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Veterinary Homeopathy in Brazil
Homoeopathic Links 2016; 29: 047-049DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1572345Veterinary homeopathy was recognised as a specialty in Brazil in 2000, during the 25th Brazilian Congress of Homeopathy. This career has been expanding more and more since then, both in relation to the treatment of dogs and cats, such as cattle, pigs, goats, chickens and even wildlife. If there is a way to really prove the efficacy of homeopathy, it is through the effectiveness of its results in animals, which cannot be influenced to heal but by curative vital energy that returns animals to health and assists in their wellness. There are specialised courses acr...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - March 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: de Mello, Maria Leonora Veras Tags: Veterinary Homeopathy Source Type: research

Using hetero-isotherapics in cancer supportive care: the fruit of fifteen years of experience.
CONCLUSION: In a large population, followed for over 15 years, we observed that hetero-isotherapics, well tolerated and easy to use, reduced the side effects of chemotherapy, targeted therapy or hormone therapy, and so improve the quality of life of patients. PMID: 26828007 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bagot JL Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Inhalation therapy with M1 inhibits experimental melanoma development and metastases in mice.
CONCLUSION: Altogether these data suggest M1 is an efficient candidate for melanoma therapy to be considered for future clinic studies as this study is the first supporting the idea that melanoma patients may benefit with the treatment. The treatment with M1 provides advantages considering the highly-diluted properties and a cost effective alternative to costly chemotherapeutic approaches with, if any, lower toxicity. PMID: 26828006 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ferrari de Andrade L, Mozeleski B, Leck AR, Rossi G, da Costa CR, de Souza Fonseca Guimarães F, Zotz R, Fialho do Nascimento K, Camargo de Oliveira C, de Freitas Buchi D, da Silva Trindade E Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Effects of a dragonfly (Anax i.) homeopathic remedy on learning, memory and cell morphology in mice.
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that the homeopathic Anax i. can impair learning acquisition and reference memory, and it has beneficial effects on disturbed cell morphology. PMID: 26828004 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mutlu O, Ulak G, Kokturk S, Komsuoglu Celikyurt I, Tanyeri P, Akar F, Erden F Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Bone computed tomography mineral content evaluation in chickens: effects of substances in homeopathic concentration.
CONCLUSION: Bone mineralization is usually low in battery chickens reared in commercial poultry-sheds, creating a weakness of the whole animal supporting apparatus. Homeopathic preparations with bone-tissue tropism may improve their health quality. PMID: 26828003 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Canello S, Gasparini G, Luisetto P, Di Cerbo A, Pomerri F Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Open-label observational study of the homeopathic medicine Passiflora Compose for anxiety and sleep disorders.
CONCLUSION: Anxiety and/or SDS improved significantly in patients included on this study. PC could be an alternative to the use of psychotropic drugs for first intention treatment of anxiety and SDS. Further studies are needed to confirm those results. PMID: 26828002 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Villet S, Vacher V, Colas A, Danno K, Masson JL, Marijnen P, Bordet MF Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Prevalence and likelihood ratio of symptoms in patients with good therapeutic response to Lycopodium clavatum. A retrospective study.
CONCLUSIONS: Lycopodium's main symptoms are well known by homeopaths, but their knowledge correlates well with the symptoms' prevalence and not with their LR. Retrospective assessment of prevalence and LR of symptoms in good responders might be a means for better selection of symptoms for prospective studies. PMID: 26828001 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Eizayaga JE, Pozzi MI, Canan MC, Saravia L Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Homeopathic medicines for prevention of influenza and acute respiratory tract infections in children: blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
CONCLUSION: These results suggested that the use of homeopathic medicines minimized the number of flu and acute respiratory infection symptomatic episodes in children, signalizing that the homeopathic prophylactic potential should be investigated in further studies. PMID: 26828000 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Siqueira CM, Homsani F, da Veiga VF, Lyrio C, Mattos H, Passos SR, Couceiro JN, Quaresma CH Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

A randomized controlled trial comparing Pentazocine and Chamomilla recutita for labor pain relief.
CONCLUSION: Neither Pentazocine, or Chamomilla recutita offer substantial analgesia during labor. PMID: 26827999 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zafar S, Najam Y, Arif Z, Hafeez A Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Solvatochromic dyes detect the presence of homeopathic potencies.
