I know some of you have been looking for a communication from me about the COVID-19 pandemic and wanted to wait until I felt I had something useful to share. I am listening to highly regarded international homeopaths as well as my own homeopathic colleagues to understand as much as possible about this virus from a homeopathic perspective.
In past epidemics, homeopathic practitioners have been able to identify a set of medicines which narrow the search for the right one for an individual. In fact, homeopathy has an enviable record of reducing mortality dramatically where it has been used in past epidemics.
I wish I had one remedy to recommend for everyone to take right now but so far there seem to be a large handful of possibilities depending on where you are in the world and what symptoms you express. This is the good and bad about homeopathy: it’s highly individualized.
COVID-19 appears to have three distinct stages: 1) mild to moderate respiratory symptoms and fever, 2) pneumonia and respiratory distress, and 3) respiratory failure and collapse. Each stage will likely require a separate remedy or set of remedies. The sooner you start homeopathic treatment, the better for possibly reducing the duration and intensity of this virus.
Important Warning: I have repeatedly heard about how NSAIDS (ibuprofen, motrin, acetaminophen, aspirin and other fever reducers) should NOT be given if there is a fever. A fever is the body’s way of fighting infection and suppressing it with an NSAID greatly hinders this natural reaction and can make the COVID virus worse.
So how would you know what to remedy to take? A professional homeopath can be consulted but I also encourage you learn about some of useful free resources which can help you make your own remedy choices:
- You can go to The National Center for Homeopathy’s website and put “Flu” in the search bar and a lot of great articles will show up, at no charge!
- A free recorded webinar: Homeopathy for Colds and Flu by Joe Kellerstein
- A good article: Homeopathy and the flu – A proven track record against the flu and what homeopathy can do for you by Randall Neustaedter
- Another good article: How-To for Flus by Miranda Castro.
If anxiety is overtaking you, know there are some homeopathic remedies that might help at this time. https://www.homeopathycenter.org/anxiety-or-fear
I also found this powerful two minute video on Quick Coherence to help calm reactive emotions, reduce feelings of worry and fear, lessen feelings of overwhelm and stress, prepare for sleep and quiet an overactive mind posted by Deborah Rozman PhD (not a homeopath).
Let’s review some common-sense approaches for staying healthy and sane. As human beings, we need:
- good personal hygiene and cleanliness
- good sleep/rest
- exercise/body movement (getting outside can be quite healing)
- sound nutrition
- creative activities (games, reading, writing, cooking, etc.)
- connecting with others and nurturing our relationships from 6’ apart.
If you’re looking for something really powerful to watch, I highly recommend getting access to the Magic Pills homeopathic documentary by Ananda More. Just $4.99 for 96 hours availability.
In closing, the best course for now is to follow the guidelines of health officials for avoiding an infection. If you become ill, you should consult with your homeopathic practitioner about appropriate treatment for you. If you are seriously ill, you may need to consider options that include conventional medical treatment.
In good health,
Abby Beale CCH RSHom(NA)