Pete Townshend uses homeopathy to help with tinnitus

With thanks to New Magazine 21.11.12:








From Peter Townshend from The Who recently told television host, David Letterman, how he turned to alternative medicine to help him deal with hearing issues from Tinnitus, UK-based New Magazine reported.   Read the rest of this entry »

Good medicine: homeopathy

With thanks to Christopher M Johnson, The British Medical Journal 27.11.12:

From‘… Once again it must be said that what passes for ‘scientific’ discussion amongst homeopathic critics is almost entirely lacking in substance. Scientific statements, by definition, must be precise and testable. Unfortunately, criticisms of homeopathy rarely pass this test. Read the rest of this entry »

Homeopathy Popular In India

With thanks to posted by Rathi Manohar on  March 21, 2011 at 11:09 PM: It is not just the fact that the size of the present domestic homeopathy market has been placed around Rs 27,580,000,000 (395 million Euro), but that with a 30 per cent annual increase, it will reach Rs. 46,000,000,000 (659 million Euro) in a few years. These figures place India second to France in the ranking of the homeopathy market. Read the rest of this entry »

Camilla seeks holistic therapy in India

With thanks to Gulf Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall and wife of Prince Charles, is currently in India for a seven-day holistic healing session.

Having arrived with her daughter, Laura Lopes, and eight personal staff last Saturday (October 27), the Duchess is attending healing sessions at Soukya (, a Bangalore-based health centre headed by Indian holistic physician, Dr Issac Mathai. Read the rest of this entry »

Review Finds Cost Effectiveness of Complementary and Integrative Medicine in More Than Two Dozen High-Quality Studies

With thanks to The Huffington Post and the article by John Weeks Publisher and Editor, ‘Integrator Blog News & Reports’ 09/27/2012 1:22 pm:

 From Even when research finds that complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) or approaches are effective, these still may be shunned by health care’s major stakeholders. Employers, private insurers and government agencies like Medicare that pay for services often block inclusion due to concerns about costs. 

The findings of an exhaustive, systematic review of cost studies on complementary and integrative medicine from 2001-2010, published in the British Medical Journal Open, begins to provide definitive guidance. The report, led by Patricia Herman, M.S., N.D., Ph.D., will not immediately please every integrative health advocate. Nor will it serve as marching orders for every health care benefits decision maker. Read the rest of this entry »

Homoeopathy to be integrated with healthcare in Uttar Pradesh in India

With thanks to AAJIKhabar Sunday, Sep 16 2012 3:23PM IST: Lucknow: All systems of medicine and healing, including ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathy, as well as yoga would be integrated in the system in government hospitals and primary health centres across Uttar Pradesh. The programme, officials here told the sources, would be funded under the National Rural Health Mission ( NRHM). 

In the first phase, an official said, yoga and a therapeutic healthcare option would be tested in 27 districts and would later be integrated with a parallel health plan that includes other systems of medicines such as unani, homoeopathy and ayurveda. The project has been allocated Rs.25 crore (sterling equivanent £2,839,029.10), with the money also being utilised to purchase and distribute ayurvedic, unani and homoeopathic medicines. The programme would be available at all government district hospitals, primary health centres (PHCs) and community health centres (CHCs).

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False positives: fraud and misconduct are threatening scientific research

With thanks to the Guardian , science correspondent

The questions are certainly intriguing, but unfortunately for anyone wanting truthful answers, some of Smeesters’ work turned out to be fraudulent. The psychologist, who admitted “massaging” the data in some of his papers, resigned from his position in June after being investigated by his university, which had been tipped off by Uri Simonsohn from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Simonsohn carried out an independent analysis of the data and was suspicious of how perfect many of Smeesters’ results seemed when, statistically speaking, there should have been more variation in his measurements. Read the rest of this entry »

Homeopathic doctors double in two decades in India

With thanks to the Times of India Kounteya Sinha, TNN | Sep 1, 2012, 03.46AM IST:

NEW DELHI: Western countries may find homeopathy “unscientific” and for which dozens of systematic reviews have “failed to produce convincing evidence of effectiveness”. But India continues to see a massive jump in the demand for the 250-year-old system of medicine. India’s registered homeopathic practitioners have more than doubled in two decades — increased from 1.05 lakh in 1980 to 2.46 lakh in 2010. Also, the number of homeopathic hospitals/dispensaries has also increased four fold — from 1,686 in 1980 to about 7,000 in 2010.

NB: A lakh is a unit in the South Asian numbering system equal to one hundred thousand. A crore is a unit in the South Asian numbering system equal to ten million, or 100 lakhs.

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Homeopathic healing: The stars who swear by alternative medicine

With thanks to the Daily Mirror 14.8.12:






From Many celebrities and top athletes have a homeopath on speed dial and here some of them share their stories… While many don’t believe it even works, more than 10 million ­people in the UK swear by homeopathy. he healing benefits of alternative medicines are believed to have been known for 2,000 years and they have been available on the NHS since its formation in 1948. Many celebrities and top athletes have a homeopath on speed dial and here some of them share their stories of how they feel alternative medicines have boosted their health:

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Usain Bolt and Homeopathy

The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, has been a patient of controversial German sports doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt for many years. He first visited the doctor, who also makes use of homeopathy, at his Munich clinic when he was a teenager.

‘… I’ve been coming here since I was 16…’ the 100m world record holder recently said at a press conference in Munich. ‘… It’s been a long relationship. Every time I have a problem, he always gives good advice and treatments. He’s the best at what he does. We are very close…’ Bolt said, adding that he also receives ‘… vitamin injections and stuff…’ 

Bolt was born with scoliosis, a curvature of the lower spine, which makes him more susceptible to back pain and injuries. Dr Müller-Wohlfahrt is a world leader in the treatment of sports injuries and well-known for his holistic approach. Though conventionally trained in medicine and orthopaedics, his treatment includes manual diagnostics, as well as herbal and homeopathic remedies and acupuncture. The core of his treatments is what he calls “infiltrations”, in which homeopathic preparations and other substances are injected into the injury site to take away pain and speed up recovery.

Other famous patients include Paula Radcliffe, Kelly Holmes, Tyson Gay, Ronaldo, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard and Boris Becker. He is also the team doctor for the German national football team and FC Bayern München.

With thanks to Health 24,74582.asp