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Medical Pluralism amongst Indigenous Peoples in Northeast India ‐ Implications for Health Policy
ConclusionOur comparative estimates of the awareness and use of tribal medicine, different systems of AYUSH and of biomedicine among indigenous populations of India question the basis on which AYUSH is promoted in the northeast region of India and in the state of Meghalaya in particular.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Tropical Medicine and International Health - March 6, 2015 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Sandra Albert, Melari Nongrum, Emily L. Webb, John D.H. Porter, Glenn C. Kharkongor Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents: protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
The objective of this systematic review will be to evaluate the comparative efficacy and safety of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments in children and adolescents with ADHD. Methods Searches involving PubMed/MEDLINE and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews will be used to identify related systematic reviews and relevant randomized trials. Search results will be supplemented by reports from the regulatory and health technology agencies, clinical trials registers and by data requested from trialists and/or pharmaceutical companies. We will consider studies eva...
Source: Systematic Reviews - February 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research

Health education or a shared therapeutic project? Health care goes beyond the pedagogical dimension
This study discusses the existential territory of “being a health professional” as understood from a concept of education as a significant benchmark, and of a certain interventionist mission as a transcendent value. A progressive waning of the importance of health education was observed during the workshops, sometimes even disappearing from the discussions, as the caregiving therapeutic projects took shape. The conclusion reached is that this waning involved a process of moving towards a pact with the health system user, eventually considered to be a valid interlocutor; and that health care transcends any strictly pedagogical dimension.
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - February 26, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Viscum Album (mistletoe) for Pancreatic Cancer, Electromagnetic Field Therapy for Osteoarthritis, Homeopathy for Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis, Vitamin D for Depression, Acupuncture for Insomnia
Publication date: Available online 25 February 2015 Source:EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing Author(s): Richard Glickman-Simon , Jessie Pettit
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - February 26, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Vaccine Hesitancy: Clarifying a Theoretical Framework for an Ambiguous Notion
Conclusion In this paper, we have discussed some of the ambiguities and contradictions of the notion of vaccine hesitancy. We have argued that it is currently more a catchall category than a real concept. This lack of consistence is likely to hamper both research and interventions. Therefore, as a supplement to the previous work carried out by the SAGE working group, we propose grounding the notion of vaccine hesitancy in an explicit theoretical framework that takes some major structural features of contemporary societies into account. We consider VH to be a kind of decision-making process that depends on people’s level ...
Source: PLOS Currents Outbreaks - February 25, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Authors: patrick.peretti-watel at inserm.fr Source Type: research

Viscum Album (mistletoe) for Pancreatic Cancer, Electromagnetic Field Therapy for Osteoarthritis, Homeopathy for Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis, Vitamin D for Depression, Acupuncture for Insomnia
DynaMed is an evidence-based clinical reference, which is updated daily through systematic surveillance and critical appraisal of the research literature. DynaMed editors and reviewers select content of interest for integrative medicine, summarize the current evidence, and describe challenges in evidence analysis and application. Evidence quality is rated level 1 (likely reliable) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and minimal risk of bias, level 2 (mid-level) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and significant methodological or statistical limitations, and level 3 (lacking direct) evidence for reports tha...
Source: Explore - February 25, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Richard Glickman-Simon, Jessie Pettit Tags: Evidence-based integrative medicine Updates Source Type: research

How to Handle Worsening of Condition during Treatment - Risk Assessment in Homeopathic Practice
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 aggravation' which is unique for homeopathy may impose a particular risk as...
Source: Research in Complementary Medicine - February 20, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Time to sensitize medical graduates to the Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy
Vandana RoyIndian Journal of Pharmacology 2015 47(1):1-3
Source: Indian Journal of Pharmacology - January 30, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Vandana Roy Source Type: research

What's new in atopic eczema? An analysis of systematic reviews published in 2012 and 2013. Part 2. Treatment and prevention
Summary This review provides a summary of key findings from 22 systematic reviews on atopic eczema (AE) published over the 2‐year period from January 2012 to 31 December 2013, focusing on prevention and treatment of AE. For an update of systematic reviews on the epidemiology, mechanisms of disease and methodological issues, see Part 1 of this update. Based on current systematic review evidence, the most promising intervention for the prevention of AE is the use of probiotics (and possibly prebiotics) during the late stages of pregnancy and early life. Exposure to household pets, especially dogs, may also be protective, b...
Source: Clinical And Experimental Dermatology - January 27, 2015 Category: Dermatology Authors: V. Madhok, M. Futamura, K. S. Thomas, S. Barbarot Tags: Clinical dermatology ● Review article Source Type: research

