Applied Research in Specific Medical Conditions

Evidence-based Homeopathy for 33 disease conditions

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Only those medical conditions are considered for which there are 2 or more than 2 statistically significant human studies published in peer-reviewed journals upto the end of year 2010. There are 33 such health conditions. The compendium is prepared by mining 14 online electronic databases.

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Exclusion Criterion (What kind of studies are not included?)

1. Studies on Plants and Animals

2. Studies published in non-journal paper

3. Non-peer reviewed studies from year 1893 onwards

4. Statistically non-significant studies (Probability value<0.05, odds ratio >1 indicates statistical significance)

5. Studies in whichhomeopathic medicine and non-homeopathic medicine is prescribed simultaneously

6. Studies in which medicine is perceived to be homeopathic but is not such as radionically prepared or different potencies of same medicine mixed together.

A. RESPIRATORY

Euphorbium, Pulsitilla & Luffa for viral infection of respiratory tract(2001) FULL TEXT //Euphorbium Compositum, a homeopathic combination remedy

Bronchiselect for treatment of bronchitis(1997) // n=258, homeopathic combination remedy

Gripp-Heel (Aconitum 4X, Bryonia 3X, Eupatorium 2X, Lachesis 11X, Phosphorous 4X) for respiratory viral infections(2007) FULL TEXT // homeopathic combination remedy

Homeopathy in respiratory allergies(2006) FULL TEXT // n=147

Cost-benefit evaluation of homeopathic versus conventional therapy in respiratory diseases (2009) FULL TEXT // treatment by homeopathy costs 50% less

A1.UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS

Asclepias vincetoxicum & Sulphur for treatment of upper respiratory infections associated with common cold(2006)

Calcarea Carbonica 30c, Pulsatilla 30c and Sulfur 30c vs placebo for the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections(2005) // 2 pills for 2 days per week for 12 weeks, DBRCT with n=169. The difference in the median number of days with URTI symptoms was statistically significant with 8 days in the homeopathic group and 13 days in the control group (p = 0.006), Jadad Score=5

Homeopathic & antibiotic treatment strategies in recurrent acute rhinopharyngitis(2005) // Inflammation of the mucous membranes of nose & throat, homeopathy superior to anti-biotic

Treatment of rhinitis & sinus with Euphorbium compositum nasal drops(2005) // n=739, multi-centre, controlled, cohort study, Homeopathy Vs xylometazoline

The effectiveness of homeopathy in medical primary care in upper and lower respiratory tract complaints, Asian Journal of Homeopathy, 01 Feb 2008, pp. 3-19

Rhinitis (Hay Fever/ Pollinosis)

Meta-analysis of homeopathic treatment of pollinosis with Galphimia glauca(1997)// The odds ratios of all of the four individual studies favoured homeopathy, and in two of the four studies the result was statistically significant. After the results were pooled, the odds ratio of 1.87 suggested that Galphimia glauca is significantly more effective than placebo.

Grass Pollens in 30c potency vs placebo for hay fever(1986) //n=144, p=0.018 in favour of homeopathy

Treatment of pollinosis with the homeopathic preparation Galphimia Glauca 2c and placebo(1990)// n=243, average t=33 days, odds ratio=2.19 in favour of homeopathy

Potent placebo or potency? A model using homeopathically prepared pollen 30c in hay fever (1985) // n=39, Jadad score=3

Potentised Allergan 30c Vs Placebo in allergic rhinitis(2000) FULL TEXT // n=51,Mean nasal inspriatory peak airflow improved by 21 % in homoepathic patients and 2 % in placebo patients, Jadad score=5, “It may be time to confront the conclusion that homeopathy and placebo differ..”

