Biological Actions, Electrical Conductance and Silicon-Containing Microparticles of Arsenicum Album Prepared in Plastic and Glass Vials.
CONCLUSION:  The non-specific, pro-inflammatory effects might be attributed to organic residuals detached from the vials' plastic walls during manipulation. Instead, specific silica-independent effects of the homeopathic medicine can be attributed to the decrease of interleukin-6 after treatment with the 200th centesimal dilution of arsenic. PMID: 30290377 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - October 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dalboni LC, Coelho CP, Palombo Pedro RR, Correia MS, de Santana FR, Cardoso TN, Pinto SAG, Alvares-Saraiva AM, Dutra-Correa M, Peres GB, Holandino C, Rossi A, César AT, Waisse S, Bonamin LV Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Electronic Registration in Complementary/Homeopathic Medical Practice with Identification of 'Best Homeopathic Cases': A Pilot Study.
Abstract BACKGROUND:  Practice-based registration could identify 'general' and 'homeopathic' prognostic factors for therapeutic success in patients who seek complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)/homeopathic treatment. Identification of 'best homeopathic cases' within a database could inform clinical research and improve homeopathic practice. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of registration in daily CAM/homeopathic practice, evaluate patient-reported outcome measures and tools for identifying 'best homeopathic cases' and to make recommendations for an electronic database. METHODS: &em...
Source: Homeopathy - October 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Klein-Laansma CT, Rutten ALB, Fruijtier PC, Wijtenburg HHM Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Reasons for Use of and Experiences with Homeopathic Treatment as an Adjunct to Usual Cancer Care: Results of a Small Qualitative Study.
CONCLUSION:  The cancer patients in this study sought homeopathy to address their hopes and concerns and to help them face obstacles and find support. They were actively taking responsibility for their own health and valued the whole person approach used by their homeopaths. Participants reported improved well-being both at the physical and mental levels. The results provide a basis for further research to learn more from patients' experiences with this intervention. Such knowledge could potentially be helpful to improve healthcare practitioners' communication with patients, and thereby patients' overall care. PM...
Source: Homeopathy - September 21, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yde C, Viksveen P, Duckworth J Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Homeopathy Seen as Personalised Nanomedicine.
Abstract Among all the discoveries of Hahnemann, potentisation was the most important, though controversial. The curative effect of individualised homeopathic potencies is empirical but inexplicable by the conventional principles of science. This paradox is a highly contentious topic of debate between rationalists and homeopaths. Recent discoveries relating to the nano-particulate nature of homeopathic ultra-high potencies and their potential effect on individual gene expression give new insights into this complex issue. It is concluded that homeopathy may be viewed as 'personalised nanomedicine'. PMID: 30208...
Source: Homeopathy - September 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rajendran ES Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Quantitative and Qualitative Pathogenetic Indices for Review of Data Derived from Homeopathic Pathogenetic Trials.
CONCLUSION:  The symptoms exhibited by volunteers in the verum arm were more numerous and more intense than those in the placebo arm. An innovative and logical method of reporting of symptoms and analysis has been introduced by the use of these pathogenetic indices, which can be used in future as measurement tools for analysis of data from HPTs. PMID: 30144788 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - August 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shah R Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Nanoparticle Characterisation of Traditional Homeopathically Manufactured Cuprum metallicum and Gelsemium sempervirens Medicines and Controls.
CONCLUSION:  Potentisation influences specifically the nature of NPs detected. This material demonstrates that the step-by-step process (dynamised or not) does not match with the theoretical expectations in a dilution process. The Avogadro/Loschmidt limit is not relevant at all. It was not possible to reproduce the findings of Chikramane et al (2010) using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry with copper. Copper NPs could not be detected at 4cH and above. PMID: 30144789 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - August 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Van Wassenhoven M, Goyens M, Capieaux E, Devos P, Dorfman P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised, Other-than-Placebo Controlled, Trials of Individualised Homeopathic Treatment.
This study focuses on randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of individualised homeopathic treatment (IHT) in which the control (comparator) group was other than placebo (OTP). AIMS:  To determine the comparative effectiveness of IHT on health-related outcomes in adults and children for any clinical condition that has been the subject of at least one OTP-controlled trial. For each study, to assess the risk of bias and to determine whether its study attitude was predominantly 'pragmatic' or 'explanatory'. METHODS:  Systematic review. For each eligible trial, published in the peer-reviewed literature up to t...
Source: Homeopathy - August 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mathie RT, Ulbrich-Zürni S, Viksveen P, Roberts ER, Baitson ES, Legg LA, Davidson JRT Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

