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Isopathic Use of Auto-Sarcode of DNA as Anti-Miasmatic Homeopathic Medicine and Modulator of Gene Expression?

Homeopathy 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Introduction:  In addition to the four pillars of homeopathy, vitalism and the miasmatic theory are often used to explain the health-disease process. According to Hahnemann's concepts, homeopathic miasms are the main obstacle to the cure of chronic diseases, with psora being the fundamental cause of all forms of diseases. According to modern genetics, the disease-promoting epigenetic alterations are the fundamental cause of the manifestation of chronic diseases. Read More

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February 2019

Extending Homeopathy's Reach.

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Robert T Mathie

Homeopathy 2019 Feb 8;108(1). Epub 2019 Feb 8.

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February 2019
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Contributing Reviewers in 2018.

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Homeopathy 2019 Feb 8;108(1):i-ii. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

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February 2019

Efficacy of a Homeopathic Medicine of Capsicum frutescens L. (Solanaceae) in the Treatment of Hot Flashes in Menopausal Women: A Phase-2 Randomized Controlled Trial.

Homeopathy 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Department of Plant Biotechnology, University of Ribeirão Preto (UNAERP), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

Background:  Hot flashes are common in women during menopause, and are an important cause of discomfort, increasing the number of medical appointments. Hormone replacement therapy is an effective treatment, but it can bring undesirable consequences. Alternative treatments exist but they are not universally accepted or effective. Read More

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February 2019
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Homeopathy in Public Health in India.

Homeopathy 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India.

Background:  Based on a pluralistic approach to health care, India offers a range of medical treatment modalities to its population. In that context, the government of India aims at providing its people with wider access to homeopathy. This article provides insight into the infrastructural support put in place by the government to meet that aim. Read More

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February 2019
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Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised, Other-than-Placebo Controlled, Trials of Non-Individualised Homeopathic Treatment.

Homeopathy 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States.

Introduction:  This study focuses on randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of non-individualised homeopathic treatment (NIHT) in which the control (comparator) group was other than placebo (OTP).

Objectives:  To determine the comparative effectiveness of NIHT on health-related outcomes in adults and children for any given condition that has been the subject of at least one OTP-controlled trial. For each study, to assess its risk of bias and to determine whether its study attitude was predominantly 'pragmatic' or 'explanatory'. Read More

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January 2019
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Effects of Homeopathic Preparations of Mercurius corrosivus on the Growth Rate of Severely Mercury-Stressed Duckweed Lemna gibba L.

Homeopathy 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Institute of Integrative Medicine, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany.

Background:  We developed a bioassay with mercury-stressed duckweed ( L.) to study potential effects of homeopathically potentised mercury(II) chloride ( []). The response of this bioassay to homeopathic treatments as a function of stress intensity was also of interest. Read More

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January 2019

Phenomenological Characterization of Low-Potency Homeopathic Preparations by Means of Pattern Formation in Evaporating Droplets.

Homeopathy 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Society for Cancer Research, Hiscia Institute, Arlesheim, Switzerland.

Background:  Evaporation-induced pattern formation in droplets has been applied to test effects of high potencies. Here we propose for the first time the droplet evaporation method (DEM) as a tool to characterize low potencies on a qualitative and quantitative basis.

Materials And Methods:  The present investigation consisted of: (1) screening of 18 different substances of mineral, vegetal, and animal origin in the 1x to 6x potency range; choice of four substances with characteristic pattern-forming properties; (2) replication experiments aiming at the differentiation of four homeopathic preparations at the same potency levels (2x-6x); and (3) control experiments performed on three preparations. Read More

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January 2019
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Investigation of the Origin of Voltage Generation in Potentized Homeopathic Medicine through Raman Spectroscopy.

Homeopathy 2019 Jan 7. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Education, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Background:  For the study of homeopathic medicines in proper perspective, emerging techniques in material science are being used. Vibrational spectroscopy is one such tool for providing information on different states of hydrogen bonding as an effect of potentization. The associated change in electrical properties is also correlated with this effect. Read More

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January 2019
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Nanoparticle Characterisation of Traditional Homeopathically Manufactured Cuprum metallicum and Gelsemium sempervirens Medicines and Controls.

Homeopathy 2019 Feb 12;108(1):73-74. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Centre Européen d'Informatique et d'Automation, Brussels, Belgium.

