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ARTHRITIS

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on October 18, 2015


arthritis

Although the word “arthritis” means joint inflammation, the term is used to describe around 200 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround the joint, and other connective tissue.

The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Other common rheumatic conditions include gout, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis.

What is arthritis?
Typically, pain, aching, stiffness and swelling in and around one or more joints characterize rheumatic conditions. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body.
Some forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, can affect multiple organs and cause widespread symptoms.

Arthritis is more common among adults aged 65 years or older, but people of all ages (including children) can be affected.
Arthritis has a significantly higher age-adjusted prevalence in women (23.9%) than men (18.6%), with the prevalence increasing with age and higher among women than men in every age group.

Prevalence of arthritis increases with body mass index (BMI). Prevalence increases from 16.3% among underweight and normal adults to 20.3% of overweight adults and 28.9% of obese adults.

Reports among adults by BMI show the following groups express activity limitations:

* 38.2% of underweight and normal
* 37.2% of overweight
* 44.8% of obese.
* Arthritis and exercise

Physical activity and exercise have been shown to benefit people with arthritis by improving pain, function and mental health. However, around 24% of adults with arthritis report being physically inactive compared with 18.6% of adults without arthritis.

By partaking in low levels of exercise, individuals with arthritis face placing themselves at risk of conditions associated with lack of activity such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and functional limitations.

TYPES OF ARTHRITIS :-
There are around 200 types of arthritis – or musculoskeletal conditions – which are split into seven main groups:26

1. Inflammatory arthritis
2. Degenerative or mechanical arthritis
3. Soft tissue musculoskeletal pain
4. Back pain
5. Connective tissue disease
6. Infectious arthritis
7. Metabolic arthritis.

DIAGNOSIS OF ARTHRITIS :-
Most cases of arthritis are diagnosed with a detailed medical history of current and past symptoms, physical examination and particular radiographic and laboratory studies. It is possible to have more than one form of arthritis at the same time, and only a few rheumatic diseases have a definitive diagnosis, such as gout.

# Diagnosing arthritis depends on the type of arthritis suspected. # Some tests that may be completed to make a diagnosis are :
# Rheumatoid factor
# Anti-CCP antibody
# Complete blood count (CBC)
# C-reactive protein
# Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
# Joint ultrasound or MRI
# Joint X-ray
# Bone scan
# Synovial fluid analysis
# Antinuclear antibody (ANA)
# HLA antigens for HLA B27
# Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Aspiration of joint fluid for cell count, examination of crystals under the microscope, gram stain and culture
# Blood culture
# Thyroid function tests
# Synovial biopsy
# Uric acid – urine
# Uric acid – blood
# Schirmer’s test of tear production
# Salivary gland biopsy
# Tear test
# Slit lamp examination of the eyes
# Urinalysis.

TREATMENT OF ARTHRITIS :-
Whether you have a non-inflammatory or inflammatory type of arthritis or even a painful case of gout, there are numerous medications and recommendations to relieve pain and ensure that your joints do not become damaged further.
The focus of treatment for arthritis is to control pain, minimize joint damage and improve or maintain function and quality of life.

# Medications
# Non-pharmacologic therapies
# Physical or occupational therapy
# Splints or joint assistive aids
# Patient education and support
# Weight loss
# Surgery – joint replacement and joint surgery.

There are seven important self-management habits that can help you successfully manage your disease:

1. Be organized: keep track of symptoms, pain levels, medications, and possible side effects for consultations with your doctor
2. Manage pain and fatigue: a medication regimen can be combined with non-medical pain management. Learning to manage fatigue is key to living comfortably with arthritis
3. Stay active: exercise is beneficial for managing arthritis and overall health
4. Balance activity with rest: in addition to remaining active, rest is equally important when your disease is active
5. Eat a healthy balanced diet: a healthy diet can help you achieve a healthy weight and control inflammation by eating foods with anti-inflammatory properties and high in antioxidants
6. Improve sleep: poor sleep can aggravate arthritis pain and fatigue, there are measures that can be put in place to make sure you fall asleep and stay asleep such as avoiding caffeine or strenuous exercise in the evenings
7. Joint care: tips for protecting joints include using your stronger, larger joints as levers when opening doors, using several joints to spread the weight of an object such as using a backpack and gripping as loosely as possible by using padded handles.

Do not sit in the same position for long periods; take regular breaks to keep mobile.

For any Problem Consult your Doctor.

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ACNE & PIMPLES Natural Treatment …

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on October 17, 2015


Must Read if you are Concerned about your Face Value.

ACNE & PIMPLES….NATURAL WAYS TO TREAT…100% EFFECTIVE….

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Acne (acne vulgaris, common acne) is a disease of the hair follicles of the face, chest, and back that affects almost all teenagers during puberty — the only exception being members of a few primitive Neolithic tribes living in isolation. It is not caused by bacteria, although bacteria play a role in its development. It is not unusual for some women to develop acne in their mid- to late-20s.

Acne appears on the skin as…
occluded pores (“comedones”), also known as blackheads or whiteheads,tender red bumps also known as pimples or zits, pustules, and occasionally as cysts (deep pimples, boils).

No one factor causes acne. Acne occurs when sebaceous (oil) glands attached to the hair follicles are stimulated at the time of puberty by circulating male hormones. Sebum (oil) is a natural substance that lubricates and protects the skin. Associated with increased oil production is a change in the manner in which the skin cells mature, predisposing them to plug the follicular pore.

The plug can appear as a whitehead if it is covered by a thin layer of skin, or if exposed to the air, the darker exposed portion of the plug is called a “blackhead.” The plugged hair follicle gradually enlarges, producing a bump. As the follicle enlarges, the wall may rupture, allowing irritating substances and normal skin bacteria access into the deeper layers of the skin, ultimately producing inflammation. Inflammation near the skin’s surface produces a pustule; deeper inflammation results in a papule (pimple); if the inflammation is deeper still, it forms a cyst.

TREATMENT –
1. ICE
Ice can be used to quickly reduce the redness, swelling and inflammation of pimples. It helps in improving blood circulation to the affected area, and in tightening the skin and removing dirt and oil accumulated on the skin. You can use ice cubes or crushed ice, whichever is convenient.

** Wrap the ice in a piece of cloth and hold it on the affected skin area for a few seconds.
** Wait a few minutes and repeat the process.

2. LEMON
Another quick way to get rid of pimples is the use of lemon juice, which is rich in vitamin C. Lemon juice helps pimples dry up faster. Be sure to use fresh lemon juice and not bottled juice, which has preservatives. There are a couple of ways to apply this remedy.

** Dip a clean cotton swab in fresh lemon juice and apply it to the pimples before going to bed.
** You can also mix one tablespoon of lemon juice with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and put it on the pimples overnight. In the morning, wash the skin well with lukewarm water. However, this particular remedy is not suitable for those with sensitive skin.

3. TOOTHPASTE
The toothpaste that you use every morning to clean your teeth also can be used to treat pimples quickly. It is most effective when used following the ice remedy. You must use white toothpaste; avoid using gel toothpaste.

** Apply some white toothpaste over the affected skin area before going to bed.
** In the morning, wash your face with water and you will see a significant improvement in the swelling.
If you wish, you can repeat the process in the daytime also. Just make sure the toothpaste remains on the pimples for at least half an hour.

4. STEAM
Steaming is wonderful for your skin at any time, but particularly when you have pimples. The steam will open your pores and allow your skin to breathe. This helps get rid of oils, dirt and bacteria trapped in the pores that can cause infection or inflammation.

**Fill a large container with hot water and allow the steam to come in contact with your face for a few minutes.
**Rinse your face with lukewarm water and, after drying, apply an oil-free moisturizer.

5. GARLIC
Garlic is an antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and antioxidant agent that can help in the fast treatment of pimples. The sulfur in garlic also promotes quick healing of pimples.

** Cut a fresh garlic clove into two pieces.
** Rub the garlic on the pimples and leave it for five minutes before washing the skin with lukewarm water.
** Repeat the treatment several times a day.
Eating one raw garlic clove daily can also help purify your blood. But do not to eat too much raw garlic as it can upset the stomach.

6. BAKING SODA
Baking soda is another effective home remedy to get rid of pimples because it helps exfoliate the skin to remove excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells.

** Make a thick paste by mixing one teaspoon of baking soda with some water or lemon juice.
** Wash your skin well, leaving it slightly damp. Apply the paste on the affected areas and allow it to dry for a few minutes. Never keep baking soda on your skin for longer than a few minutes as it can cause dryness or irritation.
** Wash your face with warm water.
** Repeat the process twice a day for quick results.

7. HONEY
Honey is a source of natural antibiotics that can speed up the healing process, as well as help prevent infections.

** Dip a clean cotton swab in honey, put it directly on the affected area and leave it on for half an hour.
** Wash the skin well with lukewarm water.
** Do this a few times a day.
Another option is to mix honey and cinnamon together to make a paste and applying it over the pimples before going to bed. In the morning, there will be less inflammation or swelling. Wash the skin well with cold water.

8. CUCUMBER
Cucumber is a rich source of potassium and vitamins such as A, C and E. It also has a cooling and soothing effect on the skin.

** Cut one or two fresh cucumbers into pieces and soak them in water for about an hour. The nutrients, such as vitamin A, potassium and chlorophyll will transfer to the water.
** Strain the water and drink it, or use the water to wash your face.
You can also make a face mask by grinding one cucumber. Apply the mask on your face and allow it to dry for 15 minutes. Wash your skin with warm water. This will help clean dirt and bacteria from your pores.

9. PAPAYA
Papaya fruit has a number of properties that help in the treatment of pimples. It is a good source of the antioxidant vitamin A, and it has enzymes that help reduce inflammation and make your skin soft and smooth.

** Crush raw papaya pieces to extract its juice and apply it over the pimples. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
** To make a exfoliating face mask, mash some papaya pieces and add a little honey. Apply this paste on your face and massage gently. Leave it on until it dries completely and then rinse it off.

10. ALOE VERA
The soothing and anti-inflammatory properties in aloe vera can treat acne in a matter of a few days. Aloe vera gel is also helpful in healing the scars caused by acne. Apply fresh Aloe Vera pulp on face. Leave it for sometime & then wash with cold water. Do it for nearly 2 weeks. See & Feel the Difference.

 

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Download 30 Homeo Books for Free

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on August 28, 2012


Homeopathy-Books

Here I am giving a download link for 30 Best Homoeopathic Books to read. These Books are in .pdb format for which you need a software which is also present in the Folder. Run .exe file & put the serial. Thats all.

Enjoy !

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Free Science Games to Excite & Inspire Your Kids

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on April 2, 2010


60 Free Science Games to Excite & Inspire Your Kids

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Courtesy:- http://www.mritechnicianschools.org/60-free-science-games-to-excite-inspire-your-kids/

By this point, everyone realizes that there need not be any delineation between education and entertainment. Parents and teachers alike can supplement a student’s knowledge of biology, geology, physics, chemistry, and other scientific disciplines with literally hundreds of free games available online through a multitude of sources. The following list compiles 60 of the most popular ones, mostly involving some of the more popular subjects among children.

Funschool

1. Zoo Crew : Zoo crew teaches children interested in animals and animal behavior the proper terminology for certain groupings of species.

2. Animal Homes : In Animal Homes, kids pair up a number of different species with their appropriate habitats and learn the very basics of ecosystems and environments.

3. Wild Animals : With this interesting matching game, participants must identify animals based on their distinguishing characteristics such as horns, tails, and fur patterns.

4. Animal Safari : Functioning as both a scientific and vocabulary exercise, this game is perfectly suitable for very young audiences that teaches them the proper names of various popular animals.

5. What’s My Class? : More advanced young children may enjoy What’s My Class? if they want to learn about what animals qualify as what taxonomic category.

6. Animal Spot : This very easy matching game appropriate for the preschool set asks children to look at a pair of horns, coat pattern, or tail and pick the corresponding species.

7. Space Watch : Explore the Solar System with Space Watch, an interactive odyssey with excellent artwork and information on every planet.

8. Animal Tracks : Budding outdoors enthusiasts will have quite a bit of fun with this game that asks users to match animals with their respective footprints.

9. Space Patrol : The Space Patrol needs to save Planet X229, and the only way to do so is with a basic knowledge of the universe.

10. The Heart Facts : Learn all the fundamentals of one of animal life’s most integral organs and eventually test memory retention with an informative quiz.

11. Pet Party : Responsibility, pet care, and basic biology all factor into this unique game revolving around how to properly keep an animal companion safe, happy, and healthy.

12. Birds of a Feather : Any child fascinated by the birds flitting about outside will enjoy matching a series of birds up with their appropriate habitats as well as their shadows.

13. Fun Science : The life cycle of both plants and animals comprise the content of this game, where the objective involves placing different points in development in the proper chronological order.

14. Computer Whiz! : Computer Whiz! makes for a lovely educational tool revolving around the history of computers and technology.

15. Incredible Edibles : Teach kids all the fundamentals of proper nutrition and food science with this informative game that starts them on the road to healthy lifestyle choices early.

16. Earth Day : Pollution and its negative impact on the environment inspired this game, which asks kids to find the factors that cause contamination and hurt the planet.

17. Food Groups : Another nutritious game, this one involves dragging different foods into containers identifying the 6 food groups.

18. Element Lab : Discover the Periodic Table of Elements – the very core of chemistry – by matching different substances with their respective symbols.

19. Fun in the Garden : Home economics, botany, and food science collide with Fun in the Garden, which teaches children how to differentiate between fruits and vegetables.

20. Hungry Monkey : Appropriate for preschoolers and kindergartners, Hungry Monkey illustrates the differences between different types of fruits.

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21. Mammal Match : Participants are asked to match up a given animal with its appropriate sound, making for an excellent introduction for children interested in how other mammals communicate with one another.

22. Space Vocabulary Memory Game : Build a kid’s vocabulary and understanding of the universe beyond Earth with this simple memory game, which asks them to match a word with its corresponding picture.

23. Hangman Game : The classic game of hangman gets a biological makeover, and children playing this updated version walk away with a greater knowledge of animal classifications.

Weather Channel Kids

24. WeatherREADY Emergency Supplies : In this extremely useful resource, users must scramble to find the appropriate emergency supplies for instances of severe weather before the clock runs out.

25. WeatherREADY Severe Weather Challenge : Another excellent scientific and safety lesson for children from the Weather Channel, this game aims for an older set and teaches them about how to react to severe, potentially dangerous conditions such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, blizzards, and other forces of nature.

Discovery Kids

26. Make a Volcano : Learn all of the fundamentals regarding one of the most awe-inspiring – yet painfully devastating – geological formations on the planet with a fantastically detailed and informative game on all the different types of volcanoes and their eruptions.

27. Darcy’s Wild Life Quiz : A quick little overview of animal life that asks some rather advanced questions of older participants fascinated by zoology.

28. Stinky Animals Quiz : Another fun, low-pressure quiz for kids to enjoy, this time focusing on some of the more pungent beasts in the biosphere.

29. Shark Quiz : Sharks enjoy quite a bit of popularity amongst the younger set due to their sheer power and dangerous, mysterious habitat. With this short quiz, they can learn more about the giant cartilaginous fish they love so much.

30. Penguin Quiz : Children also enjoy the waddling quirkiness of penguins, and they can test their knowledge of these beloved birds against a series of short multiple-choice and true-or-false questions.

31. Croc Quiz : Fans of crocodiles and other large reptiles may find a bit of fun and enjoyment with this brief quiz that challenges everything they know about the animal.

Magic School Bus

32. Gets an Earful : Alongside Mrs. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus gang, children can learn about how sound works by matching up a noise with its appropriate maker.

33. Maze Craze : This engaging and extremely fun gave requires participants to navigate through a maze, picking up plants and animals to place in their proper environments along the way.

34. Monster Bugs : Educating and nurturing creativity are the two main goals of Monster Bugs, which asks kids to identify the proper body parts for certain bugs as well as create their own unique critters.

35. Pop Quizzes : Children have 8 different fun quizzes to choose from based on their areas of scientific interest, including insects, space, and the human body.

36. Space Chase : Mrs. Frizzle sends out clues regarding her location, and participants need to pick the planet based on her hints.

37. The Great Habitat Match-Up : Another game revolving around placing animals in their corresponding habitats.

38. The Adventures of Weatherlizard : Venerable Magic School Bus mascot Liz asks a series of questions regarding tornadoes, thunderstorms, and blizzards.

Energy Quest

39. Watt’s That?! : Host Flip Switch offers up a game show-style quiz asking questions about electricity, energy, and how to conserve them.

40. Watt’s That?! Jr. : With 6 different styles to choose from, a younger audience has another opportunity to learn about how power is generated and how it may be best preserved.

41. Test Your Energy IQ : Through California Energy Commission’s official website, the U.S. Department of Energy offers up two brief quizzes on conservation and generation.

KS2 Bitesize

42. Changing state : The BBC hosts a slew of games on its KS2 Bitesize site, and this one focuses on how matter can shift from a liquid to a solid to a gas – and back again.

43. Characteristics of Materials : Receive a quick overview of the different properties of some common materials such as glass and metal with this interesting little game.

44. Gases, liquids and solids : Another interactive activity regarding the different properties of matter, this time asking for participants to correctly categorize items as a solid, a liquid, or a gas.

45. Keeping warm : Children learn all the basics of heat transfer and warmth with this informative resource that asks them to find the best possible insulator in different situations.

46. Different changes : Receive a brief education in chemical and physical changes by trying to differentiate between the two with a series of varying scenarios.

47. Rocks and soils : Budding geologists get a chance to play with virtual rocks and understand their properties and categorizations.

48. Solids and liquids : Discover the very fundamental physics of hot and cold by achieving an objective demanding participants to find the freezing and melting point of various substances.

49. Living Things : These 10 mini-games cover everything from basic biology to health-related issues, with something to offer almost any interest.

50. Physical Processes : With 10 more games, participants can receive an education in the fundamental principles that drive the physical world.

Miscellaneous

51. Why Gravity Causes Things to Fall : Physics factors into this painless, easy game that has users drop balls from different famous landmarks and generates a real-time approximation of the event.

52. 4th Grade Magnetism and Electricity Review : Aimed at 4th graders, the Magnetism and Electricity Review allows at least 2 players to compete in related trivia.

53. Chemical and Physical Change Lab : Offered through Ohio University, the Chemical and Physical Change Lab helps participants learn how to tell the two different matter transitions apart.

54. Ocean Trivia Machine : This enjoyable little game generates a series of questions regarding oceanography for up to 2 players.

55. The Incredible Megacell : Kids who love biology will find plenty to love about this interactive activity, which educates them on all the different parts of a cell.

56. Who Wants to Win $1,000,000? – The Science Game : Compete against other students with a series of questions regarding all different areas of science – not for real money, however.

57. Lights Out! : Replace incandescent light bulbs with CFLs in a harried race against a burning house that also serves as a lesson in conserving energy.

58. Hot Stuff : Play 3 quick, traditional true-false, word scramble, and matching games relating to geothermal energy. All of the answers can be found elsewhere on the website.

59. Quiz Your Noodle: Astounding Animals : National Geographic offers up a great little quiz game feature facts about some of the most popular animals on the planet.

60. Cloud Matching Game : This simple matching game asks kids to pair up pictures of clouds with their respective labels in a quick meteorological lesson.

With these 60 games – and the myriad others available free of charge over the internet – both educators and parents alike can illustrate the basic principles of many areas of scientific studies in a way that engages children without talking down to or completely boring them. Whether they enjoy or need a leg up in geology, physics, chemistry, biology, or other studies, there is a game out there to help guide them through all the necessary fundamentals.

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100 Ways to Make Your Brain Better, Faster and Stronger

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on April 2, 2010


100 Ways to Make Your Brain Better, Faster and Stronger

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In today’s fast-paced, competitive world, building your brain power gives you an edge in the job market as well as other aspects of life. These tips will teach you how to boost your brain and memory to increase productivity and make you a superstar at trivia.

Nutritional Brain Boosters

1. Eat foods with lots of omega-3 fatty acids to boost your brain.
2. Avoid sugary snacks and other junk.
3. On a related note, healthier eating promotes a stronger brain.
4. Get just the right amount of caffeine. Not so much that you’re stressed or unable to sleep, but just enough to focus.
5. Ditch the alcohol and drugs. Those old afterschool PSAs were right—these are one of the quickest ways to keep yourself from thinking clearly.
6. Embrace multivitamins and fish oil, as they’re a great chemical brain booster.
8. Eat blueberries. Besides being delicious, they help your brain focus.
9. Be sure to eat breakfast. A hungry body is a hungry mind.
10. Eat lots of fiber for a more balanced body. It balances your mind, too.
11. Eat lots of foods high in antioxidants, as it helps shield your brain cells from decay.
12. Get lots of folic acid to prevent memory loss. Consult your doctor first though.
13. Eat lots of strawberries to boost your antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C, and potassium.
14. Drink lots of water. It’s good for you, and avoids brain-killing dehydration.
15. Avoid too many food additives, as they can slow your thought processes to a crawl.
16. Beware diet sodas. Certain studies think the aspartame within may harm your brain cells.
17. Brew some tea and drink it. The creation of it is relaxing, and drinking it sharpens your mind.
18. Try to eat at different restaurants in town—engaging new tastes engages the brain.

Memory Tricks

19. Avoid standing too close to the microwave, or your brain cells will be over easy.
20. Use an organizer, whether paper or electronic, to keep yourself focused.
21. Keep a journal of major questions you have, and check them off as you research answers.
22. Get enough sleep. While everyone remembers those late night study sessions in college, avoiding the solid 8 hours is a good way to drain your brain.
23. Try to do things with your non-dominant hand—it’s tied to parts of the brain that normally don’t get to come out and play.
24. Whenever you are learning something new, take copious notes. Afterwards, make annotations of the questions you still have.
25. Map out your upcoming day visually; this is a great way to maximize your productivity.
26. Beside all of the items on your to-do list, scribble what the importance of that item is. That helps bring meaning to your day-to-day actions.

Big Brain Tips

27. Find the best way you learn—auditory, visually, or kinesthetic.
28. Read as much as you can, about as many subjects as possible.
29. Try relocating yourself. You may think much clearer at the park or the gym than in your home or office.
30. Volunteer. You never know what or whom you’ll learn from while you are serving your community.
31. Walk away from a problem after you’ve pondered it, and come back to it later.
32. Exercise to clear your head.
33. Turn the boob tube off. Ever see a kid study hard when their favorite show is on? No? Why do you think you’ll fare better?
34. Go back to school. While not the option for everybody, there’s few better ways to learn something new.
35. Take a freelance job if you can. You’ll explore new materials and tasks outside of your everyday experiences.
36. Tackle philosophical questions. Ponder the great questions—what is truth? What is beauty? How can we define these, or should we define them?
37. Tackle ethical questions. Try to ponder both sides of tough issues like abortion—you’ll learn a lot, and stimulate your brain.
38. Read an encyclopedia…for fun, even. This is a great way to stay in touch with the history lessons you may have forgotten.
39. Take on your worst school subject. If math or science vexed you in your youth, go back and tackle them now. You’ll learn a lot, and build confidence in your own capacity to learn.
40. Rearrange your home and office. While you don’t have to go fully Feng Shui, a change of view at home can serve just as well as stepping out of the house for your brain cells.
41. Keep track of the news. While you don’t have to be your dad slumped over the evening paper, the sheer proliferation or TV and Internet news sites makes it easy to watch current events unfold.
42. Read scientific journals whenever possible.
43. Take a different route to work or school, and try to really focus on all of the new sights and sounds.
44. Even when you’re stuck doing the same old boring tasks, try to research (or create) new ways of doing them to keep your mind fresh.
45. Take a break from your deep thoughts for your favorite video game or trashy TV show. This helps you come at old problems from a new direction once you’re done.
46. Listen to political talk radio in your car, particularly for views you disagree with. Think of cogent disagreements to their rhetoric to get your mind grapes going.
47. Search the Internet for answers to your questions. While LOL cats aren’t exactly a brain booster, searching for answers helps fire all of the cylinders in your brain.
48. Sit up straight. Good blood flow follows good posture, and good thoughts follow that.
49. Keep the temperature cool, but not freezing; this helps focus your thoughts.
50. Model a person you wish to emulate; this is a great way to learn new things and become a better person in the bargain.
51. Make use of dead/spare time with audio books. All of a sudden your boring commute has become your morning and evening class sessions.
52. Develop 5 and 10-year plans, and adjust your learning and organization to meet them.
53. Channel the power of positive thinking. Negativity just shuts your neurons down.
54. Visualize your goals—both long-term and short-term.
55. Avoid sensory deprivation—when your brain has only you to keep it company, bad things (visions, voices, etc.) happen.
56. Clear your head by spending a day without any technology. Yes, that means your cell phone, too.
57. Try to recognize things in your peripheral vision—this keeps your mind and your eyes sharp.
58. Try to eat blindfolded, or watch TV with your ears covered. The lack of one sense will force your others to overcompensate.
59. Take a little time to be alone and relax each and every day.
60. Try to experience something new each and every day.

Creative Brain Boosters

61. Try to avoid stress, and never try to solve major problems while you’re stressed out.
62. Try new things—go where you’ve never gone and taste what you’ve never tasted.
63. Read literature, as well. It combines empathy, philosophical and ethical questions, and other matters that keep your brain racing.
64. Explore your creative side—writing, art, and the like—to boost your cognitive side.
65. Take MIT’s free online courses and school your brain into shape.
66. Explore local culture. Forgo another football game for a trip to your local art museum or library.
67. Play an instrument. This stimulates your brain by asking you to think of things in an entirely new way.
68. Having sex is a great way to de-stress and begin concentrating.
69. Take up a new hobby. Learning new rules and meeting new people really stimulates the noggin.
70. Relax. Whether you’re deep in meditation or just feeling mellow, this is a great way to surf your brain waves.
71. Become a teacher, coach, leader, etc. Teaching knowledge to others really helps it stick with you.
72. On a similar note, write as much as you can. Blog, write e-mails, articles, papers, whatever it takes to help knowledge stick with you.
73. Talk to others. There’s no easier way to get a new perspective on an issue than to simply ask for it.
74. Listen to lots of music. This helps stimulate your mind, and serves as a rockin’ de-stressor.
75. Learn a new language. While learning anything is good for your brain, this literally provides an entirely new way of thinking for you.
76. Deliberately read books that normally aren’t to your taste—if you love romance, try a thriller or historical fiction to stimulate the brain.
77. Watch or read something that makes you laugh very hard. You’ll de-stress, release dopamine, and actually be a better thinker for it.
78. Dust off old yearbooks and scrapbooks and embrace the nostalgia of all those old neurons firing.
79. Hang out with people who love to dish about topics you’re unfamiliar with. You’ll learn a lot from them, and be prompted to learn more about the topics on your own.
80. Developing your intuition is one of the best ways to boost your brain.
81. Listening to classical music—particularly Mozart—can help stimulate your brain.
82. Have a copy of famous quotes, and read it regularly. It’s a great way to get a lot of different perspectives.
83. Keep a dream journal, and try to figure out what your mind is showing you.
84. Study ancient rhetoric—you’d be surprised how much it applies to the 21st century.
85. Write summaries of books after you read them—this helps reinforce what you’ve read.
86. Buy art that you don’t like. Analyze it every day, and articulate your issue with it.
87. Work on your vocabulary—the more you can articulate thoughts, the more you’re thinking.
88. Use social networking tools like Facebook to take thought-provoking challenges and engage friends in debates.
89. Try to look at things through your child’s (or at least, a child’s) perspective; this is a great way to re-discover the world.
Fun and Games – All work and no play is, well, no fun
90. Play competitive brain games such as Trivial Pursuit—you’ll have fun and learn at the same time.
91. Play puzzle or logic games such as crosswords on your lunch break or on the way to work to keep your brain in shape.
92. On a related note, play video games to boost your brain; Nintendo has several DS and Wii titles designed for this very purpose.
93. Play a sport. Despite the dumb-jock stereotype, this mixes learning new rules and strategies with an exercise-fueled endorphin release.
94. Sudoku is a fun and easy way to boost your concentration powers.
95. Try to solve anagrams.
96. Though downright stereotypical for braininess, playing chess is a great way to get you thinking several steps ahead.
97. Play with your pet or child. It makes you happy, which—surprise, surprise—makes you a better thinker.
98. Build a model—it requires intimate concentration, which boosts your brain immeasurably.
99. Try yoga—as cheesy as it sounds, it really does relax your body and your mind.
100. Learn how to juggle —eventually, your brain will be as fast and non-stop as what you’re juggling.

