Homeopathy in Epidemics [updated with notes on Covid-19 ]*

Please see update on Covid-19 here 

In This article:

  • History of Homeopathy in Epidemics.
  • Note on COVID-19.
  • Probable Remedies for Treating Symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Epidemic Updates from Paul Herscu Lab. 
  • Research into Homeoprophylaxis.
  • Is it Ideal to Avoid Diseases?
  • How To Go About Homeoprophylaxis.

History Of Homeopathy In Epidemics

Before vaccines, homeopaths used homeoprophylaxis for common infectious diseases.

homeopathic dilutions of disease substances could have the potential to bring about enhanced immunity to diseases.

As early as the 1700s, the ‘father’ of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann, recorded the use of homeopathic belladonna to prevent Scarlet Fever [Scarlatina] during epidemics.
He believed it treated the disease in the very early stages before symptoms showed & that a remedy couldn’t act before a diseased state existed within the body … and that makes absolute sense to me.  However, modern data accumulated for homeoprophylaxis had me rethink my position

 Scarlet fever (centre) was once widely feared by parents, but its virulence has diminished significantly. 

Hahnemann envisioned microbes long before they were discovered. 
In future we may know enough about microbes and the human body to understand how homeoprophylaxis works when using homeopathic remedies made from disease substances [‘nosodes’].

Note on Covid-19


1. The Indian government are recommending arsenicum album 30c as per the following schedule:

2. Oscillococcinum is used to attempt to prevent flu. It is recommended against Covid-19 by homeopath Robin Murphy. 

3. It is also possible for your homeopath to source Covid-19 nosode through www.sourcehomeopathy.com in the USA [you’ll need a homeopath’s prescription]. 

Covid-19 nosode can be used as per Golden’s prophylactic protocol [see below].
It’s not available in the UK but they ship internationally.

Your local government will provide instructions for testing, self isolation etc if you suspect Covid-19 infection.

Probable Remedies for Treating Symptoms of Covid-19.

Other remedies to have: 
Aconite, Antimonium arsenicum, Antimonium tart, Arsenicum album, Belladonna, Bryonia, Eupatorium perfoliatum, Gelsemium, Hepar sulph, Rhus tox. [Not an exhaustive list]. 

See Taking, Ordering, Storing Remedies

200c is the potency I use most in acute flu. 
Supervision from your homeopath is strongly recommended if possible.

Epidemic Updates from Paul Herscu

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Sign up for his updates at the bottom of the linked page. 

Homeopaths in Hong Kong are using the remedy GELSEMIUM according to Herscu. 

Homeoprophylaxis Protocols.

Dr. Isaac Golden after 15+ years of homeoprophylaxis studies says there is clear data to show the use of homeopathic nosodes [‘homeoprophylaxis’] brings about a decreased susceptibility to an infectious disease.  
He doesn’t believe there is enough research data to show it achieves this by causing an antibody response.

There is, however, research indicating that ultrahigh dilutions [the process by which homeopathic remedies are made] can cause immune changes even where there is considerable immunosuppression and even in experimental animals who have had immune structures removed:

The paragraph below indicates that homeopathic dilutions of disease substances could have the potential to bring about enhanced immunity to diseases:

Above is the definition of an ‘antigen’ to explain what was being injected:

Avogadro’s Number refers to the level of dilution beyond which there are no particles of the original substance left.   
Homeopathic remedies from 12c upward are diluted beyond this point and are still active … indicating that homeopathy can only work at this level of dilution on an energetic level as no material substance remains.

There is a whole page of homeoprophylaxis usage data here: https://www.homeopathycenter.org/homeoprophylaxis-human-records-studies-and-trials

What are the long-term outcomes of Avoiding all infectious Diseases Through Vaccination?

Childhood diseases, despite their dangers, are important mechanisms for developing and maturing the immune system. Children that don’t have them are found to have more chronic health problems. See here for some research that suggests so.

Dr Golden recorded that children who have undergone homeoprophylaxis are seen to be even healthier than unvaccinated children [Golden, 2012, p92]

In turn unvaccinated children appear to be far healthier than the vaccinated according to this small study at least. No other studies like it exist and they should be done.

* http://thorax.bmj.com/content/55/suppl_2/S20.full.pdf
** National Institutes of Health
***Jon Baio, Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 14 Sites, United States, 2008, March 30, 2012 / 61(SS03);1-19
****National Diabetes Fact Sheet

Homeopaths like George Vithoulkas believe that vaccination works in good part by lowering the level of health to this degree. [Nb. Vithoulkas himself has long argued with Dr. Golden about the philosophy and practice of homeoprophylaxis and doesn’t recommend it.] 
In the lower levels of health, your immune system cannot raise a strong symptomatic response such as fever and rashes to childhood diseases. What we tend to see now are deeper, abnormal reactions that affect the brain, such as PANS and PANDAS

A Model for Homeoprophylaxis

As we don’t know exactly how homeoprophylaxis works, we could hypothesise that it affords the advantages of exposure to the diseases [through homeopathic nosodes] without the dangers or physical symptoms of having them.

Benefits of Illness

Fairly regular events like a bout of flu can be miserable but very detoxing [I’m not including Covid-19 here, which is serious enough to avoid at all costs].
I’m gonna leave Midi at Detox International to explain. She does it nicely and has great ideas for what to do instead of heading to the pharmacy counter.

Catching flu or a cold is an attempt by your body to bring balance and harmony back to its entire system and it uses viruses or bacteria to help it stimulate enough energy and movement to clear out unwanted rubbish. This is why we often feel hot when we are ill as heat is generated to enable the movement and elimination of toxins.

Midi @ Detox International

Treating Flu

If you struggle to recover from flu you may benefit from a homeopathic remedy. 
(Go to A&E or the ER room if you think you are in danger, always).

The three top remedies for flu are:

Eupatorium perfoliatum

More details in the chart below:

Treating flu. [Free remedy chart].


Evidence has amassed beyond dispute for homeopathy, though much of it is dismissed out of hand.  It looks from the evidence above to be the same for homeoprophylaxis and a quick note should be made that homeopathic preparations of toxic metals like arsenic and mercury have been shown to cause the elimination of these toxic metals from the body too!
Arsenic detox via homeopathic remedies has been proven to be effective: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1297497/

read: Homeopathic Toxic Metal Detox

How To Go About Homeoprophylaxis

It makes sense to work on keeping your immune system as strong as possible through good diet, hygiene, and lifestyle if you decided not to vaccinate.  Keep on top of your health with regular homeopathic treatment too.

If you are one of my patients you can also speak to me for guidance. 

You can also find out more about homeoprophylaxis here via Dr. Isaac Golden or send me a secure email below. 


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