POST COVID LUNG TREATMENT
Breathing is fundamental to human life. We can live without food for a month or two and without water for two or three days, but without air for only about three minutes—unless we’re a trained free diver who may perhaps last for eleven minutes. D. Antoinette Foy expresses the fundamental quality of breathing this way: “Breathe deeply, until sweet air extinguishes the burn of fear in your lungs and every breath is a beautiful refusal to become anything less than infinite.” Or, as Italian writer Giovanni Papini once wrote, “Breathing is the greatest pleasure in life.”
All air-breathing creatures are susceptible to diseases and disorders of the respiratory system, including the lungs. Respiratory conditions are among the most common health problems in human beings.
Infections of the lungs are relatively common, especially in the elderly, the very young and the immune-compromised. Air pollution also contributes to respiratory and lung disorders.
Covid-19 is associated with flu-like symptoms that include fever, weakness, coughing and atypical pneumonia. Severe cases may include shortness of breath and low oxygen saturation, potentially leading to pulmonary failure, multiple organ failure, collapse and death, which is why ventilators were commonly used in the early stages of the “pandemic.”
We still don’t know with certainty if Covid-19 may be caused by a pathogen, air pollution, 5G or other EMF radiation or a combination thereof, but we know that this condition did not affect people in all countries or cities equally.
What we do know is that higher levels of air pollution are contributing factors for developing severe and fatal Covid-19.1,2 The brilliant Stephanie Seneff, PhD, wrote an excellent paper on this topic for Wise Traditions in the summer of 2020, analyzing a large body of research correlating different aspects of air pollution in Covid-19 “hot spots” as well as the possibly contributing factor of 5G.3
Seneff observed, for example, that Wuhan and U.S. cities like New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Boston—which all have large seaports—were much more severely affected, possibly because pollution from ships is more toxic due to the low-grade diesel fuel used in shipping. She also described a potential and very disturbing correlation of Covid-19 with the use of biofuels, which may be contaminated with glyphosate, citing research on the high death tolls in the UK and the high use of biodiesel in buses in cities like London and in planes, affecting towns near Heathrow Airport. In other Covid-19 hot spots such as the Lombardy region of Italy and the northeastern United States, she noted a similar correlation with those locations’ high rate of adoption of biofuels.3
Interestingly, the homeopathic remedies I discuss in this article have direct relationships with various aspects of air pollution and combustion.
Andre Saine from Canada has found Carboneum oxygenisatum (Carbn-o) to be a very helpful remedy in Covid cases, especially when associated with great apathy and weakness, loss of will, mental dullness and prostration, confusion, great sleepiness and extreme shortness of breath. The patient is worse from the slightest exertion and better from open air.4
Carboneum oxigenisatum is a remedy made from carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas that is poisonous to humans and causes suffocation. Carbon monoxide is created through combustion, whether in a fireplace, a car engine, a generator or a manufacturing plant.
When too much carbon monoxide is in the air that we are breathing, the body replaces the oxygen in the red blood cells with carbon monoxide. This prevents normal oxygen levels from reaching our tissues and organs, and the person essentially suffocates. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can include dull headache, weakness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, shortness of breath (SOB), confusion, blurred vision, loss of consciousness and death.5
Let’s keep in mind that Wuhan, where the “pandemic” apparently started, is one of the most polluted cities on the planet, with horrid air quality.
To quote from an article by Dr. Saine: “One of the cases I presented [. . .] was of a patient that had been on a ventilator for about three weeks and they were ready to pull the plug because the patient was ‘clinically dead.’ I told the wife to rub some ‘holy water’ with Carbn-o. [on him] and this patient came out of ICU in about five days and he is still responding to Carbn-o. in increasing potencies for the long-term effects of severe Covid and intubation, i.e., chest pain, palpitation, SOB, hypertension, paresthesia, paresis, energy, diabetes, etc.”4
Dr. Pradeep Gupta (homeopath in the city of Agra in India’s Uttar Pradesh), says Saine, reported having treated over twelve thousand Covid cases, both inpatients and outpatients, at the Agra hospital—with only two deaths. For inpatients, Gupta administered Carbn-o in the LM potencies every ten minutes the first day for the entire day; outpatients received “centesimal potencies”—6C, 30C, 200C or 1M potencies with a 1:100 dilution ratio—every two to six hours.4 (See sidebar, page 52, for information on homeopathic potencies.)