Don’t just stop at these 100 tips on making your brain bigger. Try other methods you find to help you remember where you put your keys and return those over due movies.

Courtesy: http://www.mritechnicianschools.org/100-ways-to-make-your-brain-better-faster-and-stronger/

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ANTI-HOMOEOPATHIC POGROM AT UK – THE INSIDE STORY

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on February 27, 2010


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Courtesy: Dr Sreevals G Menon

The renewed and more vigorous attack on the efficacy of homoeopathy as a curative therapy picked up by the media is nothing but a sinister pogrom by the powerful pharmaceutical corporations the world over. The news and the discussion related to it as quoted from those released at UK a few days back, is only based on a latest flare up of events, a part of a few year long series of organized assault against homoeopathy, was very likely triggered, sponsored and funded by a consortium of allopathic pharmaceutical corporations.

The series of events can be traced back to less than a decade. Until then the allopathic and the homoeopathic community including the practitioners and academicians of UK was in close ties for the cause of health care delivery on the private and the NHS frontiers.

If one is keen on finding the genesis of the present tirade, one would find reported in Guardian-online, that The Prince of Wales had ordered a leading independent economist to examine whether the use of complementary therapies could save the NHS money. Homoeopathy was one among the priorities. A draft of the report’s conclusions said ’’economy-wide’’ savings of between £500m and £3.5bn could be achieved by offering spinal manipulation therapies, such as chiropractic therapy, as a standard NHS option for back pain, according to the Times. The report also claims up to £480m could be cut from the prescription drugs bill if 10% of GP’s offered homoeopathy as an alternative to standard drugs, according to the paper. The report was instantly reacted to by the pharmaceutical industry wherein they criticized the Prince. It was reported in www.scotsman.com

The news and a few others from the royal family favorable for Homoeopathy, pressed the ‘panic button’ for the pharmaceutical manufacturers and as a sequel Lancet, a leading allopathic journal suddenly come up with an article urging to give up homoeopathy and stating it as medicines which has no drug content and that the outcome as a mere  ‘placebo effect’. The interesting observation is that Lancet is known to have always upheld the homoeopathic possibilities, treatment and clinical observations with articles in its previous editions, from its very inception. However, Lancet did succeed in confusing its readers with this one.

For its article, Lancet is known to have conducted drug trials in Homoeopathy. But this time the modes of study and the methods used were purely those used for the study of allopathic medicines, well connected to the quantitative aspect of the drug with respect to the clinical diagnosis. The study proves that Homoeopathic medicines are insignificant and carry only a placebo effect. Prominent U.S. scientists strongly rejected findings on homeopathic medicine to be published in the August 27, 2005 edition of the Lancet. They found that they have successfully applied a methodological approach to the articles they reviewed that is highly suitable for drawing conclusions about conventional medicine but is incomplete in evaluating homeopathic medicine. They did not include criteria that would apply to high quality homeopathic research reflecting the nature of homeopathic practice.

Furthermore, a single remedy selection for a given conventionally-diagnosed condition is not homoeopathy, yet there are numerous conventionally-judged high quality studies that were so designed. The analogy would be to test the effects of penicillin for all patients with symptoms of an apparent infection. The quality of the studies would otherwise be excellent in design. However, penicillin will not work for patients with viral infections or bacterial infections resistant to its effects or for persons with fevers from other non-infectious causes – and it thus might show benefit only for a subset of patients with symptoms of infections, i.e., the ones with true penicillin-sensitive infections. How would penicillin fare in a meta-analysis of studies designed to ignore the intrinsic nature of penicillin in benefiting patients, as observed by Dr Iris Bell MD, PhD.

Well aware about the different philosophical structure of Homoeopathy, this study was more than deliberate as anyone who know homoeopathy and its phil. background close knows that the composite symptom structure, the totality, the miasm and the individualizing elements with respect to the patient and the drug-picture are those based on the selection of medicines and not merely the clinical diagnosis or the pathology though they give clues helping prescription. One could compare this to attempting to read a French book in English, considering the fact that the alphabets used are the same !!.

The lancet has also challenged the plausibility of homeopathic effects given that homeopathic remedies are often administered in dilutions in excess of Avogadro’s number. Dr. Rustum Roy, Ph.D., a distinguished material scientist from Penn State University commented that the chemistry argument made in this study and by conventional medicine in general is false science. “The underpinning of the editorial content of the Lancet as it relates to homeopathy relies on a quaint old idea from the nineteenth century that the only way that the property of water can be affected or changed is by incorporating foreign molecules. This is the Avogadro-limit high-school level chemistry argument. To a materials scientist this notion is absurd; since the fundamental paradigm of materials-science is that the structure-property relationship is the basic determinant of everything. It is a fact that the structure of water and therefore the informational content of water can be altered in infinite ways”.

There has been an allegation on the present development in UK which decides to stop funding the NHS based facilities listening to the remarks by lancet and the observations by those less into detailed exposure into Homoeopathic pharmacology and philosophical background. This is when there is a dire need of funding for the right research for trying to find how the homoeopathic medicines works at the nano-molecular levels with the use of the latest available technology and scientific development.

Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence. There is every possibility that answer lies somewhere in the new sciences like Quantum Physics and Material-Sciences; both of them are in their infancy and man has got a lot of learning to do. One can hope that the advanced technology in nano-medicine could also help unfold the mystery in the successful action of homoeopathic remedies well satisfying the scientific Community worldwide.

With time, the lancet impact did fade away. But those that have come up off late are more vigorous, renewed and more organized assaults and well focused on the Homoeopathy ‘wash away’. The prolonged waiting times for homoeopathic consultation at NHS when compared to those of allopathic specialties, and the ever increasing popularity as the fastest growing alternative medicine around the world has had a catalytic impact on this fresh attacks on Homoeopathy. Homoeopathy has had an impact on the per-capita health expenditure at the many pro-homoeopathic countries where it is well evolved, like in India, Belgium etc. In India we have a well evolved department of Homoeopathy under a cabinet minister with extensive reach out of national rural health mission as peripheral homoeopathic clinics. This is apart from the hundreds of academic institutions attached to hospitals under govt and private sector and the clinics by local state governments which in few states is present in almost every panchayat, for eg. Kerala.  In India, the private health care in Homoeopathy is also well evolved, with strong presence of Dr Batras positive health clinics & Bakson’s clinics across the nation & Aditya Institute of Homoeopathic Medical Sciences [AIHMS HOMOEOPATHY ltd] in south India, currently spreading into middle east and south east asia. This is apart from the thousands of independent clinics and hospitals in private sector across the nation.

Dr Sreevals G Menon

National Mass media Officer

Indian Homoeopathic Medical Association

IHMA www.ihma.in

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AUTISM & HOMEOPATHY

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on February 25, 2010


AUTISM & HOMOEOPATHY

(By Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad,BHMS)

*Director, LIFECARE Advanced Homoeopathy,Aligarh,INDIA

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AUTISM:-

Autism is a severe developmental disorder that begins at birth or within the first two-and-a-half years of life. Most autistic children are perfectly normal in appearance, but spend their time engaged in puzzling and disturbing behaviors which are markedly different from those of typical children. Less severe cases may be diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) or with Asperger’s Syndrome (these children typically have normal speech, but they have many "autistic" social and behavioral problems.

Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize; how this occurs is not well understood.

Autism has a strong genetic basis, although the genetics of autism are complex and it is unclear whether Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) is explained more by rare mutations, or by rare combinations of common genetic variants.In rare cases, autism is strongly associated with agents that cause birth defects.

The prevalence of autism is about 1–2 per 1,000 people; the prevalence of ASD is about 6 per 1,000, with about four times as many males as females.The signs usually develop gradually, but some autistic children first develop more normally and then regress. Although early behavioral or cognitive intervention can help autistic children gain self-care, social, and communication skills, there is no known cure.Not many children with autism live independently after reaching adulthood, though some become successful.

It is distinguished not by a single symptom, but by a characteristic triad of symptoms: impairments in social interaction; impairments in communication; and restricted interests and repetitive behavior. Other aspects, such as atypical eating, are also common.

Contrary to common beliefs, autistic children do not prefer being alone. Making and maintaining friendships often proves to be difficult for those with autism. For them, the quality of friendships, not the number of friends, predicts how lonely they feel. Functional friendships, such as those resulting in invitations to parties, may affect the quality of life more deeply.The limited data suggest that, in children with mental retardation, autism is associated with aggression, destruction of property, and tantrums.

Autistic individuals may have symptoms that are independent of the diagnosis, but that can affect the individual or the family.An estimated 0.5% to 10% of individuals with ASD show unusual abilities, ranging from splinter skills such as the memorization of trivia to the extraordinarily rare talents of prodigious autistic savants.Many individuals with ASD show superior skills in perception and attention, relative to the general population.Sensory abnormalities are found in over 90% of those with autism, and are considered core features by some,although there is no good evidence that sensory symptoms differentiate autism from other developmental disorders.

Autism is one of the five pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), which are characterized by widespread abnormalities of social interactions and communication, and severely restricted interests and highly repetitive behavior.These symptoms do not imply sickness, fragility, or emotional disturbance.

Related Disorders

  • Angelman Syndrome
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Williams Syndrome

DIAGNOSIS:-

Diagnosis is based on behavior, not cause or mechanism.Autism is defined in the DSM-IV-TR as exhibiting at least six symptoms total, including at least two symptoms of qualitative impairment in social interaction, at least one symptom of qualitative impairment in communication, and at least one symptom of restricted and repetitive behavior. Sample symptoms include lack of social or emotional reciprocity, stereotyped and repetitive use of language or idiosyncratic language, and persistent preoccupation with parts of objects. Onset must be prior to age three years, with delays or abnormal functioning in either social interaction, language as used in social communication, or symbolic or imaginative play. The disturbance must not be better accounted for by Rett syndrome or childhood disintegrative disorder.

PROGNOSIS:-

No cure is known.Children recover occasionally, so that they lose their diagnosis of ASD; this occurs sometimes after intensive treatment and sometimes not. It is not known how often recovery happens; reported rates in unselected samples of children with ASD have ranged from 3% to 25%.A few autistic children have acquired speech at age 5 or older. Most children with autism lack social support, meaningful relationships, future employment opportunities or self-determination.

HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT:-

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed by symptoms rather than conditions, as each case of a particular illness can manifest differently in different people.

As per Murphy Repertory

Autistic, Children :Cannabis Indica, Carcinosin, Natrum Mur, Opium, Thuja

Except these there are a lot of drugs which can be chosen if selected as per the Similimum of the particular case.

KEY POINTS:-

  • We can definitely help & assist such autistic children.
  • Detailed history from Birth is required.
  • Differentiate closely related medicines & a thorough observation is needed to reach upto any medicine.
  • Medicine should not be changed too frequently.
  • Use Miasmatic drugs to break the hindrance if favorable response is not there.
  • Give the medicines till the patient is better.
  • Get the patient evaluated by a Psychiatrist and Psychologists.

THE END

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Homoeopathy & Cancer Treatment

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on February 22, 2010


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Courtesy:- http://http://www.cancerdecisions.com/content/view/414/2/lang,english/

Sunday, 21 February 2010

A landmark paper on homeopathy and cancer has appeared in the February 2010 issue of the International Journal of Oncology. Scientists at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDA), led by Moshe Frenkel, MD, have confirmed the ability of four homeopathic remedies to induce apoptosis (programmed cell death) in breast cancer cell lines in the laboratory. The scientists in question were from the Integrative Medicine Program, the Department of Molecular Pathology, and the Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology of MDA. Their two Indian collaborators were from the Banerji Homeopathic Research Foundation, Kolkata, India, where these same remedies are employed clinically with apparent success. The four ultra-dilute remedies in question were Carcinosin, Phytolacca, Conium and Thuja.

"The remedies exerted preferential cytotoxic effects against the two breast cancer cell lines, causing cell cycle delay/arrest and apoptosis" the authors wrote.

It was particularly interesting that the cell-killing effects of two of the remedies investigated in this study, Carcinosin and Phytolacca, appeared similar to the activity of paclitaxel (Taxol), the most commonly used chemotherapeutic drug for breast cancer, when it was tested in the same two adenocarcinoma cell lines investigated in this study.

Phytolacca is better known as pokeweed root, which grows as a towering weed in the US and elsewhere. Conium maculatum is poison hemlock, while Thuja occidentalis comes from the Eastern Arborvitae tree. Carcinosin is the only non-botanical in the group. It is made from a highly diluted extract of breast cancer tissue. These are typically used at the Banerjis’ clinic in India to treat breast cancer. The use of poisonous plants to treat cancer, while unusual, is not necessarily controversial. Madagascar periwinkle, for instance, yields the familiar vinca alkaloids–vincristine and vinblastine. The aforementioned paclitaxel (Taxol) is derived from the bark of the Pacific Yew tree.

Even the use of a cancer tissue extract might be explained in immunological terms. No, what makes these remedies highly unusual is the degree to which they have been diluted. These are given in the Frenkel article as follows: Carcinosin, 30C; Conium maculatum, 3C; Phytolacca decandra, 200C and Thuja occidentalis, 30C.

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Homeopathic Individualized Q-potencies versus Fluoxetine for Moderate to Severe Depression: Double-blind, Randomized Non-inferiority Trial

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on February 22, 2010


U. C. Adler, N. M. P. Paiva, A. T. Cesar, M. S. Adler, A. Molina, A. E. Padula and H. M. Calil

Faculdade de Medicina de Jundiaí, Homeopathy Graduation Programme, Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

 

ABSTRACT:

Homeopathy is a complementary and integrative medicine used in depression, The aim of this study is to investigate the non-inferiority and tolerability of individualized homeopathic medicines [Quinquagintamillesmial (Q-potencies)] in acute depression, using fluoxetine as active control. Ninety-one outpatients with moderate to severe depression were assigned to receive an individualized homeopathic medicine or fluoxetine 20 mg day–1 (up to 40 mg day–1) in a prospective, randomized, double-blind double-dummy 8-week, single-center trial. Primary efficacy measure was the analysis of the mean change in the Montgomery & Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) depression scores, using a non-inferiority test with margin of 1.45. Secondary efficacy outcomes were response and remission rates. Tolerability was assessed with the side effect rating scale of the Scandinavian Society of Psychopharmacology. Mean MADRS scores differences were not significant at the 4th (P = 0.654) and 8th weeks (P = 0.965) of treatment. Non-inferiority of homeopathy was indicated because the upper limit of the confidence interval (CI) for mean difference in MADRS change was less than the non-inferiority margin: mean differences (homeopathy–fluoxetine) were –3.04 (95% CI –6.95, 0.86) and –2.4 (95% CI –6.05, 0.77) at 4th and 8th week, respectively. There were no significant differences between the percentages of response or remission rates in both groups. Tolerability: there were no significant differences between the side effects rates, although a higher percentage of patients treated with fluoxetine reported troublesome side effects and there was a trend toward greater treatment interruption for adverse effects in the fluoxetine group. This study illustrates the feasibility of randomized controlled double-blind trials of homeopathy in depression and indicates the non-inferiority of individualized homeopathic Q-potencies as compared to fluoxetine in acute treatment of outpatients with moderate to severe depression.

…..For full Article  READ

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Response of George Vithoulkas to 10.23 anti-homeopathy campaign (23.1.2010)

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on February 21, 2010


The end of sceptics ?
The Sceptics lost a battle before it has even started. Trying to ridicule homeopathy they ridiculed themselves.
Homeopaths for years have claimed that a homeopathic remedy highly diluted (beyond the Avogadro number) will never act unless the symptoms of the patient fit the symptoms that the remedy has produced in the healthy.
The homeopathic doctor has to be trained well and then devote a lot of his time in searching in a huge homeopathic pharmacopoea (called Materia Medica) in order to find the correct remedy that fits the symptoms of the patient. All other remedies will be ineffective.
In the same way that an infinitesimal amount of an allergen will affect only those who are very sensitive to it.
Homeopaths have always claimed that even a child can swallow a whole bottle of a remedy by accident and not be affected !
Why then they have programmed such a foolish move ?
Only God knows, to whom also they do not believe !
What may happen with the sceptics who will swallow all these remedies ? Maybe by accident in one of them the remedy will fit and then he will find out the next day that his…chronic constipation is gone !
The remedy I suggest for them to swallow is Alumina 200. Good luck.

George Vithoulkas
Alternative Nobel Prize, 1996

Prof. University of the Aegean, Greece
Prof. Kiev Medical Academy
Hon. Professor Moscow Medical Academy (Department Restorative Medicine)
Collaborating Professor Basque Medical University

Website: www.vithoulkas.com
www.syros.aegean.gr/homeopathy

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Breast Cancer: Homeopathic Remedies Effective and Non-toxic

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on February 15, 2010


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A recent study just published in the International Journal of Oncology reveals that homeopathic remedies have a similar action to chemotherapy but none of their toxicity.

Dr Moshe Frenkel, the lead researcher for this study said, "We felt that homeopathy needed to be tested in the same way that we test new chemotherapeutic drugs. We were quite impressed to find that homeopathic remedies have similar effects to chemotherapy on breast cancer cells but without affecting normal cells, a very exciting finding."  

The homeopathic remedies tested included: Carcinosin; Conium maculatum; Phytolacca decandra; and Thuja occidentalis.

The researchers concluded, "the ultra-diluted natural homeopathic remedies investigated in this study offer the promise of being effective preventive and/or therapeutic agents for breast cancer and worthy of further study."

Courtesy :- http://homeopathyplus.com.au/hplus/research/breast-cancer-homeopathic-remedies-effective-and-non-toxic.html

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HOMOEOPATHIC SOFTWARES

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on January 5, 2010


1. RADAR –

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For more than 20 years RADAR helps homeopaths all over the world with their daily practice. RADAR is an easy to use and powerful tool at the same time – special modules add functionality for a variety of homeopathic techniques.

Radar 10 offers a great leap forward by giving easier access to more information than ever. It comes with the “Synthesis Treasure Edition“. Here are the features of this new Radar version:

  • The Concepts Finder
    Translate the language of your patient into the language of the Repertory. Use the Concepts Finder to add symptoms to your repertorization.
  • Radar Free Notes
    Download the latest seminar notes, videos, … Upload your personal notes to exchange with other homeopaths.
  • Live Update
    Automaticaclly upgrades you, free of chanrge, to Radar program updates, Synthesis Update Logfiles, Free Notes, etc.
  • Improved Multimedia
    200 new remedy pictures and 205 new sound clips. Visualize more remedies than ever before, listen to masters in homeopathy.
  • Improved families functions
    Limit your analysis by selecting from different family groups or create your own groups.
  • Luc De Schepper module

    Select the most important symptoms of your patient into the pyramid of Dr. Luc and differentiate remedies on the basis of the core delusion.

  • Ewald Stöteler module
    Offers a new method for homoeopathic analysis and practice, using Hahnemann’s classification of diseases.
  • Two miasmatic approaches
    The miasmatic analysis following Dr. Giampietro (Argentina) can be used with Radar 10 and Synthesis 9.2. Also, Sankaran’s miasmatic database has been updated for optimal use within Radar 10.
  • Two new clinical files
    Radar 10 links to KENBO and to HomeoPlus, 2 clinical practice management files.
  • Other miscellaneous improvements
    Right mouse click on any remedy abbreviation in the repertory screen, now offers a choice of shortcuts, etc.

Click HERE to download the DEMO Version of RADAR.

2- MAC REPERTORY SOFTWARE:

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Since 1986, Kent Homeopathic Associates has been at the leading edge of homeopathic theory and technology.  MacRepertory and ReferenceWorks, have transformed the way homeopathy is practiced around the world. Nearly all of the world’s great teachers prefer our software, and many of them serve on our design team.

MacRepertory is one of  the most important repertorization tool. It makes it easy to quickly select rubrics and analyze a case, check the materia medica and to feel confident about your prescription.

ReferenceWorks is a rich analysis system based on a huge library of more than 800 volumes of materia medica, provings, journals and more.

To the free demo DVD , send a request to http://www.kenthomeopathic.com/trial-dvd.html

 

3. MERCURIUS:

Mercurius

Mercurius is a modern repertorization and materia medica software for homeopathic practitioners, providing you the highest quality information on which you can base your prescriptions.
To date, Mercurius has users in 70 countries.
Download a FREE demo version of Mercurius homeopathic software and give it a try.


Mercurius demo (US server)

Mercurius demo (European server)

Why exactly Mercurius stands out of the crowd:

3. HOMPATH :

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The Classic version 8.0 is chiefly a product for the practicing classical Homoeopath. It contains more than 300 books covering a wide range of Homoeopathic subjects spread across 1  lakh pages ( 100000 pages ) . It has an easy and user-friendly interface.  Key features of Classic 8.0 include ‘Quik Repertorisation’,  ‘Intelligent Search’,’Advanced search options’,  ‘Confirmation of symptom’ ,’Quick Search’, ‘Creation of Custom repertories’ ,‘Group symptoms’ and many more.

DOWNLOAD FREE DEMO OF CLASSIC 8

Features :

  • Quik Rep
    A speedy Repertorisation  module. View simultaneous Repertorisation table,  apply Symptom  options , Remedy options and Repertorisation strategies from the same screen.
  • Intelligent Search
    Rubric hunting and Recording made simple and easy. Simplified meanings of complex words provided through ‘Word Meanings’. Improves your knowledge of rubrics, helps you to consider symptoms which you would have otherwise missed through:
    – Cross references
    – Themes
    – Similar words
    – Synonyms
  • Advanced search options
    Normal, Essential and Vital words to improve your search criteria, ensuring accurate and complete results .
    Inclusion of – American / British English, Singular / Plural words  in search results thereby not missing out on any results.
  • Confirmation of symptom
    Confirm the authenticity of symptom and its remedy (ies) of a repertory from the basic materia medica source books. Understand the context of the symptom and how exactly it has been manifested in the source books.
  • Quick Search
    This feature enables the user for a Quick View / Search / and Record of a rubric by accessing specific chapters and rubrics directly .
  • Create Customised Repertory like  ‘User repertory’ which provides a faster and easier access to all the symptoms commonly observed by the user in his practice, ‘Combined symptom Repertory’ where you can combine two or more symptoms to save it as a combined symptom repertory, and ‘Materia Medica Repertory’ which allows you to create a repertory from the materia  medica symptoms. 
  • Group symptoms
    Analyse symptoms based on Groups.Learn more about remedies by creating ‘group symptoms’ of specific groups Make statistical remedy and symptom analysis a feature significant to researchers.
  • Symptom(s) forwarding
    Forward symptoms from previous cases to new or current cases, thereby saving time on re-repertorisation.
  • Rubrics Related
    Thousands of Cross-references, Themes, Synonyms, Similar words, and Word meaning  for rubrics. Accessible from all the modules wherever the rubrics are present .
  • Remedy Related
    Keynotes, Basic Materia Medicae, Drug property and  Drug relations accessible from all the modules wherever the remedies are available.
  • Interlinked feature
    All modules are interlinked intelligently making it possible to jump from one module to
    another without having to close any module.
  • New Modules
    ‘Links Tresorie’ and  ‘Hompath Assist’ available with Classic 8.

Classic has a comprehensive Repertory and Materia Medica search which is intelligent, fast and provides in-depth insight and knowledge of rubric occurrences and  remedy portraits.  Repertories include basic repertories like ‘Kent’, ‘Boericke’ etc. , also  ‘5000′ pages of ‘Gentry’s Concordances’ and ‘Phatak’s’ repertory all of which  helps finding the true similium very easy. There are intelligent and practical repertorisation strategies some of which include Expert analysis based on rules laid down by Masters of Homoeopathy – Kent, Boenninghausen and Boger, Kingdom analysis by Animal, Mineral and Plant kingdoms, etc.

4. HOMOEOPATHY PRO :

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Homeopathy Pro is a professional computer program for those who practice classical homeopathy. It combines the advantages of time-proved case taking methods with advanced features of up-to-the-minute software. Take case notes in a friendly, convenient environment
enjoy most natural repertory search
get correct results from Repertories by recognized authors
read Мateria Medica to feel confident about your prescription. All this will help save your time and preserve quality of your work.

However I feel the limitations of this software as it’s limited to kent & Bonneinghausen’s repertory only. But for the newcomers in homeopathy it may be helpful.

To download the free trial version , click HERE .

5. ATMA HOMOEOPATHY SOFTWARE :

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AtamA is an entry level homeopathy software from ‘Anahata Software’. It is a standard repertorisation software with limited features. Some of these features are:

  • Basic repertorisation using Kent’s abridged repertory with about 10,000 symptoms.

  • The numerical and totality based results are given with the facility to weigh the symptoms.

  • The materia medica given for reference is Boericke’s abridged materia medica with 100 medicines.

  • Hahnemann’s Organon of Medicine is provided as a reference book for philosophy.

AtamA leaves a lots to be desired even as an entry level software. With so many cheap entry level softwares available with lot’s of features, using abridged versions of books is not a good idea. Even Kent’s repertorie’s 6th edition had more than 60,000 rubrics. And now a days when people are going in for new repertories like Synthesis, Combined, Complete, and Murphy’s Repertory with many more rubrics, the abridged version of Kent becomes a limitation.

The same goes for Boericke’s materia medica. The full version has more than 700 medicines and even these do not cover all the new remedies in vogue. So a software with 100 medicines to refer may be useful for students but not for a practicing homeopath.

To download the demo & for more details and recent changes visit the Anahata website.

Courtesy:- www.drprabhattandon.wordpress.com

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Amelioration of Carcinogen-Induced Toxicity in Mice by Administration of a Potentized Homeopathic Drug, Natrum Sulphuricum 200

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on December 4, 2009


Source : http://ecam.oxfordjournals.org/

Nandini Bhattacharjee, Surajit Pathak and Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh

Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani-741235, India

To examine if a potentized homeopathic drug, Natrum Sulphuricum 200 (Nat Sulph-200) has protective potentials against hepatocarcinogenesis, liver tumors were induced in mice through chronic feeding of P-dimethylaminoazobenzene (p-DAB; initiator of hepatocarcinogenesis) and phenobarbital (PB; promoter). Mice were divided into five sub-groups: fed normal low protein diet (Gr. I, normal control); fed normal low protein plus alcohol-200 (vehicle of the homeopathic remedy) (Gr. II); fed diet mixed with 0.06% p-DAB plus 0.05% PB (Gr. III); fed diet and carcinogens like Gr.III, plus alcohol 200 (positive control for drug fed mice) (Gr. IV) and fed diet and carcinogens like Gr. III, plus Natrum Sulphuiricum-200 (Gr. V; drug fed). Mice were sacrificed at day 7, 15, 30, 60, 90 and day 120 for study of cytogenetical endpoints like chromosome aberrations (CA), micronuclei (MN), mitotic index (MI) and sperm head anomaly (SHA) and biochemical toxicity parameters like aspartate amino transferase (AST), alanine amino transferase (ALT), acid (AcP) and alkaline (AlkP) phosphatases, lipid peroxidation (LPO) and reduced glutathione (GSH) content. Less number of liver tumors were observed in Gr. V (drug fed) mice. Administration of Nat Sulph 200 reduced genomic damage, activities of AcP, AlkP, AST, ALT, LPO and increased GSH content. Therefore, independent replication of the study by others is encouraged.

