Published on May 19, 2020 and last reviewed on May 20, 2020 - 5 min read
This is an informative article, mainly targeting the misguided use of homeopathic medicines as prevention or treatment of COVID-19. Also, I would be addressing an area of vacuum about post-coronavirus infection.
My focus will remain on the role of homeopathy during this monstrous infection that is causing chaos in the world these last few months (COVID-19). If you are reading this article hoping to get the names of homeopathic medicines, you may get a little disappointed.
We all know that the current situation is threatening and causing a panic-like situation in the world. The most advanced countries have failed to control it effectively or put forward any solution. And with this chaos, when many geniuses in the world are on edge to find the cure and solution for COVID-19, many other so-called geniuses are spreading rumors. There are a plethora of forwarded messages without any authentic sources, numbers of social media posts, online videos of self-proclaimed experts suggesting one or the other medicines. I am in no mood to follow their path in the same manner to get some pseudo exclusivity. I will try to show the right direction for individuals reading this so that they do not get into the maze of proposed unverified treatments.
What Is Coronavirus?
To narrate in a simple language, coronavirus is an advanced and more evolved family member of the common cold (cough, cold, coryza) virus. We all know that evolution is an undeniable fact. We all have evolved. The difference here is while humans take millions of years to show a substantial change in their evolution, the virus has a very fast pace and short life span. They multiply in seconds, and now million then trillion is how they produce their numbers. So in comparison to their evolution, structural changes are also equally fast.
As we humans have different changes in our body structure according to the need of time, season, and geography; likewise, viruses also develop their structure according to the need for their survival. That is why scientists come up with new names of viruses every few years or the same virus with different "SURNAME." Like H1N1, which is a type of influenza virus, and there are many others. Likewise, the corona has many "Cousins.'' And this is not the first time that coronavirus has infected a human. It has been isolated and notified for 50 years or more. Even in 2003, it was reportedly causing mass infection.
Why Is Coronavirus Causing Such a Menace to the Human Race Now?
The simple answer is the above explanation. That is, it has sophisticated itself with a more equipped structure, and more potent to survive against the odds. Plus, the factor that we always miss is deranged health and altered immune system. We have damaged our bodies' core system so much that it is now vulnerable to the minutest threats. Still, those who have fairly working or intact and strong immune systems will escape the virus's effects or even escape the infection altogether.
Not all COVID-19 infected people will have active disease. It can range from completely symptoms-free state to serious ICU level expressions of the disease. In any case, no one has to believe that they are safe. Today it is the coronavirus, tomorrow it's cousin can join with it a more powerful attack, and we may not escape it at that time.
Why Are Viruses Most Difficult to Treat?
To understand this, one needs to have some knowledge about DNA and its structure. All our cellular functions are mediated by these DNA coding that we receive since birth. Throughout life, the processes at all levels are managed by them. When viruses enter through our airway, the organism can get direct access to the basic structure to the DNA as they have a similar structure. And they can change it or alter it. The alteration is not beneficial, which we can see by an increase in the number of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, and the list goes on.
The problem here is that there is no effective way to treat this kind of organism through the prevailing treatment options. As the viruses have a similar structure as our DNA, our immune system cannot identify and expel the virus. The viruses get directly attached to the cells, and they multiply with the support. Until the body realizes that something is wrong, the virus would have affected our body.
They remain in the body attached to our DNA system lifelong. There is no effective antiviral treatment in allopathy. Even after successfully treating viruses like Hepatitis B, the risk of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer is not reduced much.
What Is Happening With COVID-19?
The same is happening in the current situation. They are using various options as trial and error methods. Most of us think of the short-term outcome of any event. Same in COVID-19, we are just thinking about prevention and treatment. And yes, it is a need of the moment. First, we have to think of the effective ways of treatment, which being a homeopath, I believe homeopathy is a viable candidate.
But in homeopathy, there is no single remedy for any disease. We select medicine based on the presenting symptoms and match them at all levels. We have to pick it very carefully for each patient. Yet, after treating a good number of cases, we can list out a small number of medicines frequently found effective, which in no way is the final medicine. Ultimately, individualization is indispensable for the right treatment in homeopathy.
Every day nowadays, I receive one of my relatives or friends, sending some forwarded messages suggesting a homeopathic medicine that can prevent or cure the problems. And they are ready to take anything. A few of them might also have taken medicines like Arsenicum Album, Camphora, Sepia, China Officinalis, Hepar Sulph, Variolinum, and whatnot.
To explain it in short, they may or may not be effective. We cannot decide whether it is effective in preventing it or not. Some cases with positive exposure may have been prevented, and that can be a positive result. But the matter of concern for me is active infected cases. Those who have a suspicion of exposure or those who are actually infected should be treated by proper individual case study and right homeopathic prescription. The patients should take proper homeopathic treatment instead of taking random suggestions. Nothing can replace the right homeopathic medication.
I am sure many of the patients can be helped and can be prevented with right homeopathic medicines. We can reduce the expenses, reduce hospitalization, and can save many lives. Also, it is of concern that the doctor is well-versed in the treatment methods, adequate knowledge, and experience to treat a number of acute cases. When you choose your homeopathic doctor, make sure he is experienced enough.
Advice for Patients:
1) Do not ignore any symptoms.
2) Avoid taking random suggestions for medicine. Trying to save a few bucks of consultation money may cost you your life.
3) Take medicine as suggested without your prejudices.
4) Take due care of hygiene.
5) Follow government rules, especially of quarantine, and avoid further spread of the infection.
6) Take good care of your nutrition and diet, as it plays a good role in improving immunity.
7) Exercise adequately.
8) Avoid being fooled by forwarded or unauthenticated treatment suggestions.
9) The internet is a good source of information, but it cannot replace a doctor.
What Are the After-Effects of COVID-19?
The other point of concern that I cannot discuss at length here is the after-effects of the virus. Those patients who went unharmed or recovered well from the virus does not mean it is safe now. We may have won the battle, but war is still on. If you go through the research and data, the virus is associated with many autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis. There are high chances that they may suffer from such illness in the future, as they may always remain under the impression that it is something new while it is just the consequence of ineffective treatment methods.
My suggestion to readers is that if you have the option to start homeopathic treatment with whatever the complaint, you have to save yourselves and your future generations from such diseases. Homeopathy has the power to prevent it if given the right medicines. Spread the word as much as you can. Start taking health seriously. I cannot stress enough about the importance of it. In the end, I am just here to say that you can consult me online for any further assistance if needed.
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