Homeopathy

Publication Title: 
Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a group of diverse medical and healthcare systems, therapies, and products that are not presently considered part of conventional medicine. This article provides an up-to-date review of the efficacy of selected CAM modalities in the management of chronic pain.

Author(s): 
Tan, Gabriel
Craine, Michael H.
Bair, Matthew J.
Garcia, M. Kay
Giordano, James
Jensen, Mark P.
McDonald, Shelley M.
Patterson, David
Sherman, Richard A.
Williams, Wright
Tsao, Jennie C. I.
Publication Title: 
Clinical Medicine (London, England)

This paper describes the current status and evidence base for acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal and manipulative medicine, as well as the regulatory framework within which these therapies are provided. It also explores the present role of the Royal College of Physicians' Subcommittee on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in relation to these developments.

Author(s): 
Lewith, George T.
Breen, Alan
Filshie, Jacqueline
Fisher, Peter
McIntyre, Michael
Mathie, Robert T.
Peters, David
Publication Title: 
Sudhoffs Archiv

As a paradigmatic case study of the origin, spread, and development of medical systems, this paper investigates the 200-years history of homeopathy from different perspectives of medical history. On the basis of new research on Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), first, a concise and critical overview on the principles, explanations, and implications of his doctrine is presented.

Author(s): 
Schmidt, Josef M.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Homeopathy is one form of complementary/alternative medicine which is promoted as being a safe and effective form of treatment for children and adults. Within the UK homeopathy use is estimated at 1.9% of the adult population (Thomas 2004), and around 11% for children under 16 years (Simpson 2001). There has been increased interest in homeopathy's potential as a non-pharmacological intervention for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder as an alternative to the use of stimulant medications such as Ritalin.

Author(s): 
Coulter, M. K.
Dean, M. E.
Publication Title: 
Schmerz (Berlin, Germany)

BACKGROUND: The scheduled update to the German S3 guidelines on fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) by the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies ("Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaften", AWMF; registration number 041/004) was planned starting in March 2011. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The development of the guidelines was coordinated by the German Interdisciplinary Association for Pain Therapy ("Deutsche Interdisziplinären Vereinigung für Schmerztherapie", DIVS), 9 scientific medical societies and 2 patient self-help organizations.

Author(s): 
Langhorst, J.
Häuser, W.
Bernardy, K.
Lucius, H.
Settan, M.
Winkelmann, A.
Musial, F.
Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaften
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: To review the progress the author has made over the past 5 years in understanding coherence effects in water and living systems using quantum mechanical models. BACKGROUND: The implications of existing theoretical work on water are discussed. METHODS: Available techniques for the measurement of frequencies imprinted in water are described or referenced.

Author(s): 
Smith, Cyril W.
Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

Antibiotic resistance is a global public health problem. Once confined primarily to hospitals it is now increasingly common in primary care. The prevalence of resistant bacteria is rising, and organisms resistant to almost all antibiotics have been identified. The main causes are indiscriminate prescribing and the use of antibiotics in animal feeds and other agricultural applications. Policies to restrict use of antibiotics have had limited success. Homeopathy may have a role to play in combating the development of antibiotic resistance.

Author(s): 
Viksveen, Petter
Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

Hahnemann considered the secondary action of medicines to be a law of nature and reviewed the conditions under which it occurs. It is closely related to the rebound effects observed with many modern drugs. I review the evidence of the rebound effect of statins that support the similitude principle. In view of their indications in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, statins are widely prescribed.

Author(s): 
Teixeira, Marcus Zulian
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery

Homoeopathy is a form of complementary medicine based on treating 'like with like'. Its popularity with the public, and credibility with health professionals, has increased rapidly as a result of recent clinical trials demonstrating its efficacy. The results of a systematic review of clinical trials of homoeopathy are summarized. The main scientific obstacle to the acceptance of homoeopathy is its use of very high 'ultramolecular' dilutions. The action of these dilutions cannot be explained in terms of existing pharmacological concepts.

Author(s): 
Fisher, P.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: In previous articles by this author and his colleagues in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, it has been shown that physical reality consists of two uniquely different categories of substance, one being electric charge-based while the other appears to be magnetic charge-based. Normally, only the electric atom/molecule type of substance is accessible by our traditional measurement instruments. We label this condition as the uncoupled state of physical reality that is our long-studied, electric atom/molecule level of nature.

Author(s): 
Tiller, William A.

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