Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Homeopathy: Alternative to Flu shots

Season is changing. Rain has started drizzling every 2-3 days. Trees are shedding their leaves and slowly the winter is creeping in. It’s the perfect time to be alert of flu as the flu season is also approaching.
Yes, Flu occurs most frequently in winters, rainy season, humid atmosphere and sudden change of weather. In the United States, the flu season is generally considered between October and May with the peak of the season falling between late December and March.
The flu, more scientifically known as influenza, is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses. . On average in United States each year: 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu
Flu vaccines:
 The best recommended way according to allopathic physicians to prevent or lessen the severity of the flu is to get a flu shot each fall.  Various news channels, Radio shows, Health channels remind you of the Flu vaccine as the flu seasons begins. They insist flu shot needs to be taken every year. It takes one to two weeks to become effective. However one should be aware that flu vaccines are not always 100% effective.
Even though the vaccine is definitely recommended by most conventional experts, vaccine effectiveness varies from person to person, depending on factors such as age and overall health.
 The flu vaccine preparation is based on the strains of the flu viruses that are in circulation at the time.  Scientists make different flu vaccines every year because the strains of influenza viruses change from year to year. Nine to 10 months before the flu season begins, they prepare a new vaccine made from inactivated (killed) influenza viruses. Effectiveness of the flu vaccine varies from year to year, depending upon the degree of similarity between the influenza virus strains included in the vaccine and the strain or strains that circulate during the influenza season. Sometimes an unpredicted new strain may appear after the vaccine has been made and distributed to doctor’s offices and clinics. These mutations sometimes reduce the ability of the vaccine-induced antibody to inhibit the newly mutated virus, thereby reducing vaccine effectiveness. Because of this, even if you do get the flu vaccine, you still may get infected with flu.
  As with other vaccines, there are possible side effects to be aware of. The most common side effect in children and adults is soreness at the site of the vaccination. Other flu shot side effects — especially in children who have never been exposed to the flu virus — include fever, tiredness, and sore muscles
The most serious side effect that can occur after influenza vaccination is an allergic reaction in people who have a severe allergy to eggs. For this reason, people who have an allergy to eggs should not receive the influenza vaccine.
Homeopathic approach:
Homeopathic remedies do not have any direct effect on the virus but they just stimulate the immunity or the natural healing power and strengthen it. With the powerful defense mechanism, the body becomes capable of fighting all types of infections. Homeopathic medicines increase the general immunity of the individual making it capable of fighting against the infections even without taking the vaccine. (this is in contrast to the vaccines, which increase the specific immunity. And so you need to take a separate vaccine for each different infection/disease) 
      So homeopathy is the most natural way to heal you. Since Homeopathic medicines have no direct action on viruses, they never have an issue with resistance. Homeopathic medicines have no side effects and they produce no allergy reactions. It is safe for all ages, newborns, old people and pregnant women.
It is seen that people who seek Homeopathy for their minor or major complains, fall sick less frequently and also they don’t require taking vaccine shots for every other infection.
In the end, Homeopathy may end up being the most reliable method of saving lives in a bad epidemic. It has happened before, and it may happen again. We owe it to ourselves to be ready.
The success of Homeopathy in treating the flu epidemic of 1918:
The worldwide influenza epidemic of 1918 killed 22 million people worldwide and 500,000 in the U.S. While the mortality rate of people treated with conventional medicine was 30 percent, those treated by Homeopathic physicians had mortality rate of 1.05 percent.
Of the fifteen hundred cases reported at the Homeopathic Medical Society of the District of Columbia there were only fifteen deaths. Recoveries in the National Homeopathic Hospital were 100%. In Ohio, of 1,000 cases of influenza, Dr. T. A. McCann, MD, Dayton, Ohio reported NO DEATHS.
 As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for flu treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, signs and symptoms and modalities of the complaints. The Homeopathic treatment for flu is as rapid as conventional medicines and without any side effects. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified Homeopath in person.
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