The current epidemic started in Wuhan; China has created a state of panic, which is disproportionate to the mortality rate of this infection.
This article will provide you with an overview of the symptoms and recommendations based on current data.
First of all, Coronavirus is not fatal to everyone, and this can be proven with data of recent epidemics.
Ebola mortality rate 25-90%, bird-flu – H5N1 (50%), SARS (9.6%), Dengue (1%) and Coronavirus (1-2%).
Most people succumbing to this infection are over 50 years of age or already have some illnesses like asthma, COPD, diabetes etc. Children under 18 years are not getting infected and showing signs of flu-like illness.
According to WHO
Symptoms of COVID-19 are non-specific, and the disease presentation can range from no symptoms (asymptomatic) to severe Pneumonia and death. As of 20 February 2020 and based on 55924 laboratory-confirmed cases, typical signs and symptoms include: fever (87.9%), dry cough (67.7%), fatigue (38.1%), sputum production (33.4%), shortness of breath (18.6%), sore throat (13.9%), headache (13.6%), myalgia or arthralgia (14.8%), chills (11.4%), nausea or vomiting (5.0%), nasal congestion (4.8%), diarrhea (3.7%), and hemoptysis (0.9%), and conjunctival congestion (0.8%).
People with COVID-19 generally develop signs and symptoms, including mild respiratory symptoms and fever, on an average of 5-6 days after infection (mean incubation period 5-6 days, range 1-14 days).
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus have mild disease and recover.
Homeopathy for Coronavirus Covid-19 Infection
Homeopathy is based on the principle that a drug will prove curative in a condition if it can produce similar signs and symptoms in a healthy human being during a drug trial.
In the case of epidemics, a general remedy is selected on the basis of the symptoms of the existing patients. That remedy, known as Genus Epidemicus, can be given to the affected population group for that particular epidemic.
Based on the epidemiological and clinical studies done so far, we know the following symptoms, which our homeopathic remedy should cover:
Fever, Chilliness, Dry Cough, Pneumonia, Shortness of breath, Tightness of chest
The Homeopathic remedy that covers the initial symptoms is Bryonia alba (6ch or 30ch), and I believe this remedy will work well as prophylactic too.
The season also now favours Bryonia because it is known to work well when the days are warm and nights are cold, the kind of weather transition after winter we are currently in.
The remedy that covers the later symptoms best is Lycopodium (30ch) and could be expected to help the vast majority of people who develop Pneumonia.
I do not recommend self-medication. You can show this article to your homeopath for a better clinical judgment that he/she will make for you.
If you suspect yourself to have a Coronavirus infection, please consult the concerned medical authorities in your country immediately.
If you have a flu-like illness and wish to take homeopathic treatment, please consult a qualified homeopathy doctor in person.
5 Preventative Steps
- Eat clean/organic foods and water at home
- Avoid sugar, processed foods, caffeine drink and alcohol
- Build immunity by taking Adaptogens or Immune boosting remedies in homeopathy.
- Sleep well
- Reduce Stress