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Treatment of Long Covid with Homeopathy

The syndrome of leftover symptoms long after a Covid infection is called ‘Long Covid’. Nearly half of the people who get a symptomatic Covid 19 infection would experience leftover symptoms lasting anywhere between 3 months to 9 months. (Read more: How many people get 'long COVID'? More than half, researchers find) There are reports of cases who continue to have debilitating symptoms more than 18 months after their testing negative.

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Patients with Long Covid report a variety of symptoms. The most commonly reported symptoms are:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Tiredness
  • Brain fog
  • Insomnia or sleeplessness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Heart palpitations
  • Unexplained fever
  • Dizziness
  • Joint pains
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Hair loss
  • Tinnitus or noises in ears
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain

With long Covid, it is pretty evident that there is no more virus present in the body, but the consequences of the infection and in some cases treatment given during infection, that leave a lasting impact causing a host of symptoms. Homeopathic approach is not based on fighting or killing a virus. It is a simple method to stimulate the body’s own ability to heal by activating the immune system when infected and promoting repair and restoration of normal function after the infection is over.

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Treatment of any condition, including influenza or Covid 19 using homeopathy is done by stimulating the natural healing ability of the body to reverse abnormal or negative changes in the mind, emotions or physical body.

The body is stimulated by using homeopathic remedies, that are energetic messages given in the form of liquid or pills. Each person with long Covid might need a different ‘energy’ stimulation depending on their unique set of symptoms, their medical history and their state of mind and emotions.

The information about the suitability of a homeopathic remedy for a person with a specific cluster of symptoms (defining their unique disease picture) are well documented over more than 220 years. A ‘suitable’ remedy is given for the person, rather than for a diagnosis or a disease condition.

Take for example the remedy called Gelsemium sempervirens (made from Yellow Jessamine).

The following are the characteristic combination of symptoms indicating this remedy:

During active infection:

Gelsemium presents the classical flu picture. The eyes are heavy and drooping, the patient is chilly and complains of chills running up their back, the head aches and they feel zombie-like. All symptoms come on gradually. Headache: beginning in the cervical spine the pain extends over the head, causing a bursting sensation in forehead and eyeballs. One unusual symptom is that their headache is temporarily relieved after urination. The patient is thirstless with these symptoms.

Gelsemium for Post Viral or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

Inability to perform simple day to day tasks. Feeling of inability to take on any task or responsibility with a feeling of inadequacy. Desire to be quiet, to be left alone. Avoid people and distress of life. Trembling from extreme weakness that remains since influenza or Covid infection. A feeling of heaviness all over the body, felt especially in the back of the head and eyelids.

There are many homeopathic remedies that can be employed for active infection as well as post viral syndrome, each with its own characteristic description. The choice of remedy depends on many other factors like age, general health condition etc.

The results of long Covid treatment using homeopathy are very encouraging, though there is a dire need for funding and research in this field and there isn’t sufficient data to prove anything statistically. Conventional medical approach does not offer any treatment for long Covid, leaving millions of patients helpless. Homeopathy offers a safe experimental option to try. If it doesn’t work, at least it doesn’t harm.

If you would like to learn more about the homeopathic treatment of long Covid, or suffer from it, we are here to help. Please register your interest here.