Fasting can be used to treat various diseases. Fasting’s medical efficacy has been effectively utilized since the 1950’s. Supervision is used in monitoring the health of those who are fasting. Fasting regimens for medical intervention can vary; the times can range from 14 days to a month (under supervision).
In Russia, Dr. Yuri Nikolaev developed a fasting regimen in the 1950. Under his care, psychologically distressed patients returned to regular life after fasting. In addition to treating psychological disorders, the observation was made of improved physical health as a by-product of fasting.
Although many officials of the time disputed Nikolaev claims, a large study was undertaken to analyze and quantify the effects of fasting. Analysis were conducted in the physiological, biological, and encephalographic analysis. These studies revealed that among those who instituted a fasting regimen, their health return to normalcy at a rate of approximately 0.7:1. Wellness was a trend that resulted from fasting.
Various health issues have been addressed through fasting. They include: diabetes, hypertension, allergies, Rheumatism, Bronchial Issues, Cardiovascular disorders, Gastrointestinal disorders, Digestive issues, Bone / Skin disorders. These are treated with the program developed by Dr. Nikolaev at the Goryachinsk Conservatory in Russia. Activities that support the efficacy of the fasting regimen include saunas, massage, body wraps, exercise, hot springs immersion and walking are part of the program.
These are just some observations on fasting. They are not meant to be taken as medical advice. Consult your medical doctor or naturopath for clarification on this topic.