Treatment of allergic rhinitis with potentised allergan in 30c potency and placebo(2005)// n=34, t=4 weeks, Jadad score=5

Usefulness of 13 homeopathic medicines in the management of acute rhinitis(2010) FULLTEXT // Nux-Vomica, Merc, Belladonna,pre- and post-score assessment as per acute rhinitis symptom score developed by CCRH showed statistically significant improvement, p<0.05

Comparing Luffa compositum-Heel nasal spray with cromolyn sodium spray in the treatment of allergic rhinitis(1999) FULL TEXT // Double-blind Randomised trial with n=146, combination remedy Homeopathic Nasal Spray containing Luffa, Galphimia, Histamine and Sulphur is as efficient and well tolerable as conventional therapy as Cromolyn Sodium

Homeopathic treatment of allergic rhinitis(2009)

Galphimia glauca 4X in treatment of pollinosis(1995) FULL TEXT // n=164 https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0b69JqzK_44cV9FVUw5R3ZpOUJxZ1FkeXVxN1pjWXZkRkQ0/edit

Sinusitis

Sinfrontal (Cinnabaris 4X, Ferrum Phos 3X, etc) in the treatment of maxillary sinus(sinus + tooth pain) (2009) // ENT & respiratory tract infections, combination remedy

Sinfrontal vs placebo for Acute Maxillary Sinusitis (2007) // combination remedy

Homeopathic treatment of patients with chronic sinusitis(2009) FULL TEXT

Homeopathy in acute rhino-sinusitis(2007) //n=144, t=21 days, homeopathic treatment resulted in freedom from complaints in 90.3% of the patients & improvement in a further 8.3%, whereas in placebo group, the complaints remained unchanged or became worse in 88.9% of the patients, p<0.0001, combination remedy

Tonsillitis

Tonsilotrena for tonsillitis (2006) // combination remedy

Arnica montana 30C for post-tonsillectomy analgesia(2007) FULL TEXT // pain after tonsils removal

Otitis Media (inflammation of middle ear)

Individualised Homeopathic treatment of otitis media(2001) //n= 75, 8 different remedies in C30 potency; 4 most commonly used were Pulsatilla nigrans, Chamomilla, sulphur, Calcarea carbonica; 3-5 pellets 3 times daily, significant decrease in symptoms at 24 and 64 hrs after treatment in favour of homeopathy (P<0.05)compared to placebo, Jadad score=5

Homeopathy in acute otitis media(2001) FULL TEXT // n=230, t=12 hours, 72% of those using homeopathy had significant relief. Resolution rates were 2.4 times faster than in placebo controls. Compared to conventional treatment the homeopathic approach was 14% cheaper

Homoeopathic treatment of otitis media(1997) FULL TEXT// n=131, duration of pain of 2 days in homeopathy-group (n=103) & 3 days in conventional (antibiotic, antipyretic, secretolytics) group (n=28). 70.7 % & 56.5% of children receiving homeopathy & conventional respectively did not have another ear infection the next year

Common Cold

Comparison of acetylsalicylic acid with Eupatorium perfoliatum 2X in treatment of common cold (1981) // homeopathy equals conmed

Asclepias vincetoxicum & Sulphur for treatment of upper respiratory infectionsassociated with common cold (2006) //homeopathy Vs anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory drugs

A2. LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION

Influenza

Oscillococcinum 200c in the treatment of influenza(1989) FULL TEXT //(n=487, 237 treated and 241 on placebo), if taken twice daily for 5 days significantly increased the rate of cure within two days, absence of symptoms at 48 hours, relative risk estimate significantly favour homeopathy (p=0.048), no pain and no fever (p=0.048), recovery rate (headache, stiffness, articular pain, shivering reduction) at 48 hours better in homeopathy group (p=0.032)

Oscillococcinum in patients with influenza(1998) // n=372,3 doses per day for 3 days, no spinal pain at 48 hours (p=0.03), no muscle pain at 48 hours (p=0.01), no articulate pain at 48 hours (p=0.009), Significant effect of homeopathy over placebo in duration of influenza (p=0.0257)

Gripp-Heel for influenza (1999) FULL TEXT// combination remedy

B. FIBROMYALGIA (Pain and Inflammation in muscles) (earlier called as fibrostis)

(Arnica or Bryonia 6c or and Rhus Tox) vs placebo for fibrostis(1986) // n=24, t= 3 months, significant improvement in pain (p<0.05) and sleep (p<0.05), Jadad score=3

Rhus Tox 6c vs placebo for fibrostis(1989) FULL TEXT // n=30, non-individualised study, RT given thrice daily, significant fewer tender points compared to placebo (p<0.005), improvement in pain and sleep compared to placebo (p=0.0052), Jadad score=4, this study got replicated in the study below

