Homeopathy: A 200 -Year Old Nanomedicine- Part 2
New evidence is emerging on the nature and properties of homeopathic medicines, or remedies. These findings indicate that the science of homeopathy is a form of nanomedicine, with the medicines capable of initiating changes in the physiological and biochemical dynamics of the animal as a complex adaptive system. Read more:
Posted on November 13, 2013 by homeopathyresource
For century’s homeopaths have been using homeopathic remedies to help individuals with sleep problems. Cocculus indica, (abbreviated cocc) is one such homeopathic remedy.
Scientists at The Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Behavioural Neuroscience Lab, in Haifa, Israel concluded that “the treatment with cocc 30c recovers both short-term behavioral and the long-term hormonal modulations following SD[sleep deprivation].” The article on the successful experiment was published in Neuroscience and calls the homeopathic remedy treatment- “nanoparticle treatment”.
Homeopathic Immunization against Leptospirosis in Cuba
A groundbreaking study of the successful use of homoeoprophylaxis in Cuba involving millions of people. The target disease, Leptospirosis, is endemic there and the study demonstrated the effectiveness of this safe and low cost method. Following on this experience a decision was made to undertake a massive HP immunisation of the total population against Swine Flu in 2009/10 involving over 9.8 million people.
The homeopathic treatment of otitis media in children-comparisons with conventional therapy
In The Lancet: more effective than placebo
In 1997, The Lancet published a thorough meta-analysis which showed that, of 89 clinical trials, 44 reported homeopathy to be significantly more effective than placebo;1 none of the 89 trials found placebo to be more effective than homeopathy. Even accounting for any publication bias towards ‘positive’ trials, the authors came to the conclusion that clinical benefit from homeopathic therapy cannot be explained by the placebo effect alone. Similar general conclusions were drawn from other recent meta-analyses or systematic reviews of homeopathy.2–4Further research is needed to identify, in particular, those medical conditions that respond most effectively to homeopathy.
(Linde K, Clausius N, Ramirez G, et al. Are the clinical effects of homeopathy placebo effects? A meta-analysis of placebo-controlled trials. Lancet 1997; 350: 834–43.)
Homeopathy in ear infections
The treatment of ear infections was conducted in India and showed that homeopathy out weighed allopathic treatment. (Sinha MN, et al. Randomized controlled pilot study to compare Homeopathy and Conventional therapy in Acute Otitis Media. Homeopathy 2012 Jan;101(1):5–12). Eighty-one children were randomly assigned to a homeopathically or conventionally treated group. The trial was also “blinded” — neither the parents nor the researchers knew who belonged to which group. Conventional treatment involved use of anti-inflammatories, analgesic, and fever-reducing medicines for three days, followed by antibiotics if the child hadn’t improved by at least 50%. Homeopathic treatment used LM potencies.
Homeopathy for depression and anxiety
A randomized, double-blind trial comparing homeopathy to Prozac (Fluoxetine) in the treatment of moderate to severe depression took place at a state medical school in Brazil. It found homeopathic treatment comparable to Prozac on all measured parameters (actually, homeopathic treatment was superior on all parameters, though not in a degree rising to “statistical significance”). Additionally, “a higher percentage of patients treated with Fluoxetine reported troublesome side effects.” http://goo.gl/6LDql
A 2007 German prospective study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found a specific homeopathic product to be comparable (actually slightly more effective) when compared to Ativan (Lorazepam) for the treatment of various nervous conditions (insomnia, distress, anxiety, restless, burnout, etc.) http://goo.gl/BJwqe
Homeopathy and cancer
Posted on December 17, 2015 by homeopathyresource
An older study using two homeopathic remedies to determine if they could stop or prevent the growth of cancerous tumors previously induced in mice showed a very positive result for the homeopathic remedies versus placebo.
Here are the details of the study:
Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani 741 235, India.
Indian journal of biochemistry & biophysics (Impact Factor: 0.87).08/2009; 46(4):307-18. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19788063
Homeopathy and Dr.Iris Bell MD, Phd. Havard University, Stanford University, University of California
NIH database of medical literature, PubMed, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed
Joette Calabrese, Homeopathyworks ®