The key in very severe cases of acute illness is frequent repetition of remedies, as needed.
Ozonum is a homeopathic remedy made from ozone. Ozone is a highly reactive gas composed of three oxygen atoms (O3). It is created naturally from oxygen under the influence of ultraviolet light in the upper atmosphere as well as through human activity in the lower atmosphere.
The “ozone layer” in the upper atmosphere is a protective layer approximately thirty to sixty miles above the Earth, which reduces the amount of harmful UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface.
Ground-level ozone—in the air we breathe—is formed primarily from photochemical reactions between two major classes of air pollutants: volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).6 These same reactions can also convert carbon monoxide to ozone, so there is an overlap between these two substances.
Significant sources of VOCs include chemical plants, gasoline pumps, auto body shops, oil-based paints and print shops. Nitrogen oxides are created by high-temperature combustion from sources such as power plants, industrial furnaces and boilers, and motor vehicles.
Volcanic eruptions also can contribute to increased ground-level ozone levels, and researchers have suggested that the smoke from increased wildfires may be threatening atmospheric ozone.7
Ground-level ozone can cause a number of health issues, including throat irritation; coughing; reduced lung function; inflammation of the airways; pain, burning or discomfort in the chest when taking a deep breath; chest tightness, wheezing, or shortness of breath; increased asthma attacks; increased hospital admissions; and increased mortality.8
Many of the symptoms associated with Covid-19 are similar to those caused by inhaling air with high levels of man-made ozone. It stands to reason, therefore, that Ozonum would be a potentially excellent remedy for respiratory symptoms associated with Covid-19 and similar illnesses.
Many homeopaths have used Ozonum with great results in such cases. Dr. Petr Gajdos is a well-known MD and homeopath from the Czech Republic. An emergency room physician, Gajdos has also worked in respiratory intensive care units. He has written two lengthy papers on his use of Ozonum in suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19.9,10 In fact, Ozonum became the highest-ranking prescription in his practice during the “pandemic.”
Gajdos points out that homeopathic remedies are not only prescribed for the symptoms of an individual but also for symptoms of the time or era, the two being interconnected. In our current moment, the latter include feelings of isolation, oppression and manipulation as well as concerns about environmental pollution and climate. On both fronts, the truth is being kept from us via censorship as well as media propaganda.
He writes: “The main feeling of the Ozonum dynamic is exemplified by the statement – ‘I can’t breathe!’, which can be triggered not only by a medical problem, but also by political, economic, or any other dominating power or psychological issue.”9 Ozonum, Gajdos explains, “may be considered a ‘polychrest’ [a remedy with an assortment of uses] of our time evidently resonating with contemporary climatic, medical, socio-political and economic global challenges.”10 According to the Czech homeopath, “We need to adopt a global view to keep up with the times and perceive a link between individual and global health in a broader perspective.”10
Interestingly, during the “pandemic,” much was made about the fact that the global shutdowns were of benefit to the air quality and lungs of Mother Earth.
It is also interesting that the substance as well as the remedy pictures of carbon monoxide and ozone clearly overlap and that both are largely the result of man-made pollution, primarily via combustion.
Another homeopathic remedy, which has some relation to Carboneum oxygenisatum and Ozonum, is Carbo vegetabilis (Carbo veg), derived from vegetable charcoal. Charcoal is also a product of combustion, and Carbo veg shares characteristics with the previous two, including its use as a common remedy in cases of advanced Covid-19 as well as cases of “long Covid” if the symptoms fit.
Moreover, Carbo veg has a special nickname in the homeopathic profession: “The Corpse Reviver.” That should give you an idea!
Common symptoms suggesting possible use of Carbo veg include debilitated or collapsed states; great indifference and apathy; coldness with aversion to being covered; shortness of breath; pneumonia in advanced stages; congestive heart failure; cardiac failure in advanced stages; anxiety and irritability; cyanosis (turning blue anywhere); flatulence; and coma.11
Many years ago, a woman in her mid-thirties who was a regular client of mine came to consult me regarding some distressing symptoms she had been experiencing for the past month. She reported, “Anke, something is seriously wrong with me. I feel like I’m dying I feel like I can’t get a full breath in. I’m incredibly weak. I feel cold, but I want a fan on me, and I’m really, really bloated.”
