Quotable Homeopathy Research

Use of Homeopathic Nux Vomica in Reducing PAWS (Post acute withdrawal syndrome) in Early Recovering Addicted Women , Butehorn, Randolph and Gumz

Inter J of Comp & Alte Med,Vol 6, No 4,2017

Compiling data from 3 addiction treatment programs in Boston, statistically significant results showed that clients using Nux vomica for cravings for drugs were able to complete post detox in patient treatment at a rate twice as often as those not using Nux vomiva for cravings.

Thanks to: Communication Committee NCH

Arnica montana Gel in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: an open, multicenter clinical trial, Kneusel O, Weber M, Suter

AAdvanced Therapies 2002 Sep-Oct, 19-5, 209-18

Patients who used Arnica montana gel for osteoarthiritis of the knee experienced decreased pain and stiffness and improved functioning during activities like stair climbing, standing, and rising from sitting.

 

Atopic Dermatitis and Homeopathy,Nwabudike, L. C.

Our Dermatology Online 3(3): 217-220, 2012

Homeopathy helped patients with atopic dermatitis that had not responded to standard topical therapy.

 

Homeopathic treatment of patients with chronic low back pain: A prospective observational study with 2 years’ follow-upClin J Pain. 2009, 25, 4, 334-9. . Witt CM, et al.

Researchers from Charité University Medical Center in Berlin, Germany, evaluated 129 adults suffering from medically-diagnosed chronic low back pain. The study group were treated by homeopathic physicians for an average duration of 9.6 years and were prescribed according to their individual symptoms.

Their progress was followed for 2 years. Analysis of the symptom severity and quality of life changes demonstrated a marked and sustained improvement. In addition, the use of homeopathic remedies were associated with a significant decline in the use of conventional treatment and health services.

Thanks to: Robert Medhurst BNat ND DHom www.adelaidehillsnaturopath.com.au

Effect of homeopathic Arnica montana on bruising in face-lifts: results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Arch Facial Plast Surg2006, 8, 1, 54-9. Seeley BM, et al.

In this trial, 29 people who were undergoing facelifts were randomized to receive either perioperative homeopathic arnica or placebo. They were examined post-operatively for bruising at days 1, 5, 7 and 10. Assessment showed a signification reduction in bruising when compared to placebo.

Thanks to: Robert Medhurst BNat ND DHom www.adelaidehillsnaturopath.com.au.

Conventional Cancer Journal Published MAJOR Study Showing Significant Efficacy of Homeopathic Medicine in a Type of Lung Cancer Dana Ullman, MPH, CCH

(Frass, Lechleitner, Gründling, et al, 2020).

In 2020, a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, three-arm, multicenter, phase III study evaluated the possible effects of additive homeopathic treatment compared to placebo with respect to Quality of Life (QofL) and survival time in patients with stage IV advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

The researchers concluded that homeopathy positively influences both QofL and survival and that further studies including other tumor entities are warranted.

 

Double-blind evaluation of homeopathy on cocaine craving: a randomized controlled pilot study.

J Integr Med. 2018 May;16(3):178-184. doi: 10.1016/j.joim.2018.03.004. Epub 2018 Mar 30 Adler UC1, Acorinte AC2, Calzavara FO2, da Silva AA2, de Toledo Cesar A3, Adler MS4, Martinez EZ5, Galduróz JCF6.

In a 2018 PubMed listed study, those cocaine users who used homeopathy were able to reduce usage to 18 days per month compared to placebo group who used 28 days a month. This Brazilian study noted that any reduction is helpful as there are no medically assisted treatments for cocaine use in western medical drug treatment.

Thanks to: Communication Committee, NCH

Oscillococcinum for influenza treatment, Ann Ist Super Sanità 2012 | Vol. 48, No. 1: 105-109

In 2012, three European researchers reviewed three randomized controlled double-blinded studies completed between 1988 and 1998 with over a total of 1000 patients. All studies showed clinical improvement in flu-like symptoms using Oscillococcinum with one study showing statistically significant improvement.

Thanks to: LButehorn,PhD,CCH lbutehornphd@gmail.com

Effect of homeopathy on chronic tension-type headache: a pragmatic, randomized controlled single blind trial.

J Headache Pain. 2013; 14(Suppl 1): P56. Sharma et al

Headache frequency and intensity was lower in the homeopathy group than in controls. Compared with usual care, patients randomized to homeopathy used 35% less medication (P = 0.001) and had 45% fewer visits to general practitioners (P = 0.0001)

Thanks to: LButehornPhD CCH lbutehornphd@gmail.com

 

Treating hot flushes in menopausal women with homeopathic treatment – Results of an observational study.

Homeopathy. 2008, 98, 1, 10-15. Bordet, MF, et al.

