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.”
Shripad Naik, Minister of State for AYUSH HIndu
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
“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.