The Ministry of AYUSH, Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH), Govt of India has swung into action and its experts discussed the ways and means of prevention of corona virus infection through homeopathy in the meeting of its Scientific Advisory Board on 28 Jan 2020. It has issued an advisory based on the Indian traditional medicinal practices of Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Unani in an effort to keep the Chinese virus at bay.
AYUSH Advisory. Homeopathy for Prevention of Corona virus Infections
(As published in pib.gov.in govt website)
The outbreak of a mysterious new CoronaVirus is rapidly spreading. The whole world is going through the fear of this Corona Virus, the Research Councils under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India have issued advisory based on the Indian traditional medicine practices; Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Unani.
As per the Alternative medicine practices the following preventive management steps are suggested.
- Maintain personal hygiene.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available.
- Drink Shadang Paniya (Musta, Parpat, Usheer, Chandan,Udeechya & Nagar) processed water (10 gm powder boiled in 1-liter water, until it reduces to half). Store it in a bottle and drink it whenthirsty
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your face during cough or sneeze and wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Preferably, use an N95 mask while traveling or working in public places to avoid droplet transmission If you suspect
- Corona Viral infection, wear a mask and contact your nearest hospital immediately.
* This advocacy is for information only and shall be adopted in consultation with registered Homeopathic practitioners only.
At the instance of Ministry of AYUSH, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) discussed the ways and means of prevention of Corona virus infection through Homeopathy in 64th meeting of its Scientific Advisory Board on 28th January 2020. The Group of Experts inter-alia has recommended that homoeopathy medicine Arsenicum album 30 could be taken as prophylactic medicine against Corona virus infections, which has also been advised for prevention of ILI. It has recommended one doze of Arsenicum album 30, daily in empty stomach for three days. The dose should be repeated after one month by following the same schedule in case Corona virus infections prevail in the community. The Expert Group has further suggested that general hygienic measures for prevention of air-borne infections suggested by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, for prevention of the disease should also be followed by the public.
It also recommended prophylactic measures/ immunomodulatory drugs as per Ayurvedic practices and taking measures to strengthen the immune system through a healthy diet and lifestyle practices.
Can Homeopathy combat corona virus infection? Two independent studies from credible institutions provide credence to theory
A study by 3 scientists at NCBI
(ncbi.nlm.nih.gov ref Article: PMC7272237) 3 scientists from Greece argue that homeopathic intervention could be immediate and very helpful for the patient. They contend that while established medicine has to wait until the cause for the pathology is found, whereas in homeopathy we take into consideration the response of the organism to the causative factor (the totality of the symptoms) in order to start the treatment. Their study offers a logical structure and benefits of homeopathy as a therapeutic system suitable to cope with this pandemic
Using mathematical equations they deduce that dynamics of the pathogenic substance and the dynamics of the pathogenic factor are interrelated with an affine transformation. The study concludes that for the respiratory and systemic symptoms exhibited by the infected patient, professional homeopathic physicians could use dilutions (homeopathic ultra – high diluted succussed solution products) in the early stages of pathology such as Arcenicum Album or Aconitum napellus or Eupatorium perfoliatum or Gelsemium or Ipecacuana. In the later stages Bryonia or Phosphorus as the main drugs, and in the final stages Antimonium Tartaricum or Baptisia or Camphor Officinalis was given
Italian MDs Study as summarized by Dana Ullman (MPH, CCH)
As per a study initiative by SIMO-Italian Society of Homeopathic Medicine in in January 2020 a working group of homeopathic physicians and independent researchers studied 50 corona cases under homeopathic treatment in Italy . In each individual case only one single-component homeopathic medicinal product had been diagnosed and prescribed at a time with only one potency, chosen individually according to the symptoms presented. During the same homeopathic treatment a single medicine (50% of cases) was used, i.e. a sequence of 2 to 6 different medicines and specifically: 2 remedies (32%), 3 remedies (10%), 6 remedies (4%), 4 remedies (2%), 5 remedies (2%). The study forun no adverse events were observed during homeopathic treatments. An overall recovery of patients at resolution of specific symptoms has been commonly observed. The hospitalization rate in this group of 50 patients treated homeopathically for COVID-19 was 0.
Dr.Rajan Sankaran and his recommendations on Corona Virus Infection
Dr. Sankaran a world famous homeopath and a Gold Medalist from the Bombay Homeopathic Medical College has backed Camphor 1M as a potential medicine for COVID-19 on the basis of his research done. As per Rajiv Bajaj (a well know industrialist as quoted in BusinessToday magazine) Dr.Sankaran got access to many COVID-19 patients in countries like Iran, Nepal, Romania, Bolivia, Italy, France and Netherlands and treated them successfully. In the below video he is seen explaining this
In this video Mr. Rajiv Bajaj MD of Bajaj Auto talks of how homeopathy can help build herd immunity against COVID19. He says it is important to try out homeopathy as Vaccination against the epidemic is not available for at least next 1 year. Video courtesy – Aajtak
He says he has used Camphor 1M both as preventive and curative and claims can be effective. Bajaj group has its own homeopathy center PRANA in pune have distributed 67000 vials of Camphor 1M. Each vial has enough pills for 5 people. That means 300000 people have progressively received this homeopathic remedy and to the best of their knowledge nobody has come forward saying they have developed Covid19 symptoms. He has also sent 9000 vials for 45k police personnel in Pune area. Countries like Botswana and Austria has now shown interest in homeopathy as a possible solution in addition to other treatment for COvid19 prevention