Infections - Spectrum of Homeopathy 03/2018
Juergen Hansel: Pellets and fluid instead of bloodletting
In the cholera epidemics of the nineteenth century, homeopathic doctors in Europe and America reported astonishing success rates, well above those of other treatments, and it was this that helped homeopathy make a breakthrough at the time. Hahnemann’s
approach enjoyed a surge in popularity as it condemned bloodletting, which was common at the time, instead recommending regularly giving the patient small amounts of fluids. Yet this in itself does not explain the rapid improvement in symptoms. An
American double-blind study has confirmed the effect of individually selected homeopathic remedies on the intensity and frequency of diarrhoea in cases of acute diarrhoea.
Keywords: Arsenicum album, bloodletting, Camphora, China, cholera, Cuprum, diarrhoea, electrolyte, genius epidemicus, Hahnemann, infection, Ipecacuanha, Phosphorus, rehydration, spirit of camphor, Veratrum album