Improved Clinical Status in Fibromyalgia patients treated with homeopathic remedies Vs Placebo (2004) FULL TEXT //n=53, t=3 months, individualised 41 remedies in LM potency, significant fewer tender points compared to placebo, 25% improvement in tender point pain on palpation (p=0.008), improvement in Fibromyalgia score (P<0.05) and Global health rating (p<0.05), improvement in McGill Affective pain score compared to placebo (p<0.01), significant improvement in quality of life and depression, Jadad score=5, SIGN=GOOD

Individualised Homeopathy as an adjunct to usual care for fibromyalgia(2009) FULL TEXTn=47, Jadad score=2, p<0.01 on Fibromyalgia impact Questionnare score in favour of homeopathy, OTP controlled

C. INSOMNIA

Effect of Nux Vomica 30 and Coffea Cruda 30 on poly-somno-graphic sleep of young adults (2010) FULL TEXT https://web.archive.org/web/20131204062234/ http://www.homeopathyoz.org/downloads/PolysomnographicTestingOfInsomnia-22Mar2010.pdf

Avena Sativa 2X, Passiflora Incarnata 2X, Zincum Valerianicum 4X, Coffea Cruda 12X for treatment of Insomnia(2008) //combination remedy Neurexan vs Valerian, 89 clinics, t=28 days, n=409, less daytime fatigue in homeopathic patients 49% vs 32% in valerian, duration of sleep at 8, 12, 14 days and daytime fatigue (both significantly in favour of homeopathy), SIGN level=2- http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/2008/689282.pdf

Chronic Insomnia: Efficiacy of homeopathic simillimum(2010) FULL TEXT // n=30, t=4 weeks, individualised medicine, total number of hours of sleep per week, p<0.05; Severity of Insomnia Index, p<0.0001

D1. OSTEO-ARTHRITIS

Osteo-arthritis before and after homeopathic treatment(2008)

Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of osteoarthritis: a systematic review (2001) (by Long and Ernst) // 4 RCT with n=506, Zeel superior to hyaluronic acid, combination of Rhus Tox, Causticum and Lac Vac superior to paracetamol, AMSTAR score=6/10, homeopathy found to be “at least as effective” as a conventional NSAID gel, “positive trend towards the effectiveness of combination homeopathic preparations” http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/crdweb/ShowRecord.asp?AccessionNumber=12001003447

Arnica montana gel in osteoarthritis of the knee(2002) // n=79,significant reduction in pain and stiffness, and a significant improvement in the functional ability of the knee.

D2. RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Homeopathic therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (1980) FULL TEXT // 83% patients got relief in rheumatoid arthritis compared to 22% on placebo

‘Rheumaselect’ vs placebo for chronic Rheumatoid poly Arthritis (1991) // combination remedy, n=111, Jadad score=3

E. VERTIGO

Homeopathic vs conventional treatment of vertigo(1998) FULL TEXT // Double Blind Randomised Controlled trial,n=105, Statistical Significant results with homeopathy as well as betahistine HCL

VertigoHeel for treatment of Vertigo(2005)// combination remedyfor atherosclerosis-related vertigo, n=170, t=6 weeks, control: Ginkgo Biloba, Vertigoheel was not inferior to G. biloba

Micro-circulatory effects of VertigoHeel on vertigo(2005) // n=32, t=12 weeks

“Homoeopathische kombination bel vertigo and nausea”, C.F. Claussen, J. Bergmann. G. Bertora .and E. Claussen, 34 (1984):1791-98. // vertigoheel

F. DIARRHEA

Treatment of acute childhood diarrhea with individualised homeopathic medicine (1994) FULL TEXT // n=81,18 different remedies in 30C potency, one dose after every unformed stool for 5 days: Podophyllum, Chamomilla, Arsenicum album, Calcarea carbonica, sulphur, Mercurius vivus, Pulsatilla, Phosphorus, China, Gambogia, Aethusia, aloe, belladonna, Bryonia, Colchicum, Croton tiglium, Dulcamara, Nux vomica, significant effect for duration of diarrhea (p=0.048) and number of daily unformed stools (p<0.05) compared to placebo, Jadad score=5

