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Preparation for: Pandemics

During the 1917 flu pandemic, people died in 24 hours. The only reasonable preparation is one that relies on you to be prepared ahead of time. Throughout the history of pandemics, homeopathy has had higher cure and recovery rates than other medicines. Homeopathy is powerful medicine and capable of battling a virus regardless of its mutated variation. That is, by the time a new virus appears, the last virus that caused a great stockpile of vaccines will have mutated many times, and thus make a particular vaccine obsolete. In pandemics, the healing can follow dynamically the Law of Similars to act gently and effectively.


The Stages of Epidemics


Philosophy

The curing of all types of fevers is done quickly and effectively in homeopathy which acts from the 6th dimension. Flu is a "short-term" fever, but the way to treat it is no different than treating a "longer-term" fever, like malaria. Flu will be discussed along with all other fevers.

(What do the following infectious diseases have in common? AIDS, botulism, candida, chicken pox, cholera, diphtheria, dysentery, ebola virus, encephalitis. flu, hepatitis, herpes, lassa fever, measles, meningitis, mononucleosis, mumps, pneumonia, rabies, salmonellosis, scarlatina (scarlet fever), strep throat, tetanus, tick bites, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, west nile fever. --A fever. )

During the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic which took 20 million lives, homeopathy had a higher cure rate than allopathic medicine. In the old days, instead of naming a disease as a "virus", it was called a "fever." The homeopaths treated pandemic flu: both at the fever stage and morphed stage. It was Hahnemann's hope from long experience, that any danger would be extinguished at the beginning of an infection, not like nowadays, when the virus has morphed already.


Watch the Fever, Not the Virus Name

The cure for infectious disease is best by catching the disease during the fever stage before a virus morphs, and when the virus is but a seed, not a full-grown giant tree. AIDS starts with an infection and fever; symptoms arise after ten years. If an infected person had used homeopathy at the fever stage, he would have had a greater impact during the seed stage--not 10 years later.

A fever has a "heat" stage and "perspiration" stage. After these two subside, the better course to take would be to look at what remains to be cured. If the infection is gone, it may only require a hangover medicine (such as for congestion or cough.) This can be addressed by looking for a medicine from the Ailment Index. After the fever subsides, the virus has morphed some or a lot. The virus will then go to attack target sites like bones, lymph, brain, nerves or stomach. It takes more and specific medicines for the morphed and complication phases. A "fever" has four distinct stages.

Stage 1: Incubation.This is the evening or days before the fever. One suspects one is in an "infection" or "incubation" period. He can take Sulphur or Hepar. For prevention, he can additionally take the "name-of-virus remedy."

Stage 2: Fever. No matter what the name of the virus, one reacts in a knee-jerk-reaction fashion to an infection. This is the chill, hot heat and perspiration phase. At this stage, he takes his own knee-jerk-reaction remedy. This he can identify from the list of four medicines below.

Stage 3: Virus Morphed. Alongside the fever, the virus morphs. At the fever stage, it can be a "make-it-or-break-it" time, so that by taking the "name-of-virus remedy," the illness might be ended here. Past the fever stage, the virus can continue to morph and go on to attack a part of the body like the nervous or digestive system. The symptoms will be unique to the virus that gives the epidemic its name. At this stage, one takes the "name-of-virus remedy."

Stage 4: Complications. A morphed virus may go on to create other diseases--like pneumonia. But not everyone will have "complications."


Stage One: Incubation and Before the Fever

Hahnemann says to take Sulphur or Hepar. Which one do you choose?

  • Sulphur (Keynote: Congestion). What to watch for at the incubation stage: Hot Feet, sticking out of bed
  • Hepar (Keynote: Extremely sensitive to cold air). What to watch for at the incubation stage: Cold and chilly
After Sulphur or Hepar, if one has averted the fever but still has a "hangover", he takes Nux Vomica 30C. For a "whoozy" feeling, he takes Graphites 30C.

Stage Two: Knee Jerk Reaction to Fever Stage

Whether a fever is "short-term" like flu or "long-term" like malaria, do these fever symptoms in the box below not seem--similar? Hahnemann describes a fever:

