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The Value of Treatment Processes in Germany: A Discrete Choice Experiment on Patient Preferences in Complementary and Conventional Medicine
ConclusionsThe time physicians take and the extent to which they listen attentively are most important and are equally important to all patients. These results may contribute to the debate about more patient-centered healthcare. They support a strengthening of medical consultations in the German healthcare system. We suggest giving physicians the opportunity to spend more time with their patients, which may be achieved by changing the general conditions of remuneration (e.g., improved reimbursement of medical consultations).German Clinical Trial RegisterDRKS00013160.
Source: The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The use of home remedies and complementary health approaches in endometriosis
ConclusionAs conventional therapies may not be sufficiently effective, women's needs should be closely examined, and individual treatment options should be discussed and initiated by clinicians to provide the best comprehensive treatment possible for endometriosis.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - December 15, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Integrative and complementary practices: use by community health agents in self-care.
CONCLUSION: The use of ICPs was verified in the healthcare of community agents. It is necessary to strengthen these practices for the promotion of health and prevention of diseases. PMID: 30540044 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - December 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Lima CA, Santos AMVS, Messias RB, Costa FMD, Barbosa DA, Silva CSOE, Pinho L, Brito MFSF Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research

Homeopathy: scientific or not?
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - December 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A Systematic Review and Qualitative Analysis.
CONCLUSION: Overall, there is very limited evidence to support the use of CAM in the treatment of CRS. No significant adverse effects have been found. Given its widespread use, more rigorous data from high-quality research are needed before it can be routinely recommended. PMID: 30482029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - November 28, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jin AJ, Chin CJ Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research

Integration of AYUSH and allopathy—pros and cons
Publication date: Available online 22 November 2018Source: Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Preethi MohanAbstractAYUSH is an assembly of medical systems (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) that are practiced in India. There are various faulty notions about its practices. The author perceived one research article published in Journal of Integrative Medicine about the need to integrate AYUSH into the curriculum of allopathy. Integration is an approach open to alternate systems of medicine with other streams for their advancements through research and it explores new horizons of health prac...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 23, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Survey of Integrative Medicine in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (The SIMM Study-2)
Conclusion:In a geographically diverse MPN patient population, and when adjusting for healthy lifestyle practices overall, patterns of lower symptom burden, fatigue, depression, and higher QoL were revealed with integrative medicine utilization. Although limited by gender discrepancy and patient reported data, this study may offer a foundation to structure future integrative medicine trials to complement standard therapies in MPN patients.DisclosuresGowin: Incyte: Consultancy, Other: Scientific Advisory Board, Speakers Bureau. Mesa: UT Health San Antonio - Mays Cancer Center: Employment; Promedior: Research Funding; NS Pha...
Source: Blood - November 21, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Gowin, K. L., Langlais, B. T., Millstine, D., Kosiorek, H. E., Huberty, J., Eckert, R., Mesa, R. A. Tags: 634. Myeloproliferative Syndromes: Clinical: Poster II Source Type: research

World's First Floating Homeopathic Dispensary
Homœopathic Links 2018; 31: 175-179 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1673398Floating Homeopathic Dispensary is a blessing to the people living in the remote islands of the Alappuzha district of Kerala, which is one of the projects of the Department of Homeopathy, Government of Kerala. This dispensary functions in a boat, which moves from one island to the other as per the schedule distributed to the people living in the islands. The team members include a homeopath, pharmacist, attender and the crew members of the boat. Through this project, free treatment is given for both acute and chronic ailments. They also distribute prophylaxis ...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - November 15, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rafeeque, Muhammed Tags: News Source Type: research

