Homeopathy…. an answer to the Corona Virus?
Viruses, to which there is no natural immunity, can be deadly. The influenza of 1580 swept through Russia and Europe wiping out whole cities. Native Americans, who were devastated by the measles virus brought by the French and British, lost 95% of their population. Then there was the famous outbreak of the Spanish Flu in 1918 where 25 million died in the first 25 weeks, in all up to 50 million people died. One of the reasons I became a homeopath was my own father’s miraculous recovery from the 1918 Spanish Flu after taking the homeopathic remedy, Gelsemium when he was 6 months old. The next door neighbor, a little 2-year-old girl whose parents also sought homeopathic care also recovered rapidly.
Homeopathy has an impressive history of treating viruses of treating and/or preventing epidemics such as, cholera, small pox, malaria, diphtheria, whooping cough, polio, meningitis and the devastating 1918 flu pandemic. A Philadelphian, Dean Pearson, collected information on 26, 795 cases treated homeopathically with a mortality rate of 1.05% compared with a 30% rate using conventional treatment. This is just one study of many but all with the same positive results.
What does this mean for treating the Corona Virus today? Presently, conventional medical medications can only provide supportive care for pain and fever. But, what about homeopathy? Can it help? The short answer is, yes.
Homeopaths do not need a name for a virus or condition, we need symptoms. Symptoms alone are enough. No matter what strain of virus is the cause, homeopathy has many remedies that will either prevent or treat a wide range of symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are selected based on symptom similarity. One must match the “characteristic symptoms” (unusual or particular) to the person, not the common ones like sore throat, cough, headache, etc., such as how you are experiencingyour fever. We care about the details: when did it begin? Is the face flushed or pale? Is the subject restless or lethargic? When a remedy is given which matches the symptoms a person is manifesting, it stimulates his/her immune system, strengthening the overall level of health.
In an outbreak, homeopaths can determine the symptoms affecting the majority of patients and arrive at the one or few remedies needed to treat most cases. Those remedies will often work to prevent the disease as well. We don’t know yet.
Cases need to be assessed in order to determine what remedies will be needed for the Corona Virus in the US. There may be some differences between countries. Soon we will know. Stay tuned.
1. Beckley Stearns, Hpathy - www.hpathy.com Feb.2020 Treatment of Influenza