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Homeopathy in the treatment of depression: a systematic review
ConclusionsLimited evidence from two placebo-controlled double-blinded trials suggests HMPs might be comparable to antidepressants and superior to placebo in depression, and patients treated by homeopaths report improvement in depression. Overall, the evidence gives a potentially promising risk benefit ratio. There is a need for additional high quality studies.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Bias and misleading concepts in an Arnica research study. Comments to improve experimental Homeopathy
This article tries to elucidate those factors causing bias, taking into account some recent reported evidence in the field.
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Double-blind evaluation of homeopathy on cocaine craving: a randomized controlled pilot study
ConclusionsA psychosocial rehabilitation setting improved recruitment but was not sufficient to decrease dropout frequency among Brazilian cocaine treatment seekers. Psychosocial rehabilitation plus homeopathic Q-potencies of opium and E. coca were more effective than psychosocial rehabilitation alone in reducing cocaine cravings. Due to high dropout rate and risk of bias, further research is required to confirm our findings, with specific focus on strategies to increase patient retention.Trial registrationRBR-2xzcwz (http://www.ensaiosclinicos.gov.br).
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Teaching midwives homeopathy—A Belgian pilot project
ConclusionsTraining midwives in homeopathy requires considerably more time than the 50 contact hours stipulated by law and would best be offered as interactive sessions providing powerful concrete case examples, spread over the course of one full year to allow for integration of the material into practice.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Bias and misleading concepts in an Arnica research study. Comments to improve experimental Homeopathy
This article tries to elucidate those factors causing bias, taking into account some recent reported evidence in the field.
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Double-blind evaluation of homeopathy on cocaine craving: a randomized controlled pilot study
ConclusionsA psychosocial rehabilitation setting improved recruitment but was not sufficient to decrease dropout frequency among Brazilian cocaine treatment seekers. Psychosocial rehabilitation plus homeopathic Q-potencies of opium and E. coca were more effective than psychosocial rehabilitation alone in reducing cocaine cravings. Due to high dropout rate and risk of bias, further research is required to confirm our findings, with specific focus on strategies to increase patient retention.Trial registrationRBR-2xzcwz (http://www.ensaiosclinicos.gov.br).
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Teaching midwives homeopathy—A Belgian pilot project
ConclusionsTraining midwives in homeopathy requires considerably more time than the 50 contact hours stipulated by law and would best be offered as interactive sessions providing powerful concrete case examples, spread over the course of one full year to allow for integration of the material into practice.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Homeopathy as Boundary Object and Distributed Therapeutic Agency. A Discussion on the Homeopathic Placebo Response
Conclusions: Through its relation with biomedicine, its doctrine, consultation design, and treatment rituals, homeopathy offers a powerful medium to elicit a placebo response in a therapeutic alliance. By virtue of its proximity and radical difference from the scientific and biomedical enterprises, its material and textual organization, its storytelling and esthetics, homeopathy offers doctors and patients the opportunity and the tools to collaborate, to witness healing, and to hope for success against adversity.
Source: American Journal of Therapeutics - July 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Systematic Review and Clinical Guidelines Source Type: research

Simplifying Homeopathy
Homœopathic Links 2018; 31: 097-102 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1654679After the initial enthusiasm in the homeopathic community about the exciting progress and expansion since the 1980s, the sobering fact seems to be that we evolved in the direction of such sophistication that our dear system becomes unmanageable. We did our inner work, try to balance things that were somehow off but still the plain fact is that we are still crushed under too much information. And there is no way to stop it! We are only at the beginning of exploring and including every single species on the planet and beyond in our Materia Medica. But we've alre...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - June 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vervarcke, Anne Tags: Philosophy and Discussion Source Type: research

Prescription in oncology: Homeopathy or psychotherapies and nicotine substitutes?
PMID: 29935913 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Bulletin du Cancer - June 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Braillon A, Taiebi F Tags: Bull Cancer Source Type: research

