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Reply of Prof. George Vithoulkas to the Article: Homeopathy For Coronavirus Covid-19 Infection

Reply of Prof. George Vithoulkas to the Article: Homeopathy For Coronavirus Covid-19 Infection 1

Prof George Vithoulkas responds to the article Homeopathy For Coronavirus Covid-19 Infection by Drs. Rajan Sankaran and Aditya Kasariyans.

Homeopathy is an individualised system of therapy, therefore there is no possibility for one remedy to cure all cases of a specific pathology. In the paper that was circulated it appears that all cases are cured by one remedy!!!  What actually has happened?  It is well known that this coronavirus is self-recovering in 97% of the cases, so any remedy or false remedy or a placebo will have the same success as the one described for these cases.

It must be noted also that the correct homeopathic remedy will give an effect much different than the one described in these cases: this effect is instant recovery not a dragging recovery, like the one described in these cases.

If we want to be serious about this matter, we should ask to do an epidemiological research in one of the hospitals in Europe where patients could be assigned at random to two different groups, one for conventional treatment and to the other group will be added the homeopathic treatment, (treating each patient individually) and after treating a sample of at least 200 cases from each group to evaluate the results and to find out if the homeopathic group has a superior outcome in survival, general conditions etc. and to what degree. All other outcries for the superiority of homeopathy in this influenza epidemic are irresponsible and will cause people to accuse us of being opportunists.

The genus epidemicus that is mentioned cannot be spotted in all epidemics. Even in cases when it is possible to discern it, that does not mean that all cases will be affected with this specific remedy.

The genus epidemicus may be ascertained only after a practitioner has treated a sufficient number of cases and has evaluated the effect of his treatment, meaning to observe which remedies had acted really well. If he finds that a remedy prevails in successful cases to a great degree, then we can say that this may be the genus epidemicus.  With such cases today, developing similar symptoms is impossible to be found with the level of health of our contemporary societies. I can foresee that if everyone was trying to find the genus epidemicus, possibly everyone would find a different one!

What may happen for example, after treating let us say 5 cases and finding in two of them were he has given the same remedy, it will proclaimed as the genus epidemicus. One can imagine the total chaos and confusion that will ensue in such a case where everyone will propose a remedy.

The conclusion we must arrive at is that a process of serious evaluation is needed before one can give instructions to the public. It is ridiculous for anyone to announce that he has found the genus epidemicus by his imagination.

If one analyses the information, he will find different remedies indicated, but as we said in the beginning, any remedy you may prescribe will appear to have some kind of effect on the patient. But when the correct remedy is prescribed in influenza like cases, the positive effect is felt instantly.

But a word of warning is necessary:  we cannot claim under these circumstances that it was the effect of the homeopathic remedy that cured the patient until we have the proof in an experiment as I described above.

The reasons that I proposed the research to take place in Europe and not in India are the following:

1. The patients could be found immediately, as in Europe the patients are coming to hospitals by hundreds every day.

2. In Europe the methods of detecting the virus are perfected and fast.

3. For such a serious experiment that would evaluate for the first time a different therapeutic approach, the result would have been accepted much more easily if the trial would have taken place within the best medical facilities and under the best supervision that the world has available at this present time.

4. In any case the patients of the homeopathic group would have an extra privilege of support from homeopathy without depriving them from the conventional therapeutics and all the modern equipment and facilities of conventional medicine.

Prof. George Vithoulkas

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George Vithoulkas

George Vithoulkas

George Vithoulkas is an Honorary Professor of the Moscow Medical Academy, Professor in the Kiev Medical Academy, Honorary Professor at the University of the Aegean, Greece, Collaborating Professor in Basque Medical University (2001-2004) and Doctor Honoris Causa of "Doctor ViktorBabes" University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara in Romania. In 1995, he established International Academy of Classical Homeopathy in Alonissos, of which he is the director. In 1996, he was honored with the Right Livelihood Award (also known as Alternative Nobel Prize) "for his outstanding contribution to the revival of homeopathic knowledge and the training of homeopaths to the highest standards".

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  • I give below the mail from Dr.V Krishnamurthy, Chennai, India.

