Do you have recurrent infections, and you feel that just traditional system of medicine does not avoid the relapse?
Do you feel that your immune system could need a boost?
Are you interested in a more natural approach?
Would you like to have fewer side effects of your treatment?
Do you feel tired, fatigued and with low mood, and you are not happy with western medicine?
Do you suffer from colds?
Do you suffer from fungal infections that need effective treatment?
Homoeopathic medicine, discovered by the German doctor Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), is a medicine which differs from conventional medicine in two main aspects: first, the selected medicine’s effect in the body in a pure state (so-called “similla similibus curentur”), and second, the way the homeoopathic remedies are prepared (most of the remedies are high diluted substances from plant, mineral or animal origin).
If are wondering if homeeopathy works read below a selection of good quality evidence.
Although western medicine believes that homoeopathy treatment is a quackery, there is sufficient scientific evidence that the homoeopathic treatment, whether combined or not with conventional medicine, can reduce the frequency of recurrent infections, as shown in trials about acute otitis media or recurrent upper respiratory tract treated with homeopathy1. Trichard et al compared homeopathy to antibiotics in 499 children with recurrent nasopharyngitis in a prospective study over 6 months and found a reduction not only in the number of recurrent infections in the group treated with homeopathy but in the number of side effects due to the treatment2.
A different pilot observational study evaluated the addition of homoeopathic treatment in recurrent upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) in children below age 5 years (N = 30 patients)3. Primary outcome measures were the number of URIs in the 6 months prior to treatment vs the number of URIs after the beginning of homoeopathic care. The findings showed a significant benefit from homoeopathic treatment. Studies in adults with URIs report similar outcomes4.
Another randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, conducted by Chand KS et al5, demonstrated the superiority of homoeopathy combined with antibiotics when compared to antibiotics plus placebo in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients. There was an improvement in all the outcome measures as per intention to treat (ITT) and per protocol (PP) analyses. ITT analyses revealed larger weight gain, reduction in ESR and increase in haemoglobin in those treated with homeopathy + antibiotics. Furthermore, the cure rate was 11.4% more as compared to the placebo group.
Frass et al publicised a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study with parallel assignment, in the journal CHEST6 in 2005, where 25 patients treated additionally with Kalium bichromicum 30CH were compared to an equally large group controlled with placebo. As it revealed, the amount of tracheal secretions was reduced significantly (p < 0.0001); extubation could be performed significantly earlier (p<0.0001) and length of stay was significantly shorter in the homeopathic group.
Last but not least, another randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study assessed the long-term outcome of homeopathic medicine in 70 critically ill patients suffering from severe sepsis. 35 patients additionally received individualises homeopathic treatment, whereas 35 patients received a placebo. On day 180, survival was statistically significantly higher with verum homeopathy (75.8% vs 50.0%, p<0.043), and furthermore no adverse effects were observed7.
Regarding the tolerability of the homoeopathic medicines, the incidence of side effects is very low, and the vast majority are mild and temporary, according to the bibliography in this respect. As described by Michalsen et al, in a non-interventional study publicised in 20158, where 1050 patients with upper respiratory tract infections were treated and followed over 8 days, in 64 homoeopathic clinics. The physicians detected side effects in 14 patients (1,3%), 6 patients showed proving symptoms (0.57%) and only 1 homeopathic aggravation (0.1%) appeared. The rate of compliance was 84% in average for all groups and the global assessment of the treatment effects attributed to "good" and "very good" in 84.9% of all patients. A second randomised and controlled study, performed by Jong et al9, only 2 mild side effects in 89 were reported. A different clinical trial performed by the same authors10, in which two homeopathic medicines were compared in 200 patients, revealed mild side effects in only 5 of them.
Some health conditions where the homoeopathic approach may be an effective treatment:
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