History has shown that there has always been a resurgence of homeopathy every time an epidemic has struck the population. From the time of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, to the present day, homeopathy has always scored over conventional allopathic medication in the treatment of epidemics. In 1813, the retreating army of Napoleon brought with it the epidemic of typhus to Leipzig. Homeopathic treatment of 180 cases of typhus by Dr. Hahnemann saw only two cases succumbing to the illness while 30% of patients under allopathic treatment died. When cholera struck Europe, the mortality rate with allopathy was 66% and the homeopathic mortality was 33%. On account of this extraordinary result, the law interdicting the practice of Homeopathy in Austria was repealed! In Britain, the statistics were suppressed because it was found that the mortality rate with allopathy was 59.2% while under homeopathic care the mortality rate was 9%
Perhaps the most recent use of homeopathy in a major epidemic was during the Influenza Pandemic of 1918. It was reported that 24,000 cases of flu treated allopathically had a mortality rate of 28.2% while 26,000 cases of flu treated homeopathically had a mortality rate of 1.05%. One physician in a Pittsburgh hospital asked a nurse if she knew anything better than what he was doing, because he was losing many cases. “Yes, Doctor, stop aspirin and go down to a homeopathic pharmacy, and get homeopathic remedies.” The Doctor replied: “But that is homeopathy.” “I know it, but the homeopathic doctors for whom I have nursed have not lost a single case.”
Why is homeopathy so effective? Irrespective of the name of the disease, homeopathy works at the immunity of the patient and strengthens it so that the body is able to protect itself from diseases. If a person has already been affected, it helps to stimulate the body’s self-healing powers the body so that the disease is controlled naturally by the body’s own defense mechanism.
Disclaimer: A detailed history followed by constitutional treatment by good and qualified homeopathic specialists is necessary to treat the complaints that appear during any disease. It is not advisable to resort to self-medication for any disease. The above-mentioned drugs are just a few of the remedies and are mentioned solely to create awareness about the efficacy of homeopathic medicines.