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Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157475/corrigendum-to-generalisability-of-prognostic-factor-research-further-analysis-of-data-from-the-iipcos2-study-homeopathy-106-3-2017-155-159
#1
Anjali Miglani, Lex Rutten, Raj K Manchanda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157474/private-and-institutionalised-patients-use-of-homeopathy-in-the-early-nineteenth-century
#2
Silvia Waisse
Medicine underwent a major crisis in the 18th century and several approaches, including homeopathy, were formulated to fill the void left by the fall of traditional Galenic medicine. While most of the literature deals with the reasons doctors had to shift to homeopathy, the patients' views became the focus of increasing scholarly attention along the past 20 years. In this article I present and discuss the current knowledge about the socio-demographic characteristics and medical complaints of patients who sought homeopathic care in the early 19th century in both private and institutional settings...
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157473/a-review-of-machines-and-devices-to-potentize-homeopathic-medicines
#3
REVIEW
Abhirup Basu, Akkihebbal Krishnamurthy Suresh, Shantaram Govind Kane, Jayesh Ramesh Bellare
BACKGROUND: Potentization, consisting of serial dilution and succussion, is a key step in the manufacture of homeopathic medicines. Originally prescribed as a manual process, several attempts at mechanization have been published, patented and even commercialised in order to remove the human element and introduce reproducibility without drudgery. Various machines have been used over the years to prepare homeopathic medicines. Although these machines follow the same principles, i.e. energetically mixing the medicines and diluting them significantly, their mode of operation is different from each other...
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157472/nuclear-magnetic-resonance-characterization-of-traditional-homeopathically-manufactured-copper-cuprum-metallicum-and-plant-gelsemium-sempervirens-medicines-and-controls
#4
Michel Van Wassenhoven, Martine Goyens, Marc Henry, Etienne Capieaux, Philippe Devos
BACKGROUND: NMR proton relaxation is sensitive to the dynamics of the water molecule H2O, through the interaction of the spin of the proton ((1)H) with external magnetic and electromagnetic fields. METHODS: We measured dilution and potentization processes through measurements of (1)H spin-lattice T1 and spin-spin T2 relaxation times. In order to interpret the recorded fluctuations in T1- or T2-values, experimental data were linearized by investigating how the area under a fluctuating time = f(dilution) curve (dilution integral or DI) changes with dilution...
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157471/case-reports-on-integrated-management-of-tubercular-disease
#5
Kusum S Chand, Priya Kapoor
BACKGROUND: Host immunity plays an important role in prevention of disease as is evident by the increased incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) in immuno-compromised population of HIV infected, diabetes inflicted, immune-suppressant therapy and elderly people. Rising incidence of antibiotic resistance has led to resurgence of TB of epidemic proportions. Integrated treatment with add on homeopathy in addition to anti-tuberculosis treatment (ATT) appears to improve outcome in TB. The intervention has been integrated treatment with homeopathy regime, which is using a patient specific, disease specific and supportive medicine simultaneously, all individualized for the patient and the disease...
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157470/therapeutic-potential-of-hiv-nosode-30c-as-evaluated-in-a549-lung-cancer-cells
#6
Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh, Jesmin Mondal, Rajesh Shah
OBJECTIVES: To examine if HIV nosode in 30c dilution (HIV 30c) has therapeutic potential against lung cancer cells (A549) as compared to WRL-68 normal cells and to elucidate its possible molecular mechanism of action on DNA replication and apoptosis. METHODS: Effects of HIV 30c were thoroughly tested for its possible anticancer potential on A549 cells (lung cancer); WRL-68 normal liver cells served as control. Three doses, one at LD50 and two below LD-50, were used...
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157469/model-validity-of-randomised-placebo-controlled-trials-of-non-individualised-homeopathic-treatment
#7
Robert T Mathie, Michel Van Wassenhoven, A L B Rutten, Christien T Klein-Laansma, José Eizayaga, Anna Pla I Castellsagué, Miek C Jong, Raj K Manchanda, Flávio Dantas, Menachem Oberbaum, Joyce Frye, Helmut Roniger, Stephan Baumgartner, Robbert van Haselen, Ton Nicolai, Peter Fisher
BACKGROUND: The comprehensive systematic review of randomised placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) in homeopathy requires examination of a study's model validity of homeopathic treatment (MVHT) as well as its risk of bias (extent of reliable evidence). OBJECTIVE: To appraise MVHT in those RCTs of non-individualised homeopathy that an associated investigation had judged as 'not at high risk of bias'. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: An assessment of MVHT was ascribed to each of 26 eligible RCTs...
