The good news is – people who use Homeopathy for acute viral illness are less likely to need over the counter drugs, antibiotics and other prescription drugs such as steroids. This is important because antibiotics do not help treat viruses like colds, flu, bronchitis and many sinus infections. They kill healthy bacteria we need and fuel the rise of antibiotic resistance.
Homeopathy has a long history of helping people get well when they are ill with respiratory and GI viruses. It’s most distinguished history in this area is with influenza epidemics, especially the flu pandemic in the early part of the 20th century. In addition, evidence – based peer reviewed research shows the effectiveness of Homeopathy in this area and for other illness as well. Click here to go to the American Institute of Homeopathy’s site to access the article “Why Homeopathy Matters to America Now More Than Ever” – look at ‘Comparative Effectiveness Research’. Evidence is clearly and briefly stated.
During the flu epidemic in the US in 1918, physicians treating people with Homeopathy saw a 1% patient mortality whereas physicians treating people with conventional medicine saw a 30% patient mortality! A brief and interesting candid accounting of Homeopathy and the remedy that was primarily used during this influenza outbreak can be read when you click here.
The good news is – Homeopathy’s use during viruses and flu is still just as effective ! You can safely treat your family member or friend at home with knowledge of a few remedies for influenza. If you need help, call a homeopathic practitioner in your area.
Amanda Castro, homeopathic practitioner and author, has written an excellent article to help you, called “Oh Fluey”, published in the National Center for Homeopathy’s magazine, “Homeopathy Today”. You can read it when you click here. It is an appropriate follow up to the October’s Homeopathy Delaware meeting about colds and flu.
Using the chart Amanda has in her article will quickly help you zone in on one or two remedies. And you will find you already have some knowledge of these remedies since hearing Mitchel Shapiro, P.A. speak about them !
Good luck – we’ll look forward to seeing you at more meetings to help you learn how to use Homeopathy at home.