Efficacy of Homoeopathic Prophylaxis in Chikungunya

Dr. Kurian PJ
Lecturer, Dept of Repertory, Fr. Muller Homoeopathic Medical College, Deralakatte,
Mangalore, Karnataka, India, Pincode: 574160,  Email: drpjkurian@yahoo.com

Dr Ramakrishna Rao,
Tutor, Dept of Pathology, Fr. Muller Homoeopathic Medical College, Deralakatte,
Mangalore, Karnataka, India, Pincode: 574160, Email: ramakrishnaraop@gmail.com

Key words:- , Chikungunya,  Homoeopathic Prophylaxis

Abstract:– ‘Chikungunya’ a viral disease spread by Aedes mosquito is characterized by the presence of fever with chills, arthritis and rash. The arthritis is severe and it usually acquires the sub acute form. It may persist for 3-4 months in some cases. Old aged individuals usually succumb to this disease.

Homoeopathic medicine mainly Rhus tox 200 was administered as genus epidemicus. The remedies like Eupatorium perfoliatum, Ledum pal, Belladona and Bryonia alba were also used in some cases. Medicines were distrubuted for around 42,000 individuals. A random sample of 100 was taken and Chi-square test was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the prophylaxis which proved beyond doubt that it provided an effective prophylaxis against chikungunya.

Introduction:- ‘Chikungunya’ a viral disease caused by Arbovirus genus is transmitted by Aedes mosquito. This disease is characterized by chills with fever, arthritis and rash. The arthritis is one of the major symptoms of the disease which usually cripple the patient from few days to few months. Old aged individuals usually succumb to this disease due to its complications which are pneumonia and encephalitis. The chikungunya outbreak was notified in Puttur taluk of Dakshina Kanara district of Karnataka during April 2008.

Genus epidemic medicine which was Rhus-tox was distributed to around 38,232 individuals. Medicines like Eupatorium perfoliatum(849 individuals), Belladona(729individuals), Bryonia alba(1564individuals) and Ledum palustre(626 individuals) were also distributed to those who did not require Rhus-tox. This endevour was implemented by the joint effort of Preventive & Social Medicine department of   Fr. Muller Homoeopathic Medical College and Dept of Health, Govt of Karnataka.

Objective:- To find out the efficacy of Homoeopathic prophylaxis.

Null Hypothesis: Homoeopathic drugs are not effective prophylaxis for Chickungunya.

Alternative Hypothesis: Homoeopathic drugs are effective prophylaxis for Chikungunya.

Conclusion : Homoeopathic remedies are effective prophylactic for Chikungunya.

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