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Homeopathic Medicine “Let likes be cured by likes” Bangkok 24-8-2012:

Homeopathic Medicine “ Let likes be cured by likes ” Bangkok 24-8-2012 Fulvio Toso www.thaihomeopathy.com [email protected] www.thaihomeopathy.com


Outline Homeopathic medicine and it’s history The Principles of homeopathic medicine How homeopathy differs from traditional medicine and herbals How homeopathic medicines are made How to use homeopathic medicines Compatibility, side effects and overdosing Example of homeopathy use www.thaihomeopathy.com

Alternative Medicine:

Alternative Medicine The use of alternative medicine is growing significantly everywhere in the world. According to a study published by JAMA, 4 out of 10 Americans use some form of alternative medicine. Between 1990-1997, visits to alternative medical practitioners rose 47%. The most common forms of alternative medicine are homeopathy, massage, meditation, therapeutic touch, acupuncture and herbal remedies. Lehne , 2004, pg. 1137 www.thaihomeopathy.com


SAMUEL HAHNEMANN 1755 – 1845 German - born in Dresden Qualified as doctor 1799 Increasingly disillusioned with the medical practices of the time www.thaihomeopathy.com

Medicine of the Time :

Medicine of the Time Many varying ideas Poor & vague treatments Unscientific Unhygenic (no sterilization) Characterised by : Bloodletting Leeching Purging www.thaihomeopathy.com

What is Homeopathy?:

What is Homeopathy? Homeopathy is a system of medicine whose principles are even older than Hippocrates. It seeks to cure in accordance with natural laws of healing and uses medicine made from natural substances: animal, vegetable, and mineral. “Discovered” in the early 1800s by a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann. Hahnemann became disillusioned with the brutal and senseless treatment methods (bleeding, purging, cautery and blistering) of the day. Homeopathic Medicine at Home. Panos and Heimlich. Page 9) www.thaihomeopathy.com

History of Homeopathy:

History of Homeopathy Late 1700’s – developed in Germany by Samuel Hahnemann 1825 – Introduced in the US by Hans Burch Gram 1835 – 1 st homeopathic medical college – Allentown, Pennsylvania By the turn of the 20th century, 8 % of all American medical practitioners were homeopaths, and there were 20 homeopathic medical colleges and more than 100 homeopathic hospitals in the United States. Negatively affected by medical advances, including recognition of the mechanisms of disease and antiseptic techniques Began to revive in the 1960’s www.thaihomeopathy.com

Complementary and Alternative Medicine:

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Traditional Alternative Medicine Acupuncture Ayurveda Homeopathy Naturopathy Chinese/Oriental Mind-Body Interventions Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Meditation Biofeedback Hypnosis Prayer Art, Music, Dance Biologically Based Therapies Dietary Supplements Herbal Medicine Manipulative and Body-Based Methods Chiropractics Massage Energy Therapies Electromagnetic Therapy www.thaihomeopathy.com

Complementary and Alternative Medicine:

Complementary and Alternative Medicine 36% of adults are using some form of CAM CAM is used greater by Women People with higher educational levels People who have been hospitalized in the past year Former smokers www.thaihomeopathy.com

Samuel Hahnemann and Homeopathic History :

Samuel Hahnemann and Homeopathic History Hahnemann eventually gave up the practice of medicine and turned to medical translating. While translating a Scottish professors medicine book he stumbled across the key to curing sick people. The author claimed that quinine (cinchona bark) could cure malaria because of its “astringent and bitter” qualities. Hahnemann decided to test it on himself and found that by taking quinine he could induce the symptoms of malaria in himself. He reasoned that malaria was cured by quinine, not because of its bitter taste but because the drug produces the symptoms of malaria in a healthy person . www.thaihomeopathy.com

Homeopathy History:

Homeopathy History In 1890, there were 14,000 homeopaths compared to 100,000 conventional physicians. In some areas, one out of four physicians was a homeopath. There were 22 homeopathic medical school and over 100 homeopathic hospitals. The rise of the drug industry after the Civil War changed the practice of medicine and by 1940’s the homeopathic physician was almost obsolete. ( Panos and Heimlich, Homeopathic Medicine at Home, pg. 17) www.thaihomeopathy.com

Homeopathic Hospitals:

Homeopathic Hospitals www.thaihomeopathy.com The Royal London Homeopathic Hospital is one of the few homeopathic hospitals in the U.K.

