A Canadian homeopath and naturopath used rabid dog saliva to “treat” a four-year-old little boy misbehaving. According to her blog post, Anke Zimmermann used a diluted form to resolve the child’s aggressive behavior:
“A 4-year-old boy with sleep and behavioural problems, including aggression and violence towards school mates, hiding under tables and growling, improves nicely with a homeopathic remedy made from the saliva of a rabid dog, Lyssinum.”
Zimmermann’s post described a child named Jonah and how he had sleeping issues along with acts of violence, anger and actually growling at people. Jonah also suffered from fears and nightmares about werewolves, wolves, zombies and ghosts. When the child was younger, he had been bitten by a dog, and even though the dog’s bite barely broke the child’s skin on his hand, Zimmermann was sure that was the issue.
“A bite from an animal, with out without rabies vaccination, had the potential to imprint an altered state in the person who was bitten, in some ways similar to a rabies infection. This can include over-excitability, difficulties sleeping, aggression and various fears, especially of dogs or wolves…”
And so came the treatment of rabid dog saliva, and months later, Zimmermann said the mother reported Jonah had made some improvement. She did admit she didn’t know how it worked, and the saliva had been so diluted it wouldn’t contain any trace of the rabies virus.
Under the homeopathy principles, ailments can be cured using similar substances that allegedly produced the disease or its symptoms.
According to Ars Technica, Health Canada approved the rabid-dog treatment, known as Lyssinum . British Columbia provincial health officer Bonnie Henry told The Washington Post on Wednesday that rabies is almost always fatal if not treated:
“There is no evidence that I am aware of that shows Lyssin has any therapeutic benefit,” she said. “More importantly, I am concerned that if a product did actually contain what is suggested, saliva from a rabid dog, that would put the patient at risk of contracting rabies, a serious, fatal illness.”
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