Homeopathy in the Covid-19 Pandemic: Opportunities, Challenges and the Road Ahead
Drs. Raj K. Manchanda and Meeta Gupta discuss homeopathy in the covid-19 pandemic, including its potential, historical successes and current research needed to identify remedies for prevention and treatment.
COVID-19 is a new disease and no proven preventive and treatment modalities are available, even in homeopathy. Homeopathic medicines, based on the unique symptoms of the patient and the general features of the disease have been used in preventing and managing diseases in the past, irrespective of their causative organism.
There is a globally coordinated effort to obtain experience and identify the homeopathic remedies that are most promising in the treatment and prevention of COVID-19 related symptoms.
An effective, evidence-based, multidisciplinary strategy needs to be put in place to investigate homeopathic drugs for this pandemic and to validate their indications. This will be conveyed to practitioners for wide application, to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.
Also, new homoeopathic drugs may be prepared from the biological material and immunological signalling molecules specific to COVID-19, followed by safety and clinical trials.