Role of complementary therapies in the understanding of primary healthcare professionals: a systematic review
Conclusion The work process in primary care presents difficulties for conducting integrative and holistic health care, but this practice has been introduced over time by professionals who integrate conventional medicine and complementary therapies, concerned with the care and well-being of patients.
 Objetivo Identificar la comprensión de los profesionales sobre el papel de las prácticas complementarias en la atención primaria. Método Revisión sistemática. Fuentes de datos: PubMed, CINAHL, PeriEnf, AMED, EMBASE, Web of Science, Psicodoc y P...
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - January 21, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Cross-sectional survey: Risk-averse French general practitioners are more favorable toward influenza vaccination.
CONCLUSION: Individual risk attitudes may influence GPs' practices regarding influenza vaccination, both for themselves and their patients. Our results suggest that risk-averse GPs may perceive the risks of influenza to outweigh the potential risks related to the vaccine. PMID: 25545596 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Vaccine - December 26, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Massin S, Ventelou B, Nebout A, Verger P, Pulcini C Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research

Role of complementary therapies in the understanding of primary healthcare professionals: a systematic review
Conclusion The work process in primary care presents difficulties for conducting integrative and holistic health care, but this practice has been introduced over time by professionals who integrate conventional medicine and complementary therapies, concerned with the care and well-being of patients.
 Objetivo Identificar la comprensión de los profesionales sobre el papel de las prácticas complementarias en la atención primaria. Método Revisión sistemática. Fuentes de datos: PubMed, CINAHL, PeriEnf, AMED, EMBASE, Web of Science, Psicodoc y PysicoInfo. Descriptor Atención Primaria se asoció solo a los siguientes d...
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - December 19, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Performing 'pragmatic holism': Professionalisation and the holistic discourse of non-medically qualified acupuncturists and homeopaths in the United Kingdom
This article explores the strategies by which two groups of complementary and alternative medicine practitioners, namely, non-medically qualified acupuncturists and homeopaths in the United Kingdom, pragmatically accommodate holistic notions as a professional resource, a process of negotiation between maintaining their holistic premise, on the one hand, and the drive to professionalise and enhance their societal status, on the other. Based on in-depth interviews with non-medically qualified acupuncture and homeopathy practitioners and school principals, textual analysis of practitioners’ web sites and observation of ...
Source: Health: - December 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Givati, A. Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Re: Good medicine: homeopathy
Source: BMJ Comments - December 15, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums

The concept of healing and integrative care
Abstract Western medicine needs to redress the imbalance between its proven ability to control disease processes and body function, and its limited ability to enable and support self-regulation and self-healing. In short, it needs to acknowledge its vocation and its responsibility to heal, to make whole. It needs to understand that this ‘whole-making’ not only transcends the task of managing disease but makes our efforts more effective, and improves both well-being and clinical outcome. This requires us to reflect more deliberately on what ‘natural’ healing really means; on how healthcare can inhibit o...
Source: Journal of Medicine and the Person - December 10, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research

Randomised placebo-controlled trials of individualised homeopathic treatment: systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusions Medicines prescribed in individualised homeopathy may have small, specific treatment effects. Findings are consistent with sub-group data available in a previous ‘global’ systematic review. The low or unclear overall quality of the evidence prompts caution in interpreting the findings. New high-quality RCT research is necessary to enable more decisive interpretation.
Source: Systematic Reviews - December 6, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research

Complementary and alternative medicine for cancer patients: results of the EPAAC survey on integrative oncology centres in Europe
Conclusions Mapping of the centres across Europe is an essential step in the process of creating a European network of centres, experts and professionals constantly engaged in the field of integrative oncology, in order to increase, share and disseminate the knowledge in this field and provide evidence-based practice.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - December 4, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Lifestyle, biomechanical, and bioenergetic complementary therapies in pediatric oncology.
Authors: McLean TW, Kemper KJ Abstract After the diagnosis of cancer in a child is made, many families complement conventional medical care with lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, environment, and mind-body therapies. Biomechanical, bioenergetic, and other therapies are also sometimes sought. These include massage, chiropractic, acupuncture/acupressure, therapeutic touch, Reiki, homeopathy, and prayer. Some of these complementary therapies have well-established roles in cancer therapy for children, whereas others are controversial and require more research. PMID: 17022926 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology - December 2, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Soc Integr Oncol Source Type: research

