Dr Peter Naydenov and Dr Vilma Mihailova are experienced homeopaths, specialists in homeopathic detox therapy and pioneers of homeoprophylaxis in Bulgaria. This article reflects their views on homeoprophylaxis of COVID-19. You can see their opinion on the homeopathic treatment of COVID-19 here.
Homeoprophylaxis was documented for the first time in 1801 when Samuel Hahnemann described how to use Belladonna to prevent scarlet fever. Since then, homeopathy successfully prevents and cures various ailments, including diseases of children, as well as serious epidemics and tropical diseases.
Nosodes are usually used for homeoprophylaxis – that is, preparations made using tissues and secretions of diseased people – in this case, lung tissue or secretions from COVID-19 patients. So far we do not know when such a nosode will be available, although it is probably already being prepared somewhere in the world.
At AVITA Pharmacy we are ready to produce COVID-19 nosode in all the necessary potencies as we have the only potentizing machine in Bulgaria. For this purpose we need a will for cooperation from clinics where confirmed cases of COVID-19 are treated. Fellow doctors just have to take secrets from at least ten patients, to mix them up and put them in 70% medical alcohol to kill the viruses and then pass them on to us to potentiate them, according to the rules of homeopathic pharmacopoeia. As medical alcohol has already killed viruses and other germs, the process is completely safe for the pharmacists’ health.
In homeopathy for centuries, there have been various types of nosodes. We use them in potencies above 12 C for safety reasons, since there is no material substance left after this dilution in homeopathic remedies. Thus, these nosodes are completely safe for the health, do not bring into the body any molecule of the original substances, but only energy and information, and comply with the principle “Primum non nocere” (First, do no harm).
Comments on COVID-19 from leading homeopaths
According to Prof. George Vithoulkas, it is more about treating early symptoms that are not yet noticed by the sick, rather than prevention. This is sometimes possible to do with remedies called “Genus epidemicus” – ie. such remedies that most closely match the most common symptoms of the disease. He recommends collecting reliable symptoms till the most common picture of the disease is outlined, and looking for homeopathic remedies that fit the picture. He is not a supporter of homeoprophylaxis.
Regarding the new pandemic of COVID-19, Dr. Isaac Golden, who has extensive experience in homeoprophylaxis, advises that a combined homeopathic remedy is prepared, to include various remedies that cover the main symptoms of the clinical picture of the disease: Influenzinum, Pneumococcinum, Bacillinum, Arsenicum album, Gelsemium, Bryonia, Antimonium tartaricum and Justicia adhatoda. For some remedies, he indicates potency of 200 C, and for others 1 M.
Other homeopaths, such as Dr. Farukh Master, recommend Justicia adhatoda at low potency 3x, which is more like a tincture, ie. herb in a material dose. (In this regard, in our opinion, when necessary, Kofol syrup should be added, which also contains this herb along with turmeric and licorice. The syrup acts as an expectorant and soothes the cough when it is already present in the course of the disease).
According to Dr. Rajan Sankaran, Camphora officinalis might be a very good cure for COVID-19 and can also be taken for prophylactic purposes. He recommends for prevention two doses of 1 M potency taken 2 days apart.
Camphora is of the Magnolidae family. Its theme is to close yourself, to surround yourself with a wall from the outside world, to live in your own small, secure world, in which things are clear while everything outside is uncertain. This seems to be an important perception in this new epidemic of COVID-19, which has created a state of emergency in many countries around the world, closing state borders and cities and leaving people in their own small world. It affirms the idea that the outside world is dangerous and insecure, and gathering of many people in one place should not be allowed.
The main symptoms of Camphora are:
- extreme exhaustion that grows rapidly and leads to sudden collapse,
- cold sweat and severe respiratory failure,
- a relatively clear consciousness and lack of anxiety.
There are many other symptoms as well, but not every patient necessarily shows all the symptoms – it is enough to have only several of them to possibly benefit from this remedy:
- excruciating forehead headache;
- fever up to 38.5 with shaking and chills until convulsions;
- cold forehead and cold limbs;
- he is cold but does not tolerate covering;
- he must lie down, and is not even able to sit;
- desire for cold drinks or lack of thirst;
- throat irritation causing cough;
- aggravation by the slightest touch.
Camphora is also indicated in more advanced phases of serious illness or emergencies (eg, drowning), while death approaches and nervous, lung and cardiac activity rapidly deteriorate. In such situations of collapse, we should consider this medicine as well as Carbo Vegetabilis.
According to Dr. Manish Bhatia, most useful for COVID-19 are Bryonia, Lycopodium, Gelsemium, Kalium carbonicum.
Other sources recommend Eupatorium and Mercurius solubilis.
