I use homeopathy every day in my practice and see results that amaze me.
Repeatedly, so-called medical authorities have proclaimed that there is no evidence that homeopathy works, and cite studies which show it doesn’t work.
Materia Medica is the proof
“Homeopathic uses are based on the Materia Medica and are not supported by clinical trials.”
Homeopathy is evidence-based medicine in that it is based in the evidence collected to create the Materia Medica. Each homeopathic remedy undergoes a “proving” on humans to find out its medical uses. This list of proved symptoms goes with each remedy in the Materia Medica, the most famous being Boericke’s published in 1920.
Human Clinical Trials
In fact, I ran across a compilation of over 250 published research studies on humans which showed the efficacy of homeopathic treatment.
They were compiled by Robert Medhurst, an Australian naturopath who specializes in homeopathy. One place they were published on the internet is on safe-medicine blogspot.
One of the previous criticisms was that a lot of these studies were published in Homeopathy journals. I found lots of studies which were published in these specialty publications. They proved very interesting because they get down to the nitty-gritty of how something works instead of attempting to prove or disprove that homeopathy works.
In addition, many trials published in mainstream journals are catalogued. Take a look at these positive studies:
- Is Homoeopathy a Placebo Response? Lancet, Oct 18, 1986, 881- 885.
- The effect of Gencydo injections on hayfever symptoms: a therapeutic causality report. J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Oct, 11, 5, 863-9
- Homoeopathy for Post-Operative Ileus: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 1997, Dec, 25, 4, 628- 633.
- Treatment of Pain due to Unwanted Lactation with a Homeopathic Preparation given in the Immediate Post-Partum Period. Gynecology, Obstetrics and Biological Reproduction, 2001, 30, 4, 353-7.
- Homoeopathic Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Head Trauma and Rehabilitation, 1999, 14, 6, 521-42.
- Complementary Treatment of Varicose Veins. Phebology, 1990, 5, 157-163.
- A Controlled Evaluation of a Homoeopathic Preparation in the Treatment of Influenza-like Syndrome..Br J Clin Pharmacol, 1989, 27, 3, 329-335.
- Influence of potassium dichromate on tracheal secretions in critically ill patients. Chest. 2005, 127, 3, 936-41.
- Salicylates and Homoeopathy in Rheumatoid Arthritis. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 1978, 6, 5, 391-395.
- Treatment of Acute Childhood Diarrhoea with Homoeopathic Medicine.Paediatrics, 1994, 93, 5, 719-725.
- Homeopathic treatment of acute otitis media in children: a preliminary randomized placebo-controlled trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 2001, 20, 2, 177-83.
- Can Homeopathy bring additional benefits to Thalassemic Patients on Hydroxyurea Therapy? Encouraging Results of a Preliminary Study. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2010, 7, 1, 129–136.
Even more interesting is what treatments investigators chose to study in the Homeopathic journals. These are common conditions, where most people respond the same way, therefore a remedy or two can be chosen to study for its effect in a certain condition.
- dental neuralgia by Arnica 7CH and Hypericum 15CH
- arsenic poisoning by Arsenicum album 30C
- neuropathy with Carbon sulph and Tabacum for 30 days
- decrease duration of labor with Caulophyllum Thalictroides
- Fibrositis with Rhus tox 6C three times daily
- hypertrophic burn scars with Graphites 6C
- women experiencing post- partum bleeding with Arnica 30C and Bellis 30C
More often, conditions were treated with individualized homeopathic remedies. This is usually the most efficacious.
- nephrotic syndrome in children
British Homoeopathic Journal, 1969, 58, 2, 94-101
- drug dependence of addicts
CCRH Quarterly Bulletin, 1994, 16, 3&4, 25-28.
- chronic fatigue syndrome
Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2004, 56, 2, 189-97.
- Premenstrual Syndrome.
British Homoeopathic Journal, 1995, July, 84, 182-183.
Homeopathy. 2010, 99, 1, 63-8.
In addition, the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy
helps in generating, validating and consolidating scientific evidences (in terms of safety, efficacy and effectiveness) of homoeopathic medications, procedures and treatment regimes.
The outcome of these studies has been published in CCRH Quarterly Bulletin, Clinical Research Studies. A survey of the studies is available in this pdf. A perusal shows the depth and scope of the published studies.
Reviews of Homeopathic Clinics
In addition, there were audits of homeopathic practices to determine the overall efficacy of homeopathic treatment. Look at these statistics!
Of 455 consecutive patients in a homeopathic medical clinic, 67% derived benefit from homeopathic therapy, and 33% were able to stop or maintain a substantial reduction in their pharmaceutical drug therapy.
Homeopathy. 2005, 94, 4, 215-21.
The results from 6544 consecutive patients were examined, and when compared to baseline observations it was found that of these patients, 70% reported an improvement in their conditions.
J Altern Complement Med. 2005, 11, 5, 793-8
In a dental practice, of 496 individual cases (positive outcome in 90.1%; negative in 1.8%; no change in 7.9%; outcome not recorded in 0.2%)
Homeopathy. 2007 Apr;96(2):74-81
77 clients. At 4 months after treatment, 71% of clients reported improvement in their health status. This is contrasted with the fact that 80% of all clients enrolled in this survey had had previous orthodox medical treatment for their condition which they had found unsuccessful.
Altern Ther Health Med. 1998, 4, 2, 60-5.
Does Homeopathy Work?
To answer that question, you need to look to your own experience.
The majority of people in these studies were helped with homeopathic treatment.
Are you open to trying for yourself? Call Dr. Cheryl Kasdorf at 928-649-9234 to make your homeopathic appointment. Then you can see homeopathy at work for you.
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