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Homeopathic Influenza Remedy - Oscillococcinum for Flu
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Swine Flu Pandemic April 2009
Breaking News: Swine Flu
You might think this is old news, but in reality, this is very important information for everyone being bombarded with pressure to get your influenza vaccination. You want to be informed and educated about what you can do to prevent flu and to support your system through the symptoms. Influenza has a short incubation period which means that if you've contacted someone or been in an infected area a number of weeks ago there is no need to worry. To be sure check the flu symptoms and call your health care provider to see if you need to be under quarantine.
NOTE: Many of the deaths that occurred in the great 1918 Flu pandemic can be attributed to the use of aspirin which lowers fever and prevents the body's immune system to fight against the virus by raising the temperature of the body.
The World Health Organization said tests showed the virus in 12 of the Mexican patients had the same genetic structure as a new strain of swine flu, designated H1N1, seen in eight people in California and Texas.
If you typically use homeopathic remedies in your self-care protocol you might like to visit Homeopathy World Community and visit the Discussion Forum on Colds, Influenza & Epidemics.
Remember, the last swine flu episode was very short lived. Get plenty of sunshine, vitamin D and vitamin C.
Reading The Label: Anas barbariae hepatis et cordis extractum 200CK HPUS?
Homeopathic medicines use Latin names, the international scientific denomination for source materials. The active ingredient, Anas barbariae hepatis et cordis extractum, is the extract of Muscovy duck liver and heart.
The "200CK" indicates that the duck heart and liver have been homeopathically diluted by 100 and the process is repeated 200 times. The K indicates that it is prepared by the Korsakovian method, which means a single vessel is repeatedly emptied, refilled and vigorously shaken (or "succussed," in homeopathic terminology) by a machine calibrated to vibrate 150 times in 7.5 seconds. It is assumed that 1 percent remains in the vessel each time.
In other words, every time it's diluted, 99 percent of the molecules originally in the active ingredient are removed.
HPUS: Homeopathic remedies are prepared according to the guidelines listed in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States.
Uses: Unlike supplements, homeopathic products are required to list the symptoms the product is intended to treat.
Brand New Oscillo Video About Celebrities Who Use Oscillococcinum
Influenza Hits Hard
FLU.GOV is where you will hear all the government rhetoric and fear propaganda. If you have not been listening and watching Dr Tenpenny and Dr Eisenstadt and many others then please take all that is said with a grain of salt.
Influenza comes on strong. One minute you're feeling fine and the next, bam! Suddenly, you are feeling weak, sweaty, chills, trembly, sneezing like mad, tummy aches and cramps, can't think straight, and you just want to go home to bed.
Tender Loving Care
Post this article on the fridge so you remember what to do. And if the flu hits before you take this preventative step, give yourself a break from work and obligations. Snuggle up in bed and get someone to take care of you.
Double-Blind Studies of Oscillococcinum
Oscillococcinum has been shown to decrease symptoms of flu for a significant number of patients.
A double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study of 100 patients showed that, when given at the onset of influenza-like symptoms, Oscillococcinum worked better than the placebo in reducing the symptoms of chills (85.7% vs. 57.1%), stiffness (72.5% vs. 41.9%) and fever (79.1% vs. 40%). Also 80% of patients given Oscillococcinum' reported the treatment to be a success vs. 38% in the placebo group.'
In a double-blind, clinical trial of 300 patients with influenza-like symptoms, 55% of the patients taking Oscillococcinum' reported no chills after four days, compared with 27% of the placebo- controlled group. More patients in the Oscillo' group also reported no aches after four days-70% were ache-free compared with 48% in the placebo group. Fever in the Oscillococcinum' group was significantly lower starting on the I second day of the treatment, compared to the placebo group.'
In a double-blind, clinical trial of 478 patients published in The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology in 1989, researchers studied Oscillococcinum's effect on nine influenza-like symptoms-fever, headaches, stiffness, lumbar and particular pain, shivers, cough, coryza and fatigue - versus a placebo. The proportion of patients who recovered within 48 hours of treatment was significantly superior among the Oscillo group than the placebo group.
A recent double-blind, clinical trial of 372 patients performed by f researchers at a German University and published in April 1998 yielded results similar to those published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (above). The complete disappearance of symptoms after 48 hours was significantly superior among the Oscillo group than among the placebo group. This clinical trial also showed that treatment of influenza-like symptoms with Oscillococcinum' has positive effect on the decline of symptoms and on the duration of the disease.
Oscillococcinum also called Anas barbariae hepatis
There are a few homeopathic approaches for the onset of flu. As soon as I notice those body aches and pains and realize this isn't a regular cold, that's when I take a dose of Oscillococcinum.
How To Take The Remedy
- The package will recommend downing the entire tube of little pellets. This is totally unnecessary. You can place 3-4 pellets under your tongue, and repeat that a few times every hour to see if your symptoms lessen.