Homeopathic Hospitals:

Homeopathic Hospitals www.thaihomeopathy.com Homeopathic Hospital, Reading, Pennsylvania

Homeopathic Hospitals:

Homeopathic Hospitals www.thaihomeopathy.com Albany, NY Homeopathic Hospital

Homeopathic Hospitals:

Homeopathic Hospitals www.thaihomeopathy.com Hospital-Catherine-Stree (Michigan 1880) Homeopathic Hospital (left) Allopathy Hospital (right)

Homeopathic Hospitals:

Homeopathic Hospitals www.thaihomeopathy.com Alexander II Homeopathic Hospital in St. Petersburg. Russia

Homeopathic Hospitals:

Homeopathic Hospitals www.thaihomeopathy.com

Homeopathy Statistics:

Homeopathy Statistics Homeopathy is alive and well in other parts of the world. Britain has over 200 homeopathic physicians. France has nearly 800 homeopathic physicians. India is the stronghold of homeopathy, with 124 homeopathic medical schools. Mexico, as well as Brazil, Chile and Argentina have homeopathic colleges and many practicing physicians. www.thaihomeopathy.com

The Principles behind Homeopathic Medicine:

The Principles behind Homeopathic Medicine Homeopathy is based on three principles. #1 The Law of Similars #2 The Law of Proving #3 The Law of Potentization www.thaihomeopathy.com

First Principle of Homeopathy:

First Principle of Homeopathy The Law of Similars : States that a remedy can cure a disease if it produces in a healthy person symptoms similar to those of the disease. How this law works in practice: A person develops a fever, with flushed face, dilated pupils, rapid heartbeat, and a feeling of restlessness. The homeopathic physician studies these symptoms, then searches for a remedy that produce all these symptoms in a healthy person. www.thaihomeopathy.com

Second Principle of Homeopathy :

Second Principle of Homeopathy The Law of Proving : This principle refers to the method of testing a substance to determine its medicinal effect. To prove a remedy, a group of healthy people are given a dose of the substance daily, and each person carefully records the symptoms experienced. When the proving is completed, all the symptoms that the people consistently experience are recorded and listed in the Materia Medica , a prescriber’s reference. www.thaihomeopathy.com

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Third Principle of Homeopathy:

Third Principle of Homeopathy The Law of Potentization : This refers to the preparation of a homeopathic remedy. These medications are prepared by successive diluting and shaking to the point where the resulting medicine contains no molecules of the original substance. These small doses are called potencies. As strange as it may seem, the higher the dilution, the greater the potency of the medicine. A potentized remedy does not contain sufficient matter to act directly on the tissues, which means that homeopathic medicine is nontoxic and cannot cause side effects. In over 150 years of use, no homeopathic remedy has ever been recalled . www.thaihomeopathy.com


Mechanism Water molecules are thought to form clusters that may be unique to the original substance that was dissolved. Samal and Geckeler discovered an inverse relationship between the aggregate size and concentration of the solutes. On dilution, spherical clusters appeared, which were seen to aggregate in steps resulting in a size increase with decreasing concentration. Samal S and Geckeler KE. Chem Commun 2001; 2224-25. www.thaihomeopathy.com

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A NOBEL laureate who discovered the link between HIV and AIDS has suggested there could be a firm scientific foundation for homeopathy. French virologist Luc Montagnier presents information for detecting viral infections that closely resembles the principles of homeopathy . At a time when Homeopathy is being lambasted by the scientific and medical community most aggressively in the UK, this news comes as a surprise to neigh sayers. Montagnier reports that solutions containing the DNA of pathogenic bacteria and viruses, including HIV, "could emit low frequency radio waves" that induced surrounding water molecules to become arranged into "nanostructures". These water molecules, he said, could also emit radio waves. http://www.theaustralian.com.au www.thaihomeopathy.com

