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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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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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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

Courtesy : http://www.homeopathytorrents.blogspot.com/ &       http://www.drprabhattandon.wordpress.com/

Courtesy : John Benneth & Homeopathy 4 Everyone – The Hpathy Ezine

  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)

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  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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55 Facts About Homeopathy

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on December 19, 2008


Presenting 55 Facts About Homeopathy
By Louise Mclean, LCCH MHMA.

In the last few years there have been many articles in the newspapers attacking
homeopathy, claiming it contains nothing more than water, ignoring all the positive
studies and saying it works through the placebo effect. Therefore I decided to
compile a list of facts to counter this criticism and present the salient points as
clearly as possible. So far I have come up with 55.

 

How Homeopathy Works


FACT 1: Hippocrates ‘The Father of Medicine’ of Ancient Greece said there were two
Laws of Healing: The Law of Opposites and the Law of Similars. Homeopathy treats
the patient with medicines using the Law of Similars, orthodox medicine uses the Law of
Opposites, e.g. antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-convulsants, anti-hypertensives,
anti-depressants, anti-psychotics.

FACT 2: Homeopathic theories are based on fixed principles of the Laws of Nature
which do not change – unlike medical theories which are constantly changing!

FACT 3: Homeopathy is an evidence-based, empirical medicine.

FACT 4: Homeopathy is both an art and a science.

FACT 5: The Homeopathic PROVINGS of medicines are a more scientific method of
testing than the orthodox model.

FACT 6: Homeopathic medicine awakens and stimulates the body’s own curative
powers. The potentised remedy acts as a catalyst to set healing into motion.

FACT 7: Homeopathic medicines work by communicating a current/pattern/frequency of
energy via the whole human body to jump start the body’s own inherent healing
mechanisms.

FACT 8: Homeopathy assists the body to heal itself, to overcome an illness which brings
the patient to a HIGHER level of health. Orthodox medicine suppresses the illness,
bringing the patient to a lower level of health.

FACT 9: The homeopathic practitioner endeavours to search for and treat the CAUSE of
the disease in order to heal the EFFECT.

FACT 10: Outcomes of homeopathic treatment are measured by the LONG TERM
curative effects of prescribing and complete eradication of the disease state.

FACT 11: The homeopathic practitioner treats the WHOLE PERSON, believing all
symptoms are interrelated and seeks to select a medicine which most closely covers them
all.

FACT 12: Homeopathy works FAST in acute illnesses, slower in chronic illness.

FACT 13: Homeopathic medicine has been proven extremely effective in Epidemics
such as cholera, typhoid, diptheria, yellow fever, polio and influenza and were used
extensively in 19th century. http://www.whale.to/v/winston.html

Homeopathic Medicines


FACT 14: Homeopathic remedies are cheap.

FACT 15. Pharmaceutical medicines are expensive.

FACT 16: Homeopathy is the 2nd most popular and widely used medicine in the world.

FACT 17: There are more than 4,000 homeopathic medicines.

FACT 18: Homeopathic medicines have no toxic side-effects.

FACT 19: Homeopathic medicines are NON-ADDICTIVE.

FACT 20: In 200 years, there has never been a single homeopathic medicine recalled,
unlike pharmaceutical medicines.

FACT 21: Every true homeopathic medicine is made using ONE SUBSTANCE –
whether plant, mineral, metal, etc. The exact substance is known, unlike most modern
drugs where we are rarely informed of the ingredients.

FACT 22: Any remedy up to a 12c or a 24x potency still contains the original molecules
of the substance and this is known as Avogadro’s number.

FACT 23: Every Patient is Unique so homeopathic medicines are individualised.

FACT 24: Homeopaths treat genetic illness, tracing its origins to 6 main genetic causes
or ‘miasms’: Tuberculosis, Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, Psora (scabies), Cancer, Leprosy.

FACT 25: High fevers will drop within minutes after taking the homeopathic medicine
Belladonna and Aconite.

FACT 26: There are thousands of homeopathic books, available at specialist outlets, not
sold in the high street.

Homeopathic Hospitals


FACT 27: There are 5 homeopathic hospitals in the UK – in London, Tunbridge Wells,
Bristol, Liverpool and Glasgow. They cost the NHS under £10 million a year compared
to the £100 billion for the total annual NHS budget for 2008!

FACT 28: At one of the earliest debates on the NHS Act of 1948 the Government
pledged that homoeopathy would continue to be available on the NHS, as long as there
were "patients wishing to receive it and doctors willing to provide it".

FACT 29: There is a campaign by certain UK Professors to oust homeopathy completely
from the NHS after they wrote on NHS headed paper to all Primary Care Trusts in 2006
telling managers not to refer patients to the homeopathic hospitals.

FACT 30: The Homeopathic Hospitals are clean, with friendly, well informed staff. The
patients are generally pleased with their treatment unlike many orthodox National Health
Service hospitals.

FACT 31: The chances of contracting MRSA or C. Difficile at a Homeopathic Hospital
are extremely rare.

