Homeopathy has an incredible track record when it comes to treating viruses. The situation can be frustrating, since conventional medicine has very little treatment for viral infections, including Coronavirus or COVID-19.
Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine that has been used globally for over 200 years, by millions of people all over the world. Homeopathy is listed and the second most widley used form of medicine worldwide by the World Health Organization (WHO). Homeopathy helps the body to heal itself, safely and effectively, without any dangerous side effects or suppressive drugs. All Homeopathic remedies are made in a standardized manner, under strict Homeopathic Pharmacopeia and FDA guidelines.
Homeopathy has a rich history in epidemics in different parts of the world.
One of the most famous being the success of Homeopathic medicine in the 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic. The mortality rate of people treated with traditional medicine and drugs was over 28%, while those treated by Homeopathic physicians had a mortality rate of just 1.05%!
By the late historian Julian Winston: https://homstudies.com/academy/some-history-of-the-treatment-of-epidemics-with-homeopathy-julian-winston/
In epidemics, a large number of people have same symptoms. The symptoms of this group are studied and most the similar Homeopathic remedy. This remedy is selected as the Genus Epidemicus for that epidemic. This Genus Epidemicus is administered to healthy people in that particular region, to prevent or lessen the illness from that particular disease.
This same method is being followed for the current SARS-CoV2 or COVID-19 outbreak.
We now have many cases which have been treated successfully, using only Homeopathic remedies.
The virus appears to go through somewhat predictable stages of the illness.
COVID-19 symptoms may include
Coronavirus affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms that may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of the following:
Repeated shaking with chills
Loss of smell or taste
This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
If you develop any of these emergency warning signs for COVID-19, seek emergency medical attention immediately:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
The CDC believes that symptoms of SARS-CoV2 or COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days to up to 24 days after exposure. This infectious period is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS viruses. The latest situation summary updates are available on CDC’s web page 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
Below is a list of Homeopathic Remedies reported to have treated these symptoms nicely
All remedies may be used in either a 30C potency or 200C potency. 30C is a medium strength, and is often all that is needed. 1M to 10M may be used when symptoms are more intense or severe.
If a remedy does not act or alleviate symptoms, after three doses, no closer than 15 minutes apart, then it is not the correct remedy. Retake the case and choose a different remedy.
Acute illnesses go through stages. It may be necessary to change remedies, as the symptom picture changes. In this way, we are “chasing symptoms” with remedies, so to speak, until the case is resolved.
Homeopathy works best when matched with the totality of the symptoms.
Below you will find links provided to Homeopathic Materia Medica, in order to differentiate which remedy is needed, using guiding symptoms such as:
The character of the sensation (tight, burning, raw), the mood or mental state of the patient (fear, anxiety, restless, irritable, does not want to be questioned, lethargic), generalities (hot, cold, sweaty, dry, flushed, pale, air hunger, thirst), desires (warm vs. cold drinks, foods, fresh air, etc.) and modalities such “What makes it better?” and “What makes it worse?”
- CIMEX LECTULARIUS
- Coronavirus Covid-19 nosode
There is no agreed upon Genus Epidemicus as of this writing.
India ~ The Indian government recommended the Homeopathic remedy Arsenicum-album-30C, as a prophylactic to Coronavirus or COVID-19. The results are still preliminary, but so far, India is showing remarkably low infection rates, despite its close proximity to China.
*I am currently suggesting that this remedy may be taken daily, for 3 days in a row, and once-a-week, thereafter. Daily, to be continued, if you have an outbreak in your area or were knowingly exposed.
Other Homeopaths are suggesting Bryonia-alba-30C as the prophylactic or genus epidemicus. This is also a strong contender. This remedy would be also be used in a 30C potency, in the same way.
This information is derived from about 50 case reports with symptoms, that were collected by an Iranian doctor working with diagnosed COVID-19 patients, in Iran.
