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Good News For Homeopathy

Gibson RG, et al; Homoeopathic therapy in rheumatoid arthritis: evaluation by double-blind clinical therapeutic trial. (Br J Clin Pharmacol, 1980 May,
Abstract available) [MEDLINE]

Shipley M, et al; Controlled trial of homoeopathic treatment of osteoarthritis. (Lancet, 1983 Jan, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Hewitt D, et al; Heterodox practitioners and the availability of specialist advice. (Rheumatol Rehabil, 1975 Aug, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Gibson RG, et al; Salicylates and homoeopathy in rheumatoid arthritis: preliminary observations. (Br J Clin Pharmacol, 1978 Nov, Abstract available)
[MEDLINE]
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Bad Report On Homeopathy


Stevens WJ; Thallium intoxication caused by a homoeopathic preparation. (Toxicol Eur Res, 1978, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]

Cassinari V, et al; Non-medical treatment of ischemic cerebrovascular disease. Surgical operations and other methods. ( Eur Neurol, 1983, Abstract
available) [MEDLINE]
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Stefanu C, et al; Distribution of physicians in family practice and other medical specialties in Texas, 1969-1973: a statistical review. (South Med J, 1977
Sep, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Skinner S; The world according to homeopathy [see comments] (J Cardiovasc Nurs, 1996 Apr, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
9

Ullman D; Homeopathy and managed care: manageable or unmanageable [see comments] ( J Altern Complement Med, 1999 Feb, Abstract available)
[MEDLINE]
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Campbell A; The origins of classical homoeopathy? (Complement Ther Med, 1999 Jun, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]

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Goodyear K, et al; Randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial of homoeopathic 'proving' for Belladonna C30. (J R Soc Med, 1998 Nov, Abstract
available) [MEDLINE]

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Growing Interest In Alternative Health Care


Onopa J; Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM): a review for the primary care physician. (Hawaii Med J, 1999 Feb, Abstract available)
[MEDLINE]

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Bad Report On Homeopathy

Ernst E, et al; Efficacy of homeopathic arnica: a systematic review of placebo-controlled clinical trials. (Arch Surg, 1998 Nov, Abstract available)
[MEDLINE]

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Bucchi M; The public science of Louis Pasteur: the experiment on anthrax vaccine in the popular press of the time. (Pubbl Stn Zool Napoli II, 1997,
Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Growing Interest In Alternative Health Care

Skrabanek P; Paranormal health claims. (Experientia, 1988 Apr, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]

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McKee J; Holistic health and the critique of Western medicine. (Soc Sci Med, 1988, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Swayne JM; Survey of the use of homeopathic medicine in the UK health system. (J R Coll Gen Pract, 1989 Dec, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Cohen MH; Legal ramifications of homeopathy. (J Altern Complement Med, 1995 Win, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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van Haselen RA; The relationship between homeopathy and the Dr Bach system of flower remedies: a critical appraisal. (Br Homeopath J, 1999 Jul,
Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Good Report On Homeopathy

Mellor D; Mistletoe in homoeopathic cancer treatment. (Prof Nurse, 1989 Sep, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]

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Growing Interest In Alternative Health Care

Glisson J, et al; Review, critique, and guidelines for the use of herbs and homeopathy. (Nurse Pract, 1999 Apr, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]

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Dean M; Out of step with the Lancet homeopathy meta-analysis: more objections than objectivity? [see comments] ( J Altern Complement Med, 1998 Win,
Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Linde K, et al; Randomized controlled trials of individualized homeopathy: a state-of-the-art review [see comments] ( J Altern Complement Med, 1998
Win, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
24

Osborne S, et al; From 19th century nursing reforms to current practice: a selective overview with special reference to The Royal London Homoeopathic
Hospital (The Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital NHS trust from 1993). (J Nurs Manag, 1995 Mar, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Jacobs J, et al; Patient characteristics and practice patterns of physicians using homeopathy. (Arch Fam Med, 1998 Nov, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Perez CB, et al; Homeopathy and the treatment of mental illness in the 19th century. (Hosp Community Psychiatry, 1994 Oct, Abstract available)
[MEDLINE]
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Graf LA, et al; Nongenetic perinatal anemias: conventional, herbal, and homeopathic treatments. ( NAACOGS Clin Issu Perinat Womens Health Nurs,
1991, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Rutkow IM; Edwin Hartley Pratt and orificial surgery: unorthodox surgical practice in nineteenth century United States. (Surgery, 1993 Sep, Abstract
available) [MEDLINE]
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Neville Smith R; Community hospital homeopathy clinic: audit of the first 12 months activity. (Br Homeopath J, 1999 Jan, Abstract available)
[MEDLINE]
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Astin JA, et al; A review of the incorporation of complementary and alternative medicine by mainstream physicians. (Arch Intern Med, 1998 Nov, Abstract
available) [MEDLINE]

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Light KM; Florence Nightingale and holistic philosophy. (J Holist Nurs, 1997 Mar, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Guajardo G, et al; Homeopathic terminology: a consensus quest. (Br Homeopath J, 1999 Jul, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Gaus W, et al; Studies on the efficacy of unconventional therapies. Problems and designs. (Arzneimittelforschung, 1995 Jan, Abstract available)
[MEDLINE]
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Dobrescu D; Questions of the end of the century and millennium. Ecologic pharmacology. (Rom J Physiol, 1994 Jan, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Davis PA, et al; The use of complementary/alternative medicine for the treatment of asthma in the United States. (J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol, 1998
Mar, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Andrade LE, et al; A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of homeopathy in rheumatoid arthritis. (Scand J Rheumatol, 1991, Abstract
available) [MEDLINE]
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Growing Interest In Alternative Health Care

Whitmore SM, et al; Complementary therapies: an adjunct to traditional therapies [letter] (Nurse Pract, 1996 Aug, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]

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Cant S, et al; Demarcation and transformation within homoeopathic knowledge. A strategy of professionalization. ( Soc Sci Med, 1996 Feb, Abstract
available) [MEDLINE]
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Melchart D, et al; Results of five randomized studies on the immunomodulatory activity of preparations of Echinacea. (J Altern Complement Med, 1995
Sum, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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De Schepper L; LM potencies: one of the hidden treasures of the sixth edition of the Organon. (Br Homeopath J, 1999 Jul, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]

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Leary B; The early work of Dr. Edward Bach. (Br Homeopath J, 1999 Jan, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Howard J; Bach Flower Remedies: a personal commentary on the work of Dr Edward Bach. (Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery, 1998 Oct, Abstract
available) [MEDLINE]
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Patel MS; Problems in the evaluation of alternative medicine. (Soc Sci Med, 1987, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Kleijnen J, et al; Clinical trials of homoeopathy [published erratum appears in BMJ 1991 Apr 6;302(6780):818] [see comments] ( BMJ, 1991 Feb, Abstract
available) [MEDLINE]
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Beal MW; Women's use of complementary and alternative therapies in reproductive health care. (J Nurse Midwifery, 1998 May, Abstract available)
[MEDLINE]
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Crocetti E, et al; The use of complementary therapies by breast cancer patients attending conventional treatment. (Eur J Cancer, 1998 Feb, Abstract
available) [MEDLINE]
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Gill GV, et al; Diabetes and alternative medicine: cause for concern. (Diabet Med, 1994 Mar, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Katz T; Homoeopathic treatment during the menopause. (Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery, 1997 Apr, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Rogers J; Homoeopathy and the treatment of alcohol-related problems. (Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery, 1997 Feb, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Whitmarsh TE; When conventional treatment is not enough: a case of migraine without aura responding to homeopathy. (J Altern Complement Med, 1997
Sum, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]

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Schissel MJ, et al; Dentistry and alternative therapy [see comments] (N Y State Dent J, 1997 Mar, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Streefland P; The frontier of modern Western medicine in Nepal. (Soc Sci Med, 1985, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Donnelly WJ, et al; Are patients who use alternative medicine dissatisfied with orthodox medicine? (Med J Aust, 1985 May, Abstract available)
[MEDLINE]
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Reilly DT, et al; Is homoeopathy a placebo response? Controlled trial of homoeopathic potency, with pollen in hayfever as model. (Lancet, 1986 Oct,
Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Kenyon JN; Food sensitivity, a search for underlying causes. Case study of 12 patients. (Acupunct Electrother Res, 1986, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Lewith GT, et al; Unconventional therapies in asthma: an overview. (Allergy, 1996 Nov, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Bradley GW, et al; Apparent response of small cell lung cancer to an extract of mistletoe and homoeopathic treatment. (Thorax, 1989 Dec, Abstract
available) [MEDLINE]
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Labrecque M, et al; Homeopathic treatment of plantar warts [see comments] (CMAJ, 1992 May, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Ocasio NA, et al; Natural remedies recommended for the management of oral health. (N Y State Dent J, 1999 Jun, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Ferley JP, et al; A controlled evaluation of a homoeopathic preparation in the treatment of influenza-like syndromes. (Br J Clin Pharmacol, 1989 Mar,
Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Beckerich MJ; Appetoff: another diet fad. (Vet Hum Toxicol, 1989 Dec, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Leaman AM, et al; Cantharis in the early treatment of minor burns. (Arch Emerg Med, 1989 Dec, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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McFayden IJ, et al; Cyclical breast pain--some observations and the difficulties in treatment. (Br J Clin Pract, 1992 Aut, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Kleijnen J, et al; The comprehensiveness of Medline and Embase computer searches. Searches for controlled trials of homoeopathy, ascorbic acid for
common cold and ginkgo biloba for cerebral insufficiency and intermittent claudication. (Pharm Weekbl Sci, 1992 Oct, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Chirila M, et al; The in vitro action of a succussed substance on the proliferative response of human lymphocytes stimulated with phytohemagglutinin.
(Rom J Intern Med, 1992 Jan, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Visser GJ, et al; Rheumatologists and their patients who seek alternative care: an agreement to disagree. (Br J Rheumatol, 1992 Jul, Abstract available)
[MEDLINE]
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Badulici S, et al; Treatment with zincum metallicum CH5 in patients with liver cirrhosis. Preliminary study. ( Rom J Intern Med, 1994 Jul, Abstract
available) [MEDLINE]
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Bhuiya A; Village health care providers in Matlab, Bangladesh: a study of their knowledge in the management of childhood diarrhoea. (J Diarrhoeal Dis
Res, 1992 Mar, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Poitevin B, et al; In vitro immunological degranulation of human basophils is modulated by lung histamine and Apis mellifica. (Br J Clin Pharmacol, 1988
Apr, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Ernst E, et al; Complementary therapies for depression: an overview. (Arch Gen Psychiatry, 1998 Nov, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]

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Furnham A, et al; Choosing alternative medicine: a comparison of the beliefs of patients visiting a general practitioner and a homoeopath. (Soc Sci Med,
1988, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Langewitz W, et al; The integration of alternative treatment modalities in HIV infection--the patient's perspective. (J Psychosom Res, 1994 Oct, Abstract
available) [MEDLINE]
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Borkan J, et al; Referrals for alternative therapies [see comments] (J Fam Pract, 1994 Dec, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Heggenhougen HK, et al; Cultural components of behavioural epidemiology: implications for primary health care. (Soc Sci Med, 1986, Abstract available)
[MEDLINE]
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Aakster CW; Concepts in alternative medicine. (Soc Sci Med, 1986, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Bedi RS; Asthma management by private general practitioners of Punjab. (Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci, 1994 Jan, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Jacobsen PL, et al; Alternative dental products. (J Calif Dent Assoc, 1998 Mar, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Seidl MM, et al; Alternative treatments for menopausal symptoms. Systematic review of scientific and lay literature [published erratum appears in Can
Fam Physician 1998 Aug;44:1598] (Can Fam Physician, 1998 Jun, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Benmeir P, et al; Giant melanoma of the inner thigh: a homeopathic life-threatening negligence [see comments] ( Ann Plast Surg, 1991 Dec, Abstract
available) [MEDLINE]
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Uplekar M, et al; Tuberculosis patients and practitioners in private clinics in India. (Int J Tuberc Lung Dis, 1998 Apr, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]

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Evans AC, et al; Katayama fever in scuba divers. A report of 3 cases. (S Afr Med J, 1991 Mar, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Katelaris CH, et al; Vega testing in the diagnosis of allergic conditions. The Australian College of Allergy [see comments] ( Med J Aust, 1991 Jul, Abstract
available) [MEDLINE]
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Gates B; The use of complementary and alternative therapies in health care: a selective review of the literature and discussion of the implications for nurse
practitioners and health-care managers. (J Clin Nurs, 1994 Jan, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Ronsmans C, et al; Current practices for treatment of dysentery in rural Bangladesh. (Rev Infect Dis, 1991 Mar, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Christie VM; A dialogue between practitioners of alternative (traditional) medicine and modern (western) medicine in Norway. (Soc Sci Med, 1991,
Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Jensen P; Alternative therapy for atopic dermatitis and psoriasis: patient-reported motivation, information source and effect. (Acta Derm Venereol, 1990,
Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Jensen P; Use of alternative medicine by patients with atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. (Acta Derm Venereol, 1990, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Lyne N, et al; Doctors' attitudes towards empirical data--a comparative study. (Scand J Soc Med, 1997 Sep, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Shaw D, et al; Traditional remedies and food supplements. A 5-year toxicological study (1991-1995). ( Drug Saf, 1997 Nov, Abstract available)
[MEDLINE]
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Smart HL, et al; Alternative medicine consultations and remedies in patients with the irritable bowel syndrome. (Gut, 1986 Jul, Abstract available)
[MEDLINE]

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Weiss MG, et al; Traditional concepts of mental disorder among Indian psychiatric patients: preliminary report of work in progress. (Soc Sci Med, 1986,
Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Mitra J, et al; Drug consumption pattern in low socio-economic group in an urban community. (Indian J Public Health, 1993 Jan, Abstract available)
[MEDLINE]
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Wiesenauer M, et al; Double-blind trial comparing the effectiveness of the homeopathic preparation Galphimia potentiation D6, Galphimia dilution 10(-6)
and placebo on pollinosis. (Arzneimittelforschung, 1985, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Morawiec Bajda A, et al; The clinical efficacy of Vertigoheel in the treatment of vertigo of various etiology. (Panminerva Med, 1993 Jun, Abstract
available) [MEDLINE]
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Engebretson J, et al; A contemporary view of alternative healing modalities. (Nurse Pract, 1993 Sep, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Bastide M, et al; A communication process: a new paradigm applied to high-dilution effects on the living body. (Altern Ther Health Med, 1997 Jul,
Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Hill C, et al; Review of randomized trials of homoeopathy. (Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique, 1990, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Risjord M; Relativism and the social scientific study of medicine. (J Med Philos, 1993 Apr, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]
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Yamagiwa M; Acoustic evaluation of the efficacy of medical therapy for allergic nasal obstruction. (Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol Suppl, 1997, Abstract
available) [MEDLINE]
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Lewith GT; A measure of success [see comments] (Br J Gen Pract, 1997 Jan, Abstract available) [MEDLINE]

NLM database Documents

Record 1 from database: MEDLINE


Good News For Homeopathy

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Title
Homoeopathic therapy in rheumatoid arthritis: evaluation by double-blind clinical therapeutic trial.
Author
Gibson RG; Gibson SL; MacNeill AD; Buchanan WW
Address
Source
Br J Clin Pharmacol, 1980 May, 9:5, 453-9
Abstract
Twenty-three patients with rheumatoid arthritis on orthodox first-line anti-inflammatory treatment plus homeopathy were compared with a similar
group of twenty-three patients on orthodox first-line treatment plus an inert preparation. There was a significant improvement in subjective pain,
articular index, stiffness and grip strength in those patients receiving homoeopathic remedies whereas there was no significant change in the
patients who received placebo. Two physicians were involved in prescribing for the patients and there were no significant differences in the results
which they obtained. No side effects were observed with the homoeopathic remedies.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
80242431

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MeSH Heading (Major)


Arthritis, Rheumatoid|*DT; Homeopathy|*; Salicylates|*TU
MeSH Heading
Adult; Aged; Clinical Trials; Comparative Study; Double-Blind Method; Female; Human; Male; Middle Age; Placebos

Publication Type
CLINICAL TRIAL; JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0306-5251
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

Record 2 from database: MEDLINE

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Title
Controlled trial of homoeopathic treatment of osteoarthritis.
Author
Shipley M; Berry H; Broster G; Jenkins M; Clover A; Williams I
Address
Source
Lancet, 1983 Jan, 1:8316, 97-8
Abstract
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study to compare the homoeopathic remedy Rhus tox. 6X with fenoprofen in osteoarthritis of the
hip and knee, fenoprofen was shown to have beneficial analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects which differed significantly from those of placebo.
The effects of Rhus tox. 6X and placebo did not differ significantly. Patient preference was for fenoprofen. Side-effects were not severe but were
seen more frequently with fenoprofen. Similar results were seen in all patients regardless of whether they had been referred to and assessed by a
homoeopathic physician or a rheumatologist.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
83087546

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Fenoprofen|*TU; Homeopathy|*; Osteoarthritis|*DT; Phenylpropionates|*TU; Toxicodendron|*
MeSH Heading
Adult; Aged; Clinical Trials; Comparative Study; Double-Blind Method; Female; Human; Male; Middle Age; Pain|DT; Plant Extracts|TU

Publication Type
CLINICAL TRIAL; JOURNAL ARTICLE; RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
ISSN
0140-6736
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

Record 3 from database: MEDLINE

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Title
Heterodox practitioners and the availability of specialist advice.
Author
Hewitt D; Wood PH
Address
Source
Rheumatol Rehabil, 1975 Aug, 14:3, 191-9
Abstract
The characteristics of the principal categories of more professional heterodox practice are examined. It is concluded that rheumatic diseases are one
of the likeliest fields for conflcit between orthodox and fringe medicine. The distribution of manpower engaged in alternative systems of health care
is compared with that of orthodox medical services. The limited data on utilization of unorthodox remedies are reviewed. Far from conflict ensuing,
it is argued that dialogue must develop in order to submit procedures like manipulation to satisfactory clinical trial.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
76013085

