Flu Season with Homeopathy

“The findings, published online December 13 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, provide a potential immunological mechanism in support of the “hygiene hypothesis,” an idea that attributes the increasing rate of asthma and allergies to the successful reduction of childhood infections with vaccines and antibiotics. The hygiene hypothesis is also supported by epidemiological studies associating certain childhood infections, such as respiratory viral infections or gastrointestinal infection with H. pylori, with a lower risk of developing asthma.”(https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101213130847.htm)

While the researchers are trying to “understand how specifically activate the inhibitory subset of NKT cells” (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101213130847.htm) – NKT cells are one of the first responders to many infections), we can look at what Homeopathy can offer to go safely through infection period and strengthen the immunity. 

If you would like to extend your knowledge of homeopathy, you can read following materials:

https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6882-12-191

https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6882-12-191

https://www.homeopathycenter.org/research

https://www.britishhomeopathic.org/homeopathy/what-is-homeopathy/ 

How and what to prepare to be ready for flu season:

  • Take time to assess your life style and nutrition: Do you need to balance work and play/life time? Do you exercise on a regular basis? Do you spend time outside on a fresh air? Do you get enough sleep? Do you eat nutritious food? Are you under a lot of stress? Address the best way you can imbalances that you found.
  • Stock up your medicine box with Flu/Cold homeopathic remedies:

Belladonna 200CH

Bryonia 200CH

Eupatorium perfoliatum 200CH

Gelsemium 200CH

Lycopodium 200CH

Nux Vomica 200CH

Pulsatilla 200CH

Rhus Toxicodendron 200CH

Aconitum napelis 200CH

  • You can buy following herbal supplements and vitamins in case you need to bust your immunity and minimize the change getting infection:

St. Francis Deep Immune

Vit C, Vit D

Oregano oil

Propolis, unpasteurized honey, echinacea tea

  • Call your Homeopath for professional advice or follow guidelines below to select the most matching your symptoms remedy:

Belladonna – symptoms come suddenly: intense heat with red face and large pupils, eyes sensitive to light; profuse sweat on covered parts of the body, but face is a dry heat, sneezing with runny nose; throbbing in head, aching pain in lower back; tickling in larynx with dry cough; thirst for cold water and lemonade.

Bryonia – slow onset of illness, fever with chill, pain in head, legs, arms and back worse with slightest movement – coughing, sneezing, jarring; pains better by lying on painful side, slight pressure with the hand; very thirsty for large quantities of water, dryness of mucous membranes, tickling in larynx.

Eupatorium Perfoliatum – chill followed by heat and sweating, intense bone pains as if broken, great thirst for cold drinks, red congested head with white tongue, vomiting in gastric flu after great thirst.

Gelsemium – slow onset with sense of heaviness and trembling limbs, shivering with chills up and down the spine without perspiration, aching muscles in limbs and back, pain in back of the head, weariness, dry, hot fever without thirst, burning throat.

Lycopodium clavatum – dry, burning intense heat only on one side, fever is worse between 4 pm and 8 pm, chill with shaking before fever; electric-like pains and icy cold spots; better with warm food and drinks and cold applications.

Nux vomica – chilliness accelerates with slightest movement, shivering and sweating, aching in limbs and back, red face and throat with red eyes; limbs heavy and tired, generally thirsty.

Pulsatilla – chilliness even in a warm room with dry burning heat with chill, dry mouth but no thirst, nasal catarrh – bland and thick; skin bright red and hot alternating with paleness; painful throbbing headache, changing symptoms; worse in the warm room and better in open air.

Rhus Toxicodendron – restlessness with aching in all muscles and stiffness, pains in bones, heat alternate with chills, pain in head, eyes and limbs with red face and inability to sleep because of aching muscles; tongue with red triangle at tip.

Aconitum Napelis – very early stages of cold with shivering, fever, dry mucous membranes after exposure to dry, cold wind or getting chilled or after shock, fear or trauma; much sneezing with pain at root of nose; unbearable pains, bursting, throbbing headache, thirst for cold drinks.

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