Epstein-Barr Homeopathy Medicine
Epstein- Barr is a herpes virus that causes infectious
mononucleosis and is associated with Burkitt’s lymphoma and
nasopharyngeal carcinoma. It is also known as EB virus. The
infectious virus was named after two British virologists, Michael
Anthony Epstein and Y.M. Barr.
This mysterious infectious illness afflicts an estimated 3
million Americans and 90 million people worldwide. Everyone
is susceptible but it primarily strikes Caucasian women under the
age of 45 and young urban professionals. Even children are at
Also known as Chronic Epstein-Barr virus (CEBV), Chronic fatigue
syndrome (CFS), Chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome
(CFIDS) and Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), stress may affect the
immune system, leaving it susceptible to an autoimmune
disorder. Epstein-Barr is a latent virus, meaning it stays in
the system. This is not a problem for most people, although
this certainly isn’t always the case.
Symptoms of Epstein-Barr may include: fever, extreme
fatigue, sore throat (often severe), swollen tonsils, swollen lymph
nodes in the neck, enlargement of the spleen and liver and a
Though researchers are working on a vaccine or cure for
Epstein-Barr, the conventional medical treatment is to “wait it
out” and use medication only if needed for the symptoms.
However, alternative physicians are proving a specific approach to
the needs of each individual patient can be successful with
Epstein-Barr Homeopathy Medicine.
Homeopathic practitioners access each symptom of the patient’s
medical history and determine the root cause of the problems.
The practitioner then recommends one or more Epstein-Barr
Homeopathy Medicines based on these factors. By dealing with the
root problem, the symptoms will lessen and eventually
One common theme in the treatment of Epstein-Barr is to
strengthen the immune system. Many practitioners recommend
eliminating all refined sugar, caffeine, alcohol, junk food and
fast food and increasing protein, water, fruits and vegetables.
The following Epstein-Barr Homeopathy Medicines may be effective
for fever related EB:
• Belladonna - for sudden onset of fever during early
stages of mononucleosis
• Ferrum phosphoricum – for a painful cough and sore chest during
the early stages of a fever
• Kali muriaticum – for extremely swollen tonsils, but when taken
with Ferrum phosphoricum may be useful for treating infectious
Professional homeopaths may also recommend the following
Epstein-Barr Homeopathy medicines:
• Arsenicum – useful for exhaustion, aching and burning from
stiffness, tendency to migraines, blurred vision.
• Mercurius – useful for profuse seating, weakness in the limbs,
alternating hot and cold body temperature, painful aching bones,
excessive salivation, teeth marks around the edges of a swollen
tongue, tremendous thirst and a bluish-red throat with a constant
desire to swallow
• Phytolacca – useful for pain when swallowing that radiates to the
Other helpful Epstein-Barr Homeopathy Medicines include Baryta
carbonia, Conium, Hepar sulphuricum and Lachesis.