FACT 32: Unlike orthodox medicine, where the side-effects of pharmaceutical
medicines bill for negligence claims can run into millions, one UK leading insurance
company reported only ‘a couple’ of claims against homeopaths in a ten year period!
Hence insurance cover for homeopathy is cheap reflecting low risk.
Orthodox Medicine Opposing Homeopathy

FACT 33: In the United States in the early 1900s there were 22 homeopathic medical
schools and over 100 homeopathic hospitals, 60 orphanages and old people’s homes and
1,000+ homeopathic pharmacies.

FACT 34: Members of the American Medical Association had great animosity towards
homeopathy after its formation in 1847 and it was decided to purge all local medical
societies of physicians who were homeopaths.

FACT 35: Big Pharma does not want the Public to find out how well homeopathy works!
Scientific Studies

FACT 36: In 2005 World Health Organisation brought out a draft report which showed
homeopathy was beneficial causing Big Pharma to panic and the Lancet to bring out an
editorial entitled ‘The End of Homeopathy’.

FACT 37: In 2005 the Lancet tried to destroy homeopathy but were only looking at 8
inconclusive trials out of 110 of which 102 were positive. This was a fraudulent analysis.
"The meta-analysis at the centre of the controversy is based on 110 placebo-controlled clinical trials of homeopathy and 110 clinical
trials of allopathy (conventional medicine), which are said to be matched. These were reduced to 21 trials of homeopathy and 9 of
conventional medicine of ‘higher quality’ and further reduced to 8 and 6 trials, respectively, which were ‘larger, higher quality’. The
final analysis which concluded that ‘the clinical effects of homoeopathy are placebo effects’ was based on just the eight ‘larger, higher
quality’ clinical trials of homeopathy. The Lancet’s press release did not mention this, instead giving the impression that the
conclusions were based on all 110 trials."
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1375230

FACT 38: There have been many clinical trials that prove homeopathy works. In the
past 24 years there have been more than 180 controlled, and 118 randomized, trials into
homeopathy, which were analysed by four separate meta-analyses. In each case, the
researchers concluded that the benefits of homeopathy went far beyond that which could
be explained purely by the placebo effect.

FACT 39: The Bristol Homeopathic Hospital carried out a study published in November
2005 of 6500 patients receiving homeopathic treatment. There was an overall
improvement in health of 70% of them.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/4454856.stm

FACT 40: Homeopathy can never be properly tested through double blind randomised
trials because each prescription is individualised as every patient is unique. Therefore 10
people with arthritis, for example, may all need a different homeopathic medicine.

FACT 41: Homeopathic medicines are not tested on animals.

FACT 42: Homeopathic medicines work even better on animals and babies than on
adults, proving this cannot be placebo effect.

FACT 43: Homeopathy is safe for women to take while pregnant and safe for old people.

FACT 44: Scientists agree that if and when homeopathy is accepted by the scientific
community it will turn established science on its head.

Homeopathic Practitioners


FACT 45: Homeopathic Practitioners train for 4 years in Anatomy and Physiology, as
well as Pathology and Disease, Materia Medica, Homeopathic Philosophy and study of
the Homeopathic Repertory.

FACT 46: Most homeopaths treat patients who have been referred to them by
word of mouth. Most patients seek out homeopathy because conventional treatment has
not benefitted them or because it poses too great a risk of side-effects.

FACT 47: The homeopathic community has thousands, even millions, of
written case notes that demonstrate the positive benefits of their treatment. Some
homeopaths have video proof of their patients before and after treatment.

FACT 48: Homeopaths charge patients an average of £50 an hour. Specialist
Doctors can charge up to £200 or more.

Popularity of Homeopathy


FACT 49: The popularity of homeopathy has grown in the past 30 years, its revival
entirely through word of mouth and estimated to be growing at more than 20% a year the
world over!

FACT 50: Hundreds of famous people throughout the past 200 years have enjoyed the
benefits of homeopathic medicine. www.homeopathicrevolution.com

FACT 51: The aristocratic patronage of homeopathy in the UK extended well into the
1940s and beyond can be easily demonstrated. In the Homeopathic Medical Directories
there are lists of patrons of the dispensaries and hospitals. They read like an extract from
Burke’s or Debrett’s.

FACT 52: The Royal Families of Europe use homeopathic medicine and Queen
Elizabeth II of England never travels anywhere without her homeopathic vials of
medicine.

FACT 53: Homeopathy is practised nowadays in countries all over the world. In
India there are 100 homeopathic medical schools and around 250,000 homeopathic
doctors!

FACT 54: In a recent Global TGI survey where people were asked whether they trust
homeopathy the following percentages of people living in urban areas said YES: 62% in
India, 58% Brazil, 53% Saudi Arabia, Chile 49%, United Arab Emirates 49%, France
40%, South Africa 35%, Russia 28%, Germany 27%, Argentina 25%, Hungary 25%,
USA 18%, UK 15%.

http://www.tgisurveys.com/documents/TGIbarometerhomeopathy_Jan08.pdf

FACT 55: The media as a whole has been unwilling to air a defence of the efficacy of
homeopathy and the validity of this 250 year old profession.

