Importance of Temperament in Individualized Homeopathic Prescription: Evaluation by an Open, Randomized, Pilot Trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND:  The importance of temperament in the selection of an individualized homeopathic medicine has not been evaluated systematically. The current study explored this under-researched area. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  A prospective, open, randomized (1:1), two parallel arms, pilot trial was performed on patients suffering from various chronic diseases. Each patient's temperament was assessed using a newly developed "temperament diagnostic questionnaire". Outcome measures were health status using the EQ-5D-5L questionnaire and a visual analog scale (VAS) of patient's self-rated h...
Source: Homeopathy - May 17, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sultana N, Samanta A, Koley M, Saha S Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Why Is the Healing of Emotional Problems So Difficult?
CONCLUSION:  Emotional healing becomes more plausible when the patient's inner strength attains the level of strength of the disturbance, represented by "level of potency", which allows the patient to cope with his/her disturbance more successfully. PMID: 31087310 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - May 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Friesel HZ Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Diversity and Excellence in Homeopathy Research.
PMID: 31060078 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - May 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mathie RT Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Effects of Ultra-Low-Dose Aspirin in Thrombosis and Haemorrhage.
CONCLUSIONS:  Aspirin 15 cH acts through the inhibition of the COX-2 pathway producing a clear pro-thrombotic effect. Further studies should clarify if the pro-thrombotic effect of aspirin withdrawal and the effect of aspirin 15 cH are related, as secondary effects of the same drug. Clarifying this last outcome may be of great significance to public health. PMID: 31005060 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - April 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Eizayaga F, Belon P, Desplat V, Aguejouf O, Doutremepuich C Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Effects of Homeopathic Phosphorus on Encephalitozoon cuniculi-Infected Macrophages In-Vitro.
CONCLUSIONS:  Phos 200 cH has a modulatory action on the activity of infected macrophages, especially a specific increase in RANTES, a key element in the prognosis of E. cuniculi-infected and of immunosuppressed patients bearing infections. PMID: 30999383 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - April 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nagai MY, Dalboni LC, Cardoso TN, Correia MS, Pinto SAG, Pinto AAG, Coelho CP, Alvarez-Saraiva A, Peres GB, Lallo MA, Bonamin LV Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Effect of Homeopathic Medicines on Intestinal Coccidia and Immune Response Cells in Spotted Rose Snapper (Lutjanus guttatus).
s-Quevedo A, Rodríguez-Jaramillo C Abstract BACKGROUND:  Homeopathy has been widely applied in freshwater species but rarely in marine fish. Farm stress destabilises host-pathogen equilibrium, favouring parasites and disease. Coccidian endoparasites cause intestinal infections and cell degeneration. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  Naturally parasite-infested juvenile snapper Lutjanus guttatus (n = 430; weight 1.9 ± 0.01 g; length 4.9 ± 0.03 cm) specimens were distributed in group sizes of 43, in 10 fiberglass tanks (100 L) with aeration and cont...
Source: Homeopathy - April 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rosero-García ADP, Mazón-Suástegui JM, Dumas S, Chávez-Sánchez MC, Avilés-Quevedo A, Rodríguez-Jaramillo C Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Explaining Homeopathy with Quantum Electrodynamics.
CONCLUSIONS:  We encourage that QED principles and explanations become embodied in the fundamental teachings of the homeopathic method, thus providing the homeopath with a firm grounding in the practice of rational medicine. Systematic efforts in this direction should include multiple disciplines, such as quantum physics, quantum biology, conventional and homeopathic medicine and psychology. PMID: 30901775 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - March 22, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Manzalini A, Galeazzi B Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Nineteenth-Century Homeopathic Materia Medica Texts Predict Source Materials Whose Physiological Actions Influence Thyroid Activity.
Abstract INTRODUCTION:  The homeopathic materia medica contains hundreds of thousands of observations collected over the course of two centuries. It includes both clinical observations of potentized medicines and observations of the actions of potentized medicines on healthy subjects (provings). This current study was undertaken to determine the degree to which observations within the materia medica were associated with the physiological mechanisms for thyroid activity-inhibiting substances in their undiluted state. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  Four specific symptoms for iodine deficiency were selected t...
Source: Homeopathy - March 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Block J Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Effect of Adjuvant Homeopathy with Usual Care in Management of Thrombocytopenia Due to Dengue: A Comparative Cohort Study.
This article reports the clinical outcomes of integrative homeopathic care in a hospital setting during a severe outbreak of dengue in New Delhi, India, during the period September to December 2015. METHODS:  Based on preference, 138 patients received a homeopathic medicine along with usual care (H+UC), and 145 patients received usual care (UC) alone. Assessment of thrombocytopenia (platelet count 
Source: Homeopathy - March 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nayak D, Chadha V, Jain S, Nim P, Sachdeva J, Sachdeva G, Vivekanand K, Khurana A, Raheja SM, Manchanda RK Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Effect of Homeopathic Medicines and a Nosode on Larvae of Cochliomyia hominivorax (Diptera: Calliphoridae).
CONCLUSIONS:  Results suggest that homeopathy could be used therapeutically to prevent and treat animals and humans with myiasis caused by C. hominivorax. PMID: 30836408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - March 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: de Barros GP, Seugling J, Bricarello PA Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

