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Archive for the 'Homeopathy' Category

Does anyone use St. John’s wort to treat dental pain?

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Its claimed anti-pain and anti-inflammatory properties in homeopathic medicine have led to a number of studies in patients with acute pain.

Researchers at University of Witten/Herdecke, in Germany reviewed the evidence for using St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) for pain conditions in homeopathic dental practice. (more…)

CAM use among people with high blood pressure

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the overall prevalence of hypertension among US adults between 2003 and 2010 was 30%, or about 67 million people. About 36 million (54%) had uncontrolled hypertension.

Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, examined the prevalence of CAM use among older adults with and without diagnosed high blood pressure and the degree to which CAM is used specifically for the treatment of high blood pressure. (more…)

What’s trending now in visits to homeopaths

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Two recent studies report marked differences in the use of homeopathy.

First, homeopathy in the US. (more…)

CAM use in the Manitoba IBD Cohort Study

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Researchers in Winnipeg, Manitoba surveyed the prevalence of CAM use in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. (more…)

Homeopathic treatments for psychiatric conditions

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Researchers in South Carolina conducted this review. (more…)

Homeopathic vs conventional treatment of otitis media

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Researchers at the Regional Research Institute of Homeopathy, Jin aipur (Rajasthan), India, studied patients with acute otitis media. (more…)

Homeopathy for children with atopic dermatitis

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Researchers at the Tuscany Regional Homeopathic Reference Centre, in Italy, studied the long-term outcome of children suffering from atopic dermatitis (the most common form of eczema) after an about 8 years. (more…)

Review: Homeopathic treatments in psychiatry

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Really? (more…)

Review: CAM options to induce labor

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Researchers at Monash University, in Victoria, Australia, examined the scientific evidence for the use of CAM to stimulate labor. (more…)

Review of CAM for fibromyalgia

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Most people suffering from fibromyalgia use a variety of complementary or alternative medicine treatments to manage their symptoms.

Prof. Ernst has updated his review of the CAM options from a year ago. (more…)

CAM for insomnia?

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

It’s probably one of the most popular uses of CAM.

Researchers in Australia reviewed the evidence. (more…)

Itraconazole vs homeopathy to treat vulvovaginal candidiasis

Monday, August 8th, 2011

It’s a common vaginal infection caused by a yeast-like fungus.

Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna, in Austria compared treatment with itraconazole (Sporanox) to classic homeopathy. (more…)

Reviewing non-pharmacological options to prevent migraine

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

At the University of Turin, in Italy, researchers reviewed the evidence.

And contributors to the US Headache Consortium tell us why it’s important. (more…)

CAM options to treat menopausal symptoms

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Prof. Ernst has reviewed the evidence.

Here’s what we know. (more…)

Why do patients with rheumatoid arthritis respond to homeopathy?

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Researchers at Aldermoor Health Centre, Aldermoor Close, Southampton, UK compared homeopathic consultation to homeopathic remedies. (more…)

Classical homeopathy to treat atopic eczema

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Homeopaths claim to have good success in treating atopic dermatitis (atopic eczema).

Researchers from Germany put it to the test. (more…)

Homeopathic treatment of sepsis

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Researchers in Germany evaluated whether homeopathy influences long-term outcome in critically ill patients suffering from severe sepsis (bloodstream infection). (more…)

The best evidence on homeopathy

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Prof. Ernst searched the Cochrane review database for the term “homeopathy” in the title, abstract, or keywords. (more…)

The value of the consultation in treating cardiovascular disease

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Research from California and Iowa support the value of added time with a qualified healthcare professional. (more…)

CAM use among US adolescents

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Prof. Ernst sees encouraging evidence for some treatments.

But does it matter? (more…)