Teaching midwives homeopathy —A Belgian pilot project
Conclusions Training midwives in homeopathy requires considerably more time than the 50 contact hours stipulated by law and would best be offered as interactive sessions providing powerful concrete case examples, spread over the course of one full year to allow for integration of the material into practice.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - June 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Homeopathy for psychiatric patients-for and against.
Abstract The application of homeopathic treatment quickly becomes a matter of ideological confrontation; however, homeopathy is steadily gaining in sympathy in the population. Although the possible effectiveness and the modes of action are currently not scientifically elucidated and the study situation regarding homeopathic treatment in psychiatry is still manageable, there is a whole series of positive evidence for the effects of homeopathic remedies for mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorders and addiction. The most important studies are presented and the most important arguments are weighed up ...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - June 1, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Hock N, Juckel G Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

Could Homeopathy Become An Alternative Therapy In Dengue Fever? An example Of 10 Case Studies.
Conclusions:A need for further, larger studies is indicated by this evidence, to precisely define the role of homeopathy in treating dengue fever. This study also emphasises the importance of individualised treatment during an epidemic for favourable results with homeopathy. Abbreviations:DF: dengue fever, NS1: non-structural protein 1 antigen, IgG: immunoglobulin G, IgM: immunoglobulin M, +ve: positive, -ve: negative, WBC: white blood cells, RBC: red blood cells, ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate. PMID: 29696069 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Doctors who prescribe homeopathy ignore other medical guidelines
Family doctors who offer homeopathy - not recommended by the NHS - are also more likely to  practice other bad habits such as the overuse of antibiotics
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Homeopathy in the Context of a World in Crisis
Homœopathic Links 2018; 31: 009-013 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1629882Healing patients who have to live in a destructive environment demands of us as homeopaths to also participate in the healing of the whole system. Setting homeopathic work into a global context we can see that with our large experience of working with crises, we can well contribute to a solution of the global problems. For many reasons, homeopathy can serve as a model of a sustainable healing art. Seeing ourselves as part of a global community of workers for change will also help us to be perceived in a different way. [...] Thieme Medical and Scientific Publis...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - March 30, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wichmann, J örg Tags: Philosophy and Discussion Source Type: research

Observational Research in Homeopathy: Improving Homoeoprophylaxis Research Outcomes
Conclusion The use of appropriate homoeoprophylaxis programs to prevent targeted infectious diseases has an established place in homeopathy. Its ability to produce a significant and consistent level of protection has been shown time and again in large HP interventions conducted by practitioners, usually with orthodox medical training. More and better-quality research will continue to strengthen the evidence-based case for the use of HP both in short- and long-term infectious disease prevention. Using a standardised research checklist should help improve the quality of research into HP in the future. [...] Thieme Medical ...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - March 30, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Golden, Isaac Tags: Research Source Type: research

Double-blind evaluation of homeopathy on cocaine craving: a randomized controlled pilot study
Conclusions A psychosocial rehabilitation setting improved recruitment but was not sufficient to decrease dropout frequency among Brazilian cocaine treatment seekers. Psychosocial rehabilitation plus homeopathic Q-potencies of opium and E. coca were more effective than psychosocial rehabilitation alone in reducing cocaine cravings. Due to high dropout rate and risk of bias, further research is required to confirm our findings, with specific focus on strategies to increase patient retention.
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 30, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Usefulness of classical homeopathy for the prophylaxis of recurrent urinary tract infections in individuals with chronic neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction.
Conclusions Adjunctive homeopathic treatment lead to a significant decrease of UTI in SCI patients. Therefore, classical homeopathy could be considered in SCI patients with recurrent UTI. Trial registration ClinicalTrials.gov. (NCT01477502). PMID: 29485355 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - February 28, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Spinal Cord Med Source Type: research

Bias and misleading concepts in an Arnica research study. Comments to improve experimental Homeopathy
This article tries to elucidate those factors causing bias, taking into account some recent reported evidence in the field.
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - February 27, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Homeopathy in cancer patients: What does the "best" evidence tell us?
Abstract Homeopathic medicines are used by many patients with cancer, usually alongside conventional treatment. A recent report by the European Academies' Science Advisory Council concluded that "that there are no robust and reproducible evidence that homeopathy is effective". This literature review aims to make the analysis of published controlled randomized trials involving homeopathic treatment in the field of oncology. PMID: 29486922 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Bulletin du Cancer - February 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: de Nonneville A, Gonçalves A Tags: Bull Cancer Source Type: research

