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Experiences with an Integrative Approach to Treating HIV/AIDS in East Africa
Homoeopathic Links 2016; 29: 022-031DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1572347HIV/AIDS is a multifaceted condition affecting the whole person, which requires an individualised and holistic approach. In East Africa, Homoeopathy for Health in Africa offers patients an integrative, holistic method to supplement standard medical treatment and mitigates the side effects of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs that often interfere with patient adherence to treatment and lead to drug resistance. Patients who have homeopathy treatment as a supplement to ARVs report amelioration of side-effect symptoms, increased energy and enhanced well-being, allowing th...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - March 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Quirk, TinaSherr, Jeremy Tags: History: Homeopathy around the Globe Source Type: research
Medicine, Monopoly, and Moral Panic: 21st Century Attacks on Homeopathy and Counterstrategy
Homoeopathic Links 2016; 29: 041-046DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1572333Attacks on homeopathy have intensified since the early 21st century. Homeopathy is being attacked because of its success; it is the second most used type of medicine in the world. It is an important healing modality in many developing countries, and its use is also expanding in affluent nations. Its growth has caused moral panic amongst many in orthodox medicine, which is threatened by new scientific findings supporting homeopathy, and wants to protect its reputation and profits. The attacks consist of claims that homeopathy is unethical and ineffective, cuts i...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - March 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Friedenfels, Roxanne Marie Tags: Politics Source Type: research
Visiting a Suburban/Rural Homeopathy Clinic in South India: Portraits of Patients
Homoeopathic Links 2016; 29: 055-059DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1579644In this article, some rural and urban cases from India are presented to give an impression of the state of homeopathy in India.[...]Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Limited. Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - March 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Radhakrishnan, Manoj Tags: Materia Medica and Cases Source Type: research
The Scientific Research Program of Classic Homeopathy
Homoeopathic Links 2016; 29: 067-072DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1572335The methodology of Scientific Research Programmes of the philosopher Imre Lakatos proves to be a useful tool for a rational reconstruction of Classic Homeopathy history as well as for an analysis of recent controversies of the homeopathic community.[...]Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - March 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Madsen, Ruy Tags: Research Source Type: research
Towards an ethnography of Indian homeopathy.
Authors: Frank R, Ecks S Abstract Despite its large number of practitioners, medical anthropology has given little attention to Indian homeopathy. In historical accounts, homeopathy's popularity is explained by its position as a modern, yet non-colonial form of medicine, which became indigenized during the last 150 years. Other scholars argue that homeopathic concepts converge with Indian ideas on healing. However, few empirical data have been gathered on homeopathic practice in contemporary India. In this paper, we explore the perspectives of college-trained homeopaths in urban West Bengal. How strongly do they fe...
Source: Anthropology and Medicine - February 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Anthropol Med Source Type: research
Prolonged lifetime by adjunct homeopathy in cancer patients-A case of immortal time bias.
PMID: 26860806 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - February 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Aust N Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Moral Legitimacy: The Struggle Of Homeopathy in the NHS
This article deploys a well‐established theoretical model from the accountability literature to the domain of bioethics. Specifically, homeopathy is identified as a controversial industry and the strategic action of advocates to secure moral legitimacy and attract public funding is explored. The Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital (GHH) is used as the location to examine legitimizing strategies, from gaining legitimacy as a National Health Service (NHS) hospital in 1948, followed by maintaining and repairing legitimacy in response to government enquires in 2000 and 2010. An analysis of legitimizing strategies leads to the concl...
Source: Bioethics - January 25, 2016 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Louise Crawford Tags: SPECIAL SECTION Source Type: research
A Not-So-Gentle Refutation of the Defence of Homeopathy
Abstract In a recent paper, Levy, Gadd, Kerridge, and Komesaroff attempt to defend the ethicality of homeopathy by attacking the utilitarian ethical framework as a basis for medical ethics and by introducing a distinction between evidence-based medicine and modern science. This paper demonstrates that their argumentation is not only insufficient to achieve that goal but also incorrect. Utilitarianism is not required to show that homeopathic practice is unethical; indeed, any normative basis of medical ethics will make it unethical, as a defence of homeopathic practice requires the rejection of modern natural scien...