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Homeopathic treatment for the Flu

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on November 3, 2009


John Benneth explains the Homeopathic treatment for the Flu

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John Beneath is back again . This time he explains what homeopathic medicines are for H1N1 or seasonal flu . For scientific validation, in physics using modern instrumentation, in vitro using biochemistry, in vivo using zoological and botanical, go tohttp://scienceofhomeopathy.com watch the argument against homeopathy fall to pieces.
To read the studies referenced in this video, click on the following links:
In vitro evaluation of the antiviral effects of the homeopathic preparation Gripp-Heel on selected respiratory viruses.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18066110?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum
Antiviral activity of Engystol: an in vitro analysis.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16296918?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.Pubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=1&log$=relatedarticles&l..

 

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A Vastly Incomplete List of Scientific Research Behind Homeopathy

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on October 3, 2009


A Vastly Incomplete List of Scientific Research Behind Homeopathy

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  1. 1902 P.Jousset investigated the effects of silver nitrate up to 25c on mycelium. He found significant results in their weights, finding that the silver nitrate stunted growth. (reported by Gabriel Bertrand) “The Extraordinary Sensitiveness of Aspergillus Niger to Manganese.” Comptes Rendus Academie des Science; 154, 616, 1912
  2. 1906 Boericke and Tafel made an unusual observation of the emanations from a high dilute of radium bromide (30c), to photograph a picture of the outline of a key. (Tafel’s Jottings, 1906.)
  3. 1928 JUNKER, Hermann The Effect of Extreme DIlutions on Microorganisms Phluger’s Archiv fur die Gesamte Physiologie, 219, pp 647-672, 1928
  4. 1923 Lilli Kolisko, Physical and Physiological Demonastration of the Effect of the Smallest Entities. Der Kommende Tag, A-G Verlag, Stuttgart, 1923 pp. 1-10 .
  5. 1923 N.P. Krawkow- Demonstrated 15c histamine increased the blood flow in isolated rabbit ears 25% and using 12c microdoses of adrenaline, strychnine, histamine and quinine was able to affect the change of pigmentation in the isolated skins of frogs. Controls were used. “Beyond the Boundary of Sensibility of Living Protoplasm” Zeitschrift fur die Gesamte Experimntalle Medizin, 34 pp.279-306
  6. 1925 G. Stearns & M. Stark reported the action of microdilutes on fruit fly tumors. In this fascinating study we see that microdilutes actually altered the genetics of their subjects. A genetically determined tendency to tumor formation ceased to exist after the administration of a microdilution of the tumor itself (isopathy). Controls were used. Other microdilutes were used to no effect. “Experiments with Homeopathic Potentized Substances Given to Dropsophilia Melanogaster with Hereditary Tumors”, The Homeopathic Recorder, 40.
  7. 1925 G. Stearns tested microdilutions of salt on guinea pigs and demonstrated adverse affects from 30c to 1000c sodium chloride. He noted loss of appetite, aversion for bread, loss of weight, their young poorly nourished and scrawny, less active, indifferent, hair less glossy, rough, untidy, eyes watery, lack luster. And homeopaths brag that their “remedies” (which are actually legal drugs) can do no harm! There were 16 female control animals, and they all became pregnant, whereas only 31% of the 48 female experimental animals became pregnant. At the end of five months over half, 55% of the experimental animals were dead compared to only 35% of the control animals “Experimental Data on One of the Fundamental Claims in Homeopathy”, The Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy, 18.
  8. 1927 Karl Konig used microdilutes to experiment on frogs and fungi. He discovered that by using dilutions of of lead and silver nitrate ranging from 1 to 15c he could cause a premature metamorphosis in Rana fusca (common frog tadpoles) or kill them or the fungus in the water. Once again here we see that homeopathic drugs can have negative organic affects. Controls were used and the sinusoidal curve that we see in many experiments of diverse measures is first noted here. “On the Effect of Extremely Diluted (”Homeopathic”) Metal Salt Solutions on the Development and Growth of Tadpoles. Zeitschrift fur die Gesamte Experimentalle Medizin, 34, pp. 279-306
  9. 1929 Vladimir Vondracek repeated Konig’s work, and instead of lead and silver nitrate used gold chloride and a different species of frog. At 12c he also reported a significant increase in the mortality of tadpoles, and also obtained a repetition of the sinusoidal curve. “The Mortality of Tadpoles in Ultra Solutions” Zeitschrift fur die Gesamte Experimentelle Medizin. 66 pp. 533-538
  10. 1930 Persson, WM enzymes, The Principles of Catalysis in Biochemistry and Homeopathy, J Am. Inst. Hom. 23, pp 1055-1089
  11. 1932 George Russell Henshaw discovered a method for influencing serum flocculation in rabbits. Using Bryonia alba and Baptista tinctoria he showed a reaction in some of his subjects ”A New Method of Determining the Indicated Remedy by a Flocculation Test of the Serum The Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy, 25
  12. 1932 Joseph Roy The Experimental Justification of the Homeopathic Dilution, Le Bulletin Medical, 46, pp. 528-531, 1932
  13. 1936 Boyd, Research on Low Potencies of Homeopathy, London, Heinemann
  14. 1936 Boyd, Research on Low Potencies of Homeopathy,London, Heinemann
  15. 1938 Pierre Narodetzki, On the Establishment of a Technique for Studying Homeopathic Doses. Thesis. University of Paris, 1938
  16. 1938 Perrson, WM enzymes, Effeats of Very Small Amounts of Medicamentws and Chemicals on Urease, Diastase and Trypsin, Archives Internatales de Pharmodynamie et de Therapie, 46, pp. 249-267
  17. 1941 PATTERSON & BOYD Potency Action – – A Preliminary Study of the Alteration of the Schick Test by a Homeopathic Potency, The British Homeopathic Journal 31, pp. 301-309
  18. 1941 Boyd, W.E. The action of microdoses of mercuric chloride on diastase Br. Hom J 31:1-28
  19. 1941 Heintz used UV spectra conductivity to make measurements and IR analysis of high dilutes. Physikalische Wirkungen hochverdunnter potenzierter Substanzen Naturwissenchaften 29:713-25
  20. 1942 Boyd, W.E. The application of a new biologic heart rate recorder to the study of the action on the frog ehart of small doses of Crataegus, DIgitalis, Strophanthus gratus and of traces doses of Strophanthus sarmentosus Br. Hom J 43:11-23
  21. 1946 Boyd, W.E. “An investigation regarding the aciton on diastase of microdoses of mercuric chloride when prepared with and without mechanical shock” Br. Hom J 36:214-23 22.
  22. 1951 J. Jarricot showed that veratrine sulfate 30c could decrease muscle contraction in frogs, and that Iberis amara in dilutions of 18c to 118c could slow the heart beat of turtles. The work appeared to be well controlled. “The Infinitessimals of Homeopathic Physicians Editions des Laboratoires P.H.R,.Lyon
  23. 1952 Gay-Boiron , galvonmeter, A Study of the Physics of Dynamization, Edition des Laboratories P.H.R., Lyon France.
  24. 1953 Gay/Boiron, galvonometer, ) A Physical Demonstration of the Real Existence of the Homeopathic Remedy, Edition des Laboratories P.H.R., Lyon France
  25. 1954 Boyd, W.E. enzymes, “Biochemical and biological evidence of the activity of high potencies” British Homeopathic Journal 44:6-44 . In the1930’s Perrson had claimed homeopathic Mercuric Chloride could effect enzymatic process. Boyd followed up under more controlled conditions. Commissioned two research scholars to design the study. Extensive testing and methodology. Merc. Chloride 32C. 500 comparisons between controls and tests.
  26. 1964 Heintz, polarography, Les “maximums” del la Polarographie et la force electromotrice de mouvement C.R. Seances Academy Sience 1962
  27. 1966 Smith & Boericke, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Modern instrumentaion for the evaluation of homeopathic drug structure, Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy
  28. 1966 Brucato & Stephenson, 50 KV Alternating Current Dielectric Tester, Dielectric strength testing of homeopathic dilutions of HgCl2, Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy
  29. 1968 Smith & Boericke, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Changes caused by succussion on N.M.R. patterns and bioassay of bradykinin triacetate (BKTA) succussion and dilutions, J Am Inst Hom 1968: 61 197-212
  30. 1972 Heintz, electronic measures, La mesure de l’action de dilutions successives a l’aide, Ann Hom Fr 14:275-84
  31. 1975 Young, Nuclear magnetic resonance studies of succussed solutions J Am Inst Hom 68:8-16
  32. 1975 Luu-D-Vinh, Raman-Laser spectroscopy, Etude des dilutions homeopathiques par effet Raman -Laser
  33. 1977 NOIRET and CLAUDE, Enterobacter cloacae, Lysteria monocytogenes, Streptoccocus bovis, Activitie des diverse dilutions homeopathiques de Cuprum sulfuricum sur quelques souches microbiennes, Ann Hom Fr 19:91-109
  34. 1979 Kumar and Jussal, surface tension measurements, A hypothesis on the nature of homeopathic potencies, Br Homeopathic Journal 68: 197-204
  35. 1980 Boiron & Luu-D-Vinh, Raman Laser spectroscopy, Etude de l’actionde la chaleur sur les dilutions hahnemanniennes par spectrometrie raman. Ann Hom Fr 22 (2):113-18
  36. 1982 Jussal, Meera, Dua, & Mishra, measured capacitance, resistance and dielectric dispersion, H-ion concentrations, electrode pontetials using an LCR bridge, time domain reflectance spectroscopy, digital pH meter, and nonpolarising electrodes. Physical effects on the suspending medium by compounds asymptotically infinite dilutions, Hahnemannian Gleanings, 3: 114-120
  37. 1983 Jussal, Meera, & Dua Dielectric dispersion of weak alcoholic solutions of some drugs at high frequencies using Time Domain Spectroscopy Hahnemannian Gleanings, 8: 358-36638.
  38. 1983 Jenkins & Jones yeast and wheat seedlings, Comparison of wheat and yeast as in vitro models for investigating homeopathic medicines. British Homeopathic Journal, 72, 3: 143-14739. 1983 Sacks, A.D. nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy of homeopathic remedies J. Holist. Med. 5, 2: 172-177
  39. 1988 De Guidice, E. Preparata, G. Vitello, G. Water as a free electric dipole laser Phys. Rev. Lett. 61: 1085-1088
  40. 1988 Davenas, E., F. Beauvais, J. Arnara, M. Oberbaum, B. Robinzon, A. Miadonna, A. Tedeschi, B. Pomeranz, P. Fortner, P. Belon, J. Sainte-Laudy, B. Poitevin & J. Benveniste (198 “Human basophil degranulation triggered by very dilute antiserum against IgE”, Nature, 333(6176):816-18. 42. 1990 Weingartner, O. Nuclear magnetic resonance NMR features that relate to homeopathic Sulfur potencies Berlin, J. Res. Hom. 1,1:61-68
  41. 1992 Demangeat, L., Demangeat, C., Gries, P.,Poitevin, B.,Constanstinesco,A. Nuclear magnetic resonance. In this study vortexed potencies of Silicea in a concentration of 1.66X 10-5 to 1.66x 10-29 moll Silicea in 0.9% NaCl were investigate by means of NMR. Special attention was to the relaxation times T1 and T2 of the hydrogen protons Modifications des temps de relaxation RMN a 4 MHz des protons du solvant dans les tres hatures dilutions salines de silice/lactose.
  42. 1994 Shui-Yin Lo, photo microscopy, (see pictures of Ice Electric, or “homeopathic” crystals below) In this unusual and controversial experiment, the Lo team, according to Dana Ullman, used an still yet unknown technique to actually photograph hydrogen bonding in water, revealing the suggestion that homeopathic drugs are a type of liquid crystal ”Anomalous State of Ice,” Modern Physics Letters B, 10,19(1996):909-919. See also, “Physical Properties of Water with IE Structures,” Modern Physics Letters B, 10, 19(1996) : 921-930.
  43. 1996 Conte, Berliocchi, Lasgne and Vernot, nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared, beta scintillation, In this amazing little book this interdisciplinary French team presents the first nuclear theory for homeopathic drugs. According to the authors when matters disappears by dilution and is potentized by succussion, it leaves the opposite of the well known super dense black hole, what the authors call a WHITE HOLE and discuss a new atomic particle, the HYPERPROTON. This investigation they believe reveals the first model for the drive of animated matter. In this report they evidence the emission of Beta radiation from homeopathic drugs. Theory of High Dilutions, Polytechnica, Paris
  44. 1997 VAN WIJK and WIEGANT, Using a step down arsenite treatment with 100M or 300M arsenite followed by an incubation of rat liver cells with lower concentrations of 1-10M dilutions, cells were shown to exhibit increased sensitivities to low concentrations of sodium arsenite. There was an additional increase in the synthesis of protector proteins when low concentrations of arsenite were applied to arsenite pretreated cells. Stimulation of cellular defence of stressed liver cells by subharmful doses of toxicants HomInt R&D Newsletter, 1:/1997: 12-14 Karlsruhe
  45. 1999 Vittorio Elia and Marcella Niccoli, thermography, “Thermodynamics of Extremely Diluted Aqueous Solutions,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, June, 827:241-248.
  46. 2001 Geckeler, Kurt and Samal, Shashadhar at the Kwangju Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea discovered fullerenes, football-shaped buckyball molecules, formed aggregates in solution, and when diluted, the size of the fullerene particles increased. Cyclodextrin molecules behaved the same way. So did the organic molecule sodium guanosine monophosphate, DNA and sodium chloride. Dilution made molecules cluster five to 10 times bigger than those in the original solutions. Growth was not linear, and depended on the original concentration. Geckeler and Samal found that the more dilute the solution inthebeginning, the larger the aggregates become, and only worked in polar solvents like water, in which one end of the molecule has a pronounced positive charge while the other end is negative. Chemical Communications, 2001, page 2224; there is no volume number NewScientist.com http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn1532
  47. 2003 Bell I., Lewis D., Brooks A., Lewis S., Schwartz G. Gas Discharge Visualization Evaluation of Ultramolecular Doses of Homeopathic Medicines Under Blinded, Controlled Conditions. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 9, Number 1, 2003, pp. 25-38.
  48. 2004 Belon, P., J. Cumps, M. Ennis, P.F. Mannaioni, M. Roberfroid, J. Sainte-Laudy, & F.A. Wiegant (2004) “Histamine dilutions modulate basophil activation”, Inflammation Research, 53(5):181-8.

Research Index of Clinical Research in CCRH (Central Council Of Research in Homeopathy, India )

courtesy : CCRH Quarterly BulletinA Cumulative Index*Vol. 1-21 (1979-1992)

Katara,SavitaStudy of 413 cases of Bronchial Asthma trated with Homoeopathic System of Medicine 13(3&4)1991:5-11.
Mishra, N.Clinical research in Filariasis.13(3&4)1991:1-4.
Pal, Girendra,Action of Homoeopathic drugs on Helminthiasis: A study.
14(1&2)1992:21-25.
Perez, Raymundo Arteaga,Synthesis of a clinical history.18(3&4)1996:1-3p.
Rastogi, D.P.Ckubucak Verification of Hypoglycaemic effect of Cephlandra Indica in patients of Diabetes Mellitus.12(3&4)1990:20-21,38.
Pathogenesis of new drugs: Formic Acid.7(1-4)1985:3-6.
Study of Homoeopathic Drugs in Encephalitis epidemic (1991) in U.P.14(3&4)1992:111 Hypoglycaemic effects of some lesser known drug.8(1-4)1986:1-6.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, including AIDS: Does Homoeopathy has a role to play in its treatment?13(3&4)1991:12-18.
An overview-C.C.R.H.12(3&4)1990:1-3.
Demonstration of anti-Diabetic activities of alloxan in potentised diluent state-an experimental approach.13(3&4)1991:25-32.
Documentation in C.C.R.H13(1&2)1991:1p.
Some therapeutics hints on AIDS.11(3&4)1989:21.
Proposed strategy and Homoeopathic Research in AIDS.11(3&4)1989:18p.
Cuprum Oxydatum Nigrum:a proving report.7(1-4)1985:7-9.
A Review of Pathogenesis of Chloromyctin (Chloramphenicol)9(1&2)1987:35-38.
Clinical research in Filariasis. 13(3&4)1991: 1-4
Anti-haemorrhagic activity of homoeopathic drugs, symplocos racemosa Q-An experimental approach.17(1&2)1995:10-12p.
Cases treated with Boenninghausen’s repertory.17(1&2)1995:7p.
Materia medica – Adding from clinical cases.18(3&4)1996:9-14p.
Rauwolfia Serpentina (Aqua): A new approach inthe treatment of hypertension in homoeopathy.18(1&2)1996.:22-24p.
Evaluation of homoeopathic therapy inthe management of HIV disease.17(3&4)1995:709p.
Evaluation of homoeopathic therapy in behavioural disorders.17(3&4)1995:17-19p.
Indian medicinal plants for the homoeopathic treatment of various skin ailments.
17(1&2)1995:13-21p.
Research studies in HIV infection with homoeopathic treatment.15(3&4)1993:1-6p.
Research studies in malaria and role of malaria officinalis.15(3&4)1993:7-11p.
Singh, Hari,Clinical verification of lesser known drugs.12(3&4)1990:10-19
Study of 413 cases of Bronchial Asthma treated with Homoeopathic System of Medicine.13(3&4)1991:5-11.
Evaluation of Homoeopathic Drugs in Psoriasis,12(3&4)1990:22-28.
Effect of Homoeopathic drugs in controlling mulitplication of Hepatitis-B Virus.
11(1&2)1989:8-9.
Study of 200 cases of Bronchial Asthma10(1&2)1988:27p.
Evaluation of Homoeopathic Drugs in Psoriasis,12(3&4)1990:22-28.
Sinha, M.N. Action of Homoeopathic drugs on Helminthiasis: A study.
14(1&2)1992:21-25.
Sharma, AnitaCompilation of Rubrics from part I & II of the book "Synoptic Key of the Materia Medica" under one head.
Clinical research study on Japnese Encephalitis.20(3&4)1998:14-17p.
Diabetes mellitus and homoeopathy.20(3&4)1998:1-5p.

Collaborative studies concluded by CCRH till date:

courtesy : CCRH collaborative studies

   1. Collaborative study with Nav Chetna Drug-de-addiction Centre, Varanasi.
      Evaluation of efficacy of Homoeopathic Treatment of Drug dependants September 1988 – March 1994.

   2. Collaborative study with Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory, Ghaziabad
      A chemo pharmaco-logical study of Hypericum perforatum L. anti-inflammatory action on Albino rats – 1988.

   3. Collaborative study with Department of Gastroenterology, AIIMS, New Delhi.
      In-vitro effects of Homoeopathic drugs on HBV-associated DNA-Polymerase activity –1988.

   4. Collaborative study with Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR), Orissa.
      A single blind study on effect of Homoeopathic treatment on Filariasis conducted in 1991-92.

   5. Collaborative study with Banaras Hindu Univeristy
      Morpho–Histological and Pychological analysis of the Anti-fertility Effects of Pulsatilla.

   6. Collaborative study with Banaras Hindu Univeristy
      Effect of 1000 & 10000 potencies of Pulsatilla (a Homoeopathic drugs) on Ovaries, Uterii and Arcuate Neurons in Albino Rats.

   7. Amla Cancer Research Centre and Hospital, Trichur
      Homoeopathic medicines useful in Tumor reduction

   8. International Collaborative study with University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

COLLABORATIVE STUDIES

Collaborative studies concluded till date:

  1. Collaborative study with Nav Chetna Drug-de-addiction Centre, Varanasi.
    Evaluation of efficacy of Homoeopathic Treatment of Drug dependants September 1988 – March 1994.
  2. Collaborative study with Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory, Ghaziabad
    A chemo pharmaco-logical study of Hypericum perforatum L. anti-inflammatory action on Albino rats – 1988.
  3. Collaborative study with Department of Gastroenterology, AIIMS, New Delhi.
    In-vitro effects of Homoeopathic drugs on HBV-associated DNA-Polymerase activity –1988.
  4. Collaborative study with Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR), Orissa.
    A single blind study on effect of Homoeopathic treatment on Filariasis conducted in 1991-92.
  5. Collaborative study with Banaras Hindu Univeristy
    Morpho–Histological and Pychological analysis of the Anti-fertility Effects of Pulsatilla.
  6. Collaborative study with Banaras Hindu Univeristy
    Effect of 1000 & 10000 potencies of Pulsatilla (a Homoeopathic drugs) on Ovaries, Uterii and Arcuate Neurons in Albino Rats.
  7. Amla Cancer Research Centre and Hospital, Trichur
    Homoeopathic medicines useful in Tumor reduction
  8. International Collaborative study with University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
    Collaborative study on AIDS prevention with Traditional Medicine – 2003-04.

Ongoing Collaborative studies

  1. Investigation into the action of Homoeopathic potencies on autonomous nervous system and on variability in physiological parameters using indigenous impedance Plethysmography (IPG)-Vosmon / Medical Analyzer (MA) and ANU Photo Rheography (APR) on healthy human subjects Bhabha Atomic Research Center/ Regional Research Institute Mumbai
  2. Effect of Homoeopathic Drugs used in Insomnia on Serum melatonin and Cortisol level in Healthy volunteers in collaborationJIPMER, Pondicherry
  3. Exploration of the Utility of GDV Camera as a Diagnostic Instrument in the Areas of Homoeopathic Fundamental Research – A pilot study in collaboration. Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, New Delhi
  4. Efficacy and safety evaluation of assigned Homoeopathic drugs in experimental animals – Endocrinological studies Osmania University Endocrine, Hyderabad
  5. Effects of Homoeopathic drugs in different potencies (Q,3X, 6X, 12X and 30c) on Central Nervous System and their safety evaluation Nervous System, Osmania University, Hyderabad
  6. To evolve a group of most efficacious Homoeopathic medicines in benign prostatic hyperplasia with regard to improvement in the symptom complex Gaurang Clinic & Center for Homoeopathic Research/ Homoeopathic Research Foundation, Lucknow
  7. To study the in vivo efficacy of a panal of homoeopathic drug against H5N1, Virus in chicken High Security Animal Disease Laboratory, Bhopal
  8. To evaluate the biological activity of five coded Homoeopathic drugs on plants using Bacopa Test as model system Central Institute Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow
  9. Effect of Homoeopathic Medicine on Japanese Encephalitis Virus infection on choriioallantoic membrane & suchlink MiceSchool of Tropical Medicine / Drug Proving Research Unit, Kolkata
  10. A multi-centric open clinical trail to ascertain role of Homoeopathic therapy in the management of depressive episode CentralInstitute of Psychiatry, Ranchi
  11. A multi-centric open clinical trail to ascertain role of Homoeopathic therapy in the management of schizophrenia, CentralInstitute of Psychiatry, Ranchi
  12. To study the efficacy of Homoeopathic medicines for the treatment of Cerebral Ischaemia on animal model Jamia University, New Delhi
  13. Train the trainer for delivery of Model HIV Prevention and Health Promotion Programmed in India by Homoeopathy Physicians and Educators, UCLA
  14. A Multicentric open Clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of indicated Homoeopathic Medicines. i) In the management of Lapse of Alcohal and opioid drug addicition.ii) In the management of Withdrawl symptoms of Alcohal and and opioid Drug addicition and  iii) In the prevention of relapses of Alcohal and Opioid Drug Abuse Socity foe peomotion of Youth & Masses, New Delhi & Darjeeling
  15. Role of Homoeopathic Medicines in cancer regression & rejuvenation of depressed immune system Bose Institute, Kolkata
  16. Mechanism of action of Thyroid Hormone Mimicking Homoeopathic Medicine on adult brain functional disorder in experimental Hypothyroidism. Bose Institute, Kolkata
  17. Response of analysis of Plants cells to Homoeopathic Medicine. Bose Institute, Kolkata
  18. Studies of dielectric, Optical & other properties of some Homoeopathic Medicinal Solution of high dilution using UV Spectroscopy, THz & other techniques. Indian Association For Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata
  19. To evolve effective Homoeopathic Remedies for prevention / Cure of some important disease of animals. Indian Veterinary Research Institute Izzatnagar ( U.P.)
  20. Screening & scientific evaluation of Cardio protective potential of some herbal extract in experimentally induced models of diabetes and myocardial infarction All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  21. A Structural study of homoeopathic medicine: A Pilot study. Indian Institute of  Technology Delhi, New Delhi
  22. Pharmacological screening of homoeopathic medicine under Drug Standardization Program of CCRH. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  23. Pharmacological screening of Homoeopathic medicine under Drug Standardization Program of CCRH. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi
  24. Pharmacological screening of Homoeopathic medicine under Drug Standardization Program of CCRH. Department ofPharmacology & Therapeutics King George Medical University, Lucknow.
  25. Studies on the Biological effects and Physical basis of Homoeopathic Potencies. Dept of Botany, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan- 731 235. West Bengal & Drug Proving Research Center , Kolktta

Research Index of Clinical Research in CCRH (Contd…)

Source: होम्योपैथी नई सोच/नई दिशायें , Homeopathy-A New Approach

A Multicentric Open Clinical Trial to evolve a group of Efficacious Homeopathic Medicines in " Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Clinical evaluation of Homoeopathic medicines in chronic cervicitis and cervical erosion- A study report

Clinical Trial of Homoeopathic Preparations of Amyleum Nitrosum, Azathioprine, Cocainum Muriaticum and Cyclosporine in HIV Disease- a study report

Management and Control of Genetic Processes in Cotton Plants through Homoeopathy

Global researches in homeopathy for Maternal & Child Care

Some Department of Defense Research / Samueli Institute (UNCLASSIFIED)

Couertesy : www.moleculardyne.com & www.hpathy.com

  1. Rapid Induction of Protective Tolerance to Potential Terrorist Agents: A Systematic Review of Low and Ultra-low Dose Research. Astrid Szeto, Dr. Florence Rollwagen, Dr. Wayne B. Jonas. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the Samueli Institute for Information Biology.
  2. Induced Neuroprotection for Biochemical Warfare. Dr. Aryan Namboodiri. Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
  3. Complimentary and Alternative Research for Military Operations and Healthcare [MIL-CAM]
  4. Homeopathic Nosodes for the Treatment of VEE Infection. Dr. Radha Maheshwari. Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD.
  5. Mechanisms of Receptor Signaling Following Low and Ultra-Low Treatment of Macrophages with Lipopolysaccharide and Interlukin-6. Dr. Florence Rollwagen. Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD.
  6. Digital Biology Program. Dr. Wayne B. Jonas, MD; Dr. John Ives; Dr. Florence Rollwagen; Dr. Rajesh Kumar. Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
  7. Proteomic Analysis of Homeopathic Glutamanergic Neurotoxicity and Protection. Dr. Aryan Namboodiri. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
  8. Efficacy of Homeopathic Drugs in Management of Myomata Uteri. Dr. Girish Gupta. Gaurang Clinic and Centre for Homeopathic Research. Lucknow, India.
  9. Homeopathic Nosodes in the Treatment of Viral Infections. Dr. Radha Maheshwari. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Bethesda, MD.
  10. A Double-blind Randomized Homeopathic Remedy Proving: A Comparison of Two High Potencies. Dr. Heribert Mollinger. Gesundheitszentrum Sokrates. Guttingen, Switzerland.
  11. Macroscopic Entanglement as a Model for Information Biology Effects — Empirical Tests of a New Model. Dr. Harald Walach. Director of Research. Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology. Freiburg University Hospital. Freiburg, Germany.
  12. Are the Therapeutic Effects of Homeopathy Attributed to the Consultation, the Homeopathic Remedy or Both? An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Trial in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. Dr. Sarah Brien, Dr. George T. Lewith. School of Medicine, University of Southamption, U.K.
  13. Homeopathic Approach for the Treatment and Prevention of Cancer: Preclinical Studies Using Animal Models. Dr. Ramadasan Kuttan. Amala Cancer Research Center. Kerala, India.
  14. Efficacy of Homeopathic Drugs in the Management of Cancer: A Clinical Study. Dr. Girish Gupta. Gaurant Clinic and Center for Homeopathic Research. Lucknow, India.
  15. Assessment of Outcomes from the Use of Homeopathy and Acupuncture in General Practice. Dr. Karin Kirschmann. University Hospital Freiburg. Department of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology.
  16. Proteomic Analysis of Homeopathic Glutamanergic Neurotoxicity and Protection. Dr. Aryan Namboodiri. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Bethesda, MD.
  17. Homeopathic Approach for Treatment and Prevention of Breast Cancer: Pre-Clinical Studies Using Cell and Animal Models. Dr. Radha Maheshwari. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Bethesda, MD.
  18. HALD Chemistry Core Laboratory. Dr. Todor Todorov, Dr. Jose Centeno. Laboratory of Biophysics and Environmental Toxicology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Washington, D.C.
  19. A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled, Multi-centered Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy of the Homeopathic Medication TRAUMEEL S in the Treatment of Chemotherapy-induced Stomatitis in Patients Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplantation. Dr. Menachem Oberbaum. Center for Integrated Complimentary Medicine. Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Israel.
  20. Program on Neuroprotection with Homeopathic Glutamate. Dr. John Ives, Ayo Olufade, Dr.Ann Marini, Dr. Diane Marotta. Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Washington, D.C.
  21. Prevention of Prostate Cancer with Low-dose Cadmium. Dr. Radha Maheshwari, Dr. Jaya Gaddipati, Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Dr. Anoop Singh, Dr. Pankaj Seth, Dr. Michael Waalkes. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Two NIH laboratories; Gaurang Clinic, Lucknow, India; Amala Research Center, Amala, India.
  22. Systematic Review of Hormesis and Homeopathy for Biochemical Warfare Protection. Astrid Szeto. Environmental Control Section. Food and Drug Administration. Washington, D.C.
  23. Homeopathic Protection of the Brain from Biochemical Warfare Agents. Dr. Aryan Namboodiri. Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Bethesda, MD.

