Homeopathy’s Role in the History of Epidemics
Samuel Hahnemann was a German physician who is well known for developing the branch of medicinal treatment called homeopathy. This branch of medicine has been used since his time in the treatment of epidemics. One of the first instances where homeopathy was used to treat an epidemic was when Hahnemann used Belladonna to treat scarlet fever. Since then, there have been many references to the usefulness of homeopathy in managing epidemics all over the world.
Dr. Andre Saine, a homeopathic expert has done detailed research on the subject and has made some startling discoveries.
Low Mortality Rate
He found that over centuries, many physicians have turned to homeopathy for treatment during epidemics and have kept detailed notes of their treatment pattern. Irrespective of the type of epidemic, who the physician was or where it was done, there is proof of a low mortality rate among the patients who have received homeopathic treatment.
There are many illnesses in the world that do not have a vaccine and cannot be prevented. The only way to avoid contracting the illness is by building up a healthy immune system that is strong enough to battle the incursion of the virus. Homeopathy bolsters the immune system and this helps in protecting a person from falling sick in the first place.
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Less Chance of Reinfection or Relapse
Very often, conventional medications that are used to treat illnesses weaken the body and increase the risk of the patient falling ill again, either with the same illness or a related illness. For example, a virus that attacks the respiratory system and weakens it can make a person susceptible to other respiratory infections like pneumonia. This is a great concern during epidemics. Homeopathic medicines, on the other hand, are given in such diluted doses that they do not have side effects and offer long term immunity that prevent relapses.
Based on these findings, homeopathic treatments are becoming more popular as a way to help deal with epidemics.