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February 2019
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Nanoscience Study of Homeopathic Medicine.

Homeopathy 2019 Feb 12;108(1):71-72. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Simillimum Welfare Society, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.

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February 2019
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A Study of Siberia's Medicinal Plants Used in Homeopathy.

Homeopathy 2019 Feb 23;108(1):54-65. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "Peoples' Friendship University of Russia", Moscow, Russia.

Background:  A current priority of national health care in Russia is to expand the range of drug substances, based on naturally occurring compounds, to use for treating socially significant diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

Objective:  The main objective of our study was to compile a contemporary list of Siberia's 'homeopathic plants', describing for each plant the corresponding therapeutic indications or main symptoms of disease.

Methods:  The textbook, , was used to scrutinize the 709 species that are allowed for use in Russia, designating each of the 709 as either indigenous or non-indigenous to the region of Siberia. Read More

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February 2019
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Immune and Antioxidant Enzyme Response of Longfin Yellowtail (Seriola rivoliana) Juveniles to Ultra-diluted Substances Derived from Phosphorus, Silica and Pathogenic Vibrio.

Homeopathy 2019 Feb 20;108(1):43-53. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste S.C. (CIBNOR), La Paz, Baja California Sur, México.

Background:  This research aimed to observe the effect of homeopathic treatments prepared from and (H1) and commercial homeopathic medication and (H2) on the immune and antioxidant response in juveniles under usual culture conditions and challenged with .

Materials And Methods:  Quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis was used to study changes in the expression of key genes related to immune response, cytokines (interleukin-1β [IL-1β]), adapter protein for cytokine release (MyD88) and piscidin and spectrophotometric techniques to analyze the activity of antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) enzymes in juveniles at 30 (weaning stage [WS]) and 60 (early juveniles [EJ]) days post-hatching.

Results:  The H1 treatment led to over-expression of the IL-1β and MyD88 genes in fish at WS and EJ with respect to control, contrary to the H2 treatment that led to under-expression of the IL-1β, MyD88 and piscidin genes at the EJ stage. Read More

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February 2019
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An Assessment of a Public Health Initiative of Homeopathy for Primary Teething.

Homeopathy 2019 Feb 20;108(1):2-11. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH), Delhi, India.

Background:  During primary teething, children suffer from running nose, mild fever, diarrhoea and other mild irritations and inflammations. A public health programme, 'Homoeopathy for the Healthy Child', was undertaken on a pilot basis focusing on promotion of healthy teething by provision of home-based care through six pre-identified homeopathic medicines for complaints commonly observed during primary teething. This article assesses the feasibility of this programme and reports the impact of this initiative on teething profile in children and episodes of diarrhoea and upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). Read More

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February 2019
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Electronic Registration in Complementary/Homeopathic Medical Practice with Identification of 'Best Homeopathic Cases': A Pilot Study.

Homeopathy 2019 Feb 5;108(1):33-42. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Department of Homeopathy, Dutch Doctors Association of Integrative Medicine (AVIG), Bunnik, The Netherlands.

Background:  Practice-based registration could identify 'general' and 'homeopathic' prognostic factors for therapeutic success in patients who seek complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)/homeopathic treatment. Identification of 'best homeopathic cases' within a database could inform clinical research and improve homeopathic practice.

Objective: To investigate the feasibility of registration in daily CAM/homeopathic practice, evaluate patient-reported outcome measures and tools for identifying 'best homeopathic cases' and to make recommendations for an electronic database. Read More

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February 2019
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Biological Actions, Electrical Conductance and Silicon-Containing Microparticles of Arsenicum Album Prepared in Plastic and Glass Vials.

Homeopathy 2019 Feb 5;108(1):12-23. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Research Center, Graduating Program of Environmental and Experimental Pathology, Universidade Paulista - UNIP, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Introduction:  According to the "silica hypothesis" formulated to explain homeopathy, the information of starting materials would be transferred to cells by silica nanoparticles detached from the glassware walls by serial dilution and agitation through epitaxy. We compared the biological activity, electrical current and silicon microparticle content (by means of scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy) of high dilutions (HDs) of arsenic prepared in plastic and glass vials to investigate the role of silica in their biological effects in vitro.