Copyright Louise Mclean © 2008

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TRUTH ABOUT HOMOEOPATHY…

Posted by Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on June 15, 2008


          Thanks to : Louise Mclean, Editor, Zeus Information Service.

 

  In this article, I would like to dispel a plethora of myths surrounding homeopathy which have been used to discredit this highly efficacious healing art and science.  Homeopaths are given few opportunities in the media to defend their profession, so a lot of misconceptions abound. The medical profession in general presents a fierce and blinkered opposition, yet as Big Pharma is learning of all sorts of amazing cured cases, they are determined to stamp out competition via EU regulation.

Myth No. 1Homeopathic medicines cure nothing.

Homeopathy works by stimulating the body’s OWN healing mechanisms, through like for like. A substance that would cause symptoms in a healthy person can be used to cure the same symptoms in a sick person by giving a minute, highly potentised dose of that substance acting as a catalyst to jump start their own healing mechanisms.  Everyone of us has our own natural innate healing powers.  All that is needed is the correct stimulus to kick start it.  In healthy people this may just be rest and good food but many people become ‘stuck’ in their physical, emotional or mental illness and cannot recover. Of course there are different levels of health and the choice of potency given should reflect that.  Low potencies are given for very physically ill people and higher for those whose problems are emotional or of the mind.  Homeopathy is very successful in treating emotional problems such as stress, anxiety and fears.

Myth No 2 – Homeopathic medicines are just water

Homeopathic medicines are NOT made using only dilution.  Dilution alone would do nothing whatsoever.  Many homeopaths are getting tired of reading this highly inaccurate reporting in the media. All homeopathic medicines are made by a process of dilution and SUCCUSSION (potentisation through vigorous shaking – 100 shakes between each potency – i.e. between a 1c and a 2c, between a 2c and a 3c potency, between a 3c and a 4c, etc. etc.)  Most homeopathic medicines can be bought in either 6c or 30c from Boots or from health shops.  Higher potencies of 200c and 1m (1000c) can be obtained only from homeopathic pharmacies. Succussion is nowadays done by machines, originally by hand.  Succussion brings out the formative intelligence of the substance and imprints it upon the 60% distilled water + 40% alcohol medium used to make homeopathic medicines – alcohol acting as a preservative.

Myth No. 3homeopathic medicines are unscientific

Homeopathic medicines undergo a scientific ‘Proving’ where a control group of 50+ healthy volunteers (‘Provers’) are instructed to keep taking a remedy under trial until they develop symptoms which they must record in detail.  Substances that have been rigorously tested include nearly everything on the Periodic Table – metals, minerals and gases as well as plants and even things like snake venom. 

The Provers are given a bottle of a new remedy being tested in the 30c potency and must keep taking it until they develop symptoms, which must be carefully recorded and then submitted to a database.  The Provers must be healthy and symptom-free to start with so that the symptoms they experience are new ones CAUSED by the remedy.

They must keep a careful daily note of what happens and not discuss it with any of the other Provers.  Whatever symptoms the Provers all experienced in common become the black type symptoms of the remedy which are then added to the Materia Medica of homeopathic medicines and Homeopathic Repertory (encyclopedia of symptoms). Thus the curative indications of a remedy are obtained for clinical use.

Symptoms have also been obtained through historical records of accidental poisonings, such as Arsenic and Belladonna.  For example, poisoning by Arsenic causes vomitting, diarrhoea, restlessness, anxiety and extreme chill. Therefore you might get a patient in this state (possibly after food poisoning) and Arsenicum in a homepathic tablet will quickly alleviate them.

There are more than 4,000+ homeopathic medicines including nearly everything on the periodic table. But of course all of the remedies tested have been diluted and succussed (potentised), so they are not toxic like modern drugs.

The Homeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory are extremely large books or divided into volumes. The Repertory is divided into sections in this order: Mind, Vertigo, Head, Eye, Vision, Ear, Hearing, Nose, Face, Mouth, Teeth, Throat, External Throat, Stomach, Abdomen, Rectum, Stool, Bladder, Kidney, Prostate Gland, Urethra, Urine, Male, Female, Larynx, Respiration, Cough, Expectoration, Chest, Back, Extremities, Sleep, Dreams, Chill, Fever, Perspiration, Skin, Generals.  Obviously some sections are bigger than others! 

In the various Repertories, remedies are listed alongside the full range of symptoms (rubrics) in abbreviated form – all information being systematically taken from Provings and clinical practice. Every human state of mind, emotions and body is listed. Symptoms that would mean nothing to a medical doctor can be looked up and the curative remedy found in these huge book. Homeopathy is a study of human nature, endlessly fascinating and how negative states of mind and emotions affect the physical body culminating in illness. Nowadays many homeopaths use computer software programmes which contain all this information.