In Response to the Article ‘Homeopathy in the Context of a World in Crisis by Joerg Wichmann’
Homœopathic Links 2018; 31: 180-181 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1669960 Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - November 15, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Madsen, Ruy Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Homeopathy and Psychiatry
Homœopathic Links 2018; 31: 193-197 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1670654Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic serious anxiety disorder affecting as many as 1.2% of the population worldwide. A female diagnosed with OCD was brought by her family for homeopathic treatment and with the help of Constantine Hering's ‘Analytical Repertory of the Symptoms of the Mind’ and Boger's ‘Boenninghausen's Characteristics and Repertory’, the remedy Sulphur was chosen. A single dose of 30th potency helped the patient recover gradually over 2 months and she continues to lead a drug-free normal life over one and a half years of fol...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - November 15, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wadhwani, Gyandas G. Tags: Materia Medica and Cases Source Type: research

Machado de Assis' Original Sin.
Authors: de Freitas GR Abstract Machado de Assis (1839-1908) suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy, probably with origin in the non-dominant hemisphere. The evidence for this is provided by the detailed reports of the characteristics of his seizures by his contemporaries and by his correspondence with other writers. He was treated with bromides and homeopathy. It is unclear whether his neurological disorder influenced his artistic performance. What is evident is that he was deeply ashamed of the disease - he avoided the word "epilepsy" and just wrote about it in his personal correspondence with friends in the last y...
Source: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience - November 14, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Front Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research

Naturopathy in Australia: Where are we now? Where are we heading?
Abstract Naturopathy is the general practice of natural therapies. It emphasizes prevention, treatment, and promotion of optimal health through therapeutic modalities which encourage the self-healing process of the body. Formalized in the 19th century by the hydrotherapy and nature cure movement in Austria and Germany, naturopathy was introduced to Australia at the turn of the 20th century. It became popular since the 1970s due to social and cultural change characterized by the post-modern philosophy, as well as government policies highlighting individual responsibility and freedom of choice. Naturopathy is one of...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ooi SL, McLean L, Pak SC Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Evaluating the Demand for Integrative Medicine Practices in Breast and Gynecological Cancer Patients
Conclusion: There is a considerable demand for integrative medicine among breast and gynecological cancer patients. Our results underline the need for the implementation of evidence-based integrative treatments in cancer care in order to meet the standards of modern oncology.Breast Care
Source: Breast Care - October 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Complementary medicine and the NHS: experiences of integration with UK primary care
ConclusionsVarious models for integrating CAM with UK primary care were identified. Social prescribing and NHS/patient co-funded CAM may be potentially sustainable models for future integration. Lack of funding and negative perceptions of CAM remain the primary challenge to integration. Evaluating effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of integrated services is vital to ensure sustainability.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

What diseases do ‘Siddha’ practitioners treat? Morbidity profile of adult outpatients attending traditional medicine health facilities in a district of South India
ConclusionArthritis, neuritis and fungal diseases were the most common morbidities, for which patients sought care in Siddha hospitals. These morbidities can be considered for preparing standard treatment guidelines under the national programme.
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Daily briefing: How to beat the academic job odds
Daily briefing: How to beat the academic job odds, Published online: 09 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07002-yHow to score a permanent research position, a hiccup on the Hubble, and a controversial peer-reviewed homeopathy study.
Source: Nature AOP - October 9, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Flora Graham Source Type: research

