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Homeopathic Treatment of COVID-19 / SARS-Cov-2

Written by Filip Degroote

Dr. Filip Degroote shares his thoughts on the homeopathic treatment of COVID-19. He treats patients constitutionally and also uses miasmatic remedies as well as sometimes using the covid nosode. He also uses ‘Energetic Examination’ to confirm the remedy.

(Editor’s Note:  Dr. Degroote refers to “Energetic Examination”. Here is his previous article on that subject:   


Summary: In this article I want to explain a very successful approach, by analogy, with the way I have treated flu the past twenty years, to treat the Covid-19 epidemic using the application of the Energetic Examination (E.E.).

Since the outbreak of the epidemic I’m noticing a very high sensitivity in people (of about 70% ) related to the energy resonance of the Covid-19 virus. This is in sharp contrast with the built-up group immunity which, even after many weeks of the present epidemic, keeps staying very low (3%).

So the energetic virulence is extremely high and that’s why the isopathic nosode is indicated in a very large number preventively, and in all cases curatively!

This treatment of Covid-19 has to be built in the first place on the ‘individual remedy’ of the patient  (supplemented by the ancestral correction mostly by administering Psorinum), verified by the E.E. Then, further application of the E.E. reveals  in most of the cases the need of the isopathic nosode, which will help to accelerate a total healing during the first stages of the epidemic.

When confronted with a hospitalised patient in the last stage, a more clinical approach can be considered.



Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that can range from mild to lethal. Mild illnesses include some cases of the common cold (which has other possible causes, predominantly  rhinoviruses) especially in winter and early spring, while more lethal varieties can cause SARS, MERS and COVID-19.

Symptoms in other species vary: in chickens, they cause an upper respiratory tract disease, while in cows and pigs they cause diarrhea. Of the more than 30 strains of the coronavirus isolated in the laboratory, there are seven variants that can infect humans:

SARS, MERS and SARS-CoV-2 can cause lethal lung infections.

Covid-19 / SARS-CoV-2:

The genetic material of Covid-19 consists of a positive single stranded RNA. Covid-19 has barely 15 genes and 27 proteins, while humans have about 25,000 genes and 20,000 proteins. And yet the new coronavirus – a billionth of a meter in size – manages to bring our entire society to a halt.


– A-variant: Wuhan (China) – source: can bats — USA

– B-variant: Azia (low virulence towards European people)

– C-variant: in Europe coming from Singapore, Hongkong and South Korea

High risk population :

  • Eldery people (men more than women)
  • People suffering from chronic diseases
  • Obesity
  • People having blood type A = risk is 20% higher (in contrast with blood type O which is much less sensitive).
  • An elevated ferritine level seems to have a link to the possibility of developing the ‘cytokine release / storm syndrome’.

The viral survival and contamination:

The infectious amount decreases by half after 3 hours. Researchers have reached this conclusion by determining the TCID50 (Tissue Culture Infectious Dose), the dose that decreases a given concentration of target cells by 50% due to a cytopathogenic effect. Based on this, viability was estimated at 24 hours on cardboard and 2-3 days on plastic and stainless steel.

The Sars-CoV-2 could not longer be detected on printing paper and tissues after 3 hours and on wood and tissue after 2 days. The virus was detected the longest on smooth surfaces such as glass (4 days) and plastic and stainless steel (7 days). After 7 days, the virus could still be found on the outside of surgical masks (approximately 0.1% of the original inoculum).

Other studies suggest that the estimated median half-life of SARS-CoV-2 was approximately 5.6 hours on stainless steel and 6.8 hours on plastic. (Dr. van Doremalen, Mr. Bushmaker, and Mr. Morris;  NEJM.org , March 17, 2020)

Latest information: The estimated viability on copper is 4 hours, 24 hours on cardboard, and 2 to 3 days on plastic and stainless steel. The survival on clothing seems to be very limited. (Domus Medica, Belgium, 29/04/2020)

Some recent studies suggest that patiënts can continue to secrete SARS-CoV-2 virus up to 6 weeks after the first symptoms started.

Diagnosis :

RT- PCR-test

SARS CoV-2 IgM and IgG antibodies test

CT-scan thorax

Homeopathic Treatment During The Different Stages Of The Disease


a. Administration of the individual remedy of the patient, if indications are present! This makes the patient ready to defend him/herself.

b. Administering a preventive remedy.

c. Ocillococcinum or influenzinum in case of flu.

The preventive administration of such a nosode is not justified if not confirmed by Energetic Testing.  Moreover, by administering a wrong remedy the energy of the patient disrupts and weakens instead of strenghtening.

2.ACUTE (curative) :

Symptoms and course of the disease:

1. Incubation time: Symptoms develop 2 -14 days after viral exposure. The highest virulence is about 3 days before the first symptoms appear and the first days of the acute phase. During those first days, before the onset of the first symptoms, the infection is already passed on through the normal contacts, without being aware of it. Only 10% of the patients who test positive develop flu symptoms, including fever, myalgia.

