research in homeopathyThere are literally thousands of published scientific research studies which are statistically significant in favour of homeopathy, with more papers being published all the time. Here are several hundred or so of the research papers, studies and projects that scientifically prove homeopathy works effectively and – crucially at this time – can save the NHS billions if implemented alongside conventional medicines – specifically if the abuses of the pharmaceutical companies are finally and once and for all eradicated to the true benefit of humankind.

Spring 2013

HRI Conference in Barcelona on homeopathic research https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1j8jKaHH4M ‘… HRI Barcelona 2013: A significant step forward for homeopathy research worldwide. HRI Conference Report Summer 2013. HRI Barcelona 2013 Conference report www.homeoinst.org The Homeopathy Research Institute’s International Research Conference, ‘Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy’, took place in Barcelona in May-June 2013. With a programme dedicated solely to high-end, robust scientific research, this was the first gathering of its kind in a decade. After 18 months of preparation and anticipation, it was a pleasure to witness the event being hailed as a resounding success by respected peers from around the world…’ http://www.homeoinst.org/sites/default/files/uploads/u-3/HRI_Conference_Report_Summer2013.pdf

18.4.13 update – non homeopathic research into ‘ultra low dilutions’ are now also proving homeopathy works! http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23537701 Biochem Pharmacol. 2013 Mar 26. pii: S0006-2952(13)00195-0. doi: 10.1016/j.bcp.2013.03.014. [Epub ahead of print] An ultra-low dose of tetrahydrocannabinol provides cardio protection. Waldman MHochhauser EFishbein MAravot DShainberg ASarne YSource:  Cardiac Research Laboratory, Felsenstein Medical Research Center, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqwa, Israel. Abstract: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the major psychoactive component of marijuana, is a cannabinoid agonist that exerts its effects by activating at least two specific receptors (CB1 and CB2) that belong to the seven transmembrane G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) family. Both CB1 and CB2 mRNA and proteins are present in the heart. THC treatment was beneficial against hypoxia in neonatal cardiomyocytes in vitro. We also observed a neuroprotective effect of an ultra low dose of THC when applied to mice before brain insults. The present study was aimed to test and characterize the cardioprotective effects of a very low dose (0.002mg/kg) of THC which is 3-4 orders of magnitude lower than the conventional doses, administered before myocardial infarction in mice in vivo. Three regimens of THC administration were tested: single THC application 2h or 48h before the induction of infarct, or 3 weeks continuous treatment before MI. All protocols of THC administration were found to be beneficial. In the case of THC treatment 2h before MI, fractional shortening was elevated (37±4% vs. 42±1%, p<0.04), troponin T leakage to the blood was reduced (14±3ng/ml vs. 10±4ng/ml, p<0.008), infarct size decreased (29±4% vs. 23±4%, p<0.02), and the accumulation of neutrophils to the infarct area declined (36±10cells/field vs. 19±4cells/field, p<0.007) in THC- compared to vehicle-pretreated mice, 24h after MI. ERK1/2 phosphorylation following infarct was also inhibited by pre-treatment with THC (p<0.01). CONCLUSION: A single ultra low dose of THC before ischemia is a safe and effective treatment that reduces myocardial ischemic damage.

According to John Lee at Ainsworths Homeopathic Pharmacy, the ‘ultra low dilution’ described above works out as follows:

‘… As a very rough guide. If we take a trituration tablet 100mg. A 2x  trit would contain 1mg of THC. A 3x trit 0.1mg. An average mouse weighs  20g makes a dose of 0.002  x 20/1000= 0.00004mg. Therefore making a few assumptions that would be equiv to a dose of around 6x-7x potency…’

2013 update - new Indian research journal issued monthly to keep ahead of the huge number of research papers now being published on homeopathy – see http://www.audesapere.in/researchupdates/vol_2/issue_2.pdf

2012 update – there are now so many different organisations pouring out statistically significant research in favour of homeopathy with multiple up to date scientific research sites and organisations now availble, that it is better to direct interested readers towards more professional sources for this information. So I will continue to list these all below, rather than continually update my own compilation lists of scientific research, which I will of course leave up on my web site entire.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed – just type in search terms homeopath/homeopathy/homeopathic – as research papers will be shown under each category

Homeopathy Today is America’s number one homeopathic magazine which regularly presents new research into homeopathy. See their website http://www.nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org/homeopathy-today

Marcus Zulian Teixeira New Homeopathic Medicines – see what is happening in Brazil http://www.newhomeopathicmedicines.com/eng/presentation.asp

http://www.audesapere.in/ Various section at this portal will give you one spot information regarding research in homeopathy. The sections are formulated from “Basics about Research” to peer reviewed published “Research studies“, “Review articles“, “Research methodologies, “Archives“, “Updates” and many more. Besides this, you may also visit Events,JournalsGuestbookNew proposals, etc.

