by Dr. Randy


Father Checking Son's Forehead for Fever ca. 2003

Homeopathic practitioners have never been afraid of viruses. For more than 200 years, homeopaths have been successfully treating epidemics of flu, measles, yellow fever, and even paralytic polio. During yellow fever epidemics of the late nineteenth century in the United States, homeopathic hospitals recorded significantly better results and lower mortality rates than their conventional counterparts. Similarly, during the devastating Spanish flu of 1918 that killed nearly 40 million people worldwide, homeopathic doctors and homeopathic hospitals again reported remarkable results and reduced mortality. And similar results were reported by homeopathic doctors during the polio epidemic of the 1950s compared to their peers in the allopathic profession.

Homeopaths have always, as a result of their experience, maintained confidence in the face of virulent and even lethal viruses. The track record of homeopathy in the previously common childhood epidemic illnesses such as measles, mumps, and whooping cough has led to an attitude of utmost faith in the ability to tackle these illnesses. Anyone with symptoms of flu or other viruses would do well to seek treatment by a qualified homeopath.

Chinese, Tibetan, and Ayurvedic medicine have historically been treating these types of illnesses for millennia. Each has proven protocols for fearlessly treating these illnesses. This history stands in stark contrast to the foreboding, general helplessness, and desperation of the conventional or allopathic medical profession when faced with these epidemics or pandemics, no matter what organism or diagnostic name is involved – bird flu, swine flu, SARS, or coronavirus.

My advice for confronting these illnesses is to maintain a vital immune system with the immune support of a healthy whole foods and primarily plant-based diet, and supplements such as vitamin D, medicinal mushrooms, vitamin C, and astragalus. Do not buy into the media generated, fear-based mindset of helplessness. And seek holistic care for troublesome symptoms of viruses.