This article discusses how homeopathy has helped in effective control of Epidemics in the past and how by learning from them we can deal with the present and future. It explains that Epidemic diseases are sign of collective dynamis. It also addresses how collective disease can follow a collective trauma- the events causing malfunctioning of the immune system showing how circumstances and susceptibility come together to create disease; a collective trauma can be both cause and effect of an epidemic. It further suggests that by using Genus epidemicus approach we can treat endemic and collective trauma effectively thus healing the collective and preventing whatever else would have grown out of the trauma – repeated trauma, epidemic diseases, chronic diseases. The paper also discusses the present pandemic of COVID -19 and how Source Resonance can be used to Boost Immunity against it. The article is under six heads-
The History of Homeopathy
Before discussing application of homeopathy on a world-wide scale it is interesting to go back in time to the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. In terms of public acknowledgement and scientific recognition as also in terms of clear and significant results was the period during which homeopathy was at its best. The reason for this is because homeopaths were using homeopathy's best asset – the treatment of epidemics.
Genus epidemicus - A remedy for a disease
Hahnemann himself laid down the foundation for successful treatment of epidemic diseases. The rule is very simple:
- Take a good number of cases and put their symptoms together
- Include all disease specific symptoms
- Exclude all patient specific symptoms
- Select one or more remedies based on the disease totality
In the American Homeopath (1998 – 'As If One Patient') Greg Bedayn describes how Hahnemann discovered how to treat epidemic diseases: 'In 1799 Hahnemann first applied the genus epidemicus; the single homeopathic remedy to treat a similarly affected population, during a scarlet fever epidemic he treated in Königslutter, Germany. The story of how he accidentally discovered the genus epidemicus is interesting: There was a large family that had members with scarlet fever.
Hahnemann noticed that one of the children who had been taking Belladonna for another reason did not have symptoms of scarlet fever. He discovered that by giving the other members of the family Belladonna, as a prophylactic, they did not get scarlet fever. Hahnemann concluded that a remedy that rapidly cures at the onset of an illness would be the best preventative. This serendipitous discovery led Hahnemann into developing the principle of genus epidemicus - where if one takes the symptom-totality from each person in a epidemic population and then puts those features together into one case, as if one person, and gives the indicated simillimum to the entire affected population – that it will cure.'
This approach, as Hahnemann found out, worked well. Bedayn continues: 'The curative results of the genus epidemicus were so positive during the epidemics in the ensuing decades that they not only cured the majority of those affected where nothing else had worked, but they also drew international acclaim towards homeopathy, the new, the rational, medicine. There is something intrinsically powerful about the success of homeopathy in curing large populations that is undeniably attractive to anyone gifted with the power of observation, and it was through these early cures with epidemics that Hahnemann was able to quickly and widely spread the word: Homeopathy. It was from his discovery of the genus epidemicus that Hahnemann later developed his theory of miasms; the taints that color and shape all family trees, as representing the basis of chronic disease.'
Hahnemann later writes about the genus epidemicus principle in his 'Organon' §101: 'It is possible that a physician meeting with the first case of a certain epidemic should fail to perceive at once its perfect image, because every collective disease of this kind will not manifest the totality of its symptoms and character until several cases have been carefully observed. But after having observed one or two cases of this kind a physician may approach the true condition of the epidemic that he is enabled to construe a true characteristic image of the same and to discover the true homoeopathic remedy.'
Hahnemann broadens this general principle in §102, when he says the complete knowledge is only to be obtained in a perfect manner by observations of the affections of several patients of different bodily constitutions.
Using this as-if-one-person approach homeopaths impressed the medical establishment with their results. Here are a few quotes to illustrate this:
Epidemics in General:
"In epidemics the mortality per 100 patients is 1/2 to 1/8 in homeopathic hospitals compared to allopathic hospitals." (Dr. Thomas L. Bradford's 'The Logic of Figures ...' (1900)
'Homeopathy had become very popular in North America during its early years due to its amazing successes obtained by the "old guard" during the epidemics - epidemics of diphtheria, scarlet fever, cholera, malaria, yellow fever - especially yellow fever; the death rate for that was 55% when allopathic treatment was used, but less than 5% in cases with homeopathic treatment; and it was the same for cholera. It is here with the "old guard" that homeopathy obtained its golden letters.' ('From its Roots Upwards', Interview with André Saine, N.D., D.H.A.N.P., Vienna January 1994.)
"Ever since Samuel Hahnemann homeopathy has time and again been able to successfully treat epidemics/pandemics with a small number of remedies." (Stahl, Hadulla, Richter, AHZ 2006)
Cholera in Europe:
"In den Jahren 1830 und 1831 wurden in Russland in den von Cholera ergriffenen Gouvernements Saratoff, Tambtoff und Twer 1270 Patienten homöopatisch behandelt: 1162 davon genasen, 108 starben... dieses Verhältnis dem Ergebnisse der homöopatische Behandlung der Cholera in Ungarn, Mähren und Wien fast ganz gleich ist." (Gebhardt 1929) (Of 1270 Russian cholera patients treated with homeopathy only 108 died which is ± 8%) "When in the year 1854 cholera came to Palermo 1513 soldiers fell ill ... Of these 902 were treated with allopathy of which 386 died, a bit more than 42%; 611 were treated with homeopathy, of which only 25, so almost 4%, died." "In the above mentioned years cholera also visited the Caribbean, and on the 'pearl' of these islands, Barbados, 2113 people fell ill. Of the 346 treated with allopathy 154 died, but of the 1767 treated with homeopathy only 370." (Gebhardt 1929)
Cholera in USA:
3% of the cholera patients under homeopathic treatment died (Cincinnati 1849). Mortality rate of cholera patients under allopathic treatment was 40-70%.
Homeopathic treatment of the Spanish influenza during the pandemic of 1914-1918 was effective (Isaac Golden, Vaccination & Homeoprophylaxis? A Review of Risks and Alternatives).
"Homeopathy has been used with great degree of success in influenza and other epidemics for 200 years … In 1918 flu pandemic homeopaths reported around 1% mortality in their cases, while conventional doctors were losing 30% of their patients." (www.lifemedical.us/flu)
NB: The Spanish influenza virus we know now was an avian virus. ±40 million people died in just 18 months.
"Dr.TA McCann from Dayton, Ohio 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%. This last figure was supported by Dean W.A. Pearson of Philadelphia (Hahnemann College) who collected 26,795 cases of flu treated with homeopathy with the above result. Dr. Herbert A Roberts from Derby, CT, said that 30 physicians in Connecticut responded to his request for data. They reported 6,602 cases with 55 deaths, which is less than 1%." (The Journal of the American Institute for Homeopathy, May 1921)
"The most severe epidemic of all time was the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918. Twenty percent of the entire world population was infected and 20-40 million people died. The epidemic was so devastating that the average lifespan in the United States was decreased by ten years. During this epidemic homeopathic medicines were used widely both for treatment and as prophylaxis. The average mortality under standard treatment ran from 2.5-10%, while 1% or fewer patients died under homeopathic treatment." (Homeoprophylaxis Fact or Fiction - Todd Hoover MD)
Yellow Fever in USA:
The success of the homeopathic treatment of yellow fever was so great that the report of the United States Government's Board of Experts mentioned several homeopathic remedies, despite the aversion to homeopathy of some of its members. (Haris Coulter, 'Divided legacy'). (Treated in allopathic hospitals the mortality was around 55% and homeopathy decimated that percentage!).
