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Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30290378/electronic-registration-in-complementary-homeopathic-medical-practice-with-identification-of-best-homeopathic-cases-a-pilot-study
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Christien T Klein-Laansma, Alexander L B Rutten, Paul C Fruijtier, Huib H M Wijtenburg
BACKGROUND:  Practice-based registration could identify 'general' and 'homeopathic' prognostic factors for therapeutic success in patients who seek complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)/homeopathic treatment. Identification of 'best homeopathic cases' within a database could inform clinical research and improve homeopathic practice. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of registration in daily CAM/homeopathic practice, evaluate patient-reported outcome measures and tools for identifying 'best homeopathic cases' and to make recommendations for an electronic database...
October 5, 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30290377/biological-actions-electrical-conductance-and-silicon-containing-microparticles-of-arsenicum-album-prepared-in-plastic-and-glass-vials
#2
Luciane Costa Dalboni, Cideli de Paula Coelho, Renata Rossettini Palombo Pedro, Michelle Sanchez Correia, Fabiana Rodrigues de Santana, Thayná Neves Cardoso, Sandra Augusta G Pinto, Anuska M Alvares-Saraiva, Maristela Dutra-Correa, Giovani B Peres, Carla Holandino, André Rossi, Amarilys de Toledo César, Silvia Waisse, Leoni Villano Bonamin
INTRODUCTION:  According to the "silica hypothesis" formulated to explain homeopathy, the information of starting materials would be transferred to cells by silica nanoparticles detached from the glassware walls by serial dilution and agitation through epitaxy. We compared the biological activity, electrical current and silicon microparticle content (by means of scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy) of high dilutions (HDs) of arsenic prepared in plastic and glass vials to investigate the role of silica in their biological effects in vitro...
October 5, 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30241107/reasons-for-use-of-and-experiences-with-homeopathic-treatment-as-an-adjunct-to-usual-cancer-care-results-of-a-small-qualitative-study
#3
Charlotte Yde, Petter Viksveen, Jean Duckworth
BACKGROUND:  A significant proportion of patients with cancer consult with homeopaths. No former qualitative study has reported on experiences with homeopathy in this patient group. This study aimed to learn about the reasons for, and experiences with, treatment provided by homeopaths among Danish patients with cancer. METHODS:  A small qualitative semi-structured interview study was carried out to collect preliminary knowledge to learn about reasons for and experiences with treatment provided by homeopaths as an adjunct to usual care among patients with cancer...
September 21, 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30208493/homeopathy-seen-as-personalised-nanomedicine
#4
E S Rajendran
Among all the discoveries of Hahnemann, potentisation was the most important, though controversial. The curative effect of individualised homeopathic potencies is empirical but inexplicable by the conventional principles of science. This paradox is a highly contentious topic of debate between rationalists and homeopaths. Recent discoveries relating to the nano-particulate nature of homeopathic ultra-high potencies and their potential effect on individual gene expression give new insights into this complex issue...
September 12, 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30384392/in-memoriam-dr-peter-fisher
#5
Eliane Xavier Goepfert, Monica Filomena Souza, Leoni Villano Bonamin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30384391/in-memoriam-dr-peter-fisher
#6
Jennifer Jacobs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30384390/in-memoriam-dr-peter-fisher
#7
Robbert van Haselen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30384389/obituary-dr-anita-e-davies
#8
Susanne Katharina Dreher-Brogan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30384388/dr-peter-fisher-an-enduring-force-for-homeopathy
#9
Robert T Mathie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30144789/nanoparticle-characterisation-of-traditional-homeopathically-manufactured-cuprum-metallicum-and-gelsemium-sempervirens-medicines-and-controls
#10
Michel Van Wassenhoven, Martine Goyens, Etienne Capieaux, Philippe Devos, Pierre Dorfman
BACKGROUND:  Homeopathy is controversial due to its use of very highly diluted medicines (high potencies/dynamisations). METHODS:  We used a multi-technology approach to examine dilutions of two commonly used homeopathic medicines: an insoluble metal, Cuprum metallicum, and a soluble plant tincture, Gelsemium sempervirens , for the presence of nanoparticles (NPs) of original substance. The homeopathic medicines tested were specially prepared, according to the European pharmacopoeia standards...
November 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30144788/quantitative-and-qualitative-pathogenetic-indices-for-review-of-data-derived-from-homeopathic-pathogenetic-trials
#11
Rajesh Shah
INTRODUCTION:  Analysis of data derived from homeopathic pathogenetic trials (HPTs, homeopathic drug provings) has been a challenge. Most parts of the homeopathic pharmacopeia were sourced from Hahnemann's Materia Medica Pura (1825-1833), TF Allen's Encyclopedia (1874) and Constantine Hering's Materia Medica (1879-1891), well before randomised controlled trials were in use. As a result, such studies and their outcomes harbour a large risk of inclusion of unreliable symptoms. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of this article is to introduce Quantitative and Qualitative Pathogenetic Indices to improve the method of analysis of symptoms...
November 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30121049/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-other-than-placebo-controlled-trials-of-individualised-homeopathic-treatment
#12
Robert T Mathie, Susanne Ulbrich-Zürni, Petter Viksveen, E Rachel Roberts, Elizabeth S Baitson, Lynn A Legg, Jonathan R T Davidson
BACKGROUND:  This study focuses on randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of individualised homeopathic treatment (IHT) in which the control (comparator) group was other than placebo (OTP). AIMS:  To determine the comparative effectiveness of IHT on health-related outcomes in adults and children for any clinical condition that has been the subject of at least one OTP-controlled trial. For each study, to assess the risk of bias and to determine whether its study attitude was predominantly 'pragmatic' or 'explanatory'...
