Yoga cures mysterious fever in Bengal villages

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Bangaon, Oct 31 (UNI) Panic prevailed among poor villagers in this border district of North 24-Parganas after a large number of people reportedly suffered from a mysterious fever with irritation and swelling of skin along with acute headache that claimed some lives already, health officials here said.

After medicines from specialist physicians failed to heal them, many took yoga and that gave them some relief, they added. The disease was yet to be identified, although initial reports said it was chikungunia, a trophycal fever.

At least a few hundred of patients, who suffered from this disease, both male and female, found positive results after taking some yoga exercises, claimed by Jayanta Das of Ananda Yoga Mission.

The mission already set up three few camps at Bongaon and Gobardanga bordering Bangladesh, where modern medical facilites are inadequate, and treated some 300 patients for the last three days, said DAs today. The misson's three teachers including two females took charge of the camps and were conducing yoga among the affected people.

Mr Das claimed that they had prescribed some exercises of systematic respiration as a mean for correcting pulse movement to remit fever, and Pranayam gives the patients relief from pains and swelling skins. Many of the patients, who had practised such exercises twice a day not less than 15 minutes each, got good results, said an elderly camper.

Khuku Mandal of Laxmipur of Gobardanga, who was suffering from such unknown fever, said that she was now fine after doing yoga in just few days.


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