Study Shows Homeopathy Successfully Treating Psoriasis

Updated April 13, 2009

A study of 82 patients suffering psoriasis treated with homeopathy in primary care over a period of two years shows significant improvement in their quality of life and reduction in their psoriasis symptoms. Many of the patients had suffered psoriasis for as long as 15 years and had previously unsuccessfully tried conventional treatments. The full paper of the study is published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, a conventional medical Journal.

Abstract…

Objective To evaluate details and effects of homeopathic treatment in patients with psoriasis in usual medical care.

Methods Primary care patients were evaluated over 2 years using standardized questionnaires, recording diagnoses and complaints severity, health-related quality of life (QoL), medical history, consultations, all treatments, and use of other health services.

Results Forty-five physicians treated 82 adults, 51.2% women, aged 41.6 ± 12.2 (mean ± SD) years. Patients had psoriasis for 14.7 ± 11.9 years; 96.3% had been treated before. Initial case taking took 127 ± 47 min. The 7.4 ± 7.4 subsequent consultations (duration: 19.4 ± 10.5 min) cumulated to 169.0 ± 138.8 min. Patients received 6.0 ± 4.9 homeopathic prescriptions. Diagnoses and complaints severity improved markedly with large effect sizes (Cohen’s d= 1.02–2.09). In addition, QoL improved (SF-36 physical component score d = 0.26, mental component score d = 0.49), while conventional treatment and health service use were considerably reduced.

Conclusions: Under classical* homeopathic treatment, patients with psoriasis improved in symptoms and QoL.

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology-

Click here to read the whole abstract and to get the full study: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/121675687/abstract

Homeopaths have successfully treated psoriasis with no side effects. For over 200  years homeopaths have demonstrated strategies for treating and dealing with it. Hahnemann the original founder of homeopathy, even discussed this disease as a consequence of  various genetic influences. Recent studies showing homeopathy’s safety and efficacy comes on the heels of the United States Food and Drug Administration warning that taking the psoriasis drug Raptiva could result in serious brain infections and even death.

The Food and Drug Administration cited three confirmed cases, and a possible fourth, of people diagnosed with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) after being treated with Raptiva.

“Three of those patients have died,” the FDA said in a public health advisory. “All four patients were treated with the drug for more than three years.”

None was receiving other treatments that suppress the immune system.

Raptiva’s product labeling was revised in October to highlight a boxed warning about the risks of life-threatening infections, including PML.

“At that time, the FDA directed Genentech, the manufacturer, to develop a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) to include a medication guide to educate patients about the drug’s risks,” the FDA’s advisory says.

In the advisory, issued Thursday, the FDA highlighted the confirmed cases and promised to “take appropriate steps” to ensure that Raptiva’s risks do not outweigh its benefits.

The FDA also said it will ensure that patients “are clearly informed of the signs and symptoms of PML” and that health care professionals “carefully monitor patients for the possible development of PML.”

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Interestingly,  the drug has not been discontinued- just a warning to doctors to watch out if they find their patients start developing this serious life threatening condition as a result of taking the drug.

With a general study showing that homeopathy is safe and for the millions daily who use it, homeopathy is a logical choice for individuals suffering with such a challenging condition as psoriasis.

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*Classical homeopathy is the selection of an individual homeopathic remedy for each person even though they may suffer from the same disease, after a full multi-leveled intake interview. See here for more on homeopathy and how to find a good homeopath.

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Abraham Lincoln and His Cabinet Were Big Supporters of Homeopathy

 

As the President of the United States, Barak Obama models his leadership after Abraham Lincoln, Naturalnews.com reports that Abraham Lincoln was a big supporter of homeopathy. He even appointed other individuals to his cabinet who were supporters of homeopathy.

Major General McClennan who was appointed to lead the Union army contracted typhoid fever while in office and was cured by homeopaths who were called in to treat him. He lived another 23 years after contracting this possibly deadly disease.

 Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) showed a special interest in and appreciation for homeopathic medicine. In 1854, before Lincoln was elected president, he was retained as a lawyer to prepare a state legislative proposal to charter a homeopathic medical college in Chicago. Because Chicago was the home of the American Medical Association, which had been founded in 1847 in part to stop the growth of homeopathy, Lincoln’s job was no simple effort. However, many of Chicago’s most prominent citizens and politicians participated on the board of trustees of the proposed Hahnemann Medical College, including Chicago’s mayor, two congressmen, an Illinois state representative, a Chicago city councilman, the co-founder of Northwestern University, the founder of Chicago Union Railroad, and several medical doctors who were homeopaths (Spiegel and Kavaler, 2002). Despite significant opposition, Lincoln was successful in obtaining a charter for the homeopathic college….

 

In addition to choosing Seward to be his secretary of state, several leading advisors were homeopathic advocates. On November 1, 1861, Lincoln appointed Major General George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885) to command the Union army during the Civil War. However, in late December McClellan contracted typhoid fever, which left him unable to go to his office to conduct business (Rafuse, 1997). During the first week of McClellan’s illness, two homeopathic doctors arrived from New York to care for the ill general and his father-in-law and chief of staff, Randolph B. Marcy, who was also ill. McClellan’s decision to employ homeopathic doctors is particularly interesting considering the fact that the general came from a family of prominent conventional physicians.

Despite this serious illness, General McClellan remained active, giving regular orders to his subordinates, arranging for troop movement and supply transport, meeting with the president on a weekly basis, issuing court martial orders, and even providing commendations to officers. By January 2, he seemed to be much better and shortly afterwards he had no noticeable physical limitations. McClellan lived another twenty-three years.

 

 

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