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Alternative Medicine|*; Rheumatic Diseases|*TH
MeSH Heading
Acupuncture; Chiropractic; Great Britain; Homeopathy; Human; Medicine, Traditional; Osteopathic Medicine

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0300-3396
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

Record 4 from database: MEDLINE


Good News For Homeopathy

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Title
Salicylates and homoeopathy in rheumatoid arthritis: preliminary observations.
Author
Gibson RG; Gibson SL; MacNeill AD; Gray GH; Dick WC; Buchanan WW
Address
Source
Br J Clin Pharmacol, 1978 Nov, 6:5, 391-5
Abstract
This paper reports the results of a pilot study in which 41 patients with rheumatoid arthritis were treated with high doses of salicylate, 3.9 g per day,
and the results compared with a further 54 similar patients treated with homoeopathy. Both groups were compared with 100 patients who received
placebo. 2 The patients who received homoeopathy did better than those who received salicylate. The design of the trial was such, however, that it
was not possible to distinguish between the effects due to the physicians and the effects due to the drugs and a further trial is planned to elucidate
this point. 3 Patients on homoeopathic treatment did not experience toxic effects.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
79082580

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Arthritis, Rheumatoid|*DT/PP; Homeopathy|*; Salicylates|*TU
MeSH Heading
Adult; Clinical Trials; Comparative Study; Female; Human; Male; Middle Age; Time Factors

Publication Type
CLINICAL TRIAL; CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIAL; JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0306-5251
Country of Publication
ENGLAND
Record 5 from database: MEDLINE
Bad Report On Homeopathy

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Title
Thallium intoxication caused by a homoeopathic preparation.
Author
Stevens WJ
Address
Source
Toxicol Eur Res, 1978, 1:5, 317-20
Abstract
A case of human thallotoxicosis caused by the taking of a homoeopathic preparation is reported. This preparation was taken accidentally by a
patient who rapidly developed symptoms of thallotoxicosis. Treatment with Prussian blue resulted in rapid and total recorvery.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
81034280

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Homeopathy|*; Thallium|ME/*PO
MeSH Heading
Adult; Case Report; Feces|AN; Female; Human

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Country of Publication
FRANCE
Record 6 from database: MEDLINE

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Title
Non-medical treatment of ischemic cerebrovascular disease. Surgical operations and other methods.
Author
Cassinari V; Fascendini A; Biroli F; Griffini C; Defanti CA; Fontanari D
Address
Source
Eur Neurol, 1983, 22 Suppl 1:, 124-9
Abstract
Surgical operations on vessels and other methods of treatment are considered as non-medical therapies for ischemic cerebrovascular diseases. Some
of these methods are accepted (improvement in lifestyle, rehabilitative measures) and some are not (acupuncture, homeopathic therapy).
Considering the surgical operations, the results of microsurgical anastomoses between extra- and intracranial vessels, in particular, are discussed on
the basis of experiences with 40 operated patients. The principles of some therapeutic methods like acupuncture and homeopathic therapy are then
presented.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
83287488

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Cerebral Ischemia|RH/SU/*TH
MeSH Heading
Acupuncture; Adult; Cerebral Revascularization; Comparative Study; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Homeopathy; Human; Life Style; Male

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0014-3022
Country of Publication
SWITZERLAND
Record 7 from database: MEDLINE

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Title
Distribution of physicians in family practice and other medical specialties in Texas, 1969-1973: a statistical review.
Author
Stefanu C; Zetzman MR
Address
Source
South Med J, 1977 Sep, 70:9, 1034-8
Abstract
This article documents distributional patterns of allopathic family practice physicians (including general practitioners) in Texas as compared with
allopathic physicians in all other medical specialties in the state during the period 1969-1973, for which there are reliable data. Statistical analysis
of this information shows that there was a significant difference between the growth of family practice compared to all other medical specialties in
both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties. This study draws no conclusions that the medical needs in many of these areas are not being met,
since patient travel may, to some degree, compensate for disproportionate physician distribution. There is no unanimous agreement on what
constitutes an ideal ratio of physicians in any specialty to a population in so-called "medically underserved" areas.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
77259098

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MeSH Heading (Major)


Family Practice|*MA; Physicians, Family|*SD
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy; Human; Population; Rural Health|MA; Specialties, Medical; Texas

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0038-4348
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

Record 8 from database: MEDLINE

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Title
The world according to homeopathy [see comments]
Author
Skinner S
Address
Source
J Cardiovasc Nurs, 1996 Apr, 10:3, 65-77
Abstract
The author, a family nurse practitioner, describes how homeopathic medicines and the homeopathic conceptual framework distinguish her practice
from a conventional one. An introduction to homeopathic health care includes a brief history of the discovery of homeopathy, the homeopathic
view of the healing process, and the origins of disease. Factors that would influence a person's candidacy for homeopathy are discussed. Case
studies are included.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
96417530

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MeSH Heading (Major)


Homeopathy|*/MT/TD
MeSH Heading
Adult; Animal; Case Report; Duodenal Ulcer|TH; Female; Hemorrhoids|TH; Human; Mollusca; Nurse Practitioners; Nursing Diagnosis; Plant
Extracts|AD; United States

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0889-4655
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

Record 9 from database: MEDLINE

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Title
Homeopathy and managed care: manageable or unmanageable [see comments]
Author
Ullman D
Address
Homeopathic Educational Services, Berkeley, California, USA. mail@homeopathic.com
Source
J Altern Complement Med, 1999 Feb, 5:1, 65-73
Abstract
Managed care presents a challenge to homeopaths and to consumers of homeopathic care. If homeopaths want to be a part of managed care, they
will have to organize themselves to a higher level of professional order. Although the vast majority of practicing homeopaths are licensed in one of
many conventional health professions, with the medical license being the most common, homeopaths need to develop more clearly defined
educational standards and certification programs in the specialty of homeopathic medicine, and they need to have these programs certified by
respected, independent agencies. The small number of homeopaths who are unlicensed will either have to become licensed or work with those who
are and whose malpractice insurance would cover their care. This article notes that there is a small but significant body of clinical research and
additional evidence that homeopathic care is cost effective. A recent increase in public and private research monies is leading to a larger body of
evidence that homeopathic medicines are effective, and this will help it achieve greater acceptance and recognition from governmental bodies,
medical professional associations, and managed care organizations. Reasons are given as to why managed care organizations will play a leading
role in advocating that consumers learn to use homeopathic medicines for non-emergency self-care ailments as a way to empower them to take
greater control over their health and to reduce doctor visits and hospitalizations.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99199805

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MeSH Heading (Major)
Homeopathy|*EC/*ST/TD; Managed Care Programs|*OG/TD
MeSH Heading
California; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Human; Licensure; Professional Practice

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, TUTORIAL
ISSN
1075-5535
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

Record 10 from database: MEDLINE

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Title
The origins of classical homoeopathy?
Author
Campbell A
Address
Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, UK.
Source
Complement Ther Med, 1999 Jun, 7:2, 76-82
Abstract
Writers on homoeopathy frequently refer to classical homoeopathy, usually with the implication that this is the most complete and authoritative
version of Hahnemann's views. However, such claims do not correspond with the historical facts. Homoeopathy arrived in the USA early in the
19th century and there underwent considerable modifications at the hands of its most influential adherents, who were deeply influenced by the
ideas of Emanuel Swedenborg. J.T. Kent is particularly important in this respect and he also introduced ideas from other sources. The 'extremist'
character of Kentian homoeopathy goes far to explain the gulf that has separated homoeopathy from orthodox medicine until comparatively
recently. Kentian views were brought to Britain by Margaret Tyler early in the 20th century and became dominant after the First World War, to give
rise to what is called classical homoeopathy today. This is not only a considerable modification of Hahnemann's teaching, but it fails to take
account of Hahnemann's late ideas which he developed in his Paris years and incorporated in the sixth edition of 'The Organon', published
posthumously in 1920. Whatever one's opinion of the value of classical homoeopathy, it cannot be legitimately represented as a purely
Hahnemannian teaching.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99373936

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Homeopathy|CL/*HI
MeSH Heading
History of Medicine, 20th Cent.; Human; United States

Publication Type
HISTORICAL ARTICLE; JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, TUTORIAL
ISSN
0965-2299
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SCOTLAND

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Title
Randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial of homoeopathic 'proving' for Belladonna C30.
Author
Goodyear K; Lewith G; Low JL
Address
School of Medicine, University Medicine, University of Southampton, UK.
Source
J R Soc Med, 1998 Nov, 91:11, 579-82
Abstract
Homoeopathic drug pictures are developed by recording the symptomatic effects of homoeopathic remedies given to healthy volunteers (a
'proving'). In a double-blind randomized controlled trial we tested the hypothesis that individuals using an infinitesimal dilution of Belladonna
(thirtieth potency, C30) would record more true symptoms, on a questionnaire that contained both true and false Belladonna proving symptoms,
than those receiving placebo. 60 volunteers entered the study and 47 completed data collection. We were unable to distinguish between Belladonna
C30 and placebo using our primary outcome measure. For the secondary outcome measure we analysed the number of individuals who proved to
the remedy according to our predefined criteria: 4 out of 19 proved in the Belladonna C30 group and 1 out of 27 in the placebo group (difference
not statistically significant). This pilot study does not demonstrate a clear proving reaction for Belladonna C30 versus placebo, but indicates how
the question might be further investigated.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99257724

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Belladonna Alkaloids|*AE; Homeopathy|*ST/TD
MeSH Heading
Adult; Comparative Study; Double-Blind Method; Drug Evaluation; Female; Human; Male; Questionnaires; Toothache|CI; Xerophthalmia|CI

Publication Type
CLINICAL TRIAL; JOURNAL ARTICLE; RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
ISSN
0141-0768
Country of Publication
ENGLAND
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Growing Interest In Alternative Health Care

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Title
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM): a review for the primary care physician.
Author
Onopa J
Address
University of Hawaii, Department of Medicine, Honolulu 96813, USA.
Source
Hawaii Med J, 1999 Feb, 58:2, 9-19
Abstract
It is difficult to find a satisfactory title for this review, because both the word "complementary" and "alternative"-are not very politically correct
currently. It is probable that there is no fully politically correct word, except for "non-allopathic," which is unfamiliar to many MDs. Accurately
used, the term "allopathic" is as opposed to "homeopathic," so from its origins, "allopathic medicine" should include herbal medicine. However, in
practice, herbal and many other non-homeopathic treatments are called "non-allopathic," whereas conventional medicine is called "allopathic."
"Complementary" usually would include practices that are used with conventional western medical treatments, and "alternative" would include
those practices that are used instead of western medical treatments. For most of this review, the terms "non-allopathic," "alternative," and
"complementary" could be used interchangeably. This topic has gained interest, and received some allopathic legitimacy, in part because of an
article that David Eisenberg, M.D., published in the New England Journal.' In 1990, he performed a telephone survey of about 1,500 adults in the
U.S. and asked them about the use of treatments and practices that were "alternative," which he defined as not generally being taught in the U.S.
medical schools and not being readily available in U.S. hospitals. From his sample, he extrapolated that in 1990, about 60 million Americans used
alternative medical treatments, at an estimated cost of $13.7 billion. There were more visits to alternative healers than to primary care MDs that
year, and over two-thirds of people who did use alternative medical treatments did not tell their doctors about it. Now that third party figures are
becoming interested in paying for alternative medical practices (especially naturopathic, chiropractic, and acupuncture services), allopathic
physicians will be increasing in the position of being able to refer people to alternative providers, and insurers will pay for services that MDs
approve. Therefore, it will become increasingly important for physicians to have a degree of familiarity with alternative treatments (including
efficacy and risks). So far, to date, there have been no cases of malpractice for giving advice about the use of alternative medical treatments, but
liability will certainly exist to anyone who delivers treatments, such as acupuncture or spinal manipulation, in the event of an adverse effect. This
review will briefly introduce some of the most common alternative practices likely to be seen in Hawaii communities: Homeopathy, Herbs,
Naturopathy, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, and Chiropractic and spinal manipulation, and a brief discussion of Dr. Eisenberg's recent
position paper on advising patients about alternative practices.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99198392

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Alternative Medicine|*MT
MeSH Heading
Acupuncture|MT; Adult; Chiropractic|MT; Homeopathy|MT; Human; Medicine, Chinese Traditional; Medicine, Herbal

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, TUTORIAL
ISSN
0017-8594
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Bad Report On Homeopathy

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Title
Efficacy of homeopathic arnica: a systematic review of placebo-controlled clinical trials.
Author
Ernst E; Pittler MH
Address
Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, England, United Kingdom.
E.Ernst@exeter.ac.uk
Source
Arch Surg, 1998 Nov, 133:11, 1187-90
Abstract
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of homeopathic remedies has remained controversial. The homeopathic remedy most frequently studied in placebo-
controlled clinical trials is Arnica montana. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the clinical efficacy of homeopathic arnica. MATERIALS AND
METHODS: Computerized literature searches were performed to retrieve all placebo-controlled studies on the subject. The following databases
were searched: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CISCOM, and the Cochrane Library. Data were extracted in a predefined, standardized fashion
independently by both authors. There were no restrictions on the language of publications. RESULTS: Eight trials fulfilled all inclusion criteria.
Most related to conditions associated with tissue trauma. Most of these studies were burdened with severe methodological flaws. On balance, they
do not suggest that homeopathic arnica is more efficacious than placebo. CONCLUSION: The claim that homeopathic arnica is efficacious beyond
a placebo effect is not supported by rigorous clinical trials.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99036235

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Arnica|*TU; Homeopathy|MT/*ST; Wounds and Injuries|*DT
MeSH Heading
Bias (Epidemiology); Clinical Trials|ST; Human; Reproducibility of Results; Research Design|ST; Treatment Outcome

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, TUTORIAL
ISSN
0004-0010
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES
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Title
The public science of Louis Pasteur: the experiment on anthrax vaccine in the popular press of the time.
Author
Bucchi M
Address
Department of Sociology, University of Trento, Italy.
Source
Pubbl Stn Zool Napoli II, 1997, 19:2, 181-209
Abstract
The paper focuses on Pasteur's public experimentation of the anthrax vaccine (Pouilly-le-Fort, 1881) as portrayed in the English and French popular
press of the time. It is argued that this 'popular' level of representation did not merely provide additional publicity for Pasteur's ideas. Rather, the
nature and meaning of the experiment itself and of the related controversy on immunisation were substantially negotiated and shaped within the
public arena. The multifold consequences of this framing at the public level are explored. In particular, attention is drawn to the relationships that in
such process were established with other issues debated at the same time in the arena, namely homeopathy, vivisection and vaccination.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
98310693

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Anthrax|*HI/PC/VE; Bacterial Vaccines|*HI; Newspapers|*HI
MeSH Heading
Animal; England; France; History of Medicine, 19th Cent.; Homeopathy|HI; Human; Public Opinion; Vaccination|HI; Vivisection|HI

Publication Type
BIOGRAPHY; HISTORICAL ARTICLE; JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0391-9714
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
Paranormal health claims.
Author
Skrabanek P
Address
Department of Community Health, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland.
Source
Experientia, 1988 Apr, 44:4, 303-9
Abstract
Faith in paranormal cures has always been the last hope of many sufferers from chronic or incurable diseases. Magico-religious rituals of healing
are still around, but some have been replaced by pseudo-scientific systems, thinly disguising old superstitions in new obscurantism, more appealing
to the half-educated. In medical quackery, inventiveness seems to be limitless, and only the main paranormal healing systems can be reviewed here.
The increasing popularity of 'alternative' healing indicates the extent of dissatisfaction with dehumanising aspects of modern, technological
medicine and its preoccupation with curing the curable at the expense of caring for the incurable. This leaves the sufferers, and also healthy people
labelled with non-existent diseases, bleeding prey for the sharks roving the seas of medical ignorance.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
88196286

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Alternative Medicine|*/HI; Parapsychology|*/HI
MeSH Heading
Acupuncture|HI; Chiropractic|HI; Christian Science; History of Medicine, Ancient; History of Medicine, 19th Cent.; History of Medicine, 20th
Cent.; Homeopathy|HI; Human; Mental Healing; Osteopathic Medicine|HI; Placebos; Quackery|HI; Radiesthesia|HI; Religion and Medicine

Publication Type
HISTORICAL ARTICLE; JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0014-4754
Country of Publication
SWITZERLAND

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Title
Holistic health and the critique of Western medicine.
Author
McKee J
Address
Source
Soc Sci Med, 1988, 26:8, 775-84
Abstract
The holistic view of health has been accurately criticized in the literature for its individualistic, victim-blaming ideology that obscures the social
origins of illness. The paper explains how the contrasting view of the body and illness provided by the holistic model can help to show how
Western medicine reflects the capitalist system in which it is promoted. It shows how evaluation of holistic therapies is problematic insofar as it is
based on the analytical, reductionist criteria of the Western model. It suggests that one reason why holistic practices are not more fully accepted by
Western medicine may be the challenge they pose to the Western model, and to the commodification of health needs promoted by this model.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
88235998

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Holistic Health|*; Homeopathy|*MT; Naturopathy|*MT; Philosophy, Medical|*
MeSH Heading
Comparative Study; Economics, Medical; Health Status; Human; Models, Theoretical; Social Environment; Technology, Medical|EC

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, TUTORIAL
ISSN
0277-9536
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
Survey of the use of homeopathic medicine in the UK health system.
Author
Swayne JM
Address
Source
J R Coll Gen Pract, 1989 Dec, 39:329, 503-6
Abstract
An analysis of 7218 consultations showed that homeopathic medicines are being used to treat a wide range of morbidity in the United Kingdom.
The data were derived from all consecutive consultations during one week by 73 doctors who used homeopathic medicine. Of these consultations
88% were conducted as part of the National Health Service (the majority in general practice). Thirty five per cent overall and 25% of general
practice consultations were managed using homeopathic medicines, and these were combined with conventional drugs in 8.5% of the prescriptions.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
90112257

