April 15 event to show how homeopathy can combat bird flu

As avian (bird) flu continues to spread across the globe toward American soil, fear of flu pandemic capable of killing millions of people has been rising. Public health officials are quietly preparing for the return of a global influenza supervirus, which is non-responsive to present-day antibiotics, and could well become the greatest influenza pandemic of all time.

During the 1918 Spanish influenza epidemic that took an estimated 40 million lives, homeopathic doctors treated thousands of patients with homeopathic remedies and had extremely low mortality rates.

Krista Voysest, the only certified homeopath in Illinois and Wisconsin, and founder of The Homeopathic Alternative, will hold a one-day intensive seminar that will teach you what you need to know about influenza and how to protect yourself and your family.

The seminar will be at Beloit College in the Morse Ingersoll Building, 700 College St., Beloit, Wis., from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,Saturday, April 15. Cost is $75 for pre-registration by April 7.

Homeopathy has been used successfully for hundreds of years, and offers new hope in treating the bird flu.

Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is based on the Law of Similars. This law has been verified experimentally and clinically for the last 200 years. The philosophy of homeopathy is that symptoms of illness and disease are signs of an activated immune system. Instead of looking upon the symptoms as something wrong that must be set right, symptoms are seen as signs of the way the body is attempting to help itself.

Unlike allopathic medicine, which works by suppressing symptoms until the condition subsides and the disease is pushed deeper into the economy of the individual, homeopathy incites the body to fight harder in the same direction the disease is already going, thus stimulating the body to finish the natural disease, which results in cure.

For example, instead of trying to stop a cough with suppressants, as conventional medicine does, a homeopath will give a remedy that will cause a cough in a healthy person, and thus stimulate the ill body to restore itself.

There are approximately 2,000 homeopathic remedies. The majority of the remedies come from the plant, animal and mineral kingdoms. They are diluted, pounded and shaken (a process called succusion) to create a more refined and gentle medicine. They are a completely natural form of medicine.

Voysest is a graduate of the Pacific Academy of Homeopathy and Louis Klein’s Masters Homeopathic Clinician. She became a certified homeopath in 1997, and is a registered member of the society of homeopaths in North America. Voysest began practicing in 1992 in California, and has been practicing in Wisconsin since 1997.

For more information about homeopathy, visit www.homeopathic.org or to contact Voysest, call 608-362-4940 or visit www.kristavoysest.com.

From the April 5-11, 2006, issue

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