Materials And Methods:  Co-cultures of macrophages and yeast () were treated with different HDs of arsenic prepared in plastic and glass vials. Read More

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February 2019
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Reasons for Use of and Experiences with Homeopathic Treatment as an Adjunct to Usual Cancer Care: Results of a Small Qualitative Study.

Homeopathy 2019 Feb 21;108(1):24-32. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

School of Community Health and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom.

Background:  A significant proportion of patients with cancer consult with homeopaths. No former qualitative study has reported on experiences with homeopathy in this patient group. This study aimed to learn about the reasons for, and experiences with, treatment provided by homeopaths among Danish patients with cancer. Read More

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February 2019
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Homeopathy Seen as Personalised Nanomedicine.

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E S Rajendran

Homeopathy 2019 Feb 12;108(1):66-70. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Department of Homeopathic Philosophy, Vinayaka Mission's Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Tamil Nadu, Salem, India.

Among all the discoveries of Hahnemann, potentisation was the most important, though controversial. The curative effect of individualised homeopathic potencies is empirical but inexplicable by the conventional principles of science. This paradox is a highly contentious topic of debate between rationalists and homeopaths. Read More

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February 2019
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Nanoparticle Characterisation of Traditional Homeopathically Manufactured Cuprum metallicum and Gelsemium sempervirens Medicines and Controls.

Homeopathy 2018 Nov 25;107(4):244-263. Epub 2018 Aug 25.

Centre Européen d'Informatique et d'Automation, Brussels, Belgium.

Background:  Homeopathy is controversial due to its use of very highly diluted medicines (high potencies/dynamisations).

Methods:  We used a multi-technology approach to examine dilutions of two commonly used homeopathic medicines: an insoluble metal, and a soluble plant tincture, , for the presence of nanoparticles (NPs) of original substance. The homeopathic medicines tested were specially prepared, according to the European pharmacopoeia standards. Read More

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November 2018
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Quantitative and Qualitative Pathogenetic Indices for Review of Data Derived from Homeopathic Pathogenetic Trials.

Authors:
Rajesh Shah

Homeopathy 2018 Nov 25;107(4):274-279. Epub 2018 Aug 25.

Department of Research, Life Force, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Introduction:  Analysis of data derived from homeopathic pathogenetic trials (HPTs, homeopathic drug provings) has been a challenge. Most parts of the homeopathic pharmacopeia were sourced from Hahnemann's Materia Medica Pura (1825-1833), TF Allen's Encyclopedia (1874) and Constantine Hering's Materia Medica (1879-1891), well before randomised controlled trials were in use. As a result, such studies and their outcomes harbour a large risk of inclusion of unreliable symptoms. Read More

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November 2018
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Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised, Other-than-Placebo Controlled, Trials of Individualised Homeopathic Treatment.

Homeopathy 2018 Nov 18;107(4):229-243. Epub 2018 Aug 18.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States.

Background:  This study focuses on randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of individualised homeopathic treatment (IHT) in which the control (comparator) group was other than placebo (OTP).

Aims:  To determine the comparative effectiveness of IHT on health-related outcomes in adults and children for any clinical condition that has been the subject of at least one OTP-controlled trial. For each study, to assess the risk of bias and to determine whether its study attitude was predominantly 'pragmatic' or 'explanatory'. Read More

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November 2018
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A Pilot Study of Prospective Data Collection by Italian Homeopathic Doctors.

Homeopathy 2018 Nov 7;107(4):264-273. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Section of General Pathology, Department of Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.

Objective:  The main purpose of this article is to report the systematic data collection pertaining to the consultations of a group of qualified homeopathic physicians. Studies have been performed concerning: (1) the most frequently treated pathologies; (2) the symptoms reported by patients, with a particular focus on "fear" symptoms; and (3) the evaluation of the outcomes of the treatment, including likelihood ratio (LR) for fear symptoms of mostly prescribed remedies.

Design:  Prospective observational study. Read More

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November 2018

Individualisation and High Dilution.

Authors:
Peter Fisher

Homeopathy 2018 08 27;107(3):155-156. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

Editor-in-Chief, Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, London, United Kingdom.

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August 2018
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Homeopathic Treatment of Insomnia and Symptom Clusters Related to Cerebral Chemotoxicity in Oncology.

Homeopathy 2018 Nov 18;107(4):292-298. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

General Practice Department, Faculty of Medicine, Strasbourg University, Strasbourg, France.