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Attitude of Health Personnel|*; Family Practice|*; Homeopathy|*TD; National Health Programs|*TD; Physician's Practice Patterns|ST/*TD
MeSH Heading
Adolescence; Adult; Aged; Child; Child, Preschool; Cohort Studies; Female; Great Britain; Human; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Male; Medical Audit;
Middle Age; Questionnaires; Sex Factors; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0035-8797
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
Legal ramifications of homeopathy.
Author
Cohen MH
Address
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110, USA.
Source
J Altern Complement Med, 1995 Win, 1:4, 393-8
Abstract
The article addresses four regulatory challenges faced by practitioners of homeopathy: (1) medical practice acts, which prohibit the unlicensed
practice of "medicine," (2) scope of practice limitations, which restrict nonmedical providers' ability to diagnose and treat disease; (3) prohibitions
against "unprofessional conduct;" and (4) malpractice rules. The article concludes with suggestions for regulatory reform.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
98051817

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Homeopathy|*LJ/*ST; Licensure, Medical|*LJ; Malpractice|*LJ; Professional Autonomy|*; Professional Competence|*LJ
MeSH Heading
Human; United States

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, TUTORIAL
ISSN
1075-5535
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES
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Title
The relationship between homeopathy and the Dr Bach system of flower remedies: a critical appraisal.
Author
van Haselen RA
Address
The Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital NHS Trust.
Source
Br Homeopath J, 1999 Jul, 88:3, 121-7
Abstract
The relationship between homeopathy and the Dr Bach system of flower remedies is explored. A historical perspective is given, doctrinal
similarities and dissimilarities between both systems are discussed and the relationship between remedies used in homeopathy as well as in Dr
Bach's system of flower remedies is explored. It is concluded that although both systems are clearly different, some common ground exists and that
both systems may have a complementary role which is perhaps insufficiently recognised.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99376292

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Homeopathy|*HI; Medicine, Herbal|*HI
MeSH Heading
Great Britain; History of Medicine, 20th Cent.; Human; Plant Extracts|HI/TU
Publication Type
BIOGRAPHY; HISTORICAL ARTICLE; JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0007-0785
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Good Report On Homeopathy

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Title
Mistletoe in homoeopathic cancer treatment.
Author
Mellor D
Address
Source
Prof Nurse, 1989 Sep, 4:12, 605-7
Abstract
Mistletoe, or 'iscador' as its homoeopathic preparation is called, has been found beneficial in treating patients with some forms of cancer. It can be
used with conventional treatments.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
90046959
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Homeopathy|*MT; Neoplasms|NU/*TH; Viscum|*
MeSH Heading
Education, Nursing; Holistic Health; Human

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0266-8130
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Growing Interest In Alternative Health Care

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Title
Review, critique, and guidelines for the use of herbs and homeopathy.
Author
Glisson J; Crawford R; Street S
Address
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, USA.
Source
Nurse Pract, 1999 Apr, 24:4, 44-6, 53, 60 passim; quiz 68-9
Abstract
The number of Americans that use alternative therapies, including herbal products, is increasing by overwhelming proportions. Hundreds of herbal
products and homeopathic remedies are available to the consumer, but most of these have not been proved safe or effective. Consumers are now
turning to their health care provider for guidance concerning the quality, proper use, adverse effects, and precautions associated with these products.
Health care providers must develop a thorough understanding of the available literature concerning herbal products and homeopathy to provide
patients with truthful, unbiased information regarding the potential risks and benefits of each herbal product. This article addresses the distinct
difference between herbalism and homeopathy, the importance of standardization, and general use precautions concerning herbal products.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99250996

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Homeopathy|*ST; Medicine, Herbal|*; Nurse Practitioners|*; Plants, Medicinal|*
MeSH Heading
Human; Practice Guidelines

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, TUTORIAL
ISSN
0361-1817
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES
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Title
Out of step with the Lancet homeopathy meta-analysis: more objections than objectivity? [see comments]
Author
Dean M
Address
Department of Health Sciences and Clinical Evaluation, Alcuin College, University of York, United Kingdom. md118@york.ac.uk
Source
J Altern Complement Med, 1998 Win, 4:4, 389-98
Abstract
The meta-analysis of homeopathy trials that appeared in the Lancet in 1997 seemed to endorse the experience of practitioners and patients that
homeopathic medicines have specific clinically relevant effects. However, results from later unsuccessful trials, and negative inferences from a
review of trials for a condition excluded from the meta-analysis--delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)--have since been presented to suggest that
the meta-analysis may well have overestimated the positive effects of homeopathy, and that the "placebo question is still not resolved." This article
reviews the evidence underlying this challenge to the meta-analysis and homeopathy, and demonstrates that it would be valid if it were based on: a
comprehensive literature search; appropriate classification of primary studies; clear discrimination between clinical effectiveness and placebo
questions; sound and transparent review methods; and a reliable and unconfounded clinical treatment model for testing the ultramolecular
hypothesis. It is suggested that different models are needed to answer different questions.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99098645

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Clinical Trials|*; Homeopathy|*ST; Meta-Analysis|*
MeSH Heading
Bias (Epidemiology); Exertion; Great Britain; Human; Muscles|PP; Pain|ET/TH; Periodicals; Time Factors
Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
1075-5535
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Title
Randomized controlled trials of individualized homeopathy: a state-of-the-art review [see comments]
Author
Linde K; Melchart D
Address
Munchener Modell-Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technical University Munich,
Munchen, Germany.
Source
J Altern Complement Med, 1998 Win, 4:4, 371-88
Abstract
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Individualized homeopathy is the most controversial form of this therapy. This review aims to summarize the
actual state of clinical efficacy research on individualized homeopathy. METHODS: Electronic databases as well as other sources were searched for
possibly relevant studies. Randomized or quasirandomized controlled clinical trials comparing an individualized homeopathic treatment strategy
with placebo, no treatment, or another treatment were eligible. Information on patients, methods, interventions, outcomes, and results was extracted
in a standardized manner and quality was assessed using a checklist and two scoring systems. Trials providing sufficient data were pooled in a
quantitative meta-analysis. RESULTS: A total of 32 trials (28 placebo-controlled, 2 comparing homeopathy and another treatment, 2 comparing
both) involving a total of 1778 patients met the inclusion criteria. The methodological quality of the trials was highly variable. In the 19 placebo-
controlled trials providing sufficient data for meta-analysis, individualized homeopathy was significantly more effective than placebo (pooled rate
ratio 1.62, 95% confidence interval 1.17 to 2.23), but when the analysis was restricted to the methodologically best trials no significant effect was
seen. CONCLUSION: The results of the available randomized trials suggest that individualized homeopathy has an effect over placebo. The
evidence, however, is not convincing because of methodological shortcomings and inconsistencies. Future research should focus on replication of
existing promising studies. New randomized studies should be preceded by pilot studies.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99098644

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Homeopathy|*ST; Randomized Controlled Trials|*/MT/SN/ST; Research Design|*
MeSH Heading
Confounding Factors (Epidemiology); Human; Pilot Projects; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, TUTORIAL
ISSN
1075-5535
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Title
From 19th century nursing reforms to current practice: a selective overview with special reference to The Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital
(The Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital NHS trust from 1993).
Author
Osborne S; Lorentzon M
Address
Source
J Nurs Manag, 1995 Mar, 3:2, 75-80
Abstract
Early nursing reforms in the 19th century are usually associated with Nightingale, although later emphasis has been placed on similar movements
in the Poor Law sector. Extension of nursing influence over decision-making in terms of nursing practice and education is charted, using examples
from 19th century Minutes of hospital committees and more recent experience based mainly on the observations made by one of the writers, who
had substantial input into steering the hospital through the stages prior to achieving National Health Service (NHS) Trust status. The significance of
nurse executive power following the 1990s NHS reforms is highlighted and means of extending the use of this authority are explored.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
95253612

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Health Care Reform|*HI; Nursing Service, Hospital|*HI
MeSH Heading
Great Britain; History of Medicine, 19th Cent.; History of Medicine, 20th Cent.; Homeopathy|HI; Hospitals, Urban|HI; Human; London; Nursing,
Supervisory|HI; State Medicine|HI

Publication Type
HISTORICAL ARTICLE; JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0966-0429
Country of Publication
ENGLAND
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Title
Patient characteristics and practice patterns of physicians using homeopathy.
Author
Jacobs J; Chapman EH; Crothers D
Address
University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, USA.
Source
Arch Fam Med, 1998 Nov, 7:6, 537-40
Abstract
BACKGROUND: The use of homeopathy is growing in the United States, but little is known about practice patterns of physicians using
homeopathy and the patients who seek homeopathic care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data for consecutive patient visits to 27 doctors of
medicine and doctors of osteopathy using homeopathy in 1992 were collected and compared with the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey of
1990. RESULTS: Patients seen by the homeopathic physicians were younger, more affluent, and more likely to present with long-term complaints.
Physicians using homeopathic medicine surveyed spent more time with their patients, ordered fewer tests, and prescribed fewer pharmaceutical
medications than physicians practicing conventional medicine. CONCLUSIONS: While definite conclusions cannot be made based on this survey,
we have documented that the use of diagnostic testing and conventional medications by physicians who use homeopathy to treat common chronic
conditions is well below that of conventional primary care physicians. These findings, if associated with comparable clinical outcomes, suggest a
potential for substantial cost savings. Further studies documenting outcomes, cost benefits, physician decision-making, and patient satisfaction will
be required to further explore this subject.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99037589

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Homeopathy|*SN; Patient Acceptance of Health Care|*SN; Physician's Practice Patterns|*SN
MeSH Heading
Adolescence; Adult; Aged; Ambulatory Care; Evidence-Based Medicine|SN; Female; Human; Male; Middle Age; Office Visits; Support, Non-U.S.
Gov't; United States

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
1063-3987
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Title
Homeopathy and the treatment of mental illness in the 19th century.
Author
Perez CB; Tomsko PL
Address
Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA 22046.
Source
Hosp Community Psychiatry, 1994 Oct, 45:10, 1030-3
Abstract
In the 19th century, when bleeding and purging were widely used in mainstream medicine, homeopathy was warmly embraced by some U.S.
practitioners as a more humane alternative. Developed by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann, homeopathy sought to cure symptoms of
disease by use of drugs that induced similar symptoms and restored the patient's "vital force." This paper describes the general principles of
homeopathy and recounts specific treatments of mental illness from the homeopathic literature. It also describes the application of homeopathic
principles to the institutional care of mental illness, using New York's Middletown Homeopathic Asylum for the Insane as an example.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
95130050
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Homeopathy|*HI; Hospitals, Psychiatric|*HI; Mental Disorders|*HI/TH
MeSH Heading
History of Medicine, 19th Cent.; History of Medicine, 20th Cent.; Human; United States

Publication Type
HISTORICAL ARTICLE; JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0022-1597
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Title
Nongenetic perinatal anemias: conventional, herbal, and homeopathic treatments.
Author
Graf LA; McPherson Smith L
Address
Source
NAACOGS Clin Issu Perinat Womens Health Nurs, 1991, 2:3, 357-63
Abstract
Nongenetic maternal anemia long has been recognized as a pregnancy risk factor. A thorough investigation of the patient's laboratory values, diet,
medical history, and life-style is basic to successful management. Treatment modalities include conventional, herbal, and homeopathic medicines.
Early initiation of a comprehensive anemia program can enhance the quality of life for the mother and improve fetal outcomes.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
92030619

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Anemia|CL/*DT/TH; Ferrous Compounds|AD/*TU; Homeopathy|*MT; Plants, Medicinal|*; Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic|CL/*DT/TH
MeSH Heading
Female; Human; Pregnancy

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
1046-7475
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Title
Edwin Hartley Pratt and orificial surgery: unorthodox surgical practice in nineteenth century United States.
Author
Rutkow IM
Address
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark.
Source
Surgery, 1993 Sep, 114:3, 558-63
Abstract
Among the more interesting yet bizarre chapters in the history of nineteenth century American medicine was the emergence of "orificial surgery" as
a widely practiced specialty. This philosophy, the treatment of chronic disease through surgical operations on the rectum, vagina, cervix, urethra,
nares, and mouth, evolved from the personal practice experiences of Edwin Hartley Pratt, a homeopathic general practitioner/surgeon. Through his
salesmanship skills, Pratt was able to establish a field of surgery that maintained its own national society, in addition to publishing a widely
distributed specialty journal.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
93377183

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Surgery|*HI
MeSH Heading
History of Medicine, 19th Cent.; History of Medicine, 20th Cent.; Homeopathy|HI; Human; Portraits; Societies, Medical|HI; Surgical Procedures,
Operative|MT; United States

Publication Type
HISTORICAL ARTICLE; BIOGRAPHY; JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0039-6060
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Title
Community hospital homeopathy clinic: audit of the first 12 months activity.
Author
Neville Smith R
Address
Linton, Cleveland, UK.
Source
Br Homeopath J, 1999 Jan, 88:1, 20-3
Abstract
The aim of the study was to examine the activity of a new service providing a homeopathy clinic at a community hospital. This was initiated in a
limited way and was served by a relatively inexperienced practitioner. A range of presenting complaints, treatments and outcomes are described.
Funding has been maintained by the Health Authority and referrals have continued to be made by the local eligible General Practitioners. The
outcomes have been quite good but the default rate has been disappointingly high.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99245284

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Homeopathy|*ST; Hospitals, Community|*ST/UT; Outcome Assessment (Health Care)|*; Outpatient Clinics, Hospital|*ST/UT
MeSH Heading
Adult; Age Distribution; Aged; Child, Preschool; Female; Great Britain; Human; Male; Middle Age; Utilization Review

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0007-0785
Country of Publication
ENGLAND
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Title
A review of the incorporation of complementary and alternative medicine by mainstream physicians.
Author
Astin JA; Marie A; Pelletier KR; Hansen E; Haskell WL
Address
Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University School of Medicine, Calif 94304-1583, USA.
Source
Arch Intern Med, 1998 Nov, 158:21, 2303-10
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Studies suggest that between 30% and 50% of the adult population in industrialized nations use some form of complementary
and/or alternative medicine (CAM) to prevent or treat a variety of health-related problems. METHOD: A comprehensive literature search identified
25 surveys conducted between 1982 and 1995 that examined the practices and beliefs of conventional physicians with regard to 5 of the more
prominent CAM therapies: acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, herbal medicine, and massage. Six studies were excluded owing to their
methodological limitations. RESULTS: Across surveys, acupuncture had the highest rate of physician referral (43%) among the 5 CAM therapies,
followed by chiropractic (40%) and massage (21%). Rates of CAM practice by conventional physicians varied from a low of 9% for homeopathy to
a high of 19% for chiropractic and massage therapy. Approximately half of the surveyed physicians believed in the efficacy of acupuncture (51%),
chiropractic (53%), and massage (48%), while fewer believed in the value of homeopathy (26%) and herbal approaches (13%). CONCLUSIONS:
This review suggests that large numbers of physicians are either referring to or practicing some of the more prominent and well-known forms of
CAM and that many physicians believe that these therapies are useful or efficacious. These data vary considerably across surveys, most likely
because of regional differences and sampling methods, suggesting the need for more rigorous surveys using national, representative samples.
Finally, outcomes studies are needed so that physicians can make decisions about the use of CAM based on scientific evidence of efficacy rather
than on regional economics and cultural norms.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99043483
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Alternative Medicine|*; Attitude of Health Personnel|*; Physicians|*
MeSH Heading
Acupuncture; Adult; Chiropractic; Homeopathy; Human; Massage; Medicine, Herbal; Referral and Consultation; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't;
Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, TUTORIAL
ISSN
0003-9926
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Title
Florence Nightingale and holistic philosophy.
Author
Light KM
Address
University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Source
J Holist Nurs, 1997 Mar, 15:1, 25-40
Abstract
Florence Nightingale lived at a time when allopathy and homeopathy were competing for dominance in medical care. Nightingale's philosophy of
health and healing was more similar to the holistic philosophy of homeopathy than to the mechanistic philosophy of allopathy. Why, then, did
Nightingale align organized nursing with allopathic medicine? Perhaps Nightingale, always the pragmatist, understood that allopathy would gain
the dominant position in medicine. Perhaps aligning nursing with allopathy was a way to ensure the survival and legitimacy of nursing as a
profession. Modern nursing can reconnect with Nightingale's holistic philosophy by preparing graduates conversant with holistic philosophy and by
encouraging research that focuses on how the natural healing process is facilitated.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
97291653

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Holistic Nursing|*HI; Homeopathy|*HI
MeSH Heading
History of Medicine, Ancient; History of Medicine, 19th Cent.; History of Medicine, 20th Cent.; Human; Models, Nursing; Philosophy, Nursing

Publication Type
BIOGRAPHY; HISTORICAL ARTICLE; JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0898-0101
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES
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Title
Homeopathic terminology: a consensus quest.
Author
Guajardo G; Bellavite P; Wynn S; Searcy R; Fernandez R; Kayne S
Address
Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Veterinarias, University of Baja California, Mexico.
Source
Br Homeopath J, 1999 Jul, 88:3, 135-41
Abstract
The aim of this project is to develop a common homeopathic terminology to improve communication. A questionnaire was sent by email to an
international group of experts. As a result of an iterative process we propose that a number of terms which are inaccurate, unclear or have become
outdated should be replaced by new terms. The main areas in which terminology should be updated are: concepts relating to: homeopathic
pharmacology, research, homeopathic medicine, the principle of similarity, homeostasis and disease imitation, miasms, experimental homeopathy,
provings and pathogenic trials.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99376294

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Homeopathy|*ST; Terminology|*
MeSH Heading
Human; International Cooperation; Questionnaires

