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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768636/water-related-mechanisms-proposed-for-storing-and-transmitting-homeopathic-information-putative-links-with-biological-responses
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José Roberto Pereira Guedes, Leoni Villano Bonamin, Vera Luiza Capelozzi
INTRODUCTION:  There are two critical pillars of homeopathy that contrast with the dominant scientific approach: the similitude principle and the potentization of serial dilutions. Three main hypotheses about the mechanisms of action are in discussion: nanobubbles-related hormesis; vehicle-related electric resonance; and quantum non-locality. OBJECTIVES:  The aim of this paper is to review and discuss some key points of such properties: the imprint of supramolecular structures based on the nanoparticle-allostatic, cross-adaptation-sensitization (NPCAS) model; the theory of non-molecular electromagnetic transfer of information, based on the coherent water domains model, and relying (like the NPCAS model) on the idea of local interactions; and the hypothesis of quantum entanglement, based on the concept of non-locality...
May 16, 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768635/symptom-similarity-versus-disease-similarity-revisiting-the-application-of-the-law-of-similars-and-challenging-the-symptom-centric-approach-in-homeopathy
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Rajesh Shah
The system of homeopathic medicine is based on the Law of Similars. It is often implied by students and practitioners of homeopathy that the fundamental principle suggests that if the substance is capable of producing certain 'symptoms', it can also remove, treat, or 'annihilate' similar symptoms if the same substance is administered in a small dose. Hahnemann clearly highlights the importance of pathogenesis or 'disease-producing power', and not just the symptoms-producing power, as a part of the 'totality of the disease'...
May 16, 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767830/effect-of-homeopathic-dilutions-of-cuprum-arsenicosum-on-the-electrical-properties-of-poly-vinylidene-fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene
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Anandalal Gayen, Dheeraj Mondal, Poonam Bandyopadhyay, Debbethi Bera, Durga Sankar Bhar, Sukhen Das, Raj Kumar Manchanda, Anil Kumar Khurana, Debadatta Nayak, Biplab Kumar Paul, Papiya Nandy
BACKGROUND:  We report the effects of nanoparticles in homeopathic preparations of copper salts on the electrical properties of polymer film. Previous work showed that the incorporation of metal-derived homeopathic medicines increases the dielectric constant and alternating current (AC) conductivity of an electroactive polymer film that is commonly used as a capacitor in the electronic industry.We report here the effect of dilution of one homeopathic medicine, Cuprum arsenicosum ( CuAs ), at 200C potency on the electrical properties of the polymer film of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene)...
May 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753299/homeopathic-prevention-and-management-of-epidemic-diseases
#4
Jennifer Jacobs
BACKGROUND:  Homeopathy has been used to treat epidemic diseases since the time of Hahnemann, who used Belladonna to treat scarlet fever. Since then, several approaches using homeopathy for epidemic diseases have been proposed, including individualization, combination remedies, genus epidemicus, and isopathy. METHODS:  The homeopathic research literature was searched to find examples of each of these approaches and to evaluate which were effective. RESULTS:  There is good experimental evidence for each of these approaches...
May 12, 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736357/anticholinergic-toxicity-secondary-to-overuse-of-topricin-cream-a-homeopathic-medication
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Michael Krzyzak, Angela Regina, Raphael C Jesin, Liliane Deeb, Eric Steinberg, Nima Majlesi
Adverse reactions from over-the-counter medications present a challenge to physicians. Homeopathic medicine is an alternative practice, originating in Germany and gaining popularity in the United States. It utilizes dilute preparations of substances in order to treat and cure disease. Patients may potentially suffer serious effects from the use of these products as the contents and concentrations are often unclear. Here, we describe a case of suspected atropine toxicity due to the overuse of a topical homeopathic cream, Topricin, which contains belladonna, a plant containing atropine...
March 5, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696069/could-homeopathy-become-an-alternative-therapy-in-dengue-fever-an-example-of-10-case-studies
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Seema Mahesh, Mallappa Mahesh, George Vithoulkas
Background: Dengue fever is one of the most rampant epidemics in India of late and any therapy that may help limit the sickness and hospital admissions is worth considering. In India complementary and alternative medicine physicians are medically trained and hence have a role to play in delivery of public health. Case Series: We present a retrospective case series of 10 Indian patients who were diagnosed with dengue fever and treated exclusively with homeopathic remedies at Bangalore, India. This case series demonstrates with evidence of laboratory reports that even when the platelets dropped considerably there was good result without resorting to any other means...