A Pilot Study of Prospective Data Collection by Italian Homeopathic Doctors.
CONCLUSION:  The recruited group was smaller than expected, but data from most participants could be collected. Positive clinical outcomes were recorded and LR of a few specific fears contributed to distinguish Phosphorus patients from the remaining population. PMID: 30086595 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - August 7, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andreoli B, Zanolin E, Bellavite P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Individualisation and High Dilution.
PMID: 30053764 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - July 27, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fisher P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Homeopathic Treatment of Insomnia and Symptom Clusters Related to Cerebral Chemotoxicity in Oncology.
CONCLUSION:  This selected protocol, derived from a physiopathological knowledge of the symptoms, seems to be well suited to the prevention and treatment of post-chemotherapeutic cerebral inflammation. It is essential to start the homeopathic treatment before the chemotherapy session to anticipate the emergence of the 'chemo-brain' side effects. This proposed prevention protocol must be confirmed and quantified by randomised studies. PMID: 30021236 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bagot JL, Marechaud N, Deana N, Wendling J Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Case Reports of Five Cancer Patients with Unusual Course.
CONCLUSION:  The appropriate homeopathic remedy, reflecting the Scholten approach, seemed to have beneficial impact on the disease process of the five individuals presented. PMID: 29908526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - June 16, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Payrhuber D, Thieves K, Sangaletti P, Muehlmann J, Frass M Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Homeopathic Medicines as Add-on to Institutional Management Protocol for Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Children: An Open-Label Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSION:  Adjunctive homeopathic medicines may improve clinical outcomes associated with AES. Further randomized and controlled studies, using double-blinded trial design, are recommended to discover if the current findings may be corroborated. PMID: 29871023 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - June 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Oberai P, Varanasi R, Padmanabhan M, Upadhyaya A, Singh S, Singh SP, Vikram D, Khan T, Prasad R, Gupta AK, Singh JR, Manchanda RK Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Ultra-High Dilutions and Homeopathy: Can They Be Explained without Non-Local Theory?
Abstract We discuss questions related to the 'Benveniste Affair', its consequences and broader issues in an attempt to understand homeopathy. Specifically, we address the following points: 1.:  The relationship between the experiments conducted by Benveniste, Montagnier, their collaborators and groups that independently tested their results, to 'traditional' homeopathy. 2.:  Possible non-local components such as 'generalised entanglement' as the basis of the homeopathic phenomenon and experimental evidence for them. 3.:  The capability of highly diluted homeopathic remedies to provoke tangible biolo...
Source: Homeopathy - June 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Almirantis Y, Tsitinidis K Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Response to Individualized Homeopathic Treatment for Depression in Climacteric Women with History of Domestic Violence, Marital Dissatisfaction or Sexual Abuse: Results from the HOMDEP-MENOP Study.
CONCLUSIONS:  Individualized homeopathic treatment is associated with response to depression treatment in climacteric women with high levels of domestic violence, sexual abuse or marital dissatisfaction. Further studies should be conducted to evaluate its efficacy specifically for post-traumatic stress disorder in battered women. CLINICALTRIALS. GOV IDENTIFIER: NCT01635218,:  URL: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01635218?term=depression+homeopathy&rank=1. PMID: 29871025 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - June 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Macías-Cortés EDC, Llanes-González L, Aguilar-Faisal L, Asbun-Bojalil J Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Assessment of Likelihood Ratio for Four Contact Dermatitis Symptoms of Vinca Minor.
CONCLUSION:  There was insufficient evidence to attribute any of the four assessed symptoms clearly to VM. Though non-significant, a high LR was observed for "itching amelioration in open air" (symptom 3). Symptoms in the homeopathic materia medica for VM are perhaps over-represented. More research of this nature is warranted. PMID: 29783275 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - May 21, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bagchi S, Nayak C, Rutten L, Koley M, Saha S, Roy M, Abbas SJ, Ghosh S, Halder S, Wani GN, Mir AA, Bhat SA Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Symptom Similarity versus Disease Similarity: Revisiting the Application of the Law of Similars and Challenging the Symptom-Centric Approach in Homeopathy.
Abstract The system of homeopathic medicine is based on the Law of Similars. It is often implied by students and practitioners of homeopathy that the fundamental principle suggests that if the substance is capable of producing certain 'symptoms', it can also remove, treat, or 'annihilate' similar symptoms if the same substance is administered in a small dose. Hahnemann clearly highlights the importance of pathogenesis or 'disease-producing power', and not just the symptoms-producing power, as a part of the 'totality of the disease'. The author perceives the need for a rectification in the symptom-centric approach ...
Source: Homeopathy - May 16, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shah R Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Water-Related Mechanisms Proposed for Storing and Transmitting Homeopathic Information: Putative Links with Biological Responses.
CONCLUSION:  Further studies are needed to ascertain whether and which of these hypotheses may be related to potential cellular effects of homeopathic preparations, such as organization of metabolic pathways or selective gene expression. PMID: 29768636 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - May 16, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Guedes JRP, Bonamin LV, Capelozzi VL Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Phase-Transition-Induced Pattern Formation Applied to Basic Research on Homeopathy: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS:  Although the number of experimental studies in the area is still rather limited, the long tradition in the application of PTPF methods and the dynamics of the present developments point out the high potential of these methods and indicate that they might meet the demand for scientific methods to study potentized preparations. PMID: 29768637 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - May 16, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kokornaczyk MO, Scherr C, Bodrova NB, Baumgartner S Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Homeopathic Prevention and Management of Epidemic Diseases.
CONCLUSION:  Several different homeopathic methods can be used to treat epidemic diseases. The challenge for the future is to refine these approaches and to build on the knowledge base with additional rigorous trials. If and when conventional medicine runs out of options for treating epidemic diseases, homeopathy could be seen as an attractive alternative, but only if there is viable experimental evidence of its success. PMID: 29753299 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - May 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jacobs J Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