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0007-0785
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
Studies on the efficacy of unconventional therapies. Problems and designs.
Author
Gaus W; Hgel J
Address
Universitat Ulm, Biometrie und Medizinische Dokumentation, Ulm, Fed. Rep. of Germany.
Source
Arzneimittelforschung, 1995 Jan, 45:1, 88-92
Abstract
Many unconventional therapies (e.g. dietary, phytotherapy, acupuncture, homeopathy) are well known and often applied, but their efficacy has
hardly been proven. New trial designs and study components must be found to meet the specific demands of the particular unconventional therapy
on one hand and keep the high methodological standard of controlled clinical trials on the other hand. Biometricians and unconventional therapists
are challenged to develop such designs. Typical problems in designing studies of unconventional therapies include that placebo is not possible,
therapies cannot be masked, outcome variables are not reliable, therapy is highly individualized, and studies on the efficacy of soft therapies require
many patients and long treatment periods. Studies with unconventional therapies should be performed by practitioners (because they use these
therapies), but this leads to further problems. Some solutions are given in examples: A study is described investigating the herbal remedy Kava-
Kava for patients in the state of anxiety, tension and restlessness; a study on classical homeopathy for chronical headaches is specified; some
designs for dietary studies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis are compared. A design called "cross-allocation of patients to two treatments with
randomization option" and the "N-of-1 design", also called "single case design" are described and discussed. The "change-to-open-label design"
could be useful to investigate soft and natural therapies which require studies with many patients and long-term treatment.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
95200408

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Alternative Medicine|*; Research Design|*
MeSH Heading
Arthritis, Rheumatoid|DH; Chronic Disease; Headache|TH; Homeopathy; Human; Medicine, Herbal; Plants, Medicinal; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0004-4172
Country of Publication
GERMANY

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Title
Questions of the end of the century and millennium. Ecologic pharmacology.
Author
Dobrescu D
Address
Department of Pharmacology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.
Source
Rom J Physiol, 1994 Jan, 31:1-4, 19-24
Abstract
The author starts from the idea that drugs are factors of the external environment, which can produce the pollution of the organism. This raised the
problem of the necessity to practice an ecologic pharmacology. Referring to the drugs as part of the material, the author underlines that they
represent a unit, substance-energy-information. He considers that the pharmacologic effects are the result mainly of information transmission, while
the pharmacotoxicologic effects are produced by substance. There is a single way to reduce the toxic effects, by diminution of the dosage, which is
achieved by homeopathy. The author proposes that pharmacology should include two branches, allopathy and homeopathy, the only possibility to
perform a pharmacology with a dominant, defining ecologic character.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
96224674

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Ecology|*; Pharmacology|*TD
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy; Human; Pharmaceutical Preparations|TO

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Country of Publication
ROMANIA

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Title
The use of complementary/alternative medicine for the treatment of asthma in the United States.
Author
Davis PA; Gold EB; Hackman RM; Stern JS; Gershwin ME
Address
Department of Internal Medicine, University of California at Davis, USA.
Source
J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol, 1998 Mar, 8:2, 73-7
Abstract
Despite our advances in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma, the incidence of mortality is increasing in developed countries. As patients and
health care providers seek new options for the treatment and prevention of asthma, various complementary and alternative medical therapies are
being used. With funding from the Office of Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, our goal was to identify the type and prevalence of
complementary and alternative treatments for asthma in use in the United States in order to establish a research agenda for the study of the most
promising therapies. A survey was developed by an expert panel. After undergoing a preliminary round of testing and improvement, the survey was
then sent along with a postage-paid return envelope as inserts in the May 1996 issue of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, a peer-
reviewed periodical of complementary and alternative medical research and scholarly activity; 10,000 surveys were distributed. We asked that only
those who treated asthma respond. The surveys were designed to identify characteristics of the respondent, their particular practice type, use of
complementary and alternative medicine, or conventional medicine in general, patient characteristics and numbers, and their use of 20 specific
potential therapies to treat asthma. A total of 564 surveys were returned. The 5.64% response rate was low but was reflective of the demographics
of the readership of this journal of complementary and alternative medicine. The survey population was 46% male and 43% female; 11% did not
specify gender. They ranged in age from under 31 years old to over 70. The largest group (37%) of respondents held degrees as medical doctors,
27% held doctorates in complementary and alternative medicine related disciplines, 11% had registered nursing degrees, 4% were acupuncturists
and 18% did not specify their training. Practice characteristics between MD and non-MD asthma care providers did not differ. The majority had
general practices (75%) seeing all ages of patients. MDs were less likely to employ complementary and alternative medicine techniques for asthma
compared to non-MDs. Both groups identified dietary and nutritional approaches as their most prevalent and useful asthma treatment option. Use of
botanicals, meditation and homeopathy were frequently cited; statistically significant differences appeared in the rankings of treatment usefulness
and prevalence between MD and non-MDs. Non-MD asthma care providers were more likely to ask patients about their use of complementary and
alternative treatments for asthma than MDs (92% vs. 70%), while both groups showed statistically significant increases in their levels of patient
inquiries compared to 2 years previously (up 9% and 8% for MDs and non-MDs respectively). The predominance of diet and nutrition
supplementation used by MDs and non-MDs suggests that further attention and research efforts should be directed toward this area of
complementary and alternative practice. Other complementary and alternative medicine practices such as botanicals, meditation and homeopathy
appear to warrant research efforts. Differences between MDs and non-MDs in their use of such therapies may reflect different philosophies as well
as training.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
98277525
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Alternative Medicine|*; Asthma|*TH
MeSH Heading
Adult; Aged; Data Collection; Diet Therapy; Female; Health Personnel; Homeopathy; Human; Male; Meditation; Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.;
United States

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
1018-9068
Country of Publication
SPAIN

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Title
A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of homeopathy in rheumatoid arthritis.
Author
Andrade LE; Ferraz MB; Atra E; Castro A; Silva MS
Address
Division of Rheumatology, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Source
Scand J Rheumatol, 1991, 20:3, 204-8
Abstract
Forty-four patients with active Rheumatoid Arthritis were entered into a 6-month double-blind trial comparing homeopathy and placebo. The
treatments were generally equally effective in most assessments. Statistically significant improvements were produced, however, in 3 of 5 and 2 of
5 results respectively assessed in homeopathic and placebo treated groups. There was no statistically significant difference between groups.
Adverse effects were scarcely and comparably reported in both groups and did not require a change in therapy.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
91297443

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Arthritis, Rheumatoid|PP/*TH; Homeopathy|*
MeSH Heading
Comparative Study; Human; Severity of Illness Index

Publication Type
CLINICAL TRIAL; JOURNAL ARTICLE; RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
ISSN
0300-9742
Country of Publication
SWEDEN

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Title
Complementary therapies: an adjunct to traditional therapies [letter]
Author
Whitmore SM; Leake NB
Address
Source
Nurse Pract, 1996 Aug, 21:8, 10, 12-3
Abstract
Many Americans currently use complementary therapies, and there is a growing interest among others in trying these therapies in the future. Large
amounts of money are being spent out of pocket on these measures. Health care provide these treatments to their patients. Research studies show
that these methods are helpful for certain complaints. Many people turn to alternatives because traditional medical treatments do not always cure
their ills. These alternatives are readily available to consumers who often lack knowledge of them. NPs are in a position to monitor and educate the
public in their use. NPs, by the nature of their practice and theory base, are also in a position to incorporate some alternative therapies into their
practices -- and they can start with some of the therapies described in this article. With further study, such therapies as Chinese herbs, homeopathy,
massage, biofeedback, and therapeutic touch can be added.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
97025805

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Alternative Medicine|*/UT
MeSH Heading
Aromatherapy; Data Collection; Homeopathy; Human; Massage; United States

Publication Type
LETTER
ISSN
0361-1817
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES
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Title
Demarcation and transformation within homoeopathic knowledge. A strategy of professionalization.
Author
Cant S; Sharma U
Address
Department of Sociology, Roehampton Institute, Southlands College, Wimbledon Parkside, London.
Source
Soc Sci Med, 1996 Feb, 42:4, 579-88
Abstract
Both the medically and non-medically qualified homoeopaths in Britain have engaged in a number of changes to the way that their knowledge is
constructed and communicated. In this paper we describe these changes and link them to claims for legitimacy, status and authority in the health
care market. The public presentation of homoeopathic knowledge claims are thus linked to a 'professional project'.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
96212116

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Homeopathy|*TD; Professional Autonomy|*
MeSH Heading
Chiropractic|TD; Great Britain; Human; Longitudinal Studies; Marketing of Health Services|TD; Massage|TD; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0277-9536
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Results of five randomized studies on the immunomodulatory activity of preparations of Echinacea.
Author
Melchart D; Linde K; Worku F; Sarkady L; Holzmann M; Jurcic K; Wagner H
Address
Projekt Munchener Modell, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Germany.
Source
J Altern Complement Med, 1995 Sum, 1:2, 145-60
Abstract
This article describes and discusses five placebo-controlled randomized studies investigating the immunomodulatory activity of preparations
containing extracts of Echinacea in healthy volunteers. A total of 134 (18 female and 116 male) healthy volunteers between 18 and 40 years of age
were studied. Two studies tested intravenous homeopathic complex preparations containing Echinacea angustifolia D1 (study 1) and D4 (study 5).
Two studies (2 and 3a) tested oral alcoholic extracts of roots of E. purpurea, one study an extract of E. pallida roots (study 3b), and one study an
extract of E. purpurea herb (study 4). Test and placebo preparations were applied for four (study 5) or five (studies 1-4) consecutive days. The
primary outcome measure for immunomodulatory activity was the relative phagocytic activity of polymorphonuclear neutrophil granulocytes
(PNG), measured in studies 1 and 2 with a microscopic method and in studies 3, 4, and 5 with two different cytometric methods. The secondary
outcome measure was the number of leukocytes in peripheral venous blood. Safety was assessed by a screening program of blood and other
objective parameters as well as by documentation of all subjective side effects. In studies 1 and 2 the phagocytic activity of PNG was significantly
enhanced compared with placebo [maximal stimulation 22.7% (95% confidence interval 17.5-27.9%) and 54.0% (8.4-99.6%), respectively], while
in the other studies no significant effects were observed. Analysis of intragroup differences revealed significant changes in phagocytic activity
during the observation periods in five test and three control groups. Leukocyte number was not influenced significantly in any study. Side effects
due to the test preparations could not be detected. Our studies provide evidence for immunomodulatory activity of the homeopathic combination
tested in study 1 and the E. purpureae radix extract tested in study 2. The negative results of the other three studies are difficult to interpret due to
the different methods for measuring phagocytosis, the relevant changes in phagocytic activity within most placebo and treatment groups during the
observation period, and the small sample sizes. Future studies should be performed on patients rather than healthy volunteers and use standardized
or chemically defined monopreparations of Echinacea.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
98051794

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Adjuvants, Immunologic|CH/*ST; Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal|CH/*IM; Granulocytes|*DE; Homeopathy|*ST; Leukocyte Count|
*DE; Neutrophils|*DE; Phagocytosis|*DE; Plant Extracts|CH/*IM
MeSH Heading
Adolescence; Adult; Chemistry, Pharmaceutical; Double-Blind Method; Female; Flow Cytometry; Human; Male; Single-Blind Method

Publication Type
CLINICAL TRIAL; JOURNAL ARTICLE; RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
ISSN
1075-5535
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Title
LM potencies: one of the hidden treasures of the sixth edition of the Organon.
Author
De Schepper L
Address
Source
Br Homeopath J, 1999 Jul, 88:3, 128-34
Abstract
50 millesimal (LM) potencies have great advantages for all patients, not just those who are hypersensitive because of their great power to heal
without major aggravations. Before discussing their advantages this paper describes what LM potencies are, and how they are administered, then
addresses two questions: why do we want to avoid aggravations if most homeopaths look for aggravation to know if the remedy is working? And if
LM potencies are indeed superior, why are they still relatively unknown and unused?
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99376293

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Homeopathy|*ST; Pharmaceutical Preparations|*AD
MeSH Heading
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug; Drug Compounding; Human

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0007-0785
Country of Publication
ENGLAND
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The early work of Dr. Edward Bach.
Author
Leary B
Address
Windycroft, Derbyshire, UK.
Source
Br Homeopath J, 1999 Jan, 88:1, 28-30
Abstract
The work of Edward Bach, prior to his discovery of the Flower remedies, is described. He demonstrated non-lactose-fermenting bacteria in patients'
stools. These were later used as the basis of some of the Bowel Nosodes.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99245286

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Homeopathy|*HI
MeSH Heading
Great Britain; History of Medicine, 20th Cent.; Human

Publication Type
BIOGRAPHY; HISTORICAL ARTICLE; JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0007-0785
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
Bach Flower Remedies: a personal commentary on the work of Dr Edward Bach.
Author
Howard J
Address
Bach Centre, Oxon, UK.
Source
Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery, 1998 Oct, 4:5, 148-9
Abstract
During my nursing career, I remember constantly being aware of patients who needed some emotional help--those who were frightened about a
forthcoming operation, those who were shocked and despairing after being given their diagnosis and prognosis, others who were down in the
dumps because they couldn't go home as soon as they had hoped. There were also the 'ward clowns' who tried to make everyone laugh with their
good humour and little pranks, yet felt no less anxious, worried or depressed than anyone else. Patients seem to fit into categories: the nervous
ones, the depressives, the jovial types, the moaners, those who demand attention and those who shun it. I feel sure that every nurse has noticed the
different 'types' of people who fill hospital beds-ordinary people who seem to take on a new persona as soon as they get into their pyjamas and
become a 'patient'. Somehow, their identity gets folded up and put away in their locker along with their outdoor clothes and other reminders of the
outside world.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99048638
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Homeopathy|*HI; Personality|*; Plants, Medicinal|*; Sick Role|*
MeSH Heading
Great Britain; History of Medicine, 20th Cent.; Human; Temperament

Publication Type
BIOGRAPHY; HISTORICAL ARTICLE; JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
1353-6117
Country of Publication
SCOTLAND

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Title
Problems in the evaluation of alternative medicine.
Author
Patel MS
Address
Institut Universitaire de Medecine Sociale et Preventive, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Source
Soc Sci Med, 1987, 25:6, 669-78
Abstract
Evaluation of alternative medicine poses paradigmatic as well as procedural difficulties. Difficulties faced by the scientific community in accepting
the 'world view' of acupuncture and homeopathy are described, and possibilities for evaluating alternative medical paradigms are considered. A
selection of randomized controlled trials are reviewed and weaknesses in protocol and method identified.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
88070805

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Acupuncture|*; Alternative Medicine|*; Homeopathy|*
MeSH Heading
Clinical Trials; Human; Pain|TH; Random Allocation

Publication Type
CLINICAL TRIAL; JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, ACADEMIC
ISSN
0277-9536
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
Clinical trials of homoeopathy [published erratum appears in BMJ 1991 Apr 6;302(6780):818] [see comments]
Author
Kleijnen J; Knipschild P; ter Riet G
Address
Department of Epidemiology and Health Care Research, University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Source
BMJ, 1991 Feb, 302:6772, 316-23
Abstract
OBJECTIVE--To establish whether there is evidence of the efficacy of homoeopathy from controlled trials in humans. DESIGN--Criteria based
meta-analysis. Assessment of the methodological quality of 107 controlled trials in 96 published reports found after an extensive search. Trials were
scored using a list of predefined criteria of good methodology, and the outcome of the trials was interpreted in relation to their quality. SETTING--
Controlled trials published world wide. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES--Results of the trials with the best methodological quality. Trials of
classical homoeopathy and several modern varieties were considered separately. RESULTS--In 14 trials some form of classical homoeopathy was
tested and in 58 trials the same single homoeopathic treatment was given to patients with comparable conventional diagnosis. Combinations of
several homoeopathic treatments were tested in 26 trials; isopathy was tested in nine trials. Most trials seemed to be of very low quality, but there
were many exceptions. The results showed a positive trend regardless of the quality of the trial or the variety of homeopathy used. Overall, of the
105 trials with interpretable results, 81 trials indicated positive results whereas in 24 trials no positive effects of homoeopathy were found. The
results of the review may be complicated by publication bias, especially in such a controversial subject as homoeopathy. CONCLUSIONS--At the
moment 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. This indicates that there is a legitimate case for further evaluation of homoeopathy, but
only by means of well performed trials.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
91159730

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Clinical Trials|*ST; Homeopathy|*
MeSH Heading
Human; Meta-Analysis; Methods; Prejudice; Publishing; Research Design; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; META-ANALYSIS
ISSN
0959-8138
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
Women's use of complementary and alternative therapies in reproductive health care.
Author
Beal MW
Address
Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT 06536-0740, USA.
Source
J Nurse Midwifery, 1998 May, 43:3, 224-34
Abstract
Numerous studies have documented that health care consumers all over the world are spending money out of pocket for alternative therapies and
that billions of dollars are spent in the United States alone. In this article, the use of complementary and alternative therapies by women health care
consumers is discussed, particularly as this phenomenon relates to women's reproductive health in the United States. Women use conventional
health care services more frequently than men; thus, it is not surprising that women account for approximately two thirds of health care
appointments for complementary and alternative therapies. The traditional conceptual frameworks of herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture,
and acupressure are presented, and common clinical applications to women's reproductive care are discussed.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
98339157

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Alternative Medicine|*; Reproduction|*; Women's Health|*
MeSH Heading
Acupressure; Acupuncture; Female; Homeopathy; Human; Medicine, Herbal; Pregnancy; United States

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, TUTORIAL
ISSN
0091-2182
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Title
The use of complementary therapies by breast cancer patients attending conventional treatment.
Author
Crocetti E; Crotti N; Feltrin A; Ponton P; Geddes M; Buiatti E
Address
U.O. di Epidemiologia, CSPO, Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Firenze, Italy.
Source
Eur J Cancer, 1998 Feb, 34:3, 324-8
Abstract
The aim of this study was to measure the proportion and characteristics of complementary therapy (CT) users among female breast cancer patients
receiving conventional treatment. 473 women who had received surgical intervention for breast cancer in the year of diagnosis were sent a
questionnaire for completion, and 242 responded. CT had been used by 16.5% after cancer diagnosis, only 8.7% before. The most commonly used
CTs were homeopathy, manual healing method, herbalism and acupuncture. The main reason for using CTs was physical distress. Only a minority
was searching for psychological support. 24 users were satisfied with these treatments, and two-thirds would suggest them. Users were significantly
younger, more educated, and previous users of CTs than non-users. Adjusting each variable for the effect of the others, only previous use had an
independent effect on increasing the probability of being users after cancer diagnosis.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
98304398

