Union Minister Shripad Naik Says ‘Yoga Can Cure Cancer’ Because Research Says So

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5:53 pm 26 Mar, 2016

Minister of State in the AYUSH ministry,  Shripad Naik, said that a research has proved that yoga can cure diseases like cancer.

During the inauguration of National Arogya fair in Goa on March 26, he said:

“A Bengaluru-based institute has proved with research that diseases like cancer can be cured by yoga. They have proved it.”

He further appealed the people to practice yoga.


Shripad Naik, Minister of State for AYUSH HIndu

Shripad Naik, Minister of State for AYUSH

The union minister also propagated the use of ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homeopathy (AYUSH) as alternative medical practices.

However, he had earlier said that the proponents of AYUSH are not against allopathy. “All the forms of medicines should have health of patient at its focus point,” Naik added.

He emphasize on the integration of medicines so that ailments like cancer, high sugar, obesity and others are uprooted.

Participants at International Yoga Day BBC

Participants at International Yoga Day

Agreeing with him, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar claimed that diseases like AIDS and cancer can be cured by Ayurveda.

“We should conduct necessary research on this aspect so that India can revolutionise the health sector of the world,” he said.

The union minister further announced the proposed tie up with the U.S. in the field of AYUSH to treat cancer.

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