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EDITORIAL – Homeopaths Treating COVID-19

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EDITORIAL JULY 2020 – Homeopaths Treating COVID-19

I am informed that the Indian government and the AYUSH department are now permitting homeopathic doctors to treat COVID-19 cases as an adjunct to allopathic treatment. That’s a step in the right direction considering that there are no conventional medicines recommended to prevent or treat the virus. In terms of manpower, it’s a timely decision. The Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) reported that there is only one allopathic government doctor for every 10,926 people in India.

Incorporating homeopathy is also fortunate because reports of success in treating COVID-19 with homeopathy are coming in from around the world. The American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH) is compiling successfully treated cases from the U.S., France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Canada, Turkey, and India.

Homeopath Jeremy Sherr who has long worked with epidemics in South Africa, has successfully treated COVID -19 patients and recently formed the Homeopathy Help Now Task Force.  This group is sharing cured COVID and presumed COVID cases from the above countries as well as the UK, Israel, Russia, China, Italy, and Belgium.  Homeopath Andre Saine is also reporting on numerous cured cases from various nations.

As with most illnesses, the best chances of success are always in the beginning, when symptoms first appear. Homeopathic remedies are reasonably easy to select at that time, and they work quickly. An accurate and early intervention with homeopathy may prevent development into the more serious stages. We hope Indian homeopaths will have the opportunity to treat patients early on.

For COVID symptoms that have become more severe, the steroid Dexamethasone has recently been found useful, especially in preventing the immune overreaction known as the cytokine storm. The use of steroids points to another reason that it is important for homeopaths to treat cases when first suspected. It becomes more difficult to assess symptoms, or for remedies to be effective once patients are on steroids.

India recently surpassed Russia as having the world’s third-highest number of coronavirus infections (about 700,000). We hope that, as authorities see positive results with homeopathy, homeopathy will be given a greater role and the coronavirus curve will begin to flatten. This is a time for medical professionals to pull together, with mutual respect, using their best specialized skills for the good of humanity.

In this issue:

EDITORIAL –  Homeopaths Treating COVID-19 – Alan V. Schmukler

–– Letters to the Editor  – Hpathy.com

HOMEOPATH IN THE HOT-SEAT:

–Dr. Jorge Manresa, Spanish homeopath and pediatrician is interviewed by Katja Schütt

FEATURED:

–– Online Homeopathy Course by George Vithoulkas

–– 50% Discount on Homeopathy Foundation Course

–– Buy Dr. Bhatia’s Lectures on Organon of Medicine – the International bestseller!

ARTICLES :

–– Treating COVID 19 with Homoeopathy – Dr. Rajan Sankaran

––  Melanie D’hervilly – A Great Unknown

––  Building Resilience in Critical Times – Elizabeth Adalian

––  Heilkunst: True Functional Medicine – Allyson McQuinn

––  Our Instincts to Survive, Conquer Fear and Nature’s Response  – Robert van der Touw

––  How to Deal with Death and Mourning in Times of Coronavirus – Dr. Gonzalo Fernandez-Quiroga

–– Homeopathic Treatment in Childhood Emotional Disorders – Dr. Jorge Manresa

–– Homeopathic remedy kit for pilgrimage on the Camino De Santiago – Dr. Jorge Manresa

–– Homeopathy for Cystitis – Dr. Jyothi Chandran

––– Repertory Round-Up, Part 8 – Elaine Lewis

–– June 2020 TIPS & SECRETS – Alan V. Schmukler

CLINICAL CASES:

–– Utility of Carcinosin in Practice -Dr.  Rajiv Peres

––  Varicose Ulcer in a Woman of 69 -Dr. Erzsébet Túrós

––  If it’s Not Borax, it’s Boron! –  Dr. Esteban Liberczuk

–– Ulcerative Colitis in a Woman of 44 – Drs. Gaur Shruti & Sharma Bhawani Shankar

–– Severe Oligosperia in a Man of 27 – Dr. Kavita Chandak

–– Reversal of Pathology in CVA  – Dr. Kajal Jain Agarwal / Dr. Prabhakar Devadiga