An N-of-1 Feasibility Study of Homeopathic Treatment for Fatigue in Patients Receiving Chemotherapy.
CONCLUSION:  Adequate recruitment was not feasible in this setting. The n-of-1 study design is feasible in this population from the perspective of the ability to complete the trial. No conclusion on the efficacy of homeopathy for this individual can be made. It is unclear as to whether multiple treatments of chemotherapy would be an appropriate clinical situation in which to apply the n-of-1 trial methodology. Future studies should pilot adaptations to this study design. PMID: 29734461 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - May 7, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Brulé D, Balon J, Zhao L, Seely D Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

A New Publisher and New Directions.
PMID: 29681026 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - April 22, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fisher P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Systematic Review of Plant-Based Homeopathic Basic Research: An Update.
CONCLUSIONS:  Regarding research design, future trials should implement adequate controls to identify specific effects of homeopathic preparations and include systematic negative control experiments. Further external and internal replication trials, and control of influencing factors, are needed to verify results. Standardised test systems should be developed. PMID: 29621812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - April 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ücker A, Baumgartner S, Sokol A, Huber R, Doesburg P, Jäger T Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

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] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - March 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mitchiguian Hotta L, Cardinalli Adler U, de Toledo Cesar A, Martinez EZ, Demarzo MMP Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

A Theoretical Approach to Selection of a Biologically Active Substance in Ultra-Low Doses for Effective Action on a Biological System.
CONCLUSION:  It is shown that the effect of BAS in ultra-low doses on BS can be replaced by the effect of a beam of low-intensity photons, if the frequency of photons equals the precession frequency of spin in spin structures created by BS. Consequently, the color of bodies placed near a biological system is able to exert an effective action on the biological system: that is "color therapy" is possible. It is also supposed that the spin-flip effect may be used not only for determining the precession frequency of spin in spin structures created by BS but also for therapeutic action on biological systems. ...
Source: Homeopathy - March 22, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Boldyreva LB Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