Background:  During chemotherapy, the correlation between insomnia and fatigue, anxiety, pain, depressed mood, and cognitive disorders makes these subjective complaints a 'symptom cluster' with common biological mechanisms. The theory of cerebral inflammation following the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines (high level of interleukin 1-β [IL1-β], IL6 and tumour necrosis factor-alpha) is currently the most generally accepted. Understanding these mechanisms should allow us to propose a chemoprotective homeopathic treatment of the nervous system. Read More

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November 2018
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Case Reports of Five Cancer Patients with Unusual Course.

Homeopathy 2018 Nov 16;107(4):280-291. Epub 2018 Jun 16.

Institute for Homeopathic Research, Vienna, Austria.

Introduction:  The analysis of the periodic table of elements by Jan Scholten opened the way for a new kind of classification and repertorisation of homeopathic remedies. Thereby, group analysis (resorting to series and stages) makes precise prescriptions possible. This approach appears to yield striking results, even in severe cases. Read More

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November 2018
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Response to Individualized Homeopathic Treatment for Depression in Climacteric Women with History of Domestic Violence, Marital Dissatisfaction or Sexual Abuse: Results from the HOMDEP-MENOP Study.

Homeopathy 2018 08 5;107(3):202-208. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

Sección de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigación, Escuela Superior de Medicina, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Ciudad de México, México.

Background: Although individualized homeopathic treatment is effective for depression in climacteric women, there is a lack of well-designed studies of its efficacy for depression in battered women or in post-traumatic stress disorder. The aim of this study was to assess the association between individualized homeopathic treatment or fluoxetine and response to depression treatment in climacteric women with high levels of domestic violence, sexual abuse or marital dissatisfaction.

Materials And Methods: One hundred and thirty-three Mexican climacteric women with moderate-to-severe depression enrolled in the HOMDEP-MENOP Study (a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, double-dummy, three-arm trial, with a 6-week follow-up study) were evaluated. Read More

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August 2018
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Ultra-High Dilutions and Homeopathy: Can They Be Explained without Non-Local Theory?

Homeopathy 2018 08 5;107(3):189-195. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

'Homeopathie', Homeopathy Centre, Athens, Greece.

We discuss questions related to the 'Benveniste Affair', its consequences and broader issues in an attempt to understand homeopathy. Specifically, we address the following points: 1.:  The relationship between the experiments conducted by Benveniste, Montagnier, their collaborators and groups that independently tested their results, and 'traditional' homeopathy. Read More

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August 2018
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Effectiveness of Homeopathic Medicines as Add-on to Institutional Management Protocol for Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Children: An Open-Label Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.

Homeopathy 2018 08 5;107(3):161-171. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India.

Background: Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) is endemic to certain parts of India, with limited treatment options. In our initial exploratory comparative observational study of 151 patients with AES, there was significantly reduced mortality with adjunctive homeopathy compared to institutional management protocol (IMP). The present randomized placebo-controlled trial brings more statistical rigor to this research program. Read More

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August 2018
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Assessment of Likelihood Ratio for Four Contact Dermatitis Symptoms of Vinca Minor.

Homeopathy 2018 08 21;107(3):209-217. Epub 2018 May 21.

Department of Health & Medical Education, District Hospitals, Baramullah and Handwara, Jammu & Kashmir, India.

Background: Contact dermatitis (CD) is a frequently occurring medical condition, for which (VM) is one of the recommended homeopathic medicines. However, the symptoms indicating this medicine have not yet been assessed systematically. Likelihood ratio (LR), based on Bayesian statistics, may yield better estimation of a medicine's indication than the existing method of entry of symptoms into materia medica and repertories. Read More

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August 2018
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Phase-Transition-Induced Pattern Formation Applied to Basic Research on Homeopathy: A Systematic Review.

Homeopathy 2018 08 16;107(3):181-188. Epub 2018 May 16.

Society for Cancer Research, Hiscia Institute, Arlesheim, Switzerland.

Background: Methods based on phase-transition-induced pattern formation (PTPF) are increasingly used in medical research. Frequent application fields are medical diagnosis and basic research in homeopathy. Here, we present a systematic review of experimental studies concerning PTPF-based methods applied to homeopathy research. Read More

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August 2018
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Water-Related Mechanisms Proposed for Storing and Transmitting Homeopathic Information: Putative Links with Biological Responses.

