Currently, one of the most common benefits of homeopathy, and other forms of complementary medicine, is the treatment of symptoms lingering or returning after the COVID virus.
I completed a post-grad course which addressed the use of homeopathic remedies to treat post COVID symptoms which can last for weeks and months after COVID is contracted. Symptoms include fatigue, sleeplessness, shortness of breath, loss or altered sense of taste and smell, hair loss, hormonal irregularities, chronic inflammation (mucus, joint pain), and others. While conventional medicine has its place, it is often limited in ability to strengthen overall immunity which is vital for the person to be able to have the vitality to push through and overcome the virus.
Homeopaths are also reporting that clients who have suffered COVID can have a return of past symptoms that had been resolved. I had a client who had IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) as a young adult who, thanks to complementary medicine, had been cleared of all IBS symptoms for several years. After contracting COVID her IBS symptoms returned, to her surprise. We used homeopathic remedies to help her system overcome the virus, which cleared the IBS symptoms as well.
When working with a client that has COVID, the homeopath will take an extensive case profile that includes health history, the individual’s COVID symptoms and any lingering effects. The homeopath will then recommend an individualized treatment plan or remedies, which are safe and naturally-derived from plants, animals and minerals, to help strengthen the client’s immune system and support it in overcoming the virus.
As complementary medicine is a holistic therapy the client’s mental and emotional well-being is significant in homeopathic treatment as lingering COVID symptoms can bring resulting frustration, depression or anxiety. The client can experience despair over symptoms that have lasted for weeks or months, or become anxious that there may be a more serious underlying health condition. During treatment, clients often report that their mental and emotional wellness has returned along with their physical health.
One of the silver-linings of the pandemic is that many people for the first time explored homeopathy, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, naturopathy, and osteopathy, wanting to integrate a natural and overall wellness approach to their health. They have come to acknowledge that a strong immune system may be the best defense against any viruses.
It is also worth mentioning that other factors such as nutrition, supplements, exercise and work-life balance (which can be supported by yoga and meditation) are equally important in having a good and healthy quality of life.
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In these challenging days of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many issues that have arisen from self-isolating and quarantine. It is comforting to know that homeopathy can provide support as we all do our best to manage the uncertainly and anxiety of this historical time. However, homeopathy cannot prevent or cure any disease.
This pandemic has reminded us all that good common-sense hygiene of diligent hand washing, covering our mouths when sneezing or coughing and staying home when unwell can and will save lives.
Health care workers have been heroic under the most stressful and painful circumstances with a desperate shortage of medical equipment from masks, to protective face shields and gowns. My utmost respect and admiration go to these essential workers, and although I am well, I stay home to do my part to protect the vulnerable…and to help these healthcare heroes who fight every day to save lives.
Recently, I had a client who rang her doctor with suspected Covid-19 and was advised to stay home as long as her symptoms were minor, and she was coping. This woman is in her 50s with no pre-existing conditions or chronic respiratory symptoms. Through an acute phone consultation, we discussed her symptoms and I then recommended a series of remedies she might consider taking, while following her doctor’s recommendations, to help boost her overall immunity.
However, because of the nature of relapse with this virus, I encouraged her to carry on with her homeopathic treatment for another 2 weeks and to check in with her GP if/as needed. I also encouraged her to get a test to see if it can be confirmed, and if she shows the antibodies. Homeopathy can also be helpful for people suffering from some of the emotional symptoms that have arisen from this pandemic. Anxiety about the disease and fear of contracting it have led to a host of other symptoms from disruption of sleep, over- eating and use of alcohol, to digestive complaints and panic attacks, among others. Remedies can help to reduce the intensity and frequency of anxiety and related symptoms so that we can better cope with the uncertainty and day-to-day challenges of living in quarantine.
In mental and emotional cases, the homeopathic consultation entails an extensive discussion about your mental and emotional well-being and ways in which the individual is ‘coping’; whether these strategies are helpful, or not, they guide the homeopath toward specific remedies. For example, one person may cope with anxiety through obsessively cleaning and another through over-eating (or both) – these are ‘symptoms’ which guide me, the homeopath, to the remedy that the individual may need for support.
Another example is someone under the isolation and loss of freedom may ‘cope’ by becoming obsessed with social media for ‘support’, only to find that it brings on deeper feelings of loneliness and grief.
Many clients tell me that they find the homeopathic consultation and having someone to talk to when under emotional duress, is comforting and healing. I credit my post-graduate training in counselling to have provided many of the skills acquired in listening and providing a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment. I also encourage self-compassion , asking questions that bring self-awareness while also recommending nurturing practices such as meditation and yoga, among others. If you need support don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
Kindly e-mail me to schedule a remote consultation. Alternatively, you can complete the form on my contact page (see links below).