Myth No. 4homeopathic practitioners receive inadequate training

In fact all qualified homeopathic practitioners undergo a four year training course at accredited Colleges, which includes Anatomy and Physiology, as well as Pathology and Disease, Materia Medica, Homeopathic Philosophy and study of the Homeopathic Repertory.  Yet medical doctors and nurses treat after much shorter homeopathy courses. To be really good, you need to study intensively for about 10 years.  Homeopathy is a lifetime’s work and you never stop learning. 

Myth No. 5 there are no studies that prove homeopathy works

In the past 24 years there have been more than 180 controlled, and 118 randomized, trials into homeopathy, which were analysed by four separate meta-analyses. In each case, the researchers concluded that the benefits of homeopathy went far beyond that which could be explained purely by the placebo effect. Another meta-analysis found that 65 of the 89 trials analysed had produced an effect way beyond placebo (source WDDTY www.wddty.co.uk )  

A study of 6500 patients at the Bristol Homeopathic hospital was conducted showing that over 70% of patients reported complete cure or significant improvement of their symptoms.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/4454856.stm

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

http://www.rustumroy.com/Roy_Structure%20of%20Water.pdf

http://www.infiniteconferencing.com/Events/nch/051607nch/recording-playback.html

Homeopathy can never be tested properly through conventional trials because each prescription is individualised as every person is unique.  Therefore 10 people with arthritis, for example, may all need a different homeopathic medicine.  So it is far from ideal to follow the allopathic trial paradigm to test homeopathy.  In orthodox medicine trials, all are given the same medicine to be tested.  In homeopathy all may be given different medicines!

Anybody who has an understanding of the principles of homeopathy can be left in no doubt that we are dealing with a scientific therapeutic method in the best possible sense: it is based on observation, facts and phenomena and follows the rules of inductive logic that can be tested in daily practice. It is a comprehensive and comprehensible mode of therapy, which in some countries is first line treatment for the whole range of acute and chronic conditions. It has been proven abundantly that it is superior in the treatment of epidemic diseases to allopathy.

It is amazing how people, who like to see themselves on the side of unprejudiced evaluation, can be so blinkered. People pass judgment on homeopathy who have never bothered to study it. Like any science it takes time to learn (especially to learn it correctly) and years of practice to master but the rewards for patients, practitioners and the NHS purse are great. Before those who preach pure science come down on therapies like homeopathy too heavily, they should ask themselves how many of the accepted treatments within the NHS have a scientific evidence base?

With every homeopathic medicine we know exactly the substance it was made from, unlike most modern drugs where we have no clue of the ingredients.  This is ironic too as ALL natural health products, whether vitamin, mineral or food supplement must clearly state on the label every single ingredient.  When we go to the supermarket or health food shop, we hold up the packet or bottle and read what is in the product, yet people happily swallow prescription drugs with no idea whatsoever what they have taken!  They could contain cyanide or any poison and the patient would be none the wiser.  With the new class of genetically modified drugs, such as the one used in the Northwick Park drug trial in London, the dangers of a massive allergic reaction, such as the drug testers experienced, are even greater.

Those, who claim to be scientists, should have the ability to at least try to understand different paradigms. If not, they look more like people who have settled on a comfortable view of the world which might soon look very outmoded indeed. As the great musician and conductor Sir Yehudi Menhuin once said: ‘Homeopathy is one of the few specialised areas in medicine, which carries no disadvantages but only advantages.’.

Regarding the Horizon programme on homeopathy, Prof. Madeleine Ennis was not involved in the Horizon test. The test was carried out by Wayne Turnbull at Guys hospital, London. It has been conceded that the Horizon test was not an exact replica of Ennis’ successful trials. Many of his protocols were different. You can read at this link where he added in an ammonium chloride lysis step which would have ended up killing the very basophils that were such an integral part of the test. http://www.homeopathic.com/articles/view,55
Ennis’ original test was replicated in 4 different labs in 4 different countries.

Dr. Peter Fisher’s article in PubMed discusses the ‘End of Homeopathy’ editorial and meta-analysis published in the Lancet of 26th August 2005 and how nearly 100 successful studies that showed homeopathy worked were thrown out and only a few that were inconclusive were used.  Dr. Fisher is the Queen’s homeopathic physician and heads the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital. (The vitriolic editorial was caused by the World Health Organisation bringing out a draft report in 2005 which was favourable towards homeopathy!)

“The final analysis which concluded that ‘the clinical effects of homoeopathy are placebo effects’ was based on just eight clinical trials of homeopathy. The Lancet’s press release did not mention this, instead giving the impression that the conclusions were based on all 110 trials.”  “One of the most serious criticisms is the complete lack of transparency: we have no idea which eight trials were included in the final, damning, analysis.”  “The literature references are not given, nor any information on the diagnoses, numbers of patients, etc., nor can these be deduced from the article.  Prof. Egger has refused several requests to disclose the identity of the eight trials. This is not even a matter of scientific method, but of natural justice: the accused has the right to know the evidence against him.”