Abstract A systematic approach to the design of simple, chemical systems for investigating the nature of homeopathic medicines has led to the development of an experimental protocol in which solvatochromic dyes are used as molecular probes of serially diluted and agitated solutions. Electronic spectroscopy has been used to follow changes in the absorbance of this class of dyes across the visible spectrum in the presence of homeopathic potencies. Evidence is presented using six different solvatochromic dyes in three different solvent systems. In all cases homeopathic potencies produce consistent and reproducible ch...
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cartwright SJ Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Standardization of homeopathic mother tincture of Toxicodendron pubescens and correlation of its flavonoid markers with the biological activity.
CONCLUSIONS: This study validates a quantitative HPTLC method for standardization of homeopathic mother tincture of Rhus Tox and establishes quercitrin and rutin as markers corresponding its biological activity. Contents of quercitrin and rutin in T. pubescens mother tincture correlates with its anti-inflammatory and analgesic actions and the validated HPTLC method can be used in standardization of homeopathic mother tincture of T. pubescens. PMID: 26827997 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jadhav HP, Chaudhari GG, Patil DD, Jadhav RB, Reddy NM, Shirkhedkar AA, Goyal SN, Patil CR Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Homeopathic Rhus toxicodendron has dual effects on the inflammatory response in the mouse preosteoblastic cell line MC3T3-e1.
CONCLUSION: Homeopathic dilution of Rhus tox has a dual activity that increases COX-2 expression and decreases NO generation, thus modulating inflammation. Further study is needed to examine the cellular signaling mechanisms that are associated with inflammatory regulation by Rhus tox treatment in greater detail. PMID: 26827996 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lee KJ, Yeo MG Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Our new Editorial structure.
PMID: 26827993 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - February 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fisher P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Art and Homeopathy—A New Rubric
Homoeopathic Links 2015; 28: 217-219DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1567885This is the first of what we hope will be a series of interesting contributions about the relationship between art and homeopathy and the art and science of homeopathy. Many have noted this connection between art and homeopathy, and there is something about the nature of the creative force and the way in which we perceive the vital force as creative, which puts homeopathy in the same dynamic place as that which drives artistic inspiration. I have tried to see this connection in a previous article in The Homeopath, looking particularly at case taking. We would l...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - December 16, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hamilton, Ian Tags: Art and Homeopathy Source Type: research

Update on preliminary elements of a theory of ultra high dilutions.
CONCLUSION: The mechanisms of information storage and transfer in UHDs are far from fully understood, but progress has been made at experimental and theoretical levels. PMID: 26678740 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Schulte J, Endler PC Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Reporting Experiments in Homeopathic Basic Research (REHBaR).
CONCLUSIONS: Reporting experiments in basic research in homeopathy is an important issue to state the quality and validity of gained results. A guideline for REHBaR seemed to be the first step to come to a commitment what information is necessary to be given in a paper. More than that, the catalogue can serve as a statement what the standards in good basic research should be. PMID: 26678739 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Stock-Schröer B Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Scientific proving of ultra high dilutions on humans.
CONCLUSION: Provided some cautionary notes are taken into account, HPTs can be used to separate out true specific symptoms from placebo symptoms. By the same token this is a road to experimental proof that homeopathic remedies are not just placebos. However, this needs to be taken forward by independent groups. PMID: 26678737 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Walach H, Teut M Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Observations on entanglement, non-locality and ultra-high dilutions.
CONCLUSION: The study and the knowledge gained from more recent theoretical models in UHD and entanglement suggest that there may be some benefit in stocktaking of what we really know about the fundamental workings of UHD as well as identifying or developing models that include measurable predictors that go beyond metaphorical descriptors. PMID: 26678736 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Schulte J Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Publications on experimental physical methods to investigate ultra high dilutions - an assessment on quality.
CONCLUSION: Considering the importance of a fundamental understanding of what makes a UHD preparation, results of this study suggest that it may be beneficial to this field of fundamental research if grant challenges are approached in strategic way similar to other grant challenges in science. PMID: 26678735 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Schulte J Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Experimental physical methods and theories - then and now.
CONCLUSION: Grant challenges in science often take a more targeted and more concerted approach to formulate a research question and then look for answers. A concerted effort to focus on one hypothesized physical aspect of a well-defined homeopathic preparation may help aligning experimental methods with theoretical models and, in doing so, help to gain a deeper understanding of the whole body of insights and data produced. PMID: 26678734 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Schulte J Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Electromagnetic and magnetic vector potential bio-information and water.