Contribution of world health organization in the global acceptance of Ayurveda (and Homeopathy). Chaudhary A, Singh N. Department of Rasa Shastra, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2011 Oct;2(4):179-86.

Cardiff Metropolitan University CAMSTRAND The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Strategy for Research and Development (CAMSTRAND) conference is held annually. Its focus is on current CAM research, and its future direction. Held in Bristol in 2010, and Southampton in 2011, Cardiff Metropolitan University will host it in 2012.

Homeopathic Family Medicine: Evidence Based Nano-pharmaocology.  Dana Ullman, MPH.   This ebook is loved by both homeopaths and advocates for homeopathy because it provides one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date reviews of the 200+ clinical trials on homeopathy, each listed under the disease that was treated.

New Directions in Homeopathic Research. Edited by Drs. Claudia Witt and Henning Albrecht.

Homeopathy and Good Science: How New Science Validates Homeopathy. Peter Adams.

The International Journal of High Dilution Research Proceedings of the XXV GIRI Symposium 05 November 2010, Monaco. Vol 10, No 35 (2011)

On 17 May 2011, the Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI) hosted a reception at the House of Commons to promote scientific research in homeopathy. Sponsored by David Tredinnick MP, this unprecedented event was attended by over 150 guests including academics, scientists, peers and members of Parliament, as well as representatives from across the homeopathic industry and NHS healthcare providers.

Elsevier Homeopathy Journal – A valuable resource for those in traditional medicine as well as complementary practitioners, Homeopathy publishes peer-reviewed articles that will appeal to a multi-disciplinary audience. Homeopathy is an international journal aimed at improving the understanding and clinical practice of homeopathy by publishing high quality articles.

ECHAMP European research into Homeopathy and so much more

The Society of Homeopaths research page lists of clinical trials into homeopathy.

The Carstens Foundation in Germany have created a database designed as a search tool for people interested in responsible information on complementary and alternative medicine called CAM QUEST.

NHS Evidence – complementary and alternative medicine, formerly a Specialist Library of the National Library for Health.

The International Institute of Homeopathic Research Agra India – In order to make research in the field of homeopathy more potent, an international research centre in collaboration with six European countries was inaugurated in February 2010, with homeopaths from all over the World.

List of 120+ studies in support of homeopathy medicine published in 40+ peer-reviewed international journals

ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY

Accidental intakes of remedies from complementary and alternative medicine in children-analysis of data from the Swiss Toxicological Information Centre. Zuzak TJ, Rauber-Lüthy C, Simões-Wüst AP. Department of Pediatric Oncology and Haematology, University Children’s Hospital Essen, Hufelandstr. 55, 45147, Essen, Germany. Eur J Pediatr. 2009 Oct 13

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

ADMINISTRATION

Undergraduate homeopathy education in Europe and the influence of accreditation. Viksveen P, Steinsbekk A. Lindeveien 55, 4314 Sandnes, Norway.Homeopathy. 2011 Oct;100(4):253-8.

Review of the use of high potencies in basic research on homeopathy. Clausen J, van Wijk R, Albrecht H. Karl und Veronica Carstens-Stiftung, Am Deimelsberg 36, 45276 Essen, Germany. Homeopathy. 2011 Oct;100(4):288-92.

Elements of effective communication-Rediscoveries from homeopathy. Hartog CS. Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Friedrich Schiller University, Erlanger Allee 101, D-07747 Jena, Germany. Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Apr 14.

The World Summit of Harmonization on Traditional, Alternative and Complementary Medicine (TACM) in Lima, Peru. Gonzales GF, Aguilar J, Villar M. Faculty of Sciences and Philosophy, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, PO Box 4314, Lima 100, Peru. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2008 Jun 23.

