Medyu marami na rin ang nagbigay ng kanilang testimoniya ukol sa steam therapy o ‘Tuob” bilang epektibong gamot umano sa c0vid-19, matatandaang pamilya ng kilalang basketball player ang nagsabing nagamot sila sa paraang ‘Tuob’.
Sa isang Public forum naman na pinamumunuan ni Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia noong huwebes, si Mayor Marlon Garcia ng Barili town sa Cebu ay nag testified din na ang kanyang anak na nasa New Jersey kasama ng kanyang asawa ay naka survived sa c0ronavirus disease ng walang anu mang gamot at medical assistance maliban sa “tuob” isang Cebuano term para sa steam therapy.
Ayon pa sa ulat ng GMA News:
Mayor Garcia said that sometime in March, his daughter Tessa –niece of Governor Garcia – called to tell him that she and her African-American husband contracted the cor0navirus disease.
In the video call, she appealed to her father to find a way to take care of her two young children (both below 10 years of age) if she and her husband die.
According to the mayor, all the hospitals in New Jersey at that time refused to admit the symptomatic couple, saying they were already running at maximum capacity, and that they would only admit critical C0VID-19 cases.
Thus, the couple were locked up in their house fearing for their lives, and anxious about their young children.
So, Mayor Garcia said, Tessa in desperation called to tell him about her request to take care of the children.
But he said he told her daughter to at least try the tuob, telling her that she wouldn’t lose anything anyway if she did so.
So, Tessa tried the steam therapy under the instructions of some relatives back in Cebu.
“Boil ginger and lemon and do the steaming under a blanket, inhaling the steam for minutes,” the mayor, in Cebuano, told her daughter via a video call.
Tessa and her husband tried the home remedy twice daily as instructed. And feeling some improvements after the first try, the couple had religiously continued to do so for four days and on the 5th day, all the symptoms were gone, the mayor said.
The couple went to a hospital for their swab test, and they were both found free of the v1rus.
Now, his daughter’s husband is back to his work at the New Jersey transit, the mayor added.
But, while the tuob has been used for hundreds of years in some Asian counties, including the Philippines, there is no scientific and medical evidence yet to prove that the home remedy can cure diseases or have therapeutic value.