People are seeking alternative medicine – Homeopathy, just in case the swine flu becomes resistant to treatments like Tamiflu. Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine that treats a disease with heavily diluted preparations that are thought to cause effects similar to the disease’s symptoms.
Dr. Jacob Mirman of Homeopathic Medical Clinic says the homeopathic clinic is offering a flu kit that’s growing in demand, reported at KSTP TV. “That’s a hundred bucks from Washington homeopathic pharmacy. They are right now inundated with requests, so they say it’s one or two weeks to get it,” he said.
“The virus does not become resistant to homeopathy because we don’t treat the virus. We treat the vital force, the immune system, so then it takes care of the virus, whatever it is,” explained Mirman.
Homeopathy is a vitalist philosophy in that it interprets diseases and sickness as caused by disturbances in a hypothetical vital force or life force and sees these disturbances as manifesting themselves in unique symptoms. Homeopathy maintains that the vital force has the ability to react and adapt to internal and external causes, which homeopaths refer to as the “law of susceptibility”.
Source: KSTP TV, USA