In Vitro Effects of Homeopathic Drugs on Cultured Escherichia coli.
CONCLUSION:  Based on our results, effects of homeopathic treatment of UTI are not based on direct bactericidal or bacteriostatic effects. These findings are in concordance with the hypothesis that homeopathy is based on host effects: for example, activation of the immune system, rather than effects on pathogens. PMID: 29566404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - March 22, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pannek J, Kurmann C, Imbach E, Amsler F, Pannek-Rademacher S Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Management of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders in Patients ≥ 65 Years of Age by Homeopath General Practitioners versus Conventional General Practitioners, with Overview of the EPI3-LASER Study Results.
Management of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders in Patients ≥ 65 Years of Age by Homeopath General Practitioners versus Conventional General Practitioners, with Overview of the EPI3-LASER Study Results. Homeopathy. 2018 Mar 20;: Authors: Danno K, Duru G, Vetel JM Abstract BACKGROUND:  The increasing use of psychotropic drugs to treat anxiety and depressive disorders (ADDs) is concerning. According to the study, 'Etude Pharmacoépidémiologique de l'Impact de Santé Publique des modes de prise en charge pour 3 groupes de pathologies' (EPI3)-LASER, adult ADD patients who consult...
Source: Homeopathy - March 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Danno K, Duru G, Vetel JM Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Integration of Homeopathy and Complementary Medicine in the Tuscan Public Health System and the Experience of the Homeopathic Clinic of the Lucca Hospital.
CONCLUSIONS:  These results suggest that homeopathy can effectively be integrated with allopathic medicine and that the Tuscan experience could provide a useful reference for developing national and European regulations on the use of CM and homeopathy in public healthcare. PMID: 29549880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - March 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rossi E, Di Stefano M, Picchi M, Panozzo MA, Noberasco C, Nurra L, Baccetti S Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Contributing Reviewers in 2017.
Authors: PMID: 29528471 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

HRI Malta 2017: Homeopathy Research-Past, Present and Future.
PMID: 29528472 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Roberts ER, Tournier AL Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Homeopathy Use in the United States and Implications for Public Health: A Review.
Abstract Homeopathy is used by just over 2% of the U.S. population, predominantly for respiratory, otorhinolaryngology, and musculoskeletal complaints. Individual users who see a homeopathic provider for care are more likely to perceive the therapy as helpful than those who do not; however, only 19% of users in the United States see a provider. The rest presumably rely upon over-the-counter products. Recent clinical trials highlight several areas in which homeopathy may play a role in improving public health, including infectious diseases, pain management, mental health, and cancer care. This review examines recen...
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dossett ML, Yeh GY Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

