Hepatitis C

Can homoeopathy cure Hepatitis C?

Ejaz, Faisalabad

To my knowledge, so far, not a single documented account of the successful treatment of Hepatitis C has been published in any standard journal on homoeopathy though claims of treating it successfully abound.

Every case in homoeopathy is a new case, quite different from all identical cases though they may bear the same disease-name as homoeopathy does not treat the disease name e.g. Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Malaria, etc. Homoeopathy provides symptomatic treatment, basing its prescription on the signs and symptoms of the patient, as narrated by him or his attendants, observed by the physician and the findings of the investigation reports. Given this fact, I feel, homoeopathy should be able to treat an individual with Hepatitis C. That is why, I advised you to consult Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Chaudhry.

You are right, homoeopathy does not attempt to kill the virus nor can it do so. It aims at strengthening and fortifying the defence system of the body so that the virulence of the virus is staved off. To what extent such attempts are successful, I am not in a position to say with authority as such cases require long term monitoring and once the patient gets better, one loses sight of him forever, never knowing to what extent and for what duration did the treatment hold good?

As far the course of Interferon for six months is concerned, I am not in a position to offer comments. However, can give you a few suggestions:

1. Ask the specialist about the success rate of Interferon course.
2. Ask him if all the lab values would return to normal?
3. If the lab values return to normal, for how long will they hold good?
4. Request him if he can give you names of his former patients who have fully recovered under Interferon course?

I wish you all the best for your health,

Ahmad Fakir Muhammad, Homoeopath