The trick to using homeopathy is finding the remedy that is right for your flu. It is not based on the bug that you caught. It is based on how your body has responded, and what your individual symptoms are. So, obviously, there is not ONE homeopathic remedy for the flu – there are several hundred remedies. Here are a few of the most common remedies.
You may have seen Oscillococcinum in the stores. This is a general remedy for a flu if you feel stiff all over, and sensitive to cold. You may be shivering, have headaches, abdominal cramping and diarrhea, and needle-like pain in your ears. Even though you are cold, you might feel better in fresh air.
If you have the flu and it has you feeling drowsy, dull and unable to concentrate, and so completely exhausted that it is hard to lift your head off the pillow or keep your eyes open, you need GELSEMIUM.
If instead you have that deep ache that reaches to your bones, you feel sore just from sitting down, and you are so restless that you can’t get comfortable; plus you feel much worse in cold, wet weather, you are more likely to need EUPATORIUM.
If the pounding headaches are the worst symptom, you are irritable and can’t stand even the slightest bit of motion…BRYONIA is your remedy of choice. When people need bryonia, they are also incredibly thirsty and dry, and feel much worse in a hot room.
A flu that would benefit from BELLADONNA is one where your face is very red including lips and sometimes your tongue. Your head will be hot, but your extremities may be cold. The flu symptoms and fever come on very fast. Even though you are hot, you may not be sweating.
Typically I recommend getting a 30C dose, and taking it 3-4 times a day. Once you start to get sick, the sooner you can take your remedy, the better it will work.