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Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in cancer patients: An Italian multicenter survey

Introduction - Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) include a wide range of products (herbs, vitamins, minerals, and probiotics) and medical practices, developed outside of the mainstream Western medicine. Patients with cancer are more likely... [Leggi...]

Assessing the magnitude of reporting bias in trials of homeopathy: a cross-sectional study and meta-analysis

Objectives - To assess the magnitude of reporting bias in trials assessing homeopathic treatments and its impact on evidence syntheses. Design - A cross-sectional study and meta-analysis. Two persons independently searched Clinicaltrials.gov, the EU ... [Leggi...]

Evidence-based homeopathy and veterinary homeopathy, and its potential to help overcome the anti­microbial resistance problem – an overview

The basic principles of homeopathy, and its legal and scientific foundations, are discussed in an overview to address the positions of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the commission of the European Union (EU) on complementary medicine. Accord... [Leggi...]

The Clinical and Biological Effects of Homeopathically Prepared Signaling Molecules: A Scoping Review

Background - Signaling molecules such as cytokines and interleukins are key mediators for the immune response in responding to internal or external stimuli. Homeopathically prepared signaling molecules have been used therapeutically for about five ... [Leggi...]

Efficacy of Individualized Homeopathic Medicines in Plantar Fasciitis: Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial

Introduction - Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a chronic degenerative condition causing marked thickening and fibrosis of the plantar fascia, and collagen necrosis, chondroid metaplasia and calcification. There is little convincing evidence in support of... [Leggi...]

Evidence for Reversal of Immunosuppression by Homeopathic Medicine to a Predominant Th1-type Immune Response in BALB/c Mice Infected with Leishmania donovani

Background - Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a neglected tropical disease that is fatal if treatment is not given. The available chemotherapeutic options are unsatisfactory, and so complementary therapies like homeopathy might be a promising approac... [Leggi...]

In-Vitro Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activities of Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Salmonella typhi, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Candida albicans Nosodes

Background - This study presents the results of the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) assay of a series of nosodes: namely Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Salmonella typhi, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Candida albicans. Each was tested ... [Leggi...]

Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Feasibility Study, Evaluating the Efficacy of Homeopathic Medicines in the Prevention of COVID-19 in a Quarantined Population

Introduction - Exploring preventive therapeutic measures has been among the biggest challenges during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We explored the feasibili... [Leggi...]

Individualised Homeopathic Medicine in the Treatment of Infertility: A Case Series

Background - Infertility is the inability of a person to conceive despite having carefully timed, unprotected sexual intercourse for 2 years. There are 80 to 168 million people worldwide who are suffering from infertility, resulting in feelings of ... [Leggi...]

Effect of Nosodes on Lettuce, Parasitized or Not by Meloidogyne enterolobii

Background - Nosodes are homeopathic preparations (HPs) obtained from tissues or substances associated with the targeted disease or from culture of the pathogenic agent. Nosodes are thought to modulate host resistance, easing symptoms or promoting ... [Leggi...]