Homeopathy, Ritual and Magic.
PMID: 29480739 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Authors: Nayernouri T Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research

Homeopaths launch campaign to "save homeopathy on the NHS"
The  British Homeopathic Association (BHA) has called for a judicial review of what it calls the “fundamentally flawed” process that will prevent homeopathy products being prescribed on the NHS.
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - January 23, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Fibromyalgia Management with Homeopathy
Homœopathic Links 2017; 30: 245-249 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1608614Fibromyalgia is one of the most common genetically inherited chronic affective spectrum disorders (ASD). Other ASD disorders are psychiatric and medical conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine, cataplexy—attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, bulimia nervosa, dysthymic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder (MDD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, and social phobia. Apart from genetic factors, neuroendocrine, au...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - December 20, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wandile, Pranali M. Tags: Philosophy and Discussion Source Type: research

Utilization and perceived benefits of homeopathy and herbal therapies in U.S. adults: Implications of patient-centered care.
Abstract We evaluated reasons for and perceived benefits of using homeopathic and herbal therapies in U.S. adults. Data were collected from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, which represents non-institutionalized U.S. adults (n = 33,167 unweighted). In the past 12 months, 18.6% (41.95 million) of U.S. adults reported using either homeopathy and/or herbal therapies. Among these users, 34.8% and 5.1% used them for wellness only and treatment only, respectively. 60.1% reported using homeopathic and herbal therapies for a combination of both treatment and wellness. In four out of seven self-reported perceiv...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rhee TG, Ng JY, Dusek JA Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Veterinary homeopathy: a defence
The International Association for Veterinary Homeopathy (IAVH) is disappointed with how our colleagues try to influence the position of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in relation to homeopathy.1, 2 The many errors and omissions in this paper suggests to the authors that it was not reviewed by anyone qualified in veterinary homeopathy. Remarkably, the authors’ critical approach is mainly based on theoretical arguments on why homeopathy cannot possibly work. We recognise this approach but believe it to be based on the a priori perceived implausibility of any conceivable mechanism of action, also called plausi...
Source: Veterinary Record - October 26, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: De Beukelaer, E., Renoux, H., Nicolai, T., Tournier, A. Tags: Letters and notices Source Type: research

The authors of 'Comparison of veterinary drugs and veterinary homeopathy: part 1 and 2, respond
We welcome the opportunity to emphasise our concerns regarding what we view as an unethical practice by responding to the points raised in the above letter. As explained in our review, we believe that homeopathy requires the existence of a ‘healing power’ with multiple supernatural properties. According to scientific understanding, such a thing is extremely implausible, as homeopaths – including De Beukelaer and others – acknowledge. To counter this problem, the term ‘plausibility bias’ has been used in an attempt to make credulity appear a positive thing.1 We argue that plausibility bia...
Source: Veterinary Record - October 26, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Whitehead, M., Chambers, D., Lees, P., Pelligand, L., Toutain, P.-L., Whiting, M. Tags: Letters and notices 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