These are clearly impressive figures, certainly if we compare them with the results of contemporary studies. If homeopathy could come up with similar significant results in our time and age general acceptance might follow a lot easier. Why is there such a huge difference in the outcome of old and new studies. One reason is that these old figures concern epidemics, whereas more recent studies mostly concern individualised treatment of chronic diseases. The great advantage of the homeopathic treatment of epidemics is that the individuality of the patient is not an issue, nor is the skills of individual homeopaths. Once a successful (group of) remedy(ies) is identified any homeopath will be successful. The case is a lot simpler and the skills of the homeopath have less influence on the results. Another reason why these amazing figures come forward from ancient records is that penicillin had not been discovered yet, so the means to treat epidemic diseases was largely absent in allopathic hospitals. And as we know from Hahnemann, a lot of what they did rather speeded the process towards death.
What happened since 1918?
With the US taking the lead homeopathy went into a decline. Homeopathic hospitals were closed. The light of homeopathy was kept alive by smaller number of homeopaths but many lost track of what we call Hahnemannian homeopathy and as a science little progress was made. This changed in the last decades of the 20 th century. Homeopathy flourished again and especially in the treatment of chronic diseases and in the understanding of the materia medica great advances were made. Soon the materia medica started to expand, many new remedies were introduced, and new approaches to case analysis and materia medica research saw the light. We all know this because we are all in the middle of this development.
If we look at homeopathy today the use of the as-if-one-person approach for epidemic diseases is marginal. Partly because in the west epidemic diseases like those mentioned earlier hardly play a role anymore. If we however look at the state of health in the whole world we see that epidemics still influence and take the lives of millions. With people migrating as never before and with virologists warning for a new avian flu pandemic also the west has to bring back epidemics into its consciousness.
It has also become very clear that Big Pharma does not and will not have all the answers and actually creates many of the problems we are facing today. More and more virulent strains of bacteria and viruses are created as a result of the war against them. The WHO is aware of this and so should any doctor, but an alternative is not recognised because the alienation of the diseasing agent as an enemy that should be extinguished is deeply seated in mainstream medical philosophy.
Building on the Past
Infectious Diseases and Miasms
Before discussing how I perceive homeopathy can constructively address the collective issues of our time - as expressed in epidemic diseases, collective trauma and cultural illnesses – let's go back to history again.
In his Organon at §78 Hahnemann declares that true natural chronic diseases are those that arise from a chronic miasm.
In his analysis Hahnemann defines three miasms: Psora, Sycosis and Syphilis, of which in modern terms Psora could be seen as the mother of all chronic diseases.
According to Hahnemann uncured miasms cannot be eradicated by the life force (§79) and only homeopathy can do this. A too bold a statement I believe for the like cures like principle is broader than homeopathy but a general law underlying all creation.
More miasms have been recognised since Hahnemann. Not all homeopaths are accepting them that easily but I have no doubt that somewhere in the future it will be broadly accepted and recognised that many influences besides infectious diseases, let be only the three Hahnemann pointed out, determine the state of health and can cause a miasmatic disturbance.
It is very clear to me that our understanding of miasms needs to be updated to be able to bring homeopathic treatment of collective issues to a higher level.
Miasms and Process
My own understanding of the miasms underwent a revolutionary change based on an accidental observation that I made. Knowing the work of Stanislav Grof (psychiatrist) on the birth experience I noticed a marked analogy between Hahnemann's miasms and the stages of birth (See the books 'Miasms in Labour' and 'Homeopathy for Birth Trauma').
I'm not going to repeat all of what I've written on the subject here but will summarise some conclusions relevant to this article:
- The birth process shows us life in a nutshell. All phases of human development and of the individuation process are represented. Analysis of an individual birth shows amazing similarity to the state observed later in life, so the birth experience already displays the central theme of an individual. Birth is not causing that state but expressing it, since in cases where there is information from pregnancy, conception or beyond the same patterns can be observed.
- All the miasms we have come to recognise – psora, sycosis, syphilis, tubercular, cancer, leprous etc - can be clearly retraced as belonging specifically to a certain phase in the birth process, and the main remedies representing them can be understood using the symbolical language of that aspect of the birth experience. Since birth is a process it became clear that miasms are related to development, and each of them to a specific phase or theme in development, both on an individual as also a collective level.
- Miasms have a role and serve a purpose. In homeopathy we have only highlighted the pathological side of them, the results of something going wrong during development.
- Disease induces change within an individual, and miasmatic diseases that we could also call collective diseases, induce change within society, the group, tribe, nation or mankind as a whole.
- Diseases and miasms induce the development of qualities within an individual and within humanity. Miasms are subconscious Archetypes. Only if the normal process of development and growth is blocked diseases can come forward to bring this to awareness and to induce the change needed.
- Diseases and miasms are both the problem as well as the key to growth. Actually diseases and miasms are the teachers of mankind, and in infectious diseases microorganisms carry the message.
- 95% of our DNA stems from viruses and bacteria. This means that these germs bring pieces of information to us and that integrating these pieces is what drives evolution. This also makes very clear why killing the bug, allopathy, can never support the role and purpose of the disease, and forces the organism to own the same lesson following a different route, one that can be expected to involve more suffering. This is the deeper meaning of suppression.
Logics of Miasms
- Symptoms are a sign of the Dynamis restoring balance (Hahnemann)
- A disease is a combination of symptoms
- A disease is a sign of the Dynamis restoring balance in an individual by bringing it to a higher level of functioning. That balance is restored does not mean that the individual is brought back to a previous state, but rather moved on to a new one that includes the qualities induced by the disease.
- An epidemic disease is a sign of the collective Dynamis restoring balance and inducing growth and awareness in a group.
- Miasms can be expressed in humanity through a variety of afflictions.
- Miasms are a sign of the Dynamis restoring balance and inducing growth in the collective.
- Epidemic outbreaks are acute collective manifestations of this process involving a large group, whereas miasmatic diseases are more of a chronic expression of the same energy afflicting those individuals that apparently work on the same issues in their individual development.
- Epidemics that are endemic for long periods of time, like malaria and TB, are concerned with major shifts in humanity that take many generations.
Since 2004 I got more and more involved with the treatment of epidemics in Africa. This started with AIDS, but gradually has come to include many more epidemic diseases as also collective trauma. It was Peter Chappell's work with AIDS and the spectacular results I witnessed with his remedy PC1, first in Malawi and later also in other African countries, that made me decide to make the treatment of collective diseases my main focus. Doing so I came to understand that in homeopathy we overemphasise the individuality of problems a patient comes with. The majority if not all so-called individual problems are expressions of universal themes, and the collective roots of these themes can often be traced back in the life of the individual and his/her family or culture.
The expression in the patient can be unique asking for an individual simillimum, but there are many cases where if we look deep enough we can discover roots, miasms if you like, that are collective. Let me give you an example.
55-year-old woman with a deep pain
This patient has as long as she can remember suffered from a deep pain, a grief that is bottomless. In the history of her personal life there were certainly reasons for grief and pain, as her mother had been severely depressed and therefore absent for her throughout her youth. And many of her symptoms could be well understood in the light of this history. But somehow the depth of her pain was of a completely different league. As I experienced it in interviewing her it outweighed by far the lack of motherly support and love.
She said: "It's like a very old well of pain. As if I was losing grips. As if I was losing contact with reality. Going to a deep place where this was lying. It is a completely different world, with strong emotions and loneliness. Being cut off. As if everything is useless. As if I can already see the end of things. The grief and pain there are so huge and I don't dare to feel the depth of it."
