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|February 1, 2018|
Homeopathy During the Great Flu Pandemic
The Great Flu Pandemic of 1918–19 was perhaps best known for producing very high mortality rates from flu complicated with deadly pneumonia. Over 50 million people died worldwide during the pandemic.
As we have reported, it’s a documented fact that homeopaths enjoyed remarkable success treating patients during this crisis—with mortality rates a tiny fraction of those seen from ordinary doctors.
To give one example, Dr. William Pearson, dean of the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, reported a survey made among the members of the American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH), that 88 physicians reported having treated 26,795 patients with a loss of 273 cases, a mortality of 1.02%. Twenty‑four of the 88 physicians reported no deaths in 3,519 cases.1
What about with ordinary medical doctors?
Here is just one of many examples… New York City had its share of deaths from influenza during the flu pandemic. On a single day in mid‑October, more than 850 New Yorkers died from the flu.2 From September 1, 1918, to February 15, 1919, there were 145,976 cases of influenza and 27,388 of flu complicated with pneumonia hospitalized in New York City, for a total of 173,304 cases of flu. There were 14,873 deaths among the influenza patients, a 10.2% mortality rate, and 15,471 deaths among patients with flu/pneumonia, a 56.5% mortality rate, resulting in a total of 30,344 deaths.3
All this begs the question—why were homeopaths so successful?
Those who are skeptical of homeopathy often suggest that homeopaths had lower death rates during the pandemic simply because they were using a form of “expectancy” or the “expectant method.” When the expectant method is employed in medicine, patients are given no medication or submitted to any “active” treatment; they are simply cared for using diet and hygienic measures.
Yes—you guessed it. These doubters are suggesting that homeopaths during the pandemic prescribed placebos only.
This claim ignores two very salient facts.
1.William A. Pearson. Epidemic influenza treated by homeopathic physicians. Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy 1919–1920; 12: 11–13. 2. Paul Kupperberg. The Influenza Pandemic of 1918–1919. New York: Infobase Publishing, 2008: 49. 3. Gradual and steady decline of the influenza epidemic. Weekly Bulletin of the Department of Health, City of New York 1919 (February 22); N.S. 8 (8): 57–58. 4. Siddharth Chandra, Goran Kuljanin, Jennifer Wray. Mortality From the Influenza Pandemic of 1918–1919: The Case of India. Demography 2012; 49: 857–864.; Siddharth Chandra. Deaths associated with influenza pandemic of 1918–19, Japan. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2013; 19: 616–622.; Niall P. A. S. Johnson, Juergen Mueller. Updating the accounts: global mortality of the 1918–1920 “Spanish” influenza pandemic. Bulletin of the History of Medicine 2002; 76 (1): 105–115.;Christopher J. L. Murray, et al. Estimation of potential global pandemic influenza mortality on the basis of vital registry data from the 1918–20 pandemic: a quantitative analysis. Lancet 2006; 368 (9554): 2211–2218.;Warren T. Vaughan. Influenza: An epidemiologic study. American Journal of Hygiene. Monographic Series No. 1. Baltimore, 1921. 5. Jules Le Beuf. Étude critique sur l’expectation. Paris: Adrien Delahaye, 1870, 22. 6. John McBride. Discussion. A study of the comparative value of the homeopathic treatment and other methods of treatment in lobar pneumonia. Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy 1922–1923; 15: 541–550.; L. A. Royal. Influenza and its results under homeopathic care in Central Iowa. Iowa Homeopathic Journal 1919-1920; 13: 194–198.
|The 2017–18 Flu Season This flu season has been one of the worst in the last decade. If you or family members are battling flu‑like symptoms, remember that Dr. Lisa Samet has written a number of superb articles on the remedies you may need. They can all be found here: Flu‑Like Symptoms and the Homeopathic Remedies That Can Help You Feel Better—An Overview|
|February Product Specials Influenzinum This month, we are offering the 2017‑18 batch of the homeopathic remedy Influenzinum at 20% off the regular price. Every year we make the homeopathic remedy Influenzinum from the influenza vaccine for that year, the strains of which are designated by the Influenza Center of the World Health Organization. Those who prefer the homeopathic method of treating flu‐like symptoms often rely on Influenzinum to help them through the season. *If you think you have the influenza virus, or if your symptoms are severe or worsen, please seek the advice of a medical professional Odor Off We are also offering the remarkable air freshener Odor Off at 15% off the normal price! Try it today and you will be amazed at its tremendous efficacy. Learn more about how Odor Off was developed from the product developer below.|
Odor Off—Perhaps the World’s Best Residential Air Freshener…
By James C. Silverthorne—Odor Off developer
Is Odor Off really the world's best residential air freshener? Maybe so, certainly the most astonishing. The story of Odor Off is a gathering of Impossibles become Real.
Odor Off the air freshener works like none other. Not only does it "work" differently, being the world's only highly dilute odor eliminating agent, it also works successfully on both odor‑producing material and malodorous air. Odor Off works without a masking scent, herbal or synthetic.
Odor Off re‑freshens air! It does the impossible that homeopathic scholar Julian Winston once envisioned as perhaps possible through Samuel Hahnemann's pioneering achievement of his homeopathic potentization process. However Odor Off alters the chemistry of some malodors, that action could be seen as impossible by this air freshener. Its composition—ordinarily thought to be vastly too dilute to cause any change and derived from initial substances without known association with odor formation—surely, this cannot work. Yet, Odor Off works, amazingly well at times. Developing Odor Off — the Barnyard I made the early formulations (non‑toxic) for odor abatement with high dilution "energetic" processing similar to succussion for use at my horse farm stables in northeastern PA, on areas stinky with fresh and decaying horse manure and urine. I wanted to have clean air for the horses’ healthy respiration, and to avoid the odor’s attraction of pest flies. When Julian Winston, the renowned scholar of homeopathic medicine’s history, learned of my work, he asked if I could make a similar agent from homeopathic medicines. As professor of industrial design at the Philadelphia College of Art, "Winnie" was known to cheerfully ask his students for the impossible. Foolishly, I agreed to his challenge. After testing many variations for several summers at my stables, the new agent reliably demonstrated its efficacy for turning a stinky barnyard into a fresh air zone. One‑half ounce volume of the concentrate was added to five gallons of spray water on site. Within minutes after spray contact, the treated manure’s odor production stopped. Observers were often stunned in amazement. For people familiar with large areas of manure in summer's heat, the prompt decrease and then absence of its previous stink was mind‑boggling. Standing in the middle of an expanse of (treated) manure, one saw the manure but smelled only fresh air. Surprisingly impossible. I reported to Winnie who told me that the medicines I blended, all of them above the 23x potency/dilution level, made no sense by the similia principle, homeopathy's like‑cures‑like action. Even so, he accepted the results and soon told his friend Joe Lillard (new owner of Washington Homeopathic Pharmacy) about this remarkable agent. Joe trialed it on manured enclosures at his sheep farm near Berkeley Springs WV. He was surprised that the odor preventer made from homeopathic medicines worked on a non‑medical condition of a non‑organism target: Mysterious impossibles. We agreed that the agent demonstrated a new‑found capability of Hahnemann’s potentizing process: An agent’s non‑therapeutic activity in nature. No skeptic has yet proposed that the odor‑free status of treated manured areas evidenced a spontaneous remission (of the manure’s odor‑producing condition) or a placebo response (of the manure to the human applying the treatment spray). Developing Odor Off — the House An enthusiastic experimenter, Joe also applied the farm solution to indoor targets, finding some efficacy. Foolish once again, I set about developing a new and special process protocol while keeping the same medicine ingredients. The revised processing produced an agent fully effective on targets on which the barnyard agent had only slight effect: Small volumes of ungrounded material and enclosed volumes of air that make up the residential experience. With those new directions, beginning from homeopathic medicines WHP had made, Joe confidently advanced commercial production of the new residential air freshener he named, Odor Off. Homeopaths might be mystified that a blend of medicines, none of whose initial substance is associated with odor production or smelliness, could prevent smelliness. Nonetheless, such is the case with the fortuitous blend of plant‑based medicines making up the even further diluted Odor Off solution. While not confirming homeopathy’s similia principle, Odor Off’s repeated efficacy does demonstrate that homeopathy’s pharmaceutical processing with high dilutions can produce an active agent. A spritz or two of Odor Off persuades us. Here is the beginning of a new scientific endeavor — the application of Samuel Hahnemann's brilliant potentizing‑dilution process, beyond its therapeutic action within an organism, to the unbounded natural world of water and air. Impossibly, that’s real.
|Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) Customer Corner How long has homeopathy been in clinical use? Homeopathy is a system of medical treatment developed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann beginning in 1794. He published The Organon, his first compilation of homeopathy’s principles in 1810. The first American homeopathic medical college was established in Allentown, PA, in 1835. At the turn of the 20th century, 20% of all medical practitioners in the United States were homeopaths (approximately 15,000) and there were 22 homeopathic medical colleges. Homeopathy fell out of popular usage for a time in the 1900s though some companies like WHP continued along. A homeopathic renaissance began in the 1980s. In 1990, 2.5 million Americans sought out some form of homeopathic care. By 1999, that number rose to more than 6 million and has been increasing rapidly ever since. Worldwide, approximately 500 million people use homeopathy for their healthcare. Internationally, it is practiced by tens of thousands of MDs and NDs. Retail sales also continue to increase at a growth rate unrivaled in the United States in a century—now estimated to be approximately $1 billion a year.||Thank you for being a valued Washington Homeopathic Products customer! We would love to hear from you, especially if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. There are several ways to contact us:
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