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Alternative Medicine|*; Breast Neoplasms|SU/*TH
MeSH Heading
Acupuncture Therapy; Adult; Aged; Female; Health Surveys; Homeopathy; Human; Massage; Medicine, Herbal; Middle Age; Patient Acceptance
of Health Care; Patient Satisfaction; Socioeconomic Factors

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0959-8049
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
Diabetes and alternative medicine: cause for concern.
Author
Gill GV; Redmond S; Garratt F; Paisey R
Address
Diabetes Centre, Walton Hospital, Liverpool, UK.
Source
Diabet Med, 1994 Mar, 11:2, 210-3
Abstract
'Alternative' medicines are becoming increasingly popular, and in this paper we describe our experience with alternative approaches to orthodox
diabetes management. Four patients with insulin-dependent diabetes reduced or stopped their insulin in favour of therapeutic approaches including
prayer, faith healing, unusual diets, and supplements of vitamins and trace elements. This resulted in ketoacidosis in three, in one case life-
threatening; and weight loss and hyperglycaemia in the other. One patient developed serious retinopathy. Additionally, eight other types of
alternative diabetic treatment are described, not as far as we know associated with such serious complications. These include homeopathy,
reflexology, meditation, herbal treatment, 'cellular nutrition', 'subconscious healing', 'pearl therapy' (drinking milk in which pearls have been boiled)
and 'astrotherapy' (typing pieces of coral around the arm). Diabetes is a chronic incurable disease, for which modern treatments remain somewhat
unsatisfactory. It is therefore perhaps not surprising that some patients seek alternative treatments with more attractive claims. Diabetes health
professionals need to be aware of the potential dangers associated with some of these treatments.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
94258907
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Alternative Medicine|*; Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin-Dependent|*TH
MeSH Heading
Adult; Case Report; Female; Homeopathy; Human; Male; Massage; Medicine, Herbal; Relaxation Techniques; Religion and Medicine

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0742-3071
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
Homoeopathic treatment during the menopause.
Author
Katz T
Address
Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, London, UK.
Source
Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery, 1997 Apr, 3:2, 46-50
Abstract
Nurses and midwives may not be directly involved in treating menopausal patients, nevertheless they are in a unique position to offer support and
advice to patients concerned about the menopause. Many women want to know about ways of dealing with uncomfortable symptoms and fears
associated with going through the menopause. Homoeopathic treatment is one form of therapy which can be used during the menopause, which
takes into account both the physical symptoms and the emotional responses. Homoeopathic treatment can be used as an alternative to treatment
with hormone replacement therapy (HRT), or alongside HRT, in the management of menopausal symptoms. As well as exploring homoeopathic
approaches to the treatment of menopausal symptoms, the current trend of promoting HRT is questioned in this article.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
98085425

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Homeopathy|*MT; Menopause|*DE/PH/PX
MeSH Heading
Estrogen Replacement Therapy; Female; Holistic Nursing; Human; Middle Age; Patient Education

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, TUTORIAL
ISSN
1353-6117
Country of Publication
SCOTLAND

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Title
Homoeopathy and the treatment of alcohol-related problems.
Author
Rogers J
Address
Hull and District Alcohol Advisory Service.
Source
Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery, 1997 Feb, 3:1, 21-8
Abstract
This paper discusses the use of homoeopathy in the work of a community alcohol team, focusing on the application of homoeopathy for treating
sleep disorder in alcohol-dependent clients. This work is placed in the context of the historical use of homoeopathy for treating 'alcoholism' and of
the increasing use of complementary therapies in mainstream health care and in drug and alcohol agencies. Issues of research methodology and
measurement of outcomes are examined. Examples of some specific homoeopathic treatments, together with a case report, are given to illustrate the
potential uses of this form of therapy. It is concluded that homoeopathy can provide a valid and effective therapy to help clients break the cycle of
dependence on alcohol. A number of further research questions arise and much clinical and research work needs to be done by those attempting to
bring complementary therapies into drug and alcohol treatment.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
98085420

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Alcoholism|*CO; Community Mental Health Services|*OG; Homeopathy|*OG; Sleep Disorders|*ET/*TH; Substance Abuse Treatment Centers|
*OG
MeSH Heading
Case Report; Female; Human; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Research Design

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
1353-6117
Country of Publication
SCOTLAND

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When conventional treatment is not enough: a case of migraine without aura responding to homeopathy.
Author
Whitmarsh TE
Address
Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, Scotland.
Source
J Altern Complement Med, 1997 Sum, 3:2, 159-62
Abstract
A case of migraine without aura is reported, unresponsive to five years of treatment with very well indicated conventional therapies, which are
listed in detail. Consultation with a homeopathic physician, who also has extensive experience in diagnosis and treatment of headache disorders,
leads to the prescription of a single homeopathic remedy which was absolutely effective for the condition. This case is offered as an open,
admittedly retrospective study, comparing the best of conventional migraine therapy with appropriate homeopathic therapy in the same patient.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
98051889
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Migraine|*TH; Plants, Medicinal|*TU
MeSH Heading
Case Report; Homeopathy; Human; Male; Middle Age

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
1075-5535
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Dentistry and alternative therapy [see comments]
Author
Schissel MJ; Dodes JE
Address
SUNY at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, USA.
Source
N Y State Dent J, 1997 Mar, 63:3, 32-7
Abstract
Many dentists have embraced the "holistic" dentistry movement. What is presented here is a critical examination of the logical and scientific
fallacies inherent in this movement. Specific topics covered include amalgam "toxicity," applied kinesiology, nutrition quackery, acupuncture,
homeopathy and the muddle that is commonly known as TMD.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
97263149

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Alternative Medicine|*; Dentistry|*
MeSH Heading
Acupuncture; Craniomandibular Disorders|ET; Dental Amalgam|AE/CH; Fraud; Holistic Health; Homeopathy; Human; Mercury|AE/CH;
Movement; Nutrition; Quackery; Science

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0028-7571
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Title
The frontier of modern Western medicine in Nepal.
Author
Streefland P
Address
Source
Soc Sci Med, 1985, 20:11, 1151-9
Abstract
Using the concepts frontier and interface the introduction and spreading of modern Western medicine in Nepal and its relations to other medical
systems are described and analyzed. Medical systems do not prevail in the same degree in all places; we may call the geographic areas of
concentration the core areas or center(s) of medical systems and the remaining areas their periphery. The frontier of a medical system is defined as
that part of the periphery where the presence of the system is increasing. The place of the frontier, its width and the forms in which a medical
system appears at its frontier are determined by both internal dynamics and contextual factors. In non-socialist countries like Nepal the dynamics of
modern Western medicine are characterized by three tendencies: centralization, expansiveness and a commercial and capitalist character. Some
important contextual factors which have been shaping the frontier in Nepal are: migration, including tourism, labor-migration and trade; the role of
foreign aid and geographical conditions. The situation at the frontier has an important influence on the nature of the interface between modern
Western medicine and other medical systems. In the article Faith-healing, Ayurvedic medicine, Homeopathy and Tibetan medicine are described
briefly and the interface between them and modern Western medicine is looked into.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
85272673

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Medicine|*
MeSH Heading
China; Developing Countries; Homeopathy; Human; Medicine, Ayurvedic; Medicine, Oriental Traditional; Mental Healing; Nepal; Public Health;
Social Change; Transients and Migrants; Travel

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0277-9536
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
Are patients who use alternative medicine dissatisfied with orthodox medicine?
Author
Donnelly WJ; Spykerboer JE; Thong YH
Address
Source
Med J Aust, 1985 May, 142:10, 539-41
Abstract
Approximately 45% of asthmatic families and 47% of non-asthmatic families had consulted an alternative-medicine practitioner at some time. The
most popular form of alternative medicine was chiropractic (21.1% and 26.4%, respectively), followed by homoeopathy/naturopathy (18.8% and
12.7%, respectively), acupuncture (9.4% and 10.9%, respectively), and herbal medicine (4.7% and 6.4%, respectively), while the remainder (20.3%
and 11.8% respectively) was distributed among iridology, osteopathy, hypnosis, faith healing and megavitamin therapy. More families were
satisfied with orthodox medicine (87.1% and 93.6%, respectively) than with alternative medicine (84.2% and 75.1%, respectively). Crosstabulation
analysis of pooled data both from asthma and from non-asthma groups showed that 76.4% were satisfied both with orthodox and with alternative
medicine, and 16.4% were satisfied with orthodox, but not with alternative, medicine. In contrast, only 2.7% were dissatisfied with orthodox
medicine and satisfied with alternative medicine (chi2 = 9.33; P less than 0.01). These findings do not support the view that patients who use
alternative medicine are those who are disgruntled with orthodox medicine.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
85187685

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Attitude to Health|*; Consumer Satisfaction|*
MeSH Heading
Acupuncture; Adult; Asthma|TH; Chiropractic; Demography; Female; Homeopathy; Human; Male; Middle Age; Naturopathy; Socioeconomic
Factors; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Surgical Procedures, Minor

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0025-729X
Country of Publication
AUSTRALIA

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Title
Is homoeopathy a placebo response? Controlled trial of homoeopathic potency, with pollen in hayfever as model.
Author
Reilly DT; Taylor MA; McSharry C; Aitchison T
Address
Source
Lancet, 1986 Oct, 2:8512, 881-6
Abstract
The hypothesis that homoeopathic potencies are placebos was tested in a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The study model
chosen compared the effects of a homoeopathic preparation of mixed grass pollens with placebo in 144 patients with active hayfever. The
homoeopathically treated patients showed a significant reduction in patient and doctor assessed symptom scores. The significance of this response
was increased when results were corrected for pollen count and the response was associated with a halving of the need for antihistamines. An initial
aggravation of symptoms was noted more often in patients receiving the potency and was followed by an improvement in that group. No evidence
emerged to support the idea that placebo action fully explains the clinical responses to homoeopathic drugs.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
87013672

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Hay Fever|*TH; Homeopathy|*; Placebos|*
MeSH Heading
Adolescence; Adult; Child; Child, Preschool; Clinical Trials; Double-Blind Method; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Histamine H1 Antagonists|TU;
Human; Male; Models, Biological; Pollen; Random Allocation; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Publication Type
CLINICAL TRIAL; JOURNAL ARTICLE; RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
ISSN
0140-6736
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
Food sensitivity, a search for underlying causes. Case study of 12 patients.
Author
Kenyon JN
Address
Source
Acupunct Electrother Res, 1986, 11:1, 1-13
Abstract
Twelve cases of multiple food sensitivity were studied. All had responded to food elimination and a number were receiving sublingual food
desensitization drops. An underlying cause was postulated and looked for. The method used was an electrical recording technique called the
segmental electrogram. All of the cases were seen to have a primary colonic dysfunction which has been described as Dysbiosis. It was assumed
that the colonic dysfunction was due to abnormal intestinal flora and this was corrected by a repopulation of the bowel with normal commensals
and the simultaneous stimulation of liver and pancreatic function. This resulted in all of the patients losing at least a number of their sensitivities
and those who were on sublingual desensitization drops were able to stop these drops and tolerate the foods without any further problem. It has
postulated that much of multiple food and chemical sensitivity is due to underlying causes of which Dysbiosis is one.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
86238685

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Colonic Diseases, Functional|*CO/TH; Food Hypersensitivity|*ET/TH
MeSH Heading
Adolescence; Adult; Desensitization, Immunologic; Female; Homeopathy; Human; Liver; Male; Medicine, Herbal; Middle Age; Pancreas

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0360-1293
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Title
Unconventional therapies in asthma: an overview.
Author
Lewith GT; Watkins AD
Address
University of Southampton, UK.
Source
Allergy, 1996 Nov, 51:11, 761-9
Abstract
Acupuncture, homoeopathy, mind-body therapies, and nutritional, herbal, and environmental medicine have all been used in the management of
patients with asthma. This paper reviews the evidence base for the use of these unconventional or complementary therapies. Although there is a
paucity of large randomized, controlled trials in this area, there is sufficient evidence to suggest that many of these therapies can produce objective
and subjective benefit in selected groups of patients. In view of the increasing popularity of complementary medicine among patients and general
practitioners, there is now an urgent need for high-quality research to determine how, or whether, these therapies may be interwoven with the more
orthodox treatments currently available.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
97102960

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Alternative Medicine|*MT; Asthma|*TH
MeSH Heading
Acupuncture; Diet Therapy; Food Hypersensitivity|CO; Homeopathy; Human; Hypnosis; Medicine, Herbal; Yoga

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, ACADEMIC
ISSN
0105-4538
Country of Publication
DENMARK
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Title
Apparent response of small cell lung cancer to an extract of mistletoe and homoeopathic treatment.
Author
Bradley GW; Clover A
Address
William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent.
Source
Thorax, 1989 Dec, 44:12, 1047-8
Abstract
A patient with small cell lung carcinoma was treated initially with extracts of mistletoe and homoeopathic treatment and appeared to respond.
Subsequently radiotherapy was given and the patient lived for five years seven months, which is much longer than is usual with this type of tumour.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
90141440

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Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic|*TU; Carcinoma, Small Cell|*DT/RA/RT; Homeopathy|*; Lung Neoplasms|*DT/RA/RT; Plant Extracts|*TU;
Viscum|*
MeSH Heading
Case Report; Combined Modality Therapy; Human; Lung|RA; Male; Middle Age

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0040-6376
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Homeopathic treatment of plantar warts [see comments]
Author
Labrecque M; Audet D; Latulippe LG; Drouin J
Address
Department of Family Medicine, Universite Laval, Sainte-Foy, Que.
Source
CMAJ, 1992 May, 146:10, 1749-53
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a homeopathic treatment of plantar warts. DESIGN: Randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial.
SETTING: Hospital-based family medicine unit. PATIENTS: Patients were recruited from the unit, through advertisements in the local media and
through personal contacts with colleagues. Of the 853 people screened between December 1987 and January 1989, 174 met the eligibility criteria
(age 6 to 59 years and presence of one or more plantar warts untreated during the previous 3 months) and agreed to participate; 162 (93%)
completed the 18-week follow-up. INTERVENTIONS: The 6-week homeopathic treatment consisted of thuya 30 "centsimal hahnemannien" (CH)
(one tube containing 200 pellets weekly), antimonium crudum 7 CH (5 pellets daily) and nitricum acidum 7 CH (one tube containing 200 pellets
daily). The placebo pellets were identical to the treatment pellets in appearance and taste. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: The proportion of
healed patients; a patient was considered healed if all of the warts had disappeared. MAIN RESULTS: The rates of healing at 6, 12 and 18 weeks
were 4.8%, 13.4% and 20.0% respectively in the homeopathic treatment group and 4.6%, 13.1% and 24.4% in the placebo treatment group.
CONCLUSION: The homeopathic treatment was no more effective than the placebo treatment of plantar warts.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
92282506
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Foot Diseases|*TH; Homeopathy|*; Warts|*TH
MeSH Heading
Adolescence; Adult; Child; Double-Blind Method; Female; Human; Male; Middle Age; Placebos; Treatment Outcome

Publication Type
CLINICAL TRIAL; JOURNAL ARTICLE; RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
ISSN
0820-3946
Country of Publication
CANADA

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Title
Natural remedies recommended for the management of oral health.
Author
Ocasio NA; Solomowitz BH; Sher MR
Address
Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, USA.
Source
N Y State Dent J, 1999 Jun, 65:6, 22-4
Abstract
This paper discusses various practices recommended by homeopaths, herbalists, spiritual and natural healers for the management and maintenance
of oral health. It is intended as a partial guide to educate the dental professional on self-administered, over-the-counter remedies that are easily
available to the general population. Since few if any clinical studies exist assessing the efficacy or side effects of these ingested products, little is
known about the beneficial or potentially harmful course these remedies may take on the human body.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99404240

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Alternative Medicine|*; Mouth Diseases|*TH
MeSH Heading
Adult; Child; Drugs, Non-Prescription|AE/AN/TU; Herbs|AE/CH/TU; Homeopathy; Human; Infant; Medicine, Herbal; Mental Healing; Oral
Health; Pain, Postoperative|PC; Self Medication; Tooth Eruption|PH; Tooth Extraction|AE; Toothache|TH

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0028-7571
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Title
A controlled evaluation of a homoeopathic preparation in the treatment of influenza-like syndromes.
Author
Ferley JP; Zmirou D; DAdhemar D; Balducci F
Address
Centre Alpin de Recherche Epidemiologique et de Prevention Sanitaire, Grenoble University Hospital, France.
Source
Br J Clin Pharmacol, 1989 Mar, 27:3, 329-35
Abstract
1. A controlled clinical trial was conducted to assess the effectiveness of a homoeopathic preparation in the treatment of influenza-like syndromes.
2. 237 cases received the test drug and 241 were assigned to placebo. Patients recorded their rectal temperature twice a day, and the presence or
absence of five cardinal symptoms (headache, stiffness, lumbar and articular pain, shivers) along with cough, coryza and fatigue. 3. Recovery was
defined as a rectal temperature less than 37.5 degrees C and complete resolution of the five cardinal symptoms. 4. The proportion of cases who
recovered within 48 h of treatment was greater among the active drug group than among the placebo group (17.1% against 10.3%, P = 0.03). 5. The
result cannot be explained given our present state of knowledge, but it calls for further rigorously designed clinical studies.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
89247264

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Homeopathy|*; Influenza|*DT
MeSH Heading
Adult; Clinical Trials; Female; Human; Male; Time Factors

Publication Type
CLINICAL TRIAL; JOURNAL ARTICLE; RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
ISSN
0306-5251
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
Appetoff: another diet fad.
Author
Beckerich MJ
Address
Indiana Poison Center, Indianapolis 46206.
Source
Vet Hum Toxicol, 1989 Dec, 31:6, 540-3
Abstract
Appetoff diet patches were diet aids introduced to the public in 1987 and removed from the market in 1988 by the FDA for reasons of fraud. The
ingredients were supposedly homeopathic concentrations of plant and mineral products. Although 91.6% of persons in this study who used the
product for at least 1 week reported weight loss and mild side effects, no active ingredients could be detected by gas chromatography/mass
spectrometry.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
90142463