Homeopathic remedies Lachesis, Belladonna, Sepia and Sulphur significantly reduced frequency and discomfort of day and night hot flushes in menopausal women.

Evidence-based veterinary / homeopathic treatment and its potential relevance in treating the problem of antibiotic resistance   Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 2020, 162, 10, 597-615  doi: 10.17236/sat00273

Summary: In response to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) concern about global antimicrobial resistance, researchers find evidence for homeopathy’s effectiveness in both human and veterinary infectious ailments.

Abstract: The basic principles of homeopathy, and its legal and scientific foundations, are discussed in an overview to address the positions of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the commission of the European Union (EU) on complementary medicine. According to the WHO, the antimicrobial resistance problem poses a global threat. The EU Commission’s current One Health Action Plan requests research in complementary medicine, the WHO urges member states to include complementary medicine in their national health policies.

Regarding external evidence on the general use of human and veterinary homeopathy, evidence level 1a studies are reviewed. Focusing on the external evidence on the use of homeopathy in infections, some evidence level 1a, 1b, 2c studies, and a case report, are described in more detail. In conclusion, evidence for the effectiveness of human and veterinary homeopathy in general, and in particular, of homeopathic treatment for infections, is available.Especially, individualized homeopathy demonstrates effects at all quality levels according to Cochrane criteria, even in the methodologically high-quality studies. As in most areas of veterinary medicine and medicine, further good/excellent studies are necessary. In compliance with the principles of homeopathy, further methodologically high-quality trials focusing on the homeopathic treatment of infections are the next logical step. The selection of the simile (individually fitting homeopathic medicinal product) by appropriately trained homeopathic doctors/veterinarians is essential for the effectiveness of homeopathy. Implementation of studies at university facilities is a prerequisite for quality assurance. Consequently, further integration of homeopathy at universities is a necessary requirement for the patients’ best interests.

 

Chronic primary insomnia: efficacy of homeopathic simillimumHomeopathy. 2010, 99, 1, 63-8 Naudé et al

Researchers from South Africa’s Durban University of Technology focused on determining the effects of constitutional homeopathic treatment for insomnia, when compared to a placebo control. Thirty subjects diagnosed with primary insomnia were randomly assigned to Homeopathy or placebo. An analysis of the outcomes showed that sleep duration and sleep quality improved significantly under homeopathic treatment, when compared to that using the placebo control.

Robert Medhurst BNat ND DHom www.adelaidehillsnaturopath.com.au

Comparative effectiveness of individualised homeopathy and antibiotics in the treatment of bovine clinical mastitis: randomised controlled trial.

Vet Rec. 2018 Apr 7;182(14):407. doi: 10.1136/vr.104555. Epub 2018 Jan 26. Keller D1, Sundrum A1.

In this 2018 British study,antibiotics, individualized homeopathy and placebo had similar effects on bacteriological and cytological cure in cases of culture-negative milk samples (P>0.4) and Escherichia coli infections (P=1.0). An important finding given our need to reduce antibiotics in ecosystem.

 

Thanks to Communication Committee, NCH

Efficacy of homeopathy in livestock according to peer-reviewed publications from 1981 to 2014 Vet Rec2016; 179(24): 628, Doehring et al

Homeopathy is widely used for livestock, especially in order to reduce the use of antibiotics. A comprehensive literature review has been conducted to assess the efficacy of homeopathy in cattle, pigs and poultry. Only peer-reviewed publications dealing with homeopathic remedies, which could possibly replace or prevent the use of antibiotics in the case of infective diseases or growth promotion in livestock were included.

Search results revealed a total number of 52 trials performed within 48 publications fulfilling the predefined criteria. Twenty-eight trials were in favor of homeopathy, with 26 trials showing a significantly higher efficacy in comparison to a control group.

Thanks to: Dr. S. Arora www.researchinhomeopathy.org/ejournal

 Homeopathy for the treatment of menstrual irregularities: a case series.

Cardigno P., Homeopathy, Volume 98, Issue 2, April 2009, Pages 97-10

Homeopathy was found to be helpful in the care of irregular and absent menstrual cycles.

 

Homeopathic treatment of premenstrual syndrome: a case series

Danno K, et al. Homeopathy, Jan 2013 102;(1): 59-65

Women who took homeopathic remedies Folliculinum or Lachesis mutus experienced decreases in PMS symptoms including tension, weight gain and bloating, and painful breasts.

 

Homoeopathy in sports medicine, Kayne S

Br Hom J 1992; 81: 142–147

Homeopathy can be successfully used to complement, or in some cases replace, existing techniques of treating sports-related conditions.

 

Exploring the effectiveness of homeopathic treatment for irritable bowel syndrome, Peckham, E., et al 

Homeopathy 103(1): 90-9

In a randomized controlled trial, patients treated with homeopathy experienced clinically relevant reductions in the severity of their Irritable Bowel symptoms.