Dr Aparna B.
JSPS Government Homoeopathic medical college, Hyderabad.
The term Prophylaxis coined in early 19th century, combining Latin word Pro meaning before and the Greek word Phulaxis [ act of guarding]
Homoeopathic prophylaxis never causes anaphylaxis or shock, never results in secondary infection, never leaves in its wake serum or vaccine disease or any other severe reaction ; it simply protects surely and gently. Dr. Arthur. Hill. Grimmer
There are four main approaches of using homoeopathy for epidemic disease; individualization, combination remedies, genus epidemicus and isopathy
Genus epidemicus is the name given to the medicine identified in homoeopathy to be used for preventing communicable diseases.
Hahnemann describes the process of determining genus epidemicus concisely in Organon aphorism number 101 and 102
Hahnemann insists that examining each epidemic or sporadic disease as an independent new disease which has never occurred in the past. He insists that the totality of each epidemic or examination of epidemic or sporadic disease as an independent new disease which has never occurred in the past. A careful examination of epidemic or sporadic disease would certainly reveal that it is a unique phenomenon and differs in many ways from any of similar diseases in past. Physician does not get complete picture of epidemic by seeing 1st case , but by seeing carefully several cases of epidemic , gets conversant with all signs and symptoms of epidemic disease.
When we give an appropriate homoeoprophylactic remedy against a targeted infectious disease, the remedy resonates , energetically on the same spectrum as the disease. The homoeoprophylactic remedy will , if sufficiently potentised , remove any similar foreign or not –self material in the person’s energetic system which resonates with the remedy and the disease, meaning that the vital force will be able to act with complete freedom in that particular energetic spectrum of the person.
So, with homoeoprophylaxis , where the remedy removes the impediments that otherwise would prevent the vital force from responding to the energetic challenge of an infectious disease. Once the patient’s energetic is cleared in the area that resonates or is similar to the energy of the targeted infectious agent, thus allowing vital force to immediately deal with any exposure to the agent.
Homoeoprophylaxis provides no additives, no preservatives, no antibiotics, benefits immune system, stimulates general immune response exercise and educates with natural disease.
Vaccinosis: Vaccinosis is defined as The syndrome produced by the adverse effects of vaccination; state of chronic ill health resulting from immunization . It is considered to arise as a result of compromise to the immune system . It was originally coined by Compton Burnett who described two forms of the condition acute and chronic. The acute form incorporates the occasional fatal consequence of vaccination, many of the syndromes that appear shortly after administration and common manifestation which might be regarded as vaccine reaction in current terminology.
His chronic classification is equivalent to what is now generally regarded as vaccinosis.
Burnett says ‘’ the taking of virus becomes a chronic process- paresis, neuralgia, cephalgia, pimples , acne etc. The less a person takes , therefore , the more is he likely to suffer from chronic vaccinosis.
Burnett gives credit ; He remarks that Boenninghausen was the first to point out the homoeopathicity of Thuja occidentalis to small pox itself ; Kunkel and Goullon , then used it to cure ill effects of vaccination – vaccinosis.