    SINGLE-DOSE TREATMENT FOR CORANA VIRUS-COVID-19:

    An Open Letter to the prime ministers, chancellors and Health Ministers in all the countries where corona is spreading.

    From Dated : 25th March, 2020

    Dr. V. Krishnamoorthy

    A-1 Mahati Apts

    52/14 Jubilee Road

    West Mambalam

    Chennai – 600 033—Phone: 9789069362, 044-24890370,

    E-mail: [email protected]

    Homoeopathy is recognized by the governments of various countries as one of the genuine and acceptable medical systems. In India alone, there are about one hundred and fifty government homoeopathy colleges.

    “Before the First World War, there were in the United States 56 purely homoeopathic general hospitals with 35 to 1,400 beds each, nine hospitals for women (inclusive of midwifery) with 30 to 100s bed each, besides nine children’s hospitals with purely homoeopathic treatment. The Hahnemann College in Philadelphia with hospitals attached and its extensive polyclinic was, in the year 1922, the most important homoeopathic educational institution in the world. Even in those days, its buildings were valued at several million dollars. For practical training, the Hahnemann College offered advantages, which were scarcely to be equalled at that time in any European University. The large number of cases in the hospitals and polyclinics (more than 50,000 patients and 6,000 accident cases were treated every year) afforded the professors abundant material for their clinical instruction. The college possessed a special institution for midwifery, directly attached to it, and allowing the students many opportunities for observing obstetrical cases. In addition, numerous confinements were attended to amongst the poor people in the town and these also served for instruction.” [See Richard Haehl, SAMUEL HAHNEMANN; HIS LIFE AND WORKS.]

    Dr. Samuel Lilienthal, author of the reference work HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS worked in the above-mentioned hospitals.

    However, at the present day the quality of homoeopathy teaching and practice is in a poor state. To give an example, most homoeo teaching institutions, professors and principals are not aware of the reference book by Dr. Samuel Lilienthal, M.D. who has written a reference work called HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS.

    In the case of both swine flu and Corona-covid-19 victims, they die of pneumonia at the last stage.

    Among the 600 and odd homoeo medicines we find the word ”epidemic pneumonia” only in two homoeo remedies viz., Ferrum-Metallicum and Mercurius-Solubilis.

    Extracts from the homoeo reference books are given below:

    [Ferrum metallilcum and Mercurius Solubilis are the names of two homoeopathy remedies.]

    Ferrum metallicum :: PNEUMONIA

    # PNEUMONIA senilis; laxity of FIBRE; pulse soft and quick, or slow and easily compressible; dyspnoea slowly increasing; bloody expectoration; EPIDEMIC PNEUMONIA, dyspnoea gradually increasing, no pressure under sternum; pale, stupid face; roof of mouth white; skin neither burning nor cold and damp; pulse never hard and full. [From Lilienthal’s HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS]

    Ferrum metallicum : ReLAXation and weakness of entire musculature with EMACIATION; muscles feeble and easily exhausted from slight exertion.

    # SUDDEN EMACIATION; muscles LAX, limbs cold; weak digestion. [From Hering the Guiding Symptoms of Homoeo Materia Medica by Dr. Constantine Hering—10 volumes]

    Ferrum metallicum :: PNEUMONIA

    # PNEUMONIA senilis; LAXity of FIBRE; pulse soft and quick, or slow and easily compressible; dyspnoea slowly increasing; bloody expectoration; EPIDEMIC PNEUMONIA, dyspnoea gradually increasing, no pressure under sternum; pale, stupid face; roof of mouth white; skin neither burning nor cold and damp; pulse never hard and full. [From Lilienthal’s HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS]

    Ferrum metallicum :: Debility, Asthenia

    # Anaemic debility from faulty nutrition and assimilation (Calc.); reLAXation and weakness of entire muscular system with EMACIATION ( marasmus); muscles feeble and easily exhausted from light exertion; pseudoPLETHORA, even tendency to get fat; fainting spells with subsequent weakness; falls asleep when sewing or studying, from weariness and debility; when falling asleep sweat breaks out, which awakens him and keeps him awake till morning; depression of spirits.