–– BCG Vaccine Induced Eruption -Dr. Avinash Kumar

–– Tension Headache in a Woman of 70 –  Dr. Prashantgouda Patil

–– Two Cases of Acute Leucocytosis in Children – Dr. Shelly Sharma

RESEARCH:

–– Prevention and Treatment of Viral Infection: A Homeopathic Approach – Dr. Sneha Nambiar

BOOK REVIEWS:

–– Cataract: Its Nature, Causes, Prevention, and Cure – by J. Compton Burnett, MD  – reviewed in Homeopathic World.

VETERINARY:

–– Ask The Holistic Vet – July 2020 – Deva Khalsa

CARTOONS:

–– “The Mask” – Alan V. Schmukler

PLAY CROSSWORDS!:

–– Homeopathy Crossword July 2020

SOLVE THE CASE QUIZ:

–– Revisiting: Frequent Urge To Urinate During Sleep – Elaine Lewis

–– It’s A Mary Tyler Moore Show Quiz! – Elaine Lewis

AGROHOMEOPATHY:

–– The Plant Doctor – Radko Tichavsky – July 2020

About the author

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath, Chief Editor of Homeopathy for Everyone and author of ”Homeopathy An A to Z Home Handbook”, (also available in French, German, Greek, Polish and Portuguese). He is Hpathy’s resident cartoonist and also produces Hpathy’s Tips & Secrets column and homeopathy Crossword puzzles each month. Visit Alan at his website: Here.

9 Comments

  • Dear Editor
    As homeopaths, and I hope I am speaking for all of us, we are aware of the following facts:
    Homeopathic medicines are not – and cannot be — an adjunct to allopathic medicines. So I regret, that those in power are not aware of the dangers incurred when patients are treated with a mix of medicines.
    Furthermore we homeopaths do not treat “covid -19” cases. We could speak of the Chinese flu, to name this years flu wave, we do not treat disease names and to follow “protocol”.
    I had about 180 patients seeking help / protection against a nasty flu which some attributed to the named epidemic within the past 4 months. Those without symptoms received the genius epidemicus remedy for this region and remained protected, — none got the flu.
    Of those 180 individual 40 had flu symptoms which needed attention and from this group 8 sought my help with severe respiratory symptoms.

    All Patients are well by now without conventional treatment, and have not suffered any of the frequently observed after effects of allopathic treatment.
    Hans Weitbrecht
    Consultant Homeopath Ireland

    • Greetings Hans,

      I’m glad you’ve been successful with those patients. If you ever wish to share any of those experiences, I’m sure it would benefit homeopaths who read this journal. It would also help to demonstrate that homeopathy is the best approach in these cases.

  • With reference to the covid incidence in India vs Russia we need to remember India’s population is almost 10x that of Russia.

    • A good point Richard. However the numbers are still high in an absolute sense. If homeopaths had more freedom to treat, especially early on, I’m sure the curve would flatten.

  • Dear Alan, how do you say that it is reaonably easy to select remedy during the starting stages of the disease ?
    Actually it is difficult to prescribe when all the symptoms haven’t yet appeared. But easier to find the similimum when there are number of striking symptoms.
    It may be true that disease is easier to cure if treatment is begun early. But it is not easier to find the similimum at that period unless we already know the genus epidemicus.

    • Greetings Venkatesh,

      We recently published a paper by Rajan Sankaran who defined three levels of treatment. They were – Common Covid symptoms, Individual (SRP) symptoms and Constitutional symptoms. Common symptom are the ones seen early and it is reasonable easy to distinguish Aconite from Belladonna, from Ferrum Phos etc. Even treating at that level can often prevent development into more serious symptoms.

  • Very interesting editorial, Alan. Imagine if our government were able to say, “Dear alternative medicine doctors, please help us, we got nothin’!” I guess hell would have to freeze over first. Good for India!

    • Hi Elaine,

      I can’t imagine it. I’m not sure hell freezing over would do it. The medical establishment is committed to going down with its ship.

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