Individualised Homeopathic treatment of acute childhood diarrhoea(2000) // n=116, t=5 days, replicated study, Nepal,19 different remedies in 30C potency, one dose after every unformed stool for 5 days; 5 most common: Podophyllum, sulphur, Arsenicum album, Calcarea carbonica, Chamomilla , significant effect for duration of diarrhea (p=0.04) and number of daily unformed stools (p=0.02) compared to placebo, Jadad score=5

Homeopathy for diarrhea: meta-analysis(2003) FULL TEXT //n=242, age=6 months to 5 years, t=5 days, p=0.008, A meta-analysis of three studies showing individualized homeopathy reduced the duration of the disease by a quarter (0.66 days). Diarrhoea ceased in those taking homeopathic medicines after 3.3 days and after 4.1 days in those using placebo http://www.wellandtrulyhealthy.co.uk/files/Jacobs_meta_analysis.pdf

Acute Diarrhoeal Diseases in Children, 2009, 102 (3): 122-129, American Journal of Homoeopathic Medicines

G. ARSENIC TOXICITY

Asenicum Album 30c to combat arsenic poisoning(2005) FULL TEXT // placebo-controlled

Arsenicum album 30C and 200 C alters antinuclear antibody (ANA) titre in people living in high-risk arsenic contaminated areas(2006) FULL TEXT // correction of arsenic-induced haematological changes such as total count of RBC, WBC, PCV, Hb, ESR and blood sugar level

Arsenicum Album 30C for arsenic toxicity: Evidence-based findings (2007) FULL TEXT // n=43

H. BACK PAIN

Efficacy and safety of a homeopathic gel Spiroflor SRL in the treatment of acute low back pain (2001) FULL TEXT //SRL (Symphytum, RhusTox, Ledum Pal) is equally effective as Cremor Capsici Compositus FNA but has better safety profile, Double-blind Randomised Trial with n=21, high quality study

Efficacy of homeopathy in the treatment of chronic low back pain (2002) // RCT, n=43

Homeopathic Treatment of chronic low back pain(2009)

I. DEPRESSION

Individualised Homeopathic treatment of depression and anxiety(1997) // n= 12, t=7 to 80 weeks, 58% of patients responded to homeopathy for anxiety and phobia

Homeopathic LM potencies Vs Fluoxetine for Depression (2009) FULL TEXT //n=91, individualized homeopathy, 1 drop thrice a week, 20 mg Fluoxetine HCL daily, sign level=1++, Homeopathy not inferior to fluoxetine (Prozac) but had a better safety profile. Higher percentage of patients treated with fluoxetine reported troublesome side effects and there was a trend toward greater treatment interruption for adverse effects in the fluoxetine group compared to homeopathy

J. ATTENTION-DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)

Stramonium 200c and Hyoscyamus 200c for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (1997) FULL TEXT // n=43, controlled trial, p<0.05, Jadad score=2, medicine 6 times a day for upto 5 days http://www.winsfoundation.org/a-lamont.html

Treatment for hyperactive children: homeopathy and methylphenidate (ritalin) compared(2001) // ADHD, LM potency, n=114 (3-17 years), t=3.5 months, 86 (75%) responded to homeopathy, 22% responded to methylphenidate, 3% to none of them

Lycopodium, Calcarea Carbonica, Sulphur, Belladonna, Causticum and Phosphorous for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (2005) FULL TEXT // individualised medicine (LM potency), crossover study, 63 of 83 children (6-16 years) responded to homeopathy, those 63 were then randomised to receive either homeopathic medicine or placebo for 6 weeks, homeopathy found significantly superior to placebo in behavioural and cognitive functions in 10 days, p<0.0001, SIGN=good, Jadad score=5 https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0b69JqzK_44MkRidEYxZHRQLWs/edit

Treatment of hyperactive children(2006) FULL TEXT

K1. CANCER TREATMENT

Ruta 6 induces cell deaths in brain cancer cells: A novel treatment for human brain cancer (2003) FULL TEXT // ruta 6c in combination with calarea phos 3x, in vitro and in vivo

