Homœopathic Links 2020; 33(03): 180-195
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1715865
Review Article

Insight View on Pandemic COVID-19: Worldwide Perspective with Homoeopathic Management through Repertorial Analysis

1  SRF (H), Epidemic Cell, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (Hq), Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, New Delhi, India.
,
Rashmi Sharma
2  State Homoeopathic Dispensary, Ahmadpur, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Deepti Dewan
3  Former consultant, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi, India
,
Anuradha Singh
4  SRF (H), Swasthyan Rakshan Programme, Central Research Institute of Homoeopathy, Sector 26, Pratap Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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Abstract

The current outbreak of novel corona virus that began in China, created massive disaster worldwide resulting in thousands of deaths and enormous impact on health system and economic. This viral infection facilitates damage of alveolar macrophages and epithelial cells of lung caused by cytokine storm and deregulated immune responses and transmitted rapidly through the droplet infection via cough, sneeze and through contact. The reporting spectrum ranges from asymptomatic cases to symptomatic manifestations, fever, cough and shortness of breath with high-risk potential in systemic associated diseases of cardiovascular, diabetes and hypertension. The global impact of COVID-19 has been profound and the public health threat, it represents, is the most serious picture seen in a respiratory virus since the 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic. As of now there are no vaccines or medicines approved for the SARS-CoV-2 infection; it is the time to look for other possible measures which can be possibly undertaken to combat the crisis. Keeping in mind this current scenario, there is a need to adopt an integrative approach in public health-care system and include complementary and alternative medicines in designing roadmap in battle against this malady. One of peculiar aspect of homoeopathy is individualisation. There is an inter-individual variation in reaction to a stimulus. Clinical presentation in a disease is significantly determined by the host immunogenetic mechanisms. Homoeopathy treatment is done on the basis of symptoms of the patient; this concept is relevant when we deal with the new diseases. As homoeopathic medicines stimulate the body's own defence mechanism rather than directly attacking specific pathogens, they have much to offer in the treatment of viral diseases. In this review, authors have collected symptoms from previous studies done in conventional medicine and homoeopathy. These symptoms are repertorised from two general and two clinical repertories. Frequently appearing medicines are examined with their symptoms in context of influenza-like illness. The review concludes with the key learning points about epidemiology, clinical features, prevention and homoeopathic management of COVID-19.

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Publication History

Publication Date:
04 September 2020 (online)

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