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Appetite Depressants|*/AE/AN
MeSH Heading
Administration, Cutaneous; Adult; Drugs, Non-Prescription|AE; Female; Homeopathy; Human; Interviews; Male; Middle Age; Minerals|AE;
Plants, Medicinal; United States; United States Food and Drug Administration

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0145-6296
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Cantharis in the early treatment of minor burns.
Author
Leaman AM; Gorman D
Address
Department of Accident and Emergency, Royal Liverpool Hospital, England.
Source
Arch Emerg Med, 1989 Dec, 6:4, 259-61
Abstract
The analgesic action of the homeopathic preparation Cantharis in the treatment of minor burns was assessed in a series of 34 patients. Under double
blind conditions no statistically significant difference was found between Cantharis and a placebo.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
90121418
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Analgesics|*TU; Burns|*DT; Cantharidin|*TU
MeSH Heading
Acetaminophen|TU; Adolescence; Adult; Double-Blind Method; Drug Evaluation; Homeopathy; Human; Middle Age; Pain Measurement; Time
Factors

Publication Type
CLINICAL TRIAL; CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIAL; JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0264-4924
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
Cyclical breast pain--some observations and the difficulties in treatment.
Author
McFayden IJ; Forrest AP; Chetty U; Raab G
Address
Longmore Breast Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.
Source
Br J Clin Pract, 1992 Aut, 46:3, 161-4
Abstract
This paper describes a retrospective study of the clinical aspects and treatment of 566 women with cyclical breast pain over a seven-year period.
Figures for the effectiveness of simple treatments including some homeopathic drugs are reported. The article concludes that reassurance is the
fundamental treatment. Good responses are obtained from simple and safe drugs (oil of evening primrose, vitamin B6) with minimal side-effects.
The use of stronger hormone drugs such as tamoxifen and danazol was only necessary in a small proportion of patients and resulted in a higher
incidence of side-effects.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
93159956

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Breast Diseases|*DT/ET; Pain|*DT/ET
MeSH Heading
Adolescence; Adult; Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal|TU; Fatty Acids, Essential|TU; Female; Homeopathy; Hormones|TU; Human;
Middle Age; Periodicity; Pyridoxine|TU; Retrospective Studies

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0007-0947
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
The comprehensiveness of Medline and Embase computer searches. Searches for controlled trials of homoeopathy, ascorbic acid for common cold
and ginkgo biloba for cerebral insufficiency and intermittent claudication.
Author
Kleijnen J; Knipschild P
Address
Department of Epidemiology, University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Source
Pharm Weekbl Sci, 1992 Oct, 14:5, 316-20
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To assess the comprehensiveness of Medline and Embase computer searches for controlled trials. DESIGN: Comparison of articles
found after an exhaustive search of the literature with the yield of a Medline or Embase search. This was performed for controlled clinical trials on
the efficacy of three interventions: homoeopathy, ascorbic acid for common cold, and ginkgo biloba for intermittent claudication and cerebral
insufficiency. The number of controlled trials found by exhaustive search of the literature was 107, 61 and 45, respectively. RESULTS: For
homoeopathy, ascorbic acid and ginkgo the proportion of all trials found by Medline was 17%, 36% and 31% respectively and for Embase 13%,
25% and 58% respectively. After checking of the references in the Medline articles 44%, 79% and 76% of all trials were identified. After checking
of the references in the Embase articles 42%, 72% and 93% of all trials were identified. About 20% of the articles was not correctly indexed. Of the
best trials 68%, 91% and 83% could be found with Medline and 55%, 82% and 92% of the best trials were identified through Embase.
CONCLUSIONS: For the topics mentioned, Medline and Embase searches are sufficient to get an impression of the evidence from controlled trials,
but only if references in the articles are followed for further evidence. If one wants to get a more complete picture, additional search strategies
make sense. Of course, this picture may be different for other topics.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
93065143

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Ascorbic Acid|*TU; Cerebral Ischemia|*DT; Clinical Trials|*; Common Cold|*DT; Homeopathy|*; Information Systems|*; Intermittent
Claudication|*DT; MEDLINE|*; Plants, Medicinal|*
MeSH Heading
Abstracting and Indexing; Human
Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0167-6555
Country of Publication
NETHERLANDS

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Title
The in vitro action of a succussed substance on the proliferative response of human lymphocytes stimulated with phytohemagglutinin.
Author
Chirila M; Hristescu S; Manda G; Neagu M; Olinescu A
Address
N. Gh. Lupu Institute of Internal Medicine, Bucharest, Romania.
Source
Rom J Intern Med, 1992 Jan, 30:1, 63-7
Abstract
Human peripheral blood lymphocytes from healthy controls, immunodepressed patients presenting chronic bacterial infections or neoplasias and
from allergic patients were stimulated in vitro with phytohemagglutinin (PHA) in culture medium supplemented or not with 1 x 10(-7), 1 x 10(-15)
or 1 x 10(-30) succussed dilutions or bee venom or phosphorus in tridistilled water. The most significant inhibition due to DNA incorporation was
noted in lymphocytes from allergic patients cultivated in media supplemented with 1 x 10(-30) succussed substance dilution in the presence of
PHA. The cells from immunodepressed patients did not show a significant inhibition at 1 x 10(-30) dilution. Hypothetically, we try to explain these
findings as the expression of the changes induced by the succussed solution on the water molecule which in turn, influences the chemical structure
of the cellular membrane and implicitly, its functions.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
92358085
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Bee Venoms|*PD; Lymphocytes|CY/*DE; Phosphorus|*PD; Phytohemagglutinins|*
MeSH Heading
Cell Division|DE; Cells, Cultured|CY/DE; Comparative Study; DNA|BI/DE; Homeopathy; Human; Hypersensitivity|IM; Immunocompromised
Host|DE/IM

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
1220-4749
Country of Publication
ROMANIA

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Title
Rheumatologists and their patients who seek alternative care: an agreement to disagree.
Author
Visser GJ; Peters L; Rasker JJ
Address
Netherlands Institute of Primary Health Care, Utrecht.
Source
Br J Rheumatol, 1992 Jul, 31:7, 485-90
Abstract
Alternative treatment, such as homoeopathy, acupuncture and spiritual healing, are popular among patients with rheumatic diseases.
Rheumatologists are therefore likely to be confronted with patients who make use of less orthodox health care. Patients' and rheumatologists' views
on the subject and on the rheumatologists' role, however, have not yet been assessed. A questionnaire on alternative medicine was sent to all 101
practising Dutch rheumatologists (response rate: 70%). After the results had been analysed 17 rheumatologists, seven rejecting alternative medicine
and ten accepting it, handed out a questionnaire to a sample of their patients: 1466 patient questionnaires were distributed (response rate: 80%). Of
the respondents 43% had visited an alternative practitioner at least once for their rheumatism and 26% in the year before the survey was held. Hand
healers, homoeopaths and acupuncturists were most often visited. Rheumatologists, on their part, were not too enthusiastic about these visits. Only
patients' visits to spa treatment centres were welcomed by a majority of them; visits of their patients to manipulative therapists, acupuncturists and
homoeopaths were judged positively by a large minority, whereas other therapies were strongly disapproved. Nevertheless, most patients informed
their rheumatologist about their visiting an alternative practitioner. A surprisingly low percentage of these patients noticed that the rheumatologist
did not sympathize with it. Although many patients paid a visit to an alternative practitioner because regular care did not really help them, their
satisfaction with the alternative treatment turned out to be less than their satisfaction with the rheumatologists' help.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED
AT 250 WORDS)
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
92330890

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Alternative Medicine|*; Arthritis, Rheumatoid|*TH; Physician-Patient Relations|*; Rheumatology|*
MeSH Heading
Acupuncture; Attitude of Health Personnel; Homeopathy; Human; Mental Healing; Netherlands; Patient Acceptance of Health Care; Patient
Satisfaction; Physician's Role; Questionnaires; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0263-7103
Country of Publication
ENGLAND
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Title
Treatment with zincum metallicum CH5 in patients with liver cirrhosis. Preliminary study.
Author
Badulici S; Chirulescu Z; Chirila P; Chirila M; Rosca A
Address
Christiana Center of Social Medicine, Bucharest, Romania.
Source
Rom J Intern Med, 1994 Jul, 32:3, 215-9
Abstract
The zinc, an important enzymatic cofactor, is involved in many metabolic processes. Its deficiency might be due either to malabsorption or to
excessive utilization. In the medical literature of the latest 10 years, zinc was considered to play a part in the immune processes. The authors of the
present paper intend to study the zinc and immunoglobulin levels in various diseases, i.e., chronic progressive hepatitis, liver cirrhosis (LC),
dermatitis, bronchial asthma. This preliminary investigation was carried out in 30 patients with LC in whom serum zinc values were assayed by
atomic absorption spectrophotometry and the immunoglobulin levels were determined using the Mancini type simple radial immunodiffusion
technique. All these patients presented considerable decrease of serum zinc concentration, the values ranging between 3.06 and 7.65 mumol/l as
compared with 19.8 +/- 1.5 mumol/l in the controls, alongside with the increase of immunoglobulins G and M. In the patients treated with Zincum
metallicum CH5 it was observed after about 30 days of treatment that the clinical state was considerably improved and IgG and IgM as well as
serum zinc had resumed their normal values. This treatment should not be interrupted since in LC, without permanent additional supply, the serum
zinc returns rapidly to the initial deficit or even lower.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
95170667

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Liver Cirrhosis|BL/*DT; Zinc|BL/*TU
MeSH Heading
Aged; Blood Proteins|AN; Comparative Study; Female; Hepatitis, Chronic|BL/DT; Homeopathy; Human; Immunoglobulins|BL; Liver Cirrhosis,
Alcoholic|BL/DT; Male; Middle Age

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
1220-4749
Country of Publication
ROMANIA

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Title
Village health care providers in Matlab, Bangladesh: a study of their knowledge in the management of childhood diarrhoea.
Author
Bhuiya A
Address
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka.
Source
J Diarrhoeal Dis Res, 1992 Mar, 10:1, 10-5
Abstract
This study was conducted among village health care providers in Matlab, Bangladesh in 1987. The objectives were to assess their knowledge of
childhood diarrhoea and methods of management. All types of health care providers considered diarrhoea as a major childhood disease and opined
that treatment should be initiated in case of four or more loose motions a day. Slightly more than half of the allopaths were aware of the scientific
causes of diarrhoea; homeopaths and traditional healers in large proportions related diarrhoeal diseases with certain types of food, and 'evil eyes'.
Eighty per cent of the allopaths reported use of oral rehydration solution in treating watery diarrhoea against 20% of the others. Prescription of
antibiotics in treating dysentery was higher among allopaths than others. Allopaths were also less restrictive regarding continuation of breastfeeding
and intake of food during diarrhoea among children.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
92317596

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Antibiotics|*TU; Community Health Aides|*ED; Diarrhea|ET/*TH; Diarrhea, Infantile|ET/*TH; Fluid Therapy|*
MeSH Heading
Adult; Bangladesh; Child; Female; Homeopathy; Human; Infant; Male; Medicine, Traditional; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-
P.H.S.

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0253-8768
Country of Publication
BANGLADESH

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Title
In vitro immunological degranulation of human basophils is modulated by lung histamine and Apis mellifica.
Author
Poitevin B; Davenas E; Benveniste J
Address
INSERM U 200, Universite Paris-Sud, Clamart, France.
Source
Br J Clin Pharmacol, 1988 Apr, 25:4, 439-44
Abstract
1. The effect of high dilutions of two homeopathic drugs Lung histamine (Lung his) and Apis mellifica (Apis mel) used for the treatment of allergic
diseases has been assessed on in vitro human basophil degranulation. Experiments were conducted blind. 2. Basophil degranulation induced by
1.66 X 10(-9) M anti-IgE antibody was significantly inhibited in the presence of 5 Lung his (5th centesimal dilution of Lung his) and 15 Lung his
(15th centesimal dilution of Lung his) by 28.8% and 28.6% respectively and by 65.8% in the presence of 9 Apis mel (9th centesimal dilution of
Apis mel). Basophil degranulation induced by 1.66 X 10(-16) to 1.66 X 10(-18) M anti-IgE antibody was also inhibited by high dilutions of Lung
his and Apis mel with an inhibition of nearly 100% with 18 Lung his (18th centesimal dilution of Lung his) and 10 Apis mel (10th centesimal
dilution of Apis mel). An alternance of inhibition, inactivity and stimulation was observed when basophils were incubated in the presence of serial
dilutions of Lung his and Apis mel. 3. The investigation of the clinical efficacy of high dilutions of Lung his and Apis mel should be envisaged in
allergic diseases in parallel with in vitro and ex vivo biological assays.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
88251969

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Basophils|DE/*IM/UL; Histamine|*PD; Homeopathy|*; Honey|*; Lung|*AN
MeSH Heading
Animal; Guinea Pigs; Human; IgE|IM; Tissue Extracts|PD

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0306-5251
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
Complementary therapies for depression: an overview.
Author
Ernst E; Rand JI; Stevinson C
Address
Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, England.
E.Ernst@exeter.ac.uk
Source
Arch Gen Psychiatry, 1998 Nov, 55:11, 1026-32
Abstract
Depression is one of the most common reasons for using complementary and alternative therapies. The aim of this article is to provide an overview
of the evidence available on the treatment of depression with complementary therapies. Systematic literature searches were performed using several
databases, reference list searching, and inquiry to colleagues. Data extraction followed a predefined protocol. The amount of rigorous scientific data
to support the efficacy of complementary therapies in the treatment of depression is extremely limited. The areas with the most evidence for
beneficial effects are exercise, herbal therapy (Hypericum perforatum), and, to a lesser extent, acupuncture and relaxation therapies. There is a need
for further research involving randomized controlled trials into the efficacy of complementary and alternative therapies in the treatment of
depression.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
99034381

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Alternative Medicine|*MT; Depressive Disorder|DT/*TH
MeSH Heading
Acupuncture; Aromatherapy; Dance Therapy; Exercise Therapy; Homeopathy; Human; Hypnosis; Massage; Medicine, Herbal; Music Therapy;
Randomized Controlled Trials

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, TUTORIAL
ISSN
0003-990X
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Title
Choosing alternative medicine: a comparison of the beliefs of patients visiting a general practitioner and a homoeopath.
Author
Furnham A; Smith C
Address
Department of Psychology, University College London, England.
Source
Soc Sci Med, 1988, 26:7, 685-9
Abstract
This study was concerned with the different health and illness beliefs of patients choosing traditional vs alternative medicine. Two groups of
patients, one visiting a GP and the other a homoeopath, were not significantly different in terms of sex, age, education, marital status, religion and
income. They were asked to complete a questionnaire measuring such things as their perceived susceptibility to disease and illness; their beliefs
concerning their own control over their health; measures of their own mental health; preventive measures in staying healthy; and the perceived
efficacy of traditional vs alternative treatment. The major differences between the two groups were the fact that the homoeopathic group were much
more critical and sceptical about the efficacy of traditional medicine; they believe that their general health could be improved; and that they tended
to have higher psychiatric morbidity. By and large, the two groups did not differ on their beliefs about illness susceptibility or preventive measures.
The results suggested that people who choose alternative medicine may do so from disenchantment with, and bad experiences of, traditional
medical practitioners, rather than believing that traditional medicine is itself ineffective. Limitations of this particular study are also considered.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
88190853

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Family Practice|*; Homeopathy|*; Patient Acceptance of Health Care|*
MeSH Heading
Adult; Alternative Medicine; Attitude to Health; Chronic Disease; Comparative Study; Disease Susceptibility; Female; Human; Internal-External
Control; Male; Mental Health; Middle Age

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0277-9536
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
The integration of alternative treatment modalities in HIV infection--the patient's perspective.
Author
Langewitz W; Rttimann S; Laifer G; Maurer P; Kiss A
Address
Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Switzerland.
Source
J Psychosom Res, 1994 Oct, 38:7, 687-93
Abstract
The relationship between professionals representing conventional treatment (CT) and professionals representing non-conventional therapies
(alternative therapy (AT) and/or psychotherapy (PT)) is usually characterized by mutual scepticism and mistrust, the overriding fear being that
either side will evoke unjustified hopes or will provide false treatment. We investigated whether patients with HIV infection had unrealistic hopes
in non-conventional treatment (non-CT), to what extent they use non-CT, and whether perceived benefit and harm differ between the two modes of
treatment. We examined a sample of 100 patients with documented HIV-infection in the out-patient department using a self-developed
questionnaire, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD) and data concerning the HIV status. Fifty-six patients used AT and/or PT. Severity
of HIV disease did not differ between users and non-users of non-CT. The most important reasons for the use of AT were 'strengthening the body
and resistance; supplementing conventional therapy'. Users of non-CT rated the competence of CT lower than non-users in solving medical
problems (VAS-scores 0-100: 65.5 +/- 17.6 vs 76.3 +/- 17.7; p = 0.003) and in solving emotional problems (VAS scores 0-100: 35.8 +/- 21.2 vs
48.2 +/- 28.9; p = 0.02). Users of non-CT were significantly more anxious 8.4 +/- 4.8 vs 5.5 +/- 4.6; p = 0.004) and more depressive (5.7 +/- 4.5 vs
3.7 +/- 4.5; p = 0.03) than non-users. Expectations and hopes did not differ between users of AT and non-users: main hopes were a delay of disease
progression (76% vs 71%) and an alleviation of symptoms (78% vs 66%).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
95182409

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HIV Infections|*TH; Psychotherapy|*
MeSH Heading
Adult; Alternative Medicine; Female; Homeopathy; Human; Male; Massage; Plants, Medicinal; Relaxation Techniques; Self Care; Treatment
Outcome

