Ebola hemorrhagic fever is much in the news these days with reports of its spread in Africa and a scare that the virus may have traveled to Canada (fortunately the tests came out negative). While this type of disease may seem far away from us now, bioterrorism is always a threat in today’s world, and with the ease of travel, it would not be difficult for a disease like Ebola to spread.
Knowledge of how to handle these types of more exotic illnesses is always worth learning.
In the case of Ebola, no conventional treatment or vaccine is available. Fortunately for us, homeopathy has great renowned for its healing ability in epidemics.
Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a severe viral infection that is often fatal, sometimes within days. Symptoms include severe fever accompanied by muscle pain, weakness, vomiting and diarrhea, and in severe cases, unstoppable bleeding and shutdown of vital organs.
Exposure to the Ebola virus usually comes through direct contact with the blood or secretions of an infected person or animal, the most common host being fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family, which prompted Guinea Health Minister Remy Lamah to forbid the consumption of bats in the area afflicted with the epidemic.
Other methods of transmission to humans include contact with wild animals, direct contact with the human's blood, feces or sweat of an infected human and the unprotected handling of contaminated corpses. Up to two months after clinical recovery, the disease may still be transmitted to another through sexual contact.
The symptoms of Ebola and other hemorrhagic fevers resemble those of malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and viral hepatitis. In homeopathy, remedies are often chosen based on the symptom picture, so the remedies most often used for Ebola will be the same as for these other diseases.
The following remedies would be considered by a homeopath for any of the viral hemorrhagic fevers that match this symptom picture.
As a preventative, if an outbreak happens nearby, Crotalus horridus 30C, one dose daily, until the threat is out of the area is the method many homeopaths familiar with this disease suggest.
If a person is infected, the remedies most commonly used would be the following. One dose every hour, but as the severity of the symptoms decrease, frequency is reduced. If no improvement is seen after 6 doses, a new remedy ought to be considered.
Crotalus horridus 30C – Is to be considered for when there is difficulty swallowing due to spasms and constriction of the throat, dark purplish blood, edema with purplish, mottled skin.
Bothrops 30C – Is the remedy to think of when nervous trembling, difficulty articulating speech, sluggishness, swollen puffy face, black vomiting are present
Lachesis mutus 30C – When there’s delirium with trembling and confusion, hemorrhaging in any area, consider this remedy. Often, the person cannot bear tight or constricting clothing or bandages and feels better from heat and worse on the left side.
Mercurius corrosivus 30C – For copious bleeding, better when lying on the back with the knees bent up, delirium, headache with burning cheeks, photophobia, black swollen lip, metallic, bitter or salt taste in the mouth.
Secale cornutum 30C,– For thin, slow, painless oozing dark hemorrhage with offensive odor, cold skin and tingling in the limbs. The individual wants to be uncovered and feels WORSE from motion.
Echinacea 30C – For when there’s sepsis or blood poisoning, fetid smelling discharges and enlarged lymph nodes.
Homeopathy is an ideal medical stratagem for survivalists, homesteaders and anyone wanting to be self-reliant in any situation.
By having homeopathic remedies on hand and a little knowledge, self-sufficiency is achievable.
Homeopathic remedies are inexpensive to purchase and with proper storage, unused remedies will last for years, even a lifetime.
Homeopathy is an elegant, safe, effective medicine that will help you keep your family safe and healthy.