Protestors against homeopathy:

Protestors against homeopathy History is replete with orthodox medicine and science being steadfastly resistant to different systems of medicine and paradigms of healing. Although , the average physician and scientist tends to be threatened by new ideas, a common attribute of leading physicians and scientists is a certain openness and humility due to the common and even expected evolution of knowledge. www.thaihomeopathy.com

Not placebo:

Not placebo Patient assessment: Greater improvement after homeopathic versus conventional treatment Physician assessment: More favorable for children who had received homeopathic treatment Witt C et al. Comp Ther Med 2005; 13: 79-86. Witt et al. compared conventional treatment versus homeopathy.

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Quality of life: Physical component score increased in homeopathically treated patients Mental component no significant difference Witt C et al. Comp Ther Med 2005; 13: 79-86.


Treatment Mostly derived from natural substances that come from plants, minerals, or animals Used to treat acute and chronic illnesses, as well as to prevent diseases Used most often to treat arthritis, asthma, colds, flu, and allergies The choice of medicine is based on a person’s total symptom picture. Homeopathic Pharmacopoeias contain guidelines for homeopathic remedies. www.thaihomeopathy.com

A Comparison of Homeopathy and Standard Medicine (Allopathy):

A Comparison of Homeopathy and Standard Medicine (Allopathy) Homeopathy Symptoms are a healthy reaction of the body’s defense mechanism. Treats the patient according to the symptoms. The aim is to strengthen the body so it can resist harmful organisms. Allopathy Symptoms are manifestations of the disease, to be opposed or suppressed. Treats the patient according to the disease. The aim is to identify the organism and select a drug to destroy the specific germ. www.thaihomeopathy.com

Some Homeopathic Medicine is used in Conventional Medicine Today:

Some Homeopathic Medicine is used in Conventional Medicine Today A large number of homeopathic medicines were adopted by allopaths, and some are still being used today. One of the best known is nitroglycerine tablets. www.thaihomeopathy.com

A comparison of Homeopathy and Herbalism:

A comparison of Homeopathy and Herbalism Homeopathy Scientific medicine that follows procedures of preparation. Prepared according to an exact process and prescribed according to the law of similars . The potentized medication contains only minute amounts of the original substance and is nontoxic. Herbalism Preparation depends on the herbalist’s intuition and experience. Uses a combination of a number of herbs. Many medicinal herbs are toxic. A self-help herbalist has no way of knowing what constitutes a “safe” dose. www.thaihomeopathy.com

How Homeopathic medicines are made:

How Homeopathic medicines are made Homeopathic medicine is made in accordance to the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia CODEX and HAB in Europe and HPUS in the United States. Homeopathic medicines are regulated by the FDA. In 1938, Congress wrote the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and included homeopathic medicine as defined by the HPUS. The HPUS defines each remedy’s substance, lowest safe dilution, and initial method of preparation. www.thaihomeopathy.com

How Homeopathic medicines are made:

How Homeopathic medicines are made www.thaihomeopathy.com

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www.thaihomeopathy.com หน่วยวัดของ Homeopathy จะแตกต่างจากหน่วยวัดโดยทั่วไป การคำนวณค่อนข้างซับซ้อนแต่จะอธิบายคร่าว ๆ ดังนี้ค่ะ สำหรับคำถามที่ถามมานะคะ หน่วย 30C ก็คืำอหน่วยของความเข้มข้นของวิธี การเตรียมยาแบบฮาห์เนมานน์โดยการนำสารตั้งต้น (mother tincture)1 ส่ว นต่อตัวทำละลาย ( อัลกอฮอล์ ) 99 ส่วน แล้วมาทำการกระแทก (succussion) ตามวิธ๊ฮาห์เนมานน์ ทำซ้ำ ๆ กัน 30 ครั้งก็จะได้ความเข้มข้น 30CH ส่วนหน่วยความเข้มข้น 30X ก็คือการนำสารตั้งต้นมา 1 ส่วนต่อตัวทำละลาย 9 ส่วน แล้วมาทำการการกระแทกตามวิธ๊ฮาห์เนมานน์ทำซ้ำ ๆ กัน 30 ครั้งก็จะได้ความเข้มข้น 30 XH หรือ 30DH

