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India Recommends Homeopathic Remedies to fight Coronavirus

As many homeopaths and other alternative medicine practitioners claim they have found (or they know) the right remedies/medicines to fight the Wuhan coronavirus, only those who have tried these remedies on actual Wuhan coronavirus patients can be certain. In our post “Coronavirus Homeopathic Treatment” you will find what Chinese homeopaths’ experience and homeopathic remedies recommendation to fight this virus.

Having said that, today the Indian Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homoeopathy) has issued an advisory statement suggesting the use of Arsenicum Album as a remedy to treat and protect from the virus. The statement advises “The Group of Expertsinter-alia has recommended that homoeopathy medicine Arsenicum album30 could be taken as prophylactic medicine against Coronavirus infections, which has also been advised for prevention of ILI. It has recommended one dose 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 of Coronavirus 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.

You would recall that Arsenicum Album was one of the remedies we first suggested in our earlier post “Coronavirus homeopathic care”. While ours was only an educated guess based on the symptoms reported until then, I can’t help but think how the Ministry of AYUSH would recommend only one remedy for all people, while they have only 1 confirmed case as of they date this post was published. We know this based on the coronavirus tracking system. It seems they have more cases that they haven’t made it to the media yet.

While we still don’t know for sure what works, there is no harm from using Arsenicum Album, Gelsemium, Briyona or Eupatorium perfoliatum. Just remember the principles of homeopathy. While it’s not going to harm you, it might cause some aggravation.

The most important thing to remember is how this virus is transferred. So make sure you are keeping up with the basic hygiene guidelines on WHO.  

Also, try to avoid commuting in crowded transportation or travelling unless necessary. If you do, make sure you have your N95 masks, and try not to touch your face before you wash or disinfect your hands while/after travelling.

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Live Wuhan Coronavirus Updates

I would like to share with you a brilliant tool by Johns Hopkins University that allows you to see live coronavirus updates. See the latest figures below:

The data used in creating this tool is collected from different credible sources such as the World Health Organisation, the United States Center for Disease Control, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, the Chinese Center for Disease Prevention and Control and Chinese National Health Comission. The dashboard is intended to provide the public with an understanding of the outbreak situation as it unfolds, with transparent data sources.

If you’re interested in the RAW data, you please follow this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yZv9w9zRKwrGTaR-YzmAqMefw4wMlaXocejdxZaTs6w/edit?usp=sharing

For the latest homeopathic treatment of the coronavirus, influenza read this post.

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Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (WN-CoV) Homeopathic Treatment

I cannot imagine how hard it is for people to find reliable information on homeopathic treatment for coronavirus. I have been following different blogs and Facebook posts for people who I believe are good homeopaths, and others who are just like parrots copying whatever other homeopaths are saying.

I am not the one to judge, however, sometimes it’s obvious that what people say is trash. Don’t worry though, it’s not all bad news, at the end of this post you will find some “relatively” useful information. But before that, I want to highlight a post that people are circulating around and explain why it makes no sense (at least to me). There are many examples but not all are worth wasting my time on.

This one is for a well-known Indian homeopathic “masters”. I do respect many of his opinions, but I can’t disagree more on his latest post:

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Farokh Master’s claims he found the right remedy for WN-CoV

Justica Adhatoda is a great remedy, and from what I read, it covers many of the symptoms caused by a Wuhan Coronavirus Infection, like cough, coryza, shortness of breath, sneezing and acute catarrhal conditions of respiratory tract. A few things, however, make me wonder about the post by Farokh Master:

  1. An influential person like him advising people to use this remedy will look like a cure, especially that it is very early stages and there was not enough information on the illness to decide one remedy so quickly. Its already been shared 191 times (so far), and who knows how many people actually read it and consider it the cure.
  2. The potency of such remedy seems odd. Many sources (like William BOERICKE’s Materia Medica) advises that “Severe aggravation has been noticed from lower potencies.” These sources advise a minimum potency of 3C which contains much less of the substance than 3X. Additionally, 10 drops of that daily will cause even more aggravation than the usual dosage.
  3. Claiming that increasing the IgE levels will help fight the virus is poorly thought. It is now known that people infected with this virus are short of breath and might have a problem with their lungs. As I mentioned in a previous post, advanced complications of this infection are pneumonia, bronchitis and asthmatic coughs. Increasing the IgE will only trigger an allergic reaction by being antigenic. These allergic reactions can lead to asthma and more respiratory complications eventually might lead to death. So this should be avoided in this case, at any cost.

