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11th May, 2022

The Big M: HRT vs natural – homeopathy ‘preferred’ for high breast cancer risk women

Menopause experts discuss the benefits of homeopathy For many women, taking control of perimenopause and menopause is liberating and empowering, during a time where our bodies experience massive biochemical changes. ...

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11th May, 2022

Randomised controlled trials data update 2021

The Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI) is pleased to announce the findings from Dr Robert Mathie’s latest clinical evidence update: Total number of randomised controlled trials (RCTs): 2021: 255 RCTs of homeopathic ...

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Homeopathy for otitis media and upper respiratory infections in children

Homeopathic Medications as Clinical Alternatives for Symptomatic Care of Acute Otitis Media and Upper Respiratory Infections in Children

The public health and individual risks of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing and conventional over-the-counter symptomatic drugs in the pediatric treatment of acute otitis media (AOM) and upper respiratory infections (URIs) are significant. Clinical research suggests that over-the-counter homeopathic medicines offer pragmatic treatment alternatives to conventional drugs for symptom relief in children with uncomplicated AOM or URIs. Homeopathy is a controversial but demonstrably safe and effective 200-year-old whole system of complementary and alternative medicine used worldwide. Numerous clinical studies demonstrate that homeopathy accelerates early symptom relief in acute illnesses at much lower risk than conventional drug approaches. Evidence-based advantages for homeopathy include lower antibiotic fill rates during watchful waiting in otitis media, fewer and less serious side effects, absence of drug-drug interactions, and reduced parental sick leave from work. Emerging evidence from basic and preclinical science research counter the sceptics’ claims that homeopathic remedies are biologically inert placebos. Consumers already accept and use homeopathic medicines for self-care, as evidenced by annual US consumer expenditures of $2.9 billion on homeopathic remedies. Homeopathy appears equivalent to and safer than conventional standard care in comparative effectiveness trials, but additional well-designed efficacy trials are indicated. Nonetheless, the existing research evidence on safety supports the pragmatic use of homeopathy in order to “first do no harm” in the early symptom management of otherwise uncomplicated AOM and URIs in children. Read the whole article here.

source: NCBI