Abstract: This is a case study of approximately 1,500 patients between February, 2020 to November, 2021 with Covid-19 symptoms and/or tested positive. This includes 10 that were previously hospitalized and released, plus two that survived by use of a respirator. They were of both sexes, and their ages ranged from 15 days to 96 years old, and all at the time of treatment lived at an altitude above that of Mexico city, which is at 7,000 feet above sea level. They were all given the AYUSH recommended remedy of Arsenicum album in cases where there had not developed chronicle psora, and their own simillimum, plus Arsenicum album as intercurrent in the cases that had previous chronical conditions. The treatment demonstrated a success rate of 99.9 percent, as only two patients of this reported group died because of their previously weakened condition: One of alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver and the other because of an exceedingly low vital force, after they were sent back to be treated at a hospitalisation convenience and even then they still lived two and three months in a bettered condition.
Keywords: COVID-19, World Health Organisation (WHO), pandemic, intubated patients, post-COVID 19, Homoeopathy, recovered, AYUSH Ministry, Arsenicum album.
Abbreviations: World Health Organisation (WHO), ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy (AYUSH), coronavirus disease (COVID-19), severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), 50 millesimal potency (LM potency), International classification of diseases (ICD), novel coronavirus (nCov)
Introduction: The World Health Organisation (WHO) in a news release october 16, 2021 described a post COVID-19 condition as “long covid” where in some instances the symptoms last for weeks or months after the infection has ceased.
It cites that approximately 15 percent of these cases progress to a severe disease and a five percent become critically ill. There is typical recovery period from two to six weeks, while others have symptoms with a continuation of the symptoms for weeks or months after their recovery from the acute illness, even though they are no infectious to others anymore.
Even patients that were not hospitalised can experience persistent or late symptoms, while others develop medical complications that may have lasting health effects.
The WHO case definition is the “post-COVID conditions occurs in individuals with a history of probable or confirmed SARS COV-2 infection, usually three months from the on-set of COVID-19 with symptoms that last for at least two months and cannot be explained by an alternative diagnosis. These include fatigue, shortness of breath, cognitive dysfunction, impact on every day functioning. Symptoms may be a new onset following initial recovery or persistent, fluctuation or relapse.
Anyone with COVID-19 can get a post-COVID condition irrespective of the severity of the initial case of the disease. Serious long-term complications are also reported that affect different organ symptoms in the body:
- Cardiovascular, including inflammation of the heart muscle
- Respiratory, with lung function abnormalities
- Dermatologic expressed by rashes
- Neurologic: including loss of taste and smell, as well as sleep disturbances
- Psychiatric with depression and anxiety, with changes in mood
Some 30 percent of the patients surveyed had persistent symptoms after nine months, while 85 percent were outpatients with mild illnesses. Any age of persons who had Covid 19 can develop later a post-COVID condition. Long-term conditions can occur in children and adolescents.
Case study and repertorisation: The persons that were recommendedArsenicum album 0/6 LM with post COVID-19 situation, presented single or included several symptoms described in the following taken from Clarke’s clinical description in his dictionary. It was particularly effective for those underlined symptoms. abscess, acne rosacea, amenorrhoea, anaemia, aphthae, asthma, atrophy, bronchitis, cancer, cold, coldness, cough, coxalgia, croup, dandruff, depression of spirits, diarrhoea,, dropsy, duodenum, dyspepsia, Ears, affections of, eyes, affections of, face eruption on, fainting, fever, gangrene, gastric ulcer, glandular swelling, gout, hay fever. headache, heart, affections of, hectic, herpes zoster, hodgkin´s disease, hydrothorax, hypochondriasis, ichthyosis, irritation, jaundice, leucorrhea lips eruption, round, locomotor ataxia, lung affections, malignant pustule, measles, melancholia, menstruation, disorders of, morphoea, myelitis, nails, diseased, nettle rash, neuralgia, numbness, peritonitis, pityriasis, plethora, pleurisy, pneumonia, psoriasis ,purpura, remittent fever, rheumatic gout, rheumatism, rickets, ringworm, sciatica, shivering, stomach, affections of, strains, suppuration, thirst, throat sore, tobacco habit, ulcers, vomiting, plus varices burn like fire, vertigo, addison´s disease, and persistent anxiety.
Diagnosis: World Health Organisation (WHO), emergency use ICD codes for COVID-19 disease outbreak.
Post COVID-19 U10, RA03
- Personal history of COVID-19 QC 42.0, U 08.
- Post-COVID 19 condition U09 specific condition, RA02 specific condition
- Multisystem inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19
- Adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine PL00
- COVID-19 virus not identified U07.2, RA01.1
- COVID-19 virus identified U07.1, RA01.0
- Need for immunisation against COVID-19 U11 QC01.9+vaccine code
Reasoning behind selected remedy:
An advisory issued after a meeting of the advisory board of the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy under the Ministry of AYUSH recommended the homoeopathic medicine, Arsenicum album 30C, on an empty stomach daily for three days as a prophylactic. Novel coronavirus (nCov) is a large family of viruses that causes illnesses ranging from the common cold to acute respiratory syndromes.