How complementary and alternative medicine practitioners use PubMed Willinsky J, Quint-Rapoport M. Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. J Med Internet Res. 2007 Jun 29;9(2):e19

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

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CARDIOLOGY

[Amino acid exchange in paeci lomycosis-complicated echinococcosis]. [Article in Russian]Streliaeva AV, Akhmedov IuM, Gasparian ÉR, Lazareva NB, Samylina IA, Chebyshev NV, Polzikov VV, Prokina ES, Kurilov DV, Zuev SS, Shcheglova TA, Gabchenko AK, Sadykov VM. Med Parazitol (Mosk). 2011 Oct-Dec;(4):19-23.

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

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CHRONIC DISEASE

Low-grade inflammation in chronic diseases: An integrative pathophysiology anticipated by homeopathy? Adler UC. Homeopathy Graduation Program, Faculdade de Medicina de Jundiaí, Av. Francisco Telles, 250, Jundiai, 13202-550 São Paulo, Brazil. Med Hypotheses. 2011 Jan 28.

How healthy are chronically ill patients after eight years of homeopathic treatment? Results from a long term observational study. Claudia Witt, Rainer Ludtke, Nils Mengler, Stefan N Willich. BMC Public Health 2008 8:413. Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Ecomonics, Charite University Medical Centre, Berlin.

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DENTAL STUDIES

Media coverage of homeopathy over the past few years has tended to concentrate on the very negative position taken by sceptics, while the possible benefits of homeopathy are ignored. This has resulted in coverage that has been rather one sided, inaccurate and at times hysterical. A perfect example is Dr David Shaw’s opinion piece ‘Unethical aspects of homeopathic dentistry’ (Br Dent J 2010; 209: 493–496) which falls far short of providing a basis for balanced intellectual discussion. The authors are therefore grateful to the BDJ for the opportunity to outline the case for integrating homeopathy in dental practice.

Pulpa dentis D30 for acute reversible pulpitis: A prospective cohort study in routine dental practice. Hamre HJ, Mittag I, Glockmann A, Kiene H, Tröger W. Altern Ther Health Med. 2011 Jan-Feb;17(1):16-21. Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology, Freiburg, Germany. arald.hamre@ifaemm.de

Homeopathic treatment of dental neuralgia by Arnica and Hypericum. Albertini H, Goldberg W, Sanguy B, Toulza CL. Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy, 1985, 3, 126-129

Homeopathic treatment of minor aphthous ulcer: a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Mousavi F, Mojaver YN, Asadzadeh M, Mirzazadeh M. Department of Oral Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Dental School, Tehran, Iran. Homeopathy. 2009 Jul;98(3):137-41

Outcomes from homeopathic prescribing in dental practice: a prospective, research-targeted, pilot study R.T. Mathie, and S. Farrer Faculty 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

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DIABETES

Observational study of homeopathic and conventional therapies in patients with diabetic polyneuropathy. Pomposelli R, Piasere V, Andreoni C, Costini G, Tonini E, Spalluzzi A, Rossi D, Quarenghi C, Zanolin ME, Bellavite P. Belladonna Medical Association, Milan, Italy. Homeopathy. 2009 Jan;98(1):17-25.

Use of complementary and alternative medicine in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus – prevalence, patterns of use, and costs Dannemann 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

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ENDOCRINOLOGY

Management of distress during climacteric years by homeopathic therapy. Nayak C, Singh V, Singh K, Singh H, Gupta J, Lamba CD, Sharma A, Sharma B, Indira B, Bhuvaneshwari S, Bindra SK, Luxmi KS. 1 Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) , New Delhi, India. J Altern Complement Med. 2011 Nov;17(11):1037-42.

Prevalence of Thyroid Disorders in School Children In Delhi – Post lodization Scenario An epidemiological survey conducted under the first phase of EMR project on “Effects of Homeopathic treatment on natural history of autoimmune thyroiditis”. V.K. Chauhan1, R.K. Manchanda 2, Archan a Narang1, R.K. Marwaha 3, Saurav Arora1, Latika Nagpal1

1. Dr. B. R. Sur Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, New Delhi, 2. Directorate of ISM&H, Delhi, 3. Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences, Timarpur, Delhi. Indian Journal of Research in Homeopathy Vol. 3, No. 3, July-September 2009

New diagnostic and therapeutic approach to thyroid-associated orbitopathy based on applied kinesiology and homeopathic therapy Moncayo 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

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

An initial report on the efficacy of a millesimal potency Arsenicum Album LM 0/3 in ameliorating arsenic toxicity in humans living in a high-risk arsenic village. Khuda-Bukhsh AR, Banerjee A, Biswas SJ, Karmakar SR, Banerjee P, Pathak S, Guha B, Haque S, Das D, De A, Das D, Boujedaini N. Department of Zoology, Laboratory of Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani 741235, India; E-mail: prof_arkb@yahoo.co.in, khudabukhsh_48@rediffmail.com.Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2011 Jun;9(6):596-604.

