Pandemic COVID-19: Homeopathic prevention and treatment experiences

Author(s): Dr. Nisanth KM Nambison, Dr. Smita N Nambison and Dr. Abhishek Dhar Dwivedi
Coronavirus disease COVID-19 caused by recently identified Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), causes pneumonia-like symptoms such as fever, dry cough, and breathlessness. Due to lack of definitive treatment, physicians worldwide started exploring repurposed drugs, but, without any major breakthrough. Homeopathy has a history of offering preventive as well as curative medication in earlier epidemics and pandemics. Four cases of COVID-19 were treated with homeopathy alongside the standard care provided by the Hospital to which they were admitted. Two out of the four cases were high-risk patients with co-morbidity. Three classic cases of prevention of COVID-19 in very close contact has also been mentioned. All four cases including the high-risk cases of COVID-19 recovered fully without any complications and prevention was achieved in close contact cases with the use of Homeopathy. Learnings thereof have been discussed for larger further studies to explore the Homeopathic offerings to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Research on to find homeopathic cure of Covid

Today, the number of corona patients is increasing across the country due to the global pandemic of Covid-19 disease. Almost every field of the medical world is trying to find a solution of this dreaded disease. In this set of circumstances, research work is being done on its treatment through the method of homoeopathy.

Homeopathic doctors can help Covid-19 (corona) patients suffering from similar symptoms with the help of Homoeopathic Digital Library - Repertory, successfully and free from the symptoms of this dreaded disease. This was said by Dr Nisanth Nambison, a renowned research doctor of the country posted in the research department of the Government Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital.

He was speaking as a keynote speaker at the International Webinar on ‘Covid-like illness and advanced tools and strategy for effective prescribing’, organized by the Govt Homoeopathic Medical college and hospital, Bhopal on Sunday.

In this International Webinar, apart from Dr Nisanth Nambison, Dr Roger Van Zandvoort from the Netherlands (currently in Thailand) and Dr. Edward van Grinsven (who is currently in France) also put their opinion on the role of homeopathic repertory in the disease like Covid through this webinar. While Dr Roger Van Zandvoort emphasized on closely studying patient symptoms for effective use of the digital library of homeopathy, Dr Edward van Grinsven shared the latest techniques for studying patient symptoms on mobile and computer by which presently, homeopathic doctors from other countries of the world are seeing good effects of homeopathy in patients suffering from Covid. Dr Nisant Nambison explained many ways to use technology effectively in homeopathic telemedicine.

The principal of Government Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Dr SK Mishra inaugurating this webinar, said that in this global epidemic, corona has presented many challenges in front of humanity, we have to accept them. Along with this, he gave information about the effectiveness and usefulness of homeopathy as well as in the treatment of corona patients admitted in Government  Homoeopathic hospital, Bhopal.

It is worth mentioning that in addition to India, more than 1000 medical practitioners from Indonesia, Ghana, Kuwait, France, USA, and other, world-renowned medical practitioners participated in this International Webinar. This webinar was supported by North American Medical College of Homoeopathy Ontario, Canada, and the Indian Homoeopathic Medical Association, as well as and Homeo Book Journals. In this online dialogue, international speakers also churned out how homeopathic doctors made their prescriptions effective on such diseases.

During the corona infection, the Government medical college and hospital did a commendable job of brainstorming on treatment by the homeopathic doctors in this epidemic through this International online communication. Certainly, this webinar will help all homeopathic doctors to better treat corona infection and to choose medicines.

Chief Convener of this program, Dr Narendra Sharma and co-convenor Dr Abhishek Dhar Dwivedi thanked all the national and international organizations and participants for their cooperation and success of the program.


Homeopathy and other AYUSH clinical trials are ahead in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh

HYDERABAD: Analysis of the clinical trials registry at ICMR’s National Institute of Medical Statistics reveals more number of clinical trials of Covid-19 drug in progress by AYUSH, leaving behind those in allopathy in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

While Hyderabad is at the forefront of research for development of vaccine research in the pharma sector, drug trials in ayurveda, yoga & naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy (AYUSH) for Covid-19 treatment are much ahead.
Altogether 18 clinical trials in Telangana and 20 in Andhra Pradesh are AYUSH-based, with hundreds of volunteers, including those from the police department recruited for trials.

National Institute of Indian Medical Heritage based in Hyderabad has been doing several clinical trials.

“In view of no vaccine or treatment available for Covid-19, there is a need to investigate the potential intervention. Although there are lot of clinical studies ongoing across the world, there is a scope for traditional systems of medicine also in these types of pandemic conditions, where masses of population are affected,” Dr PVV Prasad of the institute says.

“In classical textbooks of traditional medicines, such type of outbreaks has been explained and their possible treatment. This is an attempt to investigate the role of ayurveda intervention in prophylaxis of Covid-19 infection to save the healthy population from being infected,” he said.

The institute is doing clinical trials with ashwagandha (withania somnifera) as a prophylactic measure among high risk population.

National Research Institute of Unani Medicine in Skin Diseases, based in Hyderabad is carrying out trials of the use of joshanda (decoction) and khameera marwareed, tiryaq-e-arba unani medicine for prophylactic interventions on the population at risk of Covid-19. A study will be carried out on a total sample size of 40,000.

The National Institute of Indian Medical Heritage is using chyavanprash lehyam as a prophylactic measure in Telangana.

At hotspots of Covid-19 in both Telangana and Andhra, arsenicum album – 30 drug is distributed as a prophylactic for Covid-19 as part of research.

In another study to evaluate the effect and safety of a phytopharmaceutical drug in the treatment of novel coronavirus infection, purified aqueous extract of cocculus hirsutus (A.Q.C.H.) tablets are used in Gandhi hospital by Sun Pharma.

In allopathy trials, one of the major ones that are funded by WHO and ICMR is on at the Gandhi hospital, apart from other hospitals in the country.

The trial is to study the effects of additional treatments by use of remdesivir, chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir with ritonavir, lopinavir with ritonavir plus interferon for patients hospitalised and receiving treatment due to Covid-19.

The study is led at the national level by ICMR-National AIDS Research Institute, Pune.

Similar trials are being held at Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad, while the use of vitamins, ivermectin and povidone iodine is on in Andhra Pradesh.

Dr Raj Sharma MBBS MD Owner of Life Care Hospital get the benefit of homeopathy from COVID

DR RAJ SHARMA, MD(Medicine) - LIFE CARE HOSPITAL, Ahmedabad, Sufferred from Covid Pneumonia and got Cured very swiftly with Homoeopathic treatment. Listen to his Testimony about HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT  for COVID 19.....

1. What more is needed? Simply KNOW that Homoeopathy already has rich reserviour of remedies for Covid 19, and Homoeopathy treats person as a whole, not just the virus....No need to hunt for remedies for each new Virus...Absolutely different platform than allopathy....Homoeopathic Remedies Immuno-Modulates patient's Immune System from Hypo/Hyper Response to Optimum Response

2. Listen to such testimonies & you will forget the word Homoeopathic drug "trial" for Covid 19 & instead rather would ask for Deputing Homoeopathic Doctors at Covid Centres for treating Patients Homoeopathically.

3. Just Depute Homoeopathic Doctors for 1 month with proper equivalent consolidated pay & enhance the result....Even it will reduce the exchequer on the State & Central Government.