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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 127-133

Ayurveda management of COVID-19 on the principles of psychoneuroimmunology

1 Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, SAS Ayurvedic College, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Vikriti Vigyan, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Mamta Tiwari
Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joa.joa_62_20

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Introduction: Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV2 that can spread between animals and humans. Ayurveda and yoga, popular traditional and complementary medicine systems, have prophylactic and therapeutic potential that may be the answer to the global search of a comprehensive preventive strategy against COVID 19.The objective of study is to explore and provide an integrated understanding of basic preventive principles of Ayurveda in light psychoneuroimmunology. Methods: The present review study was carried out by collecting the literature and research finding from various classical and modern texts books, online reports and online research articles in Google Scholar and PubMed Database. Results: In this review it was revealed that the practices of Dinacharya (daily regimen), Ritucharya (seasonal regimen), Ayurveda dietetics, yoga, Achara Rasayana (rejuvenation through right code of conduct), and Rasayana (rejuvenation) drugs may have a comprehensive area of influence on the nervous, endocrine, and digestive systems and immune functions of the body. Conclusion: The attempts have been made to deliver an integrated understanding of the above principles in light of psychoneuroimmunology. Adopting these principles may have the restorative role of health and immunity by reducing the susceptibility for COVID infection.

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