Homeoprophylaxis: The Green Vaccines Alternative
Some of you may recall a sugar cube in a paper cup. I stood in line for that sugar cube. It was 1959 and my mother loaded me into the sedan to drive to the elementary school. We waited in a long line for a tiny paper cup containing a harmless little sugar cube. I had been assured there were no needles involved.
Upon the cube was a drop of something to keep me safe from catching a disease called polio.
I was happy to pop it into my mouth!
The delicious sweetness slowly melted on my tongue, and I went back home to play with little concern that I had just partaken in a bit of history – human vaccine trials.
This particular polio vaccine, the Salk killed poliovirus, originated from Cutter Labs in California. Fortunately, I was fine from the experience, but many others were not. This particular vaccine was later found to infect hundreds of children who subsequently became paralyzed and died (1).
The concept is accurate. Introducing a vaccine to mucous membrane is where human immunity begins. It is the way nature intended exposure to a pathogen to occur. Introducing one disease at a time, as opposed to multiple diseases with one injection, is also more logical if we look at how Mother Nature works.
Green Vaccines that Work with Mother Nature
These are two of the main principles behind a 200 year old method of disease prevention that is quickly gaining popularity among those who choose not to partake of the recommended conventional vaccine schedule. The method is called homeoprophylaxis, or HP for short.
HP is delivered on tiny sugar pellets, one disease at a time, devoid of adjuvents, preservatives, antibiotics, animal viruses, GMOs or excipients of any kind. It contains only the frequency of the disease. This is how illness occurs in nature. The innate developing immune system recognizes one disease, begins an immune response by producing a fever, then a discharge or eruption, and then resolution by developing lifelong immunity to a specific virus. HP produces a similar response yet in a much milder way. We might observe a very brief runny nose or perhaps a longer nap. However, there is no immune system confusion, no viral competition, no crossed signals, and no system overload like with conventional vaccines!
HP Is made by serial dilution of an original substance, either from a natural disease or from an animal, mineral or vegetable source. It is diluted past Avogadro’s number (remember high school chemistry?), rendering it devoid of any molecules, and thus harmless. It maintains the original energetic frequency, however. It’s this stimulation to the immune system that primes it to recognize a disease when encountered in the environment to effectively mount an immune response in the most natural way. Or, the disease is repelled altogether.
Homeoprophylaxis: Safe, Effective and GREEN
There has never been a death from homeoprophylaxis, nor are there dangerous side effects.
Large-scale observational studies have been conducted for the following diseases:
- Leptospirosis in Cuba (2.5 million people (Bracho, G, Varela, E, Fernandez, R, et al. “Large-scale application of highly-diluted bacteria for Leptospirosis epidemic control.” Homeopathy. 99 (2010): 156-166))
- Meningitis in Brazil (85,000 people (Mroninski, Adriano, Mattos. Homeopathic Links, Winter 2001, Vol 14(4))
- Influenza (International Journal of High Dilution Research 2011; 10(36):174-176)
- Japanese encephalitis in India (20 million people (Srinivasulu, G.An Open Observational Study on the prevention of Japanese Encephalitis through Miasmatic Prescription, Journal of Homoeopathy,U.K. 2014))
Homeoprophylaxis is also effective for the prevention of childhood diseases as observed in 3500 children (Golden, Isaac. “Homeoprophylaxis-A Fifteen Year Clinical Study: A Statistical Review of Efficacy and Safety of Long Term Homeoprophylaxis. Gisborne. Vic. 2004).
The effectiveness of homeoprophylaxis has proven to be robust and in many cases exceeds the effectiveness of conventional vaccines without all the dangerous and sometimes deadly side effects.
Do HP Vaccines Induce an Antibody Response?
As far as antibody response, we always say “no,” we do not expect any antibody production. This is not the goal of HP. A number of parents do test for titers after giving HP. Some discover antibody titers, while others do not. Science is still working to understand this. But we know that antibody production is not necessarily considered the gold standard of immunology.
People vary greatly in how their immune system responds to stimulation from pathogens. There are high responders, low responders, and non-responders. We see people with high levels of antibodies to a particular disease who still get sick and those with no titers who do not get sick. HP addresses the innate arm of the immune system unlike vaccines that just boost antibodies in a mechanical way. This artificial stimulation of the immune system can potentially cause damage and paves the way for possible lifelong issues with autoimmunity.
Is Homeoprophylaxis the Same as Nosodes?
A frequent question is whether homeoprophylaxis is the same as “nosodes“.
The term “nosodes” is what homeopathic remedies are called when made from (extremely dilute) disease products. So, by definition, many of the homeoprophylaxis remedies are nosodes made from the various diseases. Homeopaths use nosodes in many different ways to treat existing disease as well as for prevention.
When and Where to Use Homeoprophylaxis
There are 3 applications for HP –
- Endemic disease (such as leptospirosis)
- Short term epidemics (such as influenza)
- Childhood diseases
For endemic disease there have been large studies (millions of people) and over time with annual dosing, the stats improve and disease incidence reduces significantly.
In short term epidemics, like flu, you just dose for a few weeks/months until the risk is past. I give influenzinum to my patients at the beginning of flu season and then every 6 weeks until the end of flu season.
For childhood disease we use a program that contains single monthly doses for a period of about 3 years. This includes 8 diseases that are on the recommended schedule that parents typically vaccinate for. Protection begins immediately with the first dose and continues for a period of about 10 years. Re-doses can be administered in teen years or young adulthood depending on exposure to disease and risk of the specific disease.
How HP is Administered
A small kit in the hands of parents can be used at home to administer the complete HP program that can be tailored to individual needs for childhood illnesses. Parents love the flexibility of the program. They love seeing their children’s immune systems respond gently and naturally with no life altering side effects.
If you cringe at the thought of injecting your tiny newborn with conventional vaccines loaded with neurotoxic chemicals and additives that can damage their health for a lifetime, and your investigation into vaccines has led you to desire another option, you deserve to learn more about HP. There IS another way.
For those traveling to foreign countries, HP is an easy and safe alternative to tropical disease vaccines. While some travel clinics will claim that you ‘must’ receive vaccines to travel, this is inaccurate. The only vaccine required to re-enter the US is yellow fever if you have visited a country where yellow fever is endemic. This information can be found on the CDC site under “travel” where you can click links to each country and learn of the yellow fever risk. All other vaccines for hepatitis, dengue fever, typhoid, malaria, and others can be declined and suitable HP doses can provide protection. Many of the studies already conducted have taken place in countries where these tropical epidemics exist.
Learn More about Homeoprophylaxis
Cilla can be contacted to offer individualized homeoprophylaxis programs for travel or childhood diseases at [email protected]
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.