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0022-3999
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
Referrals for alternative therapies [see comments]
Author
Borkan J; Neher JO; Anson O; Smoker B
Address
Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of the Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
Source
J Fam Pract, 1994 Dec, 39:6, 545-50
Abstract
BACKGROUND. The purpose of this study was to examine how allopathic physicians participate in the decision to refer patients for alternative
therapies. METHODS. A pretested, self-administered, structured questionnaire was distributed simultaneously to all area physicians at community
locations in Washington State, New Mexico, and southern Israel. The primary outcome measures were monthly and yearly rates of referral to
alternative therapies. RESULTS. More than 60% of all physicians made referrals to alternative providers at least once in the preceding year and
38% in the preceding month. Referrals were generally based on patient requests, synergy between the alternative therapy and the patients' cultural
beliefs, failure of conventional treatment, and the belief that patients have "nonorganic" or "psychological" disease. There was no relationship
between the rate of referral and the referring physician's level of knowledge about, beliefs about the effectiveness of, or familiarity with alternative
therapies. CONCLUSIONS. Primary care physicians are more likely than other medical specialists to be knowledgeable about, personally
subscribe to, and refer patients for alternative therapies. Physicians who use alternative techniques for themselves and their families or who adopt
complementary therapies into their practices have higher rates of referrals. Referral rates and patterns were similar between sites despite
considerable cross-cultural and health system differences. Given the high rate of referral and the absence of an apparent internal logic for such
recommendations, guidelines and physician education may be advisable.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
95096769
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Alternative Medicine|*; Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice|*; Physicians|*PX; Referral and Consultation|*SN
MeSH Heading
Adult; Aged; Comparative Study; Female; Homeopathy; Human; Israel; Male; Middle Age; New Mexico; Physician's Practice Patterns; Physicians,
Family|PX; Professional Practice Location; Specialties, Medical|SN; Washington

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0094-3509
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Title
Cultural components of behavioural epidemiology: implications for primary health care.
Author
Heggenhougen HK; Shore L
Address
Source
Soc Sci Med, 1986, 22:11, 1235-45
Abstract
In this article we discuss the association of culturally linked behaviour and epidemiology: that patterns of disease are significantly related to
cultural sets of normative beliefs and behaviour. The literature on this is vast and includes much of what is written under the headings of Medical
Anthropology as well as, for example, Cross-cultural Psychiatry and Medical Geography. A comprehensive review is obviously impossible, but as
this is presented primarily as a background paper, basic issues are raised, and related to examples from the literature, to stimulate discussion. The
article is divided into four subsections which give an indication of our focus: culture, disease and illness causation; utilization and provision of
health resources; health, illness and normative socio-political and economic behaviour and primary health care, community participation and
culture--implications for the future.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
86315984

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Behavioral Sciences|*; Culture|*; Epidemiology|*; Primary Health Care|*
MeSH Heading
Choice Behavior; Cultural Characteristics; Economics; Forecasting; Health Resources; Health Services|UT; Health Status; Homeopathy; Human;
Medicine, Traditional; Politics; Social Behavior; South Africa; Stress, Psychological|CO; United States

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW
ISSN
0277-9536
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
Concepts in alternative medicine.
Author
Aakster CW
Address
Source
Soc Sci Med, 1986, 22:2, 265-73
Abstract
After discussing some important alternative approaches, different interpretations are presented of the concepts of health, disease, diagnosis, therapy
and patient. These differences are elucidated in three main frames of medical thinking: the pharmaceutical, the integrational and the holistic model.
Attention is given to the problem of scientific proof, especially in relation to the effectiveness of alternative therapies. In a concluding paragraph it
is attempted to analyse the (social) backgrounds of the controversy between regular and alternative medicine.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
86179985

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Alternative Medicine|*
MeSH Heading
Acupuncture; Anthroposophy; Chiropractic; Diagnosis; Health; Holistic Health; Homeopathy; Human; Hypnosis; Mental Healing; Models,
Biological; Naturopathy; Osteopathic Medicine; Psychotherapy

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW
ISSN
0277-9536
Country of Publication
ENGLAND
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Title
Asthma management by private general practitioners of Punjab.
Author
Bedi RS
Address
Bedi Nursing Home, Sher-e-Punjab Market, Patiala.
Source
Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci, 1994 Jan, 36:1, 9-13
Abstract
Analysis of information about asthma management, gathered from 106 private general practitioners of Punjab shows a lack of awareness among
doctors about recent advances in the treatment of asthma. Improper use of oral steroids, overuse of ephedrine preparations and supportive measures
and underuse of inhalers, oxygen therapy, peak flow meter as well as inadequate attention to patient education support this observation. This study
highlights the need for continuing education for updating the knowledge of doctors.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
95048580

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Asthma|*TH; Family Practice|*; Oxygen|*TU; Private Practice|*
MeSH Heading
Combined Modality Therapy; Drug Therapy, Combination; Homeopathy; Human; India; Respiratory Therapy; Suburban Population; Urban
Population

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0377-9343
Country of Publication
INDIA

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Title
Alternative dental products.
Author
Jacobsen PL; Cohan RP
Address
UOP School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA.
Source
J Calif Dent Assoc, 1998 Mar, 26:3, 191-8
Abstract
Alternative, complementary or holistic health care is a growing area of medicine and dentistry. There are a variety of dental products promoted as
an "alternative" to the standard commercial dental products that most dentists recommend and most patients use. These alternative products can be
categorized as standard dental products made with natural ingredients, herbal products, homeopathic products, and synthetic alternative products.
The use of dental care products should be based upon sound basic science and sufficient evidence of safety and efficacy. Dental health care
providers should be aware of the range of alternative dental products and be able to help their patients understand the type of support/evidence
needed to determine safety and efficacy of treatment.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
98375377

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Alternative Medicine|*; Oral Hygiene|*MT
MeSH Heading
Holistic Health; Homeopathy; Human; Medicine, Herbal; Oils, Volatile; United States

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, TUTORIAL
ISSN
1043-2256
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Title
Alternative treatments for menopausal symptoms. Systematic review of scientific and lay literature [published erratum appears in Can Fam
Physician 1998 Aug;44:1598]
Author
Seidl MM; Stewart DE
Address
Toronto Hospital.
Source
Can Fam Physician, 1998 Jun, 44:, 1299-308
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To review the scientific literature on common alternative remedies for treatment of symptoms attributed to menopause and to
contrast this with available lay literature. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: Scientific articles were identified by searching MEDLINE, CINAHL, and
HEALTH databases from 1966 to mid-1997 for English-language articles. More than 200 references were reviewed; 85 were selected for citation
based on specific reference to alternative medicine for symptoms commonly attributed to menopause (e.g., hot flashes), to the effects of changing
estrogen levels (e.g., irregular menses, vaginal dryness), and to reported side effects of the treatments. MAIN FINDINGS: The scientific literature
was categorized under the headings nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, homeopathic remedies, and physical approaches. Some scientific
evidence of the safety and efficacy of alternative treatments during menopause was uncovered, with the strongest evidence emerging in favour of
phytoestrogens, which occur in high concentrations as isoflavones in soy products. CONCLUSIONS: In available controlled studies, the strongest
data support phytoestrogens for their role in diminishing menopausal symptoms related to estrogen deficiency and for possible protective effects on
bones and the cardiovascular system. Randomized controlled trials, standardization of dosage, and accurate safety and efficacy labeling are
required to ensure proper use of alternative remedies.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
98304706

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Alternative Medicine|*MT/ST; Menopause|*/DE/PH/PX
MeSH Heading
Estrogens, Non-Steroidal|TU; Evidence-Based Medicine; Health Food; Homeopathy; Human; Medicine, Herbal; Research Design; Support, Non-
U.S. Gov't; Treatment Outcome

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, ACADEMIC
ISSN
0008-350X
Country of Publication
CANADA

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Title
Giant melanoma of the inner thigh: a homeopathic life-threatening negligence [see comments]
Author
Benmeir P; Neuman A; Weinberg A; Sucher E; Weshler Z; Lusthaus S; Rotem M; Eldad A; Wexler MR
Address
Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.
Source
Ann Plast Surg, 1991 Dec, 27:6, 583-5
Abstract
The strange case of a 37-year-old modern, Western woman who presented with a giant black mass on her inner right thigh is presented. She was
treated 10 months before this present admission by an excision of a nodular melanoma, and she was treated, thereafter, by a homeopathic
practitioner until she came late to follow-up. The woman is discussed with special attention to the fact that alternative medicine does not always
constitute good advice, and the relevant literature is reviewed.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
92171423

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Homeopathy|*; Melanoma|PA/RT/*SU; Skin Neoplasms|PA/RT/*SU; Surgical Flaps|*MT
MeSH Heading
Adult; Brachytherapy; Case Report; Combined Modality Therapy; Female; Human; Thigh

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0148-7043
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES
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Title
Tuberculosis patients and practitioners in private clinics in India.
Author
Uplekar M; Juvekar S; Morankar S; Rangan S; Nunn P
Address
Foundation for Research in Community Health, Worli, Mumbai, India.
Source
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis, 1998 Apr, 2:4, 324-9
Abstract
SETTING: Rural and urban areas of Maharashtra, a large state in Western India. OBJECTIVE: To understand tuberculosis (TB) management
practices among private medical practitioners (PPs) and the treatment behaviour of the patients they manage. DESIGN: Prospective study of help-
seeking patterns and treatment behaviour among 173 pulmonary TB patients diagnosed in private clinics, and the TB management practices of 122
PPs treating these patients. RESULTS: The first source of help for 86% of patients was a PP. The diagnostic and treatment practices of PPs were
inadequate; 15% did not consider sputum examination to be necessary, and 79 different treatment regimens were prescribed by 105 reporting PPs.
Sixty-seven percent of the patients diagnosed in private clinics remained with the private sector, and the rest shifted to public health services within
six months of treatment. The treatment adherence rate among the patients in private clinics was 59%. There were discrepancies between the
reported management practices of the PPs and what their patients actually followed. CONCLUSION: The study identifies and highlights the need
to educate PPs and their TB patients, and indicates ways in which PPs could be meaningfully involved in efforts to revitalize the national TB
control programme.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
98220158

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MeSH Heading (Major)
Patient Acceptance of Health Care|*; Patient Compliance|*; Physician's Practice Patterns|*; Tuberculosis, Pulmonary|*DT/EP
MeSH Heading
Adolescence; Adult; Antitubercular Agents|TU; Community Health Services; Drug Therapy, Combination; Female; Homeopathy; Human; India|EP;
Male; Medicine, Ayurvedic; Middle Age; Private Practice; Prospective Studies; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
1027-3719
Country of Publication
FRANCE

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Title
Katayama fever in scuba divers. A report of 3 cases.
Author
Evans AC; Martin DJ; Ginsburg BD
Address
Research Institute for Diseases in a Tropical Environment, South Africa Medical Research Council, Nelspruit, Tvl.
Source
S Afr Med J, 1991 Mar, 79:5, 271-4
Abstract
Katayama fever or acute schistosomiasis probably occurs more commonly than is recorded. Interviews with a 3-man scuba diving team who had
had contact with a large dam in an endemic area of the eastern Transvaal Lowveld at the same time and contact area on the same day during late
summer of 1986 are discussed. Two, who had not previously been exposed to infected water, presented with Katayama fever, due to Schistosoma
mansoni infection, 21 days after contact and it took 30-36 months for them to recover fully after several treatments. The third patient, a keen water-
sportsman and resident in the endemic area for a period of 10 years, presented with a mild infection, probably due to acquired immunity initiated
during previous contacts with infected water; he took about a year to recover. The pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of the 3
cases are described in the light of recent observations made elsewhere on Katayama fever cases and the effects of chemotherapy on the course of
illness. The necessity of obtaining basic information on the travel and water-contact activities of patients in order to make a diagnosis is
emphasised.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
91188363

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Diving|*; Schistosomiasis mansoni|EP/*ET/PA
MeSH Heading
Acute Disease; Adult; Case Report; Fresh Water; Homeopathy; Human; Male; Pruritus|ET; Schistosomicides|TU; South Africa|EP; Time Factors

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0038-2469
Country of Publication
SOUTH AFRICA

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Title
Vega testing in the diagnosis of allergic conditions. The Australian College of Allergy [see comments]
Author
Katelaris CH; Weiner JM; Heddle RJ; Stuckey MS; Yan KW
Address
Westmead Hospital, NSW.
Source
Med J Aust, 1991 Jul, 155:2, 113-4
Abstract
Vega testing (the Vega test method) is an unorthodox method of diagnosing allergic and other diseases. It has no established scientific basis and
there are no controlled trials to support its usefulness. Vega testing may lead to inappropriate treatment and expense to the patient and community.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
91312241

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Electroacupuncture|*IS/MT; Hypersensitivity|*DI/PP
MeSH Heading
Evaluation Studies; Galvanic Skin Response|PH; Homeopathy; Human

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0025-729X
Country of Publication
AUSTRALIA

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Title
The use of complementary and alternative therapies in health care: a selective review of the literature and discussion of the implications for nurse
practitioners and health-care managers.
Author
Gates B
Address
Source
J Clin Nurs, 1994 Jan, 3:1, 43-7
Abstract
Much has been written concerning the use of complementary and alternative therapies in health care. It is the author's belief that much of the
current debate exists within a context of little knowledge of the research concerning these therapies. Because of this lack of knowledge, nursing
practice may not be informed and/or directed by research. Despite guidance from the UKCC (1992) nurses need to ensure that their position
regarding these therapies is based upon a judicious review of the literature and carefully crafted and reasoned actions.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
94147048

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MeSH Heading (Major)
Alternative Medicine|*; Nurse Practitioners|*
MeSH Heading
Acupuncture Therapy; Homeopathy; Human; Massage; Odors

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, TUTORIAL
ISSN
0962-1067
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Title
Current practices for treatment of dysentery in rural Bangladesh.
Author
Ronsmans C; Bennish ML; Chakraborty J; Fauveau V
Address
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Source
Rev Infect Dis, 1991 Mar, 13 Suppl 4:, S351-6
Abstract
A rural area of Bangladesh with a population of 191,000 had 643 health care providers, of whom 324 (50%) practiced allopathic (Western)
medicine, 152 (24%) were spiritualists, 109 (17%) were herbalists, and 58 (9%) were homeopaths. Two hundred eight (64%) of the allopaths had
no formal training, and only 18 (6%) were graduates of medical school. In a community-based study of 480 children with bloody diarrhea and 480
children with nonbloody diarrhea, allopathic treatment was the most common care provided. Furazolidone and metronidazole were the two most
commonly prescribed drugs, given to 26% and 23% of children, respectively, who were seen by a practitioner. Only 25% of children had received
oral rehydration therapy. We conclude that in this region of Bangladesh care of acute diarrhea is provided mostly by private medical practitioners
who have little or no training; that such care currently is largely irrational; and that the provision of rational care will require the development of
simple algorithms that these practitioners can implement for treatment of this disease.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
91262365

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Diarrhea|DT/*TH; Dysentery|DT/*TH
MeSH Heading
Bangladesh; Child, Preschool; Community Health Aides; Fluid Therapy; Homeopathy; Human; Infant; Medicine, Herbal; Mental Healing; Rural
Population; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0162-0886
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Title
A dialogue between practitioners of alternative (traditional) medicine and modern (western) medicine in Norway.
Author
Christie VM
Address
NIBR (Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research), Oslo.
Source
Soc Sci Med, 1991, 32:5, 549-52
Abstract
This paper tells about a 'dialogue group', consisting of alternative and modern health practitioners, that was started in Norway in 1989, how it works
and what has been achieved up to now. WHO has strongly advocated promotion of cooperation between traditional and modern health practitioners.
In Botswana, where one of the general practitioners in the group has practiced, 'United Health Committees' have been established aiming at
creating a dialogue between the different types of health professionals. In industrialized countries little seems to have been done so far. Many
patients in Norway, as in many other countries, consult ordinary doctors as well as alternative practitioners. In Norway, members of these two
professions almost never meet, other than as opponents. They receive information about each other mostly through discontented patients who have
been unsuccessfully treated by the other part. In this way practitioners get an insufficient and biased report of one another's practices, as well as an
unrealistic and distorted picture. If patients know that both parts respect one another, then most of them dare to tell that they use both types of
practitioners. Otherwise many patients conceal this.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
91205361

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Communication|*; Interprofessional Relations|*; Medicine, Traditional|*; Physicians|*
MeSH Heading
Acupuncture; Attitude of Health Personnel; Chiropractic; Homeopathy; Human; Norway; Physicians, Family

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0277-9536
Country of Publication
ENGLAND
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Title
Alternative therapy for atopic dermatitis and psoriasis: patient-reported motivation, information source and effect.
Author
Jensen P
Address
Department of Dermatology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
Source
Acta Derm Venereol, 1990, 70:5, 425-8
Abstract
In a questionnaire study, 227 patients with atopic dermatitis and 215 with psoriasis, who had used alternative medicine, were asked to state their
main reason for trying alternative medicine. The answers indicated that the absence of satisfactory effect of physician-provided therapy was the
most decisive factor. Their main information sources on alternative therapies were persons without skin disease, and the mass media. The majority
reported no improvement, or even aggravation of their skin disease, as a result of alternative treatments (except for diet changes). These findings
emphasize the need for documentation of effect of alternative medicine, as well as for further research and education efforts in order to improve
therapy for atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
91135314

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Alternative Medicine|*/SN; Dermatitis, Atopic|DH/*TH; Patients|*PX; Psoriasis|DH/*TH
MeSH Heading
Consumer Satisfaction; Homeopathy; Human; Mass Media; Norway; Plants, Medicinal; Questionnaires; Retrospective Studies; Support, Non-U.S.
Gov't
Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0001-5555
Country of Publication
SWEDEN

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Title
Use of alternative medicine by patients with atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.
Author
Jensen P
Address
Department of Dermatology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
Source
Acta Derm Venereol, 1990, 70:5, 421-4
Abstract
In a questionnaire study at a university hospital in Norway, 227 of 444 patients with atopic dermatitis (51.1%) and 215 of 506 patients with
psoriasis (42.5%) reported previous or current use of one or more forms of alternative medicine. Homoeopathy, health food preparations and herbal
remedies were used most. Use was related to disease duration, disease severity and--among the atopic dermatitis patients--the inefficacy of therapy
prescribed by physicians, as judged by the patients. The use of alternative medicine is commonplace and should be of concern to dermatologists.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
91135313

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Alternative Medicine|*; Dermatitis, Atopic|DH/*TH; Psoriasis|DH/*TH
MeSH Heading
Adolescence; Adult; Child; Child, Preschool; Female; Homeopathy; Human; Infant; Male; Middle Age; Norway; Plants, Medicinal;
Questionnaires; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0001-5555
Country of Publication
SWEDEN