The N-of-1 Clinical Trial: A Timely Research Opportunity in Homeopathy.
CONCLUSION:  The N-of-1 trial design offers important new investigative possibilities in homeopathy and should be explored as a means to optimise individualised health care or investigate effectiveness of the homeopathic intervention compared with placebo in individual subjects. PMID: 29528474 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ulbrich-Zürni S, Teut M, Roll S, Mathie RT Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Degree of Response to Homeopathic Potencies Correlates with Dipole Moment Size in Molecular Detectors: Implications for Understanding the Fundamental Nature of Serially Diluted and Succussed Solutions.
CONCLUSIONS:  Analysis of the optical changes occurring on interaction with potencies suggests that in all cases potencies increase the polarity of molecular detectors to a degree that correlates with the size of the compound's permanent or ground dipole moment. These results can be explained by inferring that potencies themselves have polarity. Possible candidates for the identity of potencies, based on these and previously reported results, are discussed. PMID: 29528475 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cartwright SJ Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Evidence that Extreme Dilutions of Paclitaxel and Docetaxel Alter Gene Expression of In Vitro Breast Cancer Cells.
This study investigated the effects of ultramolecular dilution of the taxane anti-cancer drugs, which are not commonly used in homeopathic medicines, on mRNA expression profiles of five key genes (p53, p21, COX-2, TUBB2A and TUBB3) in the breast cancer cell line MCF-7. METHOD:  MCF-7 cells were exposed to paclitaxel (Taxol) or docetaxel (Taxotere) preparations (6X, 5C and 15C dilutions prepared from pharmacological concentration of 25 nmol/L) for 72 hours. The cell culture groups were evaluated with the trypan blue dye exclusion method for the proliferation/cytotoxicity rates, immuno-staining β-tubulin for m...
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Şeker S, Güven C, Akçakaya H, Bahtiyar N, Akbaş F, Onaran İ Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Homeopathic Dilutions, Hahnemann Principles, and the Solvent Issue: Must We Address Ethanol as a "Homeopathic" or a "Chemical" Issue?
CONCLUSION:  Any author working with homeopathic dilutions containing a molar fraction of ethanol higher than 20% should take into account the fact that ethanol is cytotoxic and may be a catalyst to the formation of nanobubbles, and so should adjust the experimental approach accordingly. PMID: 29528477 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chirumbolo S, Bjørklund G Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Proofs that Homeopathic Medicine Works: Dossier "Scientific Evidence for Homeopathy" (Revista de Homeopatia, S ão Paulo Homeopathic Medical Association).
Proofs that Homeopathic Medicine Works: Dossier "Scientific Evidence for Homeopathy" (Revista de Homeopatia, São Paulo Homeopathic Medical Association). Homeopathy. 2018 Feb;107(1):45 Authors: Teixeira MZ PMID: 29528478 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Teixeira MZ Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

The Materialist View of Homeopathy: An Alternative Hypothesis and the Connection with Hormesis.
PMID: 29528479 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Upadhyay RP Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

HRI Malta 2017-Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy: HRI's Third International Research Conference in Malta.
Abstract The third international conference on "Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy" organised by the Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI) was held on the inspiring and historic island of Malta from 9th to 11th of June, 2017. One hundred and two abstracts underwent peer review by the HRI Scientific Advisory Committee and external experts to produce the programme of 36 oral presentations and 37 posters, presented by researchers from 19 countries. The 2.5-day programme covered a diverse range of topics, including quantitative and qualitative clinical research, basic research, veterinary research, and provin...
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mosley AJ, Roberts ER, Partington H, Gaertner K, Fisher P, Rutten ALBL, Mathie RT, Cartwright SJ, Fixsen A, Kokornaczyk MO, Sokol AM, Tournier AL Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Homeopathy and intellectual honesty.
PMID: 29157468 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fisher P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Model validity of randomised placebo-controlled trials of non-individualised homeopathic treatment.
CONCLUSION: Of the 26 RCTs of non-individualised homeopathy that were judged 'not at high risk of bias', nine have been rated 'acceptable MVHT'. One of those nine studies was designated 'high quality' overall ('acceptable MVHT' and 'reliable evidence'), and is thus currently the only reported RCT that represents best therapeutic practice as well as unbiased evidence in non-individualised homeopathy. As well as minimising risk of bias, new RCTs in this area must aim to maximise MVHT and clarity of reporting. PMID: 29157469 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mathie RT, Van Wassenhoven M, Rutten ALB, Klein-Laansma CT, Eizayaga J, Pla I Castellsagué A, Jong MC, Manchanda RK, Dantas F, Oberbaum M, Frye J, Roniger H, Baumgartner S, van Haselen R, Nicolai T, Fisher P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Therapeutic potential of HIV nosode 30c as evaluated in A549 lung cancer cells.
CONCLUSION: HIV 30c nosode has therapeutic potential for inducing cytotoxic effects on A549 cells as manifested by changes in nuclear condensation, DNA fragmentation, ROS generation and MMP, and for its inhibitory action on cell proliferation, cell migration, expression of telomerase reverse transcriptase and Top II genes, and increasing expression of pro-apoptotic genes. PMID: 29157470 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Khuda-Bukhsh AR, Mondal J, Shah R Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Case reports on integrated management of tubercular disease.
CONCLUSION: The addition of homeopathy to ATT is patient friendly, cost effective and appears to reduces the duration of treatment. Its role as immuno-modulatory therapy should be evaluated and explored. PMID: 29157471 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chand KS, Kapoor P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance characterization of traditional homeopathically manufactured copper (Cuprum metallicum) and plant (Gelsemium sempervirens) medicines and controls.
CONCLUSION: There is clear evidence that homeopathic solutions cannot be considered as pure water as commonly assumed. Instead, we have evidenced a clear memory effect upon dilution/potentization of a substance (water, lactose, copper, gelsemium) reflected by different rotational correlation times and average H⋯H distances. A possible explanation for such a memory effect may lie in the formation of mesoscopic water structures around nanoparticles and/or nanobubbles mediated by zero-point fluctuations of the vacuum electromagnetic field as suggested by quantum field theories. The existence of an Avogadro's 'wall' for home...
Source: Homeopathy - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Van Wassenhoven M, Goyens M, Henry M, Capieaux E, Devos P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