An In-Vitro Assay Estimating Changes in Melanin Content of Melanoma Cells due to Ultra-Dilute, Potentized Preparations.
CONCLUSION:  The study demonstrated melanogenic effects of two homeopathic preparations. Further research to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of these medicines is warranted. PMID: 30836409 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - March 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Munshi R, Joshi S, Talele G, Shah R Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Isopathic Use of Auto-Sarcode of DNA as Anti-Miasmatic Homeopathic Medicine and Modulator of Gene Expression?
CONCLUSIONS:  By the philosophical-scientific correlations described, it is inferred that disease-promoting epigenetic alterations are the biological representation of the chronic miasms, suggesting the isopathic use of auto-sarcode of DNA as homeopathic therapeutic modulator of gene expression for the management of chronic diseases. PMID: 30759480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - February 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Teixeira MZ Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Homeopathy in Public Health in India.
CONCLUSION:  Homeopathy services, wherever available, are being used fully and thus sharing the patient load in the government-run wellness centres. There is the potential for more homeopathic practitioners to contribute importantly to health care delivery in India. PMID: 30736082 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - February 8, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kaur H, Chalia DS, Manchanda RK Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Efficacy of a Homeopathic Medicine of Capsicum frutescens L. (Solanaceae) in the Treatment of Hot Flashes in Menopausal Women: A Phase-2 Randomized Controlled Trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND:  Hot flashes are common in women during menopause, and are an important cause of discomfort, increasing the number of medical appointments. Hormone replacement therapy is an effective treatment, but it can bring undesirable consequences. Alternative treatments exist but they are not universally accepted or effective. The ingestion of malagueta peppers (popular name for fruits of Capsicum frutescens L., Solanaceae) causes sensations similar to those experienced by women during hot flashes. Using the homeopathic law of similars (let like be cured by like), we hypothesized that a homeopathic...
Source: Homeopathy - February 8, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrade DCDS, Carmona F, Angelucci MA, Martinez EZ, Pereira AMS Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Contributing Reviewers in 2018.
Authors: Abstract PMID: 30736089 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Extending Homeopathy's Reach.
Abstract PMID: 30736090 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mathie RT Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Effects of Homeopathic Preparations of Mercurius corrosivus on the Growth Rate of Severely Mercury-Stressed Duckweed Lemna gibba L.
rtner S Abstract BACKGROUND:  We developed a bioassay with mercury-stressed duckweed (Lemna gibba L.) to study potential effects of homeopathically potentised mercury(II) chloride (Mercurius corrosivus [Merc-c.]). The response of this bioassay to homeopathic treatments as a function of stress intensity was also of interest. METHODS:  Duckweed was severely stressed with mercury(II) chloride for 48 hours. Afterwards plants grew in either Merc-c. (seven different potency levels, 24x to 30x) or water controls (unsuccussed and succussed water) for 7 days. Growth rates of the frond (leaf) area were determ...
Source: Homeopathy - January 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jäger T, Würtenberger S, Baumgartner S Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised, Other-than-Placebo Controlled, Trials of Non-Individualised Homeopathic Treatment.
This study focuses on randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of non-individualised homeopathic treatment (NIHT) in which the control (comparator) group was other than placebo (OTP). OBJECTIVES:  To determine the comparative effectiveness of NIHT on health-related outcomes in adults and children for any given condition that has been the subject of at least one OTP-controlled trial. For each study, to assess its 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 literatur...
Source: Homeopathy - January 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mathie RT, Fok YYY, Viksveen P, To AKL, Davidson JRT Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Phenomenological Characterization of Low-Potency Homeopathic Preparations by Means of Pattern Formation in Evaporating Droplets.
CONCLUSIONS:  DEM seems to be a promising tool for qualitative phenomenological characterization of homeopathic preparations in low potency. We propose the application of the current experimental model for investigating further research topics in this field, such as the comparison of potencies versus simple dilutions or the contribution of component remedies to the patterns formed by homeopathic combination medicines. PMID: 30625507 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - January 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kokornaczyk MO, Würtenberger S, Baumgartner S Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Investigation of the Origin of Voltage Generation in Potentized Homeopathic Medicine through Raman Spectroscopy.
CONCLUSION:  The experimental results indicate a correlation between the vibrational and electrical properties of the homeopathic medicines Acidum benzoicum and Chininum purum at different potencies. PMID: 30616251 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - January 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bhattacharya TS, Maitra P, Bera D, Das K, Bandyopadhyay P, Das S, Shankar Bhar D, Singha A, Nandy P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Nanoscience Study of Homeopathic Medicine.
Abstract PMID: 30541165 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - December 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Upadhyay RP Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Nanoparticle Characterisation of Traditional Homeopathically Manufactured Cuprum metallicum and Gelsemium sempervirens Medicines and Controls.
Abstract PMID: 30541166 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - December 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wassenhoven MV, Goyens M, Capieaux E, Devos P, Dorfman P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

