Homeopathy for Perennial Asthma in Adolescents: Pilot Feasibility Study Testing a Randomised Withdrawal Design.
CONCLUSIONS: This pilot study supports the feasibility of the double-blind randomised withdrawal design in studies investigating homeopathy on teenage asthma, when performed by specialists following a standardised clinical-pharmaceutical homeopathic protocol. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION: RBR-6XTS8Z. PMID: 29579763 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
There is no doubt that many people — including the majority of scientists — regard homeopathy with extreme scepticism. But many patients claim it's life-changing. Here are four of them.
The US Food and Drug Administration plans to go after homeopathic remedies that are unsafe for consumers and offer unproven benefits in the treatment of serious illnesses, such as cancer and asthma, the agency announced Monday.
Conclusions: The clinicians learnt to pay more attention to the cultural mindset of patients. The results are positive when dialogue, scientific expertise and effective therapies, as biological drugs, are there.
Follow me on Twitter @drClaire More and more, I have families in my practice who are trying out treatments and therapies I didn’t prescribe. Most of the time, it’s absolutely fine. Other times, it’s not. “Complementary and alternative medicine” is a broad term that refers to treatments that are not generally part of traditional Western medicine. It includes things like herbal remedies, dietary supplements or alternative diets, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, Chinese remedies, Reiki, or hypnosis. It also includes things like yoga or meditation — and chiropractic medicine. Many of th...
(Reuters Health) - Alternative medicine practitioners like homeopaths and acupuncturists may claim to treat allergies or asthma, but a study in Canada found that many there offer remedies that are unproven or even dangerous. “Complementary and alternative medicine continues to grow in popularity ― particularly in the areas of allergy and asthma ― despite ongoing controversies,” said lead author Timothy Caulfield, research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. “Both asthma and allergies can be a serious health condition,” Caulfield told Reuters Health by email. &ldquo...
Conclusions The majority of alternative healthcare clinics studied advertised interventions for allergy and asthma. Many offerings are unproven. A policy response may be warranted in order to safeguard the public interest.
In this study of thousand patients around 244(24.4%) patients including 148(14.8%) males and 96(9.6%) females were thought to be wrongly labelled as bronchial asthma and were advised to stop inhalers, however 23(9.43%) patients out of these 244 including 14 females and 9 males had relapse in symptoms and were readvised to continue inhalational therapy, 221 patients remained symptom free at 3 months of follow up.
Conclusions Safe, effective, affordable homeopathic immunizations exist for almost every illness now targeted by unsafe, costly, failed conventional vaccinations. If the goal were to provide protection from disease in a safe manner, why aren’t these safe, inexpensive homeopathic options made available to the public on a large scale? Millions of dollars in healthcare costs would be saved by using a less expensive immunization. Most significant would be the reduction of vaccine-caused diseases including autism, asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, and cancer. The health of Americans would improve in drama...
CONCLUSION: Compared with healthy adolescents, CAM use is more prevalent among adolescents with chronic conditions. Nevertheless, CAM may predominantly be used as a complementary treatment option rather than substituting conventional drugs. PMID: 27607464 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: The results seem to confirm that homeopathic medicine produces positive therapeutic response in atopic children. PMID: 27473542 [PubMed - in process]