Those cases reports were sent to renowned Homeopath Dr. Rajan Sankaran who, based on the symptoms provided, suggested the Homeopathic remedy Camphora as a treatment.
Information from approximately 8 of the cases – their symptoms and treatment responses were provided in detail in the document below.
Those given the remedy recovered much more quickly than expected from their exhaustion and collapse.
Some were able to return to work within the week.
As a result, the document recommended Camphora-1M, twice a day as a preventative and 10M every 3-hours, once symptoms begin.
Proposed Genius Epidemicus according to research conducted by world renowned Homeopath Dr. Divya Chhabra is a lesser known remedy called Cimex Lectularius:
Cimex is an ancient remedy for intermittent fever.
A characteristic symptom is: “Weariness and inclination to stretch.” The flexors are most affected, pains in all joints as if tendons were contracted and too short, every motion or stretching of arms or legs causes tightening pain in them.
Pains in all joints as if tendons contracted during chill.
Chill commences with clenching of hands and violent raging.
Before chill, thirst and heaviness in legs, less thirst with chill, still less with dry heat, none with sweat.
After the chill, thirst, but drinking causes violent headache, tickling in larynx causing dry, continuous cough.
Gagging and belching at end of cough.
Heat with gagging, oesophagus feels constricted.
Musty smelling sweats.
Tertian and quartan intermittents.
Chill slight, thirst some days, none other days, shiverings, passed water twice during chill, chill worse by lying down, increase of cough if he drinks water during chill. Stools with hemorrhoidal sufferings.
Stools hard in small balls, urging to stool, after the discharge of a small piece of white stool, rectum closes firmly.
Incontinence of urine.
Urine hot, brown or red sediment.
Frequent erections in morning, seminal emissions.
Stretching or extending the part worse.
Weariness compels to lie down.
Sitting worse pain in small of back.
During rest: in morning, sweat on nose.
Symptoms worse in morning.
Worse By drinking. The whole right side is especially affected.
Sensation as if he could creep into himself and on that account could not sufficiently crouch together.
His own sweat is disgusting to him.
Clenching of hands with violent rage at beginning of chill.
Anxiety after chill.
Confusion of head as if headache would ensue.
Pain like needle stitches in vertex with cough.
Headache, almost depriving him of the power of thinking, most violent during the chill, caused by drinking.
Sweating on head, nose and chest.
Annoying dryness of nostrils.
Fluent coryza with pressure in frontal sinuses.
Constant sneezing in forenoon.
Sweat on nose, morning, during rest.
Tongue coated white.
Swollen feeling of the tongue.
Feeling as if burnt on the tongue, in the region of the palate and the upper anterior gums.
Dryness of the throat, causing him to drink all day.
Esophagus constricted, during the hot stage.
Pain in the liver, as if it had been strained by bending the right side inward, the spot is painful when touching it and when coughing.
Colic, followed by emissions of flatulence or liquid stools.
Stool and Anus.
Stools hard, in small balls.
After the discharge of a small piece of white stool the rectum closes firmly.
Stools with hemorrhoidal sufferings.
Urine brown, with a deposit of sediment (during the fever, when he drinks).
Dry cough, with gagging, as if he would vomit, with perspiration.
Breathing oppressed after chill.
Chest feels oppressed during chill.
After chill, heaviness in middle of chest, anxiety.
Pain in the small of the back, extending over the abdomen, with distension of the abdomen.
Pain in the small of the back, worse when sitting.
Weariness in loins, must sit down.
Painfulness in all joints, sensation as if the tendons were too short (during the chill).
Pain in right shoulder and the anterior muscles of the chest, extending through the whole arm down to the nails, the fingers feel as if they had gone to sleep.
At beginning of chill, draws fingers together making a first.
During chill knee-joints most contracted, the legs cannot be extended.
At the end of chill, the legs feel tired, the position of legs must be changed constantly, this ceases during the hot stage.
Hamstrings feel too short, knees flexed, attempting to stretch them causes pain in thighs.
Knees feel cold as from a cold wind.