Can administration of potentized homeopathic remedy, Arsenicum album, alter antinuclear antibody (ANA) titre in people living in high-risk arsenic contaminated areas? I. A correlation with certain hematological parameters. Belon P, Banerjee P, Choudhury SC, Banerjee A, Biswas SJ, et al. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2006 Mar; 3 (1):99-107

A Follow-up Study on the Efficacy of the Homeopathic Remedy Arsenicum Album in Volunteers Living in High Risk Arsenic Contaminated Areas. Khuda-Bukhsh AR, Roy-Karmakar S, Banerjee A, Banerjee P, Pathak S, Biswas SJ, Haque S, Das D, Boujedaini N, Belon P. Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, Susanta Roy-Karmakar, Jhargram Raj Government College, Jhargram, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India. Surjyo Jyoti Biswas, Midnapore College, Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2009 Aug 24

Sociocultural aspects of arsenicosis in Bangladesh: community perspective Ahmad SA, Sayed MH, Khan MH, Karim MN, Haque MA, Bhuiyan MS, Rahman MS, Faruquee MH. Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, NIPSOM, Dhaka, Bangladesh. J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng. 2007 Oct;42(12):1945-58

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 trial Belon 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 trialKhuda-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

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GASTROENTEROLOGY

Review on efficacy and health services research studies of complementary and alternative medicine in inflammatory bowel disease. Joos S. Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Medical Hospital Heidelberg, Voßstrasse 2, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany, stefanie.joos@med.uni-heidelberg.de.Chin J Integr Med. 2011 Jun;17(6):403-9. Epub 2011 Jun 10.

Regional variations in the use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) for inflammatory bowel disease patients in Italy: An IG-IBD study. Bertomoro P, Renna S, Cottone M, Riegler G, Bossa F, Giglio L, Pastorelli L, Papi C, Castiglione F, Angelucci E, Pica R, Di Paolo MC, D’Incà R. Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, Gastroenterology Section, University of Padua, Italy. J Crohns Colitis. 2010 Sep;4(3):291-300. Epub 2010 Jan 18.

Homeopathic Treatment of Anal Fissures using Nitricum acidum. Bignamini M, Saruggia M, Sansonetti G.  Berlin Journal on Research in Homoeopathy, 1, 4/5, 286-287, December 1991.

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.

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

GENITOURINARY

Homeopathic Treatment of Human Papilloma Virus infections previously treated by Other Methods. Gimeno L.Q. British Homeopathic Journal, October 1996, 85, 194-197.

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

GERIATRICS

The benefits of homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine for healthy ageingECHAMPS March 2011 by Erik Baars University of Applied Sciences, Leiden and Louis BolkInstitut, Driebergen, Netherlands

Homeopathic treatment of elderly patients – a prospective observational study with follow-up over a two year period. Teut M, Ludtke R, Schnabel K, Willich SN, Witt CM. BMC Geriatr. 2010 Feb 22;10(1):10.

HAEMATOLOGY

Homeopathic medicines substantially reduce the need for clotting factor concentrates in haemophilia patients: results of a blinded placebo controlled cross over trial. Kundu T, Shaikh A, Kutty A, Nalvade A, Kulkarni S, Kulkarni R, Ghosh K. Haemophilia Care Centre:Nashik Chapter, Niramay Nursing Home, Adwait Colony, Canada Corner, Sharanpur Road, Nashik 422-005, India. Homeopathy. 2012 Jan;101(1):38-43.

