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Corona Virus and Homeopathy

With lockdown and limited services available, we will continue to offer effective Homeopathic treatment and prevention for all your urgent healthcare needs, we recommend isolation as far as possible.

Pursuant to President Ramaphosa’s speech yesterday, 24 March 2020, the following excerpt (emphasis added) is relevant:
All shops and businesses will be closed, except for pharmacies, laboratories, banks, essential financial and payment services, including the JSE, supermarkets, petrol stations and health care providers.
National Health Act (61/2003), section 1 (emphasis added):
“health care provider” means a person providing health services in terms of any law, including in terms of the – Allied Health Professions Act, 1982 (Act 63 of 1982)  Permit to Perform Essential Services

The Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19) is a recently identified virus which is part of the family of viruses that cause the common cold, similar to Influenza or ‘flu’. This family includes the likes of MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) & SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) viruses. That said, these different viruses all have quite high levels of transmission between people, and especially for those in the “high risk group” (the young, elderly or immunocompromised) who have a high possibility of severe complications which may be fatal. For this reason a number of Governments and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have implemented different levels of quarantine in China and travel restrictions to and from various risk locations depending on the circumstances. The WHO has announced the status of this pandemic as a “Global public health emergency”. With this in mind it is not possible to fully prevent spread of the Corona virus due to the ease of travel across the globe, and the incubation period of 2 – 14 days (averaging on 5 days), as one may travel and be unaware that you have contracted the virus and are spreading it abroad. (You can view the tracking of identified cases here: Coronavirus Global Cases.) After the incubation period symptoms develop as a fever, cough & shortness of breath, which are all common among colds and flu. Due to the rapid progression of this virus we suggest you seek professional help as soon as any of these symptoms occur, if you have been exposed to anyone that was likely to have traveled in the recent past.

To put the Corona Virus (in red) in context with other viral infections please see graph below:

Prevention:
Follow the below easy steps to prevent contracting the virus and transmission to others.

Along with this, if you are at high risk of exposure, adding an N95 face mask would also be beneficial.

Homeopathy has very effective prevention options for COVID-19 Corona Virus. It is able to do so by stimulating the immune system to be ready to fight any virus and mount an efficient immune reaction to overcome the virus in the early stages. Additionally one can administer the medicine used in treatment of the virus before one is exposed, in order to initiate an immune response in advance. Below are a number of prevention options:

  • Homeopathic prophylaxis injection with Engystol.
  • Genus Epidemicus oral prevention in advance or during exposure risk.
  • Using hallmark flu prevention treatments like Oscillococcinum contribute to preventative immune stimulation.
  • Immune supportive herbal tincture with Echinacea, Siberian Ginseng & Baptisia Tinctora which are known antiviral agents.
  • Vitamin A 5000iu daily.
  • Vitamin C 3000mg daily.
  • Vitamin D3 2000iu daily.
  • Zinc 20mg daily.
  • Iodine 300ug daily.

Homeopathic Treatment of COVID-19 Corona Virus:
Homeopathy has effectively been treating colds and flu for more than 200 years. In 1918 the Spanish Flu affected much of Europe with Homeopathic medicine having the most successful treatment in recorded history during this time. With many advancements in medicine in the last 100 years, Homeopathy continues to be one of the most used treatments in colds and flu around the world. Proper diagnosis and testing is essiantial in order to manage the patient properly. Due to the severity of the Coronavirus we do not recommend self-medication, and advise seeking help from a professional Homeopathic Doctor.
Some of the medicines in use for treatment of Colds & Flu:

Arsenicum album:

Fluent coryza with thin watery burning, with severe sneezing. Great debility, spasmodic cough. With discharge from eyes, is photophobia. Thirst for little quantities and very often thirst for very cold water which is vomited as soon as it becomes hot in stomach. Very chilly. Burning pains in head, extremities. Burning pains are better by warmth and hot applications. Great restlessness. 

Belladonna:

Burning heat and redness, the heat is so intense. Dull frontal headache and dryness of nose, fluent coryza from one nostril only. Frequent sneezing. Head hot, hands and feet cold. Pupils fully dilated; eyes suffused and brilliant. Spasmodic cough which aggravates the headache; sleepy but cannot sleep. Sudden onset. A disposition to sweat often. Thirstless. Fever is high and RELAPSING.

Bryonia alba:

Fluent coryza, watery or greenish discharge, much sneezing. Fever with great dryness of mouth with great thirst for large quantities of cold water at long intervals. Stitching pain in the chest. All symptoms are aggravated by motion. Wants to lie undisturbed, be let alone, quiet and still because motion aggravates so much so that motion even of an eyelid or of talking hurts him. Avoids light. Lies on the painful side.

Eupatorium perfoliatum:

Aching is felt in the bones and where this pain is excessive. There is vomiting after drinking, and great thirst. Nausea. Sneezing soreness eyeballs, watering eyes, hacking cough and hoarseness. Hoarseness in the morning. Aching all over body and rawness in “chest.” Weak pulse, prostration, extreme soreness along the trachea and even to the finest ramifications of the bronchial tubes. Restlessness and need to move, which does not ameliorate. Chills between 7 and 9 a.m.  Bones feel broken: dislocated: as if would break. Dare not move for fear of pain. Shivering chills in back, Bursting headache. A dry cough, hacking, teasing, that seems to rack the whole frame, as if would break him up, it is so sore, and he is so much disturbed by motion. A great amount of tribulation is found in the respiratory tract, in the bronchial tubes. During the chill, wants to be covered up and clothing needs to be piled on. Thirst extends to all stages.

Gelsemium sempervirens:

Dullness, Drowsiness, dizziness. No thirst. Chills in back. Heaviness and tiredness of body and limbs. Headache is most in the nape of the neck upwards to occiput goes to eyes. Coryza with violent sneezing fits in the morning. Right nostril stopped, discharge watery and excoriating. Sore throat felt at upper part of left nostril. Continuous accumulation of irritating mucus about the throat, hard painful cough, swallowing causes shooting in the ears. Chills pass up and down the back, and strange to say, there is no thirst during fever. Wants to be left alone. Feels ameliorated from sweat.