November 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30086595/a-pilot-study-of-prospective-data-collection-by-italian-homeopathic-doctors
#13
Beatrice Andreoli, Elisabetta Zanolin, Paolo Bellavite
OBJECTIVE:  The main purpose of this article is to report the systematic data collection pertaining to the consultations of a group of qualified homeopathic physicians. Studies have been performed concerning: (1) the most frequently treated pathologies; (2) the symptoms reported by patients, with a particular focus on "fear" symptoms; and (3) the evaluation of the outcomes of the treatment, including likelihood ratio (LR) for fear symptoms of mostly prescribed remedies. DESIGN:  Prospective observational study...
November 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30021236/homeopathic-treatment-of-insomnia-and-symptom-clusters-related-to-cerebral-chemotoxicity-in-oncology
#14
Jean-Lionel Bagot, Natalia Marechaud, Nicolas Deana, Julie Wendling
BACKGROUND:  During chemotherapy, the correlation between insomnia and fatigue, anxiety, pain, depressed mood, and cognitive disorders makes these subjective complaints a 'symptom cluster' with common biological mechanisms. The theory of cerebral inflammation following the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines (high level of interleukin 1-β [IL1-β], IL6 and tumour necrosis factor-alpha) is currently the most generally accepted. Understanding these mechanisms should allow us to propose a chemoprotective homeopathic treatment of the nervous system...
November 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908526/case-reports-of-five-cancer-patients-with-unusual-course
#15
Dietmar Payrhuber, Karin Thieves, Piero Sangaletti, Josef Muehlmann, Michael Frass
INTRODUCTION:  The analysis of the periodic table of elements by Jan Scholten opened the way for a new kind of classification and repertorisation of homeopathic remedies. Thereby, group analysis (resorting to series and stages) makes precise prescriptions possible. This approach appears to yield striking results, even in severe cases. Whereas Hahnemann stressed the emotional state ('Gemüthssymptome', Organon § 210) when choosing a remedy, Scholten 200 years later investigated the mental picture that represents a life conflict or even a life theme that may maintain the disease process...
November 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30053764/individualisation-and-high-dilution
#16
Peter Fisher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29871025/response-to-individualized-homeopathic-treatment-for-depression-in-climacteric-women-with-history-of-domestic-violence-marital-dissatisfaction-or-sexual-abuse-results-from-the-homdep-menop-study
#17
Emma Del Carmen Macías-Cortés, Lidia Llanes-González, Leopoldo Aguilar-Faisal, Juan Asbun-Bojalil
BACKGROUND: Although individualized homeopathic treatment is effective for depression in climacteric women, there is a lack of well-designed studies of its efficacy for depression in battered women or in post-traumatic stress disorder. The aim of this study was to assess the association between individualized homeopathic treatment or fluoxetine and response to depression treatment in climacteric women with high levels of domestic violence, sexual abuse or marital dissatisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and thirty-three Mexican climacteric women with moderate-to-severe depression enrolled in the HOMDEP-MENOP Study (a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, double-dummy, three-arm trial, with a 6-week follow-up study) were evaluated...
August 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29871024/ultra-high-dilutions-and-homeopathy-can-they-be-explained-without-non-local-theory
#18
Yannis Almirantis, Konstantinos Tsitinidis
We discuss questions related to the 'Benveniste Affair', its consequences and broader issues in an attempt to understand homeopathy. Specifically, we address the following points: 1.:  The relationship between the experiments conducted by Benveniste, Montagnier, their collaborators and groups that independently tested their results, and 'traditional' homeopathy. 2.:  Possible non-local components such as 'generalised entanglement' as the basis of the homeopathic phenomenon and experimental evidence for them...
August 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29871023/effectiveness-of-homeopathic-medicines-as-add-on-to-institutional-management-protocol-for-acute-encephalitis-syndrome-in-children-an-open-label-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#19
Praveen Oberai, Roja Varanasi, Maya Padmanabhan, Alok Upadhyaya, Supriya Singh, Samarendra Pratap Singh, Deepika Vikram, Tariq Khan, Ramesh Prasad, A K Gupta, J R Singh, Raj K Manchanda
BACKGROUND: Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) is endemic to certain parts of India, with limited treatment options. In our initial exploratory comparative observational study of 151 patients with AES, there was significantly reduced mortality with adjunctive homeopathy compared to institutional management protocol (IMP). The present randomized placebo-controlled trial brings more statistical rigor to this research program. METHODS: This study was conducted at a pediatric unit from 2013 to 2015...
August 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783275/assessment-of-likelihood-ratio-for-four-contact-dermatitis-symptoms-of-vinca-minor
#20
Suman Bagchi, Chaturbhuja Nayak, Lex Rutten, Munmun Koley, Subhranil Saha, Mousumi Roy, Sk Jahir Abbas, Simantini Ghosh, Suman Halder, Ghulam Nabi Wani, Anaitulah Ahmad Mir, Showket Ahmad Bhat
BACKGROUND: Contact dermatitis (CD) is a frequently occurring medical condition, for which Vinca minor (VM) is one of the recommended homeopathic medicines. However, the symptoms indicating this medicine have not yet been assessed systematically. Likelihood ratio (LR), based on Bayesian statistics, may yield better estimation of a medicine's indication than the existing method of entry of symptoms into materia medica and repertories. METHODS: We investigated LRs of four CD symptoms of VM: (1) great sensitiveness of skin, with redness and soreness from slightest rubbing; (2) weeping eczema with foul, thick crusts; (3) itching amelioration in open air; and (4) CD of scalp...
August 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
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