We are still waiting for Farokh Master to answer our questions, but he seems busy at the moment. I will update this post as soon as we get answers.

What makes the situation worse, are people who are copying his post as their own. Of course, they have trouble justifying the remedy and potency because they didn’t think before they post. The following is an example:

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People copying posts with little knowledge

It’s a copy+paste of Farokh Master’s post, but no real answer to the worries about this potency and how this remedy was selected:

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Questions with no satisfying answers.

Anyhow, let’s move to the good part. Thanks to Paola Brown and her contacts, we have an update from Prof. Aaron To and homeopaths who are in China and are treating actual patients. That said, according to the feedback from around 30 homeopaths in the past 14-21 days, the top three remedies are:

  1. Gelsemium (Cough is interestingly not that common… in fact, the main presenting complaint is fatigue, heavy eyelid)
  2. Bryonia (for patients with more cough with pain in chest or head, need holding it)
  3. Eupatorium perfoliatum (When a patient has that sort of pain in their bones, but less of that overall heaviness)

For prevention, they reported:

  1. Gelsemium 30c once a week in areas which outbreak is not near.
  2. Gelsemium 30c daily for seven days in an area where the outbreak is near (like Wuhan and some other crowded cities in Wuhan), and then twice per week.

Paul Herscu from the USA published his Genus Epidemicus findings:

  1. Gelsemium, followed by
  2. Mercurius and then
  3. Eupatorium perfoliatum.

Note that both have similar findings. Let’s not forget that homeopathy is not to prescribe a remedy for the disease, instead, it’s for the patient’s individual picture. What works for you will not always work with others.

More repertorisation will be done now that we know more about the symptoms. Good luck and let’s hope this pandemic will not be as bad as the media is predicting.

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Coronavirus homeopathic care

A person who has the common coronavirus can display a mild to moderate illnesses, like the common cold. Unlike the common cold, however, coronavirus complications can result in the patient having pneumonia or bronchitis.

Background

The latest mutation of the virus is now called Wuhan novel coronavirus (WN-CoV). Like the other coronaviruses, it can cause respiratory illnesses and pneumonia.

The infection started in a small city called Wuhan in China. A city known for trading animals. Like other animal trading area, the city does not have the best hygiene standards, with an increased chance of being around different species of animals, like dogs, chickens, snakes, pigs, cows… etc.

Naturally, high levels of stress weaken the animals’ vital force and create ideal conditions to get sickness and shed viruses wherever they’re found. The situation indicates a syphilitic miasm which can be very destructive and progresses very fast.

The whole situation supported by mainstream media is terrifying people and stressing them out. This can weaken our vital force and immune system.

Coronavirus symptoms

Most people get infected with these viruses at some point in their lives. These illnesses usually only last for a short amount of time. Symptoms may include

  • runny nose
  • headache
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • fever
  • a general feeling of being unwell
  • pneumonia or bronchitis

Treating with Homeopathy

In homeopathy, we use the symptoms to give us an insight into what is going on in the body and how is the Vital Force affected.

With that in mind, I have started a quick repertorisation of the known physical symptoms of WN-CoV without considering the mental symptoms. Please see the image below:

Repertorisation of the physical symptoms of the illness caused by the coronavirus. (UPDATED: 25 January 2020)

To treat the physical symptoms, it seems that the top 5 homeopathic remedies are:

  • Nux Vomica
  • Arsenicum Album
  • Sulphur
  • China Officinalis
  • Belladonna

Not surprising, after reporterising the fears people feel with all the news out there about the virus and death toll; you get a different set of homeopathic remedies:

Repertorisation of the mental and physical symptoms of the illness caused by the coronavirus. (UPDATED: 25 January 2020)

The top 5 remedies with the MIND symptoms are:

  • Arsenicum Album
  • Sulphur
  • Belladonna
  • Aconite
  • Calcarea Carbonica

It’s impossible to know the best fitting homeopathic remedies to treat WN-CoV illnesses without a proper study of the common symptoms and modalities among patient. However, this is a good start.

However, the rule stands, in the early stages of any fever, remember to take Aconite. Once the symptoms are established (usually within the first 24 hours) you should consider other remedies that fit the patient’s mental and physical picture.

Please leave a comment or contact me with any feedback or questions.

Remedies and screenshots have been updated after refining the rubrics selection. Date: 25 January 2020