Some more Scientific researches

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  1. Variation in Fourier transform infrared spectra of some homeopathic potencies and their diluent media. Department of Zoology, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether potentized homeopathic drugs and their diluent media differ from each other with respect to their Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra.
  2. DESIGN: FTIR spectra of Nux vomica 30C, Lycopodium 30C, Santonin 30C, Cina 30C, Cina 206C, Cina 1006C, and their diluent media 90% ethanol and Ethanol 30C were obtained in the wave number range of 2000-1000 cm1 at 20 degrees C. Potassium bromide powder soaked with the potencies, pressed into pellets, and air dried were used to measure the spectra. Because water structures in homeopathic potencies are thought to carry specific information on drug molecules and because O-H bending vibrational band (v2) exclusively belongs to water, the study was restricted to the bands in that wave number region. Alcohol has no absorption in the O-H bending region. RESULTS: The potencies were found to differ from each other and their diluent media in the number of v2 bands, their wave number (cm1), shape, and half-width (cm1) of the bands. PMID: 16296914 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  1. Bruno Brigo, and G. Serpelloni, "Homeopathic Treatment of Migraines: A Randomized Double-blind Controlled Study of 60 Cases," Berlin Journal on Research in Homeopathy, March 1991, 1,2:98-106).
  1. Jennifer Jacobs, L. Jimenez, Margarita, Stephen Gloyd, "Treatment of Acute Childhood Diarrhea with Homeopathic Medicine: A Randomized Clinical Trial in Nicaragua," Pediatrics, May 1994, 93,5:719-25. This randomized double-blind study involving 81 children was conducted in Nicaragua in cooperation with the University of Washington and the University of Guadalajara. The results showed that, the individualized homeopathic medicine showed clinically and statistically significant improvement in the children’s diarrhea, compared to the children treated with placebo. Children that received homeopathic medicine recovered from infection 20% faster than the children treated with placebo. The children who were more sick reacted to the homeopathic treatment in a spectacular manner. In total the study used 18 different homeopathic medicines selected on an individualized basis according to the symptoms of each child.
  1. The effectiveness of homeopathic treatment was proved is diabetic retinitis. (Zicari, et al., "Valutazione dell’azione Angioprotettiva di Preparati di Arnica nel Trattamento della Retinpatia Diabetica," Bolletino de Oculistica, 1992, 5:841-848).
  1. White mice were exposed to X radiation with a power of 100 to 200 rad (non lethal dosage) and were then evaluated after 24, 48 and 72 hours. Ginseng 6X, 30CH and 200CH and Ruta graveolans 30CH and 200CH were given before and after the radiation. In comparison to mice who received placebo, those who were administered with homeopathic medicines presented significantly less damage in cells and chromosomes. (A.R. Khuda-Bukhsh, S. Banik, "Assessment of Cytogenetic Damage in X-irradiated Mice and its Alteration by Oral Administration of Potentized Homeopathic Drug, Ginseng D200," Berlin Journal of Research in Homeopathy, 1991, 1,4/5:254. Also Khuda-Bukhsh, A.R. Maity, S., "Alteration of Cytogenetic Effects by Oral Administration of Potentized Homeopathic Drug, Ruta graveolens in Mice Exposed to Sub-lethal X-radiation," Berlin Journal of Research in Homeopathy, 1991, 1, 4/5:264).
  1. In a study conducted in the Moscow People’s Friendship University, the electric activity of the muscular wall of the stomach and duodenum was studied after the effect of the homeopathic medicine Nux Vomica (A. Zavadskaya, K. Privalova, S. Pasin, G. Loukas, Department of Homeopathy).
  1. In an experiment using cats the effect of the medicine Nux Vomica 30CH was studied after applying it to the region of electrodes in the cardia of the stomach, the body, the pylorus and the duodenal bulb. After the application of the medicine, the muscular activity in the body increased by 3.2 times, 2.1 times in the pylorus, while in the duodenal bulb it was reduced by 2.2 times. The experiment proved the ability of the homeopathic medicine Nux Vomica to have an effect on the function of the stomach. The results of this experiment agree with the results of the homeopathy experimental proof for this medicine.
  1. In another research conducted in the same university, the endurance of mice under hypoxia conditions due to the administration of the homeopathic medicine Hydrogenium Peroxydatum 30CH was studied (A. Chochlov, A. Zavadskaya, Ch. Efstathiou, G. Loukas, Department of Homeopathy). Two groups of mice were used, one of which received homeopathic medicine and the other placebo. Mice who received placebo were the healthier ones while mice that received the homeopathic medicine were the weaker ones. An experimental model was used, where the two groups were placed under high altitude conditions. Mice that received the homeopathic medicine showed faster and better adaptation to hypoxia conditions. Furthermore, when they returned to normal conditions, they reverted to their normal state more quickly and had longer life duration than the mice of the other group.
  1. In another research conducted in the same university, the effect of the homeopathic medicine Berberis vulgaris on the lymphatic drainage was studied (A. Zavadskaya et al.). Plant tincture and homeopathic medicines in the 3rd, 6th and 30th potency were given to mice. Initially the time of drainage of the coloring substance from the intestine to the mesentery was measured before providing any medicine. Then the various medicines were tested and the drainage time was measured. The study of the results showed that the potentized forms of Berberis vulgaris increase the lymphatic drainage while the corresponding plant tincture contains it. Especially the 3rd and 6th potencies increased the drainage more in the intestine than in the mesentery while the 30th increased it to the same degree in both the intestine and the mesentery.
  1. First double blind study: This cross-over study ever performed was done by homoeopaths. This impressive study was done concurrently in eleven different cities on fifteen subjects. This particular experiment consisted of 665 pages, which was the research proving of belladonna. [Howard P. Bellows. The test drug proving of the O.O. and L. Society: a reproving of Belladonna (Boston: the American homoeopathic ophthalmological, otological, and laryngological society. 1906).]
  1. Scientific Evidences about Homoeopathy © Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma MD (Homoeopathy), Dr. (Km) Ruchi Rajput BHMS, Homoeo Cure Research Centre P. Ltd., NH 74- Moradabad Road,Kashipur (UTTARANCHAL) – INDIA Email :drrajneeshhom@hotmail.com

Presentation by Prof. Rustum Roy and Prof. Bell of Penn State University on their scientific validity through unambiguous extensive Lab Tests conducted with Raman spectroscopy etc…

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A study on the properties of water was performed by Dr. Rustrum Roy. This paper provides an interdisciplinary base of information on the structure of liquid water.

The Structure Of Liquid Water; Novel Insights From Materials Research; Potential Relevance To Homeopathy

Rustum Roy1, W.A. Tiller2, Iris Bell3, M. R. Hoover4

Received: 2 August 2004 Revised: 6 September 2004 Accepted: 14

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Dr Devendra Kumar’s Scientific Observation

Identification of Homeopathic Medicines by Measuring Physiological Variability in Human Body Temp

Some more Scientific researches

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“INSTRUMENTAL MEASURING OF DIFFERENT HOMEOPATHIC DILUTIONS OF POTASSIUM IODIDE IN WATER” Igor Jerman, M.D., Sc.D., Full Professor of Theoretical Biology, Maja Berden, M.A. Biology, Metod Škarja, M.A. Physics, BION, Institute for Bioelectromagnetics and New Biology,Celovška 264, 1000 LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (Received October 10,1998; Accepted with revisions March 10, 1999) Although more than 200 years have elapsed since the beginning of homeopathy and in spite of numerous confirmatory scientific experiments, the so-called memory of water is still a highly disputable and controversial theme in scientific circles. To make a contribution to solving this riddle, our research group tried to examine memory properties of water by the method of differential corona discharge Kirlian electrophotography of water-drop pairs. The method is based on a modified form of Kirlian photography with a subsequent thorough computer picture analysis. The potassium iodide (KI) mother solution (0.1M) was diluted in the standard way (without potentisation) or with potentisation (succussion by hand – by striking the vial 60 times against a large book as used traditionally) to 10-3M, 10-6M, 10-10M, 10-16M, 10-17M and 10-24M KI solutions. In the electrophotography method a drop of KI solution was compared with a drop of control water. To get a dependable system of results we compared homeopathic dilutions with ordinary distilled water, sham-potentised distilled water and non-potentised (standard) solutions. The results were analyzed by the Chi-square Goodness-of-fit test and the Sign test. They showed repeatable and statistically significant effects of concentration of KI dilutions as well as potentisation on the corona discharge process (from p < 0.05 to p < 0.001). This indicates that there is some physical basis of molecular (ionic) information imprinted into water.

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume 323, 15 May 2003, Pages 67-74 Ultra-high dilutions of lithium chloride and sodium chloride (10-30 gcm-3) have been irradiated by X- and ?-rays at 77 K, then progressively rewarmed to room temperature. During that phase, their thermoluminescence has been studied and it was found that, despite their dilution beyond the Avogadro number, the emitted light was specific of the original salts dissolved initially.

Scientific Research and Homeopathy Overview

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Scientific Research and Homeopathy :ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY

Homeopathy in emergency medicine Oberbaum M, Singer SR, Friehs H, Frass M. Center for Integrative Complementary Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. oberbaum@netvision.net.il Wien Med Wochenschr. 2005 Nov;155(21-22):491-7

Homeopathic treatment in emergency medicine: a case series Oberbaum M, Schreiber R, Rosenthal C, Itzchaki M. The Center of Integrated Complementary Medicine Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. oberbaum@szmc.org.il Homeopathy. 2003 Jan;92(1):44-7

Scientific Research and Homeopathy :ADMINISTRATION

The regulatory framework for complementary and alternative medicines in Europe Knöss W, Stolte F, Reh K. Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte, Bonn, BRD, knoess@bfarm.de Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2008 Jul 4

Complementary medicine: equity issues in evaluation and policy-making Marian F. Institute for Complementary Medicine KIKOM, University of Bern, Switzerland. florence.marian@kikom.unibe.ch Forsch Komplement Med (2006). 2007 Dec;14 Suppl 2:2-9. Epub 2008 Jan 7

Electronic health records in complementary and alternative medicine Smith K, Kalra D.BridgeForward Software, Venture House, 2 Arlington Square, Downshire Way, Bracknell RG12 1WA, UK Int J Med Inform. 2008 Jan 30

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: AIDS/HIV

Clinical Trail of Homeopathic Preparations of Amyleum Nitrosum, Azithiaprine, Cocainum Muriaticum and Cyclosporine in HIV Disease – a study report V P Singh Central Council for Research in Homeopathy New Delhi

Vitamin C and AIDS 1 Suppression of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Replication by Ascorbate in Chronically and Acutely Infected Cells S Harakeh, RJ Jariwalla and L Pauling Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol 87, 7245-7249

Vitamin C and AIDS 2 Ascorbate effect on cytokine stimulation of HIV production Harakeh, S : Jariwalla, R J Nutrition. 1995 Sep-Oct; 11(5 Suppl): 684-7

Antioxidants and AIDS 3 Virological and immunological effects of antioxidant treatment in patients with HIV infection Muller F, Svardal AM, Nordoy I, et al. Eur J Clin Invest 2000;30:905-914

Supplements and AIDS 4 Randomised trial of effects of vitamin supplements on pregnancy outcomes and T cell counts in HIV-1-infected women in Tanzania Fawzi WW, Msamanga GI, Spiegelman D, Urassa EJ, McGrath N, Mwakagile D, Antelman G,Mbise R, Herrera G, Kapiga S, Willett W, Hunter DJ. Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA Lancet. 1998 May 16;351(9114):1477-82

India research into AIDS

Immunologic changes in healthy probands and HIV infected patients after oral administration of Staphylococcus aureus 12c: a pilot study Danninger T, Gallenberger K, Kraeling J. Br Homeopath J. 2000 Jul;89(3):106-15

Homeopathy in HIV infection: a trial report of double-blind placebo controlled study Rastogi DP, Singh VP, Singh V, Dey SK, Rao K. Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, JNBCHA, Janakpuri, New Delhi, India Br Homeopath J. 1999 Apr;88(2):49-57

Controlled clinical trials evaluating the homeopathic treatment of people with human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome Ullman D. Homeopathic Educational Services, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA. mail@homeopathic.com J Altern Complement Med. 2003 Feb;9(1):133-41

AIDS in Tanzania Barstad S. J Sykepleien. 1993 Apr 20;81(7):5-11

Formal and informal sector health providers in southern India: role in the prevention and care of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS Mignone J, Washington RG, Ramesh BM, Blanchard JF, Moses S. Faculty of Human Ecology, University of Manitoba, Canada. mignonej@ms.umanitoba.ca AIDS Care. 2007 Feb;19(2):152-8

Use of alternative treatments by HIV-positive and AIDS patients in The Netherlands Wolffers I, de Morée S. Vrije Universiteit, vakgroep Sociale Geneeskunde, Amsterdam Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1994 Feb 5;138(6):307-10

Use of homeopathy for delaying progression of HIV disease Bhave G. Int Conf AIDS. 1998; 12: 849 (abstract no. 42377)

WHO reports:

Worldwide, the surveys show that over three-quarters of AIDS patients in Africa, North America and Europe use traditional or complementary medicine for various symptoms or conditions.

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: Animal Studies

Comparative efficacy of two microdoses of a potentized homeopathic drug, arsenicum album, to ameliorate toxicity induced by repeated sublethal injections of arsenic trioxide in mice Banerjee P, Bhattacharyya SS, Pathak S, Naoual B, Belon P, Khuda-Bukhsh AR. Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, India Pathobiology. 2008;75(3):156-70

Treatment of highland frogs from the two-legged stage with homeopathically prepared thyroxin Lingg G, Endler PC, Frass M,Lothaller H. Interuniversity College for Health and Development Graz/Castle of Seggau, Austria ScientificWorldJournal. 2008 Apr 20;8:446-50

Effects of homeopathy in mice experimentally infected with Trypanosoma cruzi de Almeida LR, Campos MC, Herrera HM,Bonamin LV, da Fonseca AH. Department of Animal Parasitology, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil Homeopathy. 2008 Apr;97(2):65-9

Gene expression profiling of macrophages following mice treatment with an immunomodulator medication de Oliveira CC, de Oliveira SM, Goes VM, Probst CM, Krieger MA, Buchi DD.Departamento de Biologia Celular, Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), SCB, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil J Cell Biochem. 2008 Feb 19

Pretreatment with thyroxin 10-8 and the effect of homeopathically prepared thyroxin 10-30 on highland frogs – a multi-researcher study Welles SU, Endler PC, Scherer-Pongratz W, Suanjak-Traidl E, Weber S, Spranger H, Frass M, Lothaller H. Interuniversity College Graz, Castle of Seggau, Graz, Austria. Forsch Komplement Med (2006). 2007 Dec;14(6):353-7. Epub 2007 Dec 12

The effect of homeopathically prepared thyroxine on highland frogs: influence of electromagnetic fields S. Weber, P.C. Endler1, Corresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author, S.U. Welles1, E. Suanjak-Traidl1, W. Scherer-Pongratz1, M. Frass1, H. Spranger1, G. Peithner2 and H. Lothaller3 1Interuniversity College Graz/Castle of Seggau, Austria 2Peithner Inc., Vienna, Austria 3University of Graz, Austria Homeopathy Volume 97, Issue 1, January 2008, Pages 3-9

Anthelmintic efficacy of neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) and the homeopathic product Fator Vermes((R)) in Morada Nova sheepChagas AC, Vieira LS, Freitas AR, Arajo MR, Arajo-Filho JA, Araguo WR, Navarro AM.Embrapa Pecuria Sudeste, Rod. Washington Luiz, Km 234, Caixa Postal 339, 13560-970 So Carlos, So Paulo, Brazil Vet Parasitol. 2007 Oct 10

Treatment of lowland frogs from the spawn stage with homeopathically prepared thyroxin (10(-30)) Graunke H, Endler PC,Scherer-Pongratz W, Spranger H, Frass M, Lothaller H.Interuniversity College for Health and Development, Graz, Castle of Seggau, Austria ScientificWorldJournal. 2007 Oct 22;7:1697-702

Karen Nieber, a professor of pharmacology at the University of Leipzig, merely wanted to prove that homeopathy doesn’t work. She put a rat’s intestine in a fluid culture medium and used organic threads to fix it to a sensor so that she could measure any shortening of the intestine caused by cramps. Then she added a stimulant (atropine) to the fluid culture medium to produce severe cramps in the rat’s intestine. The intestine shrank and the scales showed a strong traction. When she then added belladonna X 90 to the culture medium, the intestine relaxed and the scales showed less traction. This proved that homeopathy is effective in the absence of any material substances – and in 2003 she won the Hans Heinrich Reckeweg award

ON THE ISOLATED RAT DUODENUM A Pharmacological Study of High Dilution Effect A. CRISTEA, S. NICULA, V. DARIE Laboratory of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania

Protection of Mice from Tularemia Infection with Ultra-Low, Serial Agitated Dilutions Prepared from Francisella tularensis-Infected Tissue WAYNE B. JONAS Department of Family Medicine Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 35–52, 2000

Reduction of alcohol induced sleep time in albino mice by potentized Nux vomica prepared with 90% ethanol Sukul A, Sinhabau SP,Sukul NC. Department of Zoology, Visva Bharati University, West Bengal, India Br Homeopath J. 1999 Apr;88(2):58-61

Altered solution structure of alcoholic medium of potentized Nux vomica underlies its antialcoholic effect Sukul A, Sarkar P,Sinhababu SP, Sukul NC. Department of Zoology, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India Br Homeopath J. 2000 Apr;89(2):73-7

An evaluation of Coffea cruda effect on rats Ruiz-Vega G, Prez-Ordaz L, Proa-Flores P, Aguilar-D az Y. Instituto de F sica y Matemticas, Universidad Michoacana, Morelia, Michoacn, Mexico Br Homeopath J. 2000 Jul;89(3):122-6

Nux vomica 30 prepared with and without succession shows antialcoholic effect on toads and distinctive molecular association Sukul NC, De A, Dutta R, Sukul A, Sinhababu SP. Department of Zoology, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India. nirmal@vbharat.ernet.in Br Homeopath J. 2001 Apr;90(2):79-85

Very high dilutions of dexamethasone inhibit its pharmacological effects in vivo Bonamin LV, Martinho KS, Nina AL, Caviglia F,Do Rio RG. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Santo Amaro, So Paulo, Brazil. Leoni@sti.com.br Br Homeopath J. 2001 Oct;90(4):198-203

Homeopathic prophylaxis in dairy cows on an organic farm part 1–fertility Fidelak Ch, Klocke P, Heuwieser W. Tierklinik Fortpflanzung, Freie Universit Berlin. author@bestandsbetreuung.de Dtsch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 2007 Jul;114(7):268-74

Atrial Paroxysmal Tachycardia in Dogs and its Management with Homeopathic Digitalis-two case reports Varshney JP, Chaudhuri S.Division of Medicine, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar 243 122, India Homeopathy. 2007 Oct;96(4):270-2

Outcomes from homeopathic prescribing in veterinary practice: a prospective, research-targeted, pilot study Faculty of Homeopathy and British Homeopathic Association, Hahnemann House, 29 Park Street West, Luton LU1 3BE, UK Homeopathy R.T. Mathie, L. Hansena, M.F. Elliotta and J. Hoarea Volume 96, Issue 1, January 2007, Pages 27-34

Effect of a Homeopathic complex on oestrus induction and hormonal profile in anoestrus cows Division of Animal Reproduction, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Utter Pradesh, India Homeopathy Volume 95, Issue 3, July 2006, Pages 131-135

MASTITIS IN DANISH ORGANIC DAIRYING Mette Vaarst Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, P.O. Box 50, DK 8830 Tjele, Denmark.

Clinical management of idiopathic epilepsy in dogs with homeopathic Belladonna 200C: a case series J.P. Varshney Division of Medicine, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India Homeopathy Volume 96, Issue 1, January 2007, Pages 46-48

Homeopathic treatment for infertility in a prize Nelore bull J. Lobreiro Millenium Farm, Maracaju, MS, Brazil Homeopathy Volume 96, Issue 1, January 2007, Pages 49-51

Reduction in the number of infective Trichinella spiralis larvae in mice by use of homeopathic drugs Sukul NC, Ghosh S,Sinhababu SP. Department of Zoology, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India. ncsukul@rediffmail.com Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2005 Aug;12(4):202-5. Epub 2005 Aug 29

Wound healing by homeopathic silica dilutions in mice Oberbaum M, Markovits R, Weisman Z, Kalinkevits A, Bentwich Z. Ruth Ben-Ari Institute of Clinical Immunology, Kaplan Hospital, Rehovot Harefuah. 1992 Aug;123(3-4):79-82, 156

Stimulation of bovine sperm mitochondrial activity by homeopathic dilutions of monensin Aziz DM, Enbergs H. Department of Surgery and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq. dhaferaziz@web.de Homeopathy. 2005 Oct;94(4):229-32

Clinical management of babesiosis in dogs with homeopathic Crotalus horridus 200C Chaudhuri S, Varshney JP. Clinical Diagnosis laboratory, Referral Veterinary Polyclinic, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar 243122 UP, India. drshubhamitra@gmail.com Homeopathy. 2007 Apr;96(2):90-4

Rat models of acute inflammation: a randomized controlled study on the effects of homeopathic remedies Conforti A, Bellavite P,Bertani S, Chiarotti F, Menniti-Ippolito F, Raschetti R. Department of Medicine-Public Health, University of Verona, Policlinico G.B. Rossi, Piazzale L.A. Scuro, 33100 Verona, Italy. aconforti@sfm.univr.it <aconforti@sfm.univr.it> BMC Complement Altern Med. 2007 Jan 17;7:1

A potentized homeopathic drug, arsenicum album 200, can ameliorate genotoxicity induced by repeated injections of arsenic trioxide in mice Banerjee P, Biswas SJ, Belon P, Khuda-Bukhsh AR. Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani 741235, India J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med. 2007 Sep;54(7):370-6

Effect of noise on microvascular integrity in laboratory rats Baldwin AL, Bell IR. Department of Physiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA. abaldwin@u.arizona.edu J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2007 Jan;46(1):58-65

Improvement of Memory by Means of Ultra-Low Doses of Antibodies to S-100B Antigen Epstein OI, Pavlov IF, Shtark MB. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2006 Dec;3(4):541-5

Comparative therapeutic use of Risedronate and Calcarea phosphorica–allopathy versus homeopathy–in bone repair in castrated rats Werkman C, Senra GS, da Rocha RF, Brandão AA. Department of Biosciences and Oral Diagnosis, School of Dentistry of So Jose dos Campos, So Paulo State University Braz Oral Res. 2006 Jul-Sep;20(3):196-201

Effects of homeopathic medications Eupatorium perfoliatum and Arsenicum album on parasitemia of Plasmodium berghei-infected mice Lira-Salazar G, Marines-Montiel E, Torres-Monzn J, Hernndez-Hernndez F, Salas-Benito JS. Especializacin en Terapeutica Homeoptica, Mexico Homeopathy. 2006 Oct;95(4):223-8

Pretreatment with alcoholic extract of Crataegus oxycantha (AEC) activates mitochondrial protection during isoproterenol – induced myocardial infarction in rats Jayalakshmi R, Thirupurasundari CJ, Devaraj SN. Department of Biochemistry, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai – 600 025, Tamil Nadu, India Mol Cell Biochem. 2006 Nov;292(1-2):59-67. Epub 2006 May 30

Protective potentials of a potentized homeopathic drug, Lycopodium-30, in ameliorating azo dye induced hepatocarcinogenesis in mice Pathak S, Kumar Das J, Jyoti Biswas S, Khuda-Bukhsh AR. Department of Zoology, Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology Laboratory, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, 741235, West Bengal, India Mol Cell Biochem. 2006 Apr;285(1-2):121-31. Epub 2006 Mar 15

Efficacy of the potentized homeopathic drug, Carcinosin 200, fed alone and in combination with another drug, Chelidonium 200, in amelioration of p-dimethylaminoazobenzene-induced hepatocarcinogenesis in mice Biswas SJ, Pathak S, Bhattacharjee N, Das JK, Khuda-Bukhsh AR. Cytogenetics Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Oct;11(5):839-54

Comparative Efficacy of Pre-feeding, Post-feeding and Combined Pre- and Post-feeding of Two Microdoses of a Potentized Homeopathic Drug, Mercurius Solubilis, in Ameliorating Genotoxic Effects Produced by Mercuric Chloride in Mice Datta S, Biswas SJ, Khuda-Bukhsh AR. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2004 Dec;1(3):291-300. Epub 2004 Aug 18

Inhibition of propranolol hydrochloride by its enantiomer in white mice a placebo-controlled randomized study Kuzeff RM,Mecheva RP, Topashka-Ancheva MN. Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. kuzeffm@ausdoctors.org Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2004 Feb;11(1):14-9