Hahnemann on: Fever Symptoms

The fever in almost equal violence day and night a continued chronic state. ...shivering (violent shaking and chattering of the teeth) ...real external coldness, but it is a merely internal shuddering sensation of cold, during which the patient is hot ...This cold stage commences with thirst, vertigo, and a drawing tearing (mixed with shooting) from the legs upwards, which, when it, gets up into the head, produces heat of the head, headache, nausea, and ...the sensation of flying heat in the head with nausea. ...the patients feel hot all over the body, wish the room to be strongly heated, wrap themselves closely up ...Then the patients complain that after going to bed at night they cannot get warm, whereas when they waken in the morning they feel so hot. ...the headache, a tearing pain in the skull, mingled with shootings, also as a bursting pain. ...anxiety (generally combined with palpitation of the heart and sweat on the brow), nausea, a faint feeling, vertigo [with] any slight movement ...noise in the ears, the obscuration of the vision and the faintness. The patients feel as if they would fall rather sideways and forwards than backwards. ...The perspiration comes on when moving slightly ... and whenever the patients go to bed and cover themselves up. During the slightest sleep most of them become immediately covered with perspiration. ...the thirst is unquenchable, but though the patients drink very often, they take but little at a time, for every liquid becomes repulsive to them the moment they partake of it; ...after drinking either shuddering or nausea and retching ...disgust at all kinds of food ...intolerance of movement or of muscular exertion, limbs appear stiff, they must instantly lie down, and even when lying they feel as if paralysed. ...If the patients get up during the heat, then shuddering occurs, with sudden chilling of the hands and feet, they feel sinking, the vision becomes obscured, a faintness, roaring in the ears, these symptoms so characteristic of our fevers, frequently come on the least movement, and the strongest men often fall to the ground before we are aware of it. ...On putting their foot to the ground they feel the shock in their head, or shootings go through it. ...All the symptoms are alleviated by lying.

Hahnemann's description may sound similar, but there are many medicines for fever, not just one. I list four. (Homeopaths in India can include to the list Nyctanthes.) Identify how you react to a virus--typically. Choose one of these four remedies.

Apis, Arscenicum, Belladonna, Sabina.

(Descriptions taken from H.C. Allen's 1879, The Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever. He summarized for the Old Masters.)

Knee-Jerk Medicine. Choose one of four:

(You are picking one of these four: Apis, Arscenicum, Belladonna, Sabina)

#1 of 4: Apis

Keynote: Pains like bee stings.

Characteristic: Bag-like, puffy swelling under the eyes. Great sensitiveness to touch. Pain: burning, stinging, sore; suddenly migrating from one part to another. Aggravation: warm or heated rooms are intolerable. Sudden vomiting.

Chill: With thirst, always in chill, absent in heat and sweat stage. Oppression of chest as though patient would smother. Breaks out in urticaria (rash) before and during chill.

Heat: Chilliness on moving or uncovering during heat. Burning, hot, dry skin all over. Great oppression and burning in the chest, with sensation of smothering. Itching, burning nettle-rash, in this state. The heat of the room is intolerable.

Sweat: Perspiration may alternate with dryness of the skin.

#2 of 4: Arscenicum

Keynote: Septic infections.

Characteristic: Anxious fear of death. Anxious restlessness. Great thirst for cold water; drinks often but little at a time. Pains in bowels and watery diarrhea. Worse in the open air.

Chill: Irregular. Mingling or alternating chills with heat. Ameliorated by external heat. Thirst not always present. If drinks, drinks little and often, generally for hot drinks. Internal chill.

Heat: Feels burning heat but skin cold to the touch. Insatiable thirst; drinks little and often. Heat as if hot water were coursing through the blood vessels. Heat following the chill is dry, burning, unbearable, lasts three or four hours.

Sweat: Rarely occurs, light if any; but cold and clammy. Unquenchable thirst for large quantities of cold water, with vomiting after drinking. Sweat with thirst for several hours then no sweat but dry heat continuing all night.

#3 of 4: Belladonna

Keynote: Sudden and violent

Characteristic: Rush of blood to head and face. Pains come on suddenly, last indefinitely, cease suddenly.

Chill: Without thirst. A violent chill. Chill, with violent, bursting, frontal headache. Dread of light and noise. Pale face, when lying down; red face when sitting up. Feet ice-cold; can scarcely be warmed, while face is red and bloated. Congestive chill, with red face, delirium and bursting headache. Chill internal, with external burning heat.

Heat: Intense, with great thirst and desire for cold water, yet everything he drinks feels as if too cold. Forehead hot, with cold face and cold cheeks. Burning heat within and without; burning heat of the body. Extreme distended superficial blood-vessels, like whip-cords on the skin. Violent, bursting congested headache, with strong pulsations of arteries. Very red face; delirium. Constant dry burning heat with sweat only on head. Adverse to uncovering. Sensitive to light and noise.

Sweat: On covered parts only, or on covering parts ever so little. Sweat sudden, evanescent; during sleep, day or night, with gradual relief of pain absent.

#4 of 4: Sabina

Keynote: Flushes of heat in the face, while the rest of the body is chilly.

Characteristic: Aggravation: From least motion; warm air or warm room. Amelioration: in cool, open, fresh air.