- If you prefer not to take the dry dose, or you are giving the Oscillococcinum to an infant or child, you can drop a few pellets into 4-6 ounces of water, stir the glass and give by teaspoonful or let the child sip the glass.
You can begin taking a dose of this homeopathic remedy as the winter flu season begins and repeat a dose each week or every other week to build your immune system.
This makes your purchase last a lot longer than one season.
- Convenient - does not need refrigeration
- Does not get outdated if properly kept in storage away from microwaves, damp areas, sunlight exposure
- No side effects - no drowsiness or stimulation
- Safe for workers operating vehicles and machinery
- Natural ingredients [no preservatives or mercury]
- Easy and pleasant to take
- Safe for all ages
- Safe for individuals with disease such as: cardiovascular disease, prostate disease, hypertension, glaucoma, thyroid disease, kidney or liver disorders or diabetes
- Reduces flu symptoms within days
- Reduces duration of illness
- Build the immune system
- Remember to take at first onset of fever, chills, body aches and pains
Where is oscillococcinum manufactured?
A French homeopathic pharmaceutical company, Boiron, produces it in Lyon, France fresh each year.
What is it made from?
Just one Muscovy duck is sacrificed to obtain an extract of its heart and liver, which contain the animal's natural flu resistant antibodies to make enough remedy for everyone. Influenza originates from a fowl virus. Maybe I should write a 'foul' virus.
However, since it is a 'homeopathic' remedy it goes through a dilution and succussion process that only retains the energetic characteristics of the original substance [fowl organ], which is placed upon a tiny sugar tablet. Through this process any original toxin or poison is nullified and it becomes a healing agent, based upon the fundamental principle of "likes cures likes."
If you think about it, we know that grandma's homemade 'chicken soup' with it's own natural penicillin properties helps improve our colds. Those lovely poultry come in handy for soothing upper respiratory illness, especially when we taste the warmed, salty broth that opens our sinuses and comforts our soul.
Boiron reports that sales have grown about 20 percent a year during the past few years, reaching about $200 million in 1995. You can find oscillo in grocery, pharmacy and health food stores around the world, in addition to all online stores.
Influenzinum Homeopathic Remedy
Influenzinum can be given as pro-active treatment, the same as oscillococcinum.
It is just as safe, effective, and gentle with no side effects.
If you already have flu symptoms, it is best to take the oscillococcinum and to review the unique symptoms of the person so you can select a specific homeopathic remedy that matches the way the person's vital force deals with the illness.
Using common sense and basic care:
- 2000 units Vitamin D supplement ~ see Mercola Video Below
- Drink plenty of fluids to help loosen mucus, soothe your sore throat, and replace fluids lost because fever causes dehydration.
- Do not drink alcohol, it will dry the tissues in your throat
- Drink plenty of Vitamin C drinks, like orange juice if it doesn't irritate your stomach [ some say 1000 gm]
- Get plenty of rest
- Use sponge bath for fever
- Oreganol tincture drops in water or directly under tongue helps open sinus
- Stop smoking
- Drink ginger tea for upset stomach and nausea
- Chicken soup! with ginger, garlic, parsley astragalus root
- Salt water gargle - 1/4 teaspoon per 8 ounces water
- Zinc echinacea lozengers
- Vitamin E oil, olive oil or flaxseed oil applied to chapped lips
Another product that contains Influenzinum, Baccilinum, plus two flu remedies Nux vomica and Gelsemium all in one is called BaniFlu [ see NativeRemedies company ]
A liquid formulation called L52 contains 10 homeopathic ingredients: Eupatorium perf., Aconite, Bryonia, Amica, Gelsemium, China, Belladonna, Drosera, Polygala and Eucalyptus .
Limit Cold Medications to Children
A recent FDA recommendation no longer recommends giving over-the-counter cold and cough medication to children under the age of six.
There is concern over the safety and effectiveness of antihistamines, decongestants, anti-tussins and expectorants because these drugs have only been tested on adults.
There have been a number of side effects and deaths attributed to the use of these medications.
There are natural alternatives, in addition to riding out the illness.
- Moisturizing the air with a cool steam vaporizer
- Use saline nose drops or spray for a runny stuffy nose
- Using a rubber nose bulb for infant or netti pot to clear congestion
- Grandma's chicken soup
- Use herbal teas [see list below]
Top Four Homeopathic Remedies for Influenza
Listen to the radio show with National Experts explaining these remedies:
- Nux vomica
- Arsenicum album
Are You Prepared for the Flu This Year?
I have already taken a homeopathic prophylaxis remedy...