Abstract This work developed over the past 40 years starting from dielectric measurements on enzymes and the subsequent finding that the measurements were affected by electric, magnetic, electromagnetic fields and quantum fields. A request for help in the diagnosis and therapy of chemically sensitive patients who had become sensitive to their electromagnetic environment came in 1982. The same symptoms could be provoked by a chemical or a frequency challenge and this led to an appreciation of the synergy between chemical and frequency environmental sensitivities. Experimental cooperation with theoretical physicist ...
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Smith CW Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

From high dilutions to digital biology: the physical nature of the biological signal.
Abstract The memory of water was a radical idea that arose in the laboratory of Jacques Benveniste in the late 1980s. Twenty-five years have passed and yet the often angry debate on its merits continues despite the increasing number of scientists who have reported confirmation of the basic results. One working hypothesis was that molecules can communicate with each other, exchanging information without being in physical contact and that at least some biological functions can be mimicked by certain energetic modes characteristics of a given molecule. These considerations informed exploratory research which led to t...
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Thomas Y Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Physiological effects of homeopathic medicines in closed phials - a critical evaluation.
CONCLUSION: It was concluded that the tester's muscle tone is the intermediary in unconsciously selecting which phial influenced him in his specific contact with the subject. PMID: 26678731 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: van Wijk R, Wiegant FA Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

The use of animal models in homeopathic research - a review of 2010-2014 PubMed indexed papers.
CONCLUSION: In our updated review of the past 5 years, we found further demonstrations of the biological effects of homeopathy using more refined animal models and in vitro techniques. PMID: 26678730 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bonamin LV, Cardoso TN, Cunha de Carvalho A, Amaral JG Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

The use of plant-based bioassays in homeopathic basic research.
CONCLUSION: Plant models appear to be a useful approach for investigating basic research questions relating to homeopathic preparations, but more independent replication trials are needed in order to verify the results found in single experiments. Adequate controls and SNC experiments should be implemented on a routine basis to exclude false-positive results. PMID: 26678729 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jäger T, Scherr C, Shah D, Majewsky V, Wolf U, Betti L, Baumgartner S Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Survey of immuno-allergological ultra high dilution research.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite considerable research activity in immuno-allergology and a great increase in the number of publications, there is still not in this domain a "gold standard" trial in basic research in homeopathy. The most studied system, the inhibitory effect of histamine high dilutions on basophil activation, requires clarifications of various factors, including individual sensitivity. For scientific and epistemological reasons, the same work should be carried out for independent reproduction of the experiments conducted with anti-IgE and Apis mel high dilution, in complement of the new axes of research in immunoaller...
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Poitevin B Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Immunological models in high dilution research following M Bastide.
Abstract In 1994, Madeleine Bastide described experimental models in immunology that were used during the 1980s to investigate high dilution effects on several biological systems. She classified the available papers in four categories: High dilutions of antigens; High dilutions of thymus, bursa and other hormones; High dilutions of cytokines; Immunopharmacological activity of silica. The studies about high dilutions of antigens were not continued after this period, but gave rise to a long process of a series of in vitro models on antigens and histamine dilutions, that led to the demonstration of the biological mo...
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bonamin LV, Bellavite P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Wheat and ultra high diluted gibberellic acid - further experiments and re-analysis of data.
CONCLUSION: The model may be useful for further research as there exists a theoretical justification due to previous studies with wheat and extremely diluted silver nitrate, as well as to previous studies with amphibians and diluted hormones, and its methods are well standardized. Data confirm the hypothesis that information can be stored in the test liquid, even at a dilution of the original substance beyond Avogadro's value; and that the wheat bio-assay is sensitive to such information. PMID: 26678726 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Endler PC, Scherer-Pongratz W, Lothaller H, Stephen S Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Amphibians and ultra high diluted thyroxine - further experiments and re-analysis of data.
CONCLUSION: Although a perfect reproducibility was not obtained, this paradoxical phenomenon was generally consistent in different observations. Correlations were found between details of laboratory handling, as well as environment temperature, and the size of the results. PMID: 26678725 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Endler PC, Scherer-Pongratz W, Harrer B, Lingg G, Lothaller H Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Wheat and ultra high diluted silver nitrate - further experiments and re-analysis of data.
CONCLUSION: The previous findings were confirmed by the results. PMID: 26678724 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Scherer-Pongratz W, Endler PC, Lothaller H, Stephen S Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Replications of fundamental research models in ultra high dilutions 1994 and 2015 - update on a bibliometric study.
CONCLUSIONS: We found 28 experimental models which underwent replication. In total, 24 models were replicated with comparable results, 12 models with zero effect, and 6 models with opposite results. Five models were externally reproduced with comparable results. We encourage further replications of studies in order to learn more about the model systems used. PMID: 26678723 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Endler PC, Bellavite P, Bonamin L, Jäger T, Mazon S Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

"Ultra High Dilution 1994" revisited 2015 - the state of follow-up research.