Cytotoxic effects of ultra-diluted remedies on breast cancer cells(2010) FULL TEXT// in-vitro study: Carcinosin 30c, Phytolacca Decandra 200c, Conium 3c and Thuja 30c caused death of 5000 breast cancer cell lines in the laboratory for periods of between 1 to 4 days (experiment repeated 3 times), similar to the effect of chemotherapy, but without affecting normal cells.Carcinosin and Phytolacca—achieved up to an 80% response indicating that they caused cancer cell death. By comparison, placebo solvent achieved only 30%. The effects of Carcinosin and Phytolacca were as powerful as Paclitaxel (Taxol)

in vitro studies shows anti-cancer activity of Gelsimium 2-4c (2008) FULL TEXT https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zKIz3A9nIfsW0xghfZ9Myd9Xk_YN_PBPTwe6UozgreU/edit

Dynamized preparation in cell culture(2009) FULL TEXT// Carcinosinum200C,Conium,Lycopodiumactivates beneficial gene p53 which provides defense against tumour/cancer

Lung (4 cases) and oesophageal Cancer patients treated with the Banerji protocols: A Best Case Series Program of the National Cancer Institute USA (2008) FULL TEXT// Concluded that there was sufficient evidence of efficacy to support further research into the Banerji protocol

Canova for cancer treatment(2003) FULL TEXT // combination remedy

Tumor (blood cancer) Therapy with Amanita phalloides(2010) FULL TEXT

Homeopathic approach to symptom control in the cancer patient(2002)

Homeopathy vs placebo for menopausal symptoms in breast cancer patients(2005) // n=55, t= 1 year, at least 3 episodes of hot flushes per day for at least 1 month, significant improvement in quality of life, Jadad score=5, [significant improvement in both homeopathy group compared to placebo, p<0.03 for combination remedy (Hyland’s Menopause) and p=0.02 for individualized homeopathy (35 remedies) (given once or twice a month)], significant improvement in hot flush severity in combination group over placebo (p=0.01), significant improvement in total number of hot flushes in combination group over placebo (p=0.006) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15750360

Individualised Homeopathy for treatment of symptoms of oestrogen withdrawal in breast cancer patients(2003) // n=45, Primary symptoms such as hot flushes,Primary symptoms changed from 7.8 to 5.4, and from 7.2 to 4.1 (p<0.001) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12884894

Effect of Sabal serrulata on prostate cancer growth(2006) // in vitro http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17101766

K2: ADVERSE EFFECTS OF CHEMOTHERAPY/RADIOTHERAPY IN CANCER PATIENTS

Homeopathic medicines for adverse effects of cancer treatments (2009) FULL TEXT // cochrane systematic review of 8 RCT (7 placebo-controlled and 1 against active intervention) with n=664, 2 trials in support of homeopathy. Homeopathic medicines for the prevention or treatment of adverse effects of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and menopausal symptoms caused by hormonal therapies or oestrogen withdrawal. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD004845.pub2/full

TRAUMEEL S in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced stomatitisin cancer patients (2001) FULL TEXT // n=32, age=3-25 years, p<0.01 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1097-0142%2820010801%2992:3%3C684::AID-CNCR1371%3E3.0.CO;2-%23/full

Belladonna 7C and X-Ray 15C for treatment of radio-therapy induced dermatitis and skin darkening in breast cancer(2000) // n=66, t=10 weeks, Belladonna 3 granules twice daily and X-ray three granules once daily, significant reduction in total severity of skin reaction in the homeopathy group during recovery (p=0.05) compared to placebo, less hyperpigmentation in homeopathy group (p=0.05), significant decrease in skin heat in homeopathy group compared to placebo (p=0.011) Jadad score=4 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10703904

Homeopathic treatment of radiation-induced itching in breast cancer patients (2004) // 21 out of 25 benefitted from individualised homeopathy http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15532701

Phase 3 RCT of Calendula compared with trolamine for prevention of dermatitis during radiotherapy for breast cancer(2009) FULL TEXT // n=254, p<0.001, Compared with trolamine, calendula reduced the incidence of acute dermatitis of grade two or above in women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer in one clinical trial. Reduction in high energy radiation-induced pain, superior to trolamine https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0b69JqzK_44NVhRVWxnWl93eEVyRWZCN0tGbmcyejRwWDJN/edit

