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Seventeen Years On
Homoeopathic Links 2016; 29: 014-016DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1572339Homeopathy has grown rapidly in Kenya and Africa in the last two decades. Much has been accomplished, and there's yet more to go.[...]Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - March 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ruchira, Didi Ananda Tags: History: Homeopathy around the Globe Source Type: research

Integrating the Prognosis in the Homeopathic Treatment or the Learning Process in Homeopathy
Homoeopathic Links 2016; 29: 060-064DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1572346When the defense mechanism weakens, we can expect that prescription on totality becomes more and more difficult. The useful symptoms to find the correct remedy will become less and less. This case of headache presents with immune deficiency. It shows the need to have insight in the different strategies and techniques to be able to judge the symptoms and come to the right prescription in cases with a lower overall state of health.[...]Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - March 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: van Woensel, Erik Tags: Materia Medica and Cases Source Type: research

Case report of two siblings with multi- morbidities receiving homeopathic treatment for one year
Conclusion Treatment by a homeopath employing a variety of homeopathic methodologies and medicines over 1 year was associated with improvements in ADHD status, patient generated outcomes, parent reported pathology and reduction in conventional medication. No causal conclusions on treatment efficacy can be derived, nor the effects of homeopathic medicines separated out from the reduction in conventional medicines. More systematic research is warranted to tease out these effects, and should document treatment by homeopaths as experienced in clinical practice to explore therapeutic potential.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 28, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Should Nurse Practitioners Prescribe Complementary and Alternative Medicine?
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a large and fast-growing fact of life for nurse practitioners (NPs), particularly the vast majority of us who practice primary care. CAM is a range of therapeutic approaches categorized as follows: whole medical systems (eg, homeopathy, naturopathy, and ayurveda); mind-body techniques (eg, meditation, acupuncture, tai chi, and hypnotherapy); biologically based treatments (eg, herbal remedies and dietary supplements); manipulations (eg, chiropractic and massage); and energy medicine (eg, reiki and qi gong).
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - February 27, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Donald Gardenier, Melanie J. Woods, Jaibun K. Earp Tags: Point/Counterpoint Source Type: research

Case report of two siblings with multi-morbidities receiving homeopathic treatment for one year
Conclusion Treatment by a homeopath employing a variety of homeopathic methodologies and medicines over 1 year was associated with improvements in ADHD status, patient generated outcomes, parent reported pathology and reduction in conventional medication. No causal conclusions on treatment efficacy can be derived, nor the effects of homeopathic medicines separated out from the reduction in conventional medicines. More systematic research is warranted to tease out these effects, and should document treatment by homeopaths as experienced in clinical practice to explore therapeutic potential.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 18, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Alternative medicine: an ethnographic study of how practitioners of Indian medical systems manage TB in Mumbai
Conclusions Important sources of health care in Mumbai's slums, AYUSH physicians frequently use biomedical therapies and most refer patients with TB to chest physicians or the public sector. They are integral to TB care and control.
Source: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - February 16, 2016 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: McDowell, A., Pai, M. Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatment Options for Otitis Media: A Systematic Review
Abstract: Otitis media (OM) has numerous presentations in children. Together with conventional medical therapies aimed to prevent and/or treat OM, a rising number of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment options can be offered. Since OM is common in children, parents may ask healthcare professionals about possible CAM therapies. Many physicians feel that their knowledge is limited regarding these therapies, and that they desire some information. Therefore, we conducted a literature review of CAM therapies for OM, taking into account that many of these treatments, their validity and efficacy and have not be...
Source: Medicine - February 1, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research