When she later told the whole family had been extinguished in the Nazi concentration camps, the depth of her pain had found a match. She was clearly suffering from something that was lying beyond her personal history, the collective trauma of genocide.
When in 2005 Peter Chappell was in Rwanda to treat AIDS he soon found out that on top of AIDS people were especially still suffering from the genocide that took place ten years before. He recognised this to be a collective trauma that should be dealt with using the genus epidemicus approach. He prepared a resonance that he called PC War/Genocide Trauma and gave that first to his patients that responded remarkably well. This feeling as if it had happened yesterday, the flashbacks, nightmares and all other ways in which this traumatic miasm was being expressed in them, all of this subsided rapidly. (PC Resonances are not the subject of this article and could be replaced with other remedies based on an analysis of genocide or any other disease or trauma totality. See www.peterchappell.com and 'The Second Simillimum' for more information on PC Resonances).
So I decided not to individualise this case but to start treating the genocide trauma using the above mentioned PC Resonance: PC304x 5 drops daily. The response was wonderful!
Five weeks later: "I am very much surprised. There is a change I had never expected to be possible. I feel a completely different person. A dramatic change. For a short period I continued crying but since then it has not come back. It is a completely new period. I feel optimism, trust, love for life. It is miraculous. This weeping has travelled with me all of my life. The last couple of years it was constantly there. Before that in episodes.
I dream again, quite lucid, remember them better. My sleep is much deeper and I waken up less. On waking up in the morning I am okay. No more panic or fear of being abandoned. I can continue with my life like this. I'm no longer afraid to move on, to be forsaken. A great trust has come. It is okay what happens or is about to happen. There is more peace inside. I can enjoy the simple things of life again. Before this all joy was lacking. Before I started taking this remedy I had the feeling being wiped out, taking no space. I just as well might not be there. Now I take a space and that has meaning."
Two months later there was no further improvement and we discontinued the drops. She says now: "A complete layer has been dealt with, this layer of collective grief. The insecurities I have now have to do with every day practicalities. Like building my house. Then I feel a lack of stability and go back to the time our family was broken up. Like a sea without borders. I love the sea because it gives space, quiet and openness. In the morning I have a bit troubles starting the day, a little sadness. In the evenings I am feeling great. What I didn't tell you before is that I have a strong fear of spiders. Since the last couple of months my menses has returned."
So she's free now from the collective trauma and the complaints she still has now she relates to her own history, for which now a personal simillimum is indicated.
Regarding her personal trauma the broken relationship with her mother is essential. She was disconnected her mother, causing feelings of forsakenness and insecurity. This definitely happened at the age of nine when her mother could no longer cope it, but also before that time her mother was depressed and not the source of warmth and comfort she needed. Later in her life we see a tendency towards bulimia with a desire for sweet dairy products, including ice cream and chocolate.
In short, she received one dose of Lac humanum MK and eleven weeks later she reports:
"I'm beautifully out of the dependency in my recent relationship (a friend she got after her divorce). I'm on my own feet now. There have been no dips any more and my base has become firmer. All the symptoms that have improved on the first remedy never returned. Since this last remedy my asthma is a lot better, my stomach problems are gone and I no longer have abdominal pains. I dream about my recent relationship. I dreamt of getting a clear view by literally putting on other glasses to be able to see further away."
Three months later: "I'm totally fine and suggest to cancel the appointment. I'll contact you in case anything new will come up."
Of course we do not know what would have happened had I started with Lac humanum, but I honestly doubt whether she would have responded as she had done now. By fully clearing up the collective trauma just one dose of her simillimum was enough to clear up all the remaining symptoms and to my knowledge a repetition of either remedy has not been indicated until today.
Trauma en Miasm
Let us look at an example of collective trauma in our time:
Kashmir (Washington Post September 2008)
"The number of patients seeking mental health services surged at the state psychiatric hospital, from 1,700 when the unrest began to more than 100,000…
The patients have insomnia, learning disabilities, anxiety disorders and what Kashmiri therapists call the 'midnight-knock syndrome', a fear stemming from the many pre-dawn raids by Indian security forces aimed at rooting out suspected insurgents...
Mental health groups estimate that 60,000 Kashmiris committed suicide last year, a record number, said Mushtaq Margoob, head of the Government Psychiatric Diseases Hospital in Srinagar...
More than 15 percent of Kashmiris are afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a recent study by Margoob … In January, the army recruited 400 psychiatrists after more than 100 soldiers, including officers, killed themselves … etc.
The symptom in all these people described above may differ, but it is very clear to me that an as-if-one-person approach would be very effective in a fast majority of the cases.
And this is only Kashmir. I'm writing this part of the article on my way to Burundi and East Congo, another area full of heavily traumatised people. Just watch the news for some time and you can see that many millions of people are suffering from collective trauma. It's the collective that is ill, out of balance, and it's the collective that needs to be treated. If we don't see that and act accordingly we will never be able to heal these collective derangements. For in the time we need to treat one single traumatised patient using individualised treatment ten new ones get traumatised. It is also a lot more practical to start with a genus epidemicus remedy – genus traumaticus if you like – and to later individualise those cases where the collective approach is not enough. Following such a strategy we would be able to help many more patients and perhaps even be able to induce a real change in the collective.
It seems as if unresolved trauma lies at the basis of many chronic conditions. If we look at the language of Vital Sensation these are all expressions of trauma. These are sensations fitting a traumatic experience to a life form.
Some ideas on the role of trauma:
- An Individual Trauma can express itself in an Individual Disease. This is something we know from experience. For instance an unresolved grief can be expressed in recurrent throat infections, or as a result of sexual abuse a woman can have recurrent bladder infections.
- Trauma is hereditary. See the case above. See also the work of Hellinger. If we go a few generations back there are lots of traumas that can be at the root of symptoms we come across in our patients. These include wars, periods of starvation and crashing stock markets, stillborn babies, rape, incest etc.
- A Collective Disease can follow a Collective Trauma. A good example is cholera following the horror of war. Interesting to see that for instance Cuprum is a remedy fitting both war (the typical Cuprum state is that of a soldier) and cholera. Of course there are also circumstances on the physical level like lack of clean drinking water etc but that doesn't mean that trauma at the energetic level is not an essential part of the expression of the disease. By looking solely at material manifestations and circumstances school medicine denies energetic disturbances in many conditions. Let's not make that same mistake. Besides that we know from research that traumatic events cause malfunctioning of the immune system, so circumstances and susceptibility come together to create disease.
- The language of the Vital Sensation is the language of Trauma. If we read all the different ways a vital sensation is expressed this becomes very obvious. Whether it is being pressed together, falling to pieces, torn apart, exploded, scattered etc. These are all very physical expression of ways in which the integrity of an organism can be threatened.
- There seems to be a chain reaction:
- Trauma → Miasm
- Miasm → Infection
- Infection → Genetic damage (genetic trauma)
- Genetic damage → Chronic Disease
- Collective trauma ← → Epidemic; a collective trauma can be both cause and effect of an epidemic; if for instance due to Avian Flu millions of people die that causes a trauma to many more million survivors. And staying with that example the fear and panic that comes up if such an epidemic is broadcasted is the first symptom of the epidemic, the first way in which the collective shows signs and symptoms before or without the virus itself ever reaching the individual.
- Trauma seems to be Primary. So in the chain of diseases and traumatic events - a limited two-dimensional way of cause and effect - it seems with that the wheel starts turning.