A review of machines and devices to potentize homeopathic medicines.
CONCLUSIONS: Both the commercial potentizers, Quinn's machine and the K-Tronic potentizer, are completely automated and therefore reduce the manual labour and variation in succussive forces during each step, which may produce uniformity in physico-chemical changes within the resulting homeopathic medicines. PMID: 29157473 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Basu A, Suresh AK, Kane SG, Bellare JR Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Private and institutionalised patients' use of homeopathy in the early nineteenth century.
Abstract Medicine underwent a major crisis in the 18th century and several approaches, including homeopathy, were formulated to fill the void left by the fall of traditional Galenic medicine. While most of the literature deals with the reasons doctors had to shift to homeopathy, the patients' views became the focus of increasing scholarly attention along the past 20 years. In this article I present and discuss the current knowledge about the socio-demographic characteristics and medical complaints of patients who sought homeopathic care in the early 19th century in both private and institutional settings. The resu...
Source: Homeopathy - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Waisse S Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Corrigendum to "Generalisability of prognostic factor research: further analysis of data from the IIPCOS2 study" [Homeopathy 106 (3) (2017) 155-159].
Corrigendum to "Generalisability of prognostic factor research: further analysis of data from the IIPCOS2 study" [Homeopathy 106 (3) (2017) 155-159]. Homeopathy. 2017 Nov;106(4):260 Authors: Miglani A, Rutten L, Manchanda RK PMID: 29157475 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Miglani A, Rutten L, Manchanda RK Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Hormesis and homeopathy: a step forward.
PMID: 28844284 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Calabrese EJ Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Zincum metallicum research: an international scientific collaboration in homeopathy.
PMID: 28844285 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bonamin LV, Bellavite P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Metal nanoparticle induced hormetic activation: a novel mechanism of homeopathic medicines.
CONCLUSIONS: Hormetic activation has been shown for the first time with standard homeopathic high-potency remedies. These findings should have a profound effect in understanding these extreme dilutions from a biological perspective. PMID: 28844286 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chikramane PS, Suresh AK, Kane SG, Bellare JR Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Reproducibility of the effects of homeopathically potentised Argentum nitricum on the growth of Lemna gibba L. in a randomised and blinded bioassay.
CONCLUSIONS: With the original study design (disregarding gibbosity status of L. gibba) results of the original study could not be reproduced sensu stricto. We conclude that the growth state gibbosity is crucial for successful reproduction of the original study. Different physiological states of the test organisms used for bioassays for homeopathic basic research must carefully be considered. PMID: 28844287 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Majewsky V, Scherr C, Schneider C, Arlt SP, Baumgartner S Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Generalisability of prognostic factor research: further analysis of data from the IIPCOS2 study.
Abstract Prognostic factor research is important as it helps in refining diagnosis, taking clinical and therapeutic decisions, enhances the design and analysis of intervention trials and helps to identify targets for new interventions that aim to modify the course of a disease. Prognostic factor research in homeopathy can be done by applying Bayes' theorem. This paper considers Bayes' theorem; Likelihood Ratio, conditional probability and research in subpopulations of a condition with examples. We analysed the likelihood ratios for 11 homeopathic medicines for the symptom 'cough' and other upper respiratory tract ...
Source: Homeopathy - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Miglani A, Rutten L, Manchanda RK Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research