3 Homeopathic Approaches to Measles
Measles is a profoundly contagious virus spread through the air when infected people sneeze and cough. The largest number of measles cases occurs in underdeveloped regions of Asia and Africa that have low per capita incomes and a lack of health infrastructure. Measles does not have a cure, and vaccination represents the best way to prevent measles, according to the World Health Organization.
Dr. Andrew Weil recommends children take at least 5,000 international units of mixed carotenoids, including vitamin A, to help boost the body's natural immune system. Weil notes the worst measles outbreaks in less developed countries occur in areas where people have vitamin A deficiencies.
Vitamin A supports the skin and mucous membranes to help repel viruses and bacteria more effectively. Adults should take 15,000 international units of mixed carotenoids daily. These substances are most commonly found in multivitamins. Several vegetables contain large amounts of vitamin A, including carrots, leaf lettuce, kale and spinach.
Mitigate Vaccine Symptoms
When children get an allopathic vaccine, parents can take steps to mitigate the effects of the immunization. Immediately after the vaccination, give the child 30c of aconitum, with repeated doses given twice a day for three days. The "c" represents a dilution factor, and in this case, 30c means a solution diluted by a factor of 10 to the 60th power. Aconitum may be effective in treating the early stages of measles.
After aconitum, give the child thuja at 30c twice a day for four days. Two to four weeks after the vaccination, give 200c of nosode made from an immunizing agent, if that type of preparation is available. When using homeopathic remedies, consult a homeopathic doctor and take as prescribed and with the correct concentrations.
Take Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic doctors use several substances to help treat measles patients depending on the symptoms displayed. Medicines helpful during the early stages of measles include aconitum and belladonna. Early-stage symptoms include high fever, restlessness, redness in the face and lack of thirst. Pulsatilla is a common remedy for mild cases of measles where the patient has low fever, nasal discharge and profuse tearing of the eyes. Less frequently used remedies include bryonia, euphrasia, gelsemium and sulfur.
Thanks to vaccines, measles outbreaks in developed countries are rare. Occasionally, measles cases occur due to travel in less developed countries and because some children are not immunized against the disease. Homeopathic approaches to measles may help lessen the effects of the disease and reduce possible complications from the vaccine. All patients should first consult a licensed physician before going to a homeopathic doctor. When you seek the advice of a homeopathic doctor, check for licensing by a nationally recognized certification agency.