Yoga Addresses Psychological, Physiological Needs Of COVID-19 Patients, Say Doctors

Yoga Addresses Psychological, Physiological Needs Of COVID-19 Patients, Say Doctors

According to experts, breathing techniques and 'mudras' strengthen the immune system, maintain the metabolism of the body, cure digestive problems and can help in post COVID recovery
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Yoga Addresses Psychological, Physiological Needs Of COVID-19 Patients, Say DoctorsYoga has numerous benefits including improving respiratory and cardiac efficiency, say experts
Highlights
  • Yoga keeps patients busy and considerably reduces their stress: Doctor
  • In Chennai, naturopathy is being provided at over 150 COVID care centres
  • The state is also running an Ayurveda COVID Care Centre

Chennai: The series of Yog asanas being imparted to COVID-19 asymptomatic patients or those with mild symptoms help reduce stress and anxiety besides enhance immunity, say doctors attending on infected patients here. Yoga has numerous benefits including improving respiratory and cardiac efficiency. “The greatest advantage is that it keeps them occupied and considerably reduces their stress and anxiety,” says a doctor at a COVID Care Centre at Saidapet.

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Yoga and naturopathy treatments are being provided at over 150 COVID care centres in the state in addition to an Ayurveda CCC and 50 Siddha CCCs.

Most of the asanas taught to the patients are a combination of loosening practices, standing and sitting postures which can be practiced to improve one’s health, says another doctor.

In addition to yoga and naturopathy CCC being run by the Greater Chennai Corporation and Government Yoga and Naturopathy Medical college here, the National Institute of Siddha is running Siddha CCC where yoga is also being taught to the patients.

The NIS has evolved a treatment protocol which addresses the psychological and physiological needs of the patients, in consonance with the guidelines provided by the union Ayush ministry, says a senior doctor at the institute here.

It has been evolved by the department of Siddhar Yoga Maruthuvam of NIS and the protocol involves 5 asanas in standing postures viz. Tadasana, Ardha Chakraasana,Padahastasana, Trikonasana and Katichakrasana. Dandasana, Vajrasana, Ardhaushtraasana, Balasana and Janusirasaanam are performed in sitting postures, the Jadaraparavarthini, Bhujangasana, Sastangasana and Makarasanaare done in lying position.

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The emphasis is also on Pranayama breathing techniques and mudras Prana, Surya and Linga – to strengthen the immune system, improve flow of vital forces in the body, maintain metabolism of the body, and cure digestive problems.

The 100-bed Siddha CCC being run by the NIS with the support of Chengalpattu district administration, offers Siddha-based treatment to COVID-19 patients with asymptomatic mild to moderate cases.

The COVID-19 positive patients are provided Siddha medicines: Kabasura kudineer, Nilavembu kudineer, Amukkurachooranam, Nellikkai leggiyam, Notchi kudineer, Thalisathyvadagam, Brahmananda bhairavam, Adathodai Manapagu. At the Siddha CCC, patients are provided immune enhancing nutritious foods, daily practice of Yoga with Pranayamam and meditation, Siddha fumigation, gargling and stream therapy. Early morning wakeup and bed time relaxing music apart, the centre provides psychological counselling. Television, mini library with magazines are provided to keep the patients otherwise engaged.

Also Read: Union Health Minister Releases COVID-19 Management Protocol Based On Ayurveda And Yoga

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World

19,89,21,889Cases
6,44,02,340Active
13,02,83,678Recovered
42,35,871Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 194 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 19,89,21,889 and 42,35,871 have died; 6,44,02,340 are active cases and 13,02,83,678 have recovered as on August 3, 2021 at 3:55 am.

India

3,17,26,507 30,549Cases
4,04,9588,760Active
3,08,96,354 38,887Recovered
4,25,195 422Deaths
In India, there are 3,17,26,507 confirmed cases including 4,25,195 deaths. The number of active cases is 4,04,958 and 3,08,96,354 have recovered as on August 3, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

63,15,063 4,869

78,700 3,650

61,03,325 8,429

1,33,038 90

Kerala

34,25,473 13,984

1,65,834 2,057

32,42,684 15,923

16,955 118

Karnataka

29,08,284 1,285

24,045 123

28,47,627 1,383

36,612 25

Tamil Nadu

25,63,544 1,957

20,385 139

25,09,029 2,068

34,130 28

Andhra Pradesh

19,70,008 1,546

20,582 437

19,36,016 1,968

13,410 15

Uttar Pradesh

17,08,500 24

646 18

16,85,091 42

22,763

West Bengal

15,29,295 575

10,803 171

15,00,331 734

18,161 12

Delhi

14,36,401 51

538 44

14,10,809 95

25,054

Chhattisgarh

10,02,458 236

1,918 1

9,87,012 234

13,528 3

Odisha

9,79,737 1,032

13,318 820

9,60,386 1,785

6,033 67

Rajasthan

9,53,704 16

241 9

9,44,509 25

8,954

Gujarat

8,24,922 22

251 3

8,14,595 25

10,076

Madhya Pradesh

7,91,862 17

132 7

7,81,217 10

10,513

Haryana

7,69,956 14

703 12

7,59,614 25

9,639 1

Bihar

7,24,917 37

401 34

7,14,872 71

9,644

Telangana

6,45,997 591

8,819 54

6,33,371 643

3,807 2

Punjab

5,99,162 32

473 31

5,82,395 63

16,294

Assam

5,68,257 1,275

12,429 213

5,50,534 1,469

5,294 19

Jharkhand

3,47,223 23

239 15

3,41,855 38

5,129

Uttarakhand

3,42,198 37

574 35

3,34,261 71

7,363 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,21,725 118

1,254 43

3,16,090 73

4,381 2

Himachal Pradesh

2,06,369 208

1,304 75

2,01,543 132

3,522 1

Goa

1,71,295 90

1,027 16

1,67,118 72

3,150 2

Puducherry

1,21,059 54

944 38

1,18,320 92

1,795

Manipur

99,872 541

9,814 591

88,480 1,120

1,578 12

Tripura

79,026 304

3,104 12

75,167 292

755

Meghalaya

65,939 350

5,843 200

58,987 537

1,109 13

Chandigarh

61,960 6

33 3

61,116 3

811

Arunachal Pradesh

48,565 305

3,508 167

44,823 469

234 3

Mizoram

40,111 748

12,316 127

27,642 618

153 3

Nagaland

28,004 59

1,300 44

26,130 99

574 4

Sikkim

26,880 126

3,323 131

23,211 256

346 1

Ladakh

20,345 5

57 0

20,081 5

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,650

15 9

10,631 9

4

Lakshadweep

10,207 12

79 4

10,078 8

50

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,539

6 1

7,404 1

129

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