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Homeopathy

Homeopathy


An alternative approach to medicine based on the belief that natural substances, prepared in a special way and used most often in very small amounts, restore health. According to these beliefs, in order for a remedy to be effective, it must cause in a healthy person the same symptoms being treated in the patient. Also called homeopathic medicine.
National Cancer Institute


This lab study using HeLa cancer cells found support for the theory that homeopathic drug, Lycopodium clavatum (5C and 15C) induced a considerable percentage of cells to undergo apoptosis (programmed cell death). Therefore, the efficacy of Lycopodium clavatum often used by homeopathic practitioners in the treatment of certain disease conditions (symptoms) including cancer, which would call for this remedy, can at least be vindicated because the efficacy of these remedies was demonstrated in the HeLa cancer cells.


This study, published in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY reported on 15 patients (9 male, 6 female) with intracranial brain cancers who were treated with Ruta 6 and Ca3(PO4)2 (homeopathic preparations) at the PBH Research Foundation, Kolkata, India.

Of the 9 patients with glioma, 8 (88.9%) showed complete regression, and the other patient showed partial regression. Two of the three patients with meningioma showed prolonged arrest of their tumors and the third had complete regression. The one patient with craniopharyngioma and the one patient with pituitary tumors both showed complete regression, and the 1 patient with neurinoma has had prolonged arrest of her tumor as determined by computed tomographic scan images.

The study was a collaboration between the Departments of Cancer Biology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center,Houston, Texas and PBH Research Foundation, West Bengal, India.
 

See Dr. Prasanta Banerji Homoeopathic Research Foundation pbhrfindia.org


This 2014 study looked at data from 54 cancer patients who had undergone homeopathic treatment complementary to conventional anti-cancer treatment at the Outpatient Unit for Homeopathy in Malignant Diseases, Medical University Vienna, Department of Medicine I, Vienna, Austria. 
 
The patients had the following cancers: glioblastoma, lung, cholangiocellular and pancreatic carcinomas, metastasized sarcoma, and renal cell carcinoma.
 
Overall analysis showed that cancer patients with fatal prognosis and at least three treatment interventions with individualized homeopathy in addition to conventional anticancer treatment had longer survival times compared to those expected by oncologic experts and to those reported in the literature. More than half of the patients (65%) matched or exceeded the survival times reported in the literature for only 20% of patients of their cancer type.
 
UPDATE TO THIS STUDY

In a 2016 re-analysis of homeopathic patient data in comparison to control patient data, the authors say that for patients suffering from advanced stages of cancer and surviving the first 6 or 12 months after diagnosis, respectively, the results show that utilizing homeopathy gives a statistically significant advantage over control patients regarding survival time. In conclusion, bearing in mind all limitations, the results of this retrospective study suggest that patients with advanced stages of cancer might benefit from additional homeopathic treatment until a survival time of up to 12 months after diagnosis.


 

In this study, Ethanolic extract of Phytolacca decandra (PD), used in homeopathy for the treatment of various ailments like chronic rheumatism, regular conjunctivitis, psoriasis, and in some skin diseases was tested for its possible anticancer potential.

Results showed that Phytolacca decandra administration caused a remarkable reduction in proliferation ofskin cancer cells, without showing much cytotoxicity on peripheral blood cells.

 
This lab study assessed the anti-cancer activity of 3 homeopathic medicines (Sars, Ruta, and Phyto) against cell lines deriving from tumors of particular organs.
 
Results: Preparations of the three homeopathic medicines had highly significant effects in the respective cancer cell lines, producing cytotoxicity and a decrease in cell proliferation.
Conclusion: This study provides preliminary laboratory evidence indicating the ability of homeopathic medicines as anticancer agents.
 

 

In this randomized controlled trial, 410 patients, who were treated by standard anti-neoplastic therapy, were randomized to receive or not receive classical homeopathic adjunctive therapy in addition to standard therapy. The study took place at the Medical University Vienna, Department of Medicine I, Clinical Division of Oncology.

RESULTS: 373 patients yielded at least one of three measurements. The improvement of global health status between visits 1 and 3 was significantly stronger in the homeopathy group by 7.7 when compared with the control group. A significant group difference was also observed with respect to subjective wellbeing by 14.7 in favor of the homeopathic as compared with the control group. Control patients showed a significant improvement only in subjective wellbeing between their first and third visits.

CONCLUSION: Results suggest that the global health status and subjective wellbeing of cancer patients improve significantly when adjunct classical homeopathic treatment is administered in addition to conventional therapy.


Homeopathic remedies are generally safe and the risk of a serious adverse side effect arising from taking these remedies is thought to be small.

Some homeopathic remedies may contain substances that are not safe, or that interfere with the action of other medicines. You should talk to your GP before stopping any treatment prescribed by a doctor or avoiding procedures such as vaccination in favour of homeopathy.

Source: NHS


Where can I get this treatment and more information?

Homeopathic services are widely available from qualified homeopaths.
Further info:
Dr. Prasanta Banerji Homoeopathic Research Foundation

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