay home. Moreover, it is advisable to limit contacts with others to stop any likelihood of spreading or contracting he virus. For the sake of prevention, one can also have tea or hot water with black tulsi leaves added to it. Other hygienic practices include the use of masks and tissue paper.
Most importantly, one need not get carried away by fear of contracting swine flu. Stress is the main factor that can undermine one's immune system. It is important to note that flu doesn't kill everyone. Yoga, meditation, mild exercise and nutritious diets can help keep one's immune system in good condition and can ward off infection. Most infections are taken care of by our body even before we know that we are infected. So instead of panicking about the flu, we need to stay calm and focused on continuing to be a healthy nation. Most importantly, the need of the hour is to spread preventive measures. Moreover, the media, instead of spreading panic through 'Breaking News', should try to spread awareness on how to tackle the issue.