Source: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry - January 5, 2016 Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
This article is meant to present a link to help understand the concept of delusions used in homeopathy—as seen in a broader context of the totality of life—including the concept of samskaras as it is understood by various schools of Indian philosophy. It is also an attempt to widen the understanding of how healing by homeopathy is accomplished in a broader sense—as it is seen from a deeper perspective and understanding of the reality behind the concept of samskaras.[...]Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Limited. Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - December 16, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hildebrandt, Søren Tags: Philosophy & Discussion Source Type: research
A Strong Remedy to a Weak Ethical Defence of Homeopathy
Abstract In this article, I indicate and illustrate several flaws in a recent “ethical defence” of homeopathy. It transpires that the authors’ arguments have several features in common with homeopathic remedies, including strong claims, a lack of logic or evidence, and no actual effect.
Source: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry - December 10, 2015 Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
Journalists' attitudes towards homeopathy: survey data from Germany
ConclusionBecause journalists act as the ‘gatekeepers' of evidence‐based scientific knowledge, targeted scholarly attention on journalists' attitudes is important. A thorough understanding of journalists' attitudes may contribute to a better dissemination of evidence‐based scientific knowledge to the wider public. This may ultimately contribute to better‐informed patients who make their health decisions by considering evidence‐based knowledge instead of widely shared myths.
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Florian Arendt Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Homeopathy versus Homeopathy
Homoeopathic Links 2015; 28: 142-149DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1562850Homeopathy is a powerful medicine but also very dangerous. And it is not as said or thought: ‘if homeopathy doesn’t benefit, it doesn't harm'. The necessity to administer from the beginning of the treatment, the very exact right homeopathic remedy, called the simillimum, to a patient is a must and a great challenge for every homeopath. If not (by administering a similar remedy), the individual energy of the patient is derived from its original state and the patient can become insensitive, even to the exact simillimum and even when it is given right after th...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - September 23, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Degroote, Filip Tags: Philosophy and Discussion Source Type: research
This article gives examples of how the basic principles of homeopathy occur throughout our lives, and also proposes that we can intentionally apply the law of similars and that of infinitesimals in meditation, as healers and as practitioners of classic homeopathy.[...]Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - September 23, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Derbyshire, Martha Tags: Philosophy and Discussion Source Type: research
World Homeopathy Summit
Homoeopathic Links 2015; 28: 202-205DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1558848The 2015 World Homeopathy Summit held in Mumbai linked science with the homeopathic practitioners. Twenty-five scientists shared their homeopathy research.[...]Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - September 23, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shah, Rajesh Tags: Seminar Reports Source Type: research
Veterinary homeopathy: Systematic review of medical conditions studied by randomised trials controlled by other than placebo
Conclusion: Due to the poor reliability of their data, OTP-controlled trials do not currently provide useful insight into the effectiveness of homeopathy in animals.
Source: BMC Veterinary Research - September 15, 2015 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Robert MathieJürgen Clausen Source Type: research
Risk in homeopathy: Classification of adverse events and homeopathic aggravations - A cross sectional study among Norwegian homeopath patients.
CONCLUSION: Patients reported a substantial part of the short-term reactions after taking homeopathic remedy as a worsening of symptoms. These reactions were classified as mild and moderate. Hence, the risk connected to homeopathic treatment is minor. More studies are needed to confirm the existence of homeopathic aggravation and how to classify the concept in a clinically meaningful way. PMID: 26275646 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - August 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Stub T, Kristoffersen AE, Alræk T, Musial F, Steinsbekk A Tags: Complement Ther Med 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