Build Up Immunity Over a Lifetime
There are over 200 viruses that irritate your throat and sinuses causing coughs and colds symptoms. Once you catch a cold from a specific virus, you gain immunity to it by producing antibodies. However, that doesn't mean that you become immune to another of the viruses that can cause a cold. This is why you can get many colds during your lifetime.
Herbal Supplements That May Be Effective
Teas, Oils, Capsules with Healing Properties
- Wild Indigo
- White Pine
- Essential Oil Monoterpenes
- Panax ginseng
- Vitamin C
- Green Tea Extract
- Ivy Leaf
- Pelargonium sidoides
- Thymus Extract
What people want to know about oscillo
A Safe for flu during pregnancy and for kids or people with diabetes.
People simply don't know how to spell or say the name of this medicine oscillococcinum and they want to know if it is safe to take during pregnancy and for kids.
And since it is energy medicine there are not interactions with other medications including people taking oscillo and alcohol. Probably people have old fashioned remedies that put milk with alcohol or other mixtures to keep people warm during a chill. It is not recommended to be drinking.
Many people want to know exactly how do you take it?
There are instructions on the container, but homeopaths provide individualized directions for dosage.
Whether you call it a homeopathic medicine or a homeoeopathic flu remedy, when people search homeopathic remedies for flu there are so many ways people spell it when they don't know how including: oscillococcinum, occillococcinum, oscillococinum, oscillo for short
Homoeopathic Oscillococcinum does not prevent influenza but might shorten the length of the illness
The Cochrane Collaboration
Influenza (the flu) is a highly infectious respiratory disease caused by viruses. Other than treatments for complications (such as pneumonia) conventional medical treatment is bed rest. Homeopathy is a system based on 'curing like with like', often using highly diluted substances. Oscillococcinum is a homoeopathic preparation manufactured from wild duck heart and liver (common sources of influenza). It is claimed that Oscillococcinum (or similar homeopathic medicines) can be taken either regularly over the winter months to prevent influenza or as a treatment. Trials do not show that homoeopathic Oscillococcinum can prevent influenza. However, taking homoeopathic Oscillococcinum once you have influenza might shorten the illness, but more research is needed.
From Study of the Month at Homeonet
Unfortunately, some MDs have a mocking point of view and say that this remedy does not have any effect on influenza, except that it may hydrate you like taking water. The idea that this message gets play on ABC News station is sad and one day they will eat their words.
60 Minutes 1976 Segment Reveals the Truth About Swine Flu Vaccine
Why Push the Flu Shot?
Dr. Mercola Says Take One Dose 2000 Units Vitamin D/KG Body Weight Instead of Flu Shot for 3 Days
70% of Doctors Do Not Get the Flu Shot !
Dr. Donald Miller, a cardiac surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington, recommends avoiding the flu shot and taking vitamin D instead. According to Dr. Miller, “Seventy percent of doctors do not get a flu shot.”
Health officials say that every winter 36,000 people will die from it. But the National Vital Statistics Reports compiled by the CDC show that only 1,138 deaths a year occur due to influenza alone -- more than34,000 of the “36,000″ flu deaths are actually pneumonic and cardiovascular deaths.
There is also a lack of evidence that young children benefit from flu shots. In fact, a systematic review of 51 studies involving 260,000 children age 6 to 23 months found no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo. But there is also a risk of harm from the flu vaccine itself, particularly from the mercury, aluminum, and formaldehyde it contains.
A randomized trial found that the incidence of influenza in infants whose mothers had a flu shot during their pregnancy was 4%. The incidence of flu in infants whose mothers did not have a flu shot was 10%. (NEJM 2008;359:) In the study, flu shots reduced the relative risk of influenza illness in infants by a seemingly impressive 63%, yet only 6 out of 100 infants actually benefited from the shot. The other 94 received no benefit – 4 got influenza anyway – and all are at risk from being harmed by the vaccine, particularly from the mercury, aluminum, and formaldehyde in it. - Donald Miller, MD
- Mercury: Two-thirds of the vaccines made for the 2008–09 flu season contain full-dose thimerosal, an organomercury compound, 49% mercury by weight. It is used to disinfect the vaccine. Each of these flu shots contain 25 micrograms of mercury, a mercury content of 50,000 part per billion, 250 times more than the Environmental Protection Agency’s safety limit. Mercury is a neurotoxin, with a toxicity level 1,000 times that of lead.
- Formaldehyde, a known cancer-causing agentis used to inactivate the virus.
- Aluminum, added to promote an antibody response,is a neurotoxin that may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease.
- Other additives in the flu vaccine include:
- Triton X-100 (a detergent)
- Polysorbate 80
- carbolic acid
- ethylene glycol (antifreeze)
- various antibiotics such as neomycin, streptomycin, and gentamicin that can cause allergic reactions
Sources: Eco Child's Play Doctor Recommends Avoiding Flu Shot, Taking Vitamin D Instead