L. FEVER

Viburcol (Chamomilla, Belladonna, Calcarea carbonica, Dulcamara, Plantago major, and Pulsatilla) for treatment of febrile infections in children (2005) //febrile symptoms such as fever, cramps, disturbed sleep, difficulty eating or drinking, crying=198 in 38 Belgian Clinics, Viburcol as effective as acetaminophen but better tolerable

Treatment of typhus & fever at present prevailing, Allgemeine Anzeiger, No. 6, Jan. 1814 // Bryonia and Rhus tox

M. ULCER

Sulphur 6, Siliciea 6 & Carbo Veg 6 for leg ulcer(1997) // t=4.2 weeks

Individualised Homeopathic treatment of mouth ulcer(2009) FULL TEXT //n=100, t=6 days, two doses, pain intensity and ulcer size significantly lower in homeopathy group compared to placebo, P<0.05

N. HEADACHE

1. The British Homoeopathic Journal

Efficacy of China Rubra 9C for weakness, lethargy and headache in kidney dialysis patients (1992)

Quality of life in patients with headache, receiving homeopathic treatment (2001) FULL TEXT // n=53, t=4-6 months

2. BMC Public Health

Homeopathic medical practice in chronic diseases including headache in women (2005)

3. Complementary Therapies in Medicine

Homoeopathic Vs conventional treatment strategies in patients with chronic disorders including headache (2005)

O. MIGRAINE

1. The British Homoeopathic Journal

Individualised Homeopathic treatment of migraine (2000)// n=68, Neurologist assessment showed a 60% decrease in attack frequency of treatment group compared to 42% of the placebo, p=0.04

2. The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine

Homeopathic Treatment for Chronic Disease including migraine (2005) FULL TEXT

3. Journal of Hellenic Headache Association

Homeopathic Treatment in patients with migraine (2006)

P. SURGICAL CONDITIONS

Effect of Homeopathic Arnica montana on Bruising in Face-lifts(2006) FULL TEXT// n=129, Arnica every 8 hours for 4 days post-operation, significant difference in favour of homeopathy on day 1 (p<0.005) and day 7 (p<0.001), sign level=1-,

Arnica 30x vs placebo for patients receiving knee ligament reconstruction surgery(2006) // inflammation, n=57, p=0.019,Oxford Quality score=5/5

Use of Arnica 6x to relieve pain after carpal-tunnel release surgery(2002) // n=37, t= 2 weeks,arnica 3 times per day, Oxford Quality score=5/5

Arnica montana 4X for Healing of Wounds After Hallux Valgus (foot) Surgery Compared to Diclofenac 50 mg (2008) // n=88, t= 4 days,Arnica 10 globules 3 times a day for 4 days, Diclofenac 50 mg 3 times a day for 4 days, Both Arnica and Diclofenac therapeutically equivalent in wound irritation (p=0.049), swelling and patient mobility, arnica 60 % cost-effective than diclofenac, Arnica better tolerable in Homeopathy group (intolerance of 244 in homeopathy group compared to 9/44 in Diclofenac group), SIGN level=1-

Efficacy of Arnica 12X in pre-and post- varicose vein surgery(2003) // placebo-controlled

Q1. ECZEMA

Individualised Homoeopathic versus conventional therapy for atopic eczema in children(2009)n= 135, t=1 year, corticosteroid and anti-histamine, Jadad score=1

Homeopathic treatment of intractable atopic dermatitis(2003) // n=17

Belladonna 7C and X-Ray 15C for treatment of radio-therapy induced dermatitis and skin darkening in breast cancer(2000)

Kali Bromatum 1X, Natrum Bromatum, Nickel Sulfate 3X, Natrum Mur 6X vs placebo for dermatitis of scalp and dandruff(2002) FULL TEXT //t=10 weeks, p=0.03

Homoeopathic versus conventional treatment of children with eczema(2008) // n=118, t=1 year, those children who were treated homeopathically had a greater level of recovery from symptoms than those treated with corticosteroid and anti-histamine, p<0.001, Jadad score=1

Q2. PSORIASIS

Homeopathic treatment of patients with psoriasis (2009) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19192019

