Thu, 30/07/2009 – 21:39 — Markos
The latest outbreak of Swine ‘flu has well and truly set in here in Ireland and is spreading quickly. Claims that Tamiflu is the magic bullet have already met with scepticism in the press. So what can you do with Homeopathy? Quite a lot – Homeopathy has an excellent track record in epidemics – there is a statue of Hahnemann, the founder of Homeopathy, in Paris erected to him by a grateful Napoleon after he singlehandedly stopped a cholera epidemic in troops returning from the Russian front to name just one example. There are a range of tried and trusted ‘flu remedies.
Here’s the advice I’ve been working with so far.
(Please note the usual diclaimers apply – this does not constitute medical advice, is not intended to replace same or encourage self-diagnosis and is presented here for educational purposes only)
- Influenzinum 9c – take one dose every week for four weeks, and then, take the last dose one month later. This is intended as a strengthening/preventative measure.
- Oscillococcinum aka Anas Barb 200c. There are two names for this remedy. It’s Anas Barb in Nelsons. This is to be taken on the first onset of ‘flu symptoms. It should catch the early onset of the ‘flu.
- The Indicated Remedy if you actually get the full blown ‘flu, then give the indicated ‘flu remedy according to the symptoms.The indicated remedy in pandemics is usually very consistent and called the “genus epidemicus“. This is narrowed down to a shortlist of three or less. When more information is gathered about the common symptoms of the ‘flu in the UK & Ireland, this post will be updated with these common remedies.
Update: The swine ‘flu task force of the SPHQ in Canada is recommending a protocol involving the remedies Arsenicum, Baptisia, Pyrogen alongside Anas Barb – all in 200c
In Ireland, these remedies are available from Nelson’s Homeopathic Dispensary on Duke st. in Dublin, who can also arrange postage nationwide. You can find a local homeopath in Ireland using this page.
Of course, you can use naturopathic immune supports throughout such as Vitamin C, Garlic, Echinacea and other herbs and supplements that support general immunity.