Management of allergic rhinitis.
Authors: Solelhac G, Charpin D Abstract In this paper, we review the current management of allergic rhinitis and new directions for future treatment. Currently, management includes pharmacotherapy, allergen avoidance and possibly immunotherapy. The simple washing of nasal cavities using isotonic saline provides a significant improvement and is useful, particularly in children. The most effective medication in persistent rhinitis used singly is topical corticosteroid, which decreases all symptoms, including ocular ones. Antihistamines reduce nasal itch, sneeze and rhinorrhea and can be used orally or topically. When...
Source: F1000 Medicine Reports - December 1, 2014 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: F1000Prime Rep Source Type: research

Adaptive network nanomedicine: an integrated model for homeopathic medicine.
Authors: Bell IR, Schwartz GE Abstract This paper presents an evidence-based model for the nature and mode of action of homeopathic remedies. Recent studies reveal that homeopathic remedies contain nanoparticles (NPs) of source materials formed by "top-down" mechanical grinding in lactose and/or succussion (forceful agitation) in ethanolic solutions. Silica nanostructures formed during succussions in glass and/or biosynthesized by specific plant extract tinctures also may acquire and convey epitaxial information from remedy source materials into higher potencies. NPs have enhanced bioavailability, adsorptive capabi...
Source: Frontiers in Bioscience - Scholar - November 25, 2014 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Front Biosci (Schol Ed) Source Type: research

A Small Traditional Pharmacy in Vienna Discovers Homeopathy
Homoeopathic Links 2014; 27: 197-199DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1383236Around the world there are many homeopathic pharmacies. Some are very old, some new. Some are big, some small. In a series of articles we intend to bring some special pharmacies into the limelight. Readers are welcome to suggest other pharmacies to be featured in this series. Apotheke zum heligen Florian in Vienna is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, which is a good reason to invite Mag. Pharm. Ulrike Breyha to open this series.[...]Sonntag Verlag in MVS Medizinverlage Stuttgart GmbH & Co. KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Tab...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - November 25, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Breyha, Ulrike Tags: HISTORY Source Type: research

Avoidant Personality Disorder
Homoeopathic Links 2014; 27: 227-229DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1383202Personality disorders are a group of conditions characterised by an inability to get on with other people and learn from experience. People with a personality disorder may find that their beliefs and attitudes are different from those of most other people. Others may find their behaviour unusual, unexpected or perhaps offensive. In this paper, we discuss a case of a twenty-four-year-old young woman with avoidant personality disorder and subsequent depression, worry, lack of motivation, feelings of inadequacy, and non-assertive behaviour in her romantic relation...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - November 25, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bidani, Navneet Tags: MATERIA MEDICA AND CASES Source Type: research

Fears Caused by a Spider
Homoeopathic Links 2014; 27: 230-231DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1383203This case is an example of the dramatically increasing number of people who are unable to interact with the world and the society around them, and how homeopathy – in this case by using a spider remedy – can be of help.[...]Sonntag Verlag in MVS Medizinverlage Stuttgart GmbH & Co. KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - November 25, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vasilieva, Svetlana Tags: MATERIA MEDICA AND CASES Source Type: research

Homeopathy Helps the Whole Family
Homoeopathic Links 2014; 27: 234-235DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1368652Homeopathy has the power to turn around a deteriorating situation in a family with the simple use of a common remedy and really listening to what our patients are telling us. This case tells of the use of Phosphorus in a young girl who was fearful and sought multiple reassurances, disturbing family life.[...]Sonntag Verlag in MVS Medizinverlage Stuttgart GmbH & Co. KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - November 25, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ridsdale, Patricia Tags: MATERIA MEDICA AND CASES Source Type: research

Miasms, Classifications, Symptoms
Homoeopathic Links 2014; 27: 221-226DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1368650The application of miasmatic theory and the use of nosodes in homeopathy have always been somewhat controversial and reflective of particular interpretations from different homeopaths. However, it is clear that nosodes have a unique and vital role in homeopathic prescribing and open doors in a case where no other remedy will work. Also, miasmatic theory has evolved since Hahnemannʼs time and reveals some of the most fascinating homeopathic interpretations of genetic and epigenetic theories. Therefore, this essay explores the situation when nosodes are needed i...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - November 25, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pitt, Richard Tags: PHILOSOPHY AND DISCUSSION Source Type: research

