Homeopathie en chronische ziekten

Homeopathic medical practice - Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany

Results:“Disease severity and quality of life demonstrated marked and sustained improvements following homeopathic treatment period. Our findings indicate that homeopathic medical therapy may play a beneficial role in the long-term care of patients with chronic diseases.”                                                 READ MORE

Outcome and costs of homoeopathic and conventional treatment strategies: A comparative cohort study in patients with chronic disorders - Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany

Results:“It is remarkable that homeopathic treatment was never shown to be inferior in this study. Significant differences between the treatment groups were observed in respect to several key factors. The study showed that the assessments by both adult & child patients ( evaluated separatly) were more favourable 6 or 12 months after diagnosis & initiation of homeopathic treatment than for conventional treatment. A similar apparent superiority of homeopathic treatment was also seen in the physicians assessments for the children, although not for the adults. The quality of life analysis of the component scales revealed statistically significant differences again in the favour of homeopathic approach. While the study demonstrates differences in favour of homeopathic therapy, it cannot explain what actually drives these results...”      READ MORE

Homeopathic Treatment for Chronic Disease - University Department of Palliative Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Results: “... total of 6544 consecutive follow-up patients were given outcome scores. Of the patients 70.7%
(n 4627) reported positive health changes, with 50.7% (n 3318) recording their improvement as better (2) or much better (3)......”                      READ MORE

Homeopathy in the public health system: a seven-year observational study at Lucca Hospital (Italy) - Homeopathic Clinic, Tuscany Regional Homeopathic Reference Centre, Italy

Results:“Overall 74% of patients reported at least moderate improvement. Outcomes were better with longer treatment duration and younger age of patients. Respiratory, followed by dermatological and gastrointestinal pathologies responded best...”                                                  READ MORE

Observational study of homeopathic and conventional therapies in patients with diabetic polyneuropathy - Institution Belladonna Medical Association, Milan, Italy.

Results:“Homeopathy was used in 45 patients, 32 of whom completed the observation study, and in parallel the conventional therapy outcomes were observed in 32 patients, 29 of whom completed the study. DNS improved in both groups during the observation period, but the change with respect to baseline was statistically significant only in Homeopathic group at T1 (P=0.016). Over the course of the observation there was a substantial stability of the electroneurophysiological values, blood pressure and body weight in both groups, a slight decrease of fasting blood glucose and glycated haemoglobin in Homeopathic group. QOL scores showed an improvement in Homeopathic group only. The cost of conventional drugs decreased in Homeopathic group from 114 euro/month to 94 euro/month at T1. Complementary homeopathic therapy of diabetic neuropathy was feasible and promising effects in symptom scores and cost savings were observed.”                                                   READ MORE

Individualized homeopathic treatment of trigeminal neuralgia: an observational study - InstitutionDepartment of Oral Medicine, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Dental School, Rafsanjan, Iran.

Result:“All 15 patients completed treatment. The results for both the reduction of pain intensity and attack frequency were statistically significant (P<0.001) during the four-month evaluation. We observed overall reductions of more than 60% in pain intensity using homeopathic treatment.
The results suggest that homeopathic treatment is an effective and safe method in the treatment of ITN.”                                              READ MORE

Outcomes from homeopathic prescribing in medical practice: A prospective, research-targeted, pilot study - InstitutionFaculty of Homeopathy and British Homeopathic Association, Hahnemann House, Luton, UK.

Results:“Practitioners typically submitted data regularly and punctually, and most data cells were completed as required, enabling substantial data analysis. The mean age of patients was 41.5 years. A total of 1783 individual patient conditions were treated overall. Outcome from two or more homeopathic appointments per patient condition was obtained in 961 cases (75.9% positive, 4.6% negative, 14.7% no change; 4.8% outcome not recorded). Strongly positive outcomes (scores of +2 or +3) were achieved most notably in the frequently treated conditions of anxiety, depression, and irritable bowel syndrome”.                                                                           READ MORE

Homeopathic treatment of elderly patients--a prospective observational study with follow-up over a two year period - Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany.

Results: “A total of 83 patients were included in the subgroup analysis (41% men, mean age 73.2 +/- (SD) 3.1 years; 59% women, 74.3 +/- 3.8 years).98.6 percent of all diagnoses were chronic with an average duration of 11.5 +/- 11.5 years. 82 percent of the patients were taking medication at baseline.The most frequent diagnoses were hypertension (20.5%, 11.1 +/- 7.5 years) and sleep disturbances (15.7%, 22.1 +/- 25.8 years).The severity of complaints decreased significantly between baseline and 24 months in both patients (from 6.3 (95%CI: 5.7-6.8) to 4.6 (4.0-5.1), p < 0.001) and physicians' assessments (from 6.6 (6.0-7.1) to 3.7 (3.2-4.3), p < 0.001); quality of life (SF 36) and the number of medicines taken did not significantly change”.
“The severity of disease showed marked and sustained improvements under homeopathic treatment, but this did not lead to an improvement of quality of life. Our findings might indicate that homeopathic medical therapy may play a beneficial role in the long-term care of older adults with chronic diseases and studies on comparative effectiveness are needed to evaluate this hypothesis.”
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How healthy are chronically ill patients after eight years of homeopathic treatment?--Results from a long term observational study - Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany.

Result: “A total of 3,709 patients were studied, 73% (2,722 adults, 72.8% female, age at baseline 41.0 +/- 12.3; 819 children, 48.4% female, age 6.5 +/- 4.0) contributed data to the 8-year follow-up. The most frequent diagnoses were allergic rhinitis and headache in adults, and atopic dermatitis and multiple recurrent infections in children. Disease severity decreased significantly (p < 0.001) between baseline, 2 and 8 years (adults from 6.2 +/- 1.7 to 2.9 +/- 2.2 and 2.7 +/- 2.1; children from 6.1 +/- 1.8 to 2.1 +/- 2.0 and 1.7 +/- 1.9). Physical and mental quality of life sores also increased considerably. Younger age, female gender and more severe disease at baseline were factors predictive of better therapeutic success.” “Patients who seek homeopathic treatment are likely to improve considerably. These effects persist for as long as 8 years.”
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Effects of homeopathic treatment on salivary flow rate and subjective symptoms in patients with oral dryness: a randomized trial - Porin Hammaspiste, Pori, Finland

Results: “With only two exceptions, the experimental group experienced a significant relief of xerostomia whereas no such effect was found in the placebo group. Stimulated salivary flow rate was slightly higher with homeopathy than placebo but no consistent changes occurred in salivary immunoglobulin (IgA, IgG) levels. In an open follow-up period those receiving homeopathic medicine continued treatment and the placebo group patients were treated with individually prescribed homeopathic medicines. The symptoms of xerostomia improved in both groups. Our results suggest that individually prescribed homeopathic medicine could be a valuable adjunct to the treatment of oral discomfort and xerostomic symptoms.”                                       READ MORE

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