Does Homeopathy work?
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.
Is Homeopathic Medicine safe?
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.
Can homoeopathy treat everything?
Some of the areas where homoeopathy may help:
- Emotional problems such as stress, low confidence, anxiety, depression, fears, anger, exhaustion, grief or insomnia
- Fertility and conception problems such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, polyps, PCOS or lack of ovulation
- Hormonal imbalances such as PMT, lack of periods, painful or irregular periods, endometriosis, menopause
- Pregnancy-related discomforts such as morning sickness, exhaustion, varicose veins, postnatal care issues
- Childhood illnesses such as colds and flu, glue ear, colic, asthma
- Digestive disorder
- Hay fever
- Musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis, sports injuries, back pains, stiff muscles or broken bones
What is the cost of homeopathy?
Homeopathy (+General Medicine) - First Consultation
Includes full medical history, any necessary physical examination, and the design of an individualised treatment
• Treatment can include: homeopathic medicine
• Prescription fee is included
Duration: 1 hour & 30 min.
Homeopathy (+General Medicine) - Follow up
I will assess your evolution and make necessary changes in treatment plan adapting to your personal needs.
Duration: 1 hour.
Duration: 20 mins.
Homoeopath in London?
You are in the right place if you are looking for a homoeopath in London as I practice classical homoeopathy and provide consultations in holistic treatments and Integrated medicine in my London Clinic.
From my medical experience, I realised that a healthy person requires a holistic natural approach to include mind and body, which led me to become a fully trained homoeopath. This holistic approach brings real and lasting health benefits as it focuses on the cause of disease, rather than just the superficial removal of symptoms.
As a homoeopath, my ultimate goal is to help you to enjoy your life to your fullest capacity, where your entire wellbeing is restored to the natural state it was created in.
Homeopathic Clinic London
Our homoeopathy clinic is located in central London, in Harley Street and therefore is easily accessible by public transport.
Do I need a doctor's referral to book a private consultation?
No, you do not need a doctor's referral to book a homeopathy appointment.
How to book a homoeopathy appointment in London?
It is very easy to book a homoeopathy appointment in London. You can request an appointment by filling in our homoeopathy appointment form or call us on 020 7935 1155 to arrange a suitable time.