Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Prepare for the 'flu season

The winter approaches and temperatures lowering, with coughs and colds becoming prevalent within the workplace, schools and on commuter trains! We know that, at this time of year, many people considered ‘more susceptible’ to the ‘flu virus, such as older people, or those with an underlying medical condition, may be contacted by their GP to have a ‘flu vaccination. 

So, with this in mind, we’ve taken a look at the potential side-effects of the vaccination and how homeopathy can help fight ‘flu without the need to vaccinate, whilst building up the immune system to become more resilient for the future.

There has always been a strong case against the influenza vaccination, with new side-effects emerging each season. Indeed,. the evident dangers of the ‘flu vaccination led Australia and Finland into banning the immunization of children. There was, according to reports in Australia, an alarming increase in vomiting, fevers and seizures, caused by the vaccines, which led to the decision. 

Finland is now expressing concern that narcolepsy, (a nervous system disorder characterised by extreme fatigue and daytime sleepiness), is appearing in children immediately following the vaccination. The Finland National Institute for Health (THL) has, consequently, taken the step of suspending the inoculation whilst they investigate further.

In neighboring Sweden, similar investigations are taking place.

The potential adverse reactions for adults are no less severe. If, according to studies undertaken, an individual has five ‘flu shots, during a ten year span, their chances of getting Alzheimers disease would be ten times higher than if they had one, two or none. This is due to the mercury and aluminium content in every ‘flu shot, and most childhood shots. The gradual accumulation of these two elements, within the brain, causes cognitive dysfunction which can result in Alzheimers Disease.

Statistically you are more likely to avoid ‘flu if you took nothing at all! Reports suggest the ‘flu vaccination has a 93.75% failure rate! 

So is it any wonder that, with all this negativity, people look for alternative ways to combat the inevitable annual onslaught of ‘flu. 

You will see below some common homeopathic remedies which have been found to successfully and safely treated colds, coughs and 'flu, without side-effects.

Aconite 30 C – use at beginning of illness, often when the exposure to cold winds have resulted in a chill. Appropriate if you have a fever and are sweaty and thirsty

Arsenicum 30 C – the cold starts in the nose and you sneeze a lot. Sometimes it moves to the chest and you feel chilly and restless but enjoy sips of water 

Belladonna 30 C – you have a high fever, red face and feel like you’re burning up. You often have a throbbing headache but you don’t feel thirsty

Bryonia 30 C – you constantly feel thirsty, your throat burns and you hold your chest when you cough. Any movements are painful and you prefer to be left alone

Eupatorium 30 C – your bones feel very achy and you are thirsty and feel better for sweating although this does not help with the headache

Gelsemium 30 C – you constantly shake and shiver and your limbs feel heavy. You feel tired and weak and you may have a headache at the back of the head

Please note, these remedies are only suggestions. It is advisable to consult your own homeopath for more individualised treatment. 

To find your local practitioner, please visit our website; www.a-r-h.org, then click on ‘Find a Homeopath’.


This article was first published by the ARH in the November 2011 issue of the free newsletter, Homeopathy Healthy Medicine.

The ARH regularly publish these newsletters to provide information about homeopathy to the public. This information is not usually available through our mainstream media. ARH makes the newsletters available to everyone as free downloads (go to www.a-r-h.org), and they can be used for information, marketing and publicity purposes.

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