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Impact of physician preferences for homeopathic or conventional medicines on patients with musculoskeletal disorders: results from the EPI3-MSD cohort. Rossignol M, Begaud B, Engel P, Avouac B, Lert F, Rouillon F, Bénichou J, Massol J, Duru G, Magnier AM, Guillemot D, Grimaldi-Bensouda L, Abenhaim L; for the EPI3-LA-SER group.harmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Jul 11. doi: 10.1002/pds.3316. [Epub ahead of print]. Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; LA-SER Centre for Risk Research, Montreal, Canada. Michel.Rossignol@CRR-Intl.com.

Homeopathy enables rheumatoid arthritis patients to cope with their chronic ill health: A qualitative study of patient’s perceptions of the homeopathic consultation. Brien SB, Leydon GM, Lewith G. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Dec 14.

Chronic fatigue syndrome. Reid S, Chalder T, Cleare A, Hotopf M, Wessely S. Clin Evid (Online). 2011 May 26;2011. pii: 1101. Imperial College, St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK.

An overview of systematic reviews of complementary and alternative medicine for fibromyalgia. Terry R, Perry R, Ernst E. Clin Rheumatol. 2011 May 26. Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK, rohini.terry@pms.ac.uk.

Who seeks primary care for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) with physicians prescribing homeopathy and other complementary medicine. Results from the EPI3-LASER survey in France. Michel Rossignol , Bernard Begaud , Bernard Avouac , France Lert , Frederic Rouillon , Jacques Benichou , Jacques Massol , Gerard Duru , Anne-Marie Magnier , Didier Guillemot , Lamiae Grimaldi-Bensouda and Lucien Abenhaim. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011, 12:21doi:10.1186/1471-2474-12-21. Published: 19 January 2011

Homeopathy has clinical benefits in rheumatoid arthritis patients that are attributable to the consultation process but not the homeopathic remedy: a randomized controlled clinical trial by: S. Brien, L. Lachance, P. Prescott, C. McDermott, G. Lewith The Journal of Rheumatology (2010) 10.1093. First published online: November 13, 2010. George Vithoulkas responded with an answer to The Journal of Rheumatology but they refused to publish it. The article was then sent to another peer review journal Homeopathy and here is the answer for those who are interested in defending homeopathy. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1475491611000555

Use of Arnica to Relieve Pain after Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery. Jeffrey SL, Belcher HJ. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 2002, Mar-Apr, 8, 2, 66-8.

Salicylates and Homeopathy in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Gibson RG, Gibson SL, MacNeill AD, Gray GH, Dick WC, Buchanan WW. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 1978, 6, 5, 391-395.

An Experimental Double-blind Clinical Trial method in Homeopathy – Use of a Limited Range of Remedies to Treat Fibrositis. Fisher P. British Homeopathic Journal, 1986, July, 75, 3, 142-7. 24

Effect of Homeopathic Treatment on Fibrositis. Fisher P., Greenwood A, Huskisson EC, Turner P and Belon P.  British Medical Journal, 5 August, 1989, 299, 365-366.

Qualitative systemic review of randomized controlled trials on complementary and alternative medicine treatments in fibromyalgia. Baranowsky J, Klose P, Musial F, Haeuser W, Dobos G, Langhorst J. Department of Internal Medicine, Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany. Rheumatol Int. 2009 Aug 12

Healthcare provided by a homeopath as an adjunct to usual care for Fibromyalgia (FMS): results of a pilot Randomised Controlled Trial. Relton C, Smith C, Raw J, Walters C, Adebajo AO, Thomas KJ, Young TA. School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK; School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. Homeopathy. 2009 Apr;98(2):77-82

Lipid peroxidation, erythrocyte antioxidants and plasma antioxidants in osteoarthritis before and after homeopathic treatment. S. Pinto1, A.V. Rao2 and A. Rao3 1Department of Biochemistry, Fr. Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. 2Department of Biochemistry, K. S. Hegde Medical Accademy, Deralakatte Mangalore, Karnataka, India. 3Department of Biochemistry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India Homeopathy, Volume 97, Issue 4, October 2008, Pages 185-189
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 MacNeilBr J Clin Pharmacol том 9 (5), 1980. стор. 00453-9