Many people in the alternative health world are now seeking out alternatives to conventional vaccines. Homeoprophylaxis, the homeopathic prevention of disease, has been used for hundreds of years to prevent epidemic disease, and a number of studies prove its effectiveness. For the purpose of preventing disease, homeopaths often use special homeopathic remedies called nosodes, prepared from disease material.
Cuba Uses Homeoprophylaxis to Protect 2.3 million people from Leptospirosis
In 2007, a homeopathic nosode was administered to 2.3 million people in 3 provinces of Cuba to protect against Leptospirosis. A significant decrease in disease incidence was observed in the intervention region, whereas no such decrease in disease incidence was noticed in non-intervention regions (regions where homeopathic vaccines were not given for Leptospirosis). In the intervention region the incidence of Leptospirosis fell below the historic median. The homeoprophylaxis approach was associated with a large reduction of disease incidence and control of the epidemic.
In 1831 Samuel Hahnemann prevented and treated cholera during the 1831 Asiatic cholera epidemic with the remedies Camphor, Cuprum metallicum and Veratrum album. In 1849 Dr Clemens von Boenninghausen treated and prevented untold numbers of cholera infections during the 1949 European epidemic with the above remedies recommended by Hahnemann. While a death rate of 54-90% occurred with conventional treatment, Boenninghausen’s patients had a mortality rate of only 5-16%.
In 1850 during an epidemic of poliomyelitis, Dr Taylor Smith of Johannesburg, South Africa protected 82 people with homoeopathic Lathyrus sativus. Of the 82 so immunised, 12 came into direct contact with disease. None were infected. Dr Grimmer of Chicago prophylactically treated 5,000 young children with Lathyrus sativus. None developed polio.
In 1957 a severe poliomyelitis epidemic occurred in Buenos Aires. The majority of homoeopathic doctors prescribed Lathyrus sativus as a preventative. Drug stores distributed thousands of doses to the public. None of those who used the prophylactic registered a case of contagion (Eizayaga). In 1975 during another poliomyelitis epidemic in Buenos Aires, 40,000 were given the homeopathic prophylactic Lathyrus sativus. None developed poliomyelitis (Eizayaga).
Japanese B Encephalitis Homeoprophylaxis
In 1999 the Department of Indian Medicine and Homeopathy started distribution of homeoprophylaxis for Japanese Encephalitis in a systematic way throughout the Indian state of Andrha Pradesh. JE mortality rates had touched a high of 638 deaths from 2038 cases in 1986, but fell to four from 33 cases in 2001, following the implementation of the homeoprophylaxis program. Even the World Health Organisation and the Medical and Health Department acknowledge that homeoprophylaxis has been a vital factor in the sharp decline of Japanese Encephalitis cases in Andrha Pradesh.
A study published in 2010 by researchers at Kolkata’s School of Tropical Medicine and the Central Council for Research in Homeopathy showed that the homeopathic medicine Belladonna prevented infection in chick embryos infected with the Japanese Encephalitis virus.
The study showed significant decrease in the viral load when treated with the homeopathic medicine Belladonna in different potencies, in comparison to placebo, said principal investigator Dr. Bhaswati Bandopadhyay, assistant professor of virology, School of Tropical Medicine.
A laboratory experiment in 1932 published by Dr Chavanon showed that 45 children became Schick test negative (indicating the presence of antibodies to diphtheria) after being treated with Diphtherinum. The test was repeated by Drs Patterson and Boyd with 23 out of 33 children becoming Schick test negative after being given Diphtherinum. In 1947 Dr Roux repeated the test and produced a similar result (Eizayaga).
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Eisfelder, HW, “Poliomyelitis Immunization: A Final Report.” Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy. V. 54, Nov-Dec 1961, pp. 166-167.
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Patterson, J. and Boyd, W.E. “Potency Action: A Preliminary Study of the Alternation of the Schick Test by a Homeopathic Potency.” British Homeopathic Journal. 1941; 31: pp.301-309.
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Nosodes are not intended to be an alternative to vaccination.