01 Oct Homeopathic Treatment of the Flu
Homeopathy is a 200-year-old system of holistic medicine that treats illnesses with potent and highly diluted naturally active substances. Homeopathic remedies follow the principle that “like cures like.” This is where substances that cause disease symptoms in healthy humans are diluted down to safe levels and used to treat that same set of symptoms during sickness.
A homoeopath treats the whole person by retrieving emotional, mental, and physical symptoms during a session while recommending an effective, safe, and individualized remedy. In this article, Julie Henry, Registered Homeopath and Head of the Homeopathy Department at the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine, explains how homeopathy can be used to treat flu symptoms.
Rose A. Weinberg, WellnessWrx CEO, Registered Homeopath, Author, Speaker
Homeopathic medicine has a long history of effectiveness in treating the symptoms of viruses that have caused previous epidemics. During the Spanish Flu of 1918 the mortality rate among patients treated with homeopathy was 1% compared to patients treated with allopathy (conventional medicine) who had a mortality rate of 30%.
In homeopathic medicine there is no single remedy to treat COVID-19 or any illness. Each individual case of disease must be prescribed for by an experienced homeopath. Each individual patient will express unique symptoms and these are the symptoms that are most important to the prescribing homeopath.
Homeopathy works by stimulating your own body’s energy to heal itself. In homeopathy we call this energy the vital force. In Yoga they call it your Prana and in Chinese Medicine it is called your Chi. This energy is what keeps your body running smoothly. When it becomes weakened by stress, illness, accidents, emotional upset etc. you start to develop symptoms. As a homeopath I take a very close look at each and every one of your symptoms to create a symptom picture and prescribe a homeopathic remedy that matches this picture. This energetic match will stimulate your own body’s energy to heal your symptoms.
Homeopaths use substances found in nature and they are diluted hundreds and even thousands of times until only the energy of that substance remains. These medicines are safe, gentle, and extremely effective.
Homeopathy can be used with children and the elderly and the homeopathic remedies do not interfere or react with conventional drugs or herbal medications. The homeopathic remedy is working on your body’s energy level while the drugs work on the physical level.
In the case of flu-like symptoms, your homeopath would speak to you over the phone in order to find out exactly what kind of symptoms you are experiencing. You might have fever, be thirstless, have nausea and feel weak. Someone else is chilled, is craving for ice cold drinks, has a barking cough and is very sleepy. Each of these people would receive a different remedy that is prescribed based on their symptoms. The remedies come in liquid or pellet form and are sipped or dissolved under the tongue. The homeopathic remedy stimulates your body’s energy to heal and when this happens your symptoms will disappear.
A great remedy for your First Aid Kit is Arsenicum album. It is an excellent remedy for flu when the symptoms include; restlessness, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, chills and a fear of dying. It can also be used in food poisoning when the symptoms match.
Another wonderful remedy for your First Aid Kit is Arnica montana. This remedy is made from a flower in the daisy family and is used in the case of injury to help speed healing, reduce inflammation and prevent bruising. If you are injured take 2 pellets dissolved under your tongue as soon as possible and repeat as needed for the pain. The more severe the injury the more frequently you would repeat the remedy. You will be amazed how fast your body heals.
Julie Henry, Registered Homeopath, and Teacher, Member of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario #15063
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