Are There Alternative Forms of Immunization?

By Immunization, Infection

To date, marketing for conventional immunity products has instructed us that inoculation is the only method of immunization we have. There is another choice. We are all in agreement that keeping our children healthy is the top priority.

Redefining Health

True health is not just a matter of producing antibodies to specific diseases. If this were the case we wouldn’t be seeing outbreaks of diseases such as mumps or pertussis in people who have gone the conventional route. True health is a multi-faceted process. It includes sometimes getting sick. Exposure to microbes teaches our immune system to recognize and mount an appropriate response to bacteria and viruses. Microbes are all around us, inside of us and on our skin. Disease is not separate from us. The complex task of keeping these microbes in balance begins on the first day of life. It happens by contact with life itself.

Inoculating against specific germs by injecting antigens, mixed with preservatives, adjuvents, and foreign DNA directly into the bloodstream is not a sustainable answer to the immune system enjoying long term health. Health is about more than forcibly producing antibodies.

On his deathbed, Louis Pasteur said:
“I was wrong. The microbe [germ] is nothing. The terrain [milieu] is everything.”

How to Educate Our Immune Systems: Homeoprophylaxis

Homeoprophylaxis (HP) addresses our terrain. It educates the immune system to recognize a disease and either repel it or mount an effective immune response. HP is the harmonious interface of microbes and the human vital force. Harmony is necessary to strike a balance and maintain homeostasis. The fear of disease is a well-wrought marketing device that promotes symptoms as the enemy.

Symptoms are nothing more than expressions of the whole organism in an attempt to correct itself and find balance to survive and flourish. When we listen to the expression and address it in a holistic way, there’s a positive outcome. We are designed, as human beings, to expand and grow and to survive. We are programmed to self-heal, given the right environment and ingredients—love, nurturing, nutrition, stimulation and challenges. Our immune systems are attuned to this process.

The perceived reduction of symptoms by use of anti-pyretics, antibiotics and other over-the-counter products is a false solution and ultimately stagnates the system at the expense of true health.

Smiling Tim and Helen with their son.

Tim, Helen, and their healthy son. Their family is featured in Cilla Whatcott’s newest documentary Passage to Real Immunity.

Homeoprophylaxis respects the natural balance between bacteria, viruses, and human beings. We have all shared this planet for millennia. We depend upon bacteria for our survival. HP provides a way to live in concert with these organisms and thrive. HP educates the immune system in a gentle way, allowing maturation to occur naturally and safely. HP is delivered by mouth, traveling through the gut where 70 per cent of all immunity resides. Used for over 200 years in many countries around the world, there has never been a death or injury from HP. Abundant evidence of its effectiveness exists.

If we agree that our children’s health is a priority, we must also agree that keeping them safe with natural forms of immunization, allowing them to inherit a sustainable planet, is essential.

Resources for Learning More

Do you like to read? My book There Is a Choice: Homeoprophylaxis contains a wealth of information on homeoprophylaxis.

Those interested in learning more about Homeoprophylaxis (HP), are invited to check out the online class Homeoprophylaxis created by Cilla.

Childhood Diseases

By Clinical Studies

Project Description

Dr Isaac Golden of Australia conducted a 15 year clinical study and ongoing trials. The results of this study, including the safety and efficacy of HP, are published in Dr. Golden’s recent publication Homeoprophylaxis – A Fifteen Year Clinical Study. His findings included a 90% effectiveness rate for preventing pertussis in those children exposed. Additionally, he found that long term health outcomes were improved for those participating in the HP program. They had fewer ear infections, colds, sore throats and asthma.

To check out the study, click the link below:
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Homeopathy Shines with Influenza

By Infection

The Spanish Flu of 1918 was no match for homeopathy!

A homeopathic remedy

There’s a safer way to acquire immunity naturally without the risks of vaccination: homeoprophylaxis.

The mortality rate of people treated with traditional medicine and drugs was over 28 percent: those treated by homeopathic physicians had a mortality rate of just 1.05 percent. Homeopathy works!

The body has natural intelligence and the capacity to heal itself. It needs to express symptoms, have discharges, and be supported by natural means such as homeopathy. A runny nose is purging sinus waste products. A cough purges the airway. A fever resets the immune system, eliminates toxins, and restores the bacterial balance thus maturing the immune system. We can often see developmental leaps after a fever.