Homeopathy 2018 08 16;107(3):172-180. Epub 2018 May 16.

Laboratory of Histomorphometry and Lung Genomics, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Introduction: There are two critical pillars of homeopathy that contrast with the dominant scientific approach: the similitude principle and the potentization of serial dilutions. Three main hypotheses about the mechanisms of action are in discussion: nanobubbles-related hormesis; vehicle-related electric resonance; and quantum non-locality.

Objectives: The aim of this paper is to review and discuss some key points of such properties: the imprint of supramolecular structures based on the nanoparticle-allostatic, cross-adaptation-sensitization (NPCAS) model; the theory of non-molecular electromagnetic transfer of information, based on the coherent water domains model, and relying (like the NPCAS model) on the idea of local interactions; and the hypothesis of quantum entanglement, based on the concept of non-locality. Read More

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August 2018
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Symptom Similarity versus Disease Similarity: Revisiting the Application of the Law of Similars and Challenging the Symptom-Centric Approach in Homeopathy.

Authors:
Rajesh Shah

Homeopathy 2018 08 16;107(3):218-222. Epub 2018 May 16.

Department of Research, Life Force, Chembur, Mumbai, India.

The system of homeopathic medicine is based on the Law of Similars. It is often implied by students and practitioners of homeopathy that the fundamental principle suggests that if the substance is capable of producing certain 'symptoms', it can also remove, treat, or 'annihilate' similar symptoms if the same substance is administered in a small dose. Hahnemann clearly highlights the importance of pathogenesis or 'disease-producing power', and not just the symptoms-producing power, as a part of the 'totality of the disease'. Read More

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August 2018
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Effect of Homeopathic Dilutions of Cuprum Arsenicosum on the Electrical Properties of Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride-Co-Hexafluoropropylene).

Homeopathy 2018 05 27;107(2):130-136. Epub 2018 Feb 27.

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Education, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Background: We report the effects of nanoparticles in homeopathic preparations of copper salts on the electrical properties of polymer film. Previous work showed that the incorporation of metal-derived homeopathic medicines increases the dielectric constant and alternating current (AC) conductivity of an electroactive polymer film that is commonly used as a capacitor in the electronic industry.We report here the effect of dilution of one homeopathic medicine, (), at 200C potency on the electrical properties of the polymer film of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene). Read More

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May 2018
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Homeopathy in the Age of Antimicrobial Resistance: Is It a Viable Treatment for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections?

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Alison Fixsen

Homeopathy 2018 05 5;107(2):99-114. Epub 2018 Feb 5.

Department of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom.

Background: Acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) and their complications are the most frequent cause of antibiotic prescribing in primary care. With multi-resistant organisms proliferating, appropriate alternative treatments to these conditions are urgently required. Homeopathy presents one solution; however, there are many methods of homeopathic prescribing. Read More

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May 2018
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Homeopathic Prevention and Management of Epidemic Diseases.

Authors:
Jennifer Jacobs

Homeopathy 2018 08 12;107(3):157-160. Epub 2018 May 12.

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States.

Background: Homeopathy has been used to treat epidemic diseases since the time of Hahnemann, who used Belladonna to treat scarlet fever. Since then, several approaches using homeopathy for epidemic diseases have been proposed, including individualization, combination remedies, genus epidemicus, and isopathy.

Methods: The homeopathic research literature was searched to find examples of each of these approaches and to evaluate which were effective. Read More

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August 2018
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An N-of-1 Feasibility Study of Homeopathic Treatment for Fatigue in Patients Receiving Chemotherapy.

Homeopathy 2018 08 7;107(3):196-201. Epub 2018 May 7.

Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre, Ottawa, Canada.

Background: Cancer-related fatigue has been described as a subjective feeling of physical, emotional, and/or cognitive tiredness. Homeopathy has been widely used to treat side effects of chemotherapy. The n-of-1 design is a single-patient trial method to study a clinical condition that is either short lived and reversible or is chronic and stable. Read More

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August 2018
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A New Publisher and New Directions.

Authors:
Peter Fisher

Homeopathy 2018 05 22;107(2):79-80. Epub 2018 Apr 22.

Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.

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May 2018
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Systematic Review of Plant-Based Homeopathic Basic Research: An Update.