Integrative management of pediatric tonsillopharyngitis: An international survey.
Abstract This survey investigated the management of pediatric tonsillopharyngitis, with a focus on natural remedies. 138 pediatricians, general practitioners and ear-nose-throat (ENT) specialists in 7 countries were surveyed by a dedicated questionnaire. A rapid strept test (RST) to diagnose acute tonsillopharyngitis was routinely used by 56/138 participants (41%). The use of RST allowed 200 diagnosis/year compared with 125 diagnosis/year for clinicians who did not use this tool. Homeopathy remedies were prescribed as a supportive therapy by 62% of participants (85/138). Among different homeopathic remedies, SilAt...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Salatino S, Gray A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Current drug therapy and pharmaceutical challenges for chagas disease.
CURRENT DRUG THERAPY AND PHARMACEUTICAL CHALLENGES FOR CHAGAS DISEASE. Acta Trop. 2015 Dec 30; Authors: Bermudez J, Davies C, Simonazzi A, Pablo Real J, Palma S Abstract One of the most significant health problems in the American continent in terms of human health, and socioeconomic impact is Chagas disease, caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Infection was originally transmitted by reduviid insects, congenitally from mother to fetus, and by oral ingestion in sylvatic/rural environments, but blood transfusions, organ transplants, laboratory accidents, and sharing of contaminated syring...
Source: Acta Tropica - December 30, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Bermudez J, Davies C, Simonazzi A, Pablo Real J, Palma S Tags: Acta Trop Source Type: research

Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Children with Cancer: A Study at a Swiss University Hospital
Conclusions Since many pediatric oncology patients use CAM, patients’ needs should be addressed by open communication between families, treating oncologists and CAM therapists, which will allow parents to make informed and safe choices about using CAM.
Source: PLoS One - December 22, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tatjana Magi et al. Source Type: research

Medical online consultation service in CAM at the University Hospital Zurich.
CONCLUSIONS: The email-based online consultation service was used as a source of medical information in order to get more professional consultation in the field of CAM. Future scientific evaluation should investigate if online consultation services which are embedded in an environment of highly qualified health professionals may contribute to a better health literacy and empowerment of the patients. PMID: 24603626 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: Forschende Komplementarmedizin - December 20, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Forsch Komplementmed Source Type: research

How to handle worsening of condition during treatment - risk assessment in homeopathic practice.
Authors: Stub T, Salamonsen A, Kristoffersen A, Musial F Abstract Even though homeopathy is regarded as a harmless intervention, homeopathic practice may not be entirely risk-free. Risk in homeopathy can be divided into direct and indirect risk. Direct risk refers to traditional adverse effects of an intervention; indirect risk is related to adverse effects in a treatment context, e.g. the practitioner. Available data suggest that the risk profile of homeopathic remedies in ultra-molecular potencies is minor, but there is a potential for indirect risk related to homeopathic practice. The concept of 'homeopathic agg...
Source: Forschende Komplementarmedizin - December 20, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Forsch Komplementmed Source Type: research

An open-label pilot study of homeopathic treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and youth.
CONCLUSION: The change in the median CGI-P T-score from baseline to the end of this open-label pilot study was statistically significant. The research methods are feasible. Future studies are warranted. TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT01141634. PMID: 25427521 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: Forschende Komplementarmedizin - December 20, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Forsch Komplementmed Source Type: research

Reduced dietary salt for the prevention of cardiovascular disease
This article is one of a series of commentaries published periodically in EXPLORE on recent systematic reviews produced by the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field. The Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field is an international group of individuals dedicated to facilitating the production of systematic reviews of randomized controlled clinical trials in areas such as acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and mind-body therapy. It is a member entity of the Cochrane Collaboration, a world-wide organization that prepares systematic reviews of all kinds of healthcare therapies, and publishes these re...
Source: Explore - December 17, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Suzanne Brodney Source Type: research

Homeoprophylaxis—Can You Believe It?
Homoeopathic Links 2015; 28: 225-229DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1567883I have written this essay to deconstruct an aspect of my clinical practice. There is controversy around the use of homeoprophylaxis in preventing disease during epidemics and pandemics. I wanted to see if there was research that could demonstrate the ability to use homeopathy in epidemics/pandemics. If so, what type of research and can it be recognised as valid? If it is not, why not? I explored and gathered information, interviews with practitioners, charts, essays, population studies and randomised controlled trials. These helped see the various levels of abi...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - December 16, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cecchetto, Elena Tags: Philosophy and Discussion: Homeoprophylaxis Source Type: research