Pain in recti muscles of thighs, with oppression of the chest, shortness of breath, and frequent, deep inspiration, with a sensation as if he would creep into himself, and on that account could not sufficiently crouch together, every attempt to stretch out arms or legs causes tensive pain in these parts, and he suffers thirst rather than move.
Great drowsiness, falls asleep when sitting in the morning.
Irresistible sleepiness during chill.
Frequent yawning, with cold feeling on skin.
Pulse feeble, intermitting.
Before the cold stage, thirst, heaviness in the lower extremities.
At the beginning of the chill, clenching of the hands and violent rage.
Chilliness over the whole body, followed by dry heat, which is succeeded by some moisture over the skin.
During the chill painfulness in all the joints, sensation as if the tendons were too short, the knee-joints are most contracted, the legs cannot be extended, the chest feels oppressed, obliging one to take a long breath frequently, irresistible sleepiness.
At the end of the chill the legs feel tired, the position of the legs has to be changed constantly, this ceases during the hot stage.
After the chill thirst, and when he drinks he is attacked with violent headache, which almost deprives him of the power of thinking, tickling in the larynx, causing a continuous dry cough, oppression of breathing, heaviness in the middle of the chest, anxiety.
Amelioration if he does not drink.
During the hot stage gagging in the esophagus, which impedes inspiration, the water drunk to allay the gagging goes down at intervals only, the esophagus feels constricted.
If he drinks during the fever he passes soon after very hot brown urine, depositing a good deal of sediment.
The perspiration, after the hot stage, is accompanied by hunger.
Perspiration mostly on the head and chest.
During the intermittent fever, constipation, stools dry.
This remedy looks very promising!
Suggested dose: Prevention – 30C, 3-days in a row, once-a-week thereafter, as long as the threat exists.
Active illness – 1M-10M potency.
TREATING ACCORDING TO SYMPTOMS: (click on the link for remedy description)
First sign, fever
Dry cough, achy muscles
Shortness of breath, pneumonia
#1 Antimonium-tartaricum: http://www.homeoint.org/books/boericmm/a/ant-t.htm
Lingering after effects, fatigue
Homeopathic products are classified as drugs under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). Specific regulatory guidance for the marketing of Homeopathic drugs is given in a U.S. FDA Compliance Policy Guide. Homeopathic medicines must comply with FDA labeling requirements and be manufactured in accordance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices. Manufacturers of Homeopathic products must also register with the FDA and may be subject to FDA inspections.
Homeopathic remedies can be purchased at many local natural food grocers and online.
Online Homeopathic Pharmacies
(see me for prescription)
(see me for prescription)
Hahnemann Labs is currently offering what they are calling their Homeopathic 2020 Kit, containing many of the remedies used for Coronavirus. This kit can also be customized to meet your needs. https://www.hahnemannlabs.com/cgi-bin/start.cgi/hahnemannlabs.com/home-first-aid-kit.html
(see me for prescription)
Vitamin C: Based on the work of Dr. Thomas Levy Vitamin C proved to be successful in China for COVID-19. Patients were given 24 grams of intravenous (IV) Vitamin C per day, at 1 gram per hour to prevent cytokine storm – which a bad immune response.
1,000 milligrams (mg) = 1 gram
Liposomes are tiny, nano-sized bubbles that mimic the body’s own cell membranes and are designed to protect the Vitamin C as it travels through the body. Liposomes also have the ability to travel through the body’s cells aiding and accelerating absorption.
The liposomal form of Vitamin C is similar to IV Vitamin C in terms of absorption.
We recommend adults take 1,000 mg Vitamin C daily, as ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbate or the liposomal form for overall immune health.
We also recommend the use of megadosing of the liposomal form of Vitamin C during illness.
Intravenous (IV) Vitamin C has long been considered a superior form of Vitamin C, especially when it comes to megadosing. However, more recent studies on Vitamin C bioavailability and liposomal technology have proved to yield similar results.