“The Lancet meta-analysis in 2005 of homeopathic trials was said to be based upon 110 placebo-controlled clinical trials of homeopathy and 110 clinical trials of allopathy, which were said to be matched but were in fact reduced to 21 trials of homeopathy and 9 of conventional medicine and further reduced to 8 and 6 trials.”
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1375230

Other Responses from the Homeopathic Community on the Lancet Article

http://www.ontariohomeopath.com/Response2.htm

from WDDTY

http://www.zeusinfoservice.com/Articles/ShockingTruth.html

George Vithoulkas’ ‘Science of Homeopathy’ is still considered an excellent exposition of the science.

http://www.wholehealthnow.com/books/science-of-homeopathy.html

More scientific studies:

http://www.vhan.nl/documents/ScientificReportECHNov04.pdf

http://ecam.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/4/1/7

http://www.positivehealth.com/research-list.php?subjectid=134

Myth No. 6homeopathic hospitals are a waste of money

There are 5 homeopathic hospitals in the UK – in London, Liverpool, Tunbridge Wells, Bristol and Glasgow. They cost the NHS about £6 million a year. Compare that to the £100 billion for the total 2008 annual NHS budget!! These homeopathic hospitals SAVE money for the NHS as the Smallwood report commissioned by Prince Charles has demonstrated.

http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/mediacentre/pressreleases/christopher_smallwood_s_report_on_integrated_health_180.html

At one of the earliest debates on the NHS Act 1948 the Government pledged that homoeopathy would continue to be available on the health service as long as there were “patients wishing to receive it and doctors willing to provide it”.  Many people who depend upon it are alarmed at the possibility that Homeopathy may no longer be available on the NHS.  Since the passing of the NHS Act in 1948, a provision has always been made for people to be treated at homeopathic hospitals in the UK and until PCTs began to stop referring patients, there had indeed been long waiting lists, some 6 months or more.

See this letter sent out to all Primary Care Trusts in 2006 signed by a group of professors hostile to homeopathy and putting pressure on PCTs not to refer patients to the 5 homeopathic hospitals in the UK. They wrote the letter on NHS headed paper!

http://www.senseaboutscience.org.uk/pdf/Baum%20letter.pdf

Myth No. 7 – Cure with homeopathy is simply the Placebo Effect.

When Prince Charles treats his farm animals at Highgrove with homeopathic medicines do they know that a remedy has been put in the water they drink?  Farmers successfully use homeopathic medicines for their cows suffering from mastitis.  Does a tiny baby know when their fever drops dramatically using Belladonna or Aconite, that they have been given a homeopathic medicine?!  As anyone who has treated animals and babies with homoepathic medicines will tell you, homeopathy works even better on animals and babies than it does on adults!  If proof were needed, this is it. Not placebo.

Perhaps the most striking research on homeopathy that goes some way to debunking the placebo argument is when homeopathic remedies are tested on live tissue in a petri dish or studies involving animals (mice in this case) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3208528.stm

Myth No. 8 homeopathic medicines contain no molecules

Any remedy under a 12c or a 24x potency still contains the original molecules of the substance and this is known as Avogadro’s number.  These low potencies are most suitable for physical illness of long duration as well as to heal specific organs that are not functioning properly.

Myth No. 9 ‘Anecdotal Evidence’ does not constitute scientific evidence!

Most medical, surgical procedures and drug usage are not backed by studies – only by anecdotal evidence.  According to the US Government’s Office of Technology Assessment (Congress of the United States, Office of Technology Assessment: Assessing the efficacy and safety of medical technologies. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1978), only 10-20% of all medical procedures and off-label drug usage are backed by clinical studies.

Strong anecdotal evidence among informed professionals is actually quite reliable – at least as reliable as clinical testing.

Many clinical tests come to diametrically opposed conclusions. You could say that the problem was discovered through anecdotal evidence – and merely confirmed through a peer reviewed study.

http://www.i-sis.org.uk/peerReviewUnderTheSpotlight.php

The problem isn’t with the use of anecdotal evidence. It’s with the double standard applied by the establishment (medical and regulatory) that holds complementary medicine to an absurdly higher standard, allowing medical doctors to do pretty much whatever they want. If informed anecdotal evidence is allowable for 85% of all medical procedure and drug usage, why is alternative health held to an impossible 0% standard?

Millions of people worldwide testify that homeopathy cures their illnesses yet apparently that cannot be construed as ‘evidence’.

If a person were to walk out of their house to the town centre and witness someone having their bag snatched or witness a car accident, then when they relay this information to the Police or to their friends and family, it is anecdotal evidence.

If someone go on holiday, stays at a nice hotel, eats delicious food, comes back home and relates the holiday to their friends, that is anecdotal evidence.

Does that mean that the above never happened? According to the detractors of complementary or alternative medicine, yes it does!

