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Should community pharmacy stock homeopathic remedies?
Two pharmacists argue whether homeopathic remedies should be available to buy in community pharmacies after the High Court ’s support for the decision to stop funding homeopathy on the NHS.
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - June 13, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
In vivo study of a homeopathic medicine against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus in dairy cow
This study evaluated the efficacy of a homeopathic preparation to control natural tick infestations. The evaluations were conducted with 24 taurine dairy cows during 12 months. The homeopathic medicine (30 CH + Sulfur 30 CH) was administered in a proportion of 1:100 (v/w) in a formulation with sugar, added to 30 kg of mineral salt. This preparation was supplied along with concentrated feed (2 kg/animal/day). The control group received the same feed mixture without the medicine. The groups were kept in separate paddocks. Data were collected on body weight, packed cell volume and number of engorged female ticks on each anima...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia - June 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Homeopathy: challenge to prescription ban is rejected by High Court
Source: BMJ News - June 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Perceptions on Breast Cancer Pattern: Medical Help Seeking Among Breast Cancer Patients
Perception on breast cancer influences the help seeking pattern of breast cancer patients. Negative perception causes delay in help seeking. Outcome or survival rate of breast cancer has a relation on perception. A cross sectional study was done during July 2015-June 2016, to assess the perception on breast cancer and to find out the help seeking pattern and extent of help seeking time among breast cancer patients. A total of 200 patients were selected following the convenient method of sampling from National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital. Dhaka. Face to face interviews were taken from the diagnosed breast canc...
Source: Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Impact of Homeopathy for Persistent Insomnia in Patients With Cancer
Conditions: Chronic Insomnia; CancerIntervention: Other: Homeopathy MedicineSponsors: Adwin Life Care; Center For Homeopathy Research, India; Sonal Foundation, IndiaCompleted - verified August 2015
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - July 30, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Is There a Role for Homeopathy in Cancer Care? Questions and Challenges
Abstract Patients with cancer commonly use complementary and integrative medicine, including homeopathy. Homeopathy has grown in popularity with the public but is viewed with skepticism by medical academia and is still excluded from conventionally prescribed treatments. In recent years, homeopathy has been used in cancer care in Europe and other countries worldwide. This use raised the question if there is any benefit in utilizing this type of care with cancer patients. The purpose of this manuscript is to explore the evidence related to the benefit of homeopathy in cancer care. Limited research has suggested tha...
Source: Current Oncology Reports - July 26, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Effect of Homeopathy, Acupuncture or Anthroposophic Medicine in Women's Quality of Life
Conditions: Women's Health; Homeopathy; Acupuncture; Anthroposophic MedicineIntervention: Other: World Health Organization Quality of Life Bref QuestionnaireSponsors: Federal University of Minas Gerais; Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e TecnológicoRecruiting - verified July 2015
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - July 20, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Homeopathy in France in 2011-2012 according to reimbursements in the French national health insurance database (SNIIRAM)
Conclusion. Many HCPs occasionally prescribe reimbursed homeopathic preparations, representing however a small percentage of reimbursements compared to allopathic medicines. About 10% of the French population, particularly young children and women, received at least one homeopathic preparation during the year. In more than one half of cases, reimbursed homeopathic preparations are prescribed in combination with allopathic medicines.
Source: Family Practice - July 20, 2015 Category: Primary Care Authors: Piolot, M., Fagot, J.-P., Riviere, S., Fagot-Campagna, A., Debeugny, G., Couzigou, P., Alla, F. Tags: Health Service Research Source Type: research
Should doctors recommend homeopathy?
