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Do NHS GP surgeries employing GPs additionally trained in integrative or complementary medicine have lower antibiotic prescribing rates? Retrospective cross-sectional analysis of national primary care prescribing data in England in 2016

Objective - To determine differences in antibiotic prescription rates between conventional General Practice (GP) surgeries and GP surgeries employing general practitioners (GPs) additionally trained in integrative medicine (IM) or complementary and a... [Leggi...]

‘New Homeopathic Medicines’ database: A project to employ conventional drugs according to the homeopathic method of treatment

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Introduction - Samuel Hahnemann systematized the homeopathy and the effects of the drugs on the state of human health describing a primary action of the drug followed by a secondary and opposite action of the organism. Seeking to employ such secondar... [Leggi...]

A randomized controlled trial of a homeopathic syrup in the treatment of cold symptoms in young children

Background - There is little evidence that the decongestant, antihistamine, or cough suppressant medications commonly used to treat cold symptoms in preschool children are effective. One option for treating cold symptoms in young children is with hom... [Leggi...]

A systematic review: Are herbal and homeopathic remedies used during pregnancy safe?

Background: Herbal and homeopathic remedies have been used to assist with child bearing and pregnancy for centuries. Allopathic (‘Western’) medicine is traditionally avoided during pregnancy because of limited drug trials and the suspected terato... [Leggi...]

Add-On Complementary Medicine in Cancer Care: Evidence in Literature and Experiences of Integration

Background: According to the literature an increasing number of cancer patients demand for complementary therapies during their disease. Research has demonstrated that some of these therapies are effective and safe as adjunctive treatments in specifi... [Leggi...]

Adverse effects of homeopathy, what do we know? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Objectives - Homeopathy is a popular treatment modality among patient, however there is sparse research about adverse effects of homeopathy. A concept unique for homeopathy, is homeopathic aggravation that is understood as a transient worsening of th... [Leggi...]

Is It Possible to Distinguish Homeopathic Aggravation from Adverse Effects? A Qualitative Study

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Background: Homeopathic aggravation is a temporary worsening of existing symptoms following the administration of a correct homeopathic prescription. The aim of this study was to explore and compose criteria that may differentiate homeopathic aggrava... [Leggi...]

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance characterization of traditional homeopathically manufactured copper (Cuprum metallicum) and plant (Gelsemium sempervirens) medicines and controls

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Background - NMR proton relaxation is sensitive to the dynamics of the water molecule H2O, through the interaction of the spin of the proton (1H) with external magnetic and electromagnetic fields. Methods - We measured dilution and potentization proc... [Leggi...]

A review of machines and devices to potentize homeopathic medicines

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Background - Potentization, consisting of serial dilution and succussion, is a key step in the manufacture of homeopathic medicines. Originally prescribed as a manual process, several attempts at mechanization have been published, patented and even c... [Leggi...]

Metal nanoparticle induced hormetic activation: a novel mechanism of homeopathic medicines

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Background - High-potency homeopathic remedies, 30c and 200c have enormous dilution factors of 1060 and 10400 respectively. Therefore, the presence of physical entities in them is inconceivable. As a result, their efficacy is highly debated and often... [Leggi...]