For the time being most of the world’s leading homeopaths are trying to find the Genus epidemicus, but there is hardly a single remedy to help all diseased. Therefore, in our view, it is reasonable to approach the method proposed by Dr. Golden, namely, to make a combination remedy and to use it to prepare the immune system of people in the most at-risk groups to deal with the complications of COVID-19.
In our opinion, the recent recommendations for taking a single remedy are not universally applicable and justified because different people have different needs. Experience so far shows that in different places good results have been achieved with different remedies. So we decided to make this unusual move – to create a combination preparation.
As representatives of classical homeopathy, we are generally not supporters of combination medicines. In this case, given Dr. Golden’s vast experience that involves the observation and analysis of huge groups of people (millions) in various epidemics, including those who have taken combined homeopathic remedies, we have decided to offer everyone who wants a new homeopathic remedy: Pulmo Protect 1.
For those colleagues who are interested in more detail, we will elaborate that in the case of the current pandemic, this combination remedy will be a means of short-term homeoprophylaxis. It includes the most recognized homeopathic remedies useful in the treatment of severe respiratory illnesses and bronchopneumonia, associated with various microbes, including COVID-19 and its complications. Pulmo Protect 1 includes medicines for which consensus has already been formed in the homeopathic circles.
We named this preparation Pulmo Protect 1, as in the future it may be necessary to prepare future versions according to changes in the COVID-19. When we make a nosode, it will be added to the preparation for even more specific action.
In developing Pulmo Protect 1, we have combined our solid expertise in medicine, classic homeopathy, homeopathic detox therapy and homeoprophylaxis. We appeal to colleagues around the world to assist us and give us feedback by sharing their observations. Pulmo Protect 1 can be ordered online here.
We invite you to leave comments, reviews and suggestion at https://avita.bg/homeoprophylaxis-covid-19 and/or in the special Facebook group.
Humanity has not faced such a challenge so far. On one hand, it is claimed that most healthy people can go through COVID-19 just with a slight discomfort and recover within a few days. On the other hand, the disease has a high mortality rate in older people and people with chronic ill health. Underestimating the danger, and given the long incubation period when infected people transmit the virus to others, normal social contacts lead to a rapid increase in the infected population and to overburden of the healthcare system, which has already occurred in some countries with devastating effects. This led to the state of emergency in many countries around the world, with unpredictable implications for the economy as a whole and for the physical and mental health of every family and every person.
Emergency situations require emergency measures. This is why we decided to offer the new Pulmo Protect 1 homeopathic combination remedy. Here follow our arguments what we expect here in Bulgaria, and then in other places, of course:
- There is a good homeopathic school in Bulgaria with over 25 years of experience. There are enough professional homeopaths to advise and assist in the administration of a new homeopathic remedy.
- Many general practitioners in Bulgaria use homeopathy in their practice and may gather feedback on the effect of the drug.
- The epidemic situation in Bulgaria is still under control, so it will show whether those taking this medicine as a prophylaxis will really be protected from the clinical symptoms of COVID-19.
- There are probably quite a few people who are in the incubation period – when the Genus Epidemicus is especially helpful because it cures the most common symptoms, and then they are in the bud itself and can be stopped more easily.
- The drug is harmless and, when taken correctly, does not involve any risk of side effects. This complies with the basic rule in medicine “Primum non nocere”.
- The absence of any alternative, as vaccine is not yet available, makes it appropriate this medicine to be used by certain groups of people, for whom it would be most beneficial, and by others who wish to take it. Of course, this would mean conscious and voluntary use of the medicine.
- We also join the group of recipients in order to test its efficiency and to protect ourselves. We urge all fellow physicians and homeopaths also to do so in order to gather data on its effect.
- It is more correct to do something than do nothing. Even if this type of homeoprophylaxis doesn’t help that much, it certainly won’t hurt if taken according to the instructions we give.
- According to Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, founder of homeopathy, being involved in proving homeopathic remedies is very beneficial to health, because any remedy can teach us something on an energy level and improve our vitality.
- If our vital force does not respond, the medicine either does not act or helps us in a subtle way, and if we respond, it means that we needed it and it triggered some processes in the body, probably beneficial to health.
- Everyone would take the remedy according to the instructions and can always stop taking it and antidote it if needed, without any harm to their health.
- The price of the remedy is very affordable, given that a single package is enough for homeoprophylaxis of the whole family. This is also the reason for offering a pack of 80 granules (family) or 20 granules (individual).
The main thing that motivates us in this case is the health of all people, and especially those of the risk groups. We believe that after 25 years of experience in homeopathy and 40 years of medical practice, we are able to understand what can be good for human health.
We are ready to face criticism and rejection, including by some of our teachers in classical homeopathy whom we respect very much. As we already said, exceptional circumstances give rise to the need for extraordinary measures. In our opinion, now is a good time to check the effectiveness of homeoprophylaxis and the medicines offered for the Genus epidemicus.