In truth, she didn’t look very good—a little greenish-blue around the edges—and I felt quite concerned. After grilling her for twenty minutes, she admitted having taken a homeopathic remedy four times a day that a friend had recommended. The culprit: Carbo vegetabilis! She was experiencing a “proving” of the remedy, which means that she was getting the symptoms the remedy was supposed to help! I explained the situation, and we both had a good laugh about it. She stopped taking the remedy and was feeling herself again in about ten days. It was a good lesson in Carbo veg. I would never miss that one in a client.
Sadly, practitioners like myself are not allowed into intensive care units, at least not in Canada or the U.S. I’d love to be in there passing out magic remedies like the Indian colleague who saved twelve thousand people with Carboneum oxygenisatum.
Nonetheless, homeopathy has tremendous potential in assisting humanity with global health crises and, as we can see, it is also able to hold up a mirror and show us that we need to address the deep problems affecting our modern world—including environmental and sociopolitical issues—in homeopathy’s own, special homeopathic way.
In the meantime, breathe while remembering the wise words of an unknown author: “Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
POTENTIAL INDICATIONS FOR OZONUM
Symptoms suggesting possible use of Ozonum, many of which resemble Covid-19 symptoms, include:
• Cough that may be dry, convulsive and/or painful
• Difficulty breathing, oppression of breathing
• Chest constriction
• Pneumonia with or after influenza
• Sensation of coldness in the airways
• Great weakness and exhaustion
• Feeling as if in a fog
• Bluish fingertips and lips
• Feelings of isolation and being separated from the world
• Desire for fresh air
Ozonum is also potentially useful for loss of hair and loss of sense of smell after Covid-19 symptoms.
Homeopathic remedies are prepared via a sequence of dilution and intense agitation, also known as succussion, often through hitting the vial hard against a firm object dozens of times.
This is also known as “potentization,” as with each step of the process the remedy’s power to affect the organism is actually increased. This may seem counterintuitive at first as there is less and less material and even none of the original substance present in the final solutions; however, the addition of kinetic energy may be cumulative and may change various aspects of the characteristics of water or potentially other factors, such as magnetic charges or quantum entanglement phenomena.
Homeopathic remedies are prepared in different ratios of the original substance and subsequent steps of dilution.
The most commonly used are D or X potencies, which refer to a ratio of 1:10 dilution and succussion, C and M potencies (M stands for millesimal or 1000C), which are prepared in a 1:100 ratio, and LM potencies which are prepared in a 1:50,000 ratio.
- Wu X, Nethery RC, Sabath MB, et al. Air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the United States: strengths and limitations of an ecological regression analysis. Sci Adv. 2020;6(45):eabd4049.
- Wu X, Nethery RC, Sabath BM, et al. Exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the United States: a nationwide cross-sectional study. medRxiv. 2020 Apr 7;2020.04.05.20054502.
- Seneff S. Air pollution, biodiesel, glyphosate and Covid-19. Wise Traditions. 2020;21(2):26-40. https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/air-pollution-biodiesel-glyphosate-and-covid-19/
- Saine A. Indications for Carbnoneum oxygenisatum in Covid-19. Hpathy.com, Jan. 18, 2022. https://hpathy.com/materia-medica/indications-for-carbnoneum-oxygenisatum-in-covid-19/
- Carbon monoxide poisoning. Mayo Clinic, n.d. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/carbon-monoxide/symptoms-causes/syc-20370642
- What is ozone? United States Environmental Protection Agency, n.d. https://www.epa.gov/ozone-pollution-and-your-patients-health/what-ozone
- Subbaraman N. Extreme wildfires’ smoke threatens ozone layer, studies show. The Wall Street Journal, Mar. 17, 2022.
- Health effects of ozone in the general population. United States Environmental Protection Agency, n.d. https://www.epa.gov/ozone-pollution-and-your-patients-health/health-effects-ozone-general-population#intro
- Gajdos P. I can’t breathe – Ozonum in COVID-19. Hpathy.com, Nov. 18, 2022. https://hpathy.com/clinical-cases/ozonum-i-cant-breathe-ozonum-in-covid-19/
- Gajdos PS. Ozonum—the global impact. Homoeopathic Links. 2020;33(04):283-296. https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0040-1715866
- Morrison R. The Desktop Guide to Keynotes and Confirmatory Symptoms. Hahnemann Clinic Publishing; 1993.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Summer 2022🖨️ Print post