Vaccines are a hot topic and have been for some time. There is still so much misinformation out there that oftentimes fear and controversy reign over sensible investigation and informed choice. One thing is for certain, whether or not to vaccinate is your personal choice, and you do have options.
Homeoprophylaxis is certainly one of those options, and research has been done for many years to bring the public a viable choice in the prevention of disease. In a nutshell, homeoprohylaxis is the use of homeopathic remedies to prevent specific diseases. You may hear the term “nosodes” when it comes to this type of therapy, and this is the term used for the preparation which is made by the sterilized and diluted secretions taken from patients suffering a particular disease. (These diseases can include measles, tuberculosis, chicken pox, mumps, and polio, among many others. Nosodes are taken orally and are used to help increase immunity from (typically childhood) diseases like the ones I’ve listed. No live part of the disease remains in the nosode, and their main function is to stimulate a patient’s immune system, thus creating a natural protection against specific illnesses.
Are these nosodes safe?
Yes. Nosodes are created using the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia Guidelines to ensure that they can be safely used by the public at large. There are no toxic ingredients in any of the immunization program nosodes; you won’t find any traces of formaldehyde, antibiotics, or any heavy metals like aluminum or mercury. The body is reacting to the energy frequencies in the pill, not to anything chemical in nature.
How effective is the treatment?
Studies performed over a 15 year period show that the success rate is approximately 90%. No immunization treatment or disease prevention method is 100% guaranteed.
Can anyone benefit from homeoprophylaxis?
Yes. Everyone from any walk of life and at any age can certainly benefit from the increased immunity given by homeoprophylaxis. It is safe for use on children (typically after one month of age) whether they have had any previous vaccinations or are vaccine free, and any adult can also use this type of disease prevention treatment. Because everyone has different vaccine histories, each case is very specific and you should discuss your vaccination history with your homeopath before beginning any treatment.
How long does it typically take to undergo treatment?
This partly depends on your history but a typical treatment will run anywhere from 4 to 5 years.
What are the most common side effects from this type of treatment?
Although most people show no side effects, and none are toxic in nature, very rarely you may notice the following reactions in yourself or a family member;
- A runny nose
- A rash
- A fever
- Mild cough
- A reduced energy level or feeling of lethargy
- Restless sleep
Although none of these reactions are a reason for panic, if you notice any of them, contact your homeopath for advice before proceeding with your chosen treatment.