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CH POTENCIES – Diluizioni Centesimali

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www.thaihomeopathy.com All homoeopathic remedies have potency numbers. The potency numbers, which follow the name of the homoeopathic remedies are indicative of the number of dilutions and succussions from the original mother tincture. In a pharmacy dilution and succussion are the potentisation steps. To make a Hahnemanian remedy 1 part of the potency is added to 99 parts of solvent in a new flask and succussed to make the next potency. Hahnemann dilution (H, e.g., CH) - multiple flask method of preparation.

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www.thaihomeopathy.com However, for preparing potencies higher than 200C, the Korsakov method is often employed. The Korsakovian method is simpler and quicker. Korsakov's method involves using the same container for each serial dilution, while Hahnemann's method uses a different container for each serial dilution. Korsakovian dilutions (K, e.g., CK) - single flask method of preparation

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www.thaihomeopathy.com The Korsakov method was adopted favourably by physicians and pharmacists. Jahr stated, in 1841, "for dilutions one does not wish to keep, the obtained dilution can be emptied out and the same flask can be filled with one hundred drops and shaken one hundred times in order to achieve the next dilution". Although Hahnemann's method is scientifically accurate, the Korsakovian method lends itself well to computerisation and automation, rendering it the preferred choice for very high potencies in many countries. It is believed that by using the same container the final remedy contains the energy pattern of all the potencies up to and including the final potency, allowing the patients body to use the most effective potency for the condition.

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www.thaihomeopathy.com Potencies : method

Pharmaceutical forms:

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Pharmaceutical forms www.thaihomeopathy.com

How Homeopathic medicines are made Mother Tinctures:

How Homeopathic medicines are made Mother Tinctures www.thaihomeopathy.com

How Homeopathic medicines are made Remedies & Diluitions:

How Homeopathic medicines are made Remedies & Diluitions www.thaihomeopathy.com

How Homeopathic medicines are made Remedies & Diluitions:

How Homeopathic medicines are made Remedies & Diluitions www.thaihomeopathy.com

How Homeopathic medicines are made Remedies & Diluitions:

How Homeopathic medicines are made Remedies & Diluitions www.thaihomeopathy.com

When and how to use Homeopathic medicines:

When and how to use Homeopathic medicines Match the symptoms of the patient as closely as possible to the symptoms that were produced in healthy humans. (Law of similars) Give only one remedy at a time. Continue giving the remedy until improvement starts, then increase the interval between doses. Medicine should be taken in a clean mouth, placed on or under the tongue, free of food, drink, tobacco, toothpaste, mouthwash, mints or anything except plain water. www.thaihomeopathy.com

Compatibility with other medications:

Compatibility with other medications Homeopathy is 100% compatible with other medications and will not interfere with the effectiveness of other medicines. Other medications may lessen the effects of homeopathy. Many remedies can be affected by strong odors, steroids or caffeine. (www. 1-800homeopathy.com) www.thaihomeopathy.com

Side Effects of Homeopathy:

Side Effects of Homeopathy “ A homeopathic remedy does not cause side effects . When I prescribe, I do not have to worry, Is this drug safe? I have never heard of a homeopathic medicine being recalled for causing adverse side effects, which is an enviable record considering that these remedies have been in use for more than 150 years.” ( Homeopathic Medicine at Home, pg 29) www.thaihomeopathy.com

Can a Patient Overdose:

Can a Patient Overdose No! All remedies are only sold in very safe dilutions. ( www.1-800homeopathy.com ) A homeopathic remedy, even an entire vial consumed at one gulp, is not toxic or poisonous. (Panos, Homeopathic Medicine at Home, pg. 43) www.thaihomeopathy.com


Safety Endrezzi et al. studied adverse drug events related to homeopathic encounters in 335 follow-up visits in 181 patients. 9 (2.68%) adverse reactions were reported. No medical therapy was required to treat any of the adverse events. Adverse events exist, but are rare and not severe. Endrizzi C et al. Homeopathy 2005; 94: 233-240.