- Separation, the delusion that we are separated instead of one, the mythological departure from paradise, is the Basic Trauma.
Follow the river to its source
If we look at the role homeopathy can play in the world it makes sense to analyse what would be the most effective way of using our resources – the knowledge on how to heal using the law of similars that is present in a considerable but limited number of homeopaths.
- Treating individuals and their miasmatic diseases alone is clearly not enough.
- Besides treating miasmatic effects we can and should treat the causes.
- These causes start as trauma or infectious and epidemic diseases - often based on trauma.
- The roots of miasms lie in collective themes as the infectious and epidemic diseases causing them, or the bacteria and viruses instrumental in them, have nothing to do with the individual.
- To be able to effectively address miasms at an earlier phase, we need to understand and treat the totality of these collective diseases.
- The totality on which we base our prescriptions to treat collective derangements of the vital force (trauma and epidemic diseases) should include the symptoms & the role and purpose of the disease.
- Chronic diseases that prevail in a certain culture or era have strong collective roots. The more prevalent they are the less important an individual approach becomes, and the more important it is to treat the collective issues. E.g. obesity and diabetes mellitus in our time and age.
- Ideally we always do both if one approach doesn't fully cure – treat the individual and the collective picture.
- Practical is to start as early as possible with the collective before it branches off in a variety of individual expressions.
Homeopathy for the World
So I feel that homeopathy needs to develop a practical approach to make its best asset top priority. Treating the collective is what we do best and is what has a larger curative and prophylactic impact on humanity. Treating the collective is like using a wider filter that will take out the big chunks effectively. The smaller chunks that it lets through can be filtered out using the more refined filter of individual treatment. By overemphasising the individual expression of collective issues our filters are clogged by a lot of collective debris and the effects of individual treatment is therefore often limited.
- The higher purpose of homeopathy on a global level is to know what needs to be cured in the world, a continent, country, society etc.
- For this we need to be able to read the signs and symptoms of our time.
- An epidemic is an expression of a need for collective change.
- Treating today's trauma is preventing tomorrow's epidemics.
- Treating today's epidemics is preventing tomorrow's chronic diseases.
- Healing today's collective diseases is preventing tomorrow's individual diseases.
This sounds very ambitious, and it is. It may take decades to make this vision a reality. Impossible? Here are some quotes from the past that history falsified:
- "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible." (Lord Kelvin, president of the Royal Society, 1895)
- "Unworthy of the attention of practical and scientific men." (British Parliamentary Committee report on Edison's electric light bulb)
- "X-rays will prove to be a hoax." (Lord Kelvin, president of the Royal Society, 1883) To use a more contemporary quote: "Yes we can." With the emphasis on we. In theory this is what homeopathy can; to make it a reality it needs dedication and doing by us, homeopaths. At the end of the article I will give some short cases showing what is already a reality using this approach in Africa.
Homeopathy Should Take Its Responsibility in Epidemics!
The easiest and most practical way of starting to address collective derangements of the vital force is by treating epidemics. There are lots of reasons why this is a more than good idea and why luckily several homeopaths are practicing this, especially in developing countries:
- Because it creates no side-effects
- Because it is safe for pregnant women, babies and elderly people
- Because it is not expensive
- Because production, storage and distribution is simple
- Because it does not induce therapy resistance
- Because it does not create more dangerous viruses and bacteria
- Because it has been effective in many epidemics in the past is effective in today's epidemics
Strategies that need to be developed
- For treating collective trauma
- For treating epidemics
- For treating chronic diseases in the case the individual Simillimum alone is not sufficient
- For inducing Wellness and Spiritual Growth – this is another step we can make to enhance peace and health. Without it being the main reason for performing them doing provings is an expression of this possibility. Hahnemann himself already said that doing a proving is beneficial for the prover. It awakens people. By doing provings on a larger scale, meaning including many individuals world-wide, and by selecting substances that address the needs of our time, collective wellness and spiritual growth can be stimulated.
We need to broaden the genus epidemicus principle to include other collective conditions that can be approached using the ‘as-if-one-person' principle, either with or without complementary individual treatment. The following terms we could use:
- Genus epidemicus
- Based on the totality of the symptoms of an epidemic disease
- Genus traumaticus
- Based on the totality of the symptoms of collective or endemic trauma
- Genus endemicus
- Based on the totality of the symptoms of an endemic disease
- Genus chronicus
- Based on the totality of the symptoms of a chronic disease
The ideal simillimum for a patient would include all typical symptoms:
- Those that individualise the patient, including the vital sensation, and
- Those that individualise the disease.
In some rare indications we see this in patients, like in a Mercurius case of colitis ulcerosa, where the characteristics of the patients as also of the disease all fall within the totality of the remedy.
Chronic diseases: prescribe for...
The reality of homeopathic practice is that a super simillimum is only rarely found. In all other cases the homeopath has several options to prescribe on:
- The patient
- The causal factor (infection/trauma)
- The consequence (miasm)
- The expression (chronic disease)
- Any combination or sequence of 1-4
A simple and workable motto in where to start if indeed several totalities are discovered in a patient is: start with what is staring you in the face! In advanced cases of chronic diseases as also in epidemic diseases and serious trauma starting with that is to be advised for several reasons:
- The individual simillimum is often hard to discover as the energy of the condition is overruling it.
- The individual simillimum has only very limited or even no effect because of the same reason.
- It works in practice and is the reason why also clinical homeopaths have their success cases.
A New Source
In homeopathy until today remedies have been used coming from material sources. These include the imponderables like Sol and Magnetis as also these originate from material sources.
Immaterial sources have to my knowledge hardly been used, and if so met with great scepticism. Their basis is consciousness and since nobody can see that under a microscope or put it into a mortar the reserve is understandable. This doesn't mean though that this source can and should not be used.
I'm sure there are many ways, either based on spiritual practice or technology, in which remedies based on conscious purposely design, can be made. My personal experience is limited to those prepared by Peter Chappell. In his search for a simillimum for AIDS in Africa he couldn't find a suitable remedy in the then existing materia medica and found a way to create a simillimum without the use of material substance (see www.ARHF.nl). He has named his first remedy PC1 and developed many others later, which together are referred to as PC Resonances.
From Theory to Practice
In the above I have given several suggestions that the homeopathic community could pick up to further unfold the potential of homeopathy on a global level. Both quality and quantity count if the intention is to create a wave of healing that is strong and specific enough to create lasting change in the collective. In the following I will share some personal experiences and initiatives that have strengthened my belief that we as homeopaths can indeed extend our healing practice beyond individual pathology.
In 2005 with the help of Jürgen Becker I initiated a global proving. To this proving homeopaths from all continents participated and each took the remedy at the same local time, so you could say the remedy was unfolding going from East to West with the speed of the turning Earth. Three substances were proven with several months in between and the analysis of the first substance proved – Himalayan Salt – is almost finished and will be published in 2009. The analysis of the other two substances – natural silver and Arizona clay – will follow. One can imagine that hundreds of diaries make a huge amount of information and that processing these carefully takes a lot of time. The idea behind this kind of proving is that not only can a proving be used to get to know a substance but also to bring about an effect. From group provings we know that often more people besides those that take a physical dose of the remedy show symptoms. Besides that regularly synchronicities are reported occurring in the world that have meaning in the context of a proving being conducted. The larger the group of provers the wider the ripple caused by the proving substance will be. With some 200 homeopaths participating this was still a relatively small group and to study an effect beyond the participating individuals may be hard to determine, let be a global effect. (Follow the upcoming issues of Homoeopathic Links for an article on this first phase of the global proving.)