Dr. Eduard Bach, who is a major contributor to homeopathy as a discoverer of bowel nosodes, has been working with another system, flower remedies, for the rest of his life. He has used them individually and in combinations, usually allowing for mixing up to seven flower remedies, and even in exceptional cases he has applied eight at a time.
Peter Chappell, who is well-known for the PC-remedies, has already introduces a new type of homeopathic remedies that work with particular diseases. He was our first teacher in homeopathy and we know him as a devoted healer who decided to go to Africa to treat people with AIDS. There are not many homeopaths who would choose such a life. And although I am not sure about the way he prepares his PC-remedies, I know for a fact that they are not the usual single remedies.
The Law of Similars as used in homeopathy today, as well as the Simplex principle, is only partially understood. Should we use only single elements, or only naturally occurring minerals, or only classical remedies? What about layers, complementary remedies, successions of remedies? What about low-potency combinations, etc.? If we don’t experiment with homeoprophylaxis in cases like epidemics, how could we learn anything new? Moreover, shouldn’t this process be led by our teachers? If now in several countries, there are provings of new remedies, such as Belladonna was proved by Hahnemann in the scarlet fever epidemics two centuries ago, maybe we could nudge homeopathy forward.
Samuel Hahnemann was an Aries, with Moon and Mercury in Aries. He was a real pioneer, not afraid of exploring uncharted territories and not afraid of mistakes. We need people like him now, as the old world is coming to its end and the new information age is approaching. So let this be our modest contribution to the transformation process that has already begun. At worst, we will shake (a bit) the classical homeopathy boat, and at best, we will help many people.
In any case, short-term use of Pulmo Protect 1 will not hurt anyone. In our opinion, the results should be evaluated after 1 month, 3 months and 6 months. We suggest that the evaluation be conducted through an online survey with standard questions, answered by all people taking the medicine.
Of course, it may happen that until then this new coronavirus mutates or disappears on its own, as happened with SARS and MERS viruses, and it could turn out that no homeoprophylaxis was needed. Moreover, the application of homeoprophylaxis does not mean that if one becomes ill, he or she should not be treated the way used in the relevant system of medicine – be it allopathic, homeopathic, naturopathic or combined.
Attention! We emphasize that if someone wants to be treated with homeopathy, when clear symptoms of COVID-19 appear, he or she should stop the homeoprophylaxis and contact a professional homeopath for individualized treatment.
Pulmo Protect 1 is produced in two potencies (200 C and 1 M), as in our opinion the individual reaction to the remedy should first be checked by taking the lower potency, and only then should the higher be applied, in order to have a longer lasting effect.
Pulmo Protect 1 200
Ingredients: Influenzinum 200 C, Pneumococcinum 200 C, Bacillinum 200 C, Arsenicum album 200 C, Gelsemium sempervirens 200 C, Bryonia alba 200 C, Antimonium tartaricum 200 C, Camphora officinalis 200 C
Method of administration:
– 1 granule every two weeks prophylactically, a total of 2 doses (4 weeks), followed by a 2 week break and then the higher potency is started.
– 1 granule per week if there is a possible contact with virus carriers, 4 doses (4 weeks in a row), followed by a 1 week break and then the higher potency is started.
– 1 granule every two days in case there is daily contact with COVID-19 patients, but not more than 10 days, after which a 3 day break is taken and then the higher potency is started.
On one hand, this mode of administration is consistent with avoiding the onset of undesirable symptoms (proving) and, on the other, maximizing the preventative effect when there is intensifying contact with pathogenic agents.
Pulmo Protect 1 M
Ingredients: Influenzinum 1M, Pneumococcinum 1M, Bacillinum 1M, Arsenicum album 1M, Gelsemium sempervirens 1M, Bryonia alba 1M, Antimonium tartaricum 1M, Camphora officinalis 1M
In the case of a prolonged epidemic and if there has been a good effect of Pulmo Protect 1 200 (no disease), one should move to higher potency. According to Dr. Golden, this could reduce the possibility of proving (reaction) and increase chances for the long-term protection.
Pulmo Protect 1 M is taken as a single dose of 2 granules, after a month a triple dose is taken within 24 hours – which means 3 doses of 2 granules 12 hours apart, for example at 8am, 10pm and then 8pm the next morning. Then, in every following wave of this epidemic, for example after a year, a single dose of 1M may be taken directly, or two doses 12 hours apart.
In the case of a very large epidemic, the intake schedule may change as follows:
– Pulmo Protect 200 – single dose and after a week triple dose,
– one week break
– Pulmo Protect M – single dose and after 2 weeks triple dose.
