Whether we’re experiencing a short-term illness or a longer term issue, in homeopathic treatment we always look for what is characteristic, unique, and specific to the individual. This is true of any type of illness, including the flu.
Let’s take a look at and compare three common homeopathic remedies for the flu.
Gelsemium – Gelsemium covers a large percentage of ordinary, typical flu cases familiar to us all. It is used when we feel very weak, sleepy and heavy. In fact, even our head and eyelids feel heavy, and eyes can appear half-open. Sometimes our symptoms can feel temporarily better after urination. A “gelsemium” flu is usually slow in onset that gradually, over period of 8 to 10 hours, produces the feeling of intense weariness.
China officinalis was the first remedy to be proved by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (a German physician, born in 1755, who is the founder of homeopathy). It is a remedy for fluid loss, and in cases of the flu, this could mean you’re experiencing a great deal of vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, abdominal bloating, gas, and discomfort.
Eupatorium perforlatum is a remedy used when the bones themselves feel very achy. The pain of flu that should be treated with this remedy has rapid onset. Patients often state they feel their joints are being dislocated or bones feel as if broken. Not only is it used for this type of flu, it’s also used to heal fractures of bones!
All of these remedies are readily available for anyone to purchase at most health food stores. Potency and dosing instructions can be found online.
Do you have a chronic problem that continues to bother you? Have you noticed physical, mental or emotional symptoms that are unique, that are speaking a specific language–that characterize the problem for YOU? If so, how would you describe your experience to someone else? This is the approach used in homeopathy, and after sharing your global experience, the homeopath matches your symptoms with a natural compound to start the healing process. If you’re interested in learning more about homeopathy and whether it’s appropriate for the problem you’re experiencing, you can call the Ommani Center and ask to talk with Mr. Johnson, our homeopath for the past 16 years.
March 2018 David Johnson is a Certified Classical Homeopath and sees clients of all ages for all types of conditions. To learn if your condition is amenable to homeopathic care or to schedule an appointment, please call our office at 262-695-5311.