More could follow this first global proving and I invite those interested to pick up the challenge. Global provings involving a sufficient number of participants can awake the collective subconscious and thus bring the light of consciousness to a humanity that, based on the enormous suffering throughout the world, is in desperate need of it.
To create the kind of impact necessary to bring about real and lasting change many more people will need to be treated with homeopathy and in my experience the PC Resonances are ideal for that as their efficacy for some of the main conditions, like AIDS and malaria is I believe unparalleled. Treating HIV/AIDS, malaria, gonorrhoea, hepatitis etc in Africa has become incredibly simple. Based on this experience ARHF (Amma Resonance Healing Foundation) has requested Helios Pharmacy to compile a basic PC kit that includes a manual– the Amma4Africa Kit (available at www.helios.co.uk). The manual in a condensed and clear way explains the fundaments of treating epidemics, trauma and endemic diseases with homeopathy and how to apply the disease specific PC Resonances contained in the kit. A medically qualified person can be learned how to treat 14 conditions in a couple of hours. In Congo the concept has been tried out in a first clinic that now proudly wares the name Amma4Africa Clinic. Alongside the regular medical care they were already providing the PC kit is now used and more and more patients are coming and demand for this new treatment as they hear about the wonderful results. The experience with this simple, practical, cheap and effective concept is very promising and the amount of supervision needed to evaluate results with the nurses is limited. The ARHF does not have the intention or capacity to run clinics itself but wants to make this program available to all African countries and offers training and free remedies as support. Existing homeopathic clinics can easily add it to their programs but as said before any health worker can learn how to treat the major conditions the African people are suffering from in just a couple of hours. A strange notion, also for me, as like you I have walked the road of years of study and doing practice to be effectively able to stop a running nose. And here in just a few hours people can learn how to treat AIDS, malaria, war trauma, rape trauma, diabetes etc.
The first pages of this article I wrote in November on my way to Congo and Burundi. Now it is the end of January and I'm in Kenya and am just back from my second trip to Congo and Burundi. I cannot hide my excitement about the results I've seen there, nor do I wish to. Potentially this Amma4Africa concept can grow very fast as the investment in terms of time and funds to implement it in a clinic is minimal. The clinic in Congo is already planning to start mobile clinics for villages and to open more clinics in larger communities. Connections have been made from Burundi to Tanzania and Rwanda to also start clinics there. Among the nurses the interest to know more about homeopathy grows and a program with advanced courses to learn to also use classical homeopathy for all those cases where a genus epidemicus approach is insufficient will hopefully follow soon.
For a variety of reasons some homeopaths have reservations regarding Peter Chappell's remedies. I hope in the interest of those that can benefit from them that their need for help and the results I share with you will outweigh these reservations. Those interested in supporting this work in Africa, either by going there to teach health workers to use the basic kit, or to provide a second phase training in homeopathy, can contact the ARHF by writing to info@ARHF.nl. Together we can make a huge difference.
The intention is to create a similar kit for India where literally hundreds of thousands of homeopathic doctors are running clinics. The vast majority of them use clinical homeopathy, have no books, and work with a handful of remedies. A Amma4India Kit will improve their results considerably especially for the many epidemics present in India for which their present arsenal of remedies and knowledge is often insufficient. But also the small group that have developed themselves as classical homeopaths could help many more patients effectively if they would uses disease specific PC remedies for malaria, dengue fever etc and safe the time consuming individualised treatment for the symptoms and conditions that are not suited for this approach.
Cases of Epidemics, Trauma and Endemic Diseases
I will just give some short cases and will draw on those I have seen in Africa most recently. Many hundreds of cases I have treated with PC Resonances by now and their data collected. Altogether colleagues that have discovered their usefulness have treated thousands of cases of epidemic diseases with them in African countries as also India. The experience with PC Resonances for chronic diseases as a complementary or second simillimum mainly comes from Europe and the USA, but the results in Africa with what we could call endemic chronic diseases like diabetes are so stunning that these promise to become as important and useful there as those for epidemics and trauma. The cases below were treated in Burundi and Congo where I went on invitation by Floribert Kazingufu of Cherezi foundation who is setting up clinics in Congo, started an educational project for child soldiers and created a school for 600 children called Land of Hope. It is people like him that make a true difference and can stop the ongoing tragedy of killing and rape.
A Case of HIV/AIDS
Daniela is a seven-years-old girl born from HIV-positive parents that are both on ARVs. She herself was tested positive in 2004. Since 2006 she has symptoms. The last CD4 in June 2008 had gone down but the parents don't know the exact number. She uses bactrim. Her appetite is bad, she has an eruption in the mouth, and lacks the energy to play with other children.
Prescription: PC1AF (HIV/AIDS for female*) once daily 5 drops.
Follow-up two months later: the eruption in the mouth is gone. She is eating normally now, has gained two kilos and plays with other children. She used to be sick all the time but now she is well. Also her sleep has improved. She is just like any other child.
Comment: because of the very different social situation for men and women in Africa in relation to AIDS two different remedies have been designed for men and women.
A Case of HIV/AIDS
Juma is a six-year-old orphan boy (Africa today has 1,5 million AIDS orphans!). He was tested HIV-positive in May 2008 and was immediately put on ARVs. His last CD4 count measured in September was 110 units. His weight is 21 kilos. He suffers from skin eruptions that get infected, and has many times malaria or angina. He has lack of appetite, headache and pains all over the body.
Prescription: PC1AM (HIV/AIDS for male) once daily 5 drops
Follow-up after 4 weeks: weighing 22 kilos now. The angina, bronchitis and fever are gone and he has no more malaria.
Three weeks later: his CD4 has gone up to 175 units and his Karnofski score has gone up from 40 (disabled, special care needed) to 90 (normal, minor symptoms).
Two weeks later: all symptoms have now disappeared. He is a normal child.
Comment: HIV-positive AIDS orphans have to deal with AIDS as also the loss of the parents due to AIDS. As losing loved ones is part of the symptom totality of the epidemic it may be expected that PC1 as a genus epidemicus remedy for AIDS also covers the loss and grief. My impression with infected AIDS orphans is that PC1 does that as these children turn into happy children that play with others and enjoy themselves. A complementary remedy to PC1 can be PC309g (adoption trauma), which has been successfully used for orphans in general.
A Case of HIV/AIDS
Zagabe is a 53-year-old woman that developed the first symptoms of AIDS in 2002 and was diagnosed HIV-positive in 2004. With a CD4 count of 170 units she started using ARVs in 2005. She is also using septrim. Before she started with ARVs she was weighing 45 kilos. Since on ARVs she gained weight up to 62 kilos. Since June 2008 however she is losing weight again and has developed other symptoms of AIDS: tiredness, weakness, cough and chest pains. Clearly the ARVs are no longer working for her (therapy resistance, an increasing phenomenon) and again she is losing weight. Her weight at present is 57 kilos.
Prescription: PC1AF once daily 5 drops
Follow-up after 4 weeks: tiredness, weakness and cough have gone, but the chest still pains.
Three weeks later: now also the pain in the chest is gone. Her weight has increased with 5 kilos to 62 kilos.
Comment: an initial aggravation is one of the signs indicating that a remedy works. If there is an initial aggravation in AIDS patients this is often expressed as diarrhoea, as the following case illustrates. Also remarkable is the very rapid cure as in just two days she is restored back to health.
