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. 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. https://www.homeopathycenter.org/news/homeoprophylaxis-human-records-studies-and-trials
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 percent: those treated by Homeopathic physicians had a mortality rate of just 1.05 percent. https://nesh.com/the-new-england-journal-of-homeopathy/vol-7-no-1-springsummer-1998/influenza-1918-homeopathy-to-the-rescue/
By the late historian Julian Winston: https://www.homeopathycenter.org/treatment-epidemics-homeopathy-history
In epidemics, a large number of people have same symptoms. The symptoms of this group are studied and most the similar Homeopathic 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 Coronavirus outbreak.
COVID 19 is a rapidly evolving situation. We are beginning to get more information from recovered cases of Coronavirus.
We now have a number of cases which have been treated successfully, using only Homeopathic remedies.
It appears the virus goes through somewhat predictable stages of the illness.
It seems to begin with a sudden, high fever.
Followed by a dry cough, 1 to 4 days later.
This may, or may not, be followed by shortness of breath, lungs filling and pneumonia.
COVID-19 symptoms may include
Fatigue or general feeling of being unwell
Shortness of breath
Severe Symptoms of Coronavirus Infections
Organ failure (Kidney failure)
The CDC believes that symptoms of 2019-nCoV 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.
Below is a list of Homeopathic Remedies reported to have treated these symptoms nicely
All remedies would be used in either a 30C potency or 200C potency. 30C is a medium strength, and is often all that is needed. 200C is 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. Please click on the link 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 (What makes it better? What makes it worse?).
- Camphora-1M (see information below)
- Coronavirus Covid-19 nosode
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 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.
Some 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.
Each epidemic produces a unique set of symptoms, that that arise in most people, and align with one key remedy – also known as the Genus Epidemicus.
That remedy may be Camphora, while subsets of symptoms that are better matched to other remedies will arise in smaller groups.
As Homeopaths gain greater access to cases for treatment and management, helpful remedies will become clearer.
First sign, fever
Dry cough, achy muscles
Shortness of breath, pneumonia
Mercurius solubilis: http://homeoint.org/books/boericmm/m/merc.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: Daily doses of Vitamin C will support general immunity against virus. Based on the work of Dr. Thomas Levy and the fact that in China Coronavirus patients are being given 24 grams of vitamin C IV per day (at 1 gram per hour to prevent “cytokine storm” – which a bad immune response. Vitamin C is proving to be successful in China for COVID-10. The liposomal form of Vitamin C is similar to IV C in terms of absorption. We recommend adults take vitamin C daily in as ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbate or the liposomal form. We also recommend the use of an additional use liposomal form of Vitamin C during an illness. Dr. Levy recommends healthy adults take 6 to 12 grams of regular vitamin C (ascorbic acid) per day to ensure health. If liposomal is used, then take 1/4 of that due to its better absorption rate.
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.
Quercetin w/ Bromelain
Possible connection with mortality rates and deficiency of these nutrients in older populations
- Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ)
- Nitric Oxide – L Arginine
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.
*Consider the use of Usnea and Reishi mushrooom, in place of Elderberry.
Credit: Jennifer Tow
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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.