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If you're suffering from anxiety, arthritis and a skin condition, a homeopath would consider all of these symptoms to be linked and treat them as a whole.
For example, the stimulant Ritalin is used to treat children with ADHD, or small doses of allergens such as pollen can be used to de-sensitise allergic patients. However, one major difference with homeopathic medicines is that substances are used in such tiny doses that side-effects are negligible.
This is one of the main differences between homeopathy and conventional medicine. For example, if you are suffering from anxiety, arthritis and a skin condition, the conventional route might involve entirely separate courses of treatment from different consultants. A homeopath would consider all of these symptoms to be linked and therefore treat them as a whole.
A service evaluation at the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital recorded the outcome of homeopathic treatment in over 6,500 consecutive patients. In this study, carried out over a six-year period, 70 per cent of patients reported an improvement in their health. The best clinical results were seen in the treatment of children with eczema and asthma, and adults with inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, menopausal problems and migraine. Other conditions which improved after homeopathic treatment included arthritis, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome.
It is often said that there is ‘no scientific evidence’ that homeopathy works. This is not the case. More research is welcomed, but, as well as studies such as those above, there are already high-quality randomised controlled trials (RCTs) demonstrating that homeopathy can be effective beyond placebo. This is despite the fact that RCTs do not measure homeopathic treatment as it is practised by homeopaths,but instead demonstrate the action of a specific remedy in a specific symptom or illness.
By the end of 2009, 142 RCTs comparing homeopathy with placebo or conventional treatment had been published in peer-reviewed journals. In terms of statistically significant results, 74 of these trials were able to draw firm conclusions: 63 were positive for homeopathy and eleven were negative.
Commonly seen in the clinic are people suffering from skin problems, recurrent infections, hormone imbalances, stress related illnesses and recurrent headaches.
Medicines: one of the main differences between homeopathic medicines and conventional medicines is that the latter are associated with significant toxicity problems. The highly-diluted nature of homeopathic medicines means that they are unlikely to lead to toxic side-effects known as ‘adverse drug reactions’.
Homeopath: a report by the European Council for Clinical Homeopathy reviewed the results of observational studies assessing the safety of homeopathic treatment since 1995. In 20 studies (covering a total of 7,275 patients) the percentage of patients reporting adverse events ranged from 0–11 per cent. No cases of serious adverse events or serious adverse drug reactions were found i.e. cases resulting in hospitalisation, life-threatening situations, persistent or significant disability/incapacity or congenital anomaly/birth defect.
Registered members of The Society of Homeopaths (RSHom) have met stringent academic requirements, completed a registration process, hold comprehensive insurance and agreed to abide by a Code of Ethics & Practice.
Experiments of this kind demonstrate that the homeopathic preparation process (serial dilution and violent agitation, known as succussion) creates samples that have specific physical properties, despite the fact that they do not contain molecules.
They do not tell us how homeopathic medicines interact with the living body, but the more we learn about the properties of these ultrahigh dilutions in the laboratory, the closer we can come to understanding exactly how homeopathic medicines work in practice.
Researchers believe that the succussion is an essential component in creating biologically effective samples, so experiments investigating ultrahigh dilutions always use succussed samples.