Homeopathy and the Flu

November 5, 2009 at 8:00 am (Uncategorized)

Perhaps the most recent use of homeopathy in a major epidemic was during the Influenza Pandemic of 1918. The Journal of the American Institute for Homeopathy, May, 1921, had a long article about the use of homeopathy in the flu epidemic. Dr. T A McCann, from Dayton, Ohio, reported that 24,000 cases of flu treated allopathically had a mortality rate of 28.2% while 26,000 cases of flu treated homeopathically had a mortality rate of 1.05%. This last figure was supported by Dean W.A. Pearson of Philadelphia (Hahnemann College) who collected 26,795 cases of flu treated with homeopathy with the above result.

The most common remedy used was Gelsemium, with occasional cases needing Bryonia and Eupatorium reported. Dr. Herbert A. Roberts from Derby, CT, said that 30 physicians in Connecticut responded to his request for data. They reported 6,602 cases with 55 deaths, which is less than 1%. Dr. Roberts was working as a physician on a troop ship during WWI. He had 81 cases of flu on the way over to Europe. He reported, "All recovered and were landed. Every man received homeopathic treatment. One ship lost 31 on the way."

Julian Winston

Several people have asked me if there is a homeopathy remedy for the Swine (H1N1) Flu.  If you have read my homeopathy post you know that homeopathy is not a one remedy fits a diagnosis type of thing.  However there are remedies that will fit most of the symptoms of the flu.  These are the ones I am making sure I have on hand this flu season…

You can click on each of the remedies above to read more about the symptoms that it relieves. 

Here is a really good article on Homeopathy and Swine (H1N1) Flu.  (I highly recommend you read it if you are considering homeopathy for treatment of the flu. This is great information!) It includes history on the use of homeopathy in epidemics and also has information on what remedies cover what in regards to the flu.

Stay well!

Happy Homeschooling,


Click HERE to read my post on Homeopathy.


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