There is no cure for asthma, however a lot of people from around the world turned up to swallow alive fish at Bathini Goud’s camp where they offered free asthma cure.
Rationalists do not believe in this cure, but Gouds state that their yellow paste, parasadam, offers a 100% cure for this condition. According to the health experts, this fish therapy should coexist with other forms of medicines available. The reality check should be before and after the tests conducted on those who take it. Up to date, there has no such research been done.
The Bathani Goud brothers are not the savvy Baba Remedev that records parameters of blood and does lung function test before and after a yoga camp. It is modern-day data which can put to rest many controversy and it is missing at the moment.
They changed the name of their yellow paste from medicine to parasadam, an herbal supplement and continue hard-selling it. They state that the paste cures asthma of their bouts of breathlessness. The live fish travels, wagging its tails and fins through the throat and negotiates the phlegm congestion. This helps the patient be cured. There are a couple dietary restrictions and follow up dosses after the camp.
The doctors smirk at the inadequate scientific explanation of Goud that the fish induces the release of certain enzymes in the stomach as asthma is not connected to esophagus or the stomach lining, or the release of enzymes.
The health experts say that even tablets for asthma go into the stomach and then into the blood stream. They require from the brothers to provide a modern medicine replay. Modern medicine does not know what to do with most of the asthma patients.
The fish can be a tool to carry the medical paste into the body of the patient, some doctors claim. However, there are others who note that the use of fish is not without reason. It is known that the fish contains a particular kind of fatty acid, N3, and those who suffer from heart attack are asked to consume it. N3 is probably helping them with the coronary diseases and can also work with asthma. Basic research on the parasadam can help verify this, though.
There was a concern that the paste contains steroids. The cases were set aside by the courts last month and the pulmonologist from Apollo Hospitals, Dr. Pradyut Waghray, said that the Goud family asks people to come for about 4 years and this made him doubtful. They suspect the use of depot steroids given as a lumpsum one-time dose, causing the effects last loner. However, the presence of steroids was ruled out when there were tests conducted at many places even including the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology.
The ingredients of this cure have to be disclosed, says Jana Vignana Vedika. There are others who believe that this therapy co-exists with other therapies available. A patient, for instance. Came back from the camp with a bout, but there are other patients who had got relief. He notes that people should continue using conventional treatments and use it as add-on therapy.