Global Proving of Natural Silver
Homoeopathic Links 2014; 27: 238-240DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1383205In 2005, a project was started called Global Proving which involved three substances, Himalayan Crystal Salt, Natural Silver and Arizona Clay. The idea of using a proving not only to get to know the substance but also and primarily to bring about a change in the collective is new in homeopathy and this global proving was a first experiment. Similar to what Hahnemann already stated that participating in provings has positive effects for the prover we may assume that the participation of larger numbers of people in a proving may have positive effects on the colle...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - November 25, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shukla, Chetnavan der Zee, Harry Tags: PROVINGS Source Type: research

National Guidelines for Translation of Proving Raw Data into Repertory Rubrics
Homoeopathic Links 2014; 27: 240-244DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1383237The American Medical College of Homeopathy, Centre for Homeopathic Education NYC, Homeopathy School UK and Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy have prepared guidelines for the translation of raw proving data into repertory rubrics in order to improve the quality and reliability of homeopathic repertories. By publishing these national guidelines in LINKS homeopaths from other countries are invited to also use them, as repertories are international.[...]Sonntag Verlag in MVS Medizinverlage Stuttgart GmbH & Co. KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJourn...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - November 25, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Eastman, CaroleHuenecke, Jason-AericIvons, MaryannQuirk, TinaRowe, ToddTamplin, Sally Tags: PROVINGS Source Type: research

Biology and sign theory: homeopathy emerging as a biosemiotic system
Abstract Diluted above Avogadro’s number, homeopathic medicines allegedly do not contain any molecule of their starting-materials. As Western science is historically based on the notion of matter, alternative epistemological models are needed to account for the biological actions of homeopathic high dilutions. One such model is provided by biosemiotics, an interdisciplinary field devoted to the integration of biology and semiotics based on the fundamental belief that sign production and interpretation is one of the immanent and intrinsic features of life. Several experimental studies show that the information ca...
Source: Journal of Medicine and the Person - October 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research

Physician practicing preferences for conventional or homeopathic medicines in elderly subjects with musculoskeletal disorders in the EPI3-MSD cohort.
CONCLUSION: NSAID use was significantly higher in elderly MSD patients consulting a conventional practice general practitioner. In contrast, analgesic use and MSD evolution were similar in the three groups. Consulting a homeopathic physician for MSD management does not appear to represent a loss of therapeutic opportunity, and decreases the use of NSAIDs. PMID: 25298739 [PubMed]
Source: Pain Physician - October 15, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Danno K, Joubert C, Duru G, Vetel JM Tags: Clin Epidemiol Source Type: research

Patterns of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use in children: a systematic review
Conclusion: CAM use is widespread among children/adolescents. Prevalence rates vary widely regarding CAM modality, country, and reported recall period.
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - October 11, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

High prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine use in patients with genetically proven mitochondrial disorders
The objective of this study was to evaluate the use and perceived effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine in children and adults with genetically proven mitochondrial disease. The reported use was surprisingly high, with 88 % of children and 91 % of adults having used some kind of complementary and alternative medicine in the last 2 years. Also, the mean cost of these treatments was impressive, being €489/year for children and €359/year for adult patients. Over-the-counter remedies (e.g., food supplements, homeopathy) and self-help techniques (e.g., Reiki, yoga) were the most frequently used compleme...
Source: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease - October 11, 2014 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Importance of complementary medicine approaches for patients with prostate cancer.
CONCLUSION: The results show that prostate cancer patients use a range of CM and have a need for information about CM. Prostate cancer patients are in a special situation because of a regular feedback on the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) value. This should be taken into consideration in consultation with prostate cancer patients regarding CM. PMID: 25297489 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Urologe. Ausg. A - October 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Gschwendtner KM, Klein G, Güthlin C, Holmberg C, Horneber M, Weis J Tags: Urologe A Source Type: research

Facilitating a pragmatic comparative trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of homeopathic treatment for ADHD
Introduction: ADHD is a common and growing problem. There are concerns about current treatments and they are not leading to improved long term outcomes. It is associated with many negative outcomes and a drain on resources across nationally funded support agencies such as education, criminal justice, social work and health care. Any new intervention would need to show clinical and cost effective improvements to these departments and demonstrate improvements in areas of unmet need including: the management of emotion (especially anger); treatment of ADHD in ASD; safety and side effects; and long term effectiveness. Current ...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 1, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Phillipa Filbert, Clare Relton Tags: CAMSTRAND ABSTRACTS Source Type: research

