A study in Cuba shows homeopathy to be an extremely effective system of prophylaxis while treating leptospirosis (a spirochete infection).
The study consisted of the treatment of approximately 2.4 million people in Cuba, after tropical flooding. Due to the homeopathic treatment of patients through the use of nosodes, only 10 cases of leptospirosis were reported, as opposed to the typical several thousand cases common in post-tropical flooding conditions in Cuba.
On December 10-12 2008, Director General of the Finlay Institute, Dr. Concepcion Campa Huergo, gave a stunning presentation on homeopathy as a system of prophylaxis by controlling the epidemic of leptospirosis by using a Leptospira nosode.
The results were astonishing…
But first, here is a little background on leptospirosis.
According to the European Committee for Homeopathy (ECH), “Leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused by the spirochete Leptospira transmitted to humans from rats” (1). During tropical flood periods in Cuba, this infectious disease drastically increases in humans. If the disease is not treated, the patient can develop “kidney damage, meningitis, liver failure, and respiratory distress” (1).
Cuba has a yearly outbreak of this disease due to the annual hurricane weather, and subsequent floods. People are left homeless, without food, and under the stress and trauma of a post-flood world.
Cuba finds itself in a unique position for treating patients on a mass scale with homeopathy. The country is denied by the United States, and “multi-national” pharmaceutical juggernauts do not have the same power over the healthcare field as they do in the U.S. (1). For this reason, homeopathy, and more specifically the leptospirosis project, has been able to be conducted on larger scales than ever before possible in the realm of western medicine.
Now to the Study!
The study being discussed here is based on heavy rainfall between October & November, 2007, in three provinces in the eastern region of Cuba. The exposure to contaminated water rose drastically, and thus, the chances of leptospirosis were extremely high among people.
“Considering this situation, the Finlay Institute prepared a leptospira nosode 200 CH using 4 circulating strains and following international quality standards” (1)
With the help of the public health system infrastructure, and a multidisciplinary team, 2.4 million patients could be treated with two initial does of the leptospirotic nosode.
Eventually the range of coverage rose to 95% of the population of the three regions, and another, more potent (10 M) dose was given to the population right before the hurricane Ike hit Cuba.
“The epidemiology surveillance after the intervention showed a dramatic decrease of morbidity two weeks after and a reduction to zero mortality of hospitalized patients” (1).
Those are some amazing results for a medicine that is often blamed for being “placebo”, or “unscientific”! And further, the costs of the homeopathic nosodes were far lower than that of conventional vaccination, racking in at $200,000, as opposed to the $3,000,000 (just for the highest risk patients) it would have cost otherwise.
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