A Case of HIV/AIDS
Consolate is a 40-year-old woman tested HIV-positive in 1998 and probably had the first symptoms in 1992. She had been using ARVs since 2003 but she has become allergic to them and therapy resistance has set in. So she is losing weight and has all the typical symptoms: tired, weak, lack of appetite, muscle pains, joint pains, headache, pain in the abdomen and pain in the chest. Her weight is now 54 kilos.
Follow-up after two days: shortly after the first drops she gets more abdominal pain and that same night had a lot of diarrhoea – from 6 PM to 12 AM. Since taking the remedy she is sweating again, also at night. Ever since the symptoms of AIDS had set in again she had stopped sweating. Now she is sweating normally again and doesn't need to cover herself up at night any longer, as she is no longer cold (at night in Bujumbura it is usually still quite warm). She is also thirstier now. The pain in the abdomen and chest has already subsided considerably and for the rest she feels completely fine.
Two months later: no symptoms whatsoever and gaining weight.
A Case of Gonorrhoea
Jikito is a 36-year-old woman and is scheduled for an operation in two weeks. For three months already she is suffering from intense pains in the womb and continuous bloody discharge. It disables her considerably and she cannot work. An ultrasound she had with her showed cysts in the womb. On inquiring it appeared that two months before all this started she had an infection, which based on the symptoms and the prevalence of the disease, I assumed was gonorrhoea.
Prescription: PC180g (gonorrhoea) once daily 5 drops
Follow-up after 8 days: after the first dose she discharged great lumps of blood that looked like meat. The next day the pains were practically gone and she went back to work. Four days later she was beaming and cancelled the operation. Pain and discharge had completely stopped. On a new ultrasound the uterus appears completely normal now.
After 10 weeks: doing well, no complaints. In church she stood up and testified about the wonderful cure she experienced.
Comment: in Africa I observed the onset of a chronic complaint following an acute infection much more clearly than in Europe. Here the time between the infection with gonococcus and the onset of a chronic complaint was short as also the existence of the chronic complaint. Many more cases have been observed of complaints starting ever since an infection occurred; often 10 years are more ago. Recurrent bladder infections and/or vaginitis following gonorrhoea is very prevalent and PC180g (gonorrhoea) is extremely effective. Of course the partner is also advised to take it, and a partner having urinary complaints is a good confirmation of the diagnosis. I've seen lots of cases of infertility with a history of vaginitis, most likely gonorrhoea. We'll have to wait and see on the long term how many of these women will become pregnant. Starting with a bottle of PC180g (gonorrhoea) is a standard approach with infertility unless it is very clear there is another cause.
A Case of Gonorrhoea and Malaria
Christelle is 35 years and has malaria 10 times in a year, has a range of chronic malaria symptoms and besides that suffers from vaginitis with itching and discharge since 5 years.
Comment: I've observed several cases in which there is a relationship between malaria and gonorrhoea. In area's where malaria is endemic the immune system of healthy people is strong enough to prevent them from getting malaria. Gonorrhoea, and likely also the treatment of it, is one way of weakening the immune system, and several cases have been observed where people reported that they never had malaria until a couple of months following gonorrhoea. In those cases it is advisable to start with PC240m (malaria) to be followed by PC180g (gonorrhoea).
Prescription: a combination of curiosity and lacking dropper bottles made me combine PC180g and PC240m in one bottle. Lots of opinions about that, including my own, but let's see what the experience is here.
Follow-up after 5 days: in response to the medication she felt a pain in her right shoulder extending to the head which then went away. The pain she had in the lower abdomen doubled for a short time and then went away together with the discharge. The itching is a lot better since the discharge has stopped. The headaches and vertigo have improved as also cramps she used to have all over her body. The pain in her joints is completely gone. Her head is still sensitive to the sun.
After four weeks: all symptoms of chronic malaria and chronic vaginitis have gone. No malaria as yet.
After ten months: is completely fine. No malaria.
Comment: despite the combination she responded according the laws of healing. She had a short aggravation, and then was relieved of all symptoms and shows increased health by having no malaria as to now.
Comment: next to PC1 for HIV/AIDS the PC Resonance for malaria has the one that has been used most in previous years. Hundreds of cases of acute and chronic malaria have been treated with great success. Besides curative the remedy clearly also works prophylactic. At a school with 600 pupils the teachers treated a group of children that had malaria a lot for two weeks early November 2008. Their chronic symptoms resolved and they had no malaria any more until now (end of January 2009). In the not treated group malaria was still there so now all children in the school will be treated following the following protocol. PC240m once daily 5 drops on school days for two weeks. One month later once daily 5 drops for one week. After that once a month 5 drops. By the end of 2009 we expect to have a good impression of the results.
Comment: in acute malaria PC240m should be given every 30-60 minutes until clear improvement sets in and the intervals can be made longer. Although an acute attack is supposed to last 72 hours, once the treatment has started patients are normally well within 12 hours.
Comment: I have observed that in many cases of chronic malaria also typhoid is present. On PC240m the majority of the symptoms disappear but pain in the abdomen may remain for which complementary treatment is needed. PC302v is an option for that. It is not included in the Amma4Africa Kit and should be ordered separately.
A Case of Tuberculosis
Marie is a 70-year-old woman having chronic pulmonary tuberculosis since three years. In the beginning she was treated with antibiotics for six months and was okay for some time but then the complaints came back. She has a painful cough and coughs up blood every day. The abdomen has become painful from all the coughing.
Prescription: PC300t (tuberculosis) once daily 5 drops.
Follow-up after 5 days: on coming home after the first dose she coughed up a lot of blood, much more than normal. That was the last time she coughed up blood. The cough started to become less painful and since yesterday (fourth day) the cough has completed stopped.
After ten weeks: is reported still being well.
Comment: despite her age this woman shows a remarkable cure with an aggravation within hours after the first dose followed by a very rapid cure. Usually it takes longer for a patient to become well and my advice now is to take the remedy 2-3 times daily. Especially in AIDS-patients that often also have TB, as also lots of other infections, the patient may need more time to recover. If in an AIDS-patient TB is most prominent we advice to start with PC300t and to also give PC1 as soon as the TB symptoms are clearly subsiding. In cases where AIDS-symptoms are most prominent we start with PC1 and have observed that often the improved immune status is enough for the patient to clear tuberculosis on PC1 alone.
A Case of Rape and Gonorrhoea
Marcelline is 38 years old and was raped by two soldiers four years and became pregnant. It was an extra-uterine pregnancy and the foetus was aborted. Now during intercourse she has a lot of pain, "as if they are trying to put a tree inside". She has vaginal infection regularly. Every time she has pain she thinks about the rape, and every since the rape she is fearful on seeing a man. The joy of sex is gone, and instead she is afraid of it because of the pain. During intercourse anger comes out.
Prescription: PC435p (rape and sexual abuse) once daily 5 drops.
Comment: I had used this remedy only once in Holland with good results but had no idea whether and how it would work in Congo, where thousands and thousands of women have been raped by rebels or soldiers.
Follow-up after 10 weeks: "the thoughts about rape have disappeared. I have no longer an aversion to sex but desire it very much now. No more fear; I enjoy it now. When I see men I'm no longer afraid. No more anger even though having sex is still painful."
Nevertheless there are still the physical problems of pain with intercourse and vaginal discharge. The pain though doesn't raise anger anymore and doesn't prevent her from enjoying intercourse. Most likely this is caused by gonorrhoea due to the rape.