Chill: Chilliness all day; one chill after another. On lying down, in the evening, attacks of shivering chilliness. Shivering, with obscuration of sight, followed by sleepiness. Shuddering, with gooseflesh. Cold feeling, as if it were standing in cold water.

Heat: Burning, of the whole body, with great restlessness. Flushes of heat in face, rest of body chilly; with icy-cold hands and feet. Intense, with great thirst and desire for cold water, yet everything he drinks feels as if too cold.

Sweat: Night-sweats. Sweats easily; profuse on feet.


A "misconception" about fever. A strong virus will continue on its path of infection, if the fever cannot stop it. Treating the fever with "vitamin C" or "aspirin" is not treating the virus. During the 1918 flu pandemic, doctors thought they were "controlling" the pandemic by the heavy use of aspirin. Instead, some claim that it added to the number of deaths.


    Stage 3: Virus Morphed Stage

    Once past the fever stage with the virus having morphed, we then look for a more specific medicine. There are 400 viruses mutating constantly, and each year's flu is a different virus. This list of virus infections are known. Under flu a list of medicines can be chosen for the many flu variations. In any sort of fever relapse--just start again.

    Virus Has Morphed Medicines (past the knee-jerk-reaction stage)

    AIDS

    Signs: HIV virus is present.

    Medicines: Wolframium Tungsten and Hecla Lava

    Complications: #3, #6, #7. See also herpes and candida in this section.

    Botulism

    Signs: Food poisoning. Paralysis.

    Medicines: Belladonna and Veratrum and Indigo Tictoria

    Candida

    Candida:

    Medicines: Aconite and Apis

    Complications: Diaper Rash

    Candida: Mucous membranes, Esophagus, GI tract, Nails

    Signs: Scales in mouth and throat, thrush.

    Medicines: Antimonium Tart.

    Candida: Vagina

    Signs: Discharges or raised patches

    Medicines: Sabina and Antimonium. Tart.

    Chicken pox

    Signs: Red rash and scabs.

    Medicines: Antimonium Tart.

    Complications: #7.

    Cholera

    Signs: Diarrhea. Fluid loss.

    Medicines: Baptista and Aconite

    Diphtheria

    Signs: Coating of tonsils, larynx

    Medicines: Mercurius

    Dysentery

    Signs: Diarrhea

    Medicines: Veratrum

    Complications: #1, #3.

    Ebola virus

    Signs: Bruised capillaries, bleeding

    Medicines: Arnica and Phosphorus

    Flu

    Medicines to take after taking the Knee-jerk Medicine: Apis, Arscenicum, Baptista, Belladonna, Bryonia, Carbo Veg, Gelsemium, Nux Vomica, Phosphorus, Pyrogen, Rhus Tox, Sabina, Veratrum, Veratrum Viride

    Apis -Keynote: Pains like bee stings. Sudden vomiting. Heat stage: Chilliness on moving or uncovering. Burning, hot, dry skin all over. The heat of the room is intolerable. Great oppression and burning in the chest, with smothering. Itching, burning nettle-rash. Sweat stage: Perspiration may alternate with dryness of the skin.

    Arscenicum -Keynote: Septic infections. Heat stage: Feels burning heat but skin cold to the touch. Heat as if hot water were coursing through the blood vessels.

    Baptista -Keynote: In whatever lying position, the parts rested upon feel sore and bruised. Indescribable sick feeling all over. Generally weak, restless, uneasy.

    Belladonna -Keynote: Sudden and violent. Heat stage: Violent, bursting congested headache. Constant dry burning heat with sweat only on head. Adverse to uncovering.

    Bryonia -Keynote: Aggravation from any motion. Exceedingly irritable; everything makes him angry.

    Carbo Veg. -Keynote: Must have more air. Desire to be constantly fanned. Must have more air. The simplest food disagrees. Excessive gas in stomach and intestines. As if stomach would burst.

    Gelsemium -Keynote: Great lassitude. Tired, languid feeling in back and limbs. Wants to avoid all muscular exertion. Wants to lie still. Great prostration of whole muscular system.

    Nux Vomica -Keynote: Tired on waking. Chill stage: Coldness of the whole body, with blue hands and blueness of the skin. Great coldness, relieved neither by warmth of the stove (heater), nor by covering in bed. Excessively sensitive to cold air. Heat stage: Great heat; whole body burning hot, yet patient must be covered up. Roaring in the ears.

    Phosphorus -Keynote: Hemorrhages from various organs. Longs for cold food and drink; juicy, refreshing things. As soon as water becomes warm in stomach it is thrown up. Slight wounds bleed profusely. Regurgitation of food, in mouthfuls, without nausea. Food scarcely swallowed, comes up again.

