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Homeopathy as a preventive (prophylaxis) for flu like infection

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.

Homeopathy Medicines List for Influenza (Flu), Viral Infection

 

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

Dr.H.S Khaneja recommends Homeopathy for Flu

Herbans Singh Khaneja, (Former president of The Homeopathic Medical Association of India) presently staying and practicing in Canada has acquired about 70 years of clinical experience. He is the author of best selling book “Illustrated Guide to the Homeopathic treatment” which is sold over 200000 copies

Gelsemium 1x (tds) Its use should be considered in the early stage, when chilliness and sneezing are present. Irritating, watery discharge from the nose. No thirst. Severe headache and muscle ache. Nux vomica (tds) If given early at the onset of the disease, averts influenza.
Baptisia Epidemic influenza. Ocimum sanctum 3x (tds) It is an excellent remedy for influenza associated with bone pains, soreness of the body, cough, fever and acute headache.
Carbolicum acidum 2x (tds) Cures most of the cases of influenza. Also removes debility left after the cure when used in 30 potency. Phytolacca dec. (tds) Influenza with sore throat and toothache.
Causticum 200 (od) High fever without chill. Great weakness. Coryza – free watery discharge, nose stopped. Soreness and bruised sensation all over the body and involuntary urination on coughing. Picricum acidum (tds), Phosphorus (tds), Cocculus ind. (tds) Mental weakness remaining after influenza. The patient shows his inability to do any men-tal work.
Cotyledon (tds), Baptisia (tds) A delirium during severe influenza with sensation as if the body is separated into parts. Pyrogenium (tds) It works wonderfully and cures the influenza when there is high temperature, sleeplessness and thick nasal discharge.
Dulcamara (tds) Influenza during rainy season in cold weather or when the nights are cold and days are comparatively hot. Sore throat with cough. Rhus tox. (tds) Hard tickling cough. Great chilliness. Pain in the legs. Restlessness. Dry tongue with triangular tip and temperature. Tired, bruised sensation all over the body and soreness of chest on coughing.
Eucalyptus 3x (tds) Influenza with fever of a relapsing character. Nose feels stuffed. Discharge thin and watery, drips even when bending the head forward. Sabadilla (tds) Fever with too much sneezing which shakes the whole body. Sore throat and headache.
Eupatorium perf. 3x (tds) Influenza with white blisters on the tongue. Vomiting of bile. Bone ache. Sneezing and loose cough. Soreness of chest on coughing. Fever followed by chill. Sacrolacticum acidum (tds) Influenza with nausea, uncontrollable vomiting and extreme weakness.
Euphrasia (tds) Coryza with cough and sneezing. Irritation and watering of the eyes. Solanum lyc. (tds) Influenza with severe aching pains all over the body. Pains left after influenza. Symptoms worse in open air.
Influenzinum 200 (od) It is given as a preventive for safety against this disease to those not affected by it, when influenza has come into the family. Treatment can also be started with it, it cuts short the disease. Sulphur 200 (hs) If by the use of the other indicated remedies, the temperature does not subside – a dose will have the desired effect.
Kalium bich. (tds) Persistent ropy discharge with sense of obstruction in the nose. Symptoms are aggravated in cold damp weather and better by warmth of bed Thallium (tds) Specially suitable in cases of chronic influenza with violent pains and trembling of the limbs. The temperature is low.
Kalium iod. 6x (tds) It is a prophylactic against colds and influenza. Thuja occ. 200 (od) One dose a week and Gelsemium 30 – one dose daily acts as a preventive of influenza during its epidemic.
Lycopersicum escu. (tds) Influenza with severe aching pains all over the body. Pains left after influenza. Symptoms, worse open air. Tuberculinum 1M (hs) Recurrent influenza with long continued teasing cough.
Lycopodium (tds) Pains left after influenza. Avena sativa Q A best tonic for debility remaining after cure of the disease. Give 20 drops a dose in warm water.
Medorrhinum 200 (hs) A good antidote for the effects of influenza. Bryonia alba (tds) Indigestion remaining after influenza. Intense nausea worse by motion, better from eructations and hot drinks or when the influenza is accompanied with pains in the chest.
Natrium sal. 3x (tds) One of the best remedies for the prostrating after-effects of influenza. Carbo veg. 200 (od) After-effects of influenza, like debility or cough. Give a dose daily.
Natrium sulph. 6x (tds) A good remedy for influenza when it is in epidemic form. Influenza during rainy or wet season. Thick yellow discharge and salty mucus. Cough with bursting pain in the head and flow of tears. Weakness left due to flu.

2 thoughts on “Homeopathy as a preventive (prophylaxis) for flu like infection”

  1. We have been getting a lot of calls from our patients and clients, our friends and relatives, our students and our Facebook followers asking our advice on the use of homeopathy to prevent the Corona virus infection. This has become even more urgent for them since the cases are rising globally and the WHO has now declared it a pandemic.

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