A recent review by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council concluded that “there are no health conditions for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective”, but Europe currently spends €1bn annually on such remedies - often at the recommendation of doctors. So a recent head to head debate in The BMJ asks,...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 14, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts
Chemometrics meets homeopathy—an exploratory analysis of infrared spectra of homeopathic granules
Publication date: 10 November 2015 Source:Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, Volume 115 Author(s): Kinga Gorlowska , Joanna Gorlowska , Robert Skibiński , Łukasz Komsta 10 homeopathic remedies commercially available (each in 3 dilutions) as sugar granules, where half of them were of organic (and half inorganic) origin were subjected to solid-state infrared spectroscopy, both in middle infrared (ATR-FTIR) and near infrared (NIR) range. Measurements were repeated six times (six days, each sample was measured once in the same day, samples were measured in random order). The obtained spectra was subjected t...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis - July 4, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
A Gentle Ethical Defence of Homeopathy
Abstract Recent discourses about the legitimacy of homeopathy have focused on its scientific plausibility, mechanism of action, and evidence base. These, frequently, conclude not only that homeopathy is scientifically baseless, but that it is “unethical.” They have also diminished patients’ perspectives, values, and preferences. We contend that these critics confuse epistemic questions with questions of ethics, misconstrue the moral status of homeopaths, and have an impoverished idea of ethics—one that fails to account either for the moral worth of care and of relationships or for the perspectives, values...
Source: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry - June 1, 2015 Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Feasibility Study Evaluating Individualized Homeopathy in Managing Pain of Knee Osteoarthritis
Few homeopathic complexes seemed to produce significant effects in osteoarthritis; still, individualized homeopathy remained untested. We evaluated the feasibility of conducting an efficacy trial of individualized homeopathy in osteoarthritis. A prospective, parallel-arm, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study was conducted from January to October 2014 involving 60 patients (homeopathy, n = 30; placebo, n = 30) who were suffering from acute painful episodes of knee osteoarthritis and visiting the outpatient clinic of Mahesh Bhattacharyya Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, West Bengal, India. Statis...
Source: Complementary Health Practice Review - June 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Koley, M., Saha, S., Ghosh, S. Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Influence of adjunctive classical homeopathy on global health status and subjective wellbeing in cancer patients - A pragmatic randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Results suggest that the global health status and subjective wellbeing of cancer patients improve significantly when adjunct classical homeopathic treatment is administered in addition to conventional therapy. PMID: 26051564 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Frass M, Friehs H, Thallinger C, Sohal NK, Marosi C, Muchitsch I, Gaertner K, Gleiss A, Schuster E, Oberbaum M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
More on homeopathy.
PMID: 26003828 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - May 20, 2015 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Garattini S Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
Health Related Quality Of Life In Patients Using Complementary Alternative Medicine (Homeopathy) In Quetta, Pakistan
To evaluate the Health related quality of life among patients using complementary Alternative medicine (homeopathy) in Quetta, Pakistan.
Source: Value in Health - May 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: N ul Haq, A Akram, Q Iqbal, A Naseem, S Mohammd, N Ahmed, M Farooqui Source Type: research
Safety and compliance of a complex homeopathic drug (Contramutan N Saft) in the treatment of acute respiratory tract infections: a large observational (non-interventional) study in children and adults focussing on homeopathy specific adverse reactions versus adverse drug reactions.
CONCLUSIONS: The homeopathic complex drug was shown to be safe and effective for children and adults likewise. Adverse reactions specifically related to homeopathic principles are very rare. All observed events recovered quickly and were of mild to moderate intensity. PMID: 25882307 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology : RTP - April 13, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Michalsen A, Uehleke B, Stange R Tags: Regul Toxicol Pharmacol Source Type: research
The contradictions of homeopathy legislation.
PMID: 25858808 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - April 6, 2015 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Garattini S Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
Homeopathy, social welfare and reality.