A Study of Siberia's Medicinal Plants Used in Homeopathy.
CONCLUSION:  The inventory of Siberian plants has allowed us to identify the plants of this region used in homeopathy and will help to inform research on additional species with the potential for introduction into homeopathic practice. PMID: 30469146 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - November 23, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nekratova AN, Kosmodemyanskiy LV Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

An Assessment of a Public Health Initiative of Homeopathy for Primary Teething.
CONCLUSION:  An approach with regular use of CP and home-based care with homeopathy through health workers for common problems in teething children is acceptable to the community and enhances outreach of services to the public at large. Observations in terms of the healthy teething period may be further validated through studies of homeopathy with suitable comparator group. PMID: 30458554 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - November 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Taneja D, Khurana A, Vichitra A, Sarkar S, Gupta AK, Mittal R, Bawaskar R, Sahoo AR, Prusty U, Singh S, Sharma M, Pant R, Singh U, Upadhyay AK, Sehegal S, Patnaik S, Nath T, Manchanda RK Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Immune and Antioxidant Enzyme Response of Longfin Yellowtail (Seriola rivoliana) Juveniles to Ultra-diluted Substances Derived from Phosphorus, Silica and Pathogenic Vibrio.
CONCLUSIONS:  The results suggest that the overall effect of H1 was due to the presence of unknown antigens in low concentrations, while the response to H2-specifically during challenge-may have been due to a stimulating effect of nano-structures, prevailing from mother tincture after sequential dilution/succussion, in a pathway similar to that attributed to nano-vaccines. PMID: 30458555 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - November 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mazón-Suástegui JM, Salas-Leiva J, Teles A, Tovar-Ramírez D Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Dr. Peter Fisher: An Enduring Force for Homeopathy.
Abstract PMID: 30384388 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mathie RT Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Obituary: Dr. Anita E. Davies.
Abstract PMID: 30384389 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dreher-Brogan SK Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

In Memoriam, Dr. Peter Fisher.
Abstract PMID: 30384390 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: van Haselen R Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

In Memoriam, Dr. Peter Fisher.
Abstract PMID: 30384391 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jacobs J Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

In Memoriam, Dr. Peter Fisher.
Abstract PMID: 30384392 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Homeopathy)
Source: Homeopathy - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Goepfert EX, Souza MF, Bonamin LV Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

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