Qualitative evaluation of successful homeopathic treatment of individuals with chronic diseases: descriptive phenomenology of patients’ experiences
Abstract Homeopathy, an over 200-year-old major system of care within complementary and alternative medicine, is used worldwide. While homeopathy has stimulated much debate over the nature of its medicines (remedies), relatively little research has focused on its therapeutic process as experienced by patients in clinical practice. The goal of this qualitative study was to use descriptive phenomenology to assess patients’ experiences of the homeotherapeutic process. We interviewed 36 homeopathic patients with a history of at least one chronic disease who, in the provider’s global clinical impression, had ex...
Source: Journal of Medicine and the Person - October 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research

Complementary and Alternative Therapy (CAM) in the Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis
Abstract CAM is any therapeutic intervention that exists outside traditional allopathic medicine. The utilization in the US population is increasing up to 4 out of 10 patients in some surveys [1]. Given this increasing prevalence, it is essential that clinicians have the resources to advise their patients in the utilizations, benefits, and potential harms of these alternative therapies. Recent literature was reviewed in regard to traditional Chinese medicine [TCM], acupuncture, homeopathy, and herbal therapy in the treatment of allergic rhinitis limited to randomized controlled trials. Several complementary treat...
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - September 30, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

Prospective, non‐randomised, open‐label study of homeopathic Zingiber officinale (ginger) in the treatment of acne vulgaris
ConclusionHomeopathic Z. officinale demonstrates encouraging results in the treatment of facial acne. Further investigation, using a randomised placebo‐controlled trial design and a larger sample size is now required to draw firmer conclusions about the effectiveness of this intervention.
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - September 26, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Anjali Miglani, Raj K Manchanda Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Complementary Therapies in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
Abstract Complementary and alternative therapies (CAM) are defined as therapies that are presently not considered part of conventional medical practice. They are termed "complementary" when used in addition to conventional therapies and termed "alternative" when used instead of conventional therapies. CAM includes many different practices, for example Ayurveda, acupuncture or traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), phytotherapy, homeopathy, probiotics and dietary supplements. While some evidence of benefit exists regarding some therapies, for most of these therapeutic approaches the therapeutic efficacy and safety has...
Source: Current Drug Targets - September 3, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Esters P, Dignass A Tags: Curr Drug Targets Source Type: research

Complementary and Alternative Medicines and Childhood Eczema: A US Population-Based Study.
In conclusion, multiple CAMs are commonly used for the treatment of eczema in US children. However, some CAMs may actually be harmful to the skin and be associated with higher eczema prevalence in the United States. PMID: 25207686 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Dermatitis - September 1, 2014 Category: Dermatology Authors: Silverberg JI, Lee-Wong M, Silverberg NB Tags: Dermatitis Source Type: research

Crisis on Starting a Working Life
Homoeopathic Links 2014; 27: 156-160DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1368649Entering professional life is a major hurdle for many young people. In Switzerland, adolescents are expected to know by the age of fifteen whether they want to aim for a university education or enter an apprenticeship for a practical profession. The choice frequently overtaxes them, with many mistakenly choosing the wrong track. This is reflected in a dropout rate of 28.8 % among apprentices. Such mistakes are associated with a range of psychological problems. If they cannot be resolved, there is a great danger that the patient completely drops out of normal ...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - August 27, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Frei, Heiner Tags: MATERIA MEDICA AND CASES Source Type: research

I Canʼt Sleep Since My Mother Died
Homoeopathic Links 2014; 27: 165-165DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1368655This is the case of a severely handicapped man who had been completely dependent on his motherʼs care all his life. After her death, he fell into a state of panic and sleeplessness, despite being safe and well-cared for. The remedy that was given for the childlike dependence on his mother helped him to find a certain equilibrium and to regain his sleep. He has since become a staunch advocate of homeopathy.[...]Sonntag Verlag in MVS Medizinverlage Stuttgart GmbH & Co. KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - August 27, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Collins, Deborah Tags: MATERIA MEDICA AND CASES Source Type: research

How Feedback Biases Give Ineffective Medical Treatments a Good Reputation
Conclusions: Online reviews overestimate the benefits of medical treatments, probably because people with negative outcomes are less inclined to tell others about their experiences. This bias can enable ineffective medical treatments to maintain a good reputation.
Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research - August 21, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Mícheál de BarraKimmo ErikssonPontus Strimling Source Type: research