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

HISTORY OF HOMEOPATHY

Homeopathy in the Unified National Health System in Brazil: users’ representations of homeopathic treatment de Andrade Monteiro D, Bernstein Iriart JA. Instituto de Saode Coletiva, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brasil. dalvamonteiro@compos.com.br

The origin, diffusion and development of healing doctrines in medical history–exemplified by homeopathy Schmidt JM. Institut fur Geschichte der Medizin der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitet Manchen, Lessingstrasse 2, D-80336 Manchen. Sudhoffs Arch. 2007;91(1):38-72

On the interplay between evidence and theory: Dr. Hahnemann’s homeopathic medicine Mosini V.Universite di Roma “La Sapienza” Physis Riv Int Stor Sci. 2005;42(2):521-44

Similia Similibus Curentur: revisiting historical aspects of homeopathy nine years later Corroa AD, Siqueira-Batista R, Quintas LE, Siqueira-Batista R. Centro Federal de Educao Tecnologica de Qua­mica de Nilapolis, RJ, Rua Lucio Tavares, 1045, Centro 26530-060 Nilapolis, RJ, Brasil. andersondomcor@yahoo.com.br Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos. 2006 Jan-Mar;13(1):13-31

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

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

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

INSOMNIA

Chronic primary insomnia: Efficacy of homeopathic simillimum. Naudé DF, Stephanie Couchman IM, Maharaj A. Department of Homeopathy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Durban University of Technology, P.O. Box 1334, Durban 4000, South Africa. Homeopathy. 2010 Jan;99(1):63-68.

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

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. Homeopathy. 2011 Jan-Apr;100(1-2):95-100.

Homeopathic practice in Intensive Care Units: objective semiology, symptom selection and a series of sepsis cases. Teixeira MZ, Leal SM, Ceschin VM. Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. Homeopathy. 2008 Oct;97(4):206-13.

Homeopathic practice in Intensive Care Units: objective semiology, symptom selection and a series of sepsis cases. M.Z. Teixeira1, S.M. Leal and V.M.F.A. Ceschin. 1Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. Homeopathy, Volume 97, Issue 4, October 2008, Pages 206-213

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

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METHOD

Adverse drug reactions to anthroposophic and homeopathic solutions for injection: a systematic evaluation of German pharmacovigilance databases. Jong MC, Jong MU, Baars EW. Department Healthcare and Nutrition, Louis Bolk Institute, Driebergen, The Netherlands; Department Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden. m.jong@louisbolk.nl. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Jun 13. doi: 10.1002/pds.3298.

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OBESITY

Changes in chronic low back pain and cardiovascular risk factors using a homeopathic human chorionic gonadotropin-based weight loss program: a case report. Morningstar MW, Strauchman MN. Chiropractor, Private Practice of Chiropractic Medicine, Natural Wellness and Pain Relief Centers of Michigan, Grand Blanc, MI 48439. J Chiropr Med. 2011 Dec;10(4):322-326.

OBSTETRICS

Midwives’ support for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A literature review. Hall HG, McKenna LG, Griffiths DL. Monash University, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Peninsula Campus, McMahons Road, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia.Women Birth. 2011 Jan 12.

Applicability of Homeopathic Caulophyllum thalictroides during labour. Eid P, Felisi E, Sideri M; British Homeopathic Journal, October, 1993, 82, 245-248.

Homeopathic Medicines in Pregnancy and Labor, Dorfman P, Lassere NM, Tetau M, Cahiers de Biotherapie, 94, April 1987, 77-81.

Treatment of pain due to unwanted lactation with a homeopathic preparation given in the immediate post-partum period. Berrebi A, Parant O, Ferval F, Thene M, Ayoubi JM, Connan L, Belon P. Fédération de Gynécologie-Obstétrique, Service de Pharmacie, CHU La Grave, 31052 Toulouse Cedex, France. J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2001 Jun;30(4):353-7.

Use of complementary and alternative medicine in departments of obstetrics in Germany. Münstedt K, Schroter C, Brüggmann D, Tinneberg HR, von Georgi R. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Klinikstrasse 32, Giessen, Germany. Forsch Komplementmed. 2009 Apr;16(2):111-6.

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

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

ORTHOPAEDICS

Efficacy of Arnica montana D4 for Healing of Wounds after Hallux valgus Surgery compared to Diclofenac. Karow JH, Abt HP, Fröhling M, Ackermann H. J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Jan-Feb;14(1):17-25.

