eNews vol 1, no 9

September 24th, 2007

Remedies for the Upcoming Flu Season

Prevention

Every year, a new batch of Influenzinum (the Homeopathic flu remedy) is prepared from the current influenza vaccine together with the previous year's vaccine.

Homeopathic remedies are not normally used as a "preventative". The tenets of homeopathy state that you base your remedy selection on the symptoms of an illness. When using a remedy as a preventative, obviously there are no symptoms on which to prescribe.

Influenzinum has been used by Homeopathic medical doctors for the prevention of the flu and are reporting success. There are a couple of ways to administer it. You can take the remedy once a day for a week, stop for 3 weeks, then repeat it. Or, you can take it one weekend a month (2 doses each day) throughout the flu season. Use the method you feel more comfortable with. Suggested potency: 30C

Treatment

There are a number of remedies to use. Gelsemium is one of the most frequently used remedies. It may be indicated for about 75% of all flu cases. In addition to the remedies listed in Ailments, Influenzinum/Flu, here are a few more to consider:

  • Pyrogen - High fever with slow pulse; chills on back starting between shoulder blades; bed feels too hard
  • China - Loss of body fluids due to vomiting, diarrhea, sweating.
  • Kali Phosphoricum - This remedy can be used after the flu when you suffer from general exhaustion and depression.

Flu Shots

If you receive the flu shot and experience side effects, take Influenzinum. It may be helpful in alleviating the side effects.


I Think I'm Coming Down with Something

Take Aconite immediately. Don't wait for symptoms to manifest. Aconite can head off potential colds and flues. Oscillococcinum is also very effective in warding off the flu. It must be taken at the very first sign of symptoms.


Pet Sneezing and/or Coughing?

Besides the Homeopet remedy for Nose Relief, try the WHP Combination #15 Cold, Congested Head. A customer in Virginia uses this combo for her cats when they catch a cold and reports wonderful results.


Homeopathic Stories

My story has to do with how I was introduced to homeopathics. One day I had a sudden onset of flu symptoms. It just hit me like a ton of bricks. I was shaking and cold and just plain miserable. My sister just happened to come to my house shortly after the symptoms began and I told her what was going on. She said, "Hang on. I'll be right back." She returned with a tube of Rhus Toxicodendron 30C.

I took 3 pellets of the Rhus Tox and put them under my tongue not knowing what to expect but not concerned that they would make me feel any worse than I already did. Within 15 minutes all of my symptoms disappeared as if by magic!! About an hour later, it felt like they were trying to return so I took another dose and "cut it off at the pass." :) I never had another symptom after that and was so impressed that I began "feverishly", pardon the pun, looking into homeopathics and came to own quite a few and use them quite a bit for myself and other family members.


I have one other story involving my brother. He lives out of town and had called one day to say that he had an eye infection that he was having a lot of trouble getting rid of. He had been taking antibiotics for nearly a month to no avail. I sent him a tube of Silicea 30c and instructed him on how to use it. Much to my surprise, he actually tried it. The very next morning his eye infection was almost totally gone and by the end of the day there was no sign of it. This was just from one dose. :) He was extremely impressed and mentions that story to this day.

Hip, Hip, Hooray for Homeopathics!! They have saved me many, many times from expensive doctor visits and the inconvenience and misery of having to get ressed and drive into an office when I didn't feel like moving at all.

Both stories submitted by KW in Vicksurg, MS


Have you heard of the remedy........

Spongia Tosta

Spongia is made from toasted sponge. Two or more species of spongia, known as Turkey sponge, are used.

Spongia is a prominent cough remedy. Chief symptoms include anxiousness, exhaustion after slight exertion, hoarseness with soreness/burning. There is a feeling of suffocation; any anxiety makes the cough worse. Cough is dry, barking; larynx is sensitive to the touch. Air passages are dry. Cough lessens after eating or drinking. Cough is worse from talking, swallowing, movement, having head lower than the feet, ascending, and before midnight. Better when sitting up, warm food, warm drinks, descending.


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