Millions of people have been cured of their diseases or afflictions using homeopathy, herbs, healing, vitamin supplements, special diets and on and on. Yet according to orthodox medicine all of these cures are anecdotal evidence and as such do not merit any further investigation, study, or validity. As far as orthodox medicine is concerned, these cures never happened.

Yet what if someone witnessed a car accident and the Police wanted them to make a statement? Would the statement in court be dismissed as anecdotal evidence? Would the police, even if they arrived at the scene of the accident to find the person still there comforting the passengers or trying to help, say they had not been there and their evidence is non existent? I don’t think so.

So how for so long have we put up with the top dogs in the medical establishment dismissing our cures as total nonsense, figments of our imagination, placebo cures, or outright lies?

How when millions are cured around the world using homeopathic medicines, can these cures be dismissed as unworthy of attention, simply ‘anecdotal evidence’.

Orthodox medicine implies through this that all cures with alternative medicine are untrue or simply imagined. Even when all the evidence is put before them, they become angry and even aggressive, simply refusing to see or to listen.

All the case notes in the surgery show that Mr. A had arthritis for 5 years, had been on anti-flammatory medicines, yet after homeopathic treatment for 6 months, the arthritis is cured. The reaction of the doctor is either disbelief or an attitude where they will not talk about it and do not want to know.

Of course there are some orthodox doctors who practise acupuncture, homeopathy or herbs themselves and who do believe that these therapies cured the patient but they are in the small minority.

It is always the top cancer specialists and professors whose lives and vested interests are the most challenged by the idea that anything other than pharmaceutical drugs or surgical interventions can cure the patient.

Yet pharmaceutical drugs cure nothing. They merely SUPPRESS the symptoms driving them deeper into the body of the patient.

Hence the eczema patient whose skin symptoms have been suppressed, goes on to develop asthma. The arthritic patient whose joint pains are suppressed, eventually will go on to develop heart disease.

The doctor makes no connection whatsoever that their drugs have created these deeper illnesses but just goes on to give the patient more and more powerful drugs, making the patient sicker still. Then when they die, they say, ‘We did everything we could’. Yes and you killed the patient!

After homeopathic treatment, careful analysis is taken of the Direction of Cure of the patient’s symptoms. Constance Hering was a converted skeptic of homeopathy. As a young man in Germany in the early nineteenth century, Hering had been assigned the task of reviewing Homeopathy because his medical mentor (a fervent anti-homeopath) had been asked by a publisher to write a book exposing homeopathy as unworthy. Having been given this task, Hering conducted a detailed study but concluded the opposite from the requested results! He was the first to talk about the Law of Cure which says that symptoms are cured from above down, from the inside out and in the reverse order of their appearance. This has stood the test of time in clinical experience. A simple example would be after a curative remedy is given for eczema all over the body, we would see the eczema start to move down and when it is only on the ankles, we know it is nearly cured.

The body is always intelligent. That is why the human race has survived. When a baby is conceived, Nature chooses the best genes from both parents in order to create a stronger, healthier human. If the parents are both taking drugs of any kind, whether legal or illegal, the health of the baby will be compromised.

If only doctors and scientists would study Nature, they would find all the answers and instead of going against it, learn from it. There is only one true science and that is the science of Nature.

The human race has survived because we all have an innate healing power in our bodies. In homeopathy for example, this is called the Vital Force. Homeopathy stimulates the vital force to heal the body, through like for like (using a potentised substance that would cause the symptoms but in a tiny dose acts as a catalyst for healing).

So in conclusion, there is no question that dismissing cures as Anecdotal Evidence through the use of natural medicine, is nothing more than a whitewash and a desperate means of suppressing the knowledge of those cures to the public as a whole.

Samuel Hahnemann

Hahnemann was a doctor but gave up his practice because he was appalled at the poisonous side effects of most available medicine. He started experimenting and did something rather novel – he took some quinine, while perfectly healthy. He observed that the effect on him was identical to a malarial attack: alternating fever with heat and chills. This is where homeopathy started: a substance, given to a healthy individual, causes symptoms. If given to someone who suffers those symptoms, it will thus neutralise the sickness.

After his observations on quinine, Hahnemann went on to test hundreds of substances on himself and willing, healthy volunteers, used the tested substances for matching symptoms in his patients and all the while kept accounts of detailed observations.

Of course, Hahnemann had an antecedent, still well-known today because all doctors still swear an oath to him to promise best medical practice: Hippocrates. Hippocrates stated that there were two laws of healing – the law of opposites (allopathy) and the law of similars (homeopathy). A Greek physician called Galen had laid these rules down in about 150 AD. Homeopathic theories are based on fixed principles of the Laws of Nature which do not change – unlike medical theories which are constantly changing! Homeopathy is both a science and an art.

Far from being ideas-based, this is completely evidence-based, empirical medicine an almost unique concept at the time. After some years of practicing like this, Hahnemann was still not satisfied. The substances he was using, while more effective than normal medical practice, were still having side effects. Or, if he reduced dosage too far, there was no effect. This is when he developed the concept of potentisation, the serial dilution that opponents of homeopathy deride.