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Title
Doctors' attitudes towards empirical data--a comparative study.
Author
Lyne N; Svensson T
Address
Department of Social Medicine, University of Umea, Sweden.
Source
Scand J Soc Med, 1997 Sep, 25:3, 210-6
Abstract
In the assessment of the effects of medical technologies, the focus is most often on the quality of the empirical data. In order to shed light on the
question whether medical researchers are really so empirically oriented we conducted the following study. 600 questionnaires were sent by mail to
three groups, selected at random: 1) pre-clinical researchers; 2) clinical researchers who received research grants from The Swedish Medical
Research Council; and 3) general practitioners. The questionnaire was built around three cases concerning the assessment of the effects of: a) H-2-
receptor antagonists, b) coronary by-pass surgery and c) the homeopathic treatment of hay fever. The results indicate that there are rather small
differences in how the three groups assessed the three technologies and larger differences within one and the same group concerning different cases.
The tendency is that the more one considers that empirical data should be assessed independent of theoretical considerations, the higher are the
demands which are placed on the quality and quantity of the empirical documentation, and vice-versa.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
98024596

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Attitude of Health Personnel|*; Clinical Trials|*; Physicians|*PX
MeSH Heading
Adult; Comparative Study; Coronary Artery Bypass; Coronary Disease|SU; Female; Hay Fever|TH; Histamine H2 Antagonists|TU; Homeopathy;
Human; Male; Middle Age; Peptic Ulcer|DT; Physicians, Family|PX; Questionnaires; Random Allocation; Research Personnel|PX; Support, Non-
U.S. Gov't

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0300-8037
Country of Publication
SWEDEN

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Title
Traditional remedies and food supplements. A 5-year toxicological study (1991-1995).
Author
Shaw D; Leon C; Kolev S; Murray V
Address
Medical Toxicology Unit, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust, London, England. debbies@medtox.demon.co.uk
Source
Drug Saf, 1997 Nov, 17:5, 342-56
Abstract
Since 1991, the Medical Toxicology Unit (MTU) at Guys' Hospital, London, has been assessing the toxicological problems associated with the use
of traditional and herbal remedies and dietary supplements. This assessment was carried out by evaluating reports to the National Poisons
Information Service (London) [NPIS(L)] which provides emergency information to medical professionals. Relevant telephone enquiries to NPIS(L)
were identified. Further case details were obtained by follow-up questionnaire, clinical consultation, toxicological analysis of samples from patients
and/or products and botanical identification of plant material. Of 1297 symptomatic enquiries evaluated there was a possible/confirmed association
in 785 cases. Case series have been identified which substantiate previous reports, including liver problems following the use of Chinese herbal
medicine for skin disorders, allergic reactions to royal jelly and propolis and heavy metal poisoning caused by remedies from the Indian
subcontinent. Although the overall risk to public health appears to be low, certain groups of traditional remedies have been associated with a
number of potentially serious adverse effects. Considering the extent of use of herbal remedies and food supplements a comprehensive surveillance
system for monitoring the adverse health effects of these products is essential. Surveillance of a large population is needed for the complex task of
identifying the uncommon and unpredictable adverse effects which are potentially serious. In the UK, the Medicines Control Agency responded to
the MTU report by recognising the need for vigilance and by incorporating adverse reactions reporting on unlicensed herbal remedies into their
drug reaction monitoring function. As a further step to safeguard the patients/consumers an effective single regulatory system is required which
would ensure the safety and quality of all herbal remedies and food supplements available in the UK.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
98053265

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Dietary Supplements|*AE/ST; Medicine, Herbal|*
MeSH Heading
Amino Acids|AE; Central Nervous System Stimulants|AE; Drug Hypersensitivity; Drug Interactions; Drugs, Chinese Herbal|AE; Homeopathy;
Human; Medicine, Ayurvedic; Minerals|AE; Plant Extracts|AE; Vitamins|AE

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0114-5916
Country of Publication
NEW ZEALAND

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Title
Alternative medicine consultations and remedies in patients with the irritable bowel syndrome.
Author
Smart HL; Mayberry JF; Atkinson M
Address
Source
Gut, 1986 Jul, 27:7, 826-8
Abstract
The use of alternative medicine was assessed by questionnaire in 96 patients with irritable bowel syndrome, 143 patients with organic upper
gastrointestinal disorders and 222 patients with Crohn's disease of comparable age and sex. Significantly more patients with the irritable bowel
syndrome (16%) had consulted practitioners of alternative medicine about their condition than had patients in either of the other groups. Similarly,
significantly more irritable bowel syndrome patients said they would consult an alternative medicine practitioner (41%) if conventional treatment
failed. Current usage of alternative medicine remedies was significantly greater in the irritable bowel syndrome patients (11%) than in patients with
Crohn's disease (4%) and tended to be greater than in patients with organic upper gastrointestinal disorders (6%). This study has shown that the use
of alternative medicine is common in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and this does not appear to be explicable in terms of the nature,
chronicity or refractoriness to treatment of symptoms.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
86276147
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Alternative Medicine|*; Colonic Diseases, Functional|*TH
MeSH Heading
Acupuncture; Adult; Ecology; Female; Homeopathy; Human; Male; Medicine, Herbal; Mental Healing; Middle Age; Osteopathic Medicine; Yoga

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0017-5749
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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Traditional concepts of mental disorder among Indian psychiatric patients: preliminary report of work in progress.
Author
Weiss MG; Sharma SD; Gaur RK; Sharma JS; Desai A; Doongaji DR
Address
Source
Soc Sci Med, 1986, 23:4, 379-86
Abstract
In a medically pluralistic setting a range of health care providers offer not only different forms of treatment, but different ways of understanding
illness. Even within a single tradition, these concepts evolve over time. Chapters in the classical texts of Ayurveda describe varieties of severe
mental disorder (unmada) arising from a particular humoral imbalance (dosa) or arising in association with specific demons and deities (bhuta) that
produce distinct character changes and symptom patterns. Patients currently presenting for treatment of mental disorder may describe their illness
with reference to these concepts, but they also rely on other indigenous traditional concepts such as astrology, karma, the effects of other humoral
relationships, such as semen loss and so forth; or they may rely on ideas derived from cosmopolitan medicine or both. Patients presenting to
allopathic psychiatric centers in India were studied to determine whether patterns of help seeking could be predicted from the conceptual model by
which they understood their illness. We elicited explanatory models from patients and obtained a history of prior consultations to other types of
healer. Preliminary findings were notable for the pervasiveness of prior use of folk healers and the prominence of somatic symptoms among
patients presenting to these allopathic physicians. Hypotheses regarding the impact of explanatory models on patterns of medical help seeking
require further study from a larger and more diverse data base.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
86316026

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Attitude to Health|*; Medicine, Traditional|*; Mental Disorders|*PX/TH
MeSH Heading
Comparative Study; Female; Homeopathy; Human; India; Male; Medicine, Ayurvedic; Mental Healing; Models, Theoretical; Support, Non-U.S.
Gov't

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0277-9536
Country of Publication
ENGLAND
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Drug consumption pattern in low socio-economic group in an urban community.
Author
Mitra J; Saha JB; Chaudhuri RN
Address
Dept. of Community Medicine, National Medical College, Calcutta.
Source
Indian J Public Health, 1993 Jan, 37:1, 16-22
Abstract
117 families, having a total population of 558 were studied regarding drug consumption pattern. It was found that the average no. of episodes per
person was 0.99 of which drugs were consumed for 72% of episodes. Significant difference was observed in consumption of drugs between males
and females. Allopathic medicines were consumed for 93.3% of the episodes and the major source (53.8%) of medical care was from private
practitioners. It was seen that the number of drugs consumed per episode of sickness rose as the per capita income increased. Vitamins and
Minerals (22.3%) were the main group of drugs consumed. Drugs acting on the alimentary system (17.5%), Respiratory System (14.7%),
Antimicrobials (14.6%) and Analgesics (10.8%) contributed to 80% of drug intake.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
94193263

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Drug Therapy|CL/*UT; Poverty|*; Urban Population|*
MeSH Heading
Adolescence; Adult; Child; Child, Preschool; Drug Utilization; Family Characteristics; Female; Health Services|UT; Homeopathy; Human; India;
Infant; Male; Middle Age; Seasons; Self Medication|SN; Socioeconomic Factors

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0019-557X
Country of Publication
INDIA

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Title
Double-blind trial comparing the effectiveness of the homeopathic preparation Galphimia potentiation D6, Galphimia dilution 10(-6) and placebo
on pollinosis.
Author
Wiesenauer M; Gaus W
Address
Source
Arzneimittelforschung, 1985, 35:11, 1745-7
Abstract
The preparation of homeopathic drugs is based on potentiation. In this potentiation the primary substance is specially mixed with a carrier
(typically 90% ethanol) in the ratio 1:10. Usually this potentiation is done repeatedly and the final drug is labeled, e.g., "D6" which means a 6 times
decimal potentiation. In a controlled randomized strictly double-blind trial with 164 patients the effectiveness of homeopathically prepared
Galphimia D6, a conventional Galphimia dilution 10(-6) and a placebo was investigated for the therapy of pollinosis. The average duration of
treatment was about 5 weeks. Although no statistical significance was achieved, it is remarkable that there was a clear trend for the superiority of
Galphimia D6 while the Galphimia dilution 10(-6) was about equally effective compared with placebo. The study itself demonstrates that it is
possible to do strictly controlled trials for homeopathic drugs and with medical practitioners.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
86130836
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Hay Fever|*DT/PP; Histamine Antagonists|*TU; Homeopathy|*; Plant Extracts|AD/*TU; Plants, Medicinal|*
MeSH Heading
Adolescence; Adult; Clinical Trials; Comparative Study; Double-Blind Method; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Human; Male; Placebos; Random
Allocation; Solutions; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Vehicles

Publication Type
CLINICAL TRIAL; JOURNAL ARTICLE; RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
ISSN
0004-4172
Country of Publication
GERMANY, WEST

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Title
The clinical efficacy of Vertigoheel in the treatment of vertigo of various etiology.
Author
Morawiec Bajda A; Lukomski M; Latkowski B
Address
ENT Clinic, Medical Academy in Lodz, Poland.
Source
Panminerva Med, 1993 Jun, 35:2, 101-4
Abstract
In this paper the authors describe the clinical efficacy in treatment of vertigo of various etiology. A group of 31 patients were treated with
Vertigoheel medication: 14 patients suffered from vertebrobasilar arterial insufficiency, 8 patients were diagnosed as Meniere's disease, 5 patients
complained of vertigo of traumatic origin and 4 patients suffered from neuronitis vestibularis. The authors found regression of clinical symptoms in
the majority of cases in the investigated group who were treated with Vertigoheel.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
94020949

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Minerals|*TU; Picrotoxin|*TU; Plant Extracts|*TU; Vertigo|*DT/ET
MeSH Heading
Adult; Drug Combinations; Female; Homeopathy; Human; Male; Middle Age; Vestibule|DE

Publication Type
CLINICAL TRIAL; JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0031-0808
Country of Publication
ITALY

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Title
A contemporary view of alternative healing modalities.
Author
Engebretson J; Wardell D
Address
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston.
Source
Nurse Pract, 1993 Sep, 18:9, 51-5
Abstract
Alternative forms of healing have increasingly gained popularity in the United States as evidenced by books, healing groups, and a burgeoning
variety of healing modalities. Knowledge about these modalities can facilitate health care providers' effectiveness in managing care by
understanding the healing practices selected by patients, and incorporating alternative approaches into holistic case management. A matrix is
presented that classifies these modalities according to preparation of the healer and methods of healing. A brief description is provided of various
types of alternative healing with some of their potential risks and benefits to health. Suggestions are made regarding selection of a healer and
sources of information.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
94020534

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Alternative Medicine|*
MeSH Heading
Acupuncture Therapy; Chiropractic; Homeopathy; Human; Massage; Mental Healing; Naturopathy

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0361-1817
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES
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Title
A communication process: a new paradigm applied to high-dilution effects on the living body.
Author
Bastide M; Lagache A
Address
University of Montpellier, France.
Source
Altern Ther Health Med, 1997 Jul, 3:4, 35-9
Abstract
Living beings communicate with their world nonverbally, whether on a somatic or a psychological level. This paradigm of signifiers or sense takes
place in the framework of the logic of analogy. The signifier is the semantic object that materially designates information to be transmitted and
dealt with; a homeopathic remedy is the mimetic representation of the disease. Differential levels of information organize the spread of signifiers;
each level is the result of regulation and integration of the previous level. The living self is the never-ending process whereby levels of information
are synthesized in the face of the informing environment. Such representations meet one another in the communication between the patient and the
physician-remedy system. The medical device must reinform the patient and make the patient's signs and symptoms move toward a higher level of
integration. The dilution of the remedy permits us to receive and treat it as information about disease. Signs and symptoms can be recognized as an
erroneous adaptation; the organism is engaged in a process of paradoxical negation. The action of the remedies consists of a dynamic analogy
between pieces of information. The paradigm of signifiers offers a new possibility for the exploration of informative therapeutics.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
97354502

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Alternative Medicine|*; Communication|*; Mental Healing|*
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy; Human; Physician-Patient Relations

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
1078-6791
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES

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Title
Review of randomized trials of homoeopathy.
Author
Hill C; Doyon F
Address
Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif.
Source
Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique, 1990, 38:2, 139-47
Abstract
The present review covers forty published randomized trials in which the results of a homoeopathic treatment were compared to those of a standard
treatment, a placebo, or no treatment at all. These trials were identified after an extensive search through the literature. They cover a wide range of
pathologies. Most were double-blind and used subjective and/or multiple endpoints. The median number of patients per group was 28. The analysis
only included all the randomized patients in one third of the trials. In our opinion, the results do not provide acceptable evidence that homoeopathic
treatments are effective.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
90326889
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Homeopathy|*; Randomized Controlled Trials|*
MeSH Heading
Double-Blind Method; Europe; Human

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE; REVIEW; REVIEW, TUTORIAL
ISSN
0398-7620
Country of Publication
FRANCE

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Title
Relativism and the social scientific study of medicine.
Author
Risjord M
Address
Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824.
Source
J Med Philos, 1993 Apr, 18:2, 195-212
Abstract
Does the social scientific study of medicine require a commitment to relativism? Relativism claims that some subject (e.g., knowledge claims or
moral judgments) is relative to a background (e.g., a culture or conceptual scheme) and that judgments about the subject are incommensurable.
Examining the concept of success as it appears in orthodox and nonorthodox medical systems, we see that judgments of success are relative to a
background medical system. Relativism requires the social scientific study of medicine to be value free in the sense that a medical system must be
described without evaluating its elements. When social scientists do evaluate the successfulness of a nonorthodox medical system, they give a
crucial role to the nonorthodox conception of success. This strategy does not vitiate value-freedom and it entails a relativism about success. The
social scientific study of medicine, therefore, does require relativism in the form of a relativism about success.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
93301571

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Medicine, Traditional|*; Sociology, Medical|*
MeSH Heading
Alternative Medicine; Christianity; Culture; Delivery of Health Care; Female; Homeopathy; Human; Male; Mental Healing; Religion and Medicine

Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0360-5310
Country of Publication
NETHERLANDS

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Title
Acoustic evaluation of the efficacy of medical therapy for allergic nasal obstruction.
Author
Yamagiwa M
Address
Department of Otolaryngology, Matsusaka Chuo Hospital, Mie-ken, Japan.
Source
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol Suppl, 1997, 1:, S82-4
Abstract
Acoustic rhinometry (AR) was used for objective measurements of nasal cavity dimensions in conjunction with a 100-mm horizontal visual
analogue scale (VAS) for simultaneous subjective assessments of nasal sensations of airflow. Studies were conducted on 45 patients with perennial
allergic rhinitis before, during and after a 2-week period of treatment with oral emedastine difumarate, azelastine hydrochloride, and xiao qing long
tang (a homeopathic decongestant), as well as intranasal fluticasone propionate aqueous nasal spray. During the treatment period, there was a
significant increase in the right and left minimum cross-sectional areas (MCA) of the nose and/or nasal cavity volumes (NCV) in all groups. The
average increase in MCA ranged from 21-39% after 1 week of treatment and 16-39% after 2 weeks, whereas that in the NCV ranged from 16-24%
and 19-24%, respectively. Post-treatment measurements were not significantly different from the corresponding pre-treatment ones. These findings
were in close agreement with that obtained with VAS, demonstrating that AR can be used to validate the application of VAS in the evaluation of
nasal airflow during medical therapy.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
97217974

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Nasal Cavity|*DE/PA; Nasal Obstruction|*DT/PA; Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial|*DT/PA
MeSH Heading
Acoustics; Administration, Intranasal; Administration, Oral; Adult; Androstadienes|AD/TU; Anti-Allergic Agents|AD/TU; Benzimidazoles|AD/TU;
Evaluation Studies; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Histamine H1 Antagonists|AD/TU; Homeopathy; Human; Imidazoles|TU; Male; Middle Age;
Naphazoline|TU; Nasal Decongestants|AD/TU; Nose|DE/PA; Phthalazines|AD/TU; Pulmonary Ventilation|DE; Reproducibility of Results

Publication Type
CLINICAL TRIAL; JOURNAL ARTICLE; RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
ISSN
0934-2400
Country of Publication
GERMANY

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Title
A measure of success [see comments]
Author
Lewith GT
Address
Department of Medicine, University of Southampton.
Source
Br J Gen Pract, 1997 Jan, 47:414, 47-9
Abstract
Complementary medicine is increasing in popularity and is also beginning to develop its own research culture. We are developing strategies that
will enable us to measure the success of our interventions, but require more information and more research investment if we are to respond
rationally to public demand.
Language of Publication
English
Unique Identifier
97248794

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MeSH Heading (Major)


Alternative Medicine|*ST
MeSH Heading
Acupuncture; Chiropractic; Homeopathy; Human; Nausea|TH; Research Support; Treatment Outcome
Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0960-1643
Country of Publication
ENGLAND

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