According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Homeopathy is the world’s second leading system of medicines for health care.
Homeopathy and COVID-19
Homeopathy has an enviable record of reducing mortality dramatically where it has been used in past epidemics. The COVID-19 epidemic presents an opportunity for homeopathy to show that it can have a leading role in reducing suffering when there are few other options available for treatment of the sick.
Anyone can purchase and use medicines serially diluted and labeled homeopathic. However, “Homeopathy” must also include the method for application of medicine along with diluted and shaken substances. Learning to accurately apply medicines to the sick individual is the life’s work of the professional homeopath. The complete constellation of symptoms as well as an understanding of environment and health history are essential in choosing the best medicine for each person in the specific state of distress they are experiencing.
In this current Covid-19 epidemic, many protocols are being promoted. While you may hear of people integrating homeopathy with suppressive treatments, herbs and supplements, we would like to be clear that more is not always better. Using a stimulating approach in combination with a suppressing approach is very likely counterproductive by its very nature.
Homeopathic medicines are delivered in doses that are known to be stimulating (healing) to body systems that demonstrate dysfunction in the pathologic state. A homeopathic medicine is not found simply in the disease name created by a medical system, or a protocol applied as one size fits all, or a complex “shotgun” approach. Rather than try everything, the professional homeopath integrates the totality of symptoms: a constellation of symptoms mental, emotional, physical, and clinically supported to choose precise remedies (medicines) that correct the systemic disorder, amplify the immune response and assist an individual’s innate ability to heal.
Our homeopathic professionals are gathering data from the treatment of many individuals who have contracted the Covid-19 virus to isolate the corrective remedy associated to the virus. Additionally, the extended care of those individuals most deeply affected due to predisposing chronic health issues will reveal other remedies most often seen to be beneficial. In all circumstances, the care is individualized. Seeking the advice of a well-qualified NASH certified homeopathic professional is an important step in maximizing your benefit in the use of homeopathic medicines.
If you become exposed or feel ill, you should consult with your homeopathic practitioner about the appropriate treatment for you. If you need to find a professional homeopath, please refer to our Registered Homeopath Directory where you can search by state/province.
Your homeopathic practitioner will treat you as he or she always has—by evaluating your full range of symptoms and individualizing your treatment. For the first stages of many illnesses, including COVID-19, this can work well to alleviate symptoms and put you back on the road to recovery.
Andre Saine, ND of the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy, has written an overview of the historical evidence of the extraordinary success of homeopathy in times of epidemics which he has made freely available to the public. Click here to find their home page, then click on “Webinar notes” to read the overview which starts on page 4.