Observation: The key to prescribing:

Observation: The key to prescribing Selecting a remedy that matches the totality of the symptoms. Two people may be “bitten” by the same bug, but react differently and require different remedies. Example of two people both exposed to streptococcus infection: Jane: flushed, restless, burning with heat, red throat, pounding head, thirstless , and acutely ill. According to her symptoms, Jane needed Belladonna, took it and recovered. Dick: Not so quick to show symptoms. Gradually became quieter, grew pale, and was very thirsty, he was irritable and developed a dry, racking cough. Dick needed Bryonia , and after taking a dose felt better. www.thaihomeopathy.com

Homeopathy and the Treatment of Epidemic Disease :

Homeopathy and the Treatment of Epidemic Disease Statistics and information provided by: Julian Winston, Sandra J.Perko,”The Homeopathic Treatment of Influenza” and extracts from W.A.Dewey M.D. University of Michigan, as reported in,” The Journal of The American Institute of Homeopathy,”1921and the Dec 1918 edition of ,”The British Journal of Homeopathy.” Compiled by Sally Tamplin DSH MARH www.thaihomeopathy.com

Typhus Fever epidemic of 1813:

Typhus Fever epidemic of 1813 When the epidemic came through Leipzig, Samuel Hahnemann,the founder of Homeopathy, was able to treat 180 cases of Typhus, losing only 2. The mortality rate for conventional medicine was 30%. www.thaihomeopathy.com

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Self portrait with Dr.Arrieta Goya - 1820 With kind permission from: Minneapolis Institute of Arts www.thaihomeopathy.com


Cholera Dr. Joseph Pulte, working in Cincinnati during the cholera epidemic of 1849, boasted that he did not lose a single patient. People crowded to his door and stood in the street because his waiting room was full. www.thaihomeopathy.com

The 1830 - 1832 Cholera Epidemic:

The 1830 - 1832 Cholera Epidemic Samuel Hahnemann,the founder of Homeopathy, was able to identify the stages of the illness and predict what homeopathic remedies would be needed for which stages. When Cholera finally struck Europe the mortality rate under conventional treatment was between 40% - 80% depending on the information sources. www.thaihomeopathy.com

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Dr.Quin of London reported the mortality in the 10 homeopathic hospitals in 1831 – 1832 as 9%. Dr.Roth,homeopathic physician to the King of Bavaria, reported that the mortality was 7%. Admiral Mordoinow of The Imperial Russian Council reported 10% mortality under homeopathy. www.thaihomeopathy.com

The 1854 London Cholera Epidemic:

The 1854 London Cholera Epidemic Under conventional care the mortality rate was 59.2% while under homeopathic care the mortality was only 9%. www.thaihomeopathy.com

The Hamburg Cholera epidemic of 1892:

The Hamburg Cholera epidemic of 1892 The conventional mortality rate was 42%.The homeopathic mortality rate was 15.5%. www.thaihomeopathy.com

Yellow Fever:

Yellow Fever During the 1850’s there were several epidemics of Yellow Fever in the southern states. This disease was eventually found to be transmitted by mosquito. Dr.Osler reported that the conventional mortality rate was between 15 – 85%. In Natchez Dr.Holcombe,a homeopath, reported a mortality rate of 6.43% and Dr.Davis,another homeopath, reported a mortality rate of 5.73%. In 1878 the mortality rate in New Orleans was 50% under conventional care, and 5.6% (In 1,945 cases in the same epidemic) with homeopathic care. www.thaihomeopathy.com


Diphtheria In the 1862 - 1864 records of Diphtheria in Broome County, New York the mortality rate for conventional care was 83.6% and the mortality rate for homeopathic care was 16.4%. www.thaihomeopathy.com