2. Mild symptoms (dry cough and fever).

(1.) At first it is like an ordinary flu. Fever (90%), dry cough (70%) and fatigue (40%). Rarely diarrhea, little myalgia, sore throat and headache. = ‘First stage’.

In 30% one of the first symptoms is a loss of smell and taste.

(2.) After a week one often feels healed and even very fine during about 2 days. ( Feels well before going worse) = ‘Second stage’.

III. Possible evolution to a ‘Third stage’: dyspnea / pneumonia / ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome or shocklung).

(3.) The dry cough persists and the patient quickly becomes short of breath, which requires admission to a hospital (IC unit). It feels like there is a brick lying on the chest or a band around the chest, as if the lungs are no longer able to fill completely.

Severe lung damage occurs in about 20% of patients admitted to hospital (ICU). This is attributed to an excessive production of cytokines, a hyper-immune response that can even lead to a cytokine storm syndrome.

On CT scan it is seen that the alveoli at the level of the lung base are filled with pus and fuse so that hepatisation of the lung develops.

Afterwards (after leaving the hospital), patients may remain contagious for approximately 14 days (or more) and therefore have to remain quarantined at home for another 2 weeks.

General rehabilitation (of muscles, heart and lungs) after intubation / ventilation is an average of 1 week or more per day of intubation, depending on the age of the patient.

Unique Place in the Treatment of Covid-19 by Isopathy:

Covid-19 remedy : radionic code rate = 894835

Covid-19  nosode available from homeopathic companies:

  • Gudjons pharmacy, Germany

It’s called sputum. To order, order “Sputum” (as they can’t name it Corona officially, too risky in public).

Friedrich-Merz-Straße 1, 86153 Augsburg, Duitsland – +49 821 4447888 ; [email protected]

  • Farmacy Sollie (Antwerp) +3232374556 : made of the sputum of a Covid-19 positive woman.

1. Energetic testing reveals the following energetic imbalance:

Hypotony of the right m. supraspinatus little finger upward

Hypotony of the left m. latissimus dorsi

Hypotony of the left m. gluteus medius

Hypotony of the right m. soleus

Hypotony of the right m. quadriceps femoris

There is also a Therapy Localisation at the Acupuncture point Lung 2, left.

(With Eyes Closed there is a hypotony of the right m. latissimus dorsi)

2. The prescription approach is like I treat flu as well preventively as curatively:

See: www.flilip.degroote : Publications, ‘Influenza and sycosis’

a.First the individual remedy, followed by (usually) Psorinum.

b. Then:

– Let the patient close the eyes for about 5 seconds. Then mostly, if the nosode is indicated the energetic picture will appear.

– In case it doesn’t appear, then try a glabella tapping with eyes open (without winking). Then sometimes the energetic picture of Covid-19 at last appears.

So, if the nosode Covid-19 becomes indicated, the muscle tests will appear!

Then of course administer the nosode.

(If you have a radionic machine at your disposal, the current dose is mostly MK, which can be directly administered via the right thumb.)

NB: Do not blindly administer preventively this isopathic nosode!!

Schedule of Therapy

Stage 1:

Cough, fever, pain in muscles and joints, coryza, loss of smell and taste, headache, nose obstruction, sinusitis, nausea, weakness, restless, anxiety,

– Suggested remedies in the literature: bry., gels. (= anti-flu remedies – Vithoulkas), ant-ars., ant-t., ascl-t., eup-per., merc., phos., ph-ac.,  …


First the individual remedy of the patient, based on peculiar symptoms and dreams originating from before the Covid-19 disease, followed by (usually) Psorinum, and then – moslty confirmed by the Energetic Examination – the isopathic Covid-19 nosode.

Stage 2:  (INTERMEZZO) : the patient feels well

Stage 3:  Severe pneumonia, myocarditis, pericarditis, …

… day 10: cytokine storm syndrome leading to ARDS and multiorgan failure.

Probably important symptoms to be taken into account:

‘Respiration, difficult, lying on abdomen amel.’

Only to be found in the rubric: Generalities, Lying on abdomen amel.

(Also similar:  Respiration: difficult, lying on back agg.; lying on back agg.)

Feels well before getting worse

The following remedies, mostly selected on clinical symptoms, score the best: (acon.), ant-ars., ant-t., ars., ars-i., ascl-t., bell., bry., (calc-p.), chel., hep., iod., kali-c., kali-i., (lyc.), nit-ac.,  nux-v., ph-ac., phos., psor., stann., sulph. (californium, pyrogenium, radon.

