New Study Shows Homeopathy Has Impact On Musculoskeletal Disorders With Fewer Side Effects

A new study  that was published in a leading pharmacology journal shows that homeopathy has an impact on muscular skeletal disorders. The study was completed at the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; LA-SER Centre for Risk Research, Montreal, Canada

The study followed 1153 patients that were broken down into 3 groups- 1. those who went to a conventional doctor, 2. those who went to an MD who practiced alternative health or complimentary alternative medicine and 3. those who went to a homeopathic medical doctor. The homeopathic patients took 50 per cent less painkillers and yet experienced much benefit and of course less adverse drug effects from the conventional medications.

The conclusion of the study was “MSD patients seen by homeopathic physicians showed a similar clinical progression when less exposed to NSAID in comparison to patients seen in CM practice, with fewer NSAID-related adverse events and no loss of therapeutic opportunity.”- PubMed

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Clinical Study Shows Homeopathy is Effective in Sinusitis

A multicentre observational study at the Institues and Units of the Central Counceil for Research in Homeopathy has shown that homeopathy can be effective in chronic sinusitis. The study involved 628 patients and results were confirmed on X-ray. Here is the abstract:

OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to ascertain the therapeutic usefulness of homeopathic medicine in the management of chronic sinusitis (CS).

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Multicentre observational study at Institutes and Units of the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, India. Symptoms were assessed using the chronic sinusitis assessment score (CSAS). 17 pre-defined homeopathic medicines were shortlisted for prescription on the basis of repertorisation for the pathological symptoms of CS. Regimes and adjustment of regimes in the event of a change of symptoms were pre-defined. The follow-up period was for 6 months. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS version 16.

RESULTS:

628 patients suffering from CS confirmed on X-ray were enrolled from eight Institutes and Units of the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy. All 550 patients with at least one follow-up assessment were analyzed. There was a statistically significant reduction in CSAS (P = 0.0001, Friedman test) after 3 and 6 months of treatment. Radiological appearances also improved. A total of 13 out of 17 pre-defined medicines were prescribed in 550 patients, Sil. (55.2% of 210), Calc. (62.5% of 98), Lyc. (69% of 55), Phos. (66.7% of 45) and Kali iod. (65% of 40) were found to be most useful having marked improvement. 4/17 medicines were never prescribed. No complications were observed during treatment.

CONCLUSION:

Homeopathic treatment may be effective for CS patients. Controlled trials are required for further validation.

-Pubmed, April 2012

Homeopathy Research and Clinical Experts Gather At British Parliamentary Sponsored Meeting

Academics, scientist and politicians from all over the world attended a unique and positive Homeopathy Research Institute reception at the British House. A 2 million GBP fund-raising appeal was launched for the Homeopathy Research Institute.

The event was sponsored by British Member of Parliament David Tredineck who is the chair of the Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare with the aim of promoting scientific research in homeopathy.

The well attended event had experts in homeopathy research and experienced clinicians discussing research and other homeopathy related issues with other members of parliament and heads of various government agencies.

There were many pro-homeopathy presentations by experts on homeopathy and even professors of medicine. The host, David Trednick MP made an impassioned speech about the value of homeopathy.