Treatment of Psoriasis with Reliéva (2006) // n=200, combination remedy http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16645428

R. VIRAL INFECTIONS

Gripp-Heel (Aconitum napellus 4X, Bryonia alba 4X, Eupatorium perfoliatum 3X, Lachesis, Phosphorous) for viral infections(2004) FULL TEXT //combination remedy, n=485, 78.1% of people found it effective compared to 52.2% of those using conventional medicine

Euphorbium, Pulsitilla & Luffa for viral infection of respiratory tract(2001) FULL TEXT //Euphorbium Compositum, a combination remedy

Gripp-Heel (Aconitum 4X, Bryonia 3X, Eupatorium 2X, Lachesis 11X, Phosphorous 4X) for respiratory viral infections(2007) FULL TEXT // in vitro

S. HIV

Scanning electron microscopy to investigate the structure of platelets of HIV patients treated with Canova(2009) // combination remedy

Individualised Homeopathy for diseases of the lymph nodes in HIV Stage 2 & 3 infected people (1999) FULL TEXT // n=100, homoeopathic treatment was successful (significant difference in CD4 cell count whereas no change in placebo group) for symptomatic HIV sufferers, immunity raised

Staphylococcus 12c decreases immune complexes, increases CD4 lymphocytes in HIV patients (2000)

T. BRAIN INJURY

Homeopathic treatment of mild traumatic brain injury (1999) // n=60, t=4 months, individualised medicine, a significant improvement in functional assessment in favour of homeopathy http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10671699

Homeopathic treatment of patients with persistent mild traumatic brain injury(MTBI) (2000) FULL TEXT // 50 people with persistent MTBI were treated either with their constitutional homeopathic remedy or placebo. The homeopathic treatment provided superior results to those from the placebo control https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0b69JqzK_44NWVhY2U1OTAtY2MyZC00NjY5LTgwMWEtMjlkYjYxMjM0NWZm/edit

U. MUSCLE SORENESS

Arnica montana 1X and 6C Applied Topically to Subcutaneous Mechanical Injuries (1996) // n=141, effective at relieving post-exercise muscle soreness http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/6227206/double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-arnica-montana-applied-topically-subcutaneous-mechanical-injuries

Effects of the Arnica 30X on 1995 Oslo marathon runners (1998) FULL TEXT // reduces muscle soreness https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0b69JqzK_44c2J0VHZmWHlrX3M/edit

Effect of Arnica 30X on muscle soreness in marathon runners (2003) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14587684

V. ALCOHOL ADDICTION

Sulphur for treatment of Alcohol Withdrawl(1993) // // n=30, t=3 months, alcohol withdrawl and delirium, Poland http://bases.bireme.br/cgi-bin/wxislind.exe/iah/online/?IsisScript=iah/iah.xis&src=google&base=HomeoIndex&lang=p&nextAction=lnk&exprSearch=2917&indexSearch=ID

Potentised Ethanol for alcohol withdrawl and Potentised morphine for morphine addiction (2003) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12949688

W. MENSURATION TROUBLES

Efficacy of Phyto-Hypophyson L in female for sterility & infrequent mensuration(2000) // A study of 67 women showed 57 percent improvement in fertility. Homeopathic treatment seemed to influence several factors including regulation of the menstrual cycle, regulation of hormones and enhancing ovulation http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11025394

Homeopathic treatment of uterine pain during mensuration(2009) FULL TEXT https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0b69JqzK_44eUhXZWtJRUNybDg/edit

X. POST PARTUM

Treatment of pain in postpartum women who elected not to breastfed with Apis 9c and Bryonia 9c given in post-partum period (2001) // n=71, 5 pills twice daily for 10 days http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11431615

Arnica montana 6c & Bellis perennis 30c on post-partum bleeding(2005) FULL TEXT // bleeding after delivery, t=72 hours, Hemoglobin level dropped in control group, but remained stable in the treatment group (statistically significant). https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0b69JqzK_44eWFxc2FpelJIVm8/edit

Y. MISCELLANEOUS [not counted in 33 medical conditions]

TRAUMEEL S in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced stomatitis(2001) FULL TEXT //n=15, age=3-25 years, p<0.01