Development of a whole plant bioassay to test effects of potentized calcium carbonate in pillule formulation.
CONCLUSIONS: Potentized Calcium carbonicum, applied as sucrose pillules, influenced pea shoot growth in the assay investigated. However, due to the small effect size and due to the modulation of the effects by still unknown external factors, further optimization of this bioassay is necessary to be used in pharmaceutical quality control or in investigating the biological or pharmaceutical mode of action of potentized preparations. PMID: 30219438 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lutz B, Heer I, Katzensteiner R, Raak C, Wolf U, Heusser P, Frass M, Baumgartner S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Molecules, Vol. 23, Pages 2384: Deep Learning in Drug Discovery and Medicine; Scratching the Surface
erg Prakash Narayan The practice of medicine is ever evolving. Diagnosing disease, which is often the first step in a cure, has seen a sea change from the discerning hands of the neighborhood physician to the use of sophisticated machines to use of information gleaned from biomarkers obtained by the most minimally invasive of means. The last 100 or so years have borne witness to the enormous success story of allopathy, a practice that found favor over earlier practices of medical purgatory and homeopathy. Nevertheless, failures of this approach coupled with the omics and bioinformatics revolution spurred precision me...
Source: Molecules - September 18, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Dibyendu Dana Satishkumar V. Gadhiya Luce G. St. Surin David Li Farha Naaz Quaisar Ali Latha Paka Michael A. Yamin Mahesh Narayan Itzhak D. Goldberg Prakash Narayan Tags: Review Source Type: research

Homeopathic medicinal products for preventing and treating acute respiratory tract infections in children.
CONCLUSIONS: Pooling of two prevention and two treatment studies did not show any benefit of homeopathic medicinal products compared to placebo on ARTI recurrence or cure rates in children. We found no evidence to support the efficacy of homeopathic medicinal products for ARTIs in children. Adverse events were poorly reported, so conclusions about safety could not be drawn. PMID: 30196554 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - September 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hawke K, van Driel ML, Buffington BJ, McGuire TM, King D Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Remembering homeopathic physician Peter Fisher
I read with sadness of the tragic death of the Queen Elizabeth II ’s homeopathic physician, Peter Fisher, in a bicycle accident. He was an international figure in homeopathy and had served the Royal Household for 15 years.
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - September 6, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Prevalence and expectations of "alternative and complementary medicine" use during radiotherapy in 2016: A prospective study.
CONCLUSION: Alternative and complementary medicines are used more by women, and by patients who used them before radiotherapy. The desired effects are mainly to reduce the side effects of the treatments. More than 80% of patients, whether or not they use alternative and complementary medicine, demand medical information. PMID: 30197027 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cancer Radiotherapie - September 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dupin C, Arsène-Henry A, Charleux T, Haaser T, Trouette R, Vendrely V Tags: Cancer Radiother Source Type: research

Nettle Allergy: a Review and Clinical Perspective
The objectives of this article are to review the available literature regarding the geographic distribution of nettle, allergen(s) involved, cross-reactivity, role in allergic rhinitis, immunotherapy efficacy, and provide a clinical perspective on the evaluation and treatment of nettle sensitized patients.Recent findingsStinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is a bi-annual pollinator with worldwide distribution and wide use in homeopathy. Limited data suggest that nettle pollen allergens may be considered clinically relevant and that nettle pollen allergy may be underestimated. More recent allergomic analysis of nettle pollen has...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Allergy - September 1, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

The use of traditional and complementary medicine among patients with multiple sclerosis in Belgium.
Conclusion. Patients diagnosed with MS seek hope in T&CM such as homeopathy or acupuncture. The results of this study suggest that MS patients need more professional support in their personal search for alternative therapies. Key point. 50% of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis search relief in traditional and complementary medicine such as homeopathy or acupuncture. These patients often feel compelled to try every opportunity to heal, often stimulated or urged on by friends or relatives. Multiple sclerosis patients are more satisfied with their conventional treatment than with the traditional and complementary...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - August 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

