These Naturopathy tips can help keeping you safe from COVID-19

These Naturopathy tips can help keeping you safe from COVID-19

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Research has shown that Psychological stress, lack of Fitness and physical activity, Poor Nutrition, Sleep, and certain co-morbid conditions (diabetes, hypertension, heart disease) play a vital role in shaping our immune response. Naturopathy as a system of medicine has focus on improving body's natural healing. This is particularly useful in facing the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Especially, since elderly population, children and those with co-morbid conditions are most vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, naturopathy treatments can be used as an effective alternative medicine preventive measure.

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Practical Naturopathy Tips against COVID-19

Improving Immunity of Intestines and urogenital tract and the respiratory system

  • Daily Gargling with hot water with salt or with Neem oil.
  • Rinsing Sinuses with warm saline water followed by ghee application to nostrils to reduce nasal congestion and dryness.
  • Neti kriya – Vata Neti and Jalaneti followed by Kapalabhati kriya twice a week to reduce respiratory infections.
  • Aromatherapy - Aromatic oils for inhalation such as peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil and Tulsi.
  • Yoga and Mindfulness exercises to improve immunity.

Improving Natural Immune Response

  • Naturopathic balanced diet consisting of plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Intermittent fasting or lemon juice fasting one day a week
  • Regular exercise to improve circulation

Reducing Stress

  • Regular practice of Yoga (Minimum 20 minutes)
  • Loosening /Breathing exercises - 5 min
  • Suryanamaskar 6 rounds - 6 minutes
  • Yogic relaxation techniques – 5 min
  • Kapalabhati - 3 rounds
  • Nadishodana Pranayama - 9 rounds
  • Ujjayi Pranayama - 9 rounds
  • Bramari -3 rounds

Improving sleep

  • Regular healthy sleep hygiene with 8hrs of sleep essential to improve immunity.
  • Hot foot immersion with cold compress for insomnia.

Improving fitness and respiratory health

  • Regular moderate exercises such as walking 30 minutes.
  • Endurance exercises to improve stamina and cardiorespiratory fitness.

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Naturopathic Tips for managing COVID Symptoms

Cold, Running nose, Nasal Congestion : Steam Inhalation with Tulsi, peppermint and Eucalyptus oil Nasal Rinsing with warm saline water or Neti Kriya – Jalaneti followed by Kapalabhati Hot foot immersion

Sore throat, Hoarseness of voice : Hot saline water gargle. Gargling with neem water preparation with honey. Coriander and turmeric Kashayam with black pepper

Expectorant Cough : Chewing ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Dry Cough : Ginger Kashayam with honey, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric and pepper for dry cough in milk

Headaches : Hot foot Immersion for headaches with cold compress on head. Aromatherapy with Tulsi or lavender oils.

Fever : Cold chest pack, cold sponging for fever

Wheeze, Chest Congestion : Cold Chest Pack, Hot fomentation to chest and upper back, Hot foot immersion. Chair breathing to reduce respiratory effort. Steam inhalation with Tulsi or eucalyptus oil.

Malaise and Fatigue : Diet rich in Plant proteins, Natural Vitamin C, glucose and Vitamin D. Lemon water with honey to boost immunity.

Stress, Anxiety Depression : Aroma therapy with lavender, Basil or lemon grass oils (Inhalation/steam inhalation).

Yoga therapy :

  1. Hands in and out breathing, Hands stretch breathing, Bhujangasana breathing, Shalabhasana breathing, Tiger Breathing
  2. Asanas – Suryanamaskar – 2-6 rounds depending on fatigue status
  3. Padahastasana, Ardha chakrasana, Trikonasana
  4. Sulabha Matsyasana, Makarasana, Bhujangasana,shalabhasana
  5. Ardha Matsyendrasana, Shashankasana with “M kara” chanting.
  6. Chair Breathing (for respiratory distress)
  7. Pranayama – Bhastrika - 9 rounds, Ujjayi - 9 rounds, Nadishodhana - 9 rounds and Bramari - 9 rounds
  8. Yogic Relaxation Techniques – Muscle relaxation, Breath awareness relaxation, Deep relaxation

Naturopathy Nutrition Tips

Diet rich in Proteins, Glucose, Vitamin C and D works best for faster recovery from viral infections. The dos and don'ts of Naturopathic Nutrition are: 

Naturopathy Nutrition Do’s against COVID-19:

  • Drink plenty of Warm Water, Lemon or fresh Citrus juices with Honey or Jaggery
  • Include spices in your daily food (Jeera, Turmeric, Ajwain, Cinnamom, Cloves, Cardamom etc.).
  • Consume low oils / fats foods (Dhalia, Idly, Kichdi) which are protein rich (Dal Kichdi, boiled legumes) and fiber rich foods, millets, (vegetable soups).
  • Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating, have boiled vegetables as curry or sambhar.
  • Prefer Zinc and Selenium rich foods-Oats, spinach, beans, milk, cheese, pumpkin seeds, cashews etc.
  • Take at least one glass of Yogurt/day (probiotics) to improve gut flora

Naturopathy Nutrition Don’ts against COVID-19:

  • Avoid Cold beverages, Canned juices and aerated drinks, Coffee
  • Avoid refined sugars
  • Avoid confectionary and bakery products.
  • Avoid sweets, chocolates, ice creams.
  • Avoid snacking on oily and junk foods
  • Reduce salt intake
  • Reduce the amount of trans - and omega – 6 fatty acids in the diet (Vegetable oils)
  • Food in eateries
  • Smoking and alcohol

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  • Stella

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    19 May, 2022