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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...
March 20, 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
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
Angelina J Mosley, E Rachel Roberts, Hazel Partington, Katharina Gaertner, Peter Fisher, A L B Lex Rutten, Robert T Mathie, Steven J Cartwright, Alison Fixsen, Maria Olga Kokornaczyk, Anezka Marie Sokol, Alexander L Tournier
The third international conference on "Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy" organised by the Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI) was held on the inspiring and historic island of Malta from 9th to 11th of June, 2017. One hundred and two abstracts underwent peer review by the HRI Scientific Advisory Committee and external experts to produce the programme of 36 oral presentations and 37 posters, presented by researchers from 19 countries. The 2.5-day programme covered a diverse range of topics, including quantitative and qualitative clinical research, basic research, veterinary research, and provings...
February 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
Rajendra Prakash Upadhyay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
Marcus Zulian Teixeira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
Salvatore Chirumbolo, Geir Bjørklund
INTRODUCTION:  Homeopathic remedies usually contain a significant amount of ethanol as a co-solvent with water, a pharmaceutical formulation that may raise some concern when remedies are tested in vitro or in laboratory animals, due to the assessed toxicity of ethanol on cell cultures and organisms. The amount of alcohol in a homeopathic remedy is adjusted following the different homeopathic pharmacopoeias but it is rarely below 30% v/v, which is a molar mass established to meet both Hahnemann's traditional heritage and the hypothetical role of ethanol in "imprinting" water, through the formation of nanobubbles, with the homeopathic activity of the remedy...
February 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
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
Michelle L Dossett, Gloria Y Yeh
Homeopathy is used by just over 2% of the U.S. population, predominantly for respiratory, otorhinolaryngology, and musculoskeletal complaints. Individual users who see a homeopathic provider for care are more likely to perceive the therapy as helpful than those who do not; however, only 19% of users in the United States see a provider. The rest presumably rely upon over-the-counter products. Recent clinical trials highlight several areas in which homeopathy may play a role in improving public health, including infectious diseases, pain management, mental health, and cancer care...
February 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
E Rachel Roberts, Alexander L Tournier
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February 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
Roberto W Dal Negro, Alessandro Zanasi, Paola Turco, Massimiliano Povero
Background: Influenza and influenza-like syndromes (I-LSs) are infectious diseases occurring on a seasonal basis which can lead to upper (URTI) and lower respiratory tract illness (LRTI) of different severity. The approach to these disorders is unfortunately not uniform. Aim of the study was to investigate real-life people beliefs, the attitude to their prevention and treatment, and their impact in general population. Methods: A cross-sectional survey via Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) was carried out using a specific questionnaire investigating influenza episode rates, subjects behavior in case of influenza and I-LSs, and prescribed therapy...
2018: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
Shubha Singhal, Vandana Roy
OBJECTIVE: To assess the knowledge, attitude, perception and practice of Ayurveda, yoga, Unani, Siddha, homeopathy and naturopathy (AYUSH) among allopathic doctors and interns and determine their opinion regarding integration of AYUSH education within the allopathic curriculum. METHODS: This prospective, cross sectional study was conducted in a tertiary care teaching Hospital, New Delhi, India, from March 2016 to March 2017. A survey of 500 allopathic doctors and 150 interns was performed using a structured questionnaire...
March 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
Soohyun Kim, Lawrence Chang, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, Sirin Gandhi, Dejan Jakimovski, Ellen Carl, Robert Zivadinov, Murali Ramanathan
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the factors associated with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) usage by multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Design, Setting/Location: Single-center, prospective clinical study at an academic MS center in the northeastern United States. METHODS: This study included CAM data from 524 MS patients and 304 healthy controls (HC) enrolled in a prospective study of clinical, neuroimaging, and environmental risk factors in MS at an academic MS Center...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Salvatore Chirumbolo, Geir Bjørklund
Basic experimental models in Homeopathy are of major interest because they could get insightful data about the ability of high dilutions to work in a biological system. Due to the extreme difficulty in the highlighting any possible effect and trusting its reliability, methods should be particularly stringent and highly standardized. Confounders, handling process, pre-analytical errors, misleading statistics and misinterpretations may lead to experimental biases. This article tries to elucidate those factors causing bias, taking into account some recent reported evidence in the field...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Lawrence C Nwabudike
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a self-limiting disorder of the pilosebaceous unit. The aesthetic aspect of the disorder may provoke depression and diminish the quality of life. A number of agents are used for acne treatment, e.g., retinoids, antibiotics, benzoic acid, azelaic acid, and hormones. These agents have side-effects, sometimes severe ones. CASE REPORTS: Presented are 2 cases of severe acne treated with individualized homeopathic medicines. Both patients were treated using the classical method of homeopathy, i...
2018: Complementary Medicine Research
Alexandre de Nonneville, Anthony Gonçalves
Homeopathic medicines are used by many patients with cancer, usually alongside conventional treatment. A recent report by the European Academies' Science Advisory Council concluded that "that there are no robust and reproducible evidence that homeopathy is effective". This literature review aims to make the analysis of published controlled randomized trials involving homeopathic treatment in the field of oncology.
February 24, 2018: Bulletin du Cancer
Jürgen Pannek, Susanne Pannek-Rademacher, Mohinder S Jus, Jens Wöllner, Jörg Krebs
Context/Objective to investigate the usefulness of classical homeopathy for the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI) in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). Design prospective study. Setting rehabilitation center in Switzerland. Participants patients with chronic SCI and ≥3 UTI/year. Interventions Participants were treated either with a standardized prophylaxis alone or in combination with homeopathy. Outcome measures The number of UTI, general and specific quality of life (QoL), and satisfaction with homeopathic treatment were assessed prospectively for one year...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Touraj Nayernouri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2018: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Shubhamoy Ghosh, Taraknath Ghosh, Ramkumar Mondal, Supratim Patra, Sumantra Das, Sk Swaif Ali, Munmun Koley, Subhranil Saha
BACKGROUND: Among the post-immunization adverse events, especially of Diphtheria-Pertusis-Tetanus (DPT), fever is a common systemic reaction. There is anecdotal support for the use of the homeopathic medicine Arsenicum album in preventing post-vaccination fever. The investigators intended to evaluate its efficacy in preventing febrile episodes following vaccination. METHODS: In the community medicine out-patient of Mahesh Bhattacharyya Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, West Bengal, India, between August 2014 and January 2017, a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial was conducted on 120 children (verum: 60, placebo: 60) who presented for the 2nd and 3rd dose of DPT-HepB-Polio vaccination and reported febrile episodes following the 1st dose...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Anthony King
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February 9, 2018: British Dental Journal
Sabine D Klein, Sandra Würtenberger, Ursula Wolf, Stephan Baumgartner, Alexander Tournier
OBJECTIVES: The last systematic review of physicochemical research performed on homeopathic preparations was published in 2003. The aim of the study is to update and expand the current state of knowledge in the area of physicochemical properties of homeopathic preparations. In part 1 of the study, we aim to present an overview of the literature with respect to publication quality and methods used. In part 2, we aim to identify the most interesting experimental techniques. With this, we aim to be in a position to generate meaningful hypotheses regarding a possible mode of action of homeopathic preparations...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
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