Cushing’s disease: a new approach to therapy in equine and canine patients
Elliott,-M Br-Homeopath-J. 2001 Jan; 90(1): 33-6

Histopathological and immunophenotyping studies on normal and sarcoma 180-bearing mice treated with a complex homeopathic medication Sato DY, Wal R, de Oliveira CC, Cattaneo RI, Malvezzi M, Gabardo J, Buchi Dde F. Universidade do Vale do Itaja­ Homeopathy. 2005 Jan;94(1):26-32

Effect of Atropa belladonna and Echinacea angustifolia in homeopathic dilution on experimental peritonitis Pedalino CM, Perazzo FF, Carvalho JC, Martinho KS, Massoco Cde O, Bonamin LV. Faculty of Health Sciences of So Paulo, FACIS, Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Homeopticos, IBEHE, Rua Bartolomeu de Gusmo, 86. 04111-020 So Paulo, SP, Brazil Homeopathy. 2004 Oct;93(4):193-8

Evaluation of protective potentials of a potentized homeopathic drug, Chelidonium majus, during azo dye induced hepatocarcinogenesis in mice Biswas SJ, Khuda-Bukhsh AR Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani 741 235, India Indian J Exp Biol. 2004 Jul;42(7):698-714

Homeopathically prepared dilution of Rana catesbeiana thyroid glands modifies its rate of metamorphosis Guedes JR, Ferreira CM,Guimares HM, Saldiva PH, Capelozzi VL. Laboratory of Molecular Pathology, University of So Paulo School of Medicine, SP, Brazil Homeopathy. 2004 Jul;93(3):132-7

Inhibition of trans-(1S,2S)-U50488 hydrochloride by its enantiomer in white mice a placebo-controlled, randomized study Kuzeff RM, Topashka-Ancheva MN, Mecheva RP. Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. kuzeffm@ausdoctors.net Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2004 Jun;11(3):144-9

Snake remedies and eosinophilic granuloma complex in cats Aboutboul R. Animal Veterinary Clinic, Jabotinsky 1, Tel-Aviv 63479, Israel. ronitvet@zahav.net.il Homeopathy. 2006 Jan;95(1):15-9

Comparative efficacy of homeopathic and allopathic systems of medicine in the management of clinical mastitis of Indian dairy cowsVarshney JP, Naresh R. Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar-243 122, India Homeopathy. 2005 Apr;94(2):81-5

FMS*Calciumfluor specifically increases mRNA levels and induces signaling via MAPK 42,44 and not FAK in differentiating rat osteoblasts Manduca P, Marchisio S, Astigiano S, Zanotti S, Galmozzi F, Palermo C, Palmieri D. Laboratorio di Genetica, Dipartimento di Biologia, Università di Genova, C. Europa 26, Italy. man-via@unige.it Cell Biol Int. 2005 Aug;29(8):629-37

A study using Sepia 200C given prophylactically postpartum to prevent anoestrus problems in the dairy cow Williamson, A. V; Mackie, W. L; Crawford, W. J; Rennie, B. Br. homoeopath. j; 80(3):149-56, jul. 1991

NON-MOLECULAR INFORMATION TRANSFER FROM THYROXINE TO FROGS by Means of Homoeopathic Preparation and Electronic Processing P.C. ENDLER1, W. PONGRATZ1, C.W. SMITH2, J. SCHULTE3, F. SENEKOWITSCH4, M. CITRO5 1Ludwig Boltzman Institut fr Homeopathie, Durerg.4, 8010 Graz, Austria 2Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, University of Salford, 827221 Salford, UK. 3National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA 4Institute of Bioinformatics, Graz, Austria 5Research Institute Alberto Sorti (IDRAS), Turin, Italy

TREATMENT AND PROPHYLAXIS OF SUBCLINICALMASTITIS WITH HOMEOPHATIC DRUGS R ANDERSSON, LL MORCILLO, H SOMMER, TIERARZTLICHE UMSCHAU 52 (7), 1997. 00407-00412

Canova, a Brazilian medical formulation, alters oxidative metabolism of mice macrophages de Oliveira CC, de Oliveira SM, Godoy LM, Gabardo J, Buchi Dde F. Laboratrio de Estudos de Clulas Inflamatrias e Neoplsicas, Departamento de Biologia Celular, SCB, Universidade Federal do Paran, Curitiba, PR, Brasil. J Infect. 2006 Jun;52(6):420-32. Epub 2006 Jan 4.

Homeopathy versus antibiotics in metaphylaxis of infectious diseases: a clinical study in pig fattening and its significance to consumersAlbrecht H, Schatte A. Carstens Foundation, Essen, Germany Altern Ther Health Med. 1999 Sep;5(5):64-8

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: Cancer Studies

Anthroposophical medicine and mistletoe treatment studies

Effect of homeopathic medicines on transplanted tumors in mice Es S, Kuttan G, Kc P, Kuttan R.Amala Cancer Research Centre, Amala Nagar, Thrissur, Kerala State, India. 680555 amalaresearch@rediffmail.com Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2007 Jul-Sep;8(3):390-4

Men with cancer: is their use of complementary and alternative medicine a response to needs unmet by conventional care? Evans MA, Shaw AR, Sharp DJ, Thompson EA, Falk S, Turton P, Thompson T. Academic Unit of Primary Care, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2007 Nov;16(6):517-25

Efficacy of homeopathic treatment of skin reactions during radiotherapy for breast cancer: a randomised, double-blind clinical trialBalzarini, A : Felisi, E : Martini, A : De Conno, F Br-Homeopath-J. 2000 Jan; 89(1): 8-12

Effects of Homeopathic Preparations on Human Prostate Cancer Growth in Cellular and Animal Models Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Basic Science Building, room 217, Georgetown University Medical Center, 3900 Reservoir Rd, NW, Washington, DC 20007 Integrative Cancer Therapies, Vol. 5, No. 4, 362-372 (2006)

Homeopathic treatment of radiation-induced itching in breast cancer patients. A prospective observational study Schlappack O. Department of Radiotherapy and Radiobiology, University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20 A-1090 Vienna, Austria. Otto.Schlappack@medunivie.ac.at Homeopathy. 2004 Oct;93(4):210-5

Homeopathy as a supportive therapy in cancer Rajendran ES. Vinayaka Mission’s Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Salem 636 308, India. rajendranes@eth.net Homeopathy. 2004 Apr;93(2):99-102

The homeopathic approach to symptom control in the cancer patient: a prospective observational study Thompson EA, Reillly D. Directorate of Homeopathic Medicine, United Bristol Healthcare Trust, Bristol Homeopathic Hospital, UK Palliat Med. 2002 May;16(3):227-33

A new homeopathic approach to neoplastic diseases: from cell destruction to carcinogen-induced apoptosis Montfort H.Instituto Superior de Medicina Homeopática de Enseñanza e Investigación, Monterrey, Mexico Br Homeopath J. 2000 Apr;89(2):78-83

The late results of treatment with homeopathic agents in patients with prostatic adenoma Vozianov AF, Simeonova NK. Vrach Delo. 1990 Jul;(7):93-5

Inhibition of chemically induced carcinogenesis by drugs used in homeopathic medicine Kumar KB, Sunila ES, Kuttan G, Preethi KC, Venugopal CN, Kuttan R Amala Cancer Research Centre, Amala Nagar, Thrissur, Kerala State, India Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2007 Jan-Mar;8(1):98-102

Anti-tumour activity of Ruta graveolens extract Preethi KC, Kuttan G, Kuttan R. Amala Cancer Research Centre, Amala Nagar, Thrissur, Kerala-680555, India Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2006 Jul-Sep;7(3):439-43

Complementary and alternative medicines taken by cancer patients Simon L, Prebay D, Beretz A, Bagot JL, Lobstein A,Rubinstein I, Schraub S. Centre Paul-Strauss, BP 42, 67065 Strasbourg Bull Cancer. 2007 May 1;94(5):483-8

Peculiarities of ion transport of calcium in tumor cells under conditions of irradiation by ionizing radiation, chemopreparations and homeopathic means Mikhvetadze AV, NadateÄ shvili GG. Georgian Med News. 2006 Nov;(140):98-100

Can homeopathic treatment slow prostate cancer growth? Jonas WB, Gaddipati JP, Rajeshkumar NV, Sharma A,Thangapazham RL, Warren J, Singh AK, Ives JA, Olsen C, Mog SR, Maheshwari RK. Samueli Institute, 1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA. Integr Cancer Ther. 2006 Dec;5(4):343-9

Complementary and alternative medicine use in breast cancer patients in Europe Molassiotis A, Scott JA, Kearney N, Pud D,Magri M, Selvekerova S, Bruyns I, Fernadez-Ortega P, Panteli V, Margulies A, Gudmundsdottir G, Milovics L, Ozden G, Platin N, Patiraki E. School of Nursing, University of Manchester, Coupland III, Coupland Street, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK. alex.molassiotis@manchester.ac.uk Support Care Cancer. 2006 Mar;14(3):260-7. Epub 2005 Sep 6

Complementary and alternative medicine Filshie J, Rubens CN. Royal Marsden Hospital, Downs Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 5PT, UK. jacqueline.filshie@binternet.com Anesthesiol Clin. 2006 Mar;24(1):81-111, viii

Complementary and alternative medicine use in lung cancer patients in eight European countries Molassiotis A, Panteli V,Patiraki E, Ozden G, Platin N, Madsen E, Browall M, Fernandez-Ortega P, Pud D, Margulies A. School of Nursing, University of Manchester, Coupland III, Coupland Street, Manchester M13 9PL, UK. alex.molassiotis@manchester.ac.uk Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2006 Feb;12(1):34-9. Epub 2005 Nov 14

Complementary and alternative medicine use in colorectal cancer patients in seven European countries Molassiotis A, Fernandez-Ortega P, Pud D, Ozden G, Platin N, Hummerston S, Scott JA, Panteli V, Gudmundsdottir G, Selvekerova S, Patiraki E,Kearney N. University of Manchester, School of Nursing, Coupland III, Coupland Street, Manchester M13 9PL, UK. alex.molassiotis@manchester.ac.uk Complement Ther Med. 2005 Dec;13(4):251-7. Epub 2005 Sep 19

Use of selected complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments in veterans with cancer or chronic pain: a cross-sectional survey McEachrane-Gross FP, Liebschutz JM, Berlowitz D. Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA, USA. eachrane@mchsi.com BMC Complement Altern Med. 2006 Oct 6;6:34

Pursuit and practice of complementary therapies by cancer patients receiving conventional treatment Downer SM, Cody MM,McCluskey P, Wilson PD, Arnott SJ, Lister TA, Slevin ML. Department of Medical Oncology, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London BMJ. 1994 Jul 9;309(6947):86-9

Demographic, medical, and psychosocial correlates to CAM use among survivors of colorectal cancer Lawsin C, DuHamel K,Itzkowitz SH, Brown K, Lim H, Thelemaque L, Jandorf L. Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA. Catalina.Lawsin@mssm.edu Support Care Cancer. 2007 May;15(5):557-64. Epub 2007 Jan 5

Prevalence and characteristics of complementary medicine used by pediatric cancer patients in a mixed western and middle-eastern population Weyl Ben Arush M, Geva H, Ofir R, Mashiach T, Uziel R, Dashkovsky Z. Pediatric Hematology Oncology Department, Meyer Children’s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel. m_benarush@rambam.health.gov.il J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2006 Mar;28(3):141-6

Complementary and alternative medicine use in patients with haematological malignancies in Europe Molassiotis A, Margulies A,Fernandez-Ortega P, Pud D, Panteli V, Bruyns I, Scott JA, Gudmundsdottir G, Browall M, Madsen E, Ozden G, Magri M, Selvekerova S, Platin N, Kearney N, Patiraki E. School of Nursing, University of Manchester, Coupland III, Coupland Street, Manchester M13 9PL, UK. alex.molassiotis@man.ac.uk Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2005 May;11(2):105-10

The use of complementary and alternative therapies by cancer patients in northern Israel Hana G, Bar-Sela G, Zhana D, Mashiach T, Robinson E. Quality Improvement Unit, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel Isr Med Assoc J. 2005 Apr;7(4):243-7

Use of complementary and alternative medicine in cancer patients: a European survey Molassiotis A, Fernadez-Ortega P, Pud D,Ozden G, Scott JA, Panteli V, Margulies A, Browall M, Magri M, Selvekerova S, Madsen E, Milovics L, Bruyns I,Gudmundsdottir G, Hummerston S, Ahmad AM, Platin N, Kearney N, Patiraki E. School of Nursing, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. alex.molassiotis@manchester.ac.uk Ann Oncol. 2005 Apr;16(4):655-63. Epub 2005 Feb 2

Use of complementary and alternative therapies: a national multicentre study of oncology health professionals in Norway Kolstad A,Risberg T, Bremnes Y, Wilsgaard T, Holte H, Klepp O, Mella O, Wist E. Department of Oncology, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, 0310, Oslo, Norway. arnkolst@online.no Support Care Cancer. 2004 May;12(5):312-8. Epub 2004 Feb 6

Complementary therapies in palliative cancer care Yildirim YK, FadiloÄŸlu C, Uyar M. Ege University Nursing School, Department of Internal Medicine Nursing, Izmir, Turkey. yasemin.kyildirim@ege.edu.tr Agri. 2006 Jan;18(1):26-32

Predictors of use of complementary and alternative therapies among patients with cancer Fouladbakhsh JM, Stommel M, Given BA, Given CW. College of Nursing, Michigan State University in East Lansing, USA. judif129@comcast.net Oncol Nurs Forum. 2005 Nov 3;32(6):1115-22

Homeopathy in cancer treatment R Kothari, S Rao, S Shivram Krupa Homoeopathists, Mumbai, India

Oncology and homeopathy at the general hospital in Klagenfurt E Pichler Klagenfurt, Austria

PRODUCT FOR REGRESSION OF TUMORS OCCURING IN THE HUMAN BODY (with Homeopathy) Dr. Prasanta Banerji 114A Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, Kolkata-700 025 and 10/3/1 Elgin Road, Kolkata – 700 020 The PB Homeopathic Research Foundation University of Texas and MD Anderson Cancer Center and Huntington Medical Research Institute and US varsity moots tie-up with Kolkata homeopathy clinic

Cancer Free India Homeopathic Research and Treament of AIDS and Tuberculosis Dr. A.B.Dey, Professor of Geriatrics, AIIMS, New Delhi, Dr. B.K.Mohanti, Prof. of Radiation Oncology. Dr. S.D.Pundir, BHMS from Jaipur University AIIMS

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: CARDIOLOGY

Cardioprotective effect of tincture of Crataegus on isoproterenol-induced myocardial infarction in rats Jayalakshmi R, Niranjali Devaraj S. Department of Biochemistry, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai 600 025, India J Pharm Pharmacol. 2004 Jul;56(7):921-6

Homeopathy in cardiac arrhythmia L Hutsol, M Hutsol, I Tsymbal Vinnitsa National Medical University, Vinnitsa Clinical Town Hospital, Vinnitsa, Ukraine

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: Case Studies

Hahnemann’s youngest patients – an analytic study of the first homeopathic treatments for children Ritzmann I. Med Ges Gesch. 1999;18:189-208

Homeopathic Treatment for Chronic Disease: A 6-Year, University-Hospital Outpatient Observational Study David S. Spence, Directorate of Homeopathic Medicine, United Bristol Healthcare, National Health Service Trust, Bristol, United Kingdom. Elizabeth A. Thompson, University Department of Palliative Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom. S.J. Barron, Directorate of Homeopathic Medicine, United Bristol Healthcare, National Health Service Trust, Bristol, United Kingdom. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2005, 11(5): 793-798. doi:10.1089/acm.2005.11.793.

Outcomes from homeopathic prescribing in medical practice: A prospective, research-targeted, pilot study R.T. Mathie and T.W. Robinson
Faculty of Homeopathy and British Homeopathic Association, Hahnemann House, 29 Park Street West, Luton, LU1 3BE, UK Homeopathy Volume 95, Issue 4, October 2006, Pages 199-205

The homeopathic patient: comparative results of homeopathic and conventional GP patient interviews Gunther M Med Ges Gesch. 1999;18:119-36

Users of homeopaths in Norway in 1998, compared to previous users and GP patients Steinsbekk A, Fønnebø V. Department of Community Medicine and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. aslak.steinsbekk@medisin.ntnu.no Homeopathy. 2003 Jan;92(1):3-10

A preliminary audit investigating remedy reactions including adverse events in routine homeopathic practice Thompson E, Barron S, Spence D. Bristol Homeopathic Hospital, United Bristol Healthcare Trust, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6PD, UK. elizabeth.thompson@ubht.swest.nhs.uk Homeopathy. 2004 Oct;93(4):203-9

Strength of vital force in classical homeopathy: bio-psycho-social-spiritual correlates within a complex systems context Bell IR,Lewis DA 2nd, Lewis SE, Brooks AJ, Schwartz GE, Baldwin CM. Department of Medicine and Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, 85724-5153, USA. ibell@u.arizona.edu J Altern Complement Med. 2004 Feb;10(1):123-31

Homeopathic practitioner views of changes in patients undergoing constitutional treatment for chronic disease Bell IR, Koithan M,Gorman MM, Baldwin CM. Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724-5153, USA. ibell@u.arizona.edu J Altern Complement Med. 2003 Feb;9(1):39-50

Homeopathy–what are the active ingredients? An exploratory study using the UK Medical Research Council’s framework for the evaluation of complex interventions Thompson TD, Weiss M. Academic Unit of Primary Care, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK. trevor.thompson@bris.ac.uk BMC Complement Altern Med. 2006 Nov 13;6:37

Why do parents take their children to homeopaths? — an exploratory qualitative study Steinsbekk A, Bentzen N, Brien S. Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. aslak.steinsbekk@ntnu.no Forsch Komplementarmed. 2006 Apr;13(2):88-93. Epub 2006 Apr 19

When conventional treatment is not enough: a case of migraine without aura responding to homeopathy Whitmarsh TE. Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, Scotland J Altern Complement Med. 1997 Summer;3(2):159-62

Homeopathy in [corrected] spontaneous bacterial peritonitis Teut M. Gesundheitszentrum POLIKUM Friedenau, Berlin, Deutschland. michael.teut@polikum.de Forsch Komplementarmed. 2006 Dec;13(6):372-5. Epub 2006 Dec 21

Measuring the effects of acupuncture and homeopathy in general practice: an uncontrolled prospective documentation approachGüthlin C, Lange O, Walach H. Department of Evaluation Research in Complementary Medicine, Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Hugstetter Str, 55 D-79106 Freiburg, Germany. guethlin@ukl.uni-freiburg.de BMC Public Health. 2004 Mar 4;4:6

Case reports on cured patients with severe psychiatric diseases CN Cámpora Fundación Médica Homeopática Vitalis, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Thrombotic-thrombocytopenic purpura: a case report from an intensive care unit M Frass Ludwig Boltzmann Institute For Homeopathy, Dept. of Internal Medicine I, Universität Wien, Wien, Austria

The caged bird sings – a prospective formal case series of 18 routine referrals to Bristol Homeopathic Hospital T Thompson1, M Weiss2 1 Primary Care, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK 2 Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath, Bath, UK

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: Cost Effectiveness

Economic aspects of allergies: status and prospects for Austria Stein V, Dorner T, Lawrence K, Kunze M, Rieder A. Institut für Sozialmedizin, Centre for Public Health, Medizinische Universität Wien, Wien, Osterreich. katharina.v.stein@meduniwien.ac.at Wien Med Wochenschr. 2007;157(11-12):248-54

Outcome and costs of homoeopathic and conventional treatment strategies: a comparative cohort study in patients with chronic disorders Witt C, Keil T, Selim D, Roll S, Vance W, Wegscheider K, Willich SN. Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, 10098 Berlin, Germany. claudia.witt@charite.de Complement Ther Med. 2005 Jun;13(2):79-86

Does homeopathy reduce the cost of conventional drug prescribing? A study of comparative prescribing costs in general practice Jain A. Kingfisher Medical Centre, South East London, UK. asha.jain@gp-985020.nhs.uk Homeopathy. 2003 Apr;92(2):71-6

The economic evaluation of complementary medicine: a staged approach at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital van Haselen R.Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, London, UK Br Homeopath J. 2000 Jul;89 Suppl 1:S23-6

Improving the evaluation of homeopathy: economic considerations and impact on health Chaufferin G. Boiron, Sainte-Foy-les Lyon, France Br Homeopath J. 2000 Jul;89 Suppl 1:S27-30

Effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of homeopathy in general practice Рsummarized health technology assessmentBornh̦ft G, Wolf U, von Ammon K, Righetti M, Maxion-Bergemann S, Baumgartner S, Thurneysen AE, Matthiessen PF. Chair in Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany Forsch Komplementarmed. 2006;13 Suppl 2:19-29. Epub 2006 Jun 26

Use and expenditure on complementary medicine in England: a population based survey Thomas KJ, Nicholl JP, Coleman P. Medical Centre Research Unit, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. k.j.thomas@sheffield.ac.uk Complement Ther Med. 2001 Mar;9(1):2-11.

The costs of treating rheumatoid arthritis patients with complementary medicine: exploring the issue van Haselen RA, Graves N,Dahiha S. Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, UK Complement Ther Med. 1999 Dec ;7 (4):217-21 10709304

Cost effectiveness and efficacy of homeopathy in primary health care units of the Government of Delhi – a study RK Manchanda1, M Kulhashreshtha2 1 Directorate of ISM and Homoeopathy, Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, New Delhi, India; M 2 Directorate of Health Services, Government of Delhi, India

Cost-effectiveness of homeopathy in chronic diseases D Spence Bristol Homeopathic Hospital, Bristol, UK

Is complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) cost-effective? a systematic review Patricia M Herman, 1 Benjamin M Craig,2 and Opher Caspi3 1Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA 2Department of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA 3Recanati Center for Internal Medicine and Research, Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson Campus), Petah Tikva, Israel BMC Complement Altern Med. 2005; 5: 11

Complementary and alternative medicine costs – a systematic literature review
Maxion-Bergemann S, Wolf M, Bornhöft G, Matthiessen PF, Wolf U. PanMedion Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland Forsch Komplementarmed. 2006;13 Suppl 2:42-5. Epub 2006 Jun 2

Scientific Research and Homeopathy :D ENTAL STUDIES

Outcomes from homeopathic prescribing in dental practice: a prospective, research-targeted, pilot study R.T. Mathie, and S. FarrerFaculty of Homeopathy and British Homeopathic Association, Hahnemann House, 29 Park Street West, Luton LU1 3BE, UK Homeopathy Volume 96, Issue 2, April 2007, Pages 74-81

Dentistry and homeopathy: an overview Bhat SS, Sargod SS, George D. Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Yenepoya Dental College Hospital, Nithyananda Nagar, Mangalore, Karnataka State, India Dent Update. 2005 Oct;32(8):486-8, 491

Comparative study of homeopathic remedies clinical efficacy in comprehensive treatment of inflammatory periodontal diseases in patients with burdened allergic status Grudianov AI, Bezrukova IV, Aleksandrovskaia IIu. Stomatologiia (Mosk). 2006;85(2):25-8

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: Dermatology

Effects of Mahonia aquifolium Ointment on the Expresion of Adhesion, Proliferation, and Activation Markers in the Skin of Patients with Psoriasis M. Augustin, U. Andrees, H. Grimme, E. Schöpf, J. Simon Universitäts-Hautklinik Freiburg Forschende Komplementärmedizin 1999;6:19-21

A placebo controlled clinical trial investigating the efficacy of a homeopathic after-bite gel in reducing mosquito bite induced erythema Hill N, Stam C, Tuinder S, van Haselen RA. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 1995;49(1-2):103-8

Contact dermatitis from Rhus toxicodendron in a homeopathic remedy Carla Cardinali, Stefano Francalanci, Barbara Giomi, Marzia Caproni, Achille Sertoli, Paolo Fabbri, Jr Amer. Acad. Derm Volume 50, Issue 1, Pages 150-151 (January 2004)

Effective treatment of seborrheic dermatitis using a low dose, oral homeopathic medication consisting of potassium bromide, sodium bromide, nickel sulfate, and sodium chloride in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study – Original research: seborrhea Alternative Medicine Review, Feb, 2002 by Steven A. Smith, Ardith E. Baker, John H. Williams, Jr.