Arnica Montana & Bellis Perennis for bleeding after delivery(2005) FULL TEXT

Antimony 6X for pro-coagulatory effect in bleeding disorder(2009)

Hepar sulphuris, Antimonium crudum, Sulphur and Calcarea carbonica for boils(2010)

Homeopathy for Thalassemia(2010) FULL TEXT //n=38, significant decrease in the serum ferritin and increase in fetal haemoglobin levels in subjects treated with homeopathic remedies in combination with Hydroxyurea. In the 30 patients having enlarged spleen, there was a reduction in size of spleen. There was an increase in the interval period of blood transfusion requirement (ranging between 25 and 75%) in the combined treatment group.

Application of 200C potency of bacteria for Leptospirosis epidemic control(2010) FULL TEXT //Conducted by the Finlay Institute, a vaccines producer in Cuba gave 2.308562 million (70% of the target population above the age of 1 year) people in Cuba given two doses (1 dose=5 drops) of 200C potency of Leptospirosis bacteria, each (7-9 days apart) for protection against Leptospirosis (fever+jaundice+ inflammation in kidney+enlargement of spleen) with only 10 reported cases. Dramatic decrease in morbidity within two weeks and zero morbidity of hospitalised patients, non-treated area saw an inrease in number of cases from 309 cases in 2007 to 376 in 2008 representing a 21% increase. cost of homeopathic immunization =1/15th of conmed vaccine.

Spascupreel for treatment of Gastro-intestinal cramps and spasms in children2007) //cohort study, n=204, t=1 week, children were given either spascupreel or hyoscine butylbromide, both found equally good

Avena Sativa 2X, Passiflora Incarnata 2X, Zincum Valerianicum 4X, Coffea Cruda 12X for treatment of nervousness/restlessness(2009)

Homoeopathy in ophthalmological conditions(1982)

Efficacy of homeopathic Crataegus & Spigelia for mild cardiac insufficiency(2003) FULL TEXT

Homeopathic treatment of coronary artery disease(2009) FULL TEXT

Homeopathic treatment of Dengue(2008) FULL TEXT

Nephrotic Syndrome in adults(2009) FULL TEXT //tuberculinum, apis, arsenicum album

Combination remedy in management of snoring (1999) FULL TEXT // snore stop, n=90, Rated improvement in homeopathy group was significantly better (35/44) compared to placebo group (21/46), https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0b69JqzK_44bmk3MFg5MXZ3MFpoRldfU1J0bjJfcDI4Y1kw/edit

Is evidence for homoeopathy reproducible?(1994) //homeopathic medicine in 30c on 28 allergic asthma patients does more than placebo

Lymphomyosot enhances conventional therapy in diabetic peripheral neuropathy (2003) FULL TEXT

Individualised Homeopathy in treatment of Fibroid in Uterus (1992) // n=84, t=1-3 years, pain improved in 79% of subjects, abnormal bleeding in 75 % subjects, reduction fibroid volume in majority of cases http://www.homeopathyjournal.net/article/S0007-0785%2805%2980172-3/abstract

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Scientific Research in Homeopathy

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  1. helps4hardtimes

    Thank you Dr. Malik!

    • Dr. Nancy Malik

      You are welcome. Regards

  2. Dhiru Nathwani

    Excellent. What more one can say.

    • Dr. Nancy Malik

      Thank You, Regards

  3. debbybruck

    Marvelous. Thank you for gathering all the resource studies. Blessings, Debby

    • Dr. Nancy Malik

      Thanks Debby. Many Regards.

  4. camilla gold

    thank you so much for posting this – great resource (as always)

    • Dr. Nancy Malik

      Thank You Camilla. I am glad you find it helpful. Regards

  5. abdul qadir bukhari

    Good bless you on your this human health great service

    • Dr. Nancy Malik

      Thank You. Anything for promotion of homeopathy. Regards

  6. dr neena mehan

    dear dr malik i could not find access to article “Homeopathy for psoriasis” if you can help,i will be obliged.regards dr neena.

    • Dr. Nancy Malik

      Dear Dr. Neena, the link has been updated. Kindly check.

  7. Dr. Nancy Malik

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