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

Structural and thermal analyses of zinc and lactose in homeopathic triturated systems.
Abstract BACKGROUND: A series of different experimental approaches was applied in Zincum metallicum (Zinc met.) samples and lactose controls. Experiments were designed to elucidate the effect of zinc trituration and dynamization on physicochemical properties of homeopathic formulations, using lactose as excipient. METHODS: Zinc met. potencies (Zinc met 1-3c) were triturated and dynamized using lactose as excipient, according to Brazilian Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. Lactose samples (LAC 1-3c) were also prepared following the same protocol and used as controls. The samples were analyzed structurally by Atomic Ab...
Source: Homeopathy - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Holandino C, Oliveira AP, Homsani F, de Paiva JP, Barbosa GM, de Lima Zanetti MR, de Barros Fernandes T, Siqueira CM, da Veiga VF, Coli Louvisse de Abreu L, Marzotto M, Bernardi P, Bonamin LV, Bellavite P, Rossi AL, Picciani PHS Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Differential effects of Zincum metallicum on cell models.
CONCLUSIONS: Differing responses and non-linearity were found on macrophages challenged with Zincum metallicum at high dilutions. No changes in melanoma cells were observed. Customised assays using target cells can be useful to investigate high-dilution effects. Other cell types and conditions should be explored. PMID: 28844290 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gonçalves JP, Dos Santos MLF, Rossi GR, Costa Gagosian VS, de Oliveira CC Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Could the study of cavitation luminescence be useful in high dilution research?
This article tries to examine whether, despite objections and difficulties, the detection or the study of cavitational luminescence in solutions during potentisation could be useful as a physical tool in high dilution research. PMID: 28844291 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hibou F Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

In  vitro effects of Zinc in soluble and homeopathic formulations on macrophages and astrocytes.
In vitro effects of Zinc in soluble and homeopathic formulations on macrophages and astrocytes. Homeopathy. 2017 May;106(2):103-113 Authors: Bonafini C, Marzotto M, Bellavite P Abstract Zinc is an important metal in body homeostasis. Zinc in soluble form (Zn(2+)) and homeopathic Zincum metallicum were tested in macrophages and astrocytes in order to investigate its potential toxic or therapeutic effects. We evaluated cell viability (WST assay), cytokine production such as tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin 10 (IL-10) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and nitric ...
Source: Homeopathy - May 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bonafini C, Marzotto M, Bellavite P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

A clinical history of Zincum metallicum: homeopathic pathogenetic trials and case reports.
Abstract In the present study, we investigated the experimental basis for the indications of homeopathic drug Zincum metallicum. The current body of knowledge about Zinc met has a core composed of pathogenetic and clinical data collected in the 19th century surrounded by layers of clinical observations reported over time. In the description, we prioritized poorly known sources, especially the ones that were never translated from the original German. We also performed quantitative and statistical analysis of repertory data. Through a literature survey and a call to practicing homeopathic doctors from many countries...
Source: Homeopathy - May 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Waisse S, Jurj G Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

No smoke without fire.
PMID: 28552175 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - May 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fisher P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Prevalence of homeopathy use by the general population worldwide: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: This review summarises 12-month prevalence of homeopathy use from surveys conducted in eleven countries (USA, UK, Australia, Israel, Canada, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, South Korea, Japan and Singapore). Each year a small but significant percentage of these general populations use homeopathy. This includes visits to homeopaths as well as purchase of over-the-counter homeopathic medicines. PMID: 28552176 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - May 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Relton C, Cooper K, Viksveen P, Fibert P, Thomas K Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Individualized homeopathic treatment in addition to conventional treatment in type II diabetic patients in Hong Kong - a retrospective cohort study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Glycaemic goals are not achieved in most patients with type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM), especially in those with long disease duration and taking multiple oral antidiabetic drugs (OAD). We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of individualized homeopathic treatment in glycaemic control. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: At least 6 months of individualized homeopathic treatment at a private homeopathic centre in Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-seven adults aged 37-84 years were treated with individualized homeopathic remedies between 2012 and 2015. Published data on ...
Source: Homeopathy - May 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: To KLA, Fok YYY, Chong KCM, Lee YCJ, Yiu LSS Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

High diluted and dynamised follicle stimulating hormone modulates steroid production in isolated porcine preantral follicles cultured in  vitro.
This study investigated the effect of two different follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) preparations (diluted/dynamised and diluted) on the in vitro development and steroid production (estradiol, progesterone and testosterone) of isolated porcine preantral follicle after in vitro culture. METHODS: Secondary follicles were cultured in Alpha Minimum Essential Medium (α-MEM(+)) supplemented with grain ethanol (AL - 0.2%, v/v), diluted/dynamised FSH (rFSH 6cH - 0.05 fg/mL) or diluted-only FSH (1.5 ng/mL) for 4 days. Follicle development was evaluated on the basis of follicular growth, morphology a...
Source: Homeopathy - May 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: de Lima LF, Rubessa M, Rocha RMP, Winters R, Milner DJ, Campello CC, Figueiredo JR, Wheeler MB Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Informing the homeopathic practice for Turkish pharmacists: reviewing the example of Portuguese community pharmacies.
CONCLUSIONS: Portuguese pharmacists' attitudes towards their homeopathic practices highlighted the key elements for success in a field that is usually distant from traditional pharmaceutical education and practice. The present findings provide guidance for Turkish pharmacists willing to expand their professional scope and to embrace complementary medicines. PMID: 28552179 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - May 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cavaco AM, Arslan M, Şar S Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research