CORONA VIRUS: CAN HOMEOPATHY HELP?
Corona viruses are nothing new. They were first identified in the 1960’s and they are so called because of their “crown” shape (“corona” is Latin for “crown”).
This type of virus is also more common that you think: it can be responsible for common colds, sinus infection or upper-respiratory infections and it is not particularly dangerous.
Some types of corona viruses can be very dangerous, however. They are responsible for conditions like SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) that the world has seen a few years ago.
At the beginning of January 2020 we have seen an outbreak of a new strain of corona virus (called Novel Corona virus) in China.
So, what are the symptoms?
In most cases the symptoms are exactly the same as the ones of a common cold and you will not be able to tell the difference:
In most cases, this is all you will get and you won’t even know whether it was corona virus or the usual common cold and that is good! It means that you will recover as usual and no harm done. Sure, you can have blood test done to check what type of virus it was but there is no need, you will just be glad it’s gone.
If the infection reaches your lower respiratory tract, however, (your trachea and your lungs) that’s when things can get dangerous, because that is when you can get pneumonia. In people with an already weak immune system, this unfortunately can and has proved to be fatal.
Please consider that this danger is present in every type of flu or cold that we get every year. The difference in this case, is that this particular strain of virus is new and therefore, there is no vaccine yet.
What can homeopathy do about it then?
The beauty of homeopathy is that it treats the individual’s symtpoms, not the condition. This means that, whatever the name of the virus, we can treat the symptoms and there are already so many remedies that can help with the symtpoms of flu and cold very effectively!
Those of you who are already familiar with homeopathy will know that remedies like Gelsenium, Arsenicum Natrum Muriaticum or Bryonia can be very effective in tackling symptoms like runny nose, cough, muscle pain and headaches.
There is, however, a remedy that is not very commonly used and it is called Justicia Adhatoda Basaka. These are the symptoms that might alert you to this remedy:
-Dry cough from sternal region all over chest.
-Hoarseness, larynx painful.
-PAROXYSMAL COUGH, with suffocative obstruction of respiration. -COUGH WITH SNEEZING.
-Severe dyspnoea with cough.
-TIGHTNESS ACROSS CHEST.
-Asthmatic attacks, cannot endure a close, warm room.
-Bronchial catarrh, coryza, hoarseness; oversensitive.