The Making Cases Count intiative.
Abstract Given the challenges faced, how can homeopaths communicate the power and scope of the therapeutic system of homeopathy? Homeopaths need to communicate to patients, the public and media, other healthcare professionals, healthcare researchers, and funders of healthcare (healthcare insurers, those who commission healthcare services either in publicly funded healthcare systems such as the NHS or charities). Effective communication with these stakeholders requires information that is: (a) easily understood, (b) credible, and (c) relevant. The patient's voice is the trusted, indisputable and easily understood c...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - August 1, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Relton C, Viksveen P, Kessler U Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Response to Robert T Mathie: ‘Assessing the validity of clinical trial data in homeopathy does not require an engineer's tools’
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - June 25, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Norbert Aust Tags: RESEARCH LETTER Source Type: research

Non-codified traditional medicine practices from Belgaum Region in Southern India: present scenario
Conclusion: Patrilineal transfer of the knowledge to younger generation was observed in Belgaum region. The observed resemblance in disease diagnosis, plant collection and processing between non-codified traditional system of medicine and Ayurveda require further methodical studies to establish the relationship between the two on a more objective basis. However, the practice appears to be at crossroads with threat of extinction, because of non-inheritance of the knowledge and non-availability of medicinal plants. Hence conservation strategies for both knowledge and resources at societal, scientific and legislative levels a...
Source: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine - June 16, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vinayak UpadhyaHarsha HegdeShripad BhatSanjiva Kholkute Source Type: research

Peter Gregory: “Insights Into Veterinary Homeopathy”
Homoeopathic Links 2014; 27: 120-121DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1368330Sonntag Verlag in MVS Medizinverlage Stuttgart GmbH & Co. KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - June 5, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: BOOK REVIEW Source Type: research

Link and Learn
Homoeopathic Links 2014; 27: 64-66DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1368388Thoughts around the scientific evolution of homeopathy. This column is intended to stimulate discussion on the pages of LINKS and to share short formulated ideas and observations. Open is the keyword here: open to any subject; write with an open mind and an open heart; favour question marks over exclamation marks and be open to discussion.[...]Sonntag Verlag in MVS Medizinverlage Stuttgart GmbH & Co. KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - June 5, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wichmann, Jörg Tags: Link & Learn Source Type: research

The Next Step
Homoeopathic Links 2014; 27: 70-73DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1368369A homeopath decides to dedicate her 60th year to homeopathy by putting homeopathic footprints wherever she goes. It is an answer to a call in a challenging period for homeopathy and an attempt to take the next step, personally and collectively. In this year, many encounters from heart to heart helped me to come to terms with the situation and maybe give a glimpse of the way to proceed.[...]Sonntag Verlag in MVS Medizinverlage Stuttgart GmbH & Co. KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of con...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - June 5, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vervarcke, Anne Tags: CURRENT TOPIC Source Type: research

The Irresponsible Personality
Homoeopathic Links 2014; 27: 89-93DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1368342Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory, autoimmune disorder of multifactorial origin. Its multisystem involvement requires therapeutic intervention of specialists in conventional medicine from various departments. Homeopathy views any disease as a disturbance in the dynamic continuum of the human organism. It therefore requires a thorough elicitation of each personʼs individual patho-bio-graphical personality for therapeutic intervention. A diagnosed case of rheumatoid arthritis was t...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - June 5, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wadhwani, Gyandas G.Bhatia, Saloni Tags: MATERIA MEDICA AND CASES Source Type: research

Stability and Expiry Date of Remedies
Homoeopathic Links 2014; 27: 110-114DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1368361Expiry date and stability testing are relatively new concepts in homeopathy. There is a lack of scientific data regarding the evaluation of expiry dates of homeopathic tinctures and potencies. This is a preliminary work in that direction, where we have tried to develop standard methodology for stability testing. Nicotiana tabacum tincture (77 % alcohol) was subjected to various tests as per WHO and ICH guidelines and introduced new criteria of evaluating the biological efficacy by in vitro culture st...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - June 5, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Barve, RajeshKulkarni, Satish Tags: RESEARCH Source Type: research

How is the PresentChild Method Complementary to My Work as a Homeopath?
This article describes the journey of a homeopath becoming a PresentChild translator. The format of the International PresentChild training program is outlined briefly. Emphasis is given to the fact that the primary principals of homeopathy also apply to the PresentChild method. A basic outline of the translation method is included as described by author and founder Janita Venema in her book PresentChild. The process of the parentʼs inner child coming alive through the translation of their living child is explained. Emphasis is on the compatibility ...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - June 5, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mackay, Lynn Tags: SEMINAR REPORT Source Type: research