CONCLUSION: The project "Ultra High Dilution 1994 revisited 2015" is the latest output of what might be considered the "buena vista social club" of homeopathy research. However, it presents new developments and results of the older, established experimental models as well as a general survey of the state of UHD research. PMID: 26678721 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Endler PC, Schulte J, Stock-Schroeer B, Stephen S Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Ultra High Dilution - Physiology and Physics comes of age.
PMID: 26678720 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fisher P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Homeopathic remedies with antineoplastic properties have immunomodulatory effects in experimental animals.
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest immunomodulatory activity of homeopathic preparations in high dilution. This may be a mechanism through which homeopathic preparations act. PMID: 26143455 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - July 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Remya V, Kuttan G Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Effects of Tarantula cubensis D6 on aflatoxin-induced injury in biochemical parameters in rats.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicated that Tarantula cubensis D6 partially neutralized the deleterious effects of aflatoxin. PMID: 26143454 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - July 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Karabacak M, Eraslan G, Kanbur M, Sarıca ZS Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Syzygium jambolanum and Cephalandra indica homeopathic preparations inhibit albumin glycation and protect erythrocytes: an in vitro study.
CONCLUSION: These homeopathic preparations especially Sj ф prevented glycation induced albumin modifications and subsequent toxicity in human eryrthrocytre in vitro. Further investigation of their potential as antiglycators is justified. PMID: 26143453 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - July 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tupe RS, Kulkarni A, Adeshara K, Shaikh S, Shah N, Jadhav A Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Data collection: Treat every variable as a treasure.
CONCLUSION: Data collection software should be developed step-by-step, guided by close monitoring and feedback of participating practitioners. PMID: 26143452 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - July 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rutten LA Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Some intrapersonal qualities of SA homeopaths who have established successful private practices.
CONCLUSION: The intrapersonal qualities can be roughly divided between those that generate inner-support and those which aid homeopaths attain their goal of establishing a practice and are therefore crucial aspects of success generation. PMID: 26143451 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - July 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Solomon EM, Poggenpoel M, Myburgh CP Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

The homeopathic choice for children: a qualitative research on the decision making process of the families.
CONCLUSION: This research confirms the importance of context in decision making processes. Other characteristics of families which use homeopathy, such as level of education, personal coping strategies and family context should be investigated. PMID: 26143450 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - July 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rossi E, Picchi M, Di Stefano M, Marongiu AM, Scarsini P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Utilization of psychotropic drugs by patients consulting for sleeping disorders in homeopathic and conventional primary care settings: the EPI3 cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with SD who chose to consult GPs certified in homeopathy consumed less psychotropic drugs and had a similar evolution of their condition to patients treated with conventional medical management. This result may translate in a net advantage with reduction of adverse events related to psychotropic drugs. PMID: 26143449 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - July 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Grimaldi-Bensouda L, Abenhaim L, Massol J, Guillemot D, Avouac B, Duru G, Lert F, Magnier AM, Rossignol M, Rouillon F, Begaud B, EPI3-LA-SER Group Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Model validity of randomised placebo-controlled trials of individualised homeopathic treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: These results do not support concern that deficient MVHT has frequently undermined the published findings of RCTs of individualised homeopathy. However, the 13 trials with 'uncertain' or 'inadequate' MVHT will be a focus of attention in supplementary meta-analysis. New RCTs of individualised homeopathy must aim to maximise MVHT and to enable its assessment through clear reporting. PMID: 26143448 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - July 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mathie RT, Van Wassenhoven M, Jacobs J, Oberbaum M, Roniger H, Frye J, Manchanda RK, Terzan L, Chaufferin G, Dantas F, Fisher P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Cell sensitivity, non-linearity and inverse effects.
Abstract It has been claimed that the homeopathic principle of 'similarity' (or 'similia') and the use of individualized remedies in extremely low doses conflicts with scientific laws, but this opinion can be disputed on the basis of recent scientific advances. Several mechanisms to explain the responsiveness of cells to ultra-low doses and the similarity as inversion of drug effects, have again been suggested in the framework of hormesis and modern paradoxical pharmacology. Low doses or high dilutions of a drug interact only with the enhanced sensitivities of regulatory systems, functioning as minute harmful stim...
Source: Homeopathy - April 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bellavite P, Signorini A, Marzotto M, Moratti E, Bonafini C, Olioso D Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Enhancement of adaptive biological effects by nanotechnology preparation methods in homeopathic medicines.
