Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ebola & Homeopathic Treatment

Ebola & Homeopathic Treatment
by Givon Zirkind, D.Hom.

Ebola is a very serious disease that requires professional medical care. Currently, Ebola has no known cure, vaccine or drug1. This article analyzes ebola from a homeopathic perspective and suggests possible courses of homeopathic treatment. Due to the seriousness of the disease, the treatments discussed would require an expert homeopath. Unfortunately, in the United States, almost all conventional medical doctors are not certified in the specialty of homeopathy. These treatments would best be conducted in teams of conventional medical doctors and homeopaths. This article is for informational purposes only and to promote the study of possible experimental treatments.

Ebola starts with flu like symptoms: fever, sore throat, muscle pain, headaches, fatigue. General malaise. This may be accompanied by vomitting, diarrhea and a rash (macules, papules, erythmaya). Often, a loss of appetite. Also, there may be joint, muscle and abdominal pain.2345

The less common symptoms are: difficulty swallowing, hiccups, shortness of breath, and chest pain.

The second stage of the disease involves bleeding. The bleeding is often light and not profuse but, interminable. Bleeding is prevalent in the mucous membranes, the gastro-intenstinal tract, nose, vagina, gums, skin. Eyes may become red. Vomit & cough bloody. Blood in the stool. (Petechiae, purpura, ecchymoses & hematomas develop.)

The pains are apparently indicative of the progression of the disease. The stomach pains appear to be the precusor of internal bleeding of the abdomin. The chest pains evolve from the weakening of the lungs with subsequent bleeding.

Symptoms requiring further definition for a homeopathic diagnosis:

Fever, headache, fatigue, blood in stool & vagina, joint pain. For homeopathic treatment, these symptoms require much more specification. Origin, color, concommitant symptoms, etc.

Repetorizing the main rubric/symptom of the disease:

FEVER, HAEMORRHAGE, oozing blood – as a keynote, the one rubic repetorization indicates the remedies:
SULPHURICUM ACIDUM and CROTUS HORRIDUS.

THE REMEDIES MOST STRONGLY INDICATED IN TREATING EBOLA

SULPHURICUM ACIDUM has an anamnesis and symptomology very similar to ebola.
CROTUS HORRIDUS* has many similar but less severe symptoms as its keynotes.
CROTALUS CASCAVELLA likewise, has bleeding and haemorrhaging.


Using Kent's Repetory produces the following list of rubrics:

EYE, ECCHYMOSIS
NOSE, EPISTAXIS
MOUTH, BLEEDING, oozing of gums, GUMS
THROAT, SWALLOWING, difficult
STOMACH VOMITTING, blood
HICCOUGH
RESPIRATION, DIFFICULT
EXPECTORTION, BLOODY, spitting of blood

[More symptoms could be repetorized, but for accuracy, further definition is required. Ex. Color of blood in stool, etc.]

Based upon the above list of rubrics from Kent, the following remedies repetorize:6

ARUM TRIPHYLLUM, FERRUM, CROTALUS HORRIDUS, SULFURICUM ACIDUM
Lower on the list but still notable: STANNUM, CROTUS CASCAVELLA, ELAPS and a few others.

NOTES FROM PROVINGS

ARUM TRIPHYLLUM is more of a vesicular remedy and is not as haemorrhagic as seen in ebola.

CROTALUS HORRIDUS is a remedy that is well noted that affects the decomposition of the blood—as the snake poison itself does. Ecchymoses is a noted symptom of CROTALUS HORRIDUS.
CROTALUS CASCAVELLA Importantly, casavella poisoning has the keynotes of ebola symptomology. The bleeding, the haemorhaging, the coughing & vomitting often with pain, sleeplessness, pain in the chest, fever. Difficulty swallowing. Bleeding from the gums. Nosebleed. Bloody diarrhea and hiccup.

FERRUM is well noted a remedy that affects the blood.

SULFURICUM ACIDUM has very similar haemorraghic symptomology compared with ebola.


PROPHYLACTIC TREATMENT

Until one or more remedies are clinically proven to be statistically highly efficacious, the prophylactic treatment should include those remedies that seem most likely to be effective with treating ebola.

SULPHURICUM ACIDUM, CROTUS HORRIDUS, CROTALUS CASCAVELLA, FERRUM and ARUM TRIPHYLLUM.

[A standard homeopathic prophylactic course of treatment is 30C / 3x/day / 3 days.]


In Sum: As a homeopath, sight unseen, without any further symptom definition, I would recommend CROTALUS CASCAVELLA, CROTUS HORRIDUS and SULFURICUM ACIDUM. ARUM TRIPHYLLUM and FERRUM should be used if indicated. It must be remembered, that a patient, upon examination, may have a different symptom picture that would indicate another homeopathic remedy.

* I have an unconfirmed report that Crotus Horridus and other snake venom remedies were either not used or unsuccessful in the treatment of ebola by homeopaths treating ebola patients. 
1CDC, Ebola, Treatment; http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/treatment/index.html
2"Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Signs and Symptoms". CDC. 2014-01-28. Retrieved 2014-08-02
3"Ebola virus disease". Fact sheet N°103. World Health Organization. 2014-04-0
4Simpson DIH (1977). "Marburg and Ebola virus infections: a guide for their diagnosis, management, and control" (PDF). WHO Offset Publication No. 36. p. 10f.
5Feldmann, H; Geisbert, TW (2011 Mar 5). "Ebola haemorrhagic fever.". Lancet 377 (9768): 849–62. PMID 21084112
6 Credit to Homeoint.Org Their website is very useful when traveling and away from my library.

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