Homeopathy and long COVID
April 2021 | Homoeopathy and Long-Covid: An Analysis of published Personal Accounts
Jennifer Poole Ph.D | Nemeton Research Foundation | firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Long Covid?
From the perspective of homoeopathic medicine, LC results from the immune system’s inability to effectively resolve an acute Covid infection.
Although unable to eliminate the virus it continues to make efforts to do so, often with atypical symptoms and relapses.LC does not represent ‘multiple syndromes’, as some have suggested. Instead, the immune system is over-stretched and requires support to enable it to fully resolve the original virus.
We know that Covid-19 is more serious in those with lowered immune function, and this provides us with the clue we need for understanding and treating both acute and chronic LC infections. As with all forms of chronic disease, including chronic fatigue (CF) and fibromyalgia, the solution is to support and/or repair the immune system. Once this is functioning at full strength (is healthy) it will remove the virus and symptoms will abate.
In homoeopathy we can enable and assist this process.
The symptoms expressed by an individual are matched in similarity (homoeo-pathy= ‘similar suffering’) to one or two of over 2,000 different, ultra-dilute remedies developed from an extensive and clinically proven Materia Medica. When correctly prescribed the resonance the indicated remedy creates with the individual’s electromagnetic field, evokes a whole-system immune response.
This enables the organism to heal itself and so resolve all of its symptoms together. The simple fact is that if our immune system is fully functioning we will not (and cannot) be seriously ill. This is the underlying philosophy of homoeopathy and other energy-based, holistic, systems of medicine.
Energy is ‘In the Red’
Two recent online articles from the UK Guardian and Observer have described the experiences of a number of individuals who had not fully recovered from acute Covid-19, or had relapsed. It is noticeable that most were living highly active and stressful lives prior to acute infection, and that several were also long-distance runners. These are well-known risk factors for creating an overstretched immune system running on chronically high levels of adrenaline. In such a situation there is little resource for fighting an additional acute infection, which then becomes the ‘straw that breaks the camel’s back’. Chronic fatigue (CF) and LC are both states where more energy has been expended than created. So, in order to recover, it is vital to restore the ‘overdrawn’ energy ‘bank account’ of the individual, out of ‘the red’ and back into ‘the black’, where it needs to remain. The first step in LC and CF, therefore, is to stop over-spending energy: hence the fatigue, which is characteristic of these conditions, enforces rest on the individual.
The Intelligent Immune System
The human immune system is highly evolved as our inner survival intelligence. If it indicates through our disease symptoms that we need rest then this is the truth, however uncomfortable it may be to the person who has over-stretched themselves.
An analysis of six published personal accounts of long Covid (LC) was made using the Nemeton (NHS) Homoeopathic Protocol to find indicated remedies for each individual. A discussion on the role of the immune system in LC and chronic fatigue explains that LC is a system-wide state and not ‘multiple conditions’ or a separate illness from acute Covid. And that the way LC is best addressed is by supporting the immune system to enable acute Covid to to fully resolve. Homoeopathy can be an effective means of achieving this.
Read the whole article Researchgate.