Research Reports

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  • Allergic asthma

    Clinical trial, with positive findings, conducted on 24 patients attending an asthma outpatient clinic in Scotland; most of them were sensitive to house-dust mite. Approximately half of the patients were randomly allocated to receive homeopathic immunotherapy to their principal allergen; the others received a dummy medicine (placebo). They did not know which treatment group they were in. After 4 weeks, the patients who received homeopathic immunotherapy reported milder asthma symptoms overall than those who received placebo.

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  • Allergic skin reaction

    Clinical trial, with positive findings, conducted at a university health clinic in South Africa on 30 adult subjects with an allergy to cats. Half of the subjects were randomly allocated to receive a homeopathic combination of cat saliva and histamine; the other half received a dummy medicine (placebo). They did not know which treatment group they were in. After 4 weeks, the subjects who received the homeopathic medicine had a lesser degree of inflammation (wheal) after a skin-prick test than those who received placebo.

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  • Brain Injury

    Clinical trial, with positive findings, on 50 patients with mild traumatic brain injury and treated at a university medical school in the USA. Approximately half of the patients were randomly allocated to receive homeopathic medicine and the others received dummy medicine (placebo); they were not told which treatment group they were in. After 4 months of treatment, the patients receiving homeopathy showed more improvement on certain functional brain tests than the patients receiving placebo.

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  • Bronchitis

    Clinical trial, with positive findings, on 217 patients with bronchitis who were treated at doctors’ practices in Germany. Approximately half of the patients were randomly allocated to receive a combination homeopathic medicine called Bronchiselect, and the others received a dummy pill (placebo); they were not told which treatment group they were in. After 3 weeks of treatment, the patients receiving homeopathy had fewer days of coughing than the patients receiving placebo.

    Diefenbach M, Schilken J, Steiner G, Becker HJ (1997). Homöopathische Therapie bei Erkrankungen der Atemwege. Auswertung einer klinischen Studie bei 258 Patienten [Homeopathic therapy in respiratory tract diseases. Evaluation of a clinical study in 258 patients]. Zeitschrift für Allgemeinmedizin; 73:308–314.

  • Childhood diarrhoea

    Systematic review of three clinical trials, with positive conclusions.  The original clinical trials are: (A) Jacobs J, Jiminez LM, Gloyds SS, et al (1993). Homoeopathic treatment of acute childhood diarrhoea. A randomized clinical trial in Nicaragua. British Homoeopathic Journal; 82:83–86; (B) Jacobs J, Jimenez LM, Gloyds SS, et al (1994). Treatment of acute childhood diarrhea with homeopathic medicine; a randomized clinical trial in Nicaragua. Pediatrics; 93:719–725; (C) Jacobs J, Jimenez LM, Malthouse S, et al (2000). Homeopathic treatment of acute childhood diarrhoea: results from a clinical trial in Nepal. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine; 6:131–139.

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