The Efficacy of homeopathy in the treatment of chronic low back pain compared to standardized physiotherapy. Gmnunder R, Kissling R. Zeitschrift für Orthopädie und ihre Grenzgebiete, 2002 Sep-Oct;140, 5, 503-8.

Homeopathic treatment of patients with chronic low back pain: A prospective observational study with 2 years’ follow-up. Witt CM, Lüdtke R, Baur R, Willich SN. Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany. Clin J Pain. 2009 May;25(4):334-9

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

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Real-life effect of classical homeopathy in the treatment of allergies: A multicenter prospective observational study. Gründling C, Schimetta W, Frass M. General and Homeopathic Medical Practice, Enns, Austria, praxis@drgruendling.at. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2011 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Organ-specificity of placebo effects on blood pressure. Meissner K, Ziep D. Institute of Medical Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany; Institute of General Practice, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany. Auton Neurosci. 2011 Jul 12.

Controlled randomised Double Blind study for the Comparison of the Treatment of Patients with Essential Hypertension with Homeopathic and Pharmacologically Effective Drugs. Hitzenberger G, Kom A, Dorsci M, Bauer P, Wohlzogen FX. Weiner Klinische Wochenschrift (Klinische Wochenschrift), 1982, 94, 24, 665-670.

Complementary Treatment of Varicose Veins. Ernst E, Saradeth T, Resch KL, Phebology, 1990, 5, 157-163

Hypertension Trial. Campistranous- Lavout JL., et al. Boletin Mexicano, 1999, 32, 42- 47.

Zinc: Immunoglobin Relationship in Patients with Cirrhosis of the Liver Before and After treatment with Zincum metallicum 5C. Baduluci S, Chirulescu Z, Chirila P, Rosca A.  International Research Group on Very Low Dose and High Dilution Effects, 1993 Giri Meeting, British Homeopathic Journal, April, 1994, 83, 84-100.

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 J Psychosom Res. 2004 Feb;56(2):189-97

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PLASTIC SURGERY

Homeopathic Treatment of Burn Scars. Harrison RE, Burge TS, et al. British Homeopathic Journal, October 1993, 82, 252-254

Cosmetic Mesotherapy: Between Scientific Evidence, Science Fiction, and Lucrative Business. Atiyeh BS, Ibrahim AE, Dibo SA. Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2008 Jul 29.

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 trial Seeley 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

PROVINGS AND PHILOSOPHY

Homeopathic aggravation with Quinquagintamillesimal potencies. Rossi E, Bartoli P, Bianchi A, Endrizzi C, Da Frè M. Source Homeopathic Clinic, Local Health Unit n. 2 Lucca, Tuscany Regional Reference Centre, Italy. Homeopathy. 2012 Apr;101(2):112-20.

An ambitious undertaking to attempt the revision of the entire standard of drug action, involving the re-proving by the finest scientific tests of almost the whole pharmacopeia New York Homeopathic College 1904

Hahnemann’s experiments with 50 millesimal potencies: a further review of his casebooks Adler UC, Adler MS. Homeopathy Postgraduation Program, Jundia School of Medicine, Av. Moema, 170. Cj 52., 04077-020 SÃn Paulo, SP, Brazil.

A homeopathic proving of Galphimia glauca. Teut M, Dahler J, Schnegg C; Wilsede Study Group for Homoeopathic Provings. Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany. Forsch Komplementmed. 2008 Aug;15(4):211-7. Epub 2008 Aug 15.

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

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RENAL

Prevalence and correlates of selected alternative and complementary medicine in adult renal transplant patients. Hess S, De Geest S, Halter K, Dickenmann M, Denhaerynck K. Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Clin Transplant. 2008 Sep 11.

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

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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

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

UROLOGY

[Homeopathic prophylaxis of urinary tract infections in patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction.] [Article in German] Pannek J, Jus MC, Jus MS. Source: Neuro-Urologie, Schweizer Paraplegiker-Zentrum, Guido A. Zäch-Straße 1, CH-6207, Nottwil, Schweiz, juergen.pannek@paranet.ch. Urologe A. 2012 Mar 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Evidence based clinical study to assess the usefulness of homeopathic medicines in patients of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Girish Gupta. Indian Journal of Research in Homeopathy in December 2010.

Individualised Homeopathic Therapy for Male Infertility, Gerhard I, Wallis E. Homeopathy, 2002, 91, 133-144.

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

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

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