I wrote a little bit about seasonal illnesses in my last blogpost. I want to add to that. It is the time of the year that we are busier. It is colder. We may be around more people than usual. People get sick and may come down with the flu.
What to do?
Taking care of ourselves and our family is something that we strive to do all year round. We do the best that we can. Resting when tired. Getting good sleep. Eating nourishing, fresh, organic food, if we can. Drinking liquids. Washing hands. Exercising. Getting fresh air. Doing activities we enjoy. Being with people we love and enjoy. Listening to our body.
If we do become ill, it is good to rest, sleep, drink fluids, eat if we want to, don’t eat if we don’t want, listen to what our body needs. If we have a fever, know that a fever is the way our body heals itself. The heat of the body kills off the bacteria and/or virus. A fever is a good thing. Vitamin A, D, C and Zinc are helpful to use. Homeopathy is helpful too and helpful when someone has a fever.
I think it is important to know that if someone does become ill with the flu, that there are ways to help with their healing, and not to be scared that they are not feeling well. Seeing your physician is a good idea too, if it gives you comfort.
Homeopathy Helps During The Flu
During the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic in the USA, homeopathic physicians recorded that those patients treated with homeopathy had a much lower mortality rate than those treated with conventional medicine.
Often in a flu season, there are 3 – 4 specific homeopathic remedies that are good for that particular strain of flu. If you are not moving through the flu in a reasonable amount of time, then homeopathy could be very helpful. It is always seeing what the person is experiencing in their symptoms and giving the homeopathic remedy that is similar to that. Sometimes more than one homeopathic remedy is needed during the course of the flu, using one remedy at a time. The symptoms change as the person moves through, and another homeopathic remedy is needed that is similar to these symptoms.
When someone has the flu, and seeks out homeopathic care, the homeopath will want to know about this person – the physical, the emotional and mental symptoms. Such as: What is the fever like? What is the cough like? Dry or loose? From the throat or lungs? Pains and discomfort? Headache? Digestive issues? Runny nose? Color of discharge or expectoration? What makes the symptoms worse or better? Are they hot or cold? Their thirst? Difficulty breathing? Do they want to be by themselves or with others? Do they need to be comforted? Are they irritable? Do they want the window open or closed? Do they want to be covered or uncovered? And more. It is finding out about this individual person.
I recently had a patient who was sick. She had a headache that would not go away. She didn’t have much of an appetite. Her skin felt hot, and felt hot when she touched. She did not have a fever. That symptom was unusual to me. She had taken a homeopathic remedy before calling me. I suggested one remedy, which didn’t do much. The second remedy helped, and the headache subsided. I could even hear in her voice on the phone after taking this homeopathic remedy that she was feeling better, her voice was stronger.
I also saw two patients who had tested positive on a home Covid test. They experienced weakness, a headache, loss of appetite, strong sensation on the tongue. Homeopathy helped.
Homeopathy Helps After The Flu
Sometimes, someone goes through the flu fine, but then there are some lingering affects. The person may tire easily. There may be a persistent cough. Their appetite may not have returned to what it was before they had become ill. Someone may feel light headed; experience aches and pains; have an off and on low grade fever; or just not feel well. This lingering experience may be longer than a few months. For example, someone may have a health condition for several years, and when asked what was going on when this condition started, the person may say I had the flu, three years ago, and haven’t felt well since. Homeopathy is helpful in this situation. It is called “Never been well since” – NBWS. NBWS can be after many different life occurrences, such as flu, another illness, a surgery, a fall, a trauma, a loss of a dear person, a home or a job.
It is good to know that if you do become ill with the flu, the coronavirus, or any other seasonal illness homeopathy can help and heal. Homeopathy is safe, gentle and non toxic. It is helpful for people of all ages, including pregnant women and nursing mothers.
I invite you to contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. I offer a complimentary 15+ minute Get Acquainted Phone Call. I work with people local to and outside of the San Diego, California area, both virtually and in person.