January 2018: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695262/hypericum-perforatum-to-improve-post-operative-pain-outcome-after-monosegmental-spinal-microdiscectomy-hypos-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Christa Raak, Wolfram Scharbrodt, Bettina Berger, Arndt Büssing, René Geißen, Thomas Ostermann
BACKGROUND: Spinal disc herniation is a frequently occurring degenerative disease of the spine. Many patients undergoing surgery suffer from radicular pain, known as memory pain, beginning from the third post-operative day. This results in the prescription of high-dose opioid medications. In homeopathy, Hypericum perforatum is known as a remedy for unbearable, shooting or jabbing pain especially when neural damage is involved. Reduction of pain after application of H. perforatum has been observed in previous studies...
April 25, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669216/is-use-of-homeopathy-associated-with-poor-prescribing-in-english-primary-care-a-cross-sectional-study
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Alex J Walker, Richard Croker, Seb Bacon, Edzard Ernst, Helen J Curtis, Ben Goldacre
Objectives Prescribing of homeopathy still occurs in a small minority of English general practices. We hypothesised that practices that prescribe any homeopathic preparations might differ in their prescribing of other drugs. Design Cross-sectional analysis. Setting English primary care. Participants English general practices. Main outcome measures We identified practices that made any homeopathy prescriptions over six months of data. We measured associations with four prescribing and two practice quality indicators using multivariable logistic regression...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658388/prostate-cancer-screening-perception-beliefs-and-practices-among-men-in-bamenda-cameroon
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Ernest Kaninjing, Ivette Lopez, Jennifer Nguyen, Folakemi Odedina, Mary Ellen Young
Prostate Cancer (CaP) is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Cameroonian men. Due to inadequate infrastructure, record keeping, and resources, little is known about its true burden on the population. There are rural/urban disparities with regards to awareness, screening, treatment, and survivorship. Furthermore, use of traditional medicine and homeopathic remedies is widespread, and some men delay seeking conventional medical treatment until advanced stages of CaP. This study examined the perceptions, beliefs, and practices of men in Cameroon regarding late stage CaP diagnoses; identified factors that influence screening decision; and ascertained how men decided between traditional or conventional medicine for CaP diagnosis and treatment...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619690/-homeopathic-remedies-as-an-alternative-to-synthetic-medicines
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REVIEW
André-Michael Beer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616560/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-a-cross-sectional-observational-study-in-pediatric-inpatients
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Mukesh Dhankar
The aim was to study the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine use in acutely sick hospitalized children and factors associated with it. This is a cross-sectional, hospital-based study in a tertiary care center of Delhi, India. Children admitted to a pediatric unit during the study period were assessed using a specially designed questionnaire. Out of the total 887 admitted children, 161 (18.1%) were using complementary and alternate medicine in one form or another. Of these, 113 (70.2%) were using complementary and alternate medicine for the current illness directly leading to admission and the remaining 48 (29...
January 2018: Journal of evidence-based integrative medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616284/-urology-and-alternative-medicine-1900-1970
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REVIEW
F G Mildenberger
Disorders of the lower abdomen were often associated with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or related conditions. The urological diagnostic workup and treatment was based on the idea that technical devices and objective scientific examination methods would lead to targeted success. The fact that illnesses such as urinary retention, urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, orchitis or urethritis often implicated psychosomatic complications and had a possibly far more important impact on sexual life did not play a role in the early years of urology...
April 3, 2018: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609927/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-for-rheumatic-diseases-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Jie Kie Phang, Yu Heng Kwan, Hendra Goh, Victoria Ie Ching Tan, Julian Thumboo, Truls Østbye, Warren Fong
OBJECTIVES: To summarize all good quality randomized controlled trials (RCTs) using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) interventions in patients with rheumatic diseases. METHODS: A systematic literature review guided by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic review and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) was performed. We excluded non-English language articles and abstract-only publications. Due to the large number of RCTs identified, we only include "good quality" RCTs with Jadad score of five...