Homeopathy 2018 05 5;107(2):115-129. Epub 2018 Apr 5.

Centre for Complementary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.

Background: Plant-based test systems have been described as a useful tool for investigating possible effects of homeopathic preparations. The last reviews of this research field were published in 2009/2011. Due to recent developments in the field, an update is warranted. Read More

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May 2018
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Homeopathy for Perennial Asthma in Adolescents: Pilot Feasibility Study Testing a Randomised Withdrawal Design.

Homeopathy 2018 05 26;107(2):143-149. Epub 2018 Mar 26.

Departamento de Medicina Preventiva, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Introduction: Previous findings from a pragmatic trial suggest that usual care compared with usual care plus individualised homeopathy is not a feasible design to address homeopathic interventions for asthma.

Objective: The main purpose of this article was to investigate the feasibility of the randomised withdrawal design as a strategy to assess the effectiveness of a standardised clinical-pharmaceutical homeopathic protocol () on perennial asthma in adolescents.

Methods: Randomised withdrawal, double-blind, parallel, placebo-controlled, 12-week study. Read More

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May 2018
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In Vitro Effects of Homeopathic Drugs on Cultured Escherichia coli.

Homeopathy 2018 05 22;107(2):150-154. Epub 2018 Mar 22.

Homöopathie-Pannek, Basel, Switzerland.

Background: Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common morbidities in persons with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD). Repetitive antibiotic treatment increases the risk of selecting multi-resistant bacteria. Homeopathic treatment has been reported to be effective in these patients. Read More

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May 2018
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A Theoretical Approach to Selection of a Biologically Active Substance in Ultra-Low Doses for Effective Action on a Biological System.

Homeopathy 2018 05 22;107(2):137-142. Epub 2018 Mar 22.

The State University of Management, Moscow, Russian Federation, Institute of Information Systems.

Background And Aim: An approach is offered to selecting a biologically active substance (BAS) in ultra-low dose for effective action on a biological system (BS). The technique is based on the assumption that BAS in ultra-low doses exerts action on BS by means of spin supercurrent emerging between the spin structure created by BAS, on the one hand, and the spin structure created by BS, on the other hand. According to modern quantum-mechanical concepts, these spin structures may be virtual particles pairs having precessing spin (that is, be essentially spin vortices in the physical vacuum) and created by the quantum entities that BAS and BS consist of. Read More

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May 2018
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Management of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders in Patients ≥ 65 Years of Age by Homeopath General Practitioners versus Conventional General Practitioners, with Overview of the EPI3-LASER Study Results.

Homeopathy 2018 05 20;107(2):81-89. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

Department of Geriatrics, Centre Hospitalier du Mans, Le Mans, France.

Background: The increasing use of psychotropic drugs to treat anxiety and depressive disorders (ADDs) is concerning. According to the study, 'Etude Pharmacoépidémiologique de l'Impact de Santé Publique des modes de prise en charge pour 3 groupes de pathologies' (EPI3)-LASER, adult ADD patients who consult a general practitioner prescribing homeopathic medicines (GP-Ho) report less psychotropic drug use and are marginally more likely to experience clinical improvement than those receiving conventional care. We determined whether these observations also apply to patients ≥ 65 years old in the EPI3 cohort. Read More

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May 2018
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Integration of Homeopathy and Complementary Medicine in the Tuscan Public Health System and the Experience of the Homeopathic Clinic of the Lucca Hospital.

Homeopathy 2018 05 17;107(2):90-98. Epub 2018 Mar 17.

Tuscan Regional Centre for Integrative Medicine, Region of Tuscany, Tuscany, Italy.

Introduction: The healthcare programs of the Region of Tuscany (Italy) have started the process of integration of some types of complementary medicine (CM), including homeopathy, which began in 1996. The Homeopathic Clinic of Lucca was opened in 1998, followed by the Homeopathic Clinic for Women in 2003, and the Clinic for CM and Diet in Oncology in 2013.

Methods: Observational longitudinal studies conducted on 5,877 patients (3,937 in the general clinic, 1,606 in the women's clinic and 334 in oncology) were consecutively examined from 2003 to 2016. Read More

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May 2018
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HRI Malta 2017-Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy: HRI's Third International Research Conference in Malta.

Homeopathy 2018 02 22;107(1):50-54. Epub 2017 Dec 22.