Prescription: PC180g (gonorrhoea) - no follow-up yet, but as many women with similar complaints improved on it I trust it will help her.
Comment: I as so happy with this wonderful result. On video you see the lady beaming with joy and to me it is amazing to see how just a few drops could rid her this past trauma. During my first trip to DR Congo, entering from Burundi into Kivu province, she was one of the few cases of rape that I saw, and all cases responded well. We were advised not go deeper into Congo, but on my second trip it seemed to be more quiet and we went to Bukavu, a city that saw the number of inhabitants double due to streams of refugees. There I treated more women and we hope to be able to set up a permanent clinic there. The women that shared their experiences with me made me aware of how the act of rape is only part, sometimes even a smaller part, of their trauma. Let me compile the typical story:
Rebels enter the house and demand the women to undress. She refuses after which they torture her with guns, knives and sticks. Many still carry scars from the severe wounds inflicted. Then several of them rape her in front of her children, or the children have escaped the house and try to hide in the woods. Elderly children they may take with them and kill them later or use them for their purposes as child soldiers. If the husband is there they first kill him. A way is to lock him into the hut and to set fire to it and then rape his wife. If the husband was not there and finds out about the situation he usually chases his wife and the (remaining) children away. They walk to the city where she tries to earn some money by carrying heavy loads. She earns just enough to pay some food for herself and the children, but as she cannot pay school fees her children are expelled from school, and have, as the women express it, no future. So many of these women experience trauma piled on trauma and end up doing the heaviest work for the lowest fee while their children roam the streets.
Although PC435p (rape) and PC304x (genocide/war trauma – see next case) give a wonderful healing response it may be clear that on a very practical level more is needed to improve the fate of these women and their children.
Not only in the war torn region of Rwanda, Burundi and Congo is rape a huge issue. In South Africa for instance a girl has a higher chance of being raped than to be taught how to read! One could say that rape is endemic to most of Africa making it a symptom of a collective derangement. The long term effects are of course huge, AIDS being just one expression of the underlying trauma. To stop this we can contribute by treating all victims of it, rapists and raped alike.
A Case of War Trauma
Zuwena is diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and dilatation of the heart. It all started in 1997 during her 4th pregnancy during the time that the war broke out. One day she woke up and found many dead bodies in the street and saw a dog eating from a dead body. That image has ever stayed with her. "Maybe", she says, "that cause my depression".
Prescription: PC304x (genocide / war trauma – a remedy made by Peter in Rwanda when he was confronted with the effects of the genocide of 1994) once daily 5 drops.
Follow-up after 6 days: after the remedy she first had an aggravation with pain in the chest. That pain is now gone. She is still easily out of breath but the images of the war are gone.
After 2 months: When a few days ago the police were searching the house looking for illegal immigrants the fear came back and she felt as if her heart broke into two. The images of the war never came back and she no longer dreams of the war. The heart symptoms are the same.
Prescription: repeat PC304x daily for one week and then start with Cactus 200K one dose per week.
Comment: since the focus of the paper is on collective issues the impression may arise that the normal homeopathic remedies no longer matter. That is far besides the truth and the above case shows how regular homeopathic remedies and PC Resonances can complement each other.
Comment: many more cases like this have been treated with PC304x with good results. It is the war, the genocide, that is the true totality of the disease and each patient has experienced a part of the horror and expresses a part of the totality of the symptoms.
In the same school where children were lined up to get 5 drops to treat malaria we also treated several children that had lost parents in the war (400 of the 600 children are orphan!) or had been recruited against their will (dragged from their parents' huts) to become child soldiers. Trauma is all over their faces, their eyes turned inside or staring into a void. When I returned to the school two months later I interviewed them and they told me how they had improved. That the tormenting thoughts and dreams had stopped. Their teachers told they could concentrate now in class and looked so much brighter.
Comment: many traumatised patients on narrating their symptoms say they have hypertension. What it boils down to is that they have anxiety with palpitation and hyperventilation and often fear of death.
In the Amma4Africa Kit there is a remedy for hypertension included because of the very positive experiences with it in a clinic in Kenya. There they have treated lots of cases with true hypertension with good results. My personal experience with hypertension in Holland using classical homeopathy is not very positive, but PC423z (hypertension) works very well in Africa.
A Case of diabetes
Zaituni is a 51-year-old woman that was diagnosed having diabetes in 1993. She injects insulin. She complaints of pain in the lower back, she has to urinate very often and sometimes the urine doesn't come immediately. Glycaemia 345,9 mg/dl (N55-115) or 19,2 Mmol/l
Prescription: PC158n (diabetes mellitus – all forms) once daily 5 drops.
Follow-up 10 weeks later: "I'm no longer urinating a lot of times. The mouth is no longer dry and I don't need to drink a lot of water any more." Her blood sugars have become normal! Already two weeks after starting the remedy the blood sugar went down from 19,2 to 5,6 Mmol/l.
Comment: I had little to no experience with this remedy and my general experience with treating diabetes with homeopathy was simply not as I would love it to be – free from symptoms and back to normal blood sugars. So these results in Africa have been a big surprise for me. We can have all kinds of convictions and theories but cannot deny reality. I used to be a strong believer of the dogma that a case of diabetes as many other chronic diseases should be individualised. The clinic in Congo has now treated more than a dozen of cases and a response as in the above cases is their general experience! We cannot ignore that and need to understand that an ideal treatment for a chronic disease combines a disease specific simillimum with a patient specific simillimum. With diabetes in Africa just the resonance for diabetes alone appears to be enough. Diabetes could be called endemic in Africa and is based on a genetic preposition as also culture and diet. My impression is that there is a very simple rule that will usually hold true: the more common a disease is the less it is necessary to individualise for the patient.
The following case simply left me silent.
A Case of Diabetes
Zakia is a 40-year-old woman. She was diagnosed with diabetes in 2005 and takes insulin since 2007. Despite the insulin her blood sugar is still 189 mg/dl.
Prescription: PC158n (diabetes) once daily 5 drops.
Follow-up: she has been followed up by the nurse who reports the below after 10 weeks treatment. Her tiredness improved quickly and is now completely gone. Before she could only walk short distances but now there are no limitations and she is much more active. Due to this and to the fact that her appetite is no longer increased her weight went down from 75 to 68 kilos. Without consulting the nurse she decided to stop injecting insulin, as her simple reasoning was that she was feeling fine. Without insulin she keeps feeling well and on checking her blood sugar this appeared now to be normal - 78 mg/dl.
Comment: in large parts of Africa people need to pay their medication themselves. With diabetes we have seen people telling that sometimes, when they can afford it, they take a tablet or an injection. Others can never afford it. With an effective remedy that hardly costs anything this provides a wonderful alternative.
I could include many more cases. They would all add to the same conclusion.
Yes We Can!
- We can treat endemic and collective trauma effectively and thus by using a genus epidemicus approach heal the collective and prevent whatever else would have grown out of the trauma – repeated trauma, epidemic diseases, chronic diseases.
- We can treat epidemics effectively. Easier than with one remedy for one disease as in the above cases it can hardly be imagined. The consequence is that in countries lacking homeopathic skills nevertheless all suffering from epidemic diseases can be treated homeopathically. All that is needed is a short training.
- Yes, there are diseases that do respond well to a diseased oriented prescription, ideally complemented with individualised treatment. It means that classical homeopathy and clinical homeopathy are allies instead of foes and together can successfully answer to the needs of our time.
