Studies on flu like H1NI led to info on homoeo meds: Govt

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New Delhi, Mar 13: Studies on influenza like the H1N1 during swine flu pandemic in 2009 has resulted in identification of specific homoeopathic medicines, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik said this in a written reply, in response to a question in Parliament.

Swine Flu

"Collaborative studies on influenza like illness (ILI) and H1N1, conducted by Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) during pandemic of H1N1 in 2009 resulted in identification of specific homoeopathic medicines.

"A multi-centric randomised placebo controlled trial with individualised homoeopathic treatment in ILI has also been conducted," Naik said.

He said a preliminary study conducted by Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) in collaboration with Jamia Hamdard in New Delhi on Pulmonary Tuberculosis (Diq-e-Revi) have shown significant effects of Unani drugs as immunomodulator leading to better and early resolution of lesions.

Immunomodulators weaken or modulate the activity of the immune system while a lesions is a region in an organ or tissue which has suffered damage through injury.

Naik also said Homoeopathy has a positive role to decrease viral load in HIV-positive patients, increase CD4 count and improve the quality of life.

He said that various research councils have undertaken large number of projects on various diseases and majority of these projects are mostly multi-centric covering more than one state.

"Studies in respect of above projects have been completed. The results have also shown that Homoeopathy has a positive role to decrease viral load in HIV-positive patients, increase CD4 count and improve the quality of life," Naik said.

PTI

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