    Pyrogen -Keynote: Dynamic antiseptic. When the best selected remedy fails to permanently improve.

    Rhus Tox -Keynote: Better from continued motion. Languor and paralysis is well marked.

    Sabina -Keynote: Flushes of heat in the face, while the rest of the body is chilly. Chill stage: Shuddering, with gooseflesh. Cold feeling, as if it were standing in cold water.

    Veratrum -Keynote: Cold perspiration especially on the forehead. Collapse. Cold sweat on the forehead, with nearly all complaints. Attacks of fainting, from least exertion. Excessive weakness. Chill stage: The cold stage is so well marked that it overshadows all the other stages. Skin is bluish, cold, inelastic, with deficient reaction. Slow and weak reaction, that the patient scarcely recovers from one set of symptoms ere another begins. The temperature is generally subnormal.

    Veratrum Viride -Keynote: Utter prostration. Both Veratrum and Veratrum Viride have prostration. Veratrum has a "slow, defective reaction" whereas a Veratrum Viride person trembles, jerks, is threatened with spasms and convulsions, continually jerking or nodding his head. Veratrum has a stronger cold stage; Veratrum Viride has a stronger heat stage with intense fever and violent pain in the back.

    Complications: #1, 7.

    Giardiais

    Signs: From contaminated water. Cysts in colon causing malabsorption, cramps and nausea

    Medicines: Antimonium Tart, Calcarea Phos

    Hepatitis

    Signs: Damage to liver cells

    Medicines: Cadmium Sulphuratum

    Herpes Simplex

    Signs: Ulcerated skin lesions leave painful ulcer and yellow crust.

    Medicines: Localized: Morbillum. Moves to lungs, liver or brain: add Yohimbinum

    Complications: #3, #7.

    Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

    Signs: Skin lesions with pus, then dry and scabs. Nerve pain.

    Medicines: Yohimbinum and Sarsaparilla

    Complications: #3, #5

    Lassa fever

    Signs: Bleeding, lymph infection.

    Medicines: Phosphorus and Nycthanthes and Mercurius Corrosivus

    Complications: #3. See also hepatitis.

    Measles, Rubella

    Signs: Red rash

    Medicines: Sabina and Sarsaparilla

    Measles, Rubella, German

    Signs: Bluish white specks surrounded by red halo, may bleed

    Medicines: Sabina and Sarsaparilla

    Mononucleosis

    Signs: Sore throat, lymph infection.

    Medicines: Nyctanthes

    Complications: #3, #4

    Mumps

    Signs: Swollen glands

    Medicines: Mercurius

    Pneumonia, Bacterial

    Signs: Shaking chills, cough, bacteremia, bloody sputum.

    Medicines: Veratrum Viride and Phosphorus and Indigo Tictoria and Secale

    Rabies

    Signs: Infected bites

    Medicines: Hypericum and Ledum and Xantoxylum Fraxineum

    Salmonellosis

    Signs: Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.

    Medicines: Veratrum

    Complications: #1, #4, #5, #7

    Scarlatina (Scarlet Fever)

    Signs: Sore throat, strawberry tongue, rash.

    Medicines: Sanguinaria

    Complications: #5, #7

    Strep throat

    Signs: Sore throat

    Medicines: Aconite

    Tetanus

    Signs: Puncture Wound

    Medicines: Ledum and Hypericum

    Signs: Lockjaw

    Medicines: Indigo Tinctoria

    Tuberculosis

    Signs: Lesions, calcium deposits and cavity formation.

    Medicines: Arbutus Andrachne

    Complications: #1, #3, #7

    Typhoid Fever

    Signs: Diarrhea, vomiting, cough, ulcers.

    Medicines: Veratrum and Veratrum Viride

    Complications: #1, #5,#7

    West Nile fever

    Signs: Rash, swollen lymph glands.

    Medicines: Yohimbinum and Indigo Tinctoria

    Complications: #3, #5. Also see mononucleosis


    Stage 4: Complications

    Complication Signs Medicine
    1. Bleeding Phosphorus
    2. Bruising Arnica
    3. Encephalitis Inflammation of the brain and nerves. Yohimbinum
    4. Meningitis Inflammation of the membrane in brain. Yohimbinum
    5. Muscle and Joint Pain and Arthritis Frozen muscle. Indigo Tictoria and Sarsaparilla
    6. Opportunistic infection from Asperillus fungi Creates fungus balls in lungs, eye, heart, lungs, brain and kidney Silicea
    7. Pneumonia Impairs gas exchange in lungs, coughing, sputum, chest pains, rapid shallow breathing. Carbo Veg., and Aconite, and Spongia
    8. Septic Shock Chills, full bounding pulse, hyperventilation Carbo Veg.

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