July 18, 2020
From the American Institute of Homeopathy:
“Anticovid, the open access platform which gathers all available information regarding global clinical trials for SARS-CoV 2, lists ten clinical trials assessing the potential of homeopathy in the treatment and prevention of COVID-19 symptoms. Some of them are observational, and others are controlled, randomized, and double-blind. The ten clinical trials are being conducted in Brazil, China, Cuba, India, and Iran.
You can find all ten trials here: https://covid.inato.com/search?query=homeopathy&page=1
For more on Anticovid: https://covid.inato.com/analysis”
In this blog, we will take a closer look at each study and highlight which homeopathic remedies the scientists are using in their approaches. At the time of writing, these studies are still underway, or are just beginning. It will be interesting to keep tabs on these studies and patiently wait for the results.
One interesting note is that most of the studies (9 out of 10) are using pre-chosen remedies for the entire patient population, rather than choosing an individualized remedy based on the symptoms presented by each patient. Tailoring the remedy choice to the patient and using a single remedy at a time form the basis of classical homeopathic practice. However, this classical approach does not translate well to epidemics. This “constitutional” approach requires lengthy, time consuming interviews, which reduces the number of patients that in-demand homeopaths can help.
Homeopathy has been utilized in past epidemics, such as when Hahnemann used Belladonna to treat scarlet fever. Ever since then, many different approaches to treating epidemic diseases with homeopathy have been proposed and explored. An epidemic disease often manifests a similar symptom picture in those whom it afflicts. This common symptom picture often leads practitioners to a single remedy which is used in the majority of cases, known as the “Genus Epidemicus.” Cuba has seen success in the past few decades using homeopathic combinations prophylactically during disease outbreaks. Read more about that here: https://magicpillsmovie.com/cuba-the-country-that-dares-to-be-wise/
The single remedies chosen in these studies have been chosen based on symptoms common in most COVID-19 infections. Some of these studies appear to be an attempt to find and prove the “epidemic remedy,” or genus epidemicus.
*This information is not intended to be used as medical advice, or to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease. We present this information with the hopes that it will serve as a resource for those interested in reading about the scientific study of homeopathic medicine. If you wish to take steps to bolster your health, contact us for a list of local holistic practitioners who may be able to help. If you suspect that you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, contact your doctor or hospital immediately for further instruction.