April 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579763/homeopathy-for-perennial-asthma-in-adolescents-pilot-feasibility-study-testing-a-randomised-withdrawal-design
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Livia Mitchiguian Hotta, Ubiratan Cardinalli Adler, Amarilys de Toledo Cesar, Edson Zangiacomi Martinez, Marcelo Marcos Piva Demarzo
INTRODUCTION:  Previous findings from a pragmatic trial suggest that usual care compared with usual care plus individualised homeopathy is not a feasible design to address homeopathic interventions for asthma. OBJECTIVE:  The main purpose of this article was to investigate the feasibility of the randomised withdrawal design as a strategy to assess the effectiveness of a standardised clinical-pharmaceutical homeopathic protocol ( Organon.modus ) on perennial asthma in adolescents...
March 26, 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565636/semi-individualized-homeopathy-add-on-versus-usual-care-only-for-premenstrual-disorders-a-randomized-controlled-feasibility-study
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Christien T Klein-Laansma, Mats Jong, Cornelia von Hagens, Jean Pierre C H Jansen, Herman van Wietmarschen, Miek C Jong
OBJECTIVES: Premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMS/PMDD) bother a substantial number of women. Homeopathy seems a promising treatment, but it needs investigation using reliable study designs. The feasibility of organizing an international randomized pragmatic trial on a homeopathic add-on treatment (usual care [UC] + HT) compared with UC alone was evaluated. DESIGN: A multicenter, randomized, controlled pragmatic trial with parallel groups...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558779/management-of-anxiety-and-depressive-disorders-in-patients-%C3%A2-65-years-of-age-by-homeopath-general-practitioners-versus-conventional-general-practitioners-with-overview-of-the-epi3-laser-study-results
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Karine Danno, Gérard Duru, Jean Marie Vetel
BACKGROUND:  The increasing use of psychotropic drugs to treat anxiety and depressive disorders (ADDs) is concerning. According to the study, 'Etude Pharmacoépidémiologique de l'Impact de Santé Publique des modes de prise en charge pour 3 groupes de pathologies' (EPI3)-LASER, adult ADD patients who consult a general practitioner prescribing homeopathic medicines (GP-Ho) report less psychotropic drug use and are marginally more likely to experience clinical improvement than those receiving conventional care...
May 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549880/integration-of-homeopathy-and-complementary-medicine-in-the-tuscan-public-health-system-and-the-experience-of-the-homeopathic-clinic-of-the-lucca-hospital
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E Rossi, M Di Stefano, M Picchi, M A Panozzo, C Noberasco, L Nurra, S Baccetti
INTRODUCTION:  The healthcare programs of the Region of Tuscany (Italy) have started the process of integration of some types of complementary medicine (CM), including homeopathy, which began in 1996. The Homeopathic Clinic of Lucca was opened in 1998, followed by the Homeopathic Clinic for Women in 2003, and the Clinic for CM and Diet in Oncology in 2013. METHODS:  Observational longitudinal studies conducted on 5,877 patients (3,937 in the general clinic, 1,606 in the women's clinic and 334 in oncology) were consecutively examined from 2003 to 2016...
March 17, 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528478/proofs-that-homeopathic-medicine-works-dossier-scientific-evidence-for-homeopathy-revista-de-homeopatia-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-homeopathic-medical-association
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Marcus Zulian Teixeira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528476/evidence-that-extreme-dilutions-of-paclitaxel-and-docetaxel-alter-gene-expression-of-in-vitro-breast-cancer-cells
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Sinem Şeker, Celal Güven, Handan Akçakaya, Nurten Bahtiyar, Fahri Akbaş, İlhan Onaran
BACKGROUND:  Gene expression analysis of cells treated with extreme dilutions or micro amounts of drugs has been used to provide useful suggestions about biological responses. However, most of the previous studies were performed on medicines being prepared from a variety of herbal and metal sources. This study investigated the effects of ultramolecular dilution of the taxane anti-cancer drugs, which are not commonly used in homeopathic medicines, on mRNA expression profiles of five key genes ( p53, p21, COX-2, TUBB2A and TUBB3) in the breast cancer cell line MCF-7...
February 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528474/the-n-of-1-clinical-trial-a-timely-research-opportunity-in-homeopathy
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Susanne Ulbrich-Zürni, Michael Teut, Stephanie Roll, Robert T Mathie
BACKGROUND:  The randomised controlled trial (RCT) is considered the 'gold standard' for establishing treatment efficacy or effectiveness of an intervention, but its data do not infer response in an individual patient. Individualised clinical care, a fundamental principle in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including homeopathy, seems well disposed in principle to being researched by single-patient (N-of-1) study design. Guidelines for reporting N-of-1 trials have recently been developed...
February 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
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