Homeopathic doctors in Mexico City have discovered that homeopathy can be used to successfully treat and cure swine flu. The pandemic outbreak of the disease that is sweeping the globe, with over 215,000 cases reported and 1,735 people who have died after being infected with the disease.
Although a vaccination programme has been announced in the UK yesterday (Thursday) that will be rolled out from October to vaccinate 13 million people who are most at risk in the first stage of the plan, some people are sceptical about how effective immunisation will be. In America, one of the three strains of swine flu that people are contracting is resistant to the drug of choice being used to treat the disease, Tamiflu.
Scientists are becoming concerned by the speed at which the Tamiflu-resistant strain of swine flu is spreading. The director of infection control at New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Kent A. Sepkowitz, said,
“It’s quite shocking. We’ve never lost an antimicrobial this fast. It blew me away.”
Homeopathy could be the answer to the problem of mutations such as the new resistent strain caused through the virus combining with two genes from the H1N1 strain of the virus. The nature of homeopathy means that remedies are tailored to the patient, with varying strengths of remedy made up of differing combinations of ingredients based on the homeopath’s diagnosis. This means that if viral mutations occur, the remedy can be modified so that the desired effects are achieved.
Four homeopathic doctors in Mexico City tried out homeopathic remedies on patients suffering with swine flu in May this year, and found that their treatments were effective in curing the infection. The doctors began by studying records from the flu pandemic of 1918 which had a number of similarities to the case of swine flu the world is currently experiencing, including the out of character timing of the pandemic and the high fever that those who suffer with the infection experience with the aim of finding a homeopathic remedy that could be used to treat swine flu. It was hoped that this could be rolled out around the world for homeopathic doctors to use in the fight against the pandemic as an alternative to relying on the chemically derived medicines of the developed by pharmaceutical industries.