“The drop in cases and deaths due to COVID-19 infections in India’s has been attributed to India’s national policy of using Homoeopathy. AYUSH recommended Arsenicum album 30C as the preventative against COVID-19”.
“Epidemics of intermittent fever in situations where none are endemic, are of the nature of chronic diseases composed of single acute paroxysms, each single epidemic is of a peculiar uniform character common to all the individuals attacked, and when this character is found in the totality of the symptoms common to all, it guides us to the discovery of the homoeopathic (specific) remedy suitable for all the cases, which is almost universally serviceable in those patients who enjoyed tolerable health before the occurrence of the epidemic, that is to say who were not chronic sufferer’s from developed psora.”
In the aphorism 242, Hahnemann has mentioned that the remedy for epidemics is rarely an antipsoric, but in this pandemic has proven to be Arsenicum album of great help for many diseased with COVID 19, and it is indicated for the chronicity as well as preventative and for the acute stage.
Aphorism 270, “by means of this manipulation (LM) of crude drugs are produced preparations which only in this way reach the full capacity to forcibly influence the suffering parts of the sick organism. In this way by means of similar artificial morbid affection the influence of the natural disease on the life principle present with in is neutralised”. So the LM potency was preferred in this situation.
The patients were given remedies according to:
- Previous chronical situation of their psora by simillimum, plus intercurrent of Arsenicum album, with the potency depending on the severity of their symptoms (0/6 LM, 200 c h, M c h)
- If their sickness was only from the pandemic, no matter what was their symptom, they were administered Arsenicum album (0/0, LM, 200C, MC), depending on the severity.
The symptoms of the patients ranged from no hospitalisation to having been hospitalised, from a small headache to severe pain, vomiting blood, and the diagnosis of appendicitis, plus COVID-19, to include tumors and cancerous conditions, addison’s disease, lupus, erythematosus, leukaemia, and cases of colon and thyroid cancer.
Follow-up: The majority of thepatients that had Post-Covid symptoms had previously taken the preventative doses of Arsenicum album 0/6 LM. These people presented mild sequels in general so they were given another dose of the same potency succussed twice more times and we observed over a short time if the symptoms improved. With the improvement it was allowed the observation to continue and refrained from giving another dose.
If the symptoms persisted or changed, generally with a pain in the area of the liver, or of the lungs in the back, they were given another dose of the same, succussed twice more, at a frequency of once a week until they improved.
The other group was formed of patients that had not taken the preventive. Their subsequent health issues ranged from headaches to the illness described in the previous list in varying ways and degrees. Ten of them were hospitalised and two of these were intubated. These were delicate but responded well to an initial dose of Arsenicum album twice a week. Only five percent needed a 200 c h twice a week up to five doses, and only 25 needed a M c h of Arsenicum album. Three needed an M c h daily for 10 days and one required a 10 M c h twice in 10 days.
The two that were very delicate in previous psora stages and were sent baack to hospital conviniences were given 30C in plus method up to five doses a day with other intercurrents. They did not show any improvement from the beginning.
One woman had post-COVID as well as an inflammation as if eight months pregnant for a span of more than four months previous to homoeopathic treatment. She responded partially well t several doses of o/6 LM and was able to evolve better to a 200 c h and much better to a M c h. No other complications evolved.
Prognosis: Good for life and health for 99.9%
Conclusion: It was very beneficial to find the AYUSH ministry proposal of Arsenicum album 30C as prophylactic, since given the conditions of the patients in the area of service, it was the simillimum indicated for the pandemic of COVID-19.
All 1,500 patients showed an advancement in health out of their previous conditions they came with. That is except for the two, one very precarious from alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver and the other delayed on seeking treatment until his vital force was nearly extinguished to where his bones broke because of a minor fall after they were sent back to a hospital facility
Some of the stricken children have evolved notably rapidly, except for 3 or 4 malnourished youths, fed with sugared beverages plus farinaceous foods.
Even 94, 95 and 96 year-olds have responded notably well, as has a woman of 55 years with trembling hands, although they were treated with Gelsemium sempervirens 0/6 LM. The ones that developed gangerous conditions were still administered Arsenicum album as an intercurrent.
Given the conditions, altitude, weather, place, food and other factors, Arsenicum album has been the remedy that has healed the most people and prevented the continuation of the of the disease in 99.9 percent of the cases.
“Present case series emphasises the rapidity of response among moderate to severely ill patients to homoeopathic treatment when conventional medical options have been unable to relieve or shorten the disease.”
About the author
Gutiérrez Maupomé studied to her doctorate in psychotherapy with more than 35
years of clinical work. She combines that with her federal license in Mexico as
a homoeopathic therapist to offer an effective and well-rounded approach to her
patients that come from a range of social, ethnic and educational backgrounds.
She previously published in H.H. on topics of the effectiveness of homoeopathy
in the treatment of canine parvovirus, influenza, two in cataracts, cervix
uterine cancer, plus the uses of remedies in rescuing victims of drowning.
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