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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
Beliefs, endorsement and application of homeopathy disclosed: a survey among ambulatory care physicians.
CONCLUSION: Medical specialties use homeopathy with significantly varying frequency and only half of the prescribers clearly intend to achieve specific effects. Moreover, the majority of prescribers acknowledge that effectiveness is unproven and give little importance to traditional principles behind homeopathy. Medical specialties and associated patient demands but also physicians' openness towards placebo interventions may play a role in homeopathy prescriptions. Education should therefore address not only the evidence base of homeopathy, but also ethical dilemmas with placebo interventions. PMID: 29039627 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - October 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Markun S, Maeder M, Rosemann T, Djalali S Tags: Swiss Med Wkly Source Type: research
Hormesis and Homeopathy: Toward a New Self-Consciousness.
PMID: 29225559 [PubMed]
Source: Dose Response - October 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Dei A Tags: Dose Response Source Type: research
Migraine and the Scope of Homeopathy
Homœopathic Links 2017; 30: 189-194 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1606343Migraine is usually a genetic disorder. In the United States, every 10 seconds someone with a migraine goes to the emergency room. Approximately 1.2 million annual visits to the emergency room occur due to acute migraine attacks. About 90% of migraine patients have a family history of this illness. More than 90% of sufferers are unable to work or function normally during their migraine episode, affecting their quality of life and medical expenditure. While the majority of patients experience attacks once or twice a month, more than four million people suffer...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - September 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wandile, Pranali M. Tags: Research Source Type: research
Homeopathy 'for Mexicans': Medical Popularisation, Commercial Endeavours, and Patients' Choice in the Mexican Medical Marketplace, 1853-1872.
Abstract This paper focuses on homeopaths' strategies to popularise homeopathy from 1850 to 1870. I argue that homeopaths created a space for homeopathy in Mexico City in the mid-nineteenth century by facilitating patients' access to medical knowledge, consultation and practice. In this period, when national and international armed conflicts limited the diffusion and regulation of academic medicine, homeopaths popularised homeopathy by framing it as a life-enhancing therapy with tools that responded to patients' needs. Patients' preference for homeopathy evolved into commercial endeavours that promoted the practic...
Source: Medical History - September 14, 2017 Category: History of Medicine Authors: Hernández Berrones J Tags: Med Hist Source Type: research
Is homeopathy a medicine?
PMID: 28629692 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - June 16, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Chirumbolo S Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
Treatment of Chronic Allergic Rhinitis and Sinusitis with Homeopathy
Homœopathic Links 2017; 30: 123-128 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1602783Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis are one of the most common chronic upper respiratory tract medical conditions. As they occur simultaneously or coexist together, the correct term for these conditions will be allergic rhinosinusitis. The challenging question arises in mind whether all allergic patients are immune deficient in some way. Therefore, samples from well-diagnosed allergic patients need to be evaluated genetically using a candidate gene and a whole-genome scan approach. A better understanding of the pathogenesis and the causative factors responsible fo...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - June 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wandile, Pranali M. Tags: Differential Diagnosis Source Type: research
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (Mycosis fungoides) treated by homeopathy: A 3-case report
Introduction: Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) can be divided into two broad groups: aggressive and indolent. Mycosis fungoides (MF) falls into the indolent variety. It is not known for spontaneous remission and therapy includes topical/systemic corticosteroids, retinoids, imiquimod, interferon-alpha 2b. Three cases of immunohistochemically confirmed early-stage mycosis fungoides, treated with homeopathy are presented.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - May 31, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
The case of homeopathy, "how to search PubMed" may be a first step.
PMID: 28433480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - April 19, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Corrao S, Natoli G Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
Scope and Limitations of Homeopathy in Ophthalmology
Homœopathic Links 2017; 30: 052-056 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1598097Every science has got its own scope and limitations. So same is also applicable for homeopathy to treat general diseases as well as diseases of special sense organs. The eye is one of the most vital sense organ of a body. From my clinical experience in ophthalmology, it was observed that homeopathic medicines do respond well in many acute and chronic conditions. Different sample cases reported here give an idea about the effectiveness of homeopathy in ophthalmology. However, to achieve accuracy and gain confidence in practice, the physician should have an in-d...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - March 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sathye, Sandeep Sudhakar Tags: Materia Medica and Cases Source Type: research
Homeopathy provided by a national health service: Only in Italy?
PMID: 28343850 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - March 23, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Garattini S, Mannucci PM Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
How do medical students engaging in elective courses on acupuncture and homeopathy differ from unselected students? A survey
We aimed to investigate whether students at German medical schools participating in elective courses on acupuncture and homeopathy differ from an unselected group of students regarding attitudes and personalit...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Alexandra Jocham, Levente Kriston, Pascal O. Berberat, Antonius Schneider and Klaus Linde Source Type: research
Human gene editing, a letter to President Trump and a no to homeopathy
Nature 542, 7641 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/542276a The week in science: 10–16 February 2017.
Source: Nature - February 14, 2017 Category: Research Tags: Seven Days Source Type: research
Roy & Co. Homeopathy, Mumbai, India
This article presents Roy & Co. Homeopathy, Maharashtra's oldest homeopathic pharmacy in Mumbai, India. [...] Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - December 20, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jasavala, Armeen Shah, Ruchita Tags: History: Pharmacies Source Type: research
Efficacy of homeopathy in livestock according to peer-reviewed publications from 1981 to 2014
Homeopathy is widely used in livestock, especially in order to reduce the use of antibiotics, although it is often seen as controversial. A comprehensive literature review has been conducted to assess the efficacy of homeopathy in cattle, pigs and poultry. Only peer-reviewed publications dealing with homeopathic remedies, which could possibly replace or prevent the use of antibiotics in the case of infective diseases or growth promotion in livestock were included. Search results revealed a total number of 52 trials performed within 48 publications fulfilling the predefined criteria. Twenty-eight trials were in favour of ho...
Source: Veterinary Record - December 14, 2016 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Doehring, C., Sundrum, A. Tags: Open access Research Source Type: research
How Should We Respond to Non-Dominant Healing Practices, the Example of Homeopathy
AbstractThe debate around the ethics of homeopathy in recent issues of the journal has been approached as a binary question; is homeopathy ethical or not? This paper suggests that this is an unhelpful question and instead discusses a framework to establish the extent to which the dominant (medical) culture should tolerate non-dominant health practices such as homeopathy. This requires a sophisticated understanding of the placebo effect, a critical evaluation of what evidence is available, a consideration of the harm that the non-dominant practice might cause, and a consideration of how this might be affected by the culture...
Source: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry - December 13, 2016 Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
Homeopathy, oral rehydration and cholera: author's reply.
PMID: 27923893 [PubMed - in process]
Source: J R Soc Med AND (has... - November 30, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Dean ME Tags: J R Soc Med Source Type: research
Homeopathy, oral rehydration and cholera.
PMID: 27923892 [PubMed - in process]
Source: J R Soc Med AND (has... - November 30, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Michell AR Tags: J R Soc Med Source Type: research
Adverse effects of homeopathy: we clearly need more details.
PMID: 27912952 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - November 30, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mathie RT, Roberts ER, Rutten AL Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Characteristics of Homeopathy Users among Internal Medicine Patients in Germany.
CONCLUSION: Personal characteristics and health status may impact on the use and the perceived helpfulness of homeopathy. PMID: 27811465 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Forschende Komplementarmedizin - November 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Forsch Komplementmed Source Type: research
NHMRC Overview on Homeopathy
Homœopathic Links 2016; 29: 226-227 DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1586244The National Health and Medical Research Council's conclusion on homeopathy was not legitimate because it was based on homeopathic trials that lacked homogeneity in their intervention. In some trials the intervention was isopathic. The overview and many previously conducted systematic reviews were exclusively based on randomized controlled trials that comprised only 27% of all clinical studies so far published in homeopathy. It is not rational to leave out the evidence generated through uncontrolled studies if these studies showed consistent results. [...] Thi...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - October 4, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gupta, V. K. Mathur, Mohit Tags: Research Source Type: research
Homeopathy-when self-regulation fails.
Authors: Gravatt L PMID: 27657165 [PubMed - in process]
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - September 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
Why on earth is the NHS spending even a single penny on homeopathy?
A recent article in The Independent has, once again, highlighted NHS spending on homeopathic remedies ( ‘NHS has spent more than £1.75m on homeopathy, despite admitting there is no good-quality evidence it works’, 7 August 2016). ...
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - August 12, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Re-analysis of survival data of cancer patients utilizing additive homeopathy.
In conclusion, bearing in mind all limitations, the results of this retrospective study suggest that patients with advanced stages of cancer might benefit from additional homeopathic treatment until a survival time of up to 12 months after diagnosis. PMID: 27515878 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 31, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gleiss A, Frass M, Gaertner K Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Assessment of Fatigue During Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer With and Without Homeopathy Treatment
Condition: Breast Cancer Interventions: Other: Homeopathy remedy; Radiation: Radiation as adjuvant therapy for breast cancer Sponsors: Sheba Medical Center; Technion, Israel Institute of Technology Recruiting - verified August 2016
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - July 19, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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