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April 20, 2009 · 2 Comments
Source : CAM Report
This Cochrane review evaluated homeopathic medicines used to prevent or treat side effects of cancer treatments.
First, the details.
- 8 studies in 664 participants were selected for review.
- 3 studied adverse effects of radiotherapy
- 3 studied adverse effects of chemotherapy
- 2 studied menopausal symptoms associated with breast cancer treatment
And, the results.
- 2 studies in 254 patients reported superiority of topical calendula (aka marigold) over trolamine (a topical non-steroidal drug) to prevent radiotherapy-induced dermatitis.
- A study of 32 patients demonstrated superiority of Traumeel S over placebo as a mouthwash for chemotherapy-induced stomatitis (inflammation of the mouth).
- Traumeel is a homeopathic anti-inflammatory and analgesic preparation containing 12 botanicals and 2 minerals.
- 2 other studies reported positive results, although the risk of bias was unclear.
- 4 studies reported negative results.
The bottom line?
Yes, there’s some supporting evidence for calendula and Traumeel S, concluded the authors. However, “there is no convincing evidence for the efficacy of homeopathic medicines for other adverse effects of cancer treatments.”
Regarding radiotherapy-induced dermatitis: Researchers from Princess Margaret Hospital, in Ontario, Canada conducted a review to evaluate prevention and management of acute skin reactions related to radiation therapy. They concluded, “Skin washing… should be permitted in patients receiving radiation therapy to prevent acute skin reaction.”
They also concluded, “There is insufficient evidence to support or refute specific topical or oral agents [including calendula] for the prevention or management of acute skin reaction.”
Regarding chemotherapy-induced stomatitis: NHS Trust has published an algorithm to guide management of stomatitis and mucositis for oncology patients receiving chemotherapy.
March 11, 2009 · 9 Comments
विशव मे सभी प्रोफ़ेशनल होम्योपैथों के बीच कम्पलीट रिपर्ट्री की पहचान अपनी पूर्णता , सटीकता और मूल स्त्रोतों के कवरेज के लिये प्रसिद्ध है । रैजर वान जैन्ड्रवुड और इडविन वैन ग्रिन्सवन इसके पहले भी समय –२ पर नवीनतम संस्करणॊं को फ़्री मे डाउनलोड के लिये उपलब्ध करा चुके हैं । कम्पलीट रिपर्ट्री २००९ का नवीनतम संस्करण डाउनलोड के लिये उपलब्ध है । इस नवीनतम संस्करण की कुछ मुख्य विशेषताओं मे सर्चिगं का तरीका और अधिक सुगम और प्रभावशाली , नये लक्षणॊं और औषधियों का समावेश और नये स्त्रोतों से मिल रही जानकारी का समावेश भी है । और सबसे विशेष बात कि यह बिल्कुल मुफ़्त है । बहुत से होम्योपैथिक चिकित्सकों जिनके लिये नये और महँगे कम्पयूटर प्रोग्रामों को खरीदना संभव नही है , यह एक अमूल्य तोहफ़ा है ।
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March 6, 2009 · 1 Comment
Sixty per cent of doctors’ surgeries in Scotland prescribe homeopathic or herbal remedies, according to a study of nearly two million patients, published in the December issue of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
Researchers from the University of Aberdeen analysed official prescribing data from 2003-4, covering 1.9 million patients from 323 practices.
Their findings have led them to call for a critical review of homeopathic and herbal prescribing in the UK National Health Service, particularly the high levels given to babies and children under 16.
The research team discovered that:
• 49 per cent of practices prescribed a total of 193 different homeopathic
remedies and 32 per cent prescribed 17 different herbal remedies.
• Five per cent of the practices included in the study prescribed 50 per cent
of the remedies and accounted for 46 per cent of the patients receiving
• 4160 patients (2.2 per 1000 registered patients) were prescribed at least
one homeopathic remedy during the study period. 73 per cent were female
and the average age of patients was 47.
• Children under 12 months were most likely to be prescribed a homeopathic
or herbal remedy (9.5 per 1000 children in that age group), followed by
adults aged 81-90 (4.5 per 1000). 16 per cent of homeopathic prescribing
was to children under 16.
• 361 patients were prescribed at least one herbal remedy during the study
period (0.2 per 1000 registered patients) and 12 per cent of these were
children under 16 years old. 72 per cent of prescriptions were issued to
females and the average age was 61.
• Doctors who prescribed patients a homeopathic remedy also prescribed
them a median of four conventional medicines during the study period.
This figure went up to five for people prescribed herbal remedies.
• Four per cent of patients prescribed a herbal remedy were, at the same time, prescribed conventional medication that has been documented to
interact with herbal treatments.
• The top five prescribed homeopathic remedies were
Arnica montana (for injury, bruising),
Rhus toxicodendron (joint symptoms, headache)
Cuprum metallicum (cramp, poor circulation)
Pulsatilla (PMT, menopausal symptoms, breast feeding problems) and
Sepia (PMT, menopausal symptoms, fatigue).
• The top five prescribed herbal remedies were:
Gentian (poor appetite, digestive problems),
Cranberry (urinary tract infection)
Digestodoron (indigestion, heartburn, constipation)
Evening primrose (PMT) and Laxadoron (constipation)
“Our study shows that a substantial number of Scottish family doctors prescribe homeopathic and herbal remedies” says co-author Dr James McLay
from the University’s Department of Medicine and herapeutics.
“This level of prescribing raises important questions about homeopathic and herbal provision in the UK’s National Health Service
“The major problem with homeopathic preparations is the lack of scientific evidence that they are effective.
“Given the rise of evidence-based medicine and the trend toward prescribing
guidance in the UK, should therapies with no convincing positive clinical trial evidence be prescribed and funded by the health service?
“Or are proponents of such remedies correct in stating that the difficulties inherent in trialling such therapies make evidence irrelevant.
“Whatever the arguments, our study shows an apparent acceptance of homeopathic and herbal medicine within primary care, including extensive use
in children and young babies. We believe that these findings underline the need for a critical review of this prescribing trend.”
“The research by the University of Aberdeen adds an important dimension to the ongoing debate about homeopathic remedies, as it shows what is actually happening at grass roots in Scottish general practice,” adds Dr Jeffrey
Aronson, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal and Reader in Clinical Pharmacology at Oxford University.
“In September 2006 the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory
Agency (MHRA) introduced new rules to regulate homeopathic medicines, allowing manufacturers to specify the ailments for which they can be used.
“This move has been criticised by a number of leading UK scientific institutions, who argue that homeopathic medicines should not be allowed to make ‘unsubstantiated health claims’ and that the policy is damaging to patients’ best interests.
“We hope that this paper will further inform the debate, as it provides clear evidence on prescribing patterns within the NHS and raises a number of important issues, particularly about prescribing homeopathic and herbal remedies to children.”
March 1, 2009 · 2 Comments