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This infection is a respiratory virus that is transmitted through the air by exhalation, cough, or sneeze from an infected person. To get the illness a health person must inhale the virus into their nose and lungs.
In the air, the virus can be in three forms: Aerosolized, small water droplets, or large water droplets. In the aerosolized form, it is a free-floating virus that is so light it can stay suspended in the air for quite some time. Fortunately, this form is rare.
Both small and large water droplet forms are heavier than air and fall to the ground or surrounding surfaces within 6 feet of the infected person. Physical distancing and masks prevent the inhalation of the small and large water droplets. The aerosolized form can go through a mask, even an N95 mask. Again, this form is rare, so not to worry.
Homeopathy is a complete treatment system that has been around for over 200 years. Perfected over 40 years by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in Germany. He proved 43 remedies which we still use today and since then over 3 thousand remedies have been added to the Materia Medica.
It is based on a concept introduced by the father of medicine, Hippocrates, around 400 AD. That concept is “like cures like”. For example, syrup of Ipecac can cause vomiting and was used in cases of poisoning to make the patient vomit. Homeopathically prepared Ipecac will reduce nauseas and stop vomiting.
The exact mechanism of action is not completely known, but it is thought to work on the subatomic, energy level rather than the cellular, molecular level like prescription, OTC, and herbal medicines. This is why the scientist and pharmaceutical experts typically discount homeopathy because their analytics reveal that there is no detectable active ingredient and it gets stronger by diluting it. From a physical, chemistry level, this does not make any sense. From a quantum physics, energy level it makes perfect sense.
My name is Bob Huttinga, PA-C. I am a physician assistant in Lakeview, Michigan. 17 years ago, my wife, Barbara and I founded The Healing Center. This is a retail health food store and integrative medical clinic where I practice traditional and alternative medication.
I do not have a lot of credentials behind my name. I am a physician assistant, a Certified Natural Health Practitioner, and have been trainer in the use of homeopathy, but I am like the old country doctor and I still make house calls. I have worked mostly in family medicine but have worked in the emergency room and urgent care as well as occupational medicine.
My introduction to homeopathy came about 15 years. I was very ill with influenza. A couple years before that, I had a bad reaction to a flu shot so I had stopped getting the flu shot. A patient recommended that I use Oscillococcinum. I had never heard of it, but they sold it at Walgreens, so I bought some. Less than 24 hours after the first dose, I was completely better. I was amazed. I had never seen anything like this before.