Polio Dr.Eizayaga of Argentina, tells of a Polio epidemic in Buenos Aires in 1957,where the symptoms of the epidemic resembled those of the homeopathic remedy Lathyrus sativa. The homeopathic doctors and pharmacies prescribed Lathyrus 30c as a prophylactic and thousands of doses were distributed. Nobody registered a case of contagion. Dr.Eizayaga pointed out that in other epidemics of Polio, the homeopathic remedy Gelsemium was the indicated remedy. www.thaihomeopathy.com

Homeopathic Lathyrus Sativa:

Homeopathic Lathyrus Sativa Affects the anterior and lateral columns of the spinal cord, causing many paralytic affections of the lower extremities. Useful in wasting and exhaustive diseases when there is weakness and heaviness and slow recovery of nerve power. Excessive rigidity of the legs, spastic gait. www.thaihomeopathy.com


INFLUENZA Every 10 to 30 years, the flu virus historically undergoes radical changes ….. in which it is altered so completely that most of the world’s population has no immunity to it. During the Asian Flu of 1957 one million people worldwide died. During the Hong Kong Flu of 1968 750.000 people died worldwide. Sometimes a viral strain develops that is so deadly that it is known as a super virus. The Spanish Flu of 1928 – 1919 killed from 22 to 100 million people worldwide. It often struck young otherwise healthy people in less that 48 hours. The Spanish Flu began as an ordinary flu with fever and aches and pains but it developed very rapidly often within a matter of hours into a much more serious and deadly lung infection. Virologists believe that the current Bird Flu has the potential to become the long overdue next super virus. According to reports so far ,bird Flu symptoms also seem to center on the lower respiratory tract, with rapid lung infection and difficult breathing. www.thaihomeopathy.com

The 1918 – 1919 Influenza pandemic:

The 1918 – 1919 Influenza pandemic “Homeopathic doctors rose to the challenge of the most appalling Influenza pandemic in history, and they did so without the fear and uncertainty that paralyzed their allopathic colleagues.” Dr.Frank Wieland of Chicago wrote; “In a plant of 8,000 workers there was only one death. Gelsemium was practically the only homeopathic remedy used, there was no use of either aspirin or vaccination.” www.thaihomeopathy.com

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Dean W.A .Pearson of Philadelphia collected 26,795 case of Influenza treated by homeopathic physicians. The mortality rate was 1.05% while the rate for conventional medicine was 30%. Dr.H.A.Roberts of Connecticut had 30 physicians respond to his request for data. They reported 6.602 cases with 55 deaths, which is less than a 1% mortality rate. www.thaihomeopathy.com

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Dr.G.B . Stearns of New York collected through the International Hahnemannian Association 17,000 cases of Influenza with a mortality rate of 4%. Dr.T.A.Mc Cann of Ohio reported a 1,000 cases of Influenza with no loses. “Please give all credit to homeopathy.” Dr.A.B . Palmer of Seattle treated approx 500 cases which included pneumonia, he only lost two cases. Dr.F.A.Swartwout of Washington had 11 homeopathic physicians report 3,600 cases of Influenza with only 6 deaths. Dr.G.G.Bascomb of Lake Wilson, Minnesota reported 300 cases with no deaths. www.thaihomeopathy.com

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The homeopathic physicians avoided the use of aspirin and other drugs and had a low death rate. Dr,Arthur Grimmer declared: “The development of pneumonia is a rare occurrence if a good homeopathic physician was called during the first 24 hours of attack.” Dr.G.A.Wright of Forest Glen wrote: “I attended over one hundred cases without fatalities. I never deviated from the homeopathic remedy. I never gave aspirin. This epidemic should encourage us to renewed faith in homeopathy.” www.thaihomeopathy.com

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Dr.Dorothy Shepherd from England wrote: “One treated over 100,nearer 150 cases; both rich and poor, young and old, male and female; and the results were astonishing. The cases were not picked ones; some were seriously ill when first seen, with high temperatures and bronchial involvement, some had it mildly, and yet the temperatures in nearly all cases came down in twenty – four to forty – eight hours. They were kept strictly in bed for a week after the temperature was normal, kept on dilute fruit juice, no milk, no tea was allowed. And there was not a single death in the whole of this series and no subsequent complications.” www.thaihomeopathy.com

