Against all odds—the persistent popularity of homeopathy
- MedicineWiener klinische Wochenschrift
While the tide may be changing on the regulatory side, health education of the general public is presumably more important to support informed decision making by patients, otherwise the responsible patient remains a convenient legal fiction.
Investigation of one of the central questions raised as a result of the growing popularity of complementary and alternative medicine in western countries during the past three decades, namely: How can the authors know if CAM treatments are effective andBenefits, indicates that diverse kinds of knowledge are held by different groups of medical professionals.
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.
The Bell Tolls for Homeopathy: Time for Change in the Training and Practice of North American Naturopathic Physicians
- MedicineJournal of evidence-based integrative medicine
It is claimed that the progression of professional naturopathic medicine in the 21st century requires a major transition in how it approaches the subject of homeopathy, and it is proposed that students should be encouraged to critically analyze the tenets ofHomeopathy, its lesser known history, and the idea of homeopathic medicine as a biomedicine that simply awaits untold chemicophysical mechanisms.
Homoeopathic and herbal prescribing in general practice in Scotland.
- MedicineBritish journal of clinical pharmacology
It is reported that a substantial number of Scottish general practitioners prescribe homoeopathy and herbal remedies, with an approximate doubling in the number of children prescribed homoeopathic remedies.
A New Explanation of Homeopathy
- MathematicsLa Prensa Medica Argentina
This article covers the basics of a new model of homeopathy that is grounded in chemical thermodynamics. The equivalence between the disease-causing compound in a heathy person and the…
Proving non-conventional methods: A paradigmatic paradox
- MedicineIndian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy
Bayesian probabilities, based on more than RCT evidence, would provide a more practical and personalised type of advice for patients, and would develop the diagnostic process into a prognostic framework, offering alternatives if one particular solution was to fail.
Homeopathy and mainstream medicine: a dialogue of the deaf?
- MedicineWiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
The Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital is developing clinical integration and scientific collaboration with a major academic medical centre in London and clinical collaboration and serious and scientific discourse concerning homeopathy should be pursued.
Is homeopathic treatment more effective than giving time and attention to NHS patients with chronic complaints
- Medicine, Psychology
A meta-analysis of the results of two eligible RCTs indicated a benefit of homeopathic treatment over placebo, however the results should be viewed with caution as it is possible that there was a degree of bias associated with these two trials.
The Current State of Homeopathic Research
The majority of the studies reported in all the examined reviews, including those with good methodology, suggest that homeopathic treatment is superior to placebo, and the results from numerous placebo-controlled trials and basic research experiments suggest that potentised medicines offer a specific efficacy.
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- MedicineAnnals of Internal Medicine
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In what is often termed “classical” homoeopathy, practitioners attempt to identify the single medicine that corresponds to a patient’s general “constitution”—a complex picture incorporating current illness, medical history, personality, and behaviour.
meta-analysis bias in location and selection of studies
That meta-analysis holds potential problems can be illustrated by contrasting the conclusions of two meta-analyses comparing low molecular weight heparins and standard heparin in the prevention of thrombosis after surgery.
Are the clinical effects of homoeopathy placebo effects?
- MedicineThe Lancet
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- MedicineAnnals of Internal Medicine
Discussions about the scientific value of alternative medicine quickly touch the raw nerve of conventional medical reasoning and medical wisdom. As such, alternative medicine is a useful mirror for…
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- MedicineAutism Spectrum Disorders
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Impact of study quality on outcome in placebo-controlled trials of homeopathy.
- MedicineJournal of clinical epidemiology