Although fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year all over the world, it also marks the beginning of the dreaded flu season. During times of transition, such as back to school, change in temperature or fewer hours of daylight, our mind and bodies more easily become taxed and imbalanced and consequently less immune to the various cold and flu viruses. The obvious precautions are to look after yourself by means of good nutrition, regular exercise and hand washing, taking steps to decrease stress, and ensuring appropriate amounts of sleep. But if the flu does strike your household, homeopathy is a safe, gentle and effective way to heal your symptoms.
Homeopathic remedies are natural and are free of preservatives, adjuvants, aspirin and unwanted side effects.
While conventional medicines suppress symptoms, homeopathy works with the body’s self-healing powers. Not only can homeopathy be used exclusively to promote healing in a timely manner, but homeopathy can also be used to compliment prescribed medicines where necessary and as preventative medicine for those who have undergone a constitutional case taking.
Having your constitutional case taken by a professionally trained homeopath is the first step to strengthening your self-healing mechanisms in case you come into contact a strong flu virus. When you are generally healthy, you have a much higher chance of successfully fighting any disease, including colds and the flu. If you have not undergone homeopathic treatment prior to catching a flu, homeopathy can still help alleviate the symptoms of the flu such as body aches, runny nose, fever and headache.
Acute disease can often be resolved by our own innate healing mechanisms without outside help. However, this can lead to a partial cure, for example, symptoms that hang on for weeks or months, or a state in which you have injured or fatigued your self-healing mechanisms, making you more susceptible to repeated infection. Many viruses can be so strong as to deplete your life energy and leave you in a worse state than you were prior to contracting the flu, or can even destroy life altogether as we have seen in many epidemics.
Homeopathy works by assisting and supporting our bodies in the healing process.
Homeopaths adapt treatment based on the individual’s unique expression of symptoms, thus making homeopathy better equipped to handle viral mutations. Homeopathic remedies enable the body defense mechanisms to fight viral infections and bring back vital health into the system.The greatest difficulty in treating virulent forms of influenza for conventional medicine is mutation. Today’s “super bugs” often mutate producing more virulent forms of the flu that vaccination programs find difficulty keeping pace with.
Homeopaths base their prescriptions on the totality of symptoms uniquely experienced by the individual when treating chronic conditions, as opposed to a specific diagnosis as in conventional medicine.
However, during an epidemic, a group of the most useful remedies can be deduced as being most likely to be curative. This group of remedies can be quickly mass produced and employed economically on a large scale. These groups of remedies, known as the “Genius Epidemicus,” can be assumed due to the known causative agent of the epidemic and the characteristic symptoms presented by those who have been infected.
This flu season consider the natural, effective path toward health by seeing a professionally trained homeopath.
The holidays are here or perhaps you have some travel coming up. Help yourself stay healthy – take the route that works, take the natural route, homeopathy.
Consider seeing a professionally trained homeopath. Homeopathy is a system of medicine that requires practitioners to be certified under the Council for Homeopathic Certification. The Council promotes the inclusion of homeopathy within the recognized scope of practice of all health care professions.
Certification by CHC is a public statement of recognition by a practitioner’s peers of training, knowledge, skill and competence in classical homeopathy. The certifying board includes homeopaths from major health care professions, as well as the growing group of professional homeopaths. This certification also assists the general public in choosing appropriately qualified homeopaths from all professional backgrounds.
A homeopath can provide you and your family with flu prevention strategies, as well as safe treatment of the flu.
Homeopathy is ready! Are you?
Francine Kanter CCH, RsHom, is a Board Certified Homeopath Practitioner on Kauai, Hawaii.