Homeopathy

Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

The CORE-Hom database was created to answer the need for a reliable and publicly available source of information in the field of clinical research in homeopathy. As of May 2014 it held 1048 entries of clinical trials, observational studies and surveys in the field of homeopathy, including second publications and re-analyses. 352 of the trials referenced in the database were published in peer reviewed journals, 198 of which were randomised controlled trials. The most often used remedies were Arnica montana (n = 103) and Traumeel(®) (n = 40).

Author(s): 
Clausen, Jürgen
Moss, Sian
Tournier, Alexander
Lüdtke, Rainer
Albrecht, Henning
Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

INTRODUCTION: The decision to treat subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) with or without autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT) in children, presents a clinical dilemma. This study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of individualized homeopathy in these cases. METHODS: The study is an exploratory, randomized, placebo controlled, single blind trial. Out of 5059 school children (06-18 years) screened for thyroid disorders, 537 children had SCH/AIT and 194 consented to participate.

Author(s): 
Chauhan, Vijay K.
Manchanda, Raj K.
Narang, Archana
Marwaha, Raman K.
Arora, Saurav
Nagpal, Latika
Verma, Surender K.
Sreenivas, V.
Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

BACKGROUND: Many patients throughout the world consult homeopathic medical doctors. Using a similar methodology as in a first survey published in 2002 a second survey was done including 919 adults receiving homeopathic treatment in six European countries and Brazil aimed to look at who are they, their reasons for consultations and expectations and satisfaction with homeopathy prescribed by a homeopathic doctor after a follow-up time of six months. METHOD: An initial questionnaire included demographic information and questions for assessing health-related Quality of Life (QoL).

Author(s): 
Van Wassenhoven, Michel
Goossens, Maria
Anelli, Marco
Sermeus, Guy
Kupers, Peter
Morgado, Carlos
Martin, Eduardo
Bezerra, Melissa
Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

BACKGROUND: Many European citizens regularly consult homeopathic doctors. Especially for children there is very little data available about the reasons they visit a homeopathic doctor. What are the expectations of the parents consulting a Homeopath MD with their child, who are they and last but not least are they satisfied with their initiative? This study including 773 children from six European countries and Brazil is aimed to look at parent-proxy satisfaction with homeopathic treatment prescribed for their children by a homeopathic doctor after a follow-up of two months.

Author(s): 
Van Wassenhoven, Michel
Goossens, Maria
Anelli, Marco
Sermeus, Guy
Kupers, Peter
Morgado, Carlos
Martin, Eduardo
Bezerra, Melissa
Publication Title: 
Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

BACKGROUND: The Region of Tuscany Health Department was included as an associated member in WP7 "Healthcare" of the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC), initiated by the EU Commission in 2009. AIMS: The principal aim was to map centres across Europe prioritizing those that provide public health services and operating within the national health system in integrative oncology (IO). METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive survey design was used to collect data.

Author(s): 
Rossi, Elio
Vita, Alessandra
Baccetti, Sonia
Di Stefano, Mariella
Voller, Fabio
Zanobini, Alberto
Publication Title: 
Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: A rigorous and focused systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of individualised homeopathic treatment has not previously been undertaken. We tested the hypothesis that the outcome of an individualised homeopathic treatment approach using homeopathic medicines is distinguishable from that of placebos. METHODS: The review's methods, including literature search strategy, data extraction, assessment of risk of bias and statistical analysis, were strictly protocol-based.

Author(s): 
Mathie, Robert T.
Lloyd, Suzanne M.
Legg, Lynn A.
Clausen, Jürgen
Moss, Sian
Davidson, Jonathan R.
Ford, Ian
Publication Title: 
Cadernos De Saude Publica

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.

Author(s): 
Barros, Nelson Filice de
Fiuza, Alessandra Rodrigues
Publication Title: 
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

CONTEXT: Complementary medicine (CM) is extensively used by patients with cancer across the Middle East. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to compare the perspectives of two Arab populations residing in diverse socioeconomic-cultural settings in Palestine and Israel regarding CM's role in supportive cancer care. METHODS: A 27-item questionnaire was constructed and administered to a convenience sample of Arab patients receiving cancer care in four oncology centers in northern Israel and Palestine.

Author(s): 
Ben-Arye, Eran
Hamadeh, Amneh M. A.
Schiff, Elad
Jamous, Rana M.
Dagash, Jamal
Jamous, Rania M.
Agbarya, Abed
Bar-Sela, Gil
Massalha, Eyas
Silbermann, Michael
Ali-Shtayeh, Mohammed Saleem
Publication Title: 
Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da U S P

Objective To identify the understanding of the healthcare professionals in relation to the role of complementary therapies in primary health care. Method Systematic review by way of the following information sources: PubMed, CINAHL, PeriEnf, AMED, EMBASE, Web of Science, Psicoinfo and Psicodoc, using the keyword Primary Health Care alone, and associated with the following keywords: Medicinal Plants, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Anthroposophical Medicine. Results Twenty-two studies from 1986 to 2011 were included.

Author(s): 
Schveitzer, Mariana Cabral
Zoboli, Elma Lourdes Campos Pavone
Publication Title: 
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: eCAM

Plant systems are useful research tools to address basic questions in homeopathy as they make it possible to overcome some of the drawbacks encountered in clinical trials (placebo effect, ethical issues, duration of the experiment, and high costs). The objective of the present study was to test the hypothesis whether 7-day-old wheat seedlings, grown from seeds either poisoned with a sublethal dose of As2O3 or unpoisoned, showed different significant gene expression profiles after the application of ultrahigh diluted As2O3 (beyond Avogadro's limit) compared to water (control).

Author(s): 
Marotti, Ilaria
Betti, Lucietta
Bregola, Valeria
Bosi, Sara
Trebbi, Grazia
Borghini, Giovanni
Nani, Daniele
Dinelli, Giovanni

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