Effects of homeopathic treatment on pruritus of haemodialysis patients: a randomised placebo-controlled double-blind trialCavalcanti AM, Rocha LM, Carillo R Jr, Lima LU, Lugon JR.Community Health Institute, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Homeopathy. 2003 Oct;92(4):177-81

Effect of homeopathic treatment of 60 Japanese patients with chronic skin disease Itamura R. Department of Dermatology, Obitsu Sankei Hospital, 1-4 Namikinishi-machi, Kawagoe-city, Saitama-ken 350-0025, Japan. ronkoita@yk.rim.or.jp Complement Ther Med. 2007 Jun;15(2):115-20. Epub 2006 Nov 29

Homeopathic treatment of Japanese patients with intractable atopic dermatitis Itamura R, Hosoya R. Department of Dermatology, Obitsu Sankei Hospital, Saitama, Japan. ronkoita@a5.rimnet.ne.jp Homeopathy. 2003 Apr;92(2):108-14

Molluscum contagiosum: a case series Rajendran ES. Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation Deemed University, Vinayaka Mission’s Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India. rajendranes@eth.net Homeopathy. 2002 Oct;91(4):255-9

Treatment of mild to moderate psoriasis with Reliéva, a Mahonia aquifolium extract–a double-blind, placebo-controlled studyBernstein S, Donsky H, Gulliver W, Hamilton D, Nobel S, Norman R. Dermatology and Cosmetic Center, 1665 East Ridge Road, Rochester, New York 14621, USA Am J Ther. 2006 Mar-Apr;13(2):121-6

Psoriasis and Natrum muriaticum ES Rajendran Vinayaka Missions Homeopathic Medical College, Salem, India

Reliéva, a mahonia aquifolium extract for the treatment of adult patients with atopic dermatitis Donsky H, Clarke D. 1Dermatology and Cosmetic Center of Rochester, Rochester, NY; and 2Lakeside Medical Association, Glendate, CA, and Providence Holy Cross Hospital, Mission Hills, CA Am J Ther. 2007 Sep-Oct;14(5):442-6

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : DIABETES

Use of complementary and alternative medicine in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus – prevalence, patterns of use, and costsDannemann K, Hecker W, Haberland H, Herbst A, Galler A, Schäfer T, Brähler E, Kiess W, Kapellen TM. Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany Pediatr Diabetes. 2008 Mar 5

Scope and limitation of homeopathy in diabetes mellitus SK Patra Diabetes Research Centre, Bhubaneswar, India

Scientific Research and Homeopathy :ENDOCRINOLOGY

New diagnostic and therapeutic approach to thyroid-associated orbitopathy based on applied kinesiology and homeopathic therapyMoncayo R, Moncayo H, Ulmer H, Kainz H. Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria. J Altern Complement Med. 2004 Aug;10(4):643-50

Scientific Research and Homeopathy :ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Aspergillus niger as a new allergic agent associated with bindis and its efficacy against homeopathic drugs Shrivastava JN, Kumar A, Bhatnagar VP. Microbiology Lab, Dept. of Botany, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Deemed University, Dayalbagh, Agra- 282005, India J Environ Biol. 2006 Oct;27(4):705-7

Homeopathic remedy for arsenic toxicity?: Evidence-based findings from a randomized placebo-controlled double blind human trialBelon P, Banerjee A, Karmakar SR, Biswas SJ, Choudhury SC, Banerjee P, Das JK, Pathak S, Guha B, Paul S,Bhattacharjee N, Khuda-Bukhsh AR. Boiron Lab, 20 rue de la Liberation, Sainte-Foy-Los-Lyon, France Sci Total Environ. 2007 Oct 1;384(1-3):141-50. Epub 2007 Jul 12

Can homeopathic arsenic remedy combat arsenic poisoning in humans exposed to groundwater arsenic contamination?: a preliminary report on first human trial Khuda-Bukhsh AR, Pathak S, Guha B, Karmakar SR, Das JK, Banerjee P, Biswas SJ, Mukherjee P, Bhattacharjee N, Choudhury SC, Banerjee A, Bhadra S, Mallick P, Chakrabarti J, Mandal B. Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani-741235, West Bengal, India. khudabukhsh_48@rediffmail.com Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2005 Dec;2(4):537-48. Epub 2005 Oct 19


Scientific Research and Homeopathy: Ear, Nose and Throat

Is homeopathy useful in the treatment of allergic, ENT and respiratory conditions? Dr Bob Leckridge, Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital CAM 8.6.07

Randomised controlled trial of homoeopathy versus placebo in perennial allergic rhinitis with overview of four trial series Morag A Taylor, research associate, a David Reilly, honorary senior lecturer in medicine, a Robert H Llewellyn-Jones, lecturer, b Charles McSharry, principal immunologist, c Tom C Aitchison, senior lecturer in statistics. d a University Department of Medicine, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G31 2ER, b Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia, c University Department of Immunology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow G11 6NT, d Department of Statistics, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ BMJ 2000;321:471-476

Homeopathic Arnica montana for post-tonsillectomy analgesia: a randomised placebo control trial A Robertson , R Suryanarayanan , A Banerjee Homeopathy. 2007 Jan ;96 (1):17-21 17227743

A meta-analysis of homeopathic treatment of pollinosis with Galphimia glauca Lüdtke R, Wiesenauer M. Institut für Medizinische Informationsverarbeitung, Tübingen, Deutschland. rainer.luedtke@uni-tuebingen.de Wien Med Wochenschr. 1997;147(14):323-7

Is homeopathic ‘immunotherapy’ effective? A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with the isopathic remedy Betula 30c for patients with birch pollen allergy Aabel S, Laerum E, Dølvik S, Djupesland P. Institute of General Practice and Community Medicine, Department of General Practice, Oslo, Norway Br Homeopath J. 2000 Oct;89(4):161-8

Double-blind trial comparing the effectiveness of the homeopathic preparation Galphimia potentiation D6, Galphimia dilution 10(-6) and placebo on pollinosis Wiesenauer M, Gaus W Arzneimittelforschung. 1985;35(11):1745-7

A meta-analysis of homeopathic treatment of pollinosis with Galphimia glauca Lüdtke R, Wiesenauer M. Institut für Medizinische Informationsverarbeitung, Tübingen, Deutschland. rainer.luedtke@uni-tuebingen.de Wien Med Wochenschr. 1997;147(14):323-7

Treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis using homeopathic preparation of common allergens in the southwest region of the US: a randomized, controlled clinical trial Kim LS, Riedlinger JE, Baldwin CM, Hilli L, Khalsa SV, Messer SA, Waters RF. Southwest College Research Institute, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, Tempe, AZ 85282-1751, USA. l.kim@scnm.edu Ann Pharmacother. 2005 Apr;39(4):617-24. Epub 2005 Mar 1

Homeopathy in acute rhinosinusitis: a double-blind, placebo controlled study shows the efficiency and tolerability of a homeopathic combination remedy Friese KH, Zabalotnyi DI. Dr.Friese@t-online.de HNO. 2007 Apr;55(4):271-7

Homeopathy in acute otitis media in children: treatment effect or spontaneous resolution? Frei H, Thurneysen A. Spezialarzt FMH für Kinder and Jugendliche, FA Homöopathie SVHA, Laupen, Switzerland. dr.heiner.frei@swissonline.ch Br Homeopath J. 2001 Oct;90(4):180-2

Homeopathic and conventional treatment for acute respiratory and ear complaints: A comparative study on outcome in the primary care setting Max Haidvogl* 1 , David S Riley* 2 , Marianne Heger* ^ 9 ,3 , Sara Brien* 4 , Miek Jong5 , Michael Fischer* 6 , George T Lewith* 4 , Gerard Jansen* 7 and André E Thurneysen* 8 1Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Homeopathy, Graz, Austria 2University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Integrative Medicine Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA 3HomInt, Karlsruhe, Germany 4Complementary Medicine Research Unit; Primary Medical Care, University of Southhampton, Southhampton, UK 5VSM Geneesmiddelen, Alkmaar, The NetherlandS 6ClinResearch GmbH, Cologne, Germany 7Tilburg, The Netherlands
8Institute for Complementary Medicine (KIKOM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007, 7:7doi:10.1186/1472-6882-7-7

Individualized homeopathic treatment of trigeminal neuralgia: an observational study Mojaver YN, Mosavi F, Mazaherinezhad A, Shahrdar A, Manshaee K Department of Oral Medicine, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Dental School, Rafsanjan, Iran. Yalda_n_m@Yahoo.com Homeopathy. 2007 Apr;96(2):82-6

Is homoeopathy a placebo response? Controlled trial of homoeopathic potency, with pollen in hayfever as model Reilly DT, Taylor MA, McSharry C, Aitchison T. Lancet. 1986 Oct 18;2(8512):881-6

Efficacy of a complex homeopathic medication (Sinfrontal) in patients with acute maxillary sinusitis: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter clinical trial Zabolotnyi DI, Kneis KC, Richardson A, Rettenberger R, Heger M,Kaszkin-Bettag M, Heger PW. Research Institute for Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases, Kiev, Ukraine Explore (NY). 2007 Mar-Apr;3(2):98-109

Effects of homeopathic treatment on salivary flow rate and subjective symptoms in patients with oral dryness: a randomized trialHaila S, Koskinen A, Tenovuo J. Porin Hammaspiste, Pori, Finland. sirkka.haila@plusterveys.fi Homeopathy. 2005 Jul;94(3):175-81

Pharmacoeconomic comparison between homeopathic and antibiotic treatment strategies in recurrent acute rhinopharyngitis in children Trichard M, Chaufferin G, Nicoloyannis N BOIRON, 20 rue de la Liberation, 69 110 Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France. melanie.trichard@boiron.fr Homeopathy. 2005 Jan;94(1):3-9

Comparison of solid and liquid forms of homeopathic remedies for tonsillitis Wiesenauer M. Adv Ther. 1998 Nov-Dec;15(6):362-71

Homeopathy as seen by a nonhomeopathic otorhinolaryngologist Schepens Y. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg. 1984;38(2):208-11

Immunology and homeopathy. 4. Clinical studies-part 2 Bellavite P, Ortolani R, Pontarollo F, Piasere V, Benato G, Conforti A. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2006 Dec;3(4):397-409. Epub 2006 Jul 31

Clear Tinnitus, middle-ear pressure, and tinnitus relief: a prospective trial Goldstein B, Shulman A, Avitable MJ. Department of Otolaryngology, Health Science Center at Brooklyn, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, USA. metrc@inch.com Int Tinnitus J. 2007;13(1):29-39

MEDICOECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF THE TREATMENT OF RECURRENT ACUTE RHINOPHARYNGITIS IN 18-MONTH-OLD TO 4-YEAR-OLD-CHILDREN BY GENERAL PRACTITIONERS A. VAINCHTOCK (GYD Institut), L. LAMARSALLE (GYD Institut), G. CHAUFFERIN (BOIRON Laboratories), G.Y. DANSETTE (GYD Institut), G. DURU (Claude Bernard University Lyon 1)

Homeopathic and conventional treatment for acute respiratory and ear complaints: a comparative study on outcome in the primary care setting Haidvogl M, Riley DS, Heger M, Brien S, Jong M, Fischer M, Lewith GT, Jansen G, Thurneysen AE. Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Homeopathy, Graz, Austria. max.haidvogl@meduni-graz.at <max.haidvogl@meduni-graz.at> BMC Complement Altern Med. 2007 Mar 2;7:7

Alternative versus conventional treatment strategy in uncomplicated acute otitis media in children: a prospective, open, controlled parallel-group comparison Wustrow TP; Otovowen Study Group. ENT Associates, Munich, Germany. wustrowt@web.de Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2004 Feb;42(2):110-9

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: Effectiveness

Outcome related to impact on daily living: preliminary validation of the ORIDL instrument Reilly D, Mercer SW, Bikker AP,Harrison T. AdHom Academic Department, Centre for Integrative Care, Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, 1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 OXQ, Scotland, UK BMC Health Serv Res. 2007 Sep 2;7:139

Treatment appraisals and beliefs predict adherence to complementary therapies: a prospective study using a dynamic extended self-regulation model Bishop FL, Yardley L, Lewith GT Br J Health Psychol. 2007 Oct 24

An epidemiological study of a homeopathic practice Colin P Br Homeopath J. 2000 Jul;89(3):116-21

The homeopathic mustard gas trials of 1941-42 Commentary on: British Homoeopathic Society (1943). Report on mustard gas experiments (Glasgow and London). British Homoeopathic Journal 33:1–12.

THE EUROPEAN UNION, HOMEOPATHY AND OTHER UNCONVENTIONAL MEDICINES Dr. Michel Van Wassenhoven. Substitute Member at the European Parliament, President of the action COST-B4 – (1993-1999) “Unconventional Medicine” in 1997. “One can no longer disregard unconventional Medicine or hide behind obsolete dogmatic assertions.”

Cuba’s public health system before and after the introduction of homeopathy: patients on homeopathic vs. allopathic treatment JL Alvarez1 1 Pinar del Rio, Cuba

Clinical trials of homoeopathy Kleijnen J, Knipschild P, ter Riet G. Department of Epidemiology and Health Care Research, University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands. BMJ. 1991 Feb 9;302(6772):316-23

Efficacy of selected complementary and alternative medicine interventions for chronic pain Tan G, Craine MH, Bair MJ, Garcia MK, Giordano J, Jensen MP, McDonald SM, Patterson D, Sherman RA, Williams W, Tsao JC. Anesthesiology Care Line (145), Michael E. DeBakey VAMC, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030. tan.gabriel@med.va.gov. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2007;44(2):195-222

Quality criteria of homoeopathic mother tinctures: considerations regarding suitable tests for homoeopathic monographs Biber A,Franck-Karl G, Klein G, Stumpf KH. Deutsche Homöopathie-Union, Karlsruhe, Germany. anton.biber@dhu.de Pharmeur Sci Notes. 2005 Aug;2005(1):53-9

Patient benefit survey: Liverpool Regional Department of Homoeopathic Medicine Richardson WR. Department of Homoeopathic Medicine, Old Swan Health Centre, Liverpool, UK Br Homeopath J. 2001 Jul;90(3):158-62

Patient benefit survey: Tunbridge Wells Homoeopathic Hospital Clover A. Homoeopathic Hospital, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom Br Homeopath J. 2000 Apr;89(2):68-72

Responses to homeopathic treatment in National Health Service general practice Robinson T. Barton House, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3EQ, UK. doctortwrobinson.com Homeopathy. 2006 Jan;95(1):9-14

Double-blind, placebo-controlled homeopathic pathogenetic trials: symptom collection and analysis Dominici G, Bellavite P, di Stanislao C, Gulia P, Pitari G.Centro Omeopatico Vescovio, p.zza Vescovio 7, Rome, Italy Homeopathy. 2006 Jul;95(3):123-30

The growth of a lie and the end of “conventional” medicine Mastrangelo D, Loré C Department of Ophthalmology, University of Siena, Italy. mastrangelo@unisi.it Med Sci Monit. 2005 Dec;11(12):SR27-31. Epub 2005 Nov 24

Audit of outcome in 829 consecutive patients treated with homeopathic medicines Sevar R. Br Homeopath J. 2000 Oct;89(4):178-87

Homeopathy users wouldn’t switch to conventional medicine
2007-09-20 14:46:58 Source : Moneycontrol.com World Health Organisation

Homeopathy and conventional medicine: an outcomes study comparing effectiveness in a primary care setting Riley D, Fischer M,Singh B, Haidvogl M, Heger M. University of New Mexico Medical School, Albuquerque, USA. dsriley@integrativemed.org J Altern Complement Med. 2001 Apr;7(2):149-59

Homeopathic medical practice: long-term results of a cohort study with 3981 patients Witt CM, Lüdtke R, Baur R, Willich SN. Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, D-10098 Berlin, Germany. claudia.witt@charite.de BMC Public Health. 2005 Nov 3;5:115

Diagnoses and treatment in homeopathic medical practice Becker-Witt C, Lüdtke R, Weisshuhn TE, Willich SN.Institut für Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsökonomie, Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2004 Apr;11(2):98-103

Patient benefit survey: Liverpool Regional Department of Homoeopathic Medicine Richardson WR. Department of Homoeopathic Medicine, Old Swan Health Centre, Liverpool, UK Br Homeopath J. 2001 Jul;90(3):158-62

An observational study of patients receiving homeopathic treatment Van Wassenhoven M, Ives G.Unio Homoeopathica Belgica, 132 chaussée de Bruxelles, 1190 Brussels, Belgium Homeopathy. 2004 Jan;93(1):3-11

Harm in homeopathy: aggravations, adverse drug events or medication errors? Endrizzi C, Rossi E, Crudeli L, Garibaldi D. Homeopathic Clinic, Reference Regional Centre, Campo di Marte Hospital, AUSL 2 Lucca, Italy Homeopathy. 2005 Oct;94(4):233-40

Safety of homeopathic injectables for subcutaneous administration: a documentation of the experience of prescribing practitionersBaars EW, Adriaansen-Tennekes R, Eikmans KJ. Louis Bolk Instituut, Department of Healthcare and Nutrition, Driebergen, The Netherlands. e.baars@louisbolk.nl J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Aug;11(4):609-16

Patients’ assessments of the effectiveness of homeopathic care in Norway: a prospective observational multicentre outcome studySteinsbekk A, Lüdtke R. Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. aslak.steinsbekk@ntnu.no Homeopathy. 2005 Jan;94(1):10-6

Patients treated by homeopaths registered with the Society of Homeopaths: a pilot study Relton C, Chatfield K, Partington H,Foulkes L. HSR, Sheffield School for Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK. c.relton@sheffield.ac.uk Homeopathy. 2007 Apr;96(2):87-9

Satisfaction among patients of a homeopathic clinic Peer O, Bar Dayan Y, Shoenfeld Y. Medical Dept. B, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer Harefuah. 1996 Jan 15;130(2):86-9, 143

Study of the practice of homeopathic general practitioners in France Trichard M, Lamure E, Chaufferin G. Laboratoires BOIRON, 20 rue de la Libération, Sainte-Foy-Lès-Lyon 69 110, France. etudes-economie@boiron.fr Homeopathy. 2003 Jul;92(3):135-9

Evaluation of a GP practice based homeopathy service Slade K, Chohan BP, Barker PJ. Coventry City Primary Care Trust, Christchurch House, Greyfriars Lane, Coventry, CV1 2GQ, UK. karen.slade@doctors.org.uk Homeopathy. 2004 Apr;93(2):67-70

A pilot prospective study on the consultation and relational empathy, patient enablement, and health changes over 12 months in patients going to the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital Bikker AP, Mercer SW, Reilly D. AdHom Academic Departments, Centre for Integrative Care, Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, Glasgow, United Kingdom. J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Aug;11(4):591-600

Using a computer-based clinical management system to improve effectiveness of a homeopathic service in a fundholding general practice Peters D, Pinto GJ, Harris G. Marylebone Health Centre, University of Westminster, London, UK. petersd@umin.ac.uk Br Homeopath J. 2000 Jul;89 Suppl 1:S14-9

Homeopath & patient–a dyad of harmony? Frank R. Facultaet für Soziologie, University of Bielefeld, Postfach 100131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany. rog.frank@t-online.de Soc Sci Med. 2002 Oct;55(8):1285-96

Use of and satisfaction with homeopathy in a patient population Goldstein MS, Glik D.University of California-Los Angeles, USA Altern Ther Health Med. 1998 Mar;4(2):60-5

Homeopathy and health related Quality of Life: a survey in six European countries Anelli M, Scheepers L, Sermeus G, Van Wassenhoven M. CONSEUR: European Consumers Association, Brussels, Belgium Homeopathy. 2002 Jan;91(1):18-21

Patient compliance with homeopathic therapy Endrizzi C, Rossi E. Homeopathic Clinic, ASL 2 Lucca, Homeopathic Reference Centre Region of Tuscany, Italy Homeopathy. 2006 Oct;95(4):206-14

Final report on the Milwaukee test of the thirtieth dilution 1880 (Early use of blind assessment in a homoeopathic scientific experiment) Storke EF, Martin R, Rosenkrans EM, Ford J, Schloemilch A, McDermott GC, Carlson OW (1880) Homoeopathic Times 7:12/280-1

Developing and evaluating complementary therapy services: part 2. Examining the effects of treatment on health status Richardson J. School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, Research Council for Complementary Medicine, London, United Kingdom. janet.richardson@kcl.ac.uk J Altern Complement Med. 2001 Aug;7(4):315-28

The integrative project “Homeopathy in pediatrics“ at the children’s hospital of the University of Munich, Germany S Kruse2, M Dorcsi-Ulrich1, C Lucae2 1 Pediatric medical practice, München, Germany 2 Dr. von Hauner’s Hospital for Children, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, München, Germany

Use and acceptance of classical natural and alternative medicine in Germany–findings of a representative population-based surveyHärtel U, Volger E. Europäisches Gesundheitszentrum für Naturheilverfahren, Sebastian Kneipp Institut GmbH, Bad Wörishofen, Deutschland. haertel@lrz.uni-muenchen.de Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2004 Dec;11(6):327-34

Effects of acupuncture and homeopathy: prospective documentation. Interim results Walach H, Güthlin C. Department of Environmental Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany Br Homeopath J. 2000 Jul;89 Suppl 1:S31-4

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: Epidemics

A controlled evaluation of a homoeopathic preparation in the treatment of influenza-like syndromes Ferley JP, Zmirou D,DAdhemar D, Balducci F. Centre Alpin de Recherche Epidmiologique et de Prevention Sanitaire, Grenoble University Hospital, France Br J Clin Pharmacol. 1989 Mar;27(3):329-35

Homeopathic treatment of acute childhood diarrhea: results from a clinical trial in Nepal Jennifer Jacobs, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. L. Margarita Jiménez, Department of Public Health, Health Sciences Center, University of Guadalajara. Stephen Malthouse, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. Elizabeth Chapman, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. Dean Crothers, Evergreen Center for Homeopathic Medicine, Edmonds, Washington. Mary Masuk, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Wayne B. Jonas, Department of Family Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2000, 6(2): 131-139. doi:10.1089/acm.2000.6.131.

Homoeopathic Oscillococcinum for preventing and treating influenza and influenza-like syndromes Vickers AJ, Smith C. Integrative Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10021, USA. andrewline@earthlink.net Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2000;(2):CD001957

Self care in health Nessa F, Rahman S, Banu S. International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Dhaka Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull. 1991 Oct;17(2):63-73

Combating epidemics through miasmatic prescription (Japanese Encephalitis)
G Srinivasulu Dept. of Organon of Medicine, Government Homoeopathic Medical College (Affiliated to N. T. R. University of Health Sciences, A.P.), Cuddapah, India

Immunomodulatory effect of Canova medication on experimental Leishmania amazonensis infection Pereira WK, Lonardoni MV,Grespan R, Caparroz-Assef SM, Cuman RK, Bersani-Amado CA. Laboratory of Inflammation, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Maring, Avenida Colombo, 5790, 87020-900 Maring-PR, Brazil J Infect. 2005 Aug;51(2):157-64. Epub 2004 Nov 5.

Plagues and Pestilences: past and present, Homeopathy’s approach to epidemic disease W Taylor Homeopathy Department, Portland, USA

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : GALL STONES

Characteristics of immune homeostasis in patients with cholelithiasis complicated by hepatitis and cholangitis Dronov OI, Simkin MK. Lik Sprava. 2006 Jul-Sep;(5-6):52-5

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : GENITOURINARY

Evaluation of 2LHERP in preventing recurrences of genital herpes. Institut International 3IDI Jenaer M, Henry MF, Garcia A,Marichal B. Institut International 3IDI, Paris, France Br Homeopath J. 2000 Oct;89(4):174-7

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : HAEMATOLOGY

Can Homeopathy Bring Additional Benefits to Thalassemic Patients on Hydroxyurea Therapy? Encouraging Results of a Preliminary Study Antara Banerjee1, Sudipa Basu Chakrabarty2, Susanta Roy Karmakar1, Amit Chakrabarty2, Surjyo Jyoti Biswas1, Saiful Haque1, Debarsi Das1, Saili Paul1, Biswapati Mandal3, Boujedaini Naoual4, Philippe Belon4 and Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh1 1Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani-741 235, 2 Institute of Genetic Engineering, 30 Thakurhat Road, Badu, Kolkata-700 128, 3Directorate of Research, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, West Bengal, India and 4Boiron Laboratory, 20 Rue de la Liberation, Sainte-Foy-Les-Lyon, France eCAM Advance Access published October 29, 2007

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : HYPERSENSITIVITY

Expectations and effectiveness of medical treatment and classical homeopathic treatment for patients with hypersensitivity illnesses-One year prospective study Launsø L, Henningsen I, Rieper J, Brender H, Sandø F, Hvenegaard A. National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NAFKAM), University of Tromsø, Norway Homeopathy. 2007 Oct;96(4):233-42

An exploratory retrospective study of people suffering from hypersensitivity illnesses who attend medical or classical homeopathic treatment Launsø L, Kimby CK, Henningsen I, Fønnebø V. The National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NAFKAM) University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway. Launsoe@post7.tele.dk Homeopathy. 2006 Apr;95(2):73-80

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : HYPERTENSION

CAM use among older adults age 65 or older with hypertension in the United States: general use and disease treatment Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1063, USA. rbell@wfubmc.edu J Altern Complement Med. 2006 Nov;12(9):903-9

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : IATROGENIC

Evidence of the principle of similitude in modern fatal iatrogenic events Teixeira MZ. Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. marcus@homeozulian.med.br Homeopathy. 2006 Oct;95(4):229-36

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : INSOMNIA

The homeopathic preparation Neurexan vs. valerian for the treatment of insomnia: an observational study Waldschütz R, Klein P. Hadwigstrasse 24, D – 78224 Singen, Germany ScientificWorldJournal. 2008 Apr 20;8:411-20

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : INTENSIVE CARE

Adjunctive homeopathic treatment in patients with severe sepsis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in an intensive care unit Frass M, Linkesch M, Banyai S, Resch G, Dielacher C, Löbl T, Endler C, Haidvogl M, Muchitsch I, Schuster E. Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Homeopathy, Graz, Austria. michael.frass@kabsi.at Homeopathy. 2005 Apr;94(2):75-80

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: In Vitro and Related Studies

In vitro evaluation of the antiviral effects of the homeopathic preparation Gripp-Heel on selected respiratory viruses Glatthaar-Saalmüller B. Labor Dr. Glatthaar, Clinical Immunology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, A-1210 Vienna, Austria (e-mail: glatthaar@l-d-g.de). Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2007 Nov;85(11):1084-90

Does potentized HgCl2 (Mercurius c orrosivus) affect the activity of diastase and alpha-amylase? Witt CM, Bluth M, Hinderlich S, Albrecht H, Lüdtke R, Weisshuhn TE, Willich SN. Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany. claudia.witt@charite.de J Altern Complement Med. 2006 May;12(4):359-65

Histamine dilutions modulate basophil activation Belon P, Cumps J, Ennis M, Mannaioni PF, Roberfroid M, Sainte-Laudy J,Wiegant FA. Boiron, 20 rue de la Libération, 69110 Sainte-Foy-Les-Lyon, France Inflamm Res. 2004 May;53(5):181-8. Epub 2004 Apr 21

In-Vitro Activity of Thuja Occidentalis Linn. Against Pathogenic Aspergilli Dr. Girish Gupta Dr. A. K. Srivastava The Homoeopathic Heritage Vol. 27, No. 1, January 2002 pg. 5 – 12.