The physical features -size and granularity- of solid materials are strongly affected by trituration in lactose, before turning them into homeopathic solutions
Publication date: 1 December 2018Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 93Author(s): D. Kalliantas, M.E. Kassalia, A. Georgiadou, Ch.S. KaragianniAbstractTrituration is a mechanical process (a form of comminution) for reducing the particle size of a substance. In this manuscript, six different Raw Solid Materials (RSM) which are used in Homeopathy after successive grindings are studied before they are turned into homeopathic solutions. The impact of trituration, with the presence of α‑lactose monohydrate (milk sugar) seems to be quite great and interesting because of the variety of grain size which largely...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - August 7, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Nettle Allergy: a Review and Clinical Perspective
The objectives of this article are to review the available literature regarding the geographic distribution of nettle, allergen(s) involved, cross-reactivity, role in allergic rhinitis, immunotherapy efficacy, and provide a clinical perspective on the evaluation and treatment of nettle sensitized patients.Recent findingsStinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is a bi-annual pollinator with worldwide distribution and wide use in homeopathy. Limited data suggest that nettle pollen allergens may be considered clinically relevant and that nettle pollen allergy may be underestimated. More recent allergomic analysis of nettle pollen has...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Allergy - July 16, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

Homeopathy and Weather Conditions
Homœopathic Links 2018; 31: 109-109 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1654680Weather conditions can play an important role in causing suffering for those who are sensitive to it. Without addressing this with the indicated remedy, the suffering can change into a more severe disease condition. [...] Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - June 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Schrijvers, Hanneke Tags: Materia Medica and Cases Source Type: research

Treating Sickle Cell Disease in Africa
Homœopathic Links 2018; 31: 120-126 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1660439Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a condition causing lots of complications and suffering. In the past decades, treatment modalities have been developed that increase life expectancy and the quality of life of SCD patients. In Africa, these are not available, resulting in SCD patients to die young after many hospitalisations for serious and often painful crises. A new homeopathy-based remedy for SCD has been used with good results since 2013. [...] Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - June 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Achieng, Benta Akpabio, Elton Balikwisha, Joseph Ndebo Omondi, Monica Atieno Hongo, Yuanita Chappell, Peter van der Zee, Harry Tags: Materia Medica and Cases Source Type: research

Homeopathy for All Seasons
Homœopathic Links 2018; 31: 127-132 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1654683In this article, several conditions are listed that are strongly influenced by the season. Weather-related remedies are discussed based on Sarkar's ‘Clinical Keynotes’. [...] Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - June 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chunawala, Aafreen Jain, Pratik Tags: Materia Medica and Cases Source Type: research

Improving the Preparation and Prescription of a Homeopathic Remedy
Homœopathic Links 2018; 31: 142-147 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1654686In this short article, a simple test is suggested for the control and standardisation of the dynamisation process in homeopathy. Furthermore, the habit of direct administration of homeopathic remedies is mentioned and a more professional way of prescribing is shown. [...] Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - June 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dicke, Martin Tags: Current Topic Source Type: research

The Human Experience of Mother Earth: Homeopathic Proving of Clay from Sedona, Arizona
Homœopathic Links 2018; 31: 148-155 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1654691In 2005 a project was started called ‘Global Proving’. Provers from around the world would simultaneously start proving the same substance. The project ultimately involved three substances, Himalayan Crystal Salt, Natural Silver and Arizona Clay, proven in, respectively, October 2005, January 2006 and April 2006. The idea of using a proving not only to get to know the substance but also and primarily to bring about a change in the collective is new in homeopathy and this global proving was a first experiment. Analogous to Hahnemann's stating that participa...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - June 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shukla, Chetna van der Zee, Harry Tags: Provings Source Type: research

Effect of Weather and Climate on Animals
Homœopathic Links 2018; 31: 159-159 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1656527Liesbeth Ellinger is a veterinarian working together with three physicians in Centaurea. This homeopathic center for humans and animals is situated in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. Liesbeth is an experienced teacher in veterinary homeopathy and is also active in research into the effectiveness of homeopathic treatment and prophylaxis for animals. In this article, she shares animal cases. [...] Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - June 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ellinger, Liesbeth Tags: Veterinarian Corner Source Type: research

Dreams in Homeopathy: Guide to the Homeopathic Interpretation of Dreams with a Repertory of Dream Remedies
Homœopathic Links 2018; 31: 168-169 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1654693 Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text
Source: Homoeopathic Links - June 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cicchetti, Jane Tara Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

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

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