Source Resonance to Boost Immunity against COVID-19
Since 2009 a lot has happened in Africa concerning the use of Source Resonances (PC Resonances). PC Malaria for instance has proven to be so successful in preventing malaria that it is being used on a large scale now in schools. In 2019 the Africa Malaria Preventing Project (AMPP) prevented malaria in 322.000 children and adults while some 52.000 people were treated for HIV/AIDS and many other conditions. The interested reader can find an extensive article on malaria prevention here:
How can the same approach that is so successfully used to prevent and treat many infectious conditions be used to boost immunity against COVID-19?
How is a Source Resonance made?
How can the one specific for COVID-19 be used?
Our remedies can only reach a small part of the world's population. How can we still help those that can't get homeopathic remedies any place near to where they live?
Source Resonances are a new development akin to homeopathy, based on many of its principles and practices and using a new form of resonance. In this new technology putting information directly into water creates the homeopathic resonance and no substance is ever involved.
In homeopathy the process of medicine preparation usually starts with a primary substance derived from an animal, plant or mineral source. This substance is diluted in alcohol and then goes through a technique known as ‘potentisation', a progressive process of dilution and succussion (shaking with impact) during which any toxic elements are eliminated and the curative potential amplified. The water stores and ‘remembers' the information from the crude substance at a subtle level and in higher potencies does not retain a single molecule of the original substance – rather it holds an ‘energetic imprint'. The end product is a medicine, which through homeopathic resonance has the potential to stimulate the immune system and restore health.
The technology for making Source Resonances has evolved from the way homeopathic medicines are usually made. Using the same technology, disease-specific Source Resonances have been prepared for a variety of epidemic diseases, based on an analysis of the totality of the symptoms belonging to each of those diseases.
In this new technology putting information directly into water creates the homeopathic resonance and no substance is ever involved. This means that, similar to high homeopathic potencies, the resonances created using this new approach do not contain a molecule of substance, in contrast to conventional pharmacology.
To make a Source Resonance, a synthesized pattern totality of the disease is imprinted onto water. This crystallized totality is based on the physical and psychological aspects as expressed in the acute and chronic state of the disease. It works on an informational and energetic level only. There is no physical component to the information imprinted onto the water.
Source Medicine & Amma Resonance Healing Foundation
Developed by co-directors Peter Chappell and Leilani van Koten, Source Medicine is a not-for-profit UK business for enhancing well being and conscious evolution. It is responsible for development, production, validation and supply of resonances in pill and audio forms as well as training on their application.
Source Resonances (also known as PC Remedies) for epidemic and infectious diseases have been successfully used in Africa by the Amma Resonance Healing Foundation since 2002 in many thousands of cases of malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis, syphilis etc. Also the SR for the regular flu has been used with good results for many years.
Source Resonances in pill form are made available by Source Medicine to licensed pharmacies that further produce and distribute them.
How the bird flu pandemic that didn't happen prepare us for COVID-19
In 2005, when a bird flu pandemic was expected, the question arose as to how to get a remedy to all those needing it as prevention or support during infection? Clearly in a worst-case scenario, with millions of people getting infected in a short amount of time with high rates of casualties, sending granules to pharmacies and homeopaths might be very difficult and slow. We realised that if an epidemic, as the world experienced with the Spanish flu, were to happen today, the world as we know it might stop functioning. Absenteeism through sickness and the fear of infection could paralyze economics. Pharmacies might not receive stock or be forced to close; distribution might not function etcetera. With this worst-case scenario in mind Peter Chappell (founder of Source Medicine) experimented with imprinting a healing resonance in music instead of water.
As sound can be added to emails as attachment, downloaded from a web-site, forwarded by cell phones, played on cell phones, computers, iPads, iPods etcetera this was thought to be the best option for rapid world-wide availability of a healing resonance should the need arise. Although a massive need for it has not been necessary until 2020, the technique was tested out on several conditions – like malaria, HIV/AIDS, flu, chicken pox and herpes – and has proven to be effective. This sound-based technology is for instance the very basis of LEAP, the extremely successful Learning Enhancement Africa Project from which many African children benefit. As a result, Source Medicine and ARHF were fully prepared to create a response to the current pandemic of COVID-19, both in the usual pill form as also using sound.
SR Releasing Coronavirusses - Supporting evolving through all the effects of all Coronaviruses including MERS-CoV; SARS-CoV; SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19, 2019-nCoV)
Homeopathy has over 200 years of experience in the prevention and treatment of epidemics. Based on that long history and the symptoms observed in patients suffering from COVID-19, the SR for coronaviruses has been specifically made by Source Medicine in response to the current coronavirus outbreak.
The SR Releasing Coronaviruses can be used to boost the immune system against SARS-CoV-2. When the immune system is prepared this can prevent infection or see to it that infection only runs a mild course. In pill form SR Releasing Coronaviruses has the code name SR2424c.
If distribution is an issue the same SR is also available as audio file. This means that wherever one is in the world, as long as there is internet the resonance can be used. A coronavirus app makes it possible to also listen offline on a smart phone.
Dropper bottle for patients
For a patient it is recommended to prepare a dropper bottle. For a 10ml dropper bottle dissolve one granule, let it stand for 15 minutes to dissolve and then bang the bottle 5 times with force on a wooden surface (wood is hard enough to create sufficient g-force but will not break the bottle). SR2424c can safely be combined with any other form of treatment.
- Once daily 5 drops after each time banging the bottle 5 times.
SR2424c can be used in all stages of COVID-19. No homeopathic skills are needed to use it efficiently. A positive test for COVID-19 is the only requirement to prescribe it.
- In mild cases give 3 drops every 6-8 hours (bang 5 times before each dose).
- In severe cases give 3 drops every 30 minutes; once symptoms improve slowly increase the intervals in time (bang 5 times before each dose)
The audio file works similarly to the pill form and can also be used to prevent infection and to support those that are infected. The audio file has especially been developed so we can also reach those that live remote from us, like the peoples in Africa and those living in other rural areas.
More information by ARHF on COVID-19
1 – The different ways (app, download, online streaming) in which the free Source Resonance for COVID-19 can be obtained can be found here: Source Resonance to boost immunity against coronavirus infection
2 – A page written especially for the general audience on different ways of boosting immunity, including homeopathic remedies but also herbs and supplements, can be found here: How to boost immunity against COVID-19
3 – A more extensive analysis of the genus epidemicus, including the main homeopathic remedies based on the experience and advice of leading homeopaths, can be found here: Coronavirus Advice for Homeopaths
4 – Further inspirational thoughts and information can be found here: Inspiration: COVID-19 – a wake-up call
More Information on Source Resonances
- Source Medicine: www.sourcemedicine.zone
- Amma Resonance Healing Foundation: www.ARHF.nl
- Peter Chappell. The Second Simillimum. Homeolinks Publishers. Haren (NL) 2005
- Peter Chappell & Harry van der Zee. Homeopathy for Diseases. Homeolinks Publishers. Haren (NL) 2012.
- Amma4Africa Manual – Basic guide to treat infectious diseases and trauma: free e-book at www.ARHF.nl
- Harry van der Zee: Africa Malaria Prevention Project:
- Gunhild Quante. Trauma Relief – My experience in using Trauma Resonances:
- Achieng, Hongo, Akpabio, Balikwisha, Omondi, Chappell & van der Zee. Treating Sickle Cell Disease in Africa: