Homeoprophylaxis: A Natural Way to Prevent Disease & Build Health

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Disclaimer: The purpose of this article is to provide information. It is not intended to replace the services of a medical doctor, nor to recommend or discourage vaccinations. Vaccination is an individual decision and requires thoughtful consideration and consultation with a medical professional. Neither the author nor the publisher assumes any responsibility for the use of any information contained herein. Note: Homeoprophylaxis is not currently recognized as an alternative to vaccination under the laws of any state.

Introduction
Vaccination has been widely understood as a safe and effective method of disease prevention. But is it the only approach available? The controversy over potential side effects, long-term effectiveness, and incomplete research gives many parents cause for concern and invites investigation into alternatives.

As families and individuals increasingly question current vaccination policies, we must answer critical questions:

  • Is there an effective, non-toxic way to protect ourselves and our families before or during a disease outbreak?
  • Is there a safe option for disease prevention while traveling?
  • Are there measures we can take to build natural immunity?

As this article will show, homeoprophylaxis (hoe – me – oh – pro – fill – AXIS), or HP, has much to offer. This safe, effective, non-toxic method offers protection from infectious disease, while simultaneously building the immune system and helping to prevent chronic disease.

What is Homeoprophylaxis (HP)?

“Homeoprophylaxis (HP) is the use of potentized substances in a systematic manner to prevent the development of the characteristic symptoms of infectious disease.”[1]

HP is a method of using homeopathic remedies for prophylaxis (disease prevention.) As we will see, this branch of classical homeopathic medicine is not only safe and effective for the prevention of epidemic disease, but its use also contributes to the development of a healthy immune system.

Why HP?

The risks associated with modern vaccination are well documented. Disease outbreaks in fully-vaccinated populations underscore the fact that our current system is not working.

“Measles vaccine has destroyed natural Herd Immunity and replaced it with a temporary and inadequate quasi Herd Immunity that necessitates a dependence on vaccination along with an increased risk of severe adverse outcomes.”[2] Andrew Wakefield

Every society needs a way to protect from infectious, contagious disease. While the basic diseases of childhood (measles, chicken pox) have always been considered relatively harmless, newer, more virulent strains of these diseases (an artifact of our current vaccination system) can and do pose a threat to vulnerable populations.[3] If vaccines are not helping us solve the problem long-term, we must look elsewhere for solutions.

Preventing Epidemic Disease & Building Immunity

HP traces its beginnings to Dr. Samuel Hahnemann’s successful treatment and prevention of scarlet fever in 1799.[5] Since then, we have literally dozens of well-documented examples of the effective use of HP for the prevention of contagious epidemic diseases ranging from malaria, diphtheria, viral hepatitis, influenza, Japanese encephalitis, meningococcal disease, polio, smallpox, to whooping cough.[6]

“During another (1975) poliomyelitis epidemic in Buenos Aires, 40,000 were given a known homeoprophylactic (HP) for the disease. None developed poliomyelitis.”[7]

What about building long term immunity? We must remember that a healthy immune system is the cornerstone of disease prevention. The ability to mount an appropriate immune response to a threat of any kind is a hallmark of good health. Careful lifestyle choices (diet, exercise, avoiding toxins, etc.) are essential. The additional use of supplements, herbs, essential oils, and even acupuncture can help reduce susceptibility to infectious disease.

Are these lifestyle changes adequate? We know that the tendency to chronic disease is inherited, and compounds over generations; science now confirms that homeopathy is able to alter genetic expression and reverse these inherited effects.[7.5] Let’s see how HP can potentially fill the need for building long-term immune health without putting an undue toxic burden on the immune system.  (Continued: full article in pdf format)

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References (full reference list – pdf)

[1] Dr. Isaac Golden, The Complete Practitioner’s Manual of Homeoprophylaxis, (Isaac Golden Press, 2012), 2.

[2] Andrew Wakefield, “Notes on Herd Immunity from Andrew Wakefield”, 2016 http://vaxxedthemovie.com/notes-herd-immunity-andrew-wakefield/

[3] National Vaccine Information Center, “Vaccinations: Know the Risks and Failures”. https://www.nvic.org/vaccines-and-diseases/Vaccinations–Know-the-risks-and-failures-.aspx

[4] J. Compton Burnett MD, “Vaccinosis And Its Cure By Thuja; With Remarks On Homoeoprophylaxis”, 1884. http://homeoint.org/seror/burnett_vaccinosis_and_its_cure/pages/58.html#

[5] Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, “Cure and Prevention of Scarlet Fever”, Hahnemann’s Lesser Writings, 1801.

[6] Fran Sheffield, “Homeoprophylaxis: Human Records, Studies and Trials, 2014. http://www.homeopathycenter.org/homeoprophylaxis-human-records-studies-and-trials

[7] Francisco Eizayaga, MD, Treatise on Homeopathic Medicine (Ediciones Maracel, Buenos Aires, Brazil), 1991.

[7.5] Sue Armstrong, MA, VetMB, VetMFHom, CertIAVH, MRCVS, RsHom, Homeopathic medicines can alter genetic expression https://ivcjournal.com/homeopathy-genetic-expression/