    After great loss of VITAL fluids, oversensitiveness to pain; LAXness and weakness of all muscles, with EMACIATION ( marasmus), dyspepsia and cold extremities; easily tired out by walking, amel. from moving and walking slowly about, but weariness forces him to lie down. [From Lilienthal’s HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS]

    Mercurius solubilis :: PNEUMONIA

    # BILIOUS PNEUMONIA (Chel.), with blood streaked expectoration and sharp pains shooting through lower portion of right lung to back, cannot lie on right side; icteroid symptoms; slimy stools, attended with great tenesmus before, during and after stool (Chel., free discharges). Asthenic PNEUMONIA with feeling of weight in lungs, aggr. walking or ascending, short cough and expectoration of bloody saliva; EPIDEMIC broncho PNEUMONIA, with deep irritation of the nervous system; nose, larynx and trachea become suddenly dry, dyspnoea sets in with spasmodic cough, aggr. at night, and yellow green, blood streaked expectoration; skin burning hot, at times covered with copious sweat; tongue yellow, soon becomes dry; senses dull, violent headache, soporous condition with light delirium; complains of little or no pain (influenza); infantile lobular PNEUMONIA
    In the case of swine flu victims, their symptoms match with the symptoms of Mercurius solubilis, as given above.

    Homoeo medicines are not given daily. Just one dose. We need not even give it orally. Just put on drop on the skin. The medicine acts by coming in contact with the skin and it is as good as taken orally.

    In the dailies, I read that there are five honorable Supreme Court judges suffering from swine flu. We have treated several cases in hospitals (after getting the permission of the hospital staff and the concerned patients) by putting one drop on the skin in the middle of their forearm, either side. In just two days all such swine flu patient become so all right that on the second or third day they were discharged and came home. You may buy the following medicine

    10ml liquid dilution

    MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS-1000X

    [Available with Dr. Willmar Schwabe India Private Ltd.,

    A-36, Sector – 60, Phase – III

    NOIDA – 110 016]

    and put one drop on the skin of the five Supreme Court judges suffering from swine flu. If four of them are completely relieved in just a day or two, then you may consider making use of another homoeo medicine Ferrum Metallicum, mentioned above on corona affected patients.

    I learn that corona victims have “difficulty in breathing (dyspnoea)” “laxity of muscles” “rapid emaciation” “pneumonia”; the remedy Ferrum metallicum, as given above covers all these symptoms.

    After getting the permission of a hospital, we put the remedy Ferrum Metallicum on the skin of two corona patients and in just two days, they got so all right that they were discharged.

    Now it is for the government to decide whether to try, on an experimental basis, first try the remedy Mercurius solubilis on five swine flu patients. If all of them are cured in two days, you may think of trying the remedy Ferrum Metallicum on all corona-affected people.

    Lastly, if not at the least, I have to mention that it would be waste of time if this letter of mine is referred to the Central Council of Homoeopathy in Delhi or to any homoeo colleges in India. This is because they are not aware of most of the above-mentioned books, which I have used for finding the remedy for swine flu and corona-covid-19. The following books (which I have already mentioned above) are not in the library of Central Council or in most of the libraries of the 150 govt. homoeo medical colleges in India

    HERING’S GUIDING SYMPTOMS – 10VOLUMES

    Samuel’s HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS

    Wilkinson’s MATERIA MEDICA

    THE ACCOOUCHEUR’S EMERGENCY MANUAL by Dr. W. A. Yingling. [This reference book is for treating childbirth cases and 99% of professors in the Obstetrics & Gynaecology dept. in govt. homoeo colleges have never seen a copy of this valuable work. There is no govt. college hospital where exclusively homoeopathy medicines are used even in emergencies.

    “Before the First World War, there were in the United States 56 purely homoeopathic general hospitals with 35 to 1,400 beds each, nine hospitals for women (inclusive of midwifery) with 30 to 100s bed each, besides nine children’s hospitals with purely homoeopathic treatment. The Hahnemann College in Philadelphia with hospitals attached and its extensive polyclinic was, in the year 1922, the most important homoeopathic educational institution in the world. Even in those days, its buildings were valued at several million dollars. For practical training, the Hahnemann College offered advantages, which were scarcely to be equalled at that time in any European University.