Although an IV method does provide a higher dose of Vitamin C, liposomal products demonstrate that more of the nutrient is actually delivered to the tissue cells since liposomal Vitamin C is a lipid substance and act to fully protect the nutrient it encapsulates. Since it is the amount of the nutrient absorbed that determines the effectiveness of the treatment, liposomal vitamins are quickly becoming a cost-effective and safe alternative to IV Vitamin C megadosing.
*During illness 24 grams per day, at 1 gram an hour, for 7 days is suggested.
Study on Vitamin C being used during Covid-19: https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13054-020-02851-4
Vitamin D: Vitamin D3 supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data.
Zinc: The role of zinc in antiviral immunity.
N-acetyl cysteine or NAC: N-Acetylcysteine to Combat COVID-19: An Evidence Review. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7649937/
Quercetin w/ Bromelain
The prophylaxis and treatment potential of supplements for COVID-19: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7462519/
Possible connection with mortality rates and deficiency of these nutrients in older populations
- S-Acetyl-Glutathion: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7402141/
- Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ): https://examine.com/supplements/pyrroloquinoline-quinone/?fbclid=IwAR16-sYZ-Cyc79qT4I7HLJXfesVbmUB4Knkuw5tq8hd6fJFOrBmFSGY8Rwc
- Nitric Oxide – also called L Arginine: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2021/nj/d0nj03823g#!divAbstract
- Melatonin: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7102583/
Surviving Coronavirus: https://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19.html
A word on Elderberry
Elderberry is excellent, and medically sound, as an antiviral for many flu and respiratory issues. However, for the Coronavirus, its best to AVOID Elderberry at this time. As an immune stimulant, it can cause your lungs to damage themselves with this particular virus.
The mechanism in question is a cytokine storm as referenced in The Lancet: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30305-6/fulltext?fbclid=IwAR2N_WGWKmL6x-OSeT_EV4BtufaN812KHf5dAdIrC_aWFQpMhLsM6kurjuU](https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30305-6/fulltext?fbclid=IwAR2N_WGWKmL6x-OSeT_EV4BtufaN812KHf5dAdIrC_aWFQpMhLsM6kurjuU)
Elderberry increases cytokine response, so when the body is already attacking itself in a cytokine storm, the Elderberry further strengthens the response.
We understand Elderberry mechanisms very well, and we know that the COVID-19 is seeing a lot of cytokine damage, in the more acute cases and fatalities. This virus has not been known long enough for more solid science on the direct interactions yet.
Since Elderberry is known to feed this immune response, and this immune response is causing harm with Coronavirus, I am recommending that it not be used at this time.
The effect of Sambucol, a black elderberry-based, natural product, on the production of human cytokines: I. Inflammatory cytokines: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/11399518/?fbclid=IwAR0k2yltEbmwugs7qsczz6ur5FzEP2cIKje0i_jpeTUYr6R67acS33G6Ob8
*Consider the use of Usnea and Reishi mushroom, in place of Elderberry.
Tina is a Classical Homeopath in Portland, Oregon. She is currently accepting new patients located anywhere in the United States by phone or Skype. As a graduate of the American Medical College of Homeopathy, Tina studied under the acclaimed author, physician and Homeopath, Dr. Todd Rowe. Her advanced education also includes extensive studies under other world-renowned Homeopaths including Jeff Baker of Hawaii and Massimo Mangavalori of Italy. She has over 30 years of experience as a homeopath and is currently accepting new patients. Call 503-877-4325 or email: email@example.com
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This material is provided below is for informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered medical advice.
For a diagnosis and/or medical treatment relating to Coronavirus or other infectious disease(s), you must contact a licensed medical professional, clinic or hospital.
If you suspect yourself to have Coronavirus infection, please consult the concerned medical authorities in your country immediately.
CDC website ‘If you are sick’: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
If you have a flu-like illness and wish to seek Homeopathic treatment, please consult a qualified Homeopath. Last update: 6/21/21