Saturday, May 2, 2009

Swine Flu: A Dangerous Scenario

Swine Flu: A Dangerous Scenario

Sally Tamplin DSH, PCH, MARH

On April 26, 2009 the US declared a public health emergency for the emerging new swine flu. As of Monday April 27th officials have reported 20 U.S. cases of swine flu in five states, with the latest in Ohio and New York. There have been outbreaks in Canada and other parts of the world including Europe, Israel and New Zealand. Unlike in Mexico where the same strain appears to be killing dozens of people, cases in the United State have been mild. U.S. health authorities can't yet explain why. In Mexico there have been 103 suspected deaths and 1400 people have severe respiratory illness, at present it is unknown if this is swine flu related.

The US has released 25% of its national stockpile of anti viral medications. The anti - viral medications Tamiflu and Relenza have proved to be effective in cases so far. No vaccine specifically protects against swine flu. The human flu shot given every winter won’t help. Vaccine makers have taken initial steps to make a vaccine; those with older technology will take 26 weeks once a vaccine has been developed. Companies such as Baxter International Inc. have more advanced technology and state that they can make a vaccine in 13 weeks once it has been developed.

Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type-A influenza that regularly cause outbreaks of influenza among pigs. Swine flu viruses do not normally infect humans, however, human infections with swine flu do occur, and cases of human-to-human spread of swine flu viruses have been documented.

From December 2005 through February 2009, a total of 12 human infections with swine influenza were reported from 10 states. Since March 2009, a number of confirmed human cases of a new strain of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified. An investigation by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is ongoing.

This new strain of virus appears to have claimed its first victims near Mexico City where the impact is being felt the hardest at the moment. It is believed to have originated in Veracruz, in an area called La Gloria which is surrounded by an expanse of many pig farms. The CDC has said that the virus has the capability to mutate and evolve with the possibility to render it a formidable and deadly wipe-out virus.


Symptoms include a fever of more than 100 degrees, body aches, coughing, sore throat, respiratory congestion and, in some cases, vomiting and diarrhea. In adults emergency warning signs include difficulty breathing, pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen, sudden dizziness, confusion and severe and persistent vomiting.

The Homeopathic Solution:

There is a wealth of information on Flu take time to look at the site, read how homeopathy works and pass on the address to all of your family, friends and colleagues.

Homeopathic remedies are safe, cheap, easily available and extremely effective for acute and very serious disease. There is no interaction between a homeopathic remedy and a conventional medication - if you take drugs prescribed by your doctor a homeopathic remedy will not interfere. You do not have to wait for a diagnosis before using homeopathy, simply pay attention to your symptoms and determine which remedy fits your present picture of ill health. Homeopathy proved its effectiveness in the epidemics and pandemics of the past. During the 1918 Spanish Influenza the use of homeopathic remedies saved countless lives.

The Minnesota Homeopathic Association has worked extremely hard for several years to produce a plan to deal with pandemic flu scenarios. When homeopaths have been able to see enough sick people we will post on the front page of the flusolution web site the homeopathic remedies that we have found to be the most effective for the majority of the people seen with swine flu. It may also be possible to use these remedies identified as a preventative measure, similar to a vaccination. There are many professional homeopaths all over the world who are available for private educational consultations they are ready, willing, extremely knowlegable and skilled. Feel free to consult them for their expertise.

Dr. Jacob Mirman and Sally Tamplin developed an influenza kit that is available from Washington Homeopathic Pharmacy (, details can be found at This kit is the culmination of over a year of research, and takes into account the remedies to all previous pandemic influenza outbreaks over the past two hundred years. The kit includes remedies in potencies not usually available in your local health food store or co–op. We strongly suggest that you purchase this kit, as each kit has the potential to help hundreds of people.

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