Swine Flu – H1N1 Prevention (Simple Advices)

** just received the advice below from a dear friend and I have recognized some of the common natural and simple ways we are learning in sahaja yoga to maintain and protect the physical/gross aspects of  2 chakras (Vishudhi – the energy centre at the base of our neck and Hamsa chakra – at the level of our sinuses). Hope you’ll find the advice below useful and truly Sahaj!

Prevent Swine Flu – Good Advice

Dr. Vinay Goyal is an MBBS,DRM,DNB (Intensivist and Thyroid specialist) having clinical experience of over 20 years. He has worked in institutions like Hinduja Hospital , Bombay Hospital , Saifee Hospital , Tata Memorial etc. Presently, he is heading our Nuclear Medicine Department and Thyroid clinic at Riddhivinayak Cardiac and Critical Centre, Malad (W).

The following message given by him, I feel makes a lot of sense and is important for all to know

The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it’s almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is.

While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):

1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications) .

2. “Hands-off-the- face” approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).

3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don’t trust salt)… H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don’t underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.

4. Similar to 3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water.. Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population. Neti pots and sinus rinse kits are available at the drug store and relatively inexpensive…. under $15.

5. *Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.

6. Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you can. Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.

** In case you know similar simple and effective advices, please drop a line/comment/reply. Thank you.

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Chandra Sekhar

    You always think of your Sahaja Family, don’t you!

  2. Elsie

    Thanks for this information. I don’t intend to get any shots as there hasn’t been enough careful research.

    I am going to pass it on to those to my friends who use natural products,.

  3. Peter Corden

    Dear Ioana,

    This “SWine Flu” prevention method is a wonderful assistance to us keeping strong and clear communication .. Sincere thanks to Dr Goyal ! Much Sahaj love Peter Corden

  4. Cristina Braña

    Dear Ioana and whole sahaj family,

    Aromatherapy may be also very helpful in preventing infectious disease, both applied to persons (ex. we can rub our hands with tea-tree oil in some alcoholic lotion – 70 º alcohol plus water- when needed, or several times a day, specially when in direct touch to general public) or to specific places, such as schools, offices, hospitals!!, ecc. But please do not get shot – it’s very important (sorry the major definite information I have is in Spanish, but I’m sure there’s some in English as well)

    All the best from Spain

  5. Judi Desmond

    I’m looking for more info about not getting the H1N1 flu vaccination. I work with 60-100 adult English as a Second Language learners every day. Those are just my students. J

  6. Claudia

    Thank you so much for these natural techniques to keep healthy. Sending out healthy thoughts 🙂 Claudia

  7. Esoronync

    h1 n1?
    I have bought Tamiflu here and I am pleased. Delivery all over the world!

  8. Amanda

    Very useful advice for prevention. If I have been out, when I get home I always wash my hands and face as a matter of course. I’ve had one respiratory infection in ten years. I use Neem toothpaste and soap, can’t praise those enough. Love, Amanda from UK

  9. Prof.K. Narsimha Reddy

    What is not very clear from THIS advice is that whether we can prevent HINI FLU BY ENLIGHTENING VISHUDHI AND HAMSA chekras.
    Kindly clarify.

  10. adrian

    One simple idea… do not reside in “Fear” about anything… it is a “barrier” to the subtle system in which we are bathed. Consciously choose to stay in balance with respect to thought as with all other things.

  11. Rajinee

    It’s so surreal! Twelve years later the same advice from Dr. Goyal is applicable for Covid-19.

  12. Jolanta

    very helpful advice. thank you

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