Treating the Whole Person or Holistic Healing

We are not just a collection of parts to be fixed as doctors treat us but ALWAYS operating as a whole person ALL of the time.  In other words medicines are chosen that treat the whole person and not just the part.  This may seem strange to grasp and yet doesn’t it in fact make total sense?  Do we leave our sore throat on the desk of the physician as we leave the doctor’s surgery?  Or our arthritic knee behind.  No, every single tiny function of our body operates as a WHOLE, all of the time.  You cannot treat one thing and not affect the rest.  That is why pharma drugs are so dangerous as for example, in treating a cancerous tumour, the medicine will affect and disturb the other systems of the body.

We are all energy beings. http://www.workingwithenergy.co.uk/energy_centres.htm

The electricity in our bodies transmits messages to all parts/systems of the body. Illness is caused when these messages are not getting through. All systems of the body are communicating with each other at all times. Water is a great conductor of electricity and it transmits the electrical current. This is how homeopathic mediums work – by communicating a current/pattern/frequency of energy via the whole human body to jump start the body’s own inherent healing mechanisms.

Homeopathy treats different sorts of people with distinct characters and personalities as well as different physical looks and natures. It individualises each person and looks at their symptoms AS A WHOLE.

Is it not true that no two people are alike?  That every person is unique?  This is why you could line up 20 people with asthma and they might all need a different homeopathic medicine. There are in fact about 250 homeopathic medicines for asthma but the correct one for each person must be selected taking into consideration such things as what makes the condition better or worse, what time of day it comes on, whether the person is hot or cold, worse for damp, need fresh air or prefer the windows closed and so on.  You would be amazed how each person’s symptoms are so different and yet they have all been diagnosed with asthma.

If people want to improve their looks, homeopathy does just that.  When you are healthy and well, you obviously look better!  Homeopathic practitioners believe in PREVENTION, having treatment can prevent illness rather than leaving it to the surgeon’s knife. There are thousands of homeopathic medicines which treat every ailment known to man, truly the most wonderful science on this planet.

Many people buy self help books or think they can treat themselves with over the counter remedies.  This is a short term solution.  The reason is as stated above.  You cannot treat individual symptoms without taking into consideration the rest of you!  Only a qualified and experienced homeopath who will spend 1-2 hours taking your full medical history and all of your symptoms can prescribe the remedy that fits best.  In other words if you have hayfever, the homeopath will take into consideration all other physical symptoms a as well as your personality, to come to the correct prescription.  Itchy, watery, red eyes, worse morning and evening would be Sulphur but only if all the other things about you fit the Sulphur picture.  You cannot prescribe for yourself as you cannot take all of it into consideration at once.  So if for example you buy Natrum Mur. for your hayfever (which is also an excellent remedy for this), it may work for a bit if you are healthy but the hayfever will come back, will not be cured for good, because it was not the remedy that fitted best.

The only exception to this rule is in the treatment of first aid and even then it often has to be individualised. An example of when it does not is having a molar removed at the dentist. Firstly you would take Arnica for bruising of the gums, secondly Hypericum for the pain as the anaesthetic wears off (will remove pain completely), thirdly Ledum for injection and fourthly Calendula (the remedy not the cream!) for fast healing of the gums (or any other injury). Symphytum is the great healer of broken bones.

Homeopaths believe that illnesses manifest for three reasons:  firstly they are genetically inherited from our parents, grandparents, forefathers.  Secondly, they can be caused by an traumatic event such as death of a loved one, divorce, job loss – any event that has a serious impact upon the person.  Thirdly they can be caused from drugs taken by our parents (passed onto the foetus) or by ourselves. There is also of course accidents and injury.

Inherited disease can be traced back to one or more of what homeopaths call MIASMS – these are syphilis, gonorrhoea, psora (scabies), tuberculosis and cancer.  We are all a mix of all of these as especially TB, dates back thousands of years.  However one or more of the miasms is uppermost in a person and is an important aspect of the case-taking to determine the appropriate medicines.

So many people are in total ignorance of the VAST amount of study needed to become an expert in this field.  Also there are hundreds of homeopathic books only available at specialist bookshops, many printed in India where homeopathy is more popular than orthodox medicine.

Attacks on Homeopathy

After the ever increasing attacks on alternative medicine in the media and in particular homeopathy, once again Professor Edzard Ernst, the ‘first professor of complementary medicine’ (whose qualifications for the job are still in question) discredits homeopathy.  Yet in an interview with Geoff Watts in 2003

http://www.studentbmj.com/issues/04/01/careers/25.php

entitled  ‘A  Scientist in the Alternative Camp’, Professor Ernst stated:

“Our family doctor in the little village outside Munich where I grew up was a homoeopath. My mother swore by it. As a kid I was treated homoeopathically. So this kind of medicine just came naturally. Even during my studies I pursued other things like massage therapy and acupuncture.”