Will You Pass Me the Salt?
Homoeopathic Links 2015; 28: 230-233DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1566239In this article the author points out the existing correspondence between a homeopathic remedy picture and a society's pathology. So to say societies can function in the wavelength of a certain homeopathic remedy. That is the case of Thailand, Brazil and California with a lot of Medorrhinum features—Germany that reminds Nux vomica picture, the Islamic State with so many Veratrum album characteristics and Portugal a typical Natrum muriaticum society. Many features of the people from this country stand for Natrum muriaticum like fate, grief, longing, concernmen...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - December 16, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Coelho, Salvador S. Tags: Materia Medica and Cases Source Type: research

Changing Remedies
Homoeopathic Links 2015; 28: 237-242DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1568865During long-term case management, we can run into situations when the seemingly indicated remedy, which has helped for a long period of time, stops working. Do we have other options, besides looking for a nosode, to select a new remedy? Are there any connections between the different remedies a person requires in his/her lifetime other than the relationships discovered by the old masters of homeopathy like ‘complementary’ or ‘follows well’?[...]Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Ab...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - December 16, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pocsaji, Agnes Tags: Materia Medica and Cases Source Type: research

Utility of a Concise Repertory of Homoeopathic Medicines by Dr. S. R. Phatak in Cases of Allergic Rhinitis—A Randomised Study
Homoeopathic Links 2015; 28: 274-277DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1568866In a group of 100 patients diagnosed with allergic rhinitis, the results of homeopathic treatment based on classic homeopathy were tested. Remedies were selected with the use of Phatak's Concise Repertory.[...]Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - December 16, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vangani, Anil KumarGarg, Arvindra Tags: Research Source Type: research

HRI Rome 5–7th June 2015: Homeopathy Research Gathers Worldwide Momentum
Homoeopathic Links 2015; 28: 278-279DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1570101Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - December 16, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tournier, AlexanderRoberts, Rachel Tags: Seminar Report Source Type: research

When Lack of Evidence Is Evidence of Lack
Abstract In their recent article “A Gentle Ethical Defence of Homeopathy,” Levy, Gadd, Kerridge, and Komesaroff use the claim that “lack of evidence is not equivalent to evidence of lack” as a component of their ethical defence of homeopathy. In response, this article argues that they cannot use this claim to shore up their ethical arguments. This is because it is false.
Source: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry - December 2, 2015 Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research

Scientism and Pseudoscience: A Philosophical Commentary
Abstract The term “scientism” is used in a variety of ways with both negative and positive connotations. I suggest that some of these uses are inappropriate, as they aim simply at dismissing without argument an approach that a particular author does not like. However, there are legitimate negative uses of the term, which I explore by way of an analogy with the term “pseudoscience.” I discuss these issues by way of a recent specific example provided by a controversy in the field of bioethics concerning the value, or lack thereof, of homeopathy. I then frame the debate about scientism within the broader cont...
Source: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry - November 28, 2015 Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research

A pragmatic decision to avoid blinding, placebos and disclosure of conflicts of interest: an RCT of homeopathy for cancer patients
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - November 24, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: D Shaw, M Frass, M Oberbaum Tags: Summaries and Commentaries Source Type: research

Adherence to medical treatment in inflammatory bowel disease patients.
CONCLUSION: Non-adherence should be taken into account in IBD patients and especially in young female. Gastroenterologists have a major role in promoting education. PMID: 25384805 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - November 18, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by parents in their children and adolescents with epilepsy - Prevelance, predictors and parents' assessment.
CONCLUSION: The main reason for CAM use was the occurrence of ADE of anticonvulsants. More than half of the parents saw a benefit of CAM for their children. Almost all parents wished to continue CAM use, even those who did not see concrete positive effects. PMID: 26614551 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology - November 10, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Hartmann N, Neininger MP, Bernhard MK, Syrbe S, Nickel P, Merkenschlager A, Kiess W, Bertsche T, Bertsche A Tags: Eur J Paediatr Neurol Source Type: research