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157468/homeopathy-and-intellectual-honesty
#8
EDITORIAL
Peter Fisher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844291/could-the-study-of-cavitation-luminescence-be-useful-in-high-dilution-research
#9
REVIEW
François Hibou
Cavitation in agitated liquids has been discussed for over five decades as a phenomenon that could play a role in the appearance of structural changes in the solvent of potentised dilutions. However, its lack of specificity as well as the absence of experimental confirmation have so far confined the idea to theory. The light emission associated with cavitational bubble collapse can be used to detect and study cavitation in fluids. The phenomenon has been extensively studied when driven by ultrasound, where it is called sonoluminescence...
August 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844290/differential-effects-of-zincum-metallicum-on-cell-models
#10
Jenifer Pendiuk Gonçalves, Maria Luiza Ferreira Dos Santos, Gustavo Rodrigues Rossi, Viviana Stephanie Costa Gagosian, Carolina Camargo de Oliveira
INTRODUCTION: Zinc is an essential trace element necessary for life. Traditional and complementary medicines use zinc-based formulations to treat different classes of diseases. Basic research on homeopathic preparations of zinc are rare and there are a few published clinical cases describing its effects on patients. The use of cell-based models in drug screening is a reliable source of evidence. METHODS: We sought to investigate experimental end-points using cell-based models to determine the effects of dilutions of Zincum metallicum prepared according to the Brazilian Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia...
August 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844289/structural-and-thermal-analyses-of-zinc-and-lactose-in-homeopathic-triturated-systems
#11
Carla Holandino, Adriana Passos Oliveira, Fortune Homsani, Juliana Patrão de Paiva, Gleyce Moreno Barbosa, Michelle Rodrigues de Lima Zanetti, Thaís de Barros Fernandes, Camila Monteiro Siqueira, Venicio Feo da Veiga, Letícia Coli Louvisse de Abreu, Marta Marzotto, Paolo Bernardi, Leoni Villano Bonamin, Paolo Bellavite, André Linhares Rossi, Paulo Henrique de Souza Picciani
BACKGROUND: A series of different experimental approaches was applied in Zincum metallicum (Zinc met.) samples and lactose controls. Experiments were designed to elucidate the effect of zinc trituration and dynamization on physicochemical properties of homeopathic formulations, using lactose as excipient. METHODS: Zinc met. potencies (Zinc met 1-3c) were triturated and dynamized using lactose as excipient, according to Brazilian Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. Lactose samples (LAC 1-3c) were also prepared following the same protocol and used as controls...
August 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844288/generalisability-of-prognostic-factor-research-further-analysis-of-data-from-the-iipcos2-study
#12
Anjali Miglani, Lex Rutten, Raj K Manchanda
Prognostic factor research is important as it helps in refining diagnosis, taking clinical and therapeutic decisions, enhances the design and analysis of intervention trials and helps to identify targets for new interventions that aim to modify the course of a disease. Prognostic factor research in homeopathy can be done by applying Bayes' theorem. This paper considers Bayes' theorem; Likelihood Ratio, conditional probability and research in subpopulations of a condition with examples. We analysed the likelihood ratios for 11 homeopathic medicines for the symptom 'cough' and other upper respiratory tract symptoms, based on data from the IIPCOS2 study...
August 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844287/reproducibility-of-the-effects-of-homeopathically-potentised-argentum-nitricum-on-the-growth-of-lemna-gibba-l-in-a-randomised-and-blinded-bioassay
#13
Vera Majewsky, Claudia Scherr, Claudia Schneider, Sebastian Patrick Arlt, Stephan Baumgartner
BACKGROUND: A previous study reported a significant statistical interaction between experiment date and treatment effect of Argentum nitricum 14x-30x on the growth rate of duckweed (Lemna gibba L.). The aim of the present study was to investigate the stability of the test system and intra-laboratory reproducibility of the effects found. METHODS: Duckweed was treated with A. nitricum potencies (14x-30x) as well as succussed and unsuccussed water controls. The outcome parameter area-related growth rate for day 0-7 was determined by a computerised image analysis system in two series of independent randomised and blinded experiments...
