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Prevalence of homeopathy use by the general population worldwide: a systematic review

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Aim - To systematically review surveys of 12-month prevalence of homeopathy use by the general population worldwide. Methods - Studies were identified via database searches to October 2015. Study quality was assessed using a six-item tool. All estima... [Leggi...]

Individualized homeopathic treatment in addition to conventional treatment in type II diabetic patients in Hong Kong – a retrospective cohort study

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Objective - Glycaemic goals are not achieved in most patients with type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM), especially in those with long disease duration and taking multiple oral antidiabetic drugs (OAD). We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of indivi... [Leggi...]

High diluted and dynamised follicle stimulating hormone modulates steroid production in isolated porcine preantral follicles cultured in vitro

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Objective - This study investigated the effect of two different follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) preparations (diluted/dynamised and diluted) on the in vitro development and steroid production (estradiol, progesterone and testosterone) of isolated ... [Leggi...]

Informing the homeopathic practice for Turkish pharmacists: reviewing the example of Portuguese community pharmacies

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Introduction - Alternative and complementary therapy systems, such as homeopathy, have long been used around the world. Since 1995 homeopathy has been officially recognized in Europe as a system of medicine or a medical specialty. Portuguese communit... [Leggi...]

In vitro effects of Zinc in soluble and homeopathic formulations on macrophages and astrocytes

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Zinc is an important metal in body homeostasis. Zinc in soluble form (Zn2+) and homeopathic Zincum metallicum were tested in macrophages and astrocytes in order to investigate its potential toxic or therapeutic effects. We evaluated cell viability (W... [Leggi...]

Publication and outcome reporting of homeopathy trials registered in ClinicalTrials.gov

Background - Homeopathy is gaining popularity globally, despite a lack of convincing evidence of its efficacy. For example, a 2015 review by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) found no discernible convincing effects b... [Leggi...]

Is metabolic dysregulation associated with antidepressant response in depressed women in climacteric treated with individualized homeopathic medicines or fluoxetine? The HOMDEP-MENOP Study

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Background - Climacteric is associated with both depression and metabolic dysregulation. Scarce evidence suggests that metabolic dysregulation may predict poor response to conventional antidepressants. Response to depression treatment has not been st... [Leggi...]

Effects of ultra-high dilutions of sodium butyrate on viability and gene expression in HEK 293 cells

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Background - Several recent studies reported the capability of high diluted homeopathic medicines to modulate gene expression in cell cultures. In line with these studies, we examined whether ultra-high dilutions (30C and 200C) of sodium butyrate (SB... [Leggi...]

Interaction of homeopathic potencies with the water soluble solvatochromic dye bis-dimethylaminofuchsone. Part 1: pH studies

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Introduction - Previous studies have demonstrated the potential of solvatochromic dyes for investigating the physical chemistry of homeopathic potencies. Results - Following examination of this class of dyes in organic solvents, results obtained usi... [Leggi...]

Number of succussion strokes affects effectiveness of ultra-high-diluted arsenic on in vitro wheat germination and polycrystalline structures obtained by droplet evaporation method

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Objectives - The aim of this study is to investigate whether the number of succussion strokes applied after each dilution step when preparing the homeopathic treatments influences the effectiveness of ultra-high-diluted (UHD) arsenic trioxide at the ... [Leggi...]