Why use homeopathy?:

Why use homeopathy? Homeopaths do not waste valuable time trying to make a diagnosis. They do not need to name the disease in order to help patients. The patient’s symptoms are carefully noted and a remedy is prescribed according to that individual’s manifestation of the disease. In an epidemic a handful of homeopathic remedies tend to emerge in the area of geographical infection. These remedies become known as the genus epidemicus.These remedies can be used as a prophylaxis to protect people who have been exposed to the infection. Homeopathic remedies are gentle, safe, inexpensive and readily available. There is no known interaction with conventional medication. Homeopathy dispels FEAR . www.thaihomeopathy.com


H5N1 At present, officials tell us that the H5N1 Bird Flu has a 50% mortality rate, meaning that it kills 1 out of every two people that it infects. By comparison the 1918 Spanish Flu had only a 5% mortality rate, yet it killed between 50 and 100 million people worldwide. If a pandemic with even a 5% mortality rate were to strike today,380 million people worldwide would die. If an influenza super – virus hit today ,it would take from 6 – 9 months to make a vaccine for even half of the US population. There is only enough of the anti viral drug Tamiflu for about half the population. www.thaihomeopathy.com


Gelsemium Symptoms tend to come on slowly . Sore throat and chills that run up and down the spine. Splitting headache that usually starts in the back of the head better after urinating. General feeling of fatigue and heaviness , legs feel weak and shaky, eye lids are droopy, head feels heavy and there may be double vision. Pain felt in the bones. Although there may be a fever, they do not sweat and they are not thirsty . Chills run up and down the spine, alternating with fever. They feel better in the fresh air and moving around. They feel worse in the early morning and late at night, in the sun and when exposed to tobacco smoke. www.thaihomeopathy.com


Bryonia Symptoms tend to come on slowly . Aches all over and worse from any kind of movement. There is usually a violent frontal headache that is made worse by coughing or even slightly moving the eyes. The headache feels better if firm pressure is applied. Dry, painful cough. Worse from any excitement,noise,touch,movement or bright light. Worse around 3am and 9pm. Dehydrated and they want to drink a lot of cold water but at infrequent intervals. Irritability , wants to be left alone and at home. May be worrying about work or financial problems . www.thaihomeopathy.com


ACONITE Flu with great restlessness and worry . Flu symptoms come on suddenly especially after exposure to cold dry wind, infection or from an emotional shock or fright. High fever , sore throat and a feeling of great worry and fear. The individual is extremely restless and they feel better in the fresh air. They are feel better in the fresh air. They are worse in a warm room, in the evening or at night. Worse when exposed to tobacco smoke or hearing music. www.thaihomeopathy.com


ARNICA This is the main remedy that we think of in times of acute trauma, accident and injury. People in an arnica state usually send onlookers away saying," I'm fine , there's nothing wrong with me." when usually it is evident that they are very sick or injured. Individuals suffering from the flu may complain that the bed feels too hard and they fear some one approaching and touching their body because it is so sore. They may desire sour drinks and alcohol. www.thaihomeopathy.com


ARSENICUM This remedy is useful when an acute illness affects the nervous system . The individual may be extremely restless and anxious , they may express fear of death and do not want to be left alone. They will be very chilly , their face will be pale and they will have an anxious expression. Their pains are generally burning in nature, feeling like hot needles and are better from hot applications. They will be thirsty and only able to drink in small sips. They are generally worse between 1 and 2 am. Vomiting and diarrhea are extremely common Arsenicum symptoms. www.thaihomeopathy.com


BAPTISIA Flu with a high fever and a feeling of being bruised all over. Useful for a flu that comes on suddenly and the individual feels bruised and sore all over. The body and limbs feel as if they are scattered and all in bits. There is profuse sweating and an intense thirst. The face is dull red in color and people who need this remedy look dazed and sluggish as if they may fall asleep at any time. This is an excellent remedy for gastric flu where there is much vomiting and diarrhea. www.thaihomeopathy.com


