Homeopathy 2020; 109(03): 169-175
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1714053
The Faculty of Homeopathy

The Hydra-Headed Coronaviruses: Implications of COVID-19 for Homeopathy

1   São Paulo Homeopathic Medical Association/Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Menachem Oberbaum
2   Department of Complementary Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
Michael Frass
3   Institute for Homeopathic Research, Vienna, Austria
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Publication History

05 May 2020

18 May 2020

Publication Date:
22 July 2020 (online)


Successful homeopathic prescriptions are based on careful individualization of symptoms, either for an individual patient or collectively in the case of epidemic outbreaks. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was initially represented as a severe acute respiratory illness, with eventual dramatic complications. However, over time it revealed to be a complex systemic disease with manifestations derived from viral-induced inflammation and hypercoagulability, thus liable to affect any body organ or system. As a result, clinical presentation is variable, in addition to variations associated with several individual and collective risk factors. Given the extreme variability of pathology and clinical manifestations, a single, or a few, universal homeopathic preventive Do not split medicine(s) do not seem feasible. Yet homeopathy may have a relevant role to play, inasmuch as the vast majority of patients only exhibit the mild form of disease and are indicated to self-care at home, without standard monitoring, follow-up, or treatment. For future pandemics, homeopathy agencies should prepare by establishing rapid-response teams and efficacious lines of communication.


• COVID-19 was originally represented as an acute severe respiratory disease.

• In time it has proved to be a complex systemic condition liable to affect any body organ or system.

• As a result, it exhibits a complex scope of pathology and clinical manifestations.

• The complex nature of COVID-19 does not seem amenable to the genus epidemicus approach in homeopathy.