How Homeopathy Works

Homeopathy is a 200-year-old science of medicine that addresses both acute and chronic conditions. It’s based upon the principle of “like treats like.” If something in nature is capable of causing symptoms, then in a homeopathic preparation it can cure the same symptoms. To treat homeopathically every symptom of an illness is noted – physical, emotional, and mental – and a remedy is chosen that most closely matches the exact characteristics.

For example: if stung by a bee, you are likely to experience pain, and hot redness with inflammation. Apis mellifica (bee venom) prepared homeopathically can quickly reduce all of these symptoms. It’s safe with no side effects due to the principle of minimum dose.

Minimum dose means the source material is diluted repeatedly until there are no original molecules left. This dilution is then applied to small lactose/sucrose pellets and taken by mouth. The individual’s vital force recognizes the frequency of the source material and sets healing into motion. The immune system then initiates healing naturally, without getting stuck at any stage, or suffering any side effects.

A mother comforts her sick son.

One of the most urgent questions young parents face is how best to cultivate their children’s immunity.

How to Chose & Use a Homeopathic Remedy

Each of the following remedies can be found at most co-op or natural food stores, and will be effective for influenza or flu-like illnesses. For dosing, simply start with a dose each hour for three doses, then give 3 doses per day until symptoms are 70-80% improved. A dose consists of 2-3 pellets of 30c potency.

Don’t touch the pellets with your fingers. Just tap them into the cap of the vial and pop them in the mouth to melt. If no relief after three doses, then re-evaluate symptoms and remedy choice. If you have a peaceful sleep after dosing, this is a good sign that the vital force has recognized the remedy and it’s a good match. You may see a dramatic improvement, or a gradual one. The goal is to support the system so it doesn’t get “stuck” in any phase of the illness, but moves through the stages smoothly. Frequently, the stages are actually shortened with the aid of homeopathic remedies.

Keynotes

Keynotes listed below are the main symptoms in a case. An illness can have many symptoms, so the question to ask is “what one symptom, if removed, would make it possible to feel better? What is most limiting in the case?” That symptom is the leading keynote upon which you should prescribe. Don’t worry if all symptoms listed under the remedy aren’t evident. You need a few strong keynotes to go on, and then consider “modalities.”

Modalities

Modalities are either times of the day when symptoms are better or worse, or what condition or activity reduces the discomfort. Many people will say nothing makes them feel better. In this case, you just observe what they have a desire for. Hot drinks? Cold drinks? Activity? Company? To be left alone? These are all various modalities.

Preventing Flu

Influenzinum is a great preventative to take for flu-like illnesses. It can be found in 30c potency and taken once a month during flu season. An excellent study from Brazil (2011. International Journal of High Dilution Res. “Homeopathic medicines for prevention of influenza and acute respiratory tract infections in children:” blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial) concluded use of homeopathic medicines minimized the number of flu and acute respiratory infection symptomatic episodes in children, was cost-effective, and carried no ill effects, encouraging the homeopathic prophylactic potential to be investigated in further studies.

Choosing a method for flu-like symptoms that can be curative rather than simply palliative is a wise choice when your goal is to support real immunity naturally. Purchase Cilla’s preferred Influenzinum product here

Remedies for Influenza or Flu-Like Symptoms

Aconite, arnica and belladonna pills.

Remedies for flu-like symptoms include Aconitum and Belladonna.

More detailed information on remedies for Influenza and flu symptoms, can be found in the class Homeopathy and Influenza

Aconitum

This is the first remedy to think of when coming down with a flu-like illness. It can be taken within the first 24 hours of symptoms suddenly appearing. This is especially true if the symptoms came on after being exposed to harsh weather or a cold wind. You can often nip the virus in the bud with Aconitum in this way if taken immediately. The symptoms you may see are a fever with chills, flushed cheeks and a rapid pulse.

Arsenicum album

“Don’t leave me alone!”

  • Great restlessness and anxiety; you can see pacing, jitteriness, or hand-wringing
  • Fear of being left alone
  • Ominous feeling that they could die
  • Very chilly
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Worse between 11 pm-1 am; the illness frequently starts at this time
  • Very thirsty but only wants small sips of water

Belladonna

“Feel the heat radiating from me.”

