Evidence-based medicine, "placebos" and the homeopathy controversy
The main conclusion is that the Science and Technology Committee have understated their evidential arguments, by ignoring mechanistic evidence for whether homeopathic treatments are effective, and they have overstated their ethical arguments, they do not provide good reasons to remove provision of homeopathic treatment through the NHS.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- MedicineFamily Medicine
Several studies on the problem of management patients with chronic tonsillitis during periods of remission and exacerbation
It is recommended to use the multicomponent bioregulatory preparation Traumeel®S to correct the inflammatory process, which has shown in studies a modulating effect on inflammatory mediators without suppressing COX-2 (prostaglandins).
Scientific Appearance and Homeopathy. Determinants of Trust in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- MedicineHealth communication
This study identifies the social factors that determine a person's trust in alternative therapies, like homeopathy or acupuncture, drawing conclusions from the results of the Spanish National Survey on the Social Perception of Science and Technology.
An ecological model for health, illness and medicine: Pathogenesis and healing as self-organising processes in semiotic biofields
This paper aims to provide a chronology of the events leading up to and including the publication of this book and some of the key events that led to its publication.
Assessing and regulating homeopathic products
- MedicineJournal of internal medicine
This research presents a novel probabilistic model that allows us to assess the importance of individual immune checkpoints in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and their role in its progression.
The characteristics, experiences and perceptions of homeopaths in New Zealand: results from a national survey of practitioners.
- Medicine, Political ScienceHomeopathy : the journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
Clinical Reasoning and Decision-Making in Homeopathy: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
The appendices correspond with those first indexed on page 15 of this thesis, and omitted from pages 308-345. If further clarification in relation to this thesis is required, the author can be…
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Testing Treatments: Better Research for Better Healthcare
- Medicine, Psychology
Testing Treatments urges everyone to get involved in improving current research and future treatment, and outlines practical steps that patients and doctors can take together.
Aspects of MMR
- MedicineBMJ : British Medical Journal
The response of professional homoeopaths, chiropractors, and general practitioners to an inquiry about MMR vaccination is evaluated and data suggest that some providers of complementary medicine are advising people against government policy.
Dutch doctor struck off for alternative care of actor dying of cancer
- Medicine, Political ScienceBMJ : British Medical Journal
A doctor who gave alternative care to a Dutch actor and comedian, Sylvia Millecam, who was dying of cancer has seen his punishment increased from suspension from the medical register for six months…
Bias in alternative medicine is still rife but is diminishing
- Medicine, BiologyBMJ : British Medical Journal
EDITOR—In 1995, journals of alternative medicine published virtually no studies with negative results, which suggests that the literature was far from objective.1 To determine whether the situation…
Randomized controlled trials of individualized homeopathy: a state-of-the-art review.
- Medicine, PsychologyJournal of alternative and complementary medicine
The results of the available randomized trials suggest that individualized homeopathy has an effect over placebo, however, the evidence is not convincing because of methodological shortcomings and inconsistencies.
Evidence of clinical efficacy of homeopathy
- MedicineEuropean Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
There is some evidence that homeopathic treatments are more effective than placebo; however, the strength of this evidence is low because of the low methodological quality of the trials.
Clinical trials of homoeopathy.
The evidence of clinical trials is positive but not sufficient to draw definitive conclusions because most trials are of low methodological quality and because of the unknown role of publication bias, which indicates that there is a legitimate case for further evaluation of homoeopathy, but only by means of well performed trials.