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High dilutions of antimony modulate cytokines production and macrophage – Leishmania (L.) amazonensis interaction in vitro

Background - In previous results mice treated with high dilutions of antimony presented reduction of monocyte migration to the site of infection with increase in B lymphocytes population in the local lymph node. Aims - To know the mechanisms involved... [Leggi...]

A swinging seesaw as a novel model mechanism for time-dependent hormesis under dose-dependent stimulatory and inhibitory effects: A case study on the toxicity of antibacterial chemicals to Aliivibrio fischeri

Hormesis occurs frequently in broadly ranging biological areas (e.g. plant biology, microbiology, biogerontology), toxicology, pharmacology and medicine. While numerous mechanisms (e.g. receptor and pathway mediated pathway responses) account for sti... [Leggi...]

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...]

Therapeutic potential of HIV nosode 30c as evaluated in A549 lung cancer cells

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Objectives - To examine if HIV nosode in 30c dilution (HIV 30c) has therapeutic potential against lung cancer cells (A549) as compared to WRL-68 normal cells and to elucidate its possible molecular mechanism of action on DNA replication and apoptosis... [Leggi...]