PMID: 25843946 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Atencion Primaria - April 2, 2015 Category: Primary Care Authors: Sacristán Rubio A, Torres Jiménez JI Tags: Aten Primaria Source Type: research
True Surgical Cases in Homeopathy
Homoeopathic Links 2015; 28: 027-032DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1544198I have failed to give result in many surgical cases, which according to knowledge of allied subjects should be managed conservatively. On the other hand, here I present surgical cases from my last few years of clinical practice in which the conventional system of medicine had to offer nothing less than surgery, but all cases were well managed by homeopathic treatment, evident by reports of appropriate investigation. This warrants further studies to prove and/or lectures by more senior homeopaths to describe more precisely the territory of scope and limitation o...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - March 20, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Parikh, Niraj Tags: Materia Medica and Cases Source Type: research
Homeopathy in the Treatment of Dermatitis Herpetiformis—A Case Presentation
Homoeopathic Links 2015; 28: 044-046DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1545253Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is a chronic bullous disease thought to be the consequence of an immune reaction in the skin. There are strong associations with gluten-sensitive enteropathy (GSE) and the elimination of gluten from the diet has been shown to improve the disease. Various treatment modalities are available for the suppression of the clinical manifestations of the disease, including the elimination of gluten-containing foods, dapsone, colchicine, azathioprine and prednisolone. A case of histopathologically confirmed DH, successfully treated with home...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - March 20, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nwabudike, Lawrence C. Tags: Materia Medica and Cases Source Type: research
Nux vomica, the Arnica of Recovery from Addiction: An Exploratory Study of the Use of Homeopathy in the Reduction of Post–Acute Withdrawal Syndrome in Addiction Treatment
This article details a protocol of using Nux vomica in three American treatment settings, with data indicating a positive impact on both immediate symptoms and long-term stabilisation in treatment. Consistently in all three groups, those who chose to use homeopathy completed substance abuse treatment programs at a higher rate than those who did not. The authors conclude that the role of homeopathy for recovery from addiction merits further investigation.[...]Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - March 20, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Butehorn, LorettaGumz, PerisRandolph, Leah Tags: Research Source Type: research
Patient preference for integrating homeopathy (PPIH) and attitude and satisfaction following integration within mainstream healthcare settings in West Bengal, India: the part 2 (PPIH‐2) study
ConclusionWhen formulating strategies for integrated CAM models in India, patient preferences should be evaluated with reasonable importance.
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - March 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Subhranil Saha, Munmun Koley, Jogendra S Arya, Gurudev Choubey, Shailaja Upadhyaya, Bhupendra N Rasaily, Somnath Datta, Aparna Roy, Sudeshna Mukherjee, Malay Mundle Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Homeopathy on the crossroads of traditional and integrative medicine in the Middle-East
Abstract The Middle-East is characterized by a rich spectrum of complementary and traditional medicine therapies, which are used by patients in parallel with conventional medicine. Indigenous traditional medicine practices in the region focus mainly on herbal medicine and far less on the use of European-based complementary medicine modalities such as homeopathy. Little has been reported on the extent to which homeopathy is being used in the Middle-East, this despite an emerging body of basic science and clinical research on the subject from countries such as Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, and Lebanon. We compare the f...
Source: Journal of Medicine and the Person - December 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research
Homeopathy and integrative medicine: keeping an open mind
Abstract Some physicians have incorporated some forms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) or related medicinal products in their clinical practices, suggesting that an unconventional treatment approach might be seen as an integration rather than as an alternative to standard medical practice. Among the various CAMs, homeopathy enjoys growing popularity with the lay population, but it is not acknowledged by academia or included in medical guidelines. The major problem is to establish the effectiveness of this clinical approach using the strict criteria of evidence-based medicine. This issue of the Journ...
Source: Journal of Medicine and the Person - December 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research
Homeopathy: from tradition to science?
Abstract Homeopathy is a form of therapy based on the similarity (“similia similibus curantur”, like cures like), whose popularity is increasing but whose scientific basis is still under discussion. Starting from the premise that it is a “holistic” medicine, programmatically aimed at the whole person in its entirety and individuality, here we go through an overview of his history, basic concepts and scientific evidence. This therapy was founded by Samuel Hahnemann in the late 18th century, although similar concepts existed previously. It has spread around the world in the 19th century, in part because of i...
Source: Journal of Medicine and the Person - December 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research
Homeopathy: promotion versus evidence.
