The use of homeopathy medicine has long been controversial, particularly among professionals who practice conventional treatment. Regardless, cases where both approaches to treatment have been used have resulted in irrefutable evidence that not only is homeopathy effective; it can be more effective than traditional methods of treatment.
The Great Flu Pandemic of 1918
It’s easy to brush off the potential hazards of the flu when it hasn’t had a broad impact like it did in 1918. During this period, the flu had a rapid onset, a severe impact, and left a number of people dead in its wake. This was also the time when men were crowded together in barracks during WWI and they were transferred frequently to new locations, spreading the disease more quickly and broadly than normal. Doctors were not prepared to treat patients with the severe flu virus. This, in part, is considered part of the reason that homeopaths reported a 2% death rate while millions died who received conventional medical treatment.
More Outbreaks Successfully Prevented Homeopathically
In addition to being used as a treatment method, homeopathic medicine has also been used to effectively prevent disease from occurring during different types of outbreaks.
Outbreaks of different diseases around the world have been successfully treated with homeopathic medicines. Some examples include the meningococcal meningitis epidemic that occurred in Brazil in 1974 in which there were only 4 of more than 18,000 children who developed the disease after being given homeopathic treatment.
A homeopathic remedy was used to give more than 2,000 patients protection during a smallpox epidemic and was 97% effective.
The practice of homeopathic medicine is used around the world to treat a broad range of conditions and diseases. It has proven for centuries to be effective as a treatment and preventive method, and it continues to be popular because of its excellent results and safety of use in comparison to conventional medical treatment.