DNA fragmentation and cell cycle arrest: a hallmark of apoptosis induced by Ruta graveolens in human colon cancer cells.
Abstract In the present study, we investigated the anti-cancer effect of various potencies of Ruta graveolens (Ruta) on COLO-205 cell line, as evidenced by cytotoxicity, migration, clonogenecity, morphological and biochemical changes and modification in the levels of genes associated with apoptosis and cell cycle. On treatment of COLO-205 cells maximal effects were seen with mother tincture (MT) and 30C potencies, wherein decrease in cell viability along with reduced clonogenecity and migration capabilities were noted. In addition morphological and biochemical alterations such as nuclear changes (fragmented nuclei...
Source: Homeopathy - January 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Arora S, Tandon S Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Hepatoprotective effect of Lycopodium clavatum 30CH on experimental model of paracetamol-induced liver damage in rats.
CONCLUSION: Lyc 30c exerted a moderate hepatoprotective effect on acute Pct-induced hepatitis, mainly shown by a histological decrease in necrosis and inflammatory foci, preserved glycogen and other 1,2-glycols in zone 3 and reduced serum levels of ALT and AST. PMID: 25576269 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - January 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Henrique da Silva G, Barros PP, Silva Gonçalves GM, Landi MA Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Effect of homeopathic Lycopodium clavatum on memory functions and cerebral blood flow in memory-impaired rats.
CONCLUSION: The above study suggests that Lyc may be used as a drug of choice in condition of memory impairment due to its beneficial effect on CBF. PMID: 25576268 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - January 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hanif K, Kumar M, Singh N, Shukla R Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Effects of homeopathic Anax imperator on behavioural and pain models in mice.
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that the homeopathic Anax-i exerts antidepressant, anxiolytic and analgesic-like effects and causes hyperlocomotion and weight loss. PMID: 25576267 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - January 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mutlu O, Ulak G, Kokturk S, Celikyurt IK, Akar F, Erden F Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Effect of a homeopathic complex on reproductive performance in a commercial pig farm.
In this study, the effect of a homeopathic complex on reproductive performance of sows under intensive farming has been investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Over period of three years, 186 sows were recruited from a farm where a large proportion of animals were suffering from prolonged weaning-to-oestrus intervals (WEI) and weaning-to-service intervals (WSI). Sows were allocated to two groups; once per month, one group was given a homeopathic complex (Borax 10 mK plus Lycopodium 10 mK), while the other group was given a hydro-alcoholic solution (placebo). The follow-up period started one week before the expected date o...
Source: Homeopathy - January 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Deni D, Caminiti A, Lai O, Alfieri L, Casati D, Sciarri M, Scaramozzino P, Brocherel G Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Animals and memory.
PMID: 25576264 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - January 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fisher P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Modulation of inflammation response to murine cutaneous Leishmaniasis by homeopathic medicines: Antimonium crudum 30cH.
CONCLUSION: The treatment of mice with Antimonium crudum 30cH induced a predominantly B cell pattern of immune response in Leishmania (L.) amazonensis experimental infection, alongside the increase of free amastigote forms number in the infection site. The clinical significance of this study is discussed, further studies are suggested. PMID: 25439043 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rodrigues de Santana F, de Paula Coelho C, Cardoso TN, Perez Hurtado EC, Roberti Benites N, Dalastra Laurenti M, Villano Bonamin L Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Management of the early symptoms of influenza-like illnesses and ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders by pharmacists.
CONCLUSIONS: Seeking a pharmacist's advice for the management of ILI and ENT disorders has several public health benefits. The clinical improvement and high patient satisfaction observed validate the role of the pharmacist as a health professional of first resort. PMID: 25439040 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Danno K, Cognet-Dementhon B, Thevenard G, Duru G, Allaert FA, Bordet MF Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Open-label uncontrolled pilot study to evaluate complementary therapy with Ruta graveolens 9c in patients with advanced cancer.
CONCLUSION: Some patients treated with Ruta graveolens 9c had a transitory improvement in QoL, but the effectiveness of this treatment remains to be confirmed in further studies. PMID: 25439039 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Freyer G, You B, Villet S, Tartas S, Fournel-Federico C, Trillet-Lenoir V, Hamizi S, Colomban O, Chavernoz N, Falandry C Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Efficacy of homeopathic intervention in subclinical hypothyroidism with or without autoimmune thyroiditis in children: an exploratory randomized control study.
CONCLUSION: A statistically significant decline in serum TSH values and antiTPOab titers indicates that the homeopathic intervention has not only the potential to treat SCH with or without antiTPOab but may also prevent progression to OH. PMID: 25439038 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chauhan VK, Manchanda RK, Narang A, Marwaha RK, Arora S, Nagpal L, Verma SK, Sreenivas V Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Modulation of inflammation response to murine cutaneous Leishmaniosis by homeopathic medicines: Thymulin 5cH.
CONCLUSIONS: Thymulin 5cH is able to improve B1 cell activation and Leishmania (L) amazonensis phagocytosis efficiency in mice, similarly to that observed previously in BCG experimental infection. PMID: 25439044 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - October 1, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rodrigues de Santana F, Coelho Cde P, Cardoso TN, Laurenti MD, Perez Hurtado EC, Bonamin LV Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Francis Edgar Hunter 27th May 1930-30th September 2013.
PMID: 25058946 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - July 1, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Saxton J, Kayne S Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Malaria in pregnancy and irritable bowel syndrome.
PMID: 24931746 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - June 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fisher P Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