The in vitro evidence for an effect of high homeopathic potencies–a systematic review of the literature Witt CM, Bluth M,Albrecht H, Weisshuhn TE, Baumgartner S, Willich SN. Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, D-10098 Berlin, Germany. claudia.witt@charite.de Complement Ther Med. 2007 Jun;15(2):128-38. Epub 2007 Mar 28

Biochemical efficacy of homeopathic and electronic preparations of D8 potassium cyanate Dittmann J, Kanapin H, Harisch G.Institut für Physiologische Chemie, Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Deutschland Forsch Komplementarmed. 1999 Feb;6(1):15-8

Effect of low doses and high homeopathic potencies in normal and cancerous human lymphocytes: an in vitro isopathic study Wälchli C, Baumgartner S, Bastide M. Institute for Complementary Medicine (KIKOM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. waelchli@hiscia.ch J Altern Complement Med. 2006 Jun;12(5):421-7

Activation of mononuclear bone marrow cells treated in vitro with a complex homeopathic medication Cesar B, Abud AP, de Oliveira CC, Cardoso F, Gremski W, Gabardo J, Buchi DD. Departamento de Biologia Celular, Setor de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba, PR, Brazil Micron. 2007 Feb 22; [Epub ahead of print]

In vivo treatment of melanoma (B16F10) with a homeopathic agent and with a cytokine (IFN-alpha) Pascual-Carpe F, Vicente-Ortega V, Campos-Aranda M, Yañez-Gascón J. Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Murcia University, Espinardo Campus,30100 Murcia, Spain Oncol Res. 2006;16(5):211-6

Investigation of cytokine expression in human leukocyte cultures with two immune-modulatory homeopathic preparationsRamachandran C, Nair PK, Clèment RT, Melnick SJ. Research Institute, Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, Florida 33155, USA. cheppail.ramachandran@mch.com J Altern Complement Med. 2007 May;13(4):403-7

In vivo study of the anti-inflammatory effect of Rhus toxicodendron dos Santos AL, Perazzo FF, Cardoso LG, Carvalho JC. Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde de São Paulo, R. Bartolomeu de Gusmão, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Homeopathy. 2007 Apr;96(2):95-101

Antioxidative, antiproliferative and biochemical effects in HepG2 cells of a homeopathic remedy and its constituent plant tinctures tested separately or in combination Gebhardt R. Institute of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. rgebhardt@medizin.uni-leipzig.de Arzneimittelforschung. 2003;53(12):823-30

Comparative analysis of the influence of various factors in different combinations on the ionic homeostasis of a cell NadareÄ shvili GG. Georgian Med News. 2006 Aug;(137):109-11

Influence of some homeopathic preparations on tumor cells NadareÄ shvili GG. Georgian Med News. 2006 Jul;(136):99-101

Influences of some homeopathic preparations on ionic homeostasis at different dilutions NadareÄ shvili GG. Georgian Med News. 2006 Jun;(135):120-3

Dual inhibition of 5-lipoxygenase/cyclooxygenase by a reconstituted homeopathic remedy; possible explanation for clinical efficacy and favourable gastrointestinal tolerability Jäggi R, Würgler U, Grandjean F, Weiser M. VitaPlant AG, Benkenstrasse 254, 4108 Witterswil, Switzerland. rjaeggi@vitaplant.ch Inflamm Res. 2004 Apr;53(4):150-7. Epub 2004 Mar 18

Inhibition of IL-1beta and TNF-alpha secretion from resting and activated human immunocytes by the homeopathic medication Traumeel S Porozov S, Cahalon L, Weiser M, Branski D, Lider O, Oberbaum M. The Center for Integrative Complementary Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem 91031, Israel Clin Dev Immunol. 2004 Jun;11(2):143-9

Phagocytosis, endosomal/lysosomal system and other cellularaspects of macrophage activation by Canova medication Lopes L,Godoy LM, de Oliveira CC, Gabardo J, Schadeck RJ, de Freitas Buchi D Laboratório de Estudos de Células Inflamatórias e Neoplásicas, Departamento de Biologia Celular, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil Micron. 2006;37(3):277-87. Epub 2005 Sep 19

Effects of the homeopathic preparation Engystol on interferon-gamma production by human T-lymphocytes Enbergs H. Institute of Physiology, Biochemistry and Animal Hygiene, University of Bonn, Germany. heinrich.enbergs@medscape.com Immunol Invest. 2006;35(1):19-27

A rapid TLC screening method for the quality control of Sedum acre L. homeopathic tinctures B Gehrmann1, MF Melzig2 1 Einhorn-Rats-Apotheke, Markt 10–12, 25813 Husum, Germany 2 Institute of Pharmacy, Freie Universität Berlin, Königin-Luise-Str. 2+4, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Antiviral activity of Engystol: an in vitro analysis Oberbaum M, Glatthaar-Saalmüller B, Stolt P, Weiser M. The Center of Integrated Complementary Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. oberbaum@szmc.org.il J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Oct;11(5):855-62

Effects of ultrahigh dilutions of 3,5-dichlorophenol on the luminescence of the bacterium Vibrio fischeri Antje Brack, a, b, Jürgen Strubea, Peter Stolza and Heinz Deckerb a Forschungsinstitut Kwalis gGmbH, Fuldaer Str. 21, Dipperz 36160, Germany bInstitute for Molecular Biophysics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – General Subjects
Volume 1621, Issue 3, 11 June 2003, Pages 253-260

Histamine dilutions modulate basophil activation Belon P, Cumps J, Ennis M, Mannaioni PF, Roberfroid M, Sainte-Laudy J,Wiegant FA. Boiron, 20 rue de la Libération, 69110 Sainte-Foy-Les-Lyon, France Inflamm Res. 2004 May;53(5):181-8. Epub 2004 Apr 21

Effects of Saussurea lappa roots extract in ethanol on leukocyte phagocytic activity, lymphocyte proliferation and interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) Sarwar A, Enbergs H. Department of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Agriculture 38040, Faisalabad, Pakistan. anas_sarwar@hotmail.com Pak J Pharm Sci. 2007 Jul;20(3):175-9

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: Malaria

MALARIA AND HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES IN GHANA An Open Study and a Double-blind Randomized Clinical Trial V.M.A. van ERP1 and M. BRANDS 2
1 BSc, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 2 MD, Homeopaths without Borders Netherlands

Homeopathy medicine to check malaria in Bhopal State Government of Bhopal

The effect of a homeopathic neem preparation for the prophylaxis of malaria An exploratory trial in an at-home setting in TanzaniaN.M. Barlow-Benschop, MD, MScA, C.GambaB, S.P. Barlow, BScA, T. M. Blasco, M.A. PhD candidateC

Sierra Leone: Reduction in the incidence, severity and duration of malaria episodes and parasitaemia Sponsor(s): Malamed; Blackie Foundation Trust

Homeopathic treatment of malaria in Ghana Open study and clinical trial BSC Veronique M.A. Van Erp* and MD Martien BrandsBritish Homoeopathic journal
Volume 85, Issue 2, April 1996, Pages 66-70

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: Menstruation and Menopause

Treating hot flushes in menopausal women with homeopathic treatment–Results of an observational study MF Bordet1, A Colas1, Corresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author, P Marijnen2, JL Masson3 and M Trichard4 1Boiron, Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France 2Reims, France 3Ecully, France 4Lyon, France Homeopathy Volume 97, Issue 1, January 2008, Pages 10-15

Effects of homeopathic treatment in women with premenstrual syndrome: a pilot study M Yakir, S Kreitlerb, A Brzezinskic, G Vithoulkasd, M Oberbaume and Z Bentwichf The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel Psychology Department, Tel Aviv University, Israel Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel Alonisos 37005, Greece The Institute of Research on Complementary Medicine Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem Ruth Ben Ari Institute of Clinical Immunology, Kaplan Hospital, Rehovot 76100 British Homoeopathic journal Volume 90, Issue 3, July 2001, Pages 148-153

Homeopathy service in a National Health Service community menopause clinic: audit of clinical outcomes Relton C, Weatherley-Jones E. School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK. c.relton@sheffield.ac.uk J Br Menopause Soc. 2005 Jun;11(2):72-3

Homeopathy for menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors: a preliminary randomized controlled trial Jacobs J, Herman P,Heron K, Olsen S, Vaughters L Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA. jjacobs@igc.org J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Feb;11(1):21-7

Use of alternative therapies for menopause symptoms: results of a population-based survey Newton KM, Buist DS, Keenan NL,Anderson LA, LaCroix AZ. Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA. newton.k@ghc.org Obstet Gynecol. 2002 Jul;100(1):18-25

Homeopathic treatment of hot flushes: a pilot study Clover A, Ratsey D. Tunbridge Wells Homoeopathic Hospital, UK. anne_clover@lineone.net Homeopathy. 2002 Apr;91(2):75-9

Factors associated with the use of complementary medicine and non-pharmacological interventions in symptomatic menopausal women Daley A, MacArthur C, McManus R, Stokes-Lampard H, Wilson S, Roalfe A, Mutrie N. Division of Primary Care, Public and Occupational Health, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK Climacteric. 2006 Oct;9(5):336-46

Evidence study of the effectiveness of homeopathy in treating amenorrhea and oligomenorrhea M Schmück Heidelberg, Germany

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: Meta Analysis

Dana Ullman You Tube video explains homeopathic meta analysis research

Homeopathy Annual Evidence Update: June 2008 The 2008 Annual Evidence Update on Homeopathy aims to identify, organise and present the most up-to-date evidence on this topic. We have carried out searches in a large number of databases. The searches aimed to identify all relevant systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published since April 2007. Previously published studies have been included in the 2007 Homeopathy National Knowledge Week (NKW).

Universal Condemnation for The Lancet’s Stance on Homeopathy

Boiron Laboratories Disputes British Journal’s Editorial on Homeopathy In its continued educational and research efforts for the advancement of homeopathy, Boiron Laboratories disputes an editorial comment published in The Lancet’s Nov. 17, 2007 issue on the basis that its author has misinterpreted results of clinical trials on homeopathic medicines.

The Lancet article (Vol 366, 27 August 2005): “Are the clinical effects of homeopathy placebo effects? Comparative study of placebo controlled trials of homeopathy and allopathy”

The research evidence base for homeopathy: a fresh assessment of the literature Mathie RT. Faculty of Homeopathy, 15 Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0AA, UK. rmathie@trusthomeopathy.org Homeopathy. 2003 Apr;92(2):84-91

Homeopathy and The Lancet Peter Fisher Director of Research, Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HR, UK Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2006 March; 3(1): 145–147

Homeopathy for postoperative ileus? A meta-analysis Barnes J, Resch KL, Ernst E. Department of Complementary Medicine, Postgraduate Medical School, University of Exeter, United Kingdom. J Clin Gastroenterol. 1997 Dec;25(4):628-33

A systematic review of how homeopathy is represented in conventional and CAM peer reviewed journals Timothy Caulfield* and Suzanne DeBow Health Law Institute, University of Alberta, Canada BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2005, 5(1):12

Are the clinical effects of homoeopathy placebo effects? A meta-analysis of placebo-controlled trials LINDE K., CLAUSIUS N., RAMIREZ G., MELCHART D., EITEL F., HEDGES L. V., JONAS W. B. Münchener Modell, Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Technische Universität/Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität, München, ALLEMAGNE Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas, ETATS-UNIS Theoretische Chirurgie, Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik Innenstadt, Ludwig Maximillians Universität, München, ALLEMAGNE Department of Education, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, ETATS-UNIS Office of Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Building 31, Room 5B-37, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, ETATS-UNIS Lancet 1997, vol. 350, no9081, pp. 834-843 (145 ref.)

Homeopathy on trial: prospective clinical studies in the 19th century ME Dean University of York, Department of Health Sciences, York, UK

Evidence of clinical efficacy of homeopathy: a meta-analysis of clinical trials Cucherat M, Haugh M C, Gooch M, Boissel J P European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2000 Volume 56(1) Pages 27-33

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: Neurology

Complementary and alternative medicine for multiple sclerosis Schwarz S, Knorr C, Geiger H, Flachenecker P. Central Institute of Mental Health, University of Heidelberg, J 5, Mannheim 68159, Germany; Department of Neurology, Klinikum Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1- 3, Mannheim 68167, Germany Mult Scler. 2008 Jul 16

Homeopathic vs conventional treatment of vertigo: a randomized double-blind controlled clinical study Weiser M, Strösser W,Klein P. Biologische Heilmittel Heel GmbH, Baden-Baden, Germany. weiser.michael@heel.de Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998 Aug;124(8):879-85

The homeopathic preparation Vertigoheel versus Ginkgo biloba in the treatment of vertigo in an elderly population: a double-blinded, randomized, controlled clinical trial Issing W, Klein P, Weiser M. The Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Feb;11(1):155-60

Treatment of vertigo with a homeopathic complex remedy compared with usual treatments: a meta-analysis of clinical trialsSchneider B, Klein P, Weiser M. Institut für Biometrie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany Arzneimittelforschung. 2005;55(1):23-9

Microcirculatory effects of a homeopathic preparation in patients with mild vertigo: an intravital microscopic study Klopp R,Niemer W, Weiser M. Institute for Microcirculation, Berlin, Germany Microvasc Res. 2005 Jan;69(1-2):10-6

The IMCO Scheme as a Tool in Developing Team-Based Treatment for People with Multiple Sclerosis Launsø L, Skovgaard L. The Danish Multiple Sclerosis Society, Copenhagen, Denmark., The National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NAFKAM), The Medical Faculty, University of Tromsø, Norway J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Jan 16

The long-term effects of homeopathic treatment of chronic headaches: one year follow-up and single case time series analysis Walach H, Lowes T, Mussbach D, Schamell U, Springer W, Stritzl G, Haag G. Department of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany. walach@ukl.uni-freiburg.de Br Homeopath J. 2001 Apr;90(2):63-72

Double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study of homoeopathic prophylaxis of migraine Whitmarsh TE, Coleston-Shields DM, Steiner TJ. Princess Margaret Migraine Clinic, Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK Cephalalgia. 1997 Aug;17(5):600-4

Observational study of quality of life in patients with headache, receiving homeopathic treatment Muscari Tomaioli, G : Allegri, F : Miali, E : Pomposelli, R : Tubia, P : Targhetta, A : Castellini, M : Bellavite, P

Homeopathic treatment of mild traumatic brain injury: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial Chapman EH,Weintraub RJ, Milburn MA, Pirozzi TO, Woo E.Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA J Head Trauma Rehabil. 1999 Dec;14(6):521-42

Homeopathic treatment of migraine: a double blind, placebo controlled trial of 68 patients Straumsheim P, Borchgrevink C,Mowinckel P, Kierulf H, Hafslund O. Arena Medisinske Senter, Sognsveien, Oslo, Norway Br Homeopath J. 2000 Jan;89(1):4-7

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : OBSTETRICS

Homeopathic remedies in prenatal care Brennan P. Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor, MI, USA. J Nurse Midwifery. 1999 May-Jun;44(3):291-9

Patient admission and induced abortion. A different mode: homeopathy and sophrology Tregan D, Cailleux-Kreitmann J,Nègre-Garnier C. Soins Gynecol Obstet Pueric Pediatr. 1994 Mar;(154):37-9

The effect of the homeopathic remedies Arnica montana and Bellis perennis on mild postpartum bleeding a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study preliminary results Oberbaum M, Galoyan N, Lerner-Geva L, Singer SR, Grisaru S, Shashar D,Samueloff A. The Center for Integrative Complementary Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem 91031, Israel. oberbaum@szmc.org.il Complement Ther Med. 2005 Jun;13(2):87-90

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : OPHTHALMOLOGY

Homeopathy in Cuban epidemic neuropathy: an open clinical trial Cairo J, Elliot BE, Barnouin J, Fleites P, Araoz A, Morales M, Verdura T, Sanchez M, Serrano C, Alvarez JL, Veillard JJ. Instituto Finlay, Avenida 27, La Lisa, Ciudad Habana, Cuba. Br Homeopath J. 2001 Jul;90(3):154-7

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : ORTHOPAEDICS

Homeopathic arnica therapy in patients receiving knee surgery: results of three randomised double-blind trials Brinkhaus B,Wilkens JM, Ladtke R, Hunger J, Witt CM, Willich SN.Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany Complement Ther Med. 2006 Dec;14(4):237-46. Epub 2006 Oct 13

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: Paediatrics

Complementary medicine use in multi-ethnic paediatric outpatients Robinson N, Blair M, Lorenc A, Gully N, Fox P, Mitchell K.Centre for Complementary Healthcare and Integrated Medicine (CCHIM), Faculty of Health & Human Sciences, Thames Valley University, Paragon House, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 9GA, UK Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2008 Feb;14(1):17-24. Epub 2007 Nov 26

Complementary or alternative? The use of homeopathic products and antibiotics amongst pre-school children Wye L, Hay AD,Northstone K, Bishop J, Headley J, Thompson E BMC Fam Pract. 2008 Jan 30;9(1):8

Why pediatric health care providers are not using homeopathic antidiarrheal agents Pappano D, Conners G, McIntosh S,Humiston S, Roma D.Department of Emergency Medicine, Eastern Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Knoxville, TN J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Dec;13(10):1071-6

Homeopathic Secretin in autism: a clinical pilot study Robinson TW. Barton House, Beaminster, Dorset, UK Br Homeopath J. 2001 Apr;90(2):86-91

Homeopathic treatment of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled crossover trial Heiner Frei1, Regula Everts2, Klaus von Ammon3, Franz Kaufmann2, Daniel Walther2, Shu-Fang Hsu-Schmitz4, Marco Collenberg4, Katharina Fuhrer2, Ralph Hassink5, Maja Steinlin2 Contact Information and André Thurneysen3 Contact Information (1) Swiss Association of Homeopathic Physicians SAHP, Lucerne, Switzerland (2) Division of Paediatric Neurology, University Childrenrsquos Hospital, Inselspital, 3010 Berne, Switzerland (3) Kollegiale Instanz für Komplementärmedizin (KIKOM)/Homeopathy, Imhoof Pavillon, Inselspital, 3010 Berne, Switzerland (4) Department of Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science (IMSV), University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland (5) Zentrum für Entwicklungsförderung und pädiatrische Neurorehabilitation, Bienne, Switzerland European Journal of Pediatrics Volume 164, Number 12 / December, 2005

Treatment for hyperactive children: homeopathy and methylphenidate compared in a family setting Frei H, Thurneysen A. Spezialarzt FMH für Kinder und Jugendliche, FA Homöopathie SVHA, Laupen, Switzerland. dr.heiner.frei@swissonline.ch Br Homeopath J. 2001 Oct;90(4):183-8

Homeopathic treatment of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled crossover trial Frei H, Everts R, von Ammon K, Kaufmann F, Walther D, Hsu-Schmitz SF, Collenberg M, Fuhrer K,Hassink R, Steinlin M, Thurneysen A.Swiss Association of Homeopathic Physicians SAHP, Lucerne, Switzerland Eur J Pediatr. 2005 Dec;164(12):758-67. Epub 2005 Jul 27

Homeopathy on a neonatology ward B Baltacis1 1 Neonatologie, KA Rudolfstiftung, Wien, Austria

A randomized comparison of homoeopathic and standard care for the treatment of glue ear in children Harrison H, Fixsen A,Vickers A Complement Ther Med. 1999 Sep;7(3):132-5

Homeopathic treatment of acute otitis media in children: a preliminary randomized placebo-controlled trial Jacobs J, Springer DA,Crothers D. Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. jjacobs@igc.org Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2001 Feb;20(2):177-83

Use of complementary and alternative medicine in pediatric otolaryngology patients attending a tertiary hospital in the UK Shakeel M, Little SA, Bruce J, Ah-See KW.Department of Otolaryngology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, Scotland, UK Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Nov;71(11):1725-30. Epub 2007 Aug 21

The characteristics of complementary and alternative medicine use by parents of asthmatic children in Southern Israel Singer L,Karakis I, Ivri L, Gross M, Bolotin A, Gazala E. Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. Acta Paediatr. 2007 Nov;96(11):1693-7. Epub 2007 Sep 19

Non-pharmacological methods for the treatment of pain in children and adolescents Cunin-Roy C, Bienvenu M, Wood C. Unité d’évaluation et de traitement de la douleur, hôpital Robert-Debré, 48, boulevard Serrurier, 75019 Paris, France. Arch Pediatr. 2007 Oct 9; [Epub ahead of print]

Homeopathy for childhood diarrhea: combined results and metaanalysis from three randomized, controlled clinical trials Jacobs J,Jonas WB, Jiménez-Pérez M, Crothers D. Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA. jjacobs@igc.org Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2003 Mar;22(3):229-34

Paediatric homoeopathy in general practice: where, when and why? Ekins-Daukes S, Helms PJ, Taylor MW, Simpson CR,McLay JS. Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Buildings, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2005 Jun;59(6):743-9

Homeopathy in acute otitis media in children: treatment effect or spontaneous resolution? Frei H, Thurneysen A. Spezialarzt FMH für Kinder and Jugendliche, FA Homöopathie SVHA, Laupen, Switzerland. dr.heiner.frei@swissonline.ch Br Homeopath J. 2001 Oct;90(4):180-2

Treatment of acute childhood diarrhea with homeopathic medicine: a randomized clinical trial in Nicaragua Jacobs J, Jiménez LM, Gloyd SS, Gale JL, Crothers D.Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle Pediatrics. 1994 May;93(5):719-25

Homeopathic care for the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections in children: a pragmatic, randomised, controlled trial comparing individualised homeopathic care and waiting-list controls Steinsbekk A, Fønnebø V, Lewith G, Bentzen N. Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), MTFS, N-7489 Trondheim, Norway. aslak.steinsbekk@ntnu.no Complement Ther Med. 2005 Dec;13(4):231-8. Epub 2005 Oct 18

Randomised controlled trials of homeopathy in hyperactive children: treatment procedure leads to an unconventional study design. Experience with open-label homeopathic treatment preceding the Swiss ADHD placebo controlled, randomised, double-blind, cross-over trial Frei H, Everts R, von Ammon K, Kaufmann F, Walther D, Schmitz SF, Collenberg M, Steinlin M, Lim C,Thurneysen A. Swiss Association of Homeopathic Physicians, Lucerne, Switzerland. heiner.frei@hin.ch Homeopathy. 2007 Jan;96(1):35-41

The effects of a complex homeopathic medicine compared with acetaminophen in the symptomatic treatment of acute febrile infections in children: an observational study Derasse M, Klein P, Weiser M. d.s.h Statistical Services GmbH, Rohrbach, Germany Explore (NY). 2005 Jan;1(1):33-9

Using homeopathy for treating childhood asthma: understanding a family’s choice Doerr L. Boston Medical Center, 1 Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA 02118, USA J Pediatr Nurs. 2001 Aug;16(4):269-76

An exploratory study of the contextual effect of homeopathic care. A randomised controlled trial of homeopathic care vs. self-prescribed homeopathic medicine in the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections in children Steinsbekk A, Lewith G,Fønnebø V, Bentzen N. Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), MTFS, N-7489 Trondheim, Norway Prev Med. 2007 Feb 9; [Epub ahead of print]

Effects of Spascupreel versus hyoscine butylbromide for gastrointestinal cramps in children Müller-Krampe B, Oberbaum M,Dipl-Math PK, Weiser M. Pediatr Int. 2007 Jun;49(3):328-34

Attacks of apnea in a newborn aged 18 days Bauer J. Kinder- und Jugendklinik des Städtischen Klinikum Offenbach, Landgrafenring 20, 63071 Offenbach, Germany. jan.bauer@arcor.de Forsch Komplementarmed. 2006 Aug;13(4):241-3. Epub 2006 Sep 5

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY STUDIES

Metallocenyl dendrimers and their applications in molecular electronics, sensing, and catalysis Astruc D, Ornelas C, Ruiz J. Institut des Sciences Moléculaires, UMR CNRS 5255, Université Bordeaux 1, 33405 Talence Cedex, France. d.astruc@ism.u-bordeaux1.fr Acc Chem Res. 2008 Jul;41(7):841-56

Analysis of gypsogenin saponins in homeopathic tinctures Szakiel A, Henry M.Department of Plant Biochemistry, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland Acta Biochim Pol. 2007 Dec 10

Thermoluminescence in ultra-high dilution research van Wijk R, Bosman S, van Wijk EP. International Institute of Biophysics, Neuss, Germany. meluna.wijk@wxs.nl J Altern Complement Med. 2006 Jun;12(5):437-43

Thermoluminescence of ultra-high dilutions of lithium chloride and sodium chloride Louis Rey Chemin de Verdonnet 2, 1010, Lausanne, Switzerland Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications Volume 323, 15 May 2003, Pages 67-74

Permanent physico-chemical properties of extremely diluted aqueous solutions of homeopathic medicines Elia V, Baiano S, Duro I,Napoli E, Niccoli M, Nonatelli L. Department of Chemistry, University Federico II of Naples, Complesso, Universitario di Monte S. Angelo, via Cintia 80126, Naples, Italy. elia@chemistry.unina.it Homeopathy. 2004 Jul;93(3):144-50

Gas discharge visualization evaluation of ultramolecular doses of homeopathic medicines under blinded, controlled conditions Bell IR, Lewis DA 2nd, Brooks AJ, Lewis SE, Schwartz GE. Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724-5153, USA. ibell@u.arizona.edu J Altern Complement Med. 2003 Feb;9(1):25-38

High homeopathic potencies are different from potentized solvent when investigated with the REDEM technology Witt C, Lüdtke R, Weisshuhn TE, Willich SN. Institut für Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsökonomie, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin. Claudia.witt@charite.de Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2005 Feb;12(1):6-13

An experimental study of potentiated aqueous solutions Lobyshev VI, Tomkevich MS, Petrushanko IIu. Biofizika. 2005 May-Jun;50(3):464-9

Absorption spectra of electronic-homoeopathic copies of homoeopathic nosodes and placebo have essential differences Korenbaum VI, Chernysheva TN, Apukhtina TP, Sovetnikova LN. V.I. Il’ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute, Vladivostok, Russia. v-kor@poi.dvo.ru Forsch Komplementarmed. 2006 Oct;13(5):294-7. Epub 2006 Oct 20

Quantum Coherence and Conscious Experience Mae-Wan Ho
Bioelectrodynamic Laboratory, Open University Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, U.K.

Variation in Fourier transform infrared spectra of some homeopathic potencies and their diluent media Sukul NC, Ghosh S, Sukul A, Sinhababu SP. Department of Zoology, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India. ksh_ncsukul@sancharnet.in J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Oct;11(5):807-12

Changes in physico-chemical parameters of homeopathic remedies ferrum metallicum CH6 and ferrum metallicum CH30 after exposure to high frequency electromagnetic radiation of low intensity Mendez NM. Radiats Biol Radioecol. 2005 Mar-Apr;45(2):212-3

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : PLANT STUDIES

कृषि विज्ञान की नई विधा एग्रोहोम्योपैथी फ़सलोत्पादन में होम्योपैथिक दवाओं का प्रयोग –पँकज अवधिया ( कृषि वैज्ञानिक –रायपुर )

Beneficial effects of Biochemic drug Natrum mur … ( Dr Pankaj Oudhia –Raipur)

Safed and Kali Musli planted in pots for Agrohomoeopathy experiements  (Dr Pankaj Oudhia –Raipur)

Details of Agrohomoeopathic experiments conducted by using  various Homoeopathic Drugs (Dr Pankaj Oudhia –Raipur)

Effects of different Homoeopathic drugs prepared from common weeds on radial growth of Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus membranaceus) under in vitro …( Dr Pankaj Oudhia –Raipur)

Effect of different concentrations of selected Homoeopathic drugs, prepared from obnoxious weeds on radial growth of mushroom (Pleurotus florida). (Dr Pankaj Oudhia –Raipur)

Management and Control of Genetic Processes in Cotton Plants through Homoeopathy Dr. H.U. Gangar Ex-Head, Engineering & Workshop, Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, (ICAR) , Mumbai

Duckweed (Lemna gibba L.) as a Test Organism for Homeopathic Potencies Scherr C, Simon M, Spranger J, Baumgartner S. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Frick, Switzerland., Society for Cancer Research, Institute Hiscia, Arlesheim, Switzerland. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Nov;13(9):931-8

Effects of Potentised Substances on Growth Kinetics of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Schizosaccharomyces pombe C. Scherra,c; S. Baumgartnera,b; J. Sprangerc,e; M. Simond aVerein für Krebsforschung, Institut Hiscia, Arlesheim, Schweiz bKollegiale Instanz für Komplementärmedizin (KIKOM), Universität Bern, Insel-Spital, Imhoof-Pavillon, Bern, Schweiz cForschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Frick, Schweiz dInstitut für Chemie und Biologie des Meeres (ICBM), Universität Oldenburg, Deutschland eInstitut für anthroposophische Veterinärmedizin, Frick, Schweiz Forsch Komplementärmed 2006;13:298-306 (DOI: 10.1159/000095302)

Statistical analysis of the effect of high dilutions of arsenic in a large dataset from a wheat germination model Brizzi M, Nani D,Peruzzi M, Betti L. Dipartimento di Scienze statistiche, University of Bologna, Italy Br Homeopath J. 2000 Apr;89(2):63-7

Growth stimulation of dwarf peas (Pisum sativum L.) through homeopathic potencies of plant growth substances Baumgartner S,Thurneysen A, Heusser P. Kollegiale Instanz für Komplementärmedizin, Universität Bern, Insel-Spital, Imhoof-Pavillon, Bern, Switzerland. s.baumgartner@hiscia.ch Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2004 Oct;11(5):281-92

Effect of electronic homeopathic copy of biohumus fertilizer on tomato sprout development Korenbaum VI, Chernysheva TN,Apukhtina TP, Shin SN, Demeniuk VN. Pacific Institute of Oceanology, Far East Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, 690041 Russia. v-kor@poi.dvo.ru Radiats Biol Radioecol. 2003 May-Jun;43(3):370-4

Effects of potentised substances on growth kinetics of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Schizosaccharomyces pombe Scherr C,Baumgartner S, Spranger J, Simon M. Verein für Krebsforschung, Institut Hiscia, Arlesheim, Schweiz. scherr@vfk.ch Forsch Komplementarmed. 2006 Oct;13(5):298-306. Epub 2006 Oct 20

The effects of a 45x potency of arsenicum album on wheat seedling growth — a reproduction trial Binder M, Baumgartner S,Thurneysen A. Institute for Complementary Medicine (KIKOM), University of Bern, Switzerland Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2005 Oct;12(5):284-91. Epub 2005 Oct 13

A biostatistical insight into the As(2)O(3) high dilution effects on the rate and variability of wheat seedling growth Brizzi M,Lazzarato L, Nani D, Borghini F, Peruzzi M, Betti L. Department of Statistical Sciences, Bologna University, Italy Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2005 Oct;12(5):277-83. Epub 2005 Oct 13

Medicinal plants and homeopathy: a scientific and literary study C Amengual Selva, Mallorca, Spain

Effect of the homeopathic solution Sulphur on the growth and productivity of radish Bonato, C. M., Silva, E. P. da Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Av Colombo, 5790, 87020, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil. Acta Scientiarum – Agronomy, 2003 (Vol. 25) (No. 2) 259-263

Homeopathy agriculture pioneers

Employing homeopathy for plant protection by By Hussnain Qureshi

Forum For Agrohomeopathy

Mark Moddy publications

Role of homeopathy in Agriculture

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : PLASTIC SURGERY

Effect of Homeopathic Arnica montana on Bruising in Face-lifts Results of a Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial Brook M. Seeley, MD; Andrew B. Denton, MD; Min S. Ahn, MD; Corey S. Maas, MD Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2006;8:54-59.