Usage of Complementary Medicine in Switzerland: Results of the Swiss Health Survey 2012 and Development Since 2007
Conclusions Usage of CM in Switzerland remained unchanged between 2007 and 2012. The user profile in Switzerland was similar to other countries, such as Germany, United Kingdom, United States or Australia.
Source: PLoS One - October 29, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Sabine D. Klein et al. Source Type: research

A76 * Homeopathy in the treatment of menopausal symptoms in patients with early breast cancer
Source: Annals of Oncology - October 26, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Desiderio, F., Rudnas, B., Panzini, I., Pini, E., Gianni, L., Tamburini, E., Ravaioli, A., Drudi, G., Tassinari, D. Tags: Session A. Breast cancer Source Type: research

The use, care and policy of complementary and integrative practices in primary health care
This article discusses the use, care, and policies of CIP at international and national levels found in the indexed literature. A review of the literature in PubMed/Medline and the Virtual Health Library was conducted using the key search words "Homeopathy", "Acupuncture", "Herbal Medicine", "Body Practices", "Primary Health Care" and other related terms in English, Spanish and Portuguese between 2002 and 2011. The use in the literature of CIP for the treatment of specific diseases from a biomedical perspective was observed, as well as evaluations of its use for the treatment of specific diseases focused on the reaction of...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - October 10, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Complementary and Alternative Health Practices in the Rehabilitation Nursing.
This article discusses the connection between the Theory of Integral Nursing and the use of complementary and alternative medicine to rehabilitation nursing. Complementary and alternative health practices refers to methods, practices, and modalities that are outside of the realm of biomedicine. Some of the types of treatments and practices that are considered to be alternative include folk medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy, faith healing, massage, energy healing, acupuncture and acupressure, supplements, aromatherapy, and music therapy. The Theory of Integral Nursing is explained in some detail. Components of self-care...
Source: Rehabilitation Nursing - October 1, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Nathenson P, Nathenson SL Tags: Rehabil Nurs Source Type: research

Critical analysis of India's National Mission on Medicinal Plants (NMMP) in providing access to quality botanical drugs to improve public health
This study reviews India's major initiative toward medicinal plants namely, the National Mission on Medicinal Plants to meet medicinal plants challenges. The study analyzed the mission's probable shortcomings due to its design and operational details. This study used “content analysis” approach for analysis of mission's publicly available documents, viz. “Operational guidelines” and its two amendments. The study identified prevalent 28 shortcomings in the original document related to clarity of the document; accountability, transparency an...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - September 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rahi JainBakul Rao Source Type: research

Re: Health board’s decision to stop funding homeopathy is upheld by judicial review
Source: BMJ Comments - September 25, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums

The Posology and Doses of Remedies Used by Hahnemann in His Provings
Conclusion Hahnemann, in his conclusion, experimented using varying amounts in his provings. Following his recommendations, learning the order of symptoms' succession is very useful, because then the order of the primary actions, as also that of the alternating actions, is observed (§130). To gain this advantage, either the first dose administered should be sufficiently strong, or the experimenter must be endowed with adequate delicate sensitiveness (§130). Vithoulkas and Herscu propose a novel approach to proving's posology according to Hahnemann's concept of the prover's individual predisposition-idiosyncrasy-sensiti...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - September 23, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Simadopoulou, SoultanaVithoulkas, George Tags: Provings Source Type: research

Exploring New Territories
Homoeopathic Links 2015; 28: 195-198DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1551660In this article, the author investigates reasons for the unstoppable decline of homeopathy in the West. She argues that old homeopathy in a world that has changed might not meet the need of the ‘new patients’ any longer. Homeopathy has to move forwards, balancing reason with intuition and mind with heart. Homeopathy essentially is an initiation process into becoming a healer. We already have arrived in the pioneering stage and are exploring new territories.[...]Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of conten...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - September 23, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vervarcke, Anne Tags: Current Topics Source Type: research