Authors: Ernst E Abstract Homeopathy is a biologically implausible form of treatment. The best clinical evidence available to date fails to support its effectiveness. Nevertheless, it is gaining in popularity. One reason for this is that, at least in the UK, it is being promoted by influential people. PMID: 19442345 [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
Unicist Homeopathy and Primary Headache
We present here the outcome of unicist homeopathic therapy of primary headache. A simple score was established to evaluate the results of the homeopathic treatment, based on the Visual Analogue Score, the number of pain attacks, and the patientsʼ ingestion of traditional drugs. Homeopathic amelioration followed Vijayakar rules. From 2007 to 2013, we observed 116 patients affected by headaches: only 39 fulfilled the eligibility criteria. These 39 patients suffered an average of nine pain attacks monthly. The average follow-up was of seventeen months. According to the SCORE, we observed no patients who worsened during homeo...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - November 25, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Piraneo, Salvatore Tags: RESEARCH Source Type: research
Integration of homeopathy and complementary medicine in the public health system in Italy: national regulation and regional experiences
Abstract Complementary medicine (CM) is being increasingly used by citizens across Europe as a means to maintain their health and to treat illness and disease. In Italy the reform of Title V of the Italian Constitution allows each Region to decide how to put into practice and organize the Public Healthcare System. The agreement among the Italian National Government, the Regions, and the Provinces of Trento and Bolzano on the terms and requirements for the quality certification of training and practice of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and homeopathy by medical doctors and dentists, signed on February 2013, ...
Source: Journal of Medicine and the Person - November 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research
Evidence-based medicine and prejudice-based medicine: the case of homeopathy.
Abstract In recent decades an important social movement related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine has been identified worldwide. In Brazil, although homeopathy was recognized as a specialist medical area in 1980, few medical schools offer courses related to it. In a previous study, 176 resident doctors at the University of Campinas Medical School were interviewed and 86 (49%) rejected homeopathy as a subject in the core medical curriculum. Thus, this qualitative study was conducted to understand their reasons for refusing. 20 residents from 15 different specialist areas were interviewed. Very few of them a...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - November 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Barros NF, Fiuza AR Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
Paralytic ileus after ileocystoplasty in a patient with spinal cord injury : Is homeopathy helpful?
We present the case of a paraplegic man who developed a massive paralytic ileus after ileocystoplasty and surgical revision. Conventional stimulation of bowel function was unsuccessful; only by an adjunctive homeopathic treatment was normalization of bowel function achieved. Adjunctive homeopathic therapy is a promising treatment option in patients with complex bowel dysfunction after abdominal surgery who do not adequately respond to conventional treatment. PMID: 25116088 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Urologe. Ausg. A - August 14, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Pannek J, Pannek-Rademacher S, Jus MC, Jus MS Tags: Urologe A Source Type: research
Additional effects of homeopathy on chronic periodontitis: A 1-year follow-up randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSION: The findings of this 1-year follow-up randomized clinical trial suggest that homeopathic medicines, as an adjunctive to SRP, can provide significant local and systemic improvements for CP patients. PMID: 25129881 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mourão LC, Cataldo DM, Moutinho H, Fischer RG, Canabarro A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
Homeopathy in the treatment of fibromyalgia-A comprehensive literature-review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: The results of the studies as well as the case reports define a sufficient basis for discussing the possible benefits of homeopathy for patients suffering from fibromyalgia syndrome although any conclusions based on the results of this review have to be regarded as preliminary. PMID: 25146079 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - August 1, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Boehm K, Raak C, Cramer H, Lauche R, Ostermann T Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
The Biological Basis of Physics and the Role of Homeopathy
Homoeopathic Links 2014; 27: 46-49DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1350944Efforts have been made to integrate homeopathy into the system of natural sciences. In this article an alternative approach is offered. The very base of physics and mathematics, on which natural sciences are grounded are time, space and number. Since Immanuel Kant they are believed to be a priori given. Alternatively they can be explained as a consequence of life, such that the outside world in the form, as we perceive it, should no longer be considered independent from us as living beings. Having unders...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - March 25, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hartmann, Michael Tags: MATERIA MEDICA AND CASES Source Type: research