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An Unscientific Approach to Treating Asthma Naturally

A murrel fish is slipped into the throats of patients to heal Asthma

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A family in Hyderabad offers a Natural Asthma Treatment. Pixabay
  • Currently, 300 million people are affected by asthma and 10% population is from India
  • Bathini Goud family offers a Natural Asthma Treatment slips a live Murrel fish along with some herb down into the throats of the patients
  • The family says that the fish clears the throat down the way and this is permanent cure for asthma 

June 26, 2017: Asthma is a chronic inflammation of lungs that affects people of all age groups. There is no cure for asthma and the best way to deal with it is to avoid the triggering agents. It is one of the most chronic common diseases among children and affects approximately 300 million people.

India has around 30 million asthma patients however Hyderabad has a special natural asthma treatment for the patients. In Hyderabad, a Bathini Goud family offers an unconventional method for treatment of Asthma which slips a living Murrel fish along with some herb down into the throats of the patients. This usually lets the patients gagging and they are advised to be on a diet for 45 days. Still, thousands of people visit this place for their treatment.

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The Bathini Goud family says that the fish clears the throat down the way and this is a permanent cure for asthma and other respiratory problems but they refused to reveal the name of the herbs they use along with the Murrel fish and said that it was given to them by a Hindu saint in 1845. Parents of the children with asthma usually pinch their noses and tilt the head back to take this medicine.

Every year, thousands of people visit them for which the dates are declared at the onset of monsoon. Some doctors and rights groups have complained that the medicine is ‘unscientific’. The Indian Government also helps in the fish medicine festival by providing special trains and extra police for the safety and comfort of people.

Prepared by Sumit Balodi of NewsGram. Twitter: @sumit_balodi

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Car Pollution: The Cause of Asthma Among Over 350,000 Children in India

South Korea (31 per cent) had the highest proportion of traffic pollution-attributable childhood asthma incidence. The UK ranked 24th of the 194 countries, the US 25th, China 19th, and India 58th

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Traffic pollution caused asthma among 350,000 children in India, the second largest after China, in 2015, finds a Lancet study that analysed 194 countries.

The study, published in the Lancet Planetary Health, found that the largest number of cases (760,000) of traffic pollution-related asthma were in China.

It could be because China has the second largest population of children and the third highest concentration of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), which is an indicator of traffic pollution.

India had the next largest number of cases (350,000) due to its large population of children, said researchers from the George Washington University in the US. The US (240,000), Indonesia (160,000) and Brazil (140,000) had the next largest burdens.

“Our findings suggest millions of new cases of paediatric asthma could be prevented in cities around the world by reducing air pollution,” said Susan C. Anenberg, Associate Professor at the George Washington University in the US.

Car emissions contribute to global climate change. Pixabay

Globally, the study suggests there are 170 new cases of traffic pollution-related asthma per 100,000 children every year, and 13 per cent of childhood asthma cases diagnosed each year are linked to traffic pollution.

South Korea (31 per cent) had the highest proportion of traffic pollution-attributable childhood asthma incidence. The UK ranked 24th of the 194 countries, the US 25th, China 19th, and India 58th.

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India ranks below other countries for this metric because although levels of other pollutants (particularly PM2.5) in the country are among the highest in the world, NO2 levels (between 2010 and 2012) in Indian cities appear to be lower than or comparable with European and US cities, the researchers said.

“Improving access to cleaner forms of transportation, like electric public transport and active commuting by cycling and walking, would not only lower NO2 levels but would also reduce asthma, enhance physical fitness and cut greenhouse gas emissions,” Anenberg said. (IANS)