“As a young doctor I had an appointment in a homoeopathic hospital, and I was very impressed with its success rate. My boss told me that much of this success came from discontinuing mainstream medication. This made a big impression on me.”  

The truth is that homeopathy is getting ever more popular and the drugs companies are putting out their spin in overdrive through their science and media PR operation outlets to counteract this in any way they can.

The reason there is this incessant assault in the press against homeopathy is because Pharma wields enormous power over the media and because the popularity of homeopathy has been increasing due to side effects of modern medicine.  Also, unlike other natural therapies, it is pills and in direct competition.

At leat six million people use complementary treatments each year in the UK, which offers clinically-effective and cost-effective solutions to common health problems faced by NHS patients. 

Historical Facts

In view of the highly inaccurate reporting and vitriolic attacks in the  recent press coverage on homeopathy, I would like to point out some little known historical facts concerning homeopathy.

The practice of homeopathic medicine flourished in both Europe and the US during the 1800s and early 1900s  and was spectacularly popular with European royalty and the British aristocracy, American entrepreneurs, literary giants, and religious leaders. 

John D. Rockefeller referred to it as ‘a progressive and aggressive step in medicine’ and was under homeopathic care throughout the latter part of his life living to 99 years of age.  A strong advocate of homeopathy, major grants of between $300-$400 million he intended for homeopathic institutions were instead used for orthodox medical institutions in the early 1900s, under pressure from his son and his financial advisor, Frederick Gates.  (Source Dana Ullman)

In the United States in the early 1900s there were 22 homeopathic medical schools and over 100 homeopathic hospitals, 60 orphanages and old people’s homes and 1,000+ homeopathic pharmacies.  Members of the American Medical Association had great animosity towards homeopathy after its formation in 1847 and it was decided to purge all local medical societies of physicians who were homeopaths.  This purge was successful in every state except Massachusetts because homoepathy was so strong among the elite of Boston.

The AMA wanted to keep homoepaths out of their societies and discourage any type of association with homeopaths.  In 1855 the AMA established a code of ethics which stated that orthodox physicians would lose their membership if they even consulted with a homeopath.  If a physician lost his membership, it meant that in some States he no longer had a licence to practice medicine. 

Drug companies were antagonistic towards homeopathy, collectively trying to suppress it.  The medical journals they published were used as mouthpieces against homeopathy and in support of orthodox medicine.

At an AMA meeting, a respected orthodox physician said: ‘We must admit that we never fought the homeopath on matters of principles; we fought him because he came into the community and got the business.’ Economic issues played a major role in what was allowed to be practised.

Homeopathy attracted support from many of the most respected members of society in the US, such as William James, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Louisa M. Alcott, Mark Twain, former American Presidents James Garfield and William McKinley. In Britain among its supporters were George Bernard Shaw, Charles Dickens, W.B. Yeats, William Thackarey, Benjamin Disraeli, Yehudi Menuhin.  Other famous supporters were Dostoevsky, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Mahatma Ghandi.

Nowadays, celebrities using and supporting homeopathy are many and include among others :  Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tina Turner, Whoopi Goldberg, Pamela Anderson, Jane Fonda, Cher, Rosie O’Donnell, Martin Sheen, the Chilli Peppers, Jane Seymour, Lesley Anne Warren, Mariel Hemingway, Lindsay Wagner, Paul McCartney, Axl Rose, Linda Gray, Susan Blakely, Michael Franks, Cybil Sheppard, Dizzy Gillespie, Vidal Sassoon, Angelica Houston, Boris Becker, Martina Navratilova, David Beckham, Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley, Cliff Robertson, Jerry Hall, Diane von Furstenberg, Ashley Judd, Naomi Judd, Olivia Newton-John, Julianna Margulies, JD Salinger, Blythe Danner, Pat Riley (coach of the Miami Heat).  The list of famous people who supported homeopathy is endless…..

See ‘The Homeopathic Revolution’ by Dana Ullman MPH  www.homeopathicrevolution.com

The aristocratic patronage of homeopathy in the UK extending well into the 1940s and beyond can be easily demonstrated.  In the Homeopathic Medical Directories there are lists of patrons of the dispensaries and hospitals. They read like an extract from Burke’s or Debrett’s. 

(See A History of Homeopathy in Britain by Peter Morrell, Honorary Research Associate in the History of Medicine, Staffordshire University, UK.)
www.homeopathyhome.com/reference/articles/ukhomhistory.shtml

Homeopathy is practised nowadays in countries all over the world and is especially popular in France, South America and India where there are around 250,000 homeopathic doctors! In a recent Global TGI survey where people were asked whether they trust homeopathy the following percentages of people living in urban areas said Yes: 62% in India, 58% Brazil, 53% Saudi Arabia, Chile 49%, United Arab Emirates 49%, France 40%, South Africa 35%, Russia 28%, Germany 27%, Argentina 25%, Hungary 25%, USA 18%, UK 15%.

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