One of Bollywood’s leading actors Vidya Balan has just been diagnosed with Dengue fever. On a mind-body level, how do we deal with the epidemic that surrounds us? How do we look at the treatment for Dengue fever?
While the outbreak of Dengue has reached epidemic proportions and governments across India are fighting to contain the spread of dengue on a war footing how can we personally protect ourselves and cleanse our surroundings
By definition according to a paper released by The World Health Organization, Dengue fever is a flu-like illness that affects infants, children and adults of any age. Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by the bite of an infected female Aedes mosquito. However, the symptoms of the illness only appear 3–14 days after the mosquito bite and not immediately.
Important to note is – the Aedes mosquito is most active during the time period of August-October and do not breed when the temperature falls.
The most common symptoms include:
- muscle and joint pains
- in some cases even a skin rash
Sometimes, these symptoms may be confused with the flu. Therefore , if you experience any of the above symptoms over a few days, consult a doctor.
Dengue fever can be diagnosed by doctors with the help of a simple a blood test. There are no particular medicines or antibiotics to cure dengue except the regular medicines to bring down the fever if any. However a number of mind-body defenses and homemade natural medicines and, Ayurvedic Medicine can be taken to prevent and treat Dengue fever.
Drink as much water as possible!
Your body is to be kept hydrated during Dengue fever due to excessive sweating and bodily exertion. The internal toll that dengue fever takes on the body may lead to extreme dehydration.
Locally known as Gaduchi: Delhi-based Nutritionist Anshul Jaibharat says, “In Sanskrit, Giloy is known as ‘Amrita’, which literally translates to ‘the root of immortality, because of its abundant medicinal properties.” Your local gardener will help you identify it and if you live near a nursery most all of them grow this herb.
How to to use Giloy?
Break a handful of stems, submerge them in a bowl of 4 glasses of water, then boil till ¼ of the original quantity of water is left.
You can serve it as a herbal drink you can add a couple of tulsi (basil) leaves along while boiling. If you find it hard to consume, mix it into orange juice. You can consume this herbal decoction thrice a day, one glass full each time.
Giloy is useful in strengthening the immune system and builds up the body’s defense against infections.
“It helps in increasing the platelet count and reduces the symptoms of fever like body ache, chills, feeling low, getting tired easily and nausea,” says Dr. Gargi. You can crush the leaves and consume or drink the juice which helps in flushing out the toxins.
The best way to keep Dengue fever at bay is to consume a drink made by boiling Tulsi leaves and adding about 2 grams of black pepper to it. Moreover, this drink helps in building your immunity and acts as an antibacterial element.
The rich mixture of antioxidants and vitamins in orange juice is ideal for the secondary symptoms of dengue fever and eliminating the virus.
Orange juice helps to promote antibodies of the immune system. It also increases urination, release of toxins, and stimulates cellular repair. This is due to vitamin C’s crucial role in the creation of collagen. Drink twice a day to keep Dengue at bay or reduce its effects.
The best way to protect yourself from Dengue is by keeping your surroundings clean and wearing long-sleeved protective clothing. The dengue mosquito typically attacks during the day. Some experts say the favorite spots are below the elbow and below the knee.
Reduce the mosquito habitat by removing standing water around your house.
Did you know that Dengue is by and large an urban and semi-urban disease. The garbage heaps and open stagnant drains are the single largest breeding ground for mosquitoes? Moreover, if you are in a heavily wooded or tropical area, apply mosquito repellent to any exposed skin and your clothes. If possible, keep exposed skin to a minimum. Ensure that wherever you sleep is fully enclosed, including tears in any mosquito netting that you may be using.
Fever is caused due to a latent fear of some kind!
All of us are at any given time are dealing with one or more fears that nag us. This is a good time to do some introspection as to what those fears are.
Body ache on the other hand especially the joints in your hands and feet are indicative of a fear of movement.
But why do some of us get effected by Dengue fever while others stays healthy?
My reason for that is that some of us in our mind-body state are more vulnerable than others. Therefore, if we, at an energy level are at a dis-ease with our thoughts of fear and movement we are naturally more susceptible to the disease.
So let’s begin with ourselves!
On a mind-body level as a treatment of Dengue fever virus let’s heal out thoughts first.
Every time you get a negative thought rooted in fear specifically of movement, you must replace the negative thought with a positive one.
For example, if we have had a fight with a close friend and though we love her to death do not want to take the step to make up due to a fear of rejection. Thus, tell yourself that you are going to her today and makeup. Change fear and stillness to love and life. This is just one example for you to understand the problem and its solution.
Let’s change fear to love and abundance in every thought that will bring up our energy levels circulation and platelet count will improve.
“The medicine and food we are eating and drinking is all helping us recover from the dis-ease to a position of ease love n light.”
“The good cells in our body are fighting the negative energies within and that the negative energies have returned to their source as love and light.”
I for one would like to do something about the environment around me. I’m more than sure that the Aedes mosquito does not breed much in the water coolers at home. It breeds mostly in the open gutters that run outside, and the heaps of garbage that line the streets of our city, market places and neighborhood garbage dumps.
We need to be more aware of our surroundings. Therefore, do not litter and clean up the garbage, dirt and filth that surrounds us. Clean up our environment and the energies will change for the better to a cleaner purer, greener surrounding filled with positive energies.
Let’s first put ourselves in protection by affirming:
“We are protected from all energies that cause the dengue.”
“Our family is protected and our surroundings are clean and protected.”
“The places we visit offices schools are safe an protected as well.”
“Those around us are practicing cleanliness and hygiene and cleaning their surroundings of any garbage and waste and freeing the surrounding of negative energies and diseases.”
Dengue fever is not fatal. However, if you do not treat the initial symptoms and don;’t take preventive measures you may need a doctor to treat the disease. Recovery from the disease can take much longer. Therefore, at all times affirm that the medicines given by the doctor help my body and that I am healing with them every minute.
Love light and healing to you!