Abstract Multiple studies have demonstrated that traditional homeopathic manufacturing reagents and processes can generate remedy source and silica nanoparticles (NPs). Homeopathically-made NPs would initiate adaptive changes in an organism as a complex adaptive system (CAS) or network. Adaptive changes would emerge from several different endogenous amplification processes that respond to exogenous danger or threat signals that manufactured nanomaterials convey, including (1) stochastic resonance (SR) in sensory neural systems and (2) time-dependent sensitization (TDS)/oscillation. SR is nonlinear coherent amplif...
Source: Homeopathy - April 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bell IR, Schwartz GE Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Hormetic effects of extremely diluted solutions on gene expression.
Abstract This paper summarizes the results of investigations showing how molecular biological tools, such as DNA-microarrays, can provide useful suggestions about the behaviour of human organisms treated with microamounts of drugs or homeopathic medicines. The results reviewed here suggest firstly that the action of drugs is not quenched by ultra-high dilution and proceeds through modulation of gene expressions. The efficacy of drug solutions seems to be maintained in ultra-highly diluted preparations, a fact which constitutes a challenge to the dogma of quantization of matter. The second and more important result...
Source: Homeopathy - April 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dei A, Bernardini S Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Gas nanobubbles and aqueous nanostructures: the crucial role of dynamization.
Abstract Nanobubbles (NBs) have been a subject of intensive research over the past decade. Their peculiar characteristics, including extremely low buoyancy, longevity, enhanced solubility of oxygen in water, zeta potentials and burst during collapse, have led to many applications in the industrial, biological and medical fields. NBs may form spontaneously from dissolved gas but the process is greatly enhanced by gas supersaturation and mechanical actions such as dynamization. Therefore, the formation of NBs during the preparation of homeopathic dilutions under atmospheric pressure cannot be ignored. I suggested ...
Source: Homeopathy - April 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Demangeat JL Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Hormesis within a mechanistic context.
Abstract This paper provides an assessment of the mechanistic foundations of hormesis and how such understandings evolved over the course of the past century. Particular emphasis is placed on recent developments particularly with respect to receptor-based and cell signaling-based pathways. Of particular importance is that the quantitative feature of the hormetic dose response are independent of mechanism. PMID: 25869973 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - April 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Calabrese EJ Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Historical foundations of hormesis.
Abstract The present paper provides an historical assessment of the concept of hormesis and its relationship to homeopathy and modern medicine. It is argued that the dose-response concept was profoundly influenced by the conflict between homeopathy and traditional medicine and that decisions on which dose-response model to adopt were not based on "science" but rater on historical antipathies. While the historical dispute between homeopathy and traditional medicine has long since subsided, their impact upon the field has been enduring and generally unappreciated, profoundly adversely affecting current drug developm...
Source: Homeopathy - April 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Calabrese EJ Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Hormesis: principles and applications.
Abstract Hormesis has emerged as a central concept in biological and biomedical sciences with significant implications for clinical medicine and environmental risk assessment. This paper assesses the historical foundations of the dose-response including the threshold, linear and hormetic models, the occurrence and frequency of the hormetic dose response in the pharmacological and toxicological literature, its quantitative and temporal features, and underlying mechanistic bases. Based upon this integrative foundation the application of hormesis to the process of risk assessment for non-carcinogens and carcinogens i...
Source: Homeopathy - April 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Calabrese EJ Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Homeopathic treatment of multimorbid patients: a prospective outcome study with polarity analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Polarity Analysis is an effective method for treating multimorbidity. The multitude of symptoms does not prevent the method from achieving good results. Homeopathy may be capable of taking over a considerable proportion of the treatment of multimorbid patients, at lower costs than conventional medicine. PMID: 25576272 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - January 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Frei H Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Trypanosoma cruzi: Biotherapy made from trypomastigote modulates the inflammatory response.
CONCLUSION: There is a difference of high diluted medication effect in four and eight-week-old mice. In the group of animals 8 weeks the immunomodulatory effect seems to have been higher. Hence, treatment with the medicine produced from T. cruzi modulates the inflammatory response with increased apoptosis and decreased serum levels of TGF-β. PMID: 25576271 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - January 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sandri P, Aleixo DL, Sanchez Falkowski GJ, Nascimento Júnior AD, Gomes ML, Hernandes L, Machado de Oliveira Dalalio M, Moreira NM, Toledo MJ, Gabriel M, Araújo SM Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research