In most cases, there will be no reaction to the remedy, and it will simply familiarize the body with the most common disease symptoms at an energy level, so if the person eventually becomes ill, the illness will take its normal course without causing great harm. In the unlikely cases when any unpleasant reactions occur, the remedy should be stopped, which is sufficient to make the reactions disappear. If necessary, in such a case consult a homeopath.
If there is reaction, we should always stop the remedy and let the body continue on its own. After a time – say, 2-3 weeks, when the reaction ceases, we can take again only one granule of the same potency.
If a person happens to be very sensitive to homeopathic remedies and gets a strong reaction, he may need, as an exception, to chew peppermints or drink coffee as antidote. This is not recommended in principle if we want to retain the benefits of Pulmo Protect 1.
As with all other homeopathic remedies, one should avoid coffee, peppermint, camphora, eucalyptus oil and other highly odorant substances, as well as more serious dental interventions or surgery.
Based on the homeopathic remedies included in Pulmo Protect 1, here is whom this drug is suitable for:
- Elderly people who have reduced life energy, feel colder, move more slowly, are afraid of infections, and are somewhat rigid and fastidious so they do not like to change their habits
- People with chronic pulmonary and heart diseases who experience coughing, collecting phlegm in the lungs, shortness of breath, fatigue from physical exertion and worsening at night lying in the bed with their head low
- People with diabetes mellitus, especially those whose blood sugar is not maintained within normal limits and complications have already occurred from the disease.
- People whose immune system is weakened, who are more likely to have respiratory infections and are prone to complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia
- People who take immunosuppressants, corticosteroids, antibiotics and other medical drugs that suppress the immune system, because of organ transplantation and diseases such as bronchial asthma, autoimmune and malignancies, chronic liver, kidney and other diseases, etc.
- People in a seemingly good health who have been taking for a long time several allopathic drugs, such as antihypertensives, statins, anticoagulants, antidepressants, antibiotics, antifungals, cytostatics, contraceptives and other hormonal drugs, as well as other drugs known to strain the liver, the kidneys, the digestive system and to have toxic side effects.
- People who are afraid of diseases and feel they may not be able to cope if they are infected with a more serious viral infection, such as COVID-19
- Medical professionals, police officers, taxi drivers, social workers, transport workers, shopkeepers, pharmacists, employees of banks and other institutions who are in daily contact with potential virus carriers or COVID-19 patients
- People who are rather materialists and atheists, their lives revolve around work and money, they prefer to live in isolation and save money because they are afraid of poverty, and are very afraid of becoming infected and dying
- People over the age of 40-50 – in case they want to do something for prevention (since this remedy is harmless).
Whom is this remedy not meant for?
- It is not for COVID-19 patients, as they should be treated by an experienced homeopath according to their individual symptoms.
- It is not for young, healthy, robust, optimistic people who do not take any allopathic medicines, rarely get sick, easily cope with flu-like infections, and are not prone to bronchitis and pneumonia.
- It is not for children because children are generally able to overcome COVID-19 easily or without symptoms, unless the children are seriously ill, if there are serious chronic diseases (miasms) in their families, or when they belong to one of the groups listed above.
We emphasize again that Pulmo Protect 1 has no contraindications and can be taken by all people, especially if they are over the age of 40-50, as it is harmless.
What additional measures do we recommend?
For many years, we have had extensive positive experience with the application of superfoods from microalgae, colostrum, essential fatty acids, probiotics and nutritional supplements, as well as specific products containing zinc, selenium, magnesium, boron, vitamin C and E, etc. In our opinion, they are of great benefit if we want to approach the treatment holistically. Unfortunately, some homeopaths underestimate the importance of cellular nutrition and supplementation, and this hinders the achievement of the desired results in both treatment and prophylaxis despite properly selected homeopathic remedies.
We remind our homeopathic colleagues to re-read § 77 of the Organon:
Diseases caused by continual exposure to avoidable noxious factors are not true chronic diseases. Health returns spontaneously when the obstacle to cure is removed, provided there is no chronic miasm in the body. Those diseases are improperly called chronic that are suffered by people who: 1. continually expose themselves to avoidable malignities, 2. habitually partake of harmful food or drink, 3. abandon themselves to intemperances of all kinds, which undermine health, 4. undergo prolonged deprivation of things that are necessary for life, 5. live in unhealthy places (especially marshy areas), 6. reside only in cellars, damp workplaces or other confined quarters, 7. suffer lack of exercise or open air, 8. deprive themselves of health by excessive mental or bodily exertions, 9. live in constant vexation, etc. These kinds of ill-health that people bring upon themselves disappear spontaneously under an improved lifestyle, provided no chronic miasm lies in the body. These cannot be called chronic diseases. (Hahnemann, Samuel. Organon of the Medical Art (Kindle Locations 1886-1896). Birdcage Press. Kindle Edition.)
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