Homeopathy Research Institute, London, United Kingdom.

The third international conference on "Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy" organised by the Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI) was held on the inspiring and historic island of Malta from 9th to 11th of June, 2017. One hundred and two abstracts underwent peer review by the HRI Scientific Advisory Committee and external experts to produce the programme of 36 oral presentations and 37 posters, presented by researchers from 19 countries. The 2. Read More

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February 2018
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The Materialist View of Homeopathy: An Alternative Hypothesis and the Connection with Hormesis.

Homeopathy 2018 02 23;107(1):46-49. Epub 2018 Jan 23.

Simillimum Welfare Society, Nainital, Uttrakhand, India.

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February 2018
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Proofs that Homeopathic Medicine Works: Dossier "Scientific Evidence for Homeopathy" (Revista de Homeopatia, São Paulo Homeopathic Medical Association).

Homeopathy 2018 02 22;107(1):45. Epub 2017 Dec 22.

School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Technical Chamber for Homeopathy, Regional Medical Council of the State of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

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February 2018
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Homeopathic Dilutions, Hahnemann Principles, and the Solvent Issue: Must We Address Ethanol as a "Homeopathic" or a "Chemical" Issue?

Homeopathy 2018 02 28;107(1):40-44. Epub 2017 Dec 28.

Council for Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (CONEM), Mo i Rana, Norway.

Introduction: Homeopathic remedies usually contain a significant amount of ethanol as a co-solvent with water, a pharmaceutical formulation that may raise some concern when remedies are tested in vitro or in laboratory animals, due to the assessed toxicity of ethanol on cell cultures and organisms. The amount of alcohol in a homeopathic remedy is adjusted following the different homeopathic pharmacopoeias but it is rarely below 30% v/v, which is a molar mass established to meet both Hahnemann's traditional heritage and the hypothetical role of ethanol in "imprinting" water, through the formation of nanobubbles, with the homeopathic activity of the remedy.

Aims: This article aims at discussing the role of ethanol in homeopathic dilutions and how its chemical nature should affect the experimental approach in homeopathy. Read More

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February 2018
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Evidence that Extreme Dilutions of Paclitaxel and Docetaxel Alter Gene Expression of In Vitro Breast Cancer Cells.

Homeopathy 2018 02 23;107(1):32-39. Epub 2018 Jan 23.

Department of Medical Biology, Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: Gene expression analysis of cells treated with extreme dilutions or micro amounts of drugs has been used to provide useful suggestions about biological responses. However, most of the previous studies were performed on medicines being prepared from a variety of herbal and metal sources. This study investigated the effects of ultramolecular dilution of the taxane anti-cancer drugs, which are not commonly used in homeopathic medicines, on mRNA expression profiles of five key genes ( and in the breast cancer cell line MCF-7. Read More

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February 2018
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Degree of Response to Homeopathic Potencies Correlates with Dipole Moment Size in Molecular Detectors: Implications for Understanding the Fundamental Nature of Serially Diluted and Succussed Solutions.

Homeopathy 2018 02 23;107(1):19-31. Epub 2018 Jan 23.

DiagnOx Laboratory, Cherwell Innovation Centre, Upper Heyford, Oxon, United Kingdom.

Background: The use of solvatochromic dyes to investigate homeopathic potencies holds out the promise of understanding the nature of serially succussed and diluted solutions at a fundamental physicochemical level. Recent studies have shown that a range of different dyes interact with potencies and, moreover, the nature of the interaction is beginning to allow certain specific characteristics of potencies to be delineated.

Aims And Methods: The study reported in this article takes previous investigations further and aims to understand more about the nature of the interaction between potencies and solvatochromic dyes. Read More

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February 2018
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The N-of-1 Clinical Trial: A Timely Research Opportunity in Homeopathy.

Homeopathy 2018 02 23;107(1):10-18. Epub 2018 Jan 23.

Homeopathy Research Institute, London, United Kingdom.

Background: The randomised controlled trial (RCT) is considered the 'gold standard' for establishing treatment efficacy or effectiveness of an intervention, but its data do not infer response in an individual patient. Individualised clinical care, a fundamental principle in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including homeopathy, seems well disposed in principle to being researched by single-patient (N-of-1) study design. Guidelines for reporting N-of-1 trials have recently been developed. Read More

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February 2018
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