August 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844286/metal-nanoparticle-induced-hormetic-activation-a-novel-mechanism-of-homeopathic-medicines
#14
Prashant S Chikramane, Akkihebbal K Suresh, Shantaram G Kane, Jayesh R Bellare
BACKGROUND: High-potency homeopathic remedies, 30c and 200c have enormous dilution factors of 10(60) and 10(400) respectively. Therefore, the presence of physical entities in them is inconceivable. As a result, their efficacy is highly debated and often dismissed as a placebo. Despite several hypotheses postulated to explain the claimed homeopathic efficacy, none have satisfactorily answered the qualms of the sceptics. Against all beliefs and principles of conventional dilution, we have shown that nanoparticles (NPs) of the starting metals are unequivocally found in the 30c and 200c remedies at concentrations of a few pg/ml...
August 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844285/zincum-metallicum-research-an-international-scientific-collaboration-in-homeopathy
#15
EDITORIAL
Leoni V Bonamin, Paolo Bellavite
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844284/hormesis-and-homeopathy-a-step-forward
#16
EDITORIAL
Edward J Calabrese
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552179/informing-the-homeopathic-practice-for-turkish-pharmacists-reviewing-the-example-of-portuguese-community-pharmacies
#17
Afonso Miguel Cavaco, Miray Arslan, Sevgi Şar
INTRODUCTION: Alternative and complementary therapy systems, such as homeopathy, have long been used around the world. Since 1995 homeopathy has been officially recognized in Europe as a system of medicine or a medical specialty. Portuguese community pharmacists have long-standing experience with homeopathic products. By contrast, healthcare professionals in Turkey are less experienced with homeopathic practice although there is a new regulatory setting in place. There are a limited number of studies addressing pharmacists' role within the homeopathic system...
May 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552178/high-diluted-and-dynamised-follicle-stimulating-hormone-modulates-steroid-production-in-isolated-porcine-preantral-follicles-cultured-in%C3%A2-vitro
#18
Laritza F de Lima, Marcello Rubessa, Rebeca M P Rocha, Rebecca Winters, Derek J Milner, Claudio C Campello, José R Figueiredo, Matthew B Wheeler
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effect of two different follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) preparations (diluted/dynamised and diluted) on the in vitro development and steroid production (estradiol, progesterone and testosterone) of isolated porcine preantral follicle after in vitro culture. METHODS: Secondary follicles were cultured in Alpha Minimum Essential Medium (α-MEM(+)) supplemented with grain ethanol (AL - 0.2%, v/v), diluted/dynamised FSH (rFSH 6cH - 0...
May 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552177/individualized-homeopathic-treatment-in-addition-to-conventional-treatment-in-type-ii-diabetic-patients-in-hong-kong-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#19
Ka Lun Aaron To, Yuen Ying Yvonne Fok, Ka Chun Marc Chong, Yuen Chi Joanne Lee, Ling Shan Sandy Yiu
OBJECTIVE: Glycaemic goals are not achieved in most patients with type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM), especially in those with long disease duration and taking multiple oral antidiabetic drugs (OAD). We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of individualized homeopathic treatment in glycaemic control. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: At least 6 months of individualized homeopathic treatment at a private homeopathic centre in Hong Kong...
May 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552176/prevalence-of-homeopathy-use-by-the-general-population-worldwide-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Clare Relton, Katy Cooper, Petter Viksveen, Philippa Fibert, Kate Thomas
AIM: To systematically review surveys of 12-month prevalence of homeopathy use by the general population worldwide. METHODS: Studies were identified via database searches to October 2015. Study quality was assessed using a six-item tool. All estimates were in the context of a survey which also reported prevalence of any complementary and alternative medicine use. RESULTS: A total of 36 surveys were included. Of these, 67% met four of six quality criteria...
May 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
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