Little Mountain Homeopathy Client Testimonial
Sonya at Little Mountain Homeopathy has provided us with homeopathic remedies for 2 years running. Our family has been healthy and grateful to have avoided the many illnesses that can accompany flu season, especially with school age children. We will continue to visit Sonya and are relieved to know there is a chemical free alternative for our health.
Thank you Sonya
For at least the past 150 years homeopathic practitioners have used the medicine Influenzinum as a flu preventive. Influenzinum is a homeopathic medicine (nosode) made from flu viruses, rendered completely safe and non-toxic by a homeopathic pharmacist. A nosode is the term for any homeopathic remedy that is made from disease material. Homeoprophylaxis is the term used for the homeopathic prevention of disease.
Between 1968-70, a survey conducted in Indian factories and offices compared the results of allopathic (conventional) vaccines and homeopathic prevention of influenza. The purpose of this survey was to determine the effectiveness of Influenzinum as a homeopathic preventative (prophylactic). Almost 20 percent of the patients treated by conventional medical physicians contracted the flu. Among those who used Influenzinum, only 6.5 percent came down with the disease. The homeopathic patients who did become ill, recovered more rapidly than their allopathically treated patients. The number of working days lost by the allopathically treated patients was nearly eight and a half times greater than those lost by homeopathic patients.
In 1998 the French Society of Homeopathy conducted a survey of 23 homeopathic doctors concerning their use of Influenzinum as a flu preventive (Coulamy, 1998). The survey included use of Influenzinum over a 10 year period (1987-1998) in 453 patients. Results of the survey were remarkable. In approximately 90 percent of the cases no instances of the flu occurred when Influenzinum was used preventatively.
I offer flu homeoprophylaxis consultations at my clinic, now available for online booking. I use a high potency of Influenzinum 1M obtained from Helios Pharmacy in England. The Influenzinum must be taken once per month until the end of the flu season. It is taken by mouth and comes in the form of sugar pellets. It is safe and effective for pregnant women and children of any age, including babies.
People may have seen the Boiron product Influenzinum 9C in Canadian health food stores. Homeocan also carries Influenzinum. I have heard that the Homeocan and Boiron Influenzinum is not very effective because it is sourced from the regular influenza vaccine, whereas the Helios Influenzinum is sourced from actual influenza viruses. Plus the Boiron 9C is such a low potency that you would have to take it once a week for 6 months, which would be very time-consuming and costly.
Thymuline is a homeopathic remedy made from the thymus gland. The thymus is responsible for producing white blood cells, which defend us against many types of infections; the thymus also produces other hormones that enhance the immune system overall. Homeopaths have a history of using Thymuline to boost immunity during the change of seasons, during periods of stress, and in case of slow or difficult recovery from illness. In the fall and winter months, Thymuline and Influenzinum form the best natural flu protection package recommended by complementary and alternative health practitioners. During allergy season, Thymuline supports the health of mucous membranes and bronchial tubes.
Please note that for people with chronic health conditions and/or chronically weak immune systems, constitutional homeopathic treatment is strongly recommended. Nosodes can safely be used in conjunction with constitutional homeopathic remedies.
Published Articles for Further Reading
My article in the Georgia Straight newspaper, “Homeopathy offers an alternative to the flu”
Coulamy A.. Survey of the prescription habits of homeopathic doctors on the subject of a single medication: Influenzinum. French Society of Homeopathy Conference Notes: The Prescription in Homeopathy 1998: 1-16.
Krishnamurty, Report on the use of Influenzinum during the outbreak of epidemic in India in 1968.Hahnemannian Gleanings 1970;37:225-6.
Nosodes are not intended to be an alternative to vaccination.