‘Sun, Sand and Sensation’
Homoeopathic Links 2015; 28: 199-201DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1562851‘The other song’ International Academy of Advanced Homeopathy is a universal education platform that welcomes all approaches in homeopathy to provide students, interns and practitioners with advanced clinical training. The Academy, headed by Dr. Rajan Sankaran and supported by his colleagues, is a converging point where some of the best minds in the field of homeopathy make invaluable contributions towards the well-being of patients and the learning of doctors locally and internationally. At the ‘Sun, Sand and Sensation’ workshop in Goa, teachers from ...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - September 23, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fettes, Carolyn Tags: Seminar Reports Source Type: research

Tips of Materia Medica With Comparisons for Competitive/Viva Voce Examinations and for Clinical Practice in Homeopathy
Homoeopathic Links 2015; 28: 209-209DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1558853Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - September 23, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Book Reviews Source Type: research

A French survey on the resort of oral alternative complementary medicines used in children with cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of oral CAM in this survey was common. For most parents, this use was effective and appreciated because they generated fewer side effects than conventional treatments. However, doctors were not systematically informed of this use. This is problematic because some CAM such as herbal supplements could potentially cause interactions with cancer treatments. More information about CAM is necessary in pediatric onco-hematology. PMID: 26387822 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Bulletin du Cancer - September 17, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Philibert C, Hoegy D, Philippe M, Marec-Bérard P, Bleyzac N Tags: Bull Cancer Source Type: research

Re: Health board’s decision to stop funding homeopathy is upheld by judicial review
Source: BMJ Comments - September 12, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums

Health board’s decision to stop funding homeopathy is upheld by judicial review
Source: BMJ News - September 8, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Re: Should doctors recommend homeopathy?
Source: BMJ Comments - September 4, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums

The emergence of trust in clinics of alternative medicine
Abstract Demands for alternative medicine have increased since the 1970s in nations in which western scientific evidence has become the basis for health care. This paradox has been the impetus to examine how trust emerges in clinics of alternative medicine. Alternative practitioners are self‐regulated and the clients pay out of their own pockets to attend non‐authorised treatments with very limited scientific evidence of their effects. Trust is a key issue in this context. However, only a few studies have dealt with the ways in which alternative practitioners win their clients’ trust. Drawing on three qualitative stu...
Source: Sociology of Health and Illness - September 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Inge Kryger Pedersen, Vibeke Holm Hansen, Kristina Grünenberg Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Re: Should doctors recommend homeopathy? My comments on 31 July 2015
Source: BMJ Comments - August 30, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums

Re: Should doctors recommend homeopathy?
Source: BMJ Comments - August 29, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums

Is ‘mainstreaming AYUSH’ the right policy for Meghalaya, northeast India?
Conclusions: The wide acceptance of tribal medicine suggests that tribal medicine needs to be supported. The results of the study question the process of the implementation of the ‘mainstreaming AYUSH’ policy for Meghalaya and highlight the importance of contextualizing health policy within the local culture. A potential role for Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) at sub-national levels is also highlighted.
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sandra AlbertJohn Porter Source Type: research

A Systematic Overview of Reviews for Complementary and Alternative Therapies in the Treatment of the Fibromyalgia Syndrome.
Conclusions. Despite a growing body of scientific evidence of CAM therapies for the management of FMS systematic reviews still show methodological flaws limiting definite conclusions about their efficacy and safety. PMID: 26246841 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 8, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

Re: Should doctors recommend homeopathy?
Source: BMJ Comments - August 8, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums

Re: Should doctors recommend homeopathy? Yes, in safety.
Source: BMJ Comments - July 31, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums

Sys review of AEs of homeopathy
Source: BMJ Comments - July 31, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums

Re: Should doctors recommend homeopathy?
Source: BMJ Comments - July 31, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums