Eczema

Publication Title: 
The British Journal of Dermatology

BACKGROUND: Homeopathy is often advocated for patients with eczema. OBJECTIVES: This article systematically reviews the evidence from controlled clinical trials of any type of homeopathic treatment for any type of eczema. METHODS: Electronic searches were conducted in Medline, Embase and the Cochrane Library with no restrictions on time or language. In addition, the bibliographies of the retrieved articles and our departmental files were hand searched. All controlled trials of homeopathy in patients with eczema were considered.

Author(s): 
Ernst, E.
Publication Title: 
Health Technology Assessment (Winchester, England)

BACKGROUND: Atopic eczema is the commonest inflammatory skin disease of childhood, affecting 15-20% of children in the UK at any one time. Adults make up about one-third of all community cases. Moderate-to-severe atopic eczema can have a profound effect on the quality of life for both sufferers and their families.

Author(s): 
Hoare, C.
Li Wan Po, A.
Williams, H.
Publication Title: 
Geneeskundige Gids
Author(s): 
Koster, S.
Publication Title: 
Le Progrés Médical
Author(s): 
Faure, H.
Burger, A.
Publication Title: 
Acta Allergologica. Supplementum
Author(s): 
Mason, A. A.
Publication Title: 
Archives of Dermatology
Author(s): 
West, J. R.
Kierland, R. R.
Litin, E. M.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Goodman, H. P.
Publication Title: 
Sovetskaia Meditsina
Author(s): 
Zheltakov, M. M.
Skripkin, Iu K.
Somov, B. A.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Pediatrics
Author(s): 
Kierland, R. R.
Publication Title: 
The Medical Journal of Australia

Certain patients with bronchial asthma can benefit, often greatly, from hypnotherapy. This report is based on a retrospective analysis of 121 asthmatic patients who were treated by hypnotherapy. Hypnotic techniques and treatment procedure are described. Of the total number, 21% had an excellent response to treatment, becoming completely free from asthma and requiring no drug therapy. A further 33% had a good response, with worthwhile decrease in frequency and severity of the attacks of asthma, or a decrease in drug requirements.

Author(s): 
Collison, D. R.

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