China rubra for side-effects of quinine: a prospective, randomised study in pregnant women with malaria in Cotonou, Benin.
CONCLUSIONS: This preliminary study shows the interest of China rubra 7CH in limiting the side-effects of quinine used for the treatment of acute malaria in pregnant women. PMID: 24931747 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - June 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Danno K, Rerolle F, de Sigalony S, Colas A, Terzan L, Bordet MF Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Interim results of a randomised controlled trial of homeopathic treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.
Abstract Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition for which there is no consensus on the optimum treatment. Gastroenterology problems are some of the most common conditions treated by homeopaths, yet few trials have explored the effectiveness of individualised homeopathic treatment for IBS. A three-armed trial was conducted which compared: usual care, homeopathic treatment plus usual care and supportive listening plus usual care. The primary outcome was change in irritable bowel symptom severity score between baseline and 26 weeks, calculated using ANCOVA. An interim ANCOVA adjusted for baseline IBS ...
Source: Homeopathy - June 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Peckham EJ, Relton C, Raw J, Walters C, Thomas K, Smith C, Kapur K, Said E Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Effect of an homeopathic complex on fatty acids in muscle and performance of the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus).
CONCLUSION: Nile tilapia juveniles that received the HomeoAqua Mega-3(®) in their diets had a decrease in the TL rates, mainly for the SFAs, and the n-6/n-3 ratio, compared with the control group, without any changes in the animal performance during the experimental period. PMID: 24931749 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - June 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andretto AP, Fuzinatto MM, Bonafe EG, Braccini GL, Mori RH, Pereira RR, Oliveira CA, Visentainer JV, Vargas L Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Diverse biological effects of electromagnetic-treated water.
Abstract The effects of water treated with an electromagnetic field (EMF) were investigated on two biological systems, humans and plants. Purified de-ionised water was treated by (1) boiling, (2) exposure to microwave radiation, and (3) low frequency electromagnetic oscillation molecular resonance effect technology (MRET), before being used to prepare media for culturing human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from three healthy females. Our results indicated that PBMC culture in MRET-activated medium showed significantly less oxidative metabolism when compared to media prepared from other types of water....
Source: Homeopathy - June 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yamabhai M, Chumseng S, Yoohat K, Srila W Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Observations on the effects of odours on the homeopathic response.
Abstract Samuel Hahnemann described incidences where the homeopathic response was disrupted by noxious smells in the environment. An earlier paper proposed that homeopathic medicines may be sensed by vomeronasal cells (VNCs) i.e. microvillus or brush cells in the vomeronasal organ (VNO), the taste buds and associated with the trigeminal nerve and nervus terminalis. This paper proposes an extension to the theory and suggests that a subset of solitary chemosensory cells (SCCs) in the diffuse chemosensory system (DCS) that is morphologically similar to VNCs might also be receptive to homeopathic medicines. The types ...
Source: Homeopathy - June 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: McGuigan M Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Observational study of Arctium lappa in the treatment of acne vulgaris.
CONCLUSION: Lappa has shown positive effects in the treatment of acne especially of inflammatory type. Further controlled, randomized studies with larger sample size are desirable. Trial is registered at ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01040390. PMID: 24931753 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Homeopathy - June 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Miglani A, Manchanda RK Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

Hahnemann and placebo.
This study is based upon unpublished documents (e.g. patients' letters) in the Archives of the Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation in Stuttgart. It also profited from the critical edition of Hahnemann's case journals and the editorial comments which have also been published in this series. Hahnemann differentiated clearly between homeopathic drugs and pharmaceutical substances which he considered as sham medicine (e.g. milk sugar). A close look at Hahnemann's case journals reveals that the percentage of placebo prescriptions was very high (between 54 and 85 percent). In most instances Hahne...
Source: Homeopathy - June 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jütte R Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research