    The abovementioned authors of Homoeopathy reference books (Dr. Lilienthal, Dr. Hering, Dr. Yingling) etc. worked in the above hospitals. However, homoeopaths are not aware of the books by these authors.

    Thank you.

    V. KRISHNAMOORTHY

    For the attention of government s of all countries affected

    by corona virus-covid-19. The homoeopathy medicine [Ferrum Metallicum 1000X (liquid dilution) 10 ML PACK]is available in U.S.A. and Germany:

    (1) GERMANY: (a) Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH , Deutsche HomoeopathyUnion, Schwabe International, Karlsruhe, Germany and (b) Dr. Madaus & Co., Germany.

    (2) U.S.A.: Boericke & Tafel, 1011 Arch Street, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

    Boericke & Tafel

    For prevention, I suggest that you take daily 1-2 times Aspen and Star of Bethlehem, both Dr. Bach Flower Remedies of England.)

    Bach Remedy ASPEN and STAR OF BETHLEHEM, available from me at Rs.500=00 for both the medicines.

    Ferrum Metallicum-1000x, 5ml pills (containing about 120 pills is available with me at Rs.650=00. This is useful for preventing 60 persons or treating 60 patients. Two pills, chewable, is given for one dose. NOT TO BE REPEATED AT ALL.

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    • You can also consider SENEGA homeopathic medicine, which is very effective in treating respiratory troubles.

      Sanjiv Nair
      Healthcare consultant/Certified Nutritionist
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  • Glad to read your thesis to the matter. If we want to be taken seriously this is the way you described. Thank you!

  • I completely disagree with Mr Vithoulkas. He has not understood the value of Genus epidemicus as mentioned in Organon of medicine . Dr Rajan Sankaran is right, may be his selection need more information.

    • Please read again your organon, I think you missed something very important or misunderstood everithing

  • DEAR DRS.
    IT IS NOT PROPER TIME TO SHOW KNOWLEDGE OR PAST ACHIEVEMENTS. NO HOMEOPATH INCLUDING ME HAS NOT SHOWN TO SEE THE EYE OF THE BIRD ONLY LIKE ARJUNA.
    THANKS AND REGARDS
    C S GUPTA

  • As a homoeopath with 35 years full time practice here in Australia, I must agree with George Vithoulkas. I personally am not in the business of diagnosing for the sake of naming an illness and subsequently treating based on that illness. Whilst in theory I have some regard for the principal of Genus epidemicus, it is my experience that applying the principal of the simillimum will yield superior results. My experience is that when the medicine is applied to such, results are miraculous. I was disheartened to see poor model control in the cases listed, particularly with some patients being already on allopathic medicine. It is near impossible to formulate a model that quantifies what aspect of the cure is due to what. In closing, to my fellow doctors, lets treat people and the symptoms that they present with, taking particular note of their PQRS symptoms. Treating cases of a labelled disease is not homoeopathy.

  • I have seen Merc Sol 1000 doing wonders in treatment of Swine Flu.Just one drop has done wonders. Otherwise for treatment of viral fevers,my experience is unbelievable. Sulphur 200 for any viral fever where temperature is not going higher than 100 C and Psorinum 30 where temperature is higher.Please Doctors of repute,follow these two medicines for viral fevers and do a lot of good to the humanity.Now as for Corona.I am not sure about Ferrum Mat but if you got a chance,it must be tried instead showing the stuff of knowledge. What I feel,if a single case is treated quickly by Ferrum Met,then it is the medicine.And believe me the Materia Medica do exists as it is, while I find lot must have been added to them. So dear Doctors of repute please try,Ferrum met,Sulphur and Psorinum for corona.If any of these clicks,that is the medicine.

  • in every nook and corner of Kerala (India ) there are s so many GOVT:Homeopathic Hospitals and Clinic , from the begging of Covid 19 they supply the prophylaxis medicines free of cost. A govt owned homeopathic pharmacy is also there. Dr t k alexander.kuruppanthara,

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