  • Rapid onset of symptoms
  • High fever
  • Red, flushed face; Pupils dilated
  • Thirstlessness
  • Delirium or hallucinations with fever
  • Headache
  • Can be right-sided symptoms
  • Body is hot yet hands/feet are cold
  • Worse with motion
  • Worse at 3 pm
  • Craves lemons

Bryonia

“Leave me alone!”

  • Severe aching
  • Wants to go home
  • Irritable and averse to answering
  • Headache
  • Thirst
  • Marked perspiration
  • Desires warm drinks
  • Worse from motion or jarring
  • Worse at 9 pm

Eupatorium

“I ache horribly.”

  • Unbearable aching
  • Chilled to the bone
  • Thirst for cold drinks
  • Pain in bones
  • Desperate: moaning
  • Fever over 102
  • Severe headache
  • Vomiting of bile
  • Watery coryza
  • Worse 7-9 am
  • Desires cold food or ice cream

Ferrum Phos

“Inflammation is starting.”

  • No clear local symptoms
  • General malaise
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Fever

Gelsemium

“I’m so weak and heavy.”

  • Debility, weakness
  • Dull; foggy
  • Eyelids droopy; eyes may be half open
  • Head heavy
  • Tremulous weakness
  • Thirstlessness even though there is fever
  • Onset of fever slowly over 1-3 days
  • Yellow coating on tongue
  • Chills running up & down spine
  • Headache
  • Chills alternating with flushes of heat

Nux vomica

“Every nerve is frayed!”

  • Overly sensitive to all stimuli
  • Intense chills
  • Irritable
  • Sleepless
  • Sensitive to light, noise, touch
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Severe headache
  • Sore throat with raw sensation
  • Body aches better with warmth
  • Desires warm food and drinks

Rhus tox

“I’m so stiff unless I move around a bit.”

  • Anguish
  • Sore throat
  • Cold sores on lips; tongue red on the tip
  • Moderate to high fever
  • Chilly and restless
  • Bed feels too hard; whole body aches
  • Pain relieved with slow movement
  • Craves warm drinks
  • Stiffness; desire to stretch

 

 

Case Study: Meningitis

By Clinical Studies

Project Description

In 1974 there was an epidemic of meningitis in Brazil.  Dr. Francisco Eizayaga gave 18,640 children the Brazil Meningitis Case Study meningitis Case Study: Meningitis Brazil Meningitis Studyhomeoprophylactic remedy called meningococcinum. Only four cases of the illness were found. In the untreated group of 6,340 children, there were thirty-two cases found.

The study was repeated in 1988 with individuals between the ages of 0-20 years old. In the group of 65,826 treated with homeoprophylaxis, only one case of meningitis was reported in the six months following the study. Of the 25,532 untreated individuals, seven cases were reported during the same time. Twelve months later, the follow-up reported three cases in the protected group and thirteen cases in the unprotected group. This reflects eighteen times the disease attack rate in the untreated group.

Statistical analysis demonstrated homeoprophylaxis displayed 95% protection from contracting meningitis in children under six months old and 91% protection in children over 12 months old. There were no deaths, no adverse effects, and no side effects from the use of homeoprophylaxis.

Leptospirosis

By Clinical Studies

Project Description

Dr Gustavo Bracho, an immunologist with the Carlos J. Finlay Institute, a world renowned center for vaccine research and production in Havana, Cuba used HP for 2.3 million people in 2007 and 2008. Dr. Bracho is Advisor to the President and General Director of Finlay Institute, and head of the Homeopathy and Biotherapic Projects at the Institute. He is an experienced researcher in molecular and cellular biology, and has headed the Adjuvant Group within the Immunology Department of Finlay.  

The PubMed study states:

CONCLUSIONS: The homeoprophylactic approach was associated with a large reduction of disease incidence and control of the epidemic. The results suggest the use of HP as a feasible tool for epidemic control, further research is warranted.[i]
 [i] PubMed 2014. Retrieved from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20674839 Bracho G1, Varela E, Fernández R, Ordaz B, Marzoa N, Menéndez J, García L, Gilling E, Leyva R, Rufín R, de la Torre R, Solis RL, Batista N, Borrero R, Campa C. Large-scale application of highly-diluted bacteria for Leptospirosis epidemic control. Homeopathy. 2010 Jul;99(3):156-66. doi: 10.1016/j.homp.2010.05.009.