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    Smile Tuob - Traditional Cure for Covid-19???

    Tuob is a Crbuano word, a dialect mainly used by people from Cebu which means to make oneself sweat by wrapping one's body in a blanket while on all fours above a pot of steaming boiled mixture of mixed herbs and salt, often to cure oneself of illnesses. Its closest Western counterpart is sauna. In theory, it supposedly heats the body to extreme high temperatures causing one to sweat-off toxins and kill the virus in the process.

    This hasn't been proven by modern science, but traditional
    healers are theorizing that this method could be effective against the virus.

    Might be worth a try considering that they still haven't found a cure or vaccine for Covid-19.
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    Interesting hypothesis, but here where I am you don't need to create a "sauna" all that is needed is to go outside and do a bit of physical activity.
    Its so bloody hot and humid that it replicates being in a sauna.
    I suppose the herbs are missing but you could take some KFC with you to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GracelessFawn View Post
    while on all fours
    sounds exciting

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    sounds exciting
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    Quote Originally Posted by GracelessFawn View Post
    a) This hasn't been proven by modern science, b) but traditional
    healers are theorizing that this method could be effective against the virus.
    a) until it is proven by the scientific method, it's akin to voodoo, b) traditional healers are the vested interests in this case: chants, dances and beheading chickens are persuasive primarily to the poorly educated or merely poor...

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    Nothing wrong with a hot herbal sauna, clears the toxins out.
    Tried a ginger sauna in Phuket once, then straight in the icy plunge pool after.
    Doubt it would work on Covid but you never know..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Doubt it would work on Covid
    ...crux of the issue...

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    not unless you can heat your body up to over 56C

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    My mom did that thing too when we were young and had colds/ runny nose - steam bath inside a blanket. There was a pot with hot water and herbs (usually lemon grass, twisted into a knot). Sometimes she put Vicks vaporub into the water if we didn't have lemon grass. We weren't on all fours, but doing the "Indian sit" - Indian meaning Native American. The objective was to clear your nasal passages, make you sweat and decrease your fever.

    I don't know if it will work with Covid-19. Maybe yes, for those with mild symptoms. But for those who develop pneumonia, difficulty of breathing, need ventilator - then they need ICU. The docs may prescribe some meds but it's basically your own body fighting the infection.

    I saw this yesterday - a 24 y.o. Filipina doing her masteral degree in Berlin got it, and has recovered since. She got her results 3 days after going to the hospital. She had mild symptoms only. It's in Taglish, but you'll be able to understand some of it.

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    Experience of a 33 y. o. healthy Italian man was very different - he had to be intubated. Said at first he didn't believe in the hype, that he was safe from it bcos he was young, and then he got seriously ill. Saw this few days ago. Interview with English subtitles.



    Mods, if the vids need to be in the great Covid thread, pls do so. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    I don't know if it will work with Covid-19.
    ...crux of the issue...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GracelessFawn View Post
    In theory, it supposedly heats the body to extreme high temperatures causing one to sweat-off toxins and kill the virus in the process.

    So it does the same thing you body would naturally do when it goes into a fever state to fight sickness.
    That's just natural healing with extra steps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
    That's just natural healing with extra steps.
    with GF on all fours , hot and sweaty , huffing drugs - what could go wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by GracelessFawn View Post
    Tuob is a Crbuano word, a dialect mainly used by people from Cebu which means to make oneself sweat by wrapping one's body in a blanket while on all fours above a pot of steaming boiled mixture of mixed herbs and salt, often to cure oneself of illnesses. Its closest Western counterpart is sauna. In theory, it supposedly heats the body to extreme high temperatures causing one to sweat-off toxins and kill the virus in the process.

    This hasn't been proven by modern science, but traditional
    healers are theorizing that this method could be effective against the virus.

    Might be worth a try considering that they still haven't found a cure or vaccine for Covid-19.
    Might not do the job but if it has any positive effect at all something must be better than nothing, if only the psycho value.

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    ^ Your drum room might serve the sauna purpose mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GracelessFawn View Post
    Tuob is a Crbuano word, a dialect mainly used by people from Cebu which means to make oneself sweat by wrapping one's body in a blanket while on all fours above a pot of steaming boiled mixture of mixed herbs and salt, often to cure oneself of illnesses.
    Thai women do a similar thing after having a baby. They believe it helps to heal their insides quicker.

    Fundamental in traditional postpartum recovery in Lao PDR is the use of hotbeds, mother roasting, steam sauna and steam baths. During these treatments medicinal plants play a crucial role, but little has been published about how the treatments are carried out precisely, which species are used, the medicinal properties of these species, and the medicinal efficacy of their chemical constituents. Sixty-five interviews, in 15 rural villages, with women of 4 different ethnic groups were conducted to survey confinement rituals, and postpartum plant use and salience. Essential oils from the main species used were extracted using steam distillation and the main chemical constituents characterized using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). A total of 10 different species were used by three or more of the ethnic groups included in this study. All species were used in steam sauna and bath, but only 3 species were used in hotbed and mother roasting. Essential oils of Amomum villosum, Amomum microcarpum and Blumea balsamifera were found to contain significant amounts of the following terpenes: β-pinene, camphor, bornyl acetate, borneol, linalool, D-limonene, fenchone, terpinen-4-ol and α-terpinene. Many of these terpenes have documented antimicrobial and analgesic properties, and some have also synergistic interactions with other terpenes. The mode of application in hotbed and mother roasting differs from the documented mechanisms of action of these terpenes. Plants in these two practices are likely to serve mainly hygienic purposes, by segregating the mother from infection sources such as beds, mats, stools, cloth and towels. Steam sauna medicinal plant use through inhalation of essential oils vapors can possibly have medicinal efficacy, but is unlikely to alleviate the ailments commonly encountered during postpartum convalescence. Steam sauna medicinal plant use through dermal condensation of essential oils, and steam bath cleansing of the perineal area is possibly a pragmatic use of the reported medicinal plants, as terpene constituents have documented antimicrobial, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

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    Making Love until you work up a sweat, it supposedly heats the body to extreme high temperatures causing one to sweat-off toxins and kill the virus in the process.
    Might be worth a try considering that they still haven't found a cure or vaccine for Covid-19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Making Love until you work up a sweat, it supposedly heats the body to extreme high temperatures causing one to sweat-off toxins and kill the virus in the process.
    Might be worth a try considering that they still haven't found a cure or vaccine for Covid-19.
    And if it doesn't work, at least you'll die happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    ^ Your drum room might serve the sauna purpose mate.
    Hmm, not sure that would help get rid of the damp.

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    In PI, old folks used this method when they catch a cold, have a flu, or feeling under the weather. This process heats the body more than the sauna does and based on experience, makes me sweat much more.

    It's handy to have soups, broths and porridge ready when doing this, as the process itself releases loads of body fluid.

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    I think you will have to post up step by step pictorial instructions grace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    a) until it is proven by the scientific method, it's akin to voodoo, b) traditional healers are the vested interests in this case: chants, dances and beheading chickens are persuasive primarily to the poorly educated or merely poor...
    True, but if you think about it, you're mimicking the body's natural reaction against diseases in a much more aggressive way, subjecting the body to extreme temperatures. Some believe that the tuob process must be repeated 3 times in a2 to 3-day interval.

    @Katie, you are dead on about the process cleaning air passages.

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