NB: Relation  ‘Acon. – Sulph.’: I want to remind you of the relation between the acute remedy Aconitum and its chronic remedy Sulphur, in the way Kent reports:

Kent: Lesser Writings, page 506:

‘ A case of pneumonia that has reached to the stage of exudation and where the patient is in a state of mental anxiety. You find Aconitum to be indicated, but as sure as you give it you will fail. When I first commenced prescribing I gave Aconite and I never had anything but failure. Give Sulphur at once and you will cure the patient. I say in ninety-nine cases out of one hundred give Sulphur! ‘

EXAMPLES (my own cases with mild symptoms) :

  1. A little boy of 15 months old has fever and cries violently, and even more when the mother tries to console him. On the other hand he calms while putting a cold hand on his left ear.

Clinical examination reveals a left otitis media and cold hands during fever.

A remarkable symptom to me was that the mother told me that he had frequent copious stools during the last weeks in the evening.

So, Aurum metallicum was found:

So I administered him Aur.  (supplemented with Psorinum). Then after keeping his eyes closed during a few seconds the energetic picture of Covid-19 appeared and so Covid-19 MK could be administered. The little boy recovered soon and is still OK!

2.A man of 72 years old, suffering from recurrent colds, came with a sudden upset of cough and dyspnoea. Also he had throat pain on swallowing, as if grasped with a hand around the throat, preventng him from breathing. He also had, several times, a stitching pain at height of the left parasternal intercostal space.

He could tell about two dreams:

In the first dream he and his wife were walking. At a certain place his wife noticed acquaintances in a feast hall and she wanted to greet them. While she entered, he waited outside and was distracted by a silly jumping cat-like animal so that they missed each other and each of them returned home separately.

In another dream he noticed that the waist belt a man was wearing, was actually a snake!

Lachesis is the simillimum!

Symptoms and themes:

Throat, Constriction, as if grasped by a hand

Pain, 4° intercostal space, parasternal, left (= an energetic painful point – Pladys , A.)

Snake themes:

Dream, separated (as result of being distracted)

Dreams, Waist belt is a snake

So I administered Lachesis (supplemented with Psorinum). Then after keeping his eyes closed during a few seconds the energetic picture of Covid-19 appeared and so Covid-19 MK could be administered too. He soon got better with disappearance of all the symptoms.

ote: Sources concerning the  Energetic Examination (www.filipdegroote.be):

Physical Examination and Clinical Observations in Homeopathy, F. Degroote (1992 – revised and updated electronic edition 2014 – Radar Opus)

Notes on Miasms and Heredity, Filip Degroote (1° edition: 1994 / 2° edition: 2010)

Energetic Pictures, Filip Degroote, 2019 – Radar Opus

(Wrong) Search for a Genus Epidemicus

– My convinction:

There is not ‘one ’genus epidemicus. This conclusion is in analogy with my experience of the yearly flu-epidemic for the last 20 years.

The most important remedy during the first and second stage of the disease is the individual remedy of the patient which can act in 90% of the cases, both preventively as curatively, followed mostly by Psorinum (as ancestral correction)!   Then often the energetic indication to administer the isopathic Covid-19 remedy is found.

Since the outbreak of the Covid epidemic I found in about 70% of the cases ’with or without covid symptoms’ that besides the individual remedy and the nosode (mostly Psorinum)  the Covid-19 isopathic nosode must be supplemented. The healing effect in all cases was complete.

Further on, during the third stage, which is very severe during which hospitalisation is mostly necessary, about 10 % of the cases need an acute remedy or a remedy in relation to this severe pathology. This is to be followed afterwards, once better, by a deep individual treatment – cf. stage 1 and 2.

– This third stage, which is a ‘pathological’ state, is the stage on which most of my fellow homeopaths now are focused to find one of the ‘Covid-19 genus epidemicus’ remedies, based especially on clinical symptoms.


Report from P. Debaets / J. Sherr (20/04/2020)  concerning the treatment of Covid-19 and the search for a genus epidemicus:


Nosodes, related


Remedies related to classical drugs

  1. ANISUM STELLATUM (related to Tamiflu®)
  2. CHINA (cf. hydrochloroquine, an anti-malaria remedy)

About the author

Filip Degroote

Dr. Filip Degroote graduated as Doctor in Medicine in 1978. He has had a full-time classical homeopathic practice for 28 years. Under the guidance of doctor A. Pladys, he developed pioneering work concerning clinical and energetic examination in homeopathy which were put in the book "˜Physical Examination and Observations in Homoeopathy"™ (1992). A second book was "˜Notes on Miasms and Heredity"™ (1994) he indicated a difference between individual and hereditary energy in every human being.
The crowning achievement of his many years of practice is the development of a data-base of dreams, coming especially from his own practice.


  • such type treatment can be done by MBBS MD qualified who adopt homeopathy in practce for general homeo physician no clear cut advice forthcoming rather confusing bryonia etc.Dr Russell Malcolm article respiratory system rather as on date best advice.He has highlighted bryonia rarely useful further highlights best use of squilla and aspergillus.

  • Dr cg raue 1882 hinted hidroa lips fever blisters a sign of pneumonia or some low fever state as typhoid.public should be made aware of some self test signs of covid as by now sufficient data is available.

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