Effect of homeopathic Arnica montana on bruising in face-lifts: results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trialSeeley BM, Denton AB, Ahn MS, Maas CS. Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery, Farmington, Conn, USA Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2006 Jan-Feb;8(1):54-9

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : PROVINGS

Homeopathic pathogenetic trials of Acidum malicum and Acidum ascorbicum Fisher P, Dantas F. Academic Department, Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, UK. pfischer@gn.apc.org Br Homeopath J. 2001 Jul;90(3):118-25

A double-blind, randomized, homeopathic pathogenetic trial with healthy persons: comparing two high potencies Mallinger H,Schneider R, Laffel M, Walach H. Health Center Sokrates, Gattingen, Switzerland Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2004 Oct;11(5):274-80

Can homeopaths detect homeopathic medicines? A pilot study for a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled investigation of the proving hypothesis Vickers A, McCarney R, Fisher P, van Haselen R. Academic Unit, Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, London, UK Br Homeopath J. 2001 Jul;90(3):126-30

Homeopathic proving symptoms: result of a local, non-local, or placebo process? A blinded, placebo-controlled pilot study Walach H, Sherr J, Schneider R, Shabi R, Bond A, Rieberer G. Department of Evaluation Research in Complementary Medicine, Samueli Institute European Office, Institute for Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany. walach@ukl.uni-freiburg.de Homeopathy. 2004 Oct;93(4):179-85

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: Psychiatry

The pathway followed by psychotic patients to a tertiary health center in a developing country: A comparison with patients with epilepsy Razali SM, Mohd Yasin MA. Department of Psychiatry, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kota Baru, Kelantan, Malaysia Epilepsy Behav. 2008 May 28

Do Existing Psychologic Scales Measure the Nonspecific Benefit Associated with CAM Treatment? Hyland ME, Lewith GT, Wheeler P. Department of Health Psychology, University of Plymouth, Devon, UK J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Mar;14(2):185-9

Homeopathic remedies as metaphors in family therapy. A narrative-based approach to homeopathy Konitzer M, Rene A, Doering T. Department of General Practice, Medical School of Hannover, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, Hannover, Germany. kleinwaechter.edv@t-online.de Homeopathy. 2003 Apr;92(2):77-83

Homeopathic approach in the treatment of patients with mental disability Dolce Filho R. Centro Esp rita Nosso Lar Casa Andr Luiz, S Paulo-SP, Brazil. rdolce@uol.com.br Homeopathy. 2006 Jan;95(1):31-44

Homeopathic treatment of depression and anxiety Davidson JR, Morrison RM, Shore J, Davidson RT, Bedayn G. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Unversity Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA Altern Ther Health Med. 1997 Jan;3(1):46-9

Can homeopathy learn something from psychoanalysis? Van Hootegem H. henk.van.hootegem@skynet.be Homeopathy. 2007 Apr;96(2):108-12

Homeopathic and psychiatric perspectives on grief Davidson JR, Gaylord S. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA Altern Ther Health Med. 1998 Sep;4(5):30-5

Homeopathic treatment of addiction F Kusse Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Management of depression by homeopathic practitioners in Sydney, Australia Makich L, Hussain R, Humphries JH.School of Health, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia Complement Ther Med. 2007 Sep;15(3):199-206. Epub 2006 Nov 7

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : RENAL

The berberis story: Berberis vulgaris in therapeutics Arayne MS, Sultana N, Bahadur SS. Department of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan. arayne@gawab.com Pak J Pharm Sci. 2007 Jan;20(1):83-92

Homeopathic concepts and diagnosis in the management of chronic renal failure P Pareek Pareek Homeopathic Clinic, Moti Katra, Agra, India

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: Respiratory

Clinical Research with homeopathy in Tuberculosis/MDRTB Multi agency trials by the Government of Delhi

Homeopathic treatment of multidrug resistant tuberculosis patients DP Rastogi New Delhi, India

Evaluation of Homoeopathic drugs in the treatment of tuberculosis (a clinical trial) DR. R. K. MANCHANDA Deputy Director, (Homoeopathy) Dept. of Medicine. Nehru H. M. C. and Hospital, New Delhi. Dr. Sonia chauhan House Physician, Nehru H. M. C. and Hospital, New Delhi. Dr. Preety Lakhera, Homoeopathic Physician

Predictors of complementary therapy use among asthma patients: results of a primary care survey Shaw A, Noble A, Salisbury C,Sharp D, Thompson E, Peters TJ. Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK Health Soc Care Community. 2008 Mar;16(2):155-64

The use of simplified constitutional indications for self-prescription of homeopathic medicine Steinsbekk A, Bentzen N,Fønnebø V, Lewith G. Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), MTFS, N-7489 Trondheim, Norway. aslak.steinsbekk@medisin.ntnu.no Complement Ther Med. 2004 Jun-Sep;12(2-3):112-7

Treatment of inflammatory diseases of the upper respiratory tract comparison of a homeopathic complex remedy with xylometazolineAmmerschlÃger H, Klein P, Weiser M, Oberbaum M.Facharztr Allgemeinmedizin, Aschaffenburg, Deutschland Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2005 Feb;12(1):24-31

Effects of homeopathic intervention on medication consumption in atopic and allergic disorders Frenkel M, Hermoni D. Department of Family Medicine, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. Altern Ther Health Med. 2002 Jan-Feb;8(1):76-9

Oscillatory effects in a homeopathic clinical trial: an explanation using complexity theory, and implications for clinical practiceHyland ME, Lewith GT. Department of Psychology, University of Plymouth, UK. mhyland@plymouth.ac.uk Homeopathy. 2002 Jul;91(3):145-9

Homeopathy and respiratory allergies: a series of 147 cases Colin P. phill.colin@free.fr Homeopathy. 2006 Apr;95(2):68-72

A complex homeopathic preparation for the symptomatic treatment of upper respiratory infections associated with the common cold: An observational study Schmiedel V, Klein P.Habichtswald-Klinik, Kassel, Germany Explore (NY). 2006 Mar;2(2):109-14

Assessing patients’ preferences for characteristics associated with homeopathic and conventional treatment of asthma: a conjoint analysis study Ratcliffe J, Van Haselen R, Buxton M, Hardy K, Colehan J, Partridge M. Health Economics Research Group, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK. jratcliffe@rti.org Thorax. 2002 Jun;57(6):503-8

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: Rheumatology

A Modern Homeopathic Medication Works as well as COX 2 Inhibitors: Treating Osteoarthritis of the Knee Heinz Birnesser, Peter Klein, Michael Weiser FORTBILDUNG UND PRAXIS FÜR DEN HAUSARZT 2003;25(4) pp. 261–4

Alternative and complementary therapies in fibromyalgia syndrome Langhorst J, Häuser W, Irnich D, Speeck N, Felde E,Winkelmann A, Lucius H, Michalsen A, Musial F. Klinik für Innere Medizin V, Naturheilkunde und Integrative Medizin, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276, Essen, Deutschland, jost.langhorst@gmx.de Schmerz. 2008 Jun;22(3):324-33

Complementary and alternative medicine use in rheumatoid arthritis: an audit of patients visiting a tertiary care centre Zaman T,Agarwal S, Handa R. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 110029, India Natl Med J India. 2007 Sep-Oct;20(5):236-9

A randomised, controlled, triple-blind trial of the efficacy of homeopathic treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome Weatherley-Jones E, Nicholl JP, Thomas KJ, Parry GJ, McKendrick MW, Green ST, Stanley PJ, Lynch SP. Medical Care Research Unit, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK. e.weatherley-jones@sheffield.ac.uk J Psychosom Res. 2004 Feb;56(2):189-97

Improved clinical status in fibromyalgia patients treated with individualized homeopathic remedies versus placebo I. R. Bell, D. A. Lewis, A. J. Brooks, G. E. Schwartz, S. E. Lewis, B. T. Walsh and C. M. Baldwin Program in Integrative Medicine, Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Surgery, the Arizona Respiratory Center and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, and Saybrook Graduate School and Research Institute, San Francisco, California, USA. Rheumatology 2004; 43: 577-582

The efficacy and safety of a homeopathic gel in the treatment of acute low back pain: a multi-centre, randomised, double-blind comparative clinical trial Stam C, Bonnet MS, van Haselen RA.Regulatory Affairs Department, VSM Geneesmiddelen bv, Alkmaar, The Netherlands Br Homeopath J. 2001 Jan;90(1):21-8

Electroencephalographic cordance patterns distinguish exceptional clinical responders with fibromyalgia to individualized homeopathic medicines Bell IR, Lewis DA 2nd, Schwartz GE, Lewis SE, Caspi O, Scott A, Brooks AJ, Baldwin CM. Department of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA. ibell@u.arizona.edu J Altern Complement Med. 2004 Apr;10(2):285-99

A randomized controlled trial comparing topical piroxicam gel with a homeopathic gel in osteoarthritis of the knee van Haselen RA,Fisher PA. The Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HR, UK Rheumatology (Oxford). 2000 Jul;39(7):714-9

Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of osteoarthritis: a systematic review Long L, Ernst E. Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Studies, University of Exeter, UK. L.Long@exeter.ac.uk Br Homeopath J. 2001 Jan;90(1):37-43

The homeopathic antiarthitic preparation Zeel comp. N: a review of molecular and clinical data Birnesser H, Stolt P. Klinik f Sportorthop/Sporttraumatologie, Universittsklinikum Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany. brinesser@msm1.ukl.uni-freiburg.de Explore (NY). 2007 Jan-Feb;3(1):16-22

A homeopathic ointment preparation compared with 1% diclofenac gel for acute symptomatic treatment of tendinopathy Schneider C, Klein P, Stolt P, Oberbaum M. Klinik f Ganzheitsmedizin, Herrsching, Germany Explore (NY). 2005 Nov;1(6):446-52

A preliminary investigation into the effectiveness of the homoeopathic remedy, Ruta graveolens, in the treatment of pain in plantar fasciitis CLARK J,PERCIVALL A. Br J Pod 2000: Aug;3(3):81-5

Improved clinical status in fibromyalgia patients treated with individualized homeopathic remedies versus placebo Bell IR, Lewis DA 2nd, Brooks AJ, Schwartz GE, Lewis SE, Walsh BT, Baldwin CM. Department of Psychiatry, Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health at the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA. IBELL@U.ARIZONA.EDU Rheumatology (Oxford). 2004 May;43(5):577-82. Epub 2004 Jan 20

EEG alpha sensitization in individualized homeopathic treatment of fibromyalgia Bell IR, Lewis DA 2nd, Lewis SE, Schwartz GE,Brooks AJ, Scott A, Baldwin CM. Program in Integrative Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, The Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA. ibell@u.arizona.edu Int J Neurosci. 2004 Sep;114(9):1195-220

A Randomized Doubleblind Trial on the Efficacy of a Homeopathic Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis Wiesenauer M, Gaus W Wirksamkeitsnachweis eines Homeopathikums bei chronischer Polyarthritis: Eine randomisierte Doppelblindstudie bei niedergelassenen Arzten Akt Rheumatol. 1991: 16: 1-9

Homoeopathic therapy in rheumatoid arthritis: evaluation by double-blind clinical therapeutic trial WW Buchana, RG Gibso, SL Gibso, AD MacNeil Br J Clin Pharmacol том 9 (5), 1980. стор. 00453-9

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : SPINAL CORD INJURY

Alternative, complementary, energy-based medicine for spinal cord injury Johnston L; Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Education Foundation laurancejohnsto@aol.com Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2005;93:155-8

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : STROKE

Adjunctive care with nutritional, herbal, and homeopathic complementary and alternative medicine modalities in stroke treatment and rehabilitation Bell IR. Department of Family and Community Medicine, The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2007 Jul-Aug;14(4):30-9

Scientific Research and Homeopathy ; UROLOGY

Individualized homeopathic therapy for male infertility I Gerhard and E Wallis
Outpatient Clinic for Complementary Medicine, Department for Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproduction, Gynecological Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Voßstr. 9, D-69115, Heidelberg, Germany Homeopathy Volume 91, Issue 3, July 2002, Pages 133-144

Scientific Research and Homeopathy : VASCULAR

Efficacy of Arnica in varicose vein surgery: results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study Wolf M,Tamaschke C, Mayer W, Heger M. Praxis für Homöopathie, Berlin-Karow, Deutschland. manfred.wolf@berlin.de Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2003 Oct;10(5):242-7

Scientific Research and Homeopathy: Water (Memory)

A new geometrical description of entanglement and the curative homeopathic process Milgrom LR. Homeopathy Research Institute, London, United Kingdom J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Apr;14(3):329-39

Korean scientists prove homeopathy Benveniste’s dilutions went way beyond the level investigated by the Korean chemists Samal and Geckeler. The highest dilutions could have contained nothing but water molecules. Yet, these gave effects just as if the drug molecules were still present. The water appears to remember the original molecules dissolved in it.

Rustum Roy This paper does not deal in any way with, and has no bearing whatsoever on, the clinical efficacy of any homeopathic remedy. However, it does definitively demolish the objection against homeopathy, when such is based on the wholly incorrect claim that since there is no difference in composition between a remedy and the pure water used, there can be no differences at all between them. We show the untenability of this claim against the central paradigm of materials science that it is structure (not composition) that (largely) controls properties, and structures can easily be changed in inorganic phases without any change of composition. The burden of proof on critics of homeopathy is to establish that the structure of the processed remedy is not different from the original solvent.

Dynamics of hydrogen bonds: how to probe their role in the unusual properties of liquid water Jos Teixeira et al 2006 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 18 S2353-S2362 doi:10.1088/0953-8984/18/36/S09

A special issue of the journal Homeopathy, journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy and published by Elsevier, on the Memory of Water brings together scientists from around the world for the first time to publish new data, reviews and discuss recent scientific work exploring the idea that water can display memory effects. The concept of memory of water is important to homeopathy because it offers a potential explanation of the mechanism of action of very high dilutions often used in homeopathy.

Chemists in Korea have discovered Benveniste’s dilutions went way beyond the level investigated by the Korean chemists Samal and Geckeler. The highest dilutions could have contained nothing but water molecules. Yet, these gave effects just as if the drug molecules were still present. The water appears to remember the original molecules dissolved in it.

Martin Chapman website on water structure references 1,200+ primarily peer-review articles. Chaplin is an objective observer of water structure and homeopathy, and his summary of the research is that homeopathic solutions are clearly not the same thing as plain water.

E. Davenas, F. Beauvais and J. Amara et al., Human basophil degranulation triggered by very dilute antiserum against IgE, Nature 333(1988), pp. 816-818. Full Text via CrossRef | View Record in Scopus | Cited By in Scopus

J.H. Ovelg nne, A.W. Bol, W.C. Hop and R. van Wisk, Mechanical agitation of very dilute antiserum against IgE has no effect on basophil staining properties, Experientia 48 (1992), pp. 504-508. View Record in Scopus | Cited By in Scopus

S.J. Hirst, N.A. Hayes, J. Burridge, F.L. Pearce and J.C. Foreman, Human basophil degranulation is not triggered by very dilute antiserum against human IgE, Nature 366 (1993), pp. 525-527. Full Text via CrossRef | View Record in Scopus | Cited By in Scopus

Y. Thomas, The history of the Memory of Water, Homp 96 (2007), pp. 151-157. SummaryPlus | Full Text + Links | PDF (400 K)

M. Schiff, The Memory of Water, Thorsons, London (1995).

D. Evans, Placebo: Mind over Matter in Modern Medicine, Oxford University Press, Oxford (2003).

O. Weingrtner, The nature of the active ingredient in ultramolecular dilutions, Homp 96 (2007), pp. 220-226. SummaryPlus | Full Text + Links | PDF (157 K)

L. Milgrom, Conspicuous by its absence: the Memory of Water, macro-entanglement, and the possibility of homeopathy, Homp 96(2007), pp. 209-219. SummaryPlus | Full Text + Links | PDF (736 K)

M. Chaplin, The Memory of Water: an overview, Homp 96 (2007), pp. 143-150. SummaryPlus | Full Text + Links | PDF (224 K)

J. Teixeira, Can water possibly have a memory? A sceptical view, Homp 96 (2007), pp. 158-162. SummaryPlus | Full Text + Links |PDF (366 K)

D. Anick and J. Ives, The silica hypothesis for homeopathy: physical chemistry, Homp 96 (2007), pp. 189-195. SummaryPlus | Full Text + Links | PDF (242 K)

V. Voeikov, The possible role of active oxygen in the Memory of Water, Homp 96 (2007), pp. 196-201. SummaryPlus | Full Text + Links | PDF (136 K)

D. Anick, The octave potencies convention: a mathematical model of dilution and succussion, Homp 96 (2007), pp. 202-208.SummaryPlus | Full Text + Links | PDF (187 K)

V. Elia, E. Napoli and R. Germano, The Memory of Water: an almost deciphered enigma. Dissipative structures in extremely dilute aqueous solutions, Homp 96 (2007), pp. 163-169. SummaryPlus | Full Text + Links | PDF (338 K)

M.L. Rao, R. Roy, I.R. Bell and R. Hoover, The defining role of structure (including epitaxy) in the plausibility of homeopathy, Homp96 (2007), pp. 175-182. SummaryPlus | Full Text + Links | PDF (775 K)

L. Rey, Can low temperature thermoluminescence cast light on the nature of ultra-high dilutions?, Homp 96 (2007), pp. 170-174.SummaryPlus | Full Text + Links | PDF (267 K)

B. Vyb ral and P. Vorek, Long term structural effects in water: autothixotropy of water and its hysteresis, Homp 96 (2007), pp. 183-188. SummaryPlus | Full Text + Links | PDF (279 K)

Using the techniques of modern material science, the unique signatures of specific homeopathic remedies and potencies has now been determined by prominent American scientists Professor Rustom Roy, the Founding Director of the Materials Research Laboratory at Penn State, Professor Iris R. Bell, Director of Research Education for the Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine

Instrumental measurements of different homeopathic dilutions of potassium iodide in water Jerman I, Berden M, Skarja M. BION, Institute for Bioelectromagnetics and New Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia Acupunct Electrother Res. 1999;24(1):29-44

The Memory of Water: an almost deciphered enigma. Dissipative structures in extremely dilute aqueous solutions Elia V, Napoli E,Germano R. Dipto. di Chimica, Universit Federico II di Napoli, Complesso Universitario di Monte S.Angelo, via Cintia, 80126 Napoli, Italy Homeopathy. 2007 Jul;96(3):163-9

Homeopathy and structure of water: a physical model Kratky KW. Institut fur Experimentalphysik der Universit Wien, Vienna, Austria. karl.kratzky@univie.ac.at Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2004 Feb;11(1):24-32

Quanta and coherence effects in water and living systems Smith CW. cyril.smith@which.net J Altern Complement Med. 2004 Feb;10(1):69-78

A new approach to the memory of water Tschulakow AV, Yan Y, Klimek W.Landesstiftung Insel Hombroich, Kapellener Strasse o.N., D- 41472 Neuss, Germany Homeopathy. 2005 Oct;94(4):241-7

Hormesis, epitaxy, the structure of liquid water, and the science of homeopathy Mastrangelo D. Department of Ophthalmology, University of Siena, Policlinico Le Scotte, Siena, Italy Med Sci Monit. 2007 Jan;13(1):SR1-8. Epub 2006 Dec 18

The possible role of active oxygen in the memory of water Voeikov VL. Faculty of Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow 119234, Russia. vvl@soil.msu.ru Homeopathy. 2007 Jul;96(3):196-201

The Floating Water Bridge Fuchs, Elmar C., Woisetschlger, Jakob, Gatterer, Karl, Maier, Eugen, Pecnik, Ren, Holler, Gert, and Eisenklbl, Helmut. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 40 (2007) 6112-6114

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Body Language & Homeopathy

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on September 17, 2009


Body Language & Homeopathy

Gestures are something that everyone of us sees and uses in everyday life – however, we do not observe them carefully and not many use them from a clinical point of view. This power point presentatation by Dr Ajit Kulkarni  will give you vital information about their use in clinical homeopathic practice.

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Mind Map Software

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on September 17, 2009


Mind map software is an important tool in studying Homeopathic Materia medica .

What is Mind Map ?

A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea. It is used to generate, visualize, structure and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, decision making, and writing.

It is an image-centered diagram that represents semantic or other connections between portions of information. By presenting these connections in a radial, non-linear graphical manner, it encourages a brainstorming approach to any given organizational task, eliminating the hurdle of initially establishing an intrinsically appropriate or relevant conceptual framework to work within.

A mind map is similar to a semantic network or cognitive map but there are no formal restrictions on the kinds of links used.

The elements are arranged intuitively according to the importance of the concepts and they are organized into groupings, branches, or areas. The uniform graphic formulation of the semantic structure of information on the method of gathering knowledge, may aid recall of existing memories.

Some Examples of Mind Maps created by Irish School Of Homeopaths:

click http://homeopathytorrents.blogspot.com/search/label/Mind%20Map%20of%20Homeopathic%20Medicines to see  more examples of Mind Maps of homeopathic Medicines

Screenshot of Aconite ( Thanks : Roger Knight )

Screenshot Of Anacardium ( Thanks : Roger Knight )

Screenshot of Lycopodium ( Thanks : Roger Knight )

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Bach Flower Remedies

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on August 20, 2009


1. AGRIMONY: Humorous hides mental torture from others.
2. ASPEN: Fears of unknown things [feelings, vague].
3. BEECH: Order and discipline everywhere [intolerance].
4. CENTANRY: No individuality submits to [weakness of will power].
5. CERATO: Asking for advice doing their own talkative [doubt their own judgement, seeks confirmation of others]
6. CHERRY PLUM: Unable to resist impulse [temptation, emotion, desperation], [uncontrolled, irrational thoughts]
7. CHESTNUT BUD: Lack of observation repeated mistakes. Forgets the past easily.
8. CHICORY: Self love self pity- possessiveness. Cross when no attended.
9. CLEMATIS: Day dreamers, absent-minded-lack of concentration. Polite form of suicide. Prefers to be alone with his thoughts. Poor memory [brings down to earth] needs much sleep. Faintly Greediness Lake of interest.
10. CRAB-APPLE: Self dislike, concern of dirt.
11. ELM: Temporary lack of confidence in discharge of duties- trustee, doctor, family head.[overwhelmed by inadequency & responsibility.
12. GENTIAN: Depression for known cause discourage due to failure at school. Doubt discouragement.
13. GORSE: hopelessness pessimistic. ‘oh, what’s the use’
14. HEATHER: Self centred ness, making mountain of moles. Every talk about his owns ‘I’. egoistic
15. HOLY: Jealousy, hatred, suspicious, anger, worried, afraid, sex indulgence, sex mania.
16. HONEYS SUCKLE: Dwells in the memories of the past. Home sickness not living in present.
17. HORN BEAM: Monday morning feeling tiresomeness in thought & not due to physical exhaustion.
18. IMPATIENS: Quick & impatient extreme mental tension, irritability, excessive reaction.
19. LARCH: Lack of confidence a convinced after failure & no attempts though capable full of interest & ambitions.
20. MIMULUS: Fears of known things heard or seen. Nervousness, shyness.
21. MUSTARD: Depression & fear for unknown cause.
22. OAK: Optimistic, ease less efforts even in despair, fighting without loss of hope.
23. OLIVE: Exhaustion after exertion completes mentally & physically lack of interest- depression.[fatigued-drained of energy]
24. PINE: Putting blame on them feeling of guilt self blame.
25. RED CHEST NUT: Fear and anxiety for family & others.
26. ROCK ROSE: Extreme fear panic emergency.
27. ROCK WATER: Rigid minded, inflexible.
28. SCLERANTHUS: Lazy persons postpone doing now or afterwards. Uncertainity/ indecision/ fluctuating mood.
29. STAR OF BETHLEHEM: Many shocks in life. Mental or physical.
39. WHITE CHEST NUT: Persistent unwanted thoughts, preoccupation with some worry or episode. Mental arguments.
30. VERVEIN: Strain & tension.
31. VINE: Dominator or tyrant – Hitler type
32. WILLOW: For resentment put blame on others.
33. WILD OAT: Weak anaemic despondent.
34. WILD ROSE: Resigned- loss of interest- no efforts to improve.
35. WATER VIOLET: Proud / reserved / enjoy to be alone / aloof
36. WALNUT: To adjust [puberty, menopause, divorce, new surroundings]
37. SWEET CHEST NUT: Link breaker.[they feel that they have reached the limits of endurance]
38. RESCUE: cherry plum + clematis + impatiens + rock rose + star of bethlehem [shock, terror, emotional upset, stage fright]

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Homeopathic Individualized Q-potencies versus Fluoxetine for Moderate to Severe Depression: Double-blind, Randomized Non-inferiority Trial

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on August 20, 2009


Homeopathic Individualized Q-potencies versus Fluoxetine for
Moderate to Severe Depression: Double-blind, Randomized
Non-inferiority Trial

U. C. Adler, N. M. P. Paiva, A. T. Cesar, M. S. Adler, A. Molina, A. E. Padula
and H. M. Calil
Faculdade de Medicina de Jundiaı ´, Homeopathy Graduation Programme, Department of Psychobiology,
Universidade Federal de Sa ˜ o Paulo, Sa ˜ o Paulo, Brazil

Homeopathy is a complementary and integrative medicine used in depression, The aim of this study is to investigate the non-inferiority and tolerability of individualized homeopathic medicines [Quinquagintamillesmial (Q-potencies)] in acute depression, using fluoxetine as active control. Ninety-one outpatients with moderate to severe depression were assigned to receive an individualized homeopathic medicine or fluoxetine 20mg day–1(up to 40mg day–1) in a pro-
spective, randomized, double-blind double-dummy 8-week, single-center trial. Primary efficacy measure was the analysis of the mean change in the Montgomery & Asberg Depression Rating  Scale (MADRS) depression scores, using a non-inferiority test with margin of 1.45. Secondary  efficacy outcomes were response and remission rates. Tolerability was assessed with the side
effect rating scale of the Scandinavian Society of Psychopharmacology. Mean MADRS scores  differences were not significant at the 4th (P¼0.654) and 8th weeks (P¼0.965) of treatment.  Non-inferiority of homeopathy was indicated because the upper limit of the confidence interval (CI) for mean difference in MADRS change was less than the non-inferiority margin: mean differences (homeopathy–fluoxetine) were 3.04 (95% CI 6.95, 0.86) and 2.4 (95% CI 6.05, 0.77) at 4th and 8th week, respectively. There were no significant differences between the percentages of response or remission rates in both groups. Tolerability: there were no significant differences between the side effects rates, although a higher percentage of patients treated with fluoxetine reported troublesome side effects and there was a trend toward greater
treatment interruption for adverse effects in the fluoxetine group. This study illustrates the feasibility of randomized controlled double-blind trials of homeopathy in depression and indicates the non-inferiority of individualized homeopathic Q-potencies as compared to fluoxetine in acute treatment of outpatients with moderate to severe depression.

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Homoeopathy Medicines

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on April 27, 2009


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