BELLADONNA High fever that comes on suddenly usually as a result of exposure to infection or from the head getting cold, wet or overheated. The face is flushed and bright red , the throat is sore and the eyes are wide and staring ,the pupils are dilated , there is possible confusion and delirium. The individual feels better when they stand or sit upright and in a warm room. They are worse from any noise or bright light or movement. Worse from lying down. Symptoms tend to affect the right side of the body. www.thaihomeopathy.com


EUPATORIUM PERFOLIATUM This remedy is for the most terrible of flus . The individual may be restless and unable to sleep. The pains are so severe that the bones feel broken. The muscles ache and feel sore and bruised, everything hurts. The individual feels worse for any kind of movement. They have a bursting headache and sore eyes. Lots of sneezing, the nose is runny, the chest is sore and coughing makes the head hurt. The patient wants ice cold water although it brings on violent chills in the small of the back. There is little sweat but if they do sweat everything feels better except the head. www.thaihomeopathy.com


MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS People in a mercurius state have extremely bad breath , they have more salivation that normal and they are extremely thirsty. www.thaihomeopathy.com


NUX VOMICA Flu with great irritability and over sensitivity. People in this state are highly sensitive, they become easily irritated,impatient,angry and easily offended. They are chilly and want to be warmly wrapped up. They are extremely sensitive to light, noise and odors. People in this state are often constipated and have frequent ineffectual urging and a sense of incompletion. www.thaihomeopathy.com


RHUS TOXICODENDRON People in a Rhus Tox state are extremely restless , they want to move about all of the time, there is a lot of aching and stiffness in the joints which is worse on first starting to move and after sitting or lying down for a while. The pains ease up after some movement and then return again requiring the individual to rest again. They may be anxious, weepy and worse at night. People in this state may have a fear of being poisoned . They may have a red triangular tip to their tongue. www.thaihomeopathy.com


Dosage Take the indicated remedy in a 30c potency. According to the severity of the symptoms, take more often if the symptoms are severe – every 1-2 hours and less often - every 3 -4 hours if they are not too bad. If you have taken more than 4 doses and have had no response then consider another remedy or seek professional help. www.thaihomeopathy.com

Questions to consider:

Questions to consider There is a growing popularity of alternative medicine, especially homeopathic medicine. What are some explanations you have heard from patients or friends who use alternative medicine? How would you counsel a patient who wants to try homeopathic medicine? www.thaihomeopathy.com

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www.thaihomeopathy.com It is well known that the Royal Family patronizes homeopathy and has appointed an official Royal homeopathic physician since the mid-19th century. Not so well known is this interesting homeopathic snippet uncovered by the UK Daily Mail for the Queen's Jubilee. They report: "For her extended foreign tours, the Queen’s luggage can weigh more than four tons — and that includes 60 vials of homeopathic medicines, carried in a special leather case, without which she won’t travel anywhere. She is a firm believer in alternative remedies, preferring them to conventional medicine. She has even been known to treat one of her corgis homeopathically after the animal cut its foot. She bathed the wound in a special ointment and the injured paw was healed within days. When she was asked why she used the treatment, she replied: ‘If it’s good enough for me, it should be good enough for my dogs.“ http://www.dailymail.co.uk

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www.thaihomeopathy.com Singer-songwriter Paul McCartney Former Beatles member and singer-songwriter Paul McCartney is a great fan of homeopathy. "I can't manage without homeopathy. In fact, I never go anywhere without homeopathic remedies. I often make use of them," he says. He was introduced to homeopathy by his wife Linda, who saw the great results of homeopathy when she could not get rid of her tonsillitis. When first diagnosed with tonsillitis she was prescribed a course of antibiotics which only provided temporary relief – her symptoms soon returned. When she consulted a homeopathic doctor, however, her symptoms not only went away rapidly; they never returned. (Photo of Paul McCartney from Shutterstock)

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