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Monday, June 30, 2008

Clinical Trial of Homoeopathic Preparations of Amyleum Nitrosum, Azathioprine, Cocainum Muriaticum and Cyclosporine in HIV Disease- a study report

This Clinical  study was undertaken under guidance of Dr. V.P. Singh ,Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy , New Delhi at the RRI, Mumbai (May, 1989) and CRU, Chennai (October, 1991)  by CCRH to ascertain whether homoeopathy can play a role in the treatment and management of HIV infection . The results obtained during the pilot study prompted a randomized placebo controlled study at Mumbai (1995-97). The results of the study were published in the British Homeopathic Journal (1999).

In  between April 1998 and March 2003  , 237 HIV infected individuals including, 96 Females and 8 children less than 10 years of age were enrolled in the study .Three of these individuals were suffering from concurrent Hepatitis B infection and 2 were reactive to VDRL . Amyleum Nitrosum, Azathioprine, Cocainum Muriaticum and Cyclosporine were primarily used as medicines under trial . Other Homoeopathic medicines were used only during seasonal minor ailments based on presenting signs and symptoms.

Assessment of Outcome :

  • The response to the treatment was assessed at the end of the study and was based on the change in clinical presentation
  • The response to treatment was also assessed by the haematological and immunological  investigations such as CD4/CD8 counts
  • Most of these investigations were conducted at the Council’s HIV Research Lab.

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Scientific Research in Homeopathy

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Effects of homeopathy in mice experimentally infected with Trypanosoma cruzi.

Source : Pubmed

Effects of homeopathy in mice experimentally infected with Trypanosoma cruzi

de Almeida LR, Campos MC, Herrera HM, Bonamin LV, da Fonseca AH.

Department of Animal Parasitology, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. rodrigues_lu@yahoo.fr

AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the action of homeopathic treatment on mice experimentally infected with Trypanosoma cruzi. METHODS: Eighty adult male C57BL/6 inbred mice were randomly allocated to five groups treated with biotherapy (nosode) of T. cruzi 12dH (12x) pre- and post-infection; Phosphorus 12dH post-infection; infected control treated with control solution and uninfected control. The biotherapy was prepared by the Costa method from the blood of mice experimentally infected with the Y strain of T. cruzi. Phosphorus was used because of its clinical and reportorial similarity to Chagas disease. T. cruzi (10(4)) sanguineous forms were inoculated intraperitoneally per animal. Parasitaemia was monitored, leukocyte and serological responses were evaluated at 0, 7, 14 and 42 days after infection. The prepatent and patent periods of parasitaemia, maximum of parasitaemia, day of maximum parasitaemia and mortality rates were compared between groups.

RESULTS: A significantly shorter period of patent parasitaemia was observed in the group treated with the biotherapy before infection (p<0.05) than in the other groups. This group also had the lowest parasitaemias values at 9, 13, 15 (p<0.05), 17 (p<0.05), 22, 24 and 28 days, a lower rate of mortality and a significant increase of lymphocytes compared to the infected control group. The Phosphorus group had the longest period of patent parasitaemia, higher maximum parasitaemia, and a significant reduction of lymphocyte numbers, but no mortality. The infected control group had the highest mortality rate (not statistically significant), and the highest IgG titres at 42 days post-infection (p<0.05).

CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that pre-treatment with biotherapy modulates host immune response to T. cruzi, mainly during the acute phase of the infection. Phosphorus shows an action on the pathogenicity by T. cruzi infection. Homeopathic treatment of T. cruzi infection should be further investigation.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Management and Control of Genetic Processes in Cotton Plants through Homoeopathy

Management and Control of Genetic Processes in Cotton Plants
through Homoeopathy

Source : Central Council Of Research In Homeopathy

Dr. H.U. Gangar

Ex-Head, Engineering & Workshop, Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, (ICAR) , Mumbai

Abstract

Detailed study on effects of homoeopathic drugs on plant bodies was undertaken at
Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology (ICAR) in Mumbai. This paper
presents promising results of some of these preliminary experiments. This study reveals
that electrically neutral and pure distilled water develops internal electrical charges as
soon as homoeopathic drugs are added into it. Different drugs as well as different
potencies of same drug develop different electrical charges. Further experiments,
conducted on plants, proved that medicated water containing drugs of highest potency
strongly influences the genetic processes of plants. It can accelerate germination
process, can shorten cultivation period, can enhance yield as well as quality of cotton
crop and also makes it possible to grow it during off-season.

INTRODUCTION

Homoeopathic drugs are prepared by successively diluting the drug in the medium of rectified spirit.

The original drug diminishes gradually with each successive dilution. After few diluting stages, the
original drug physically disappears from the medium (spirit). However, with each successive dilution, the
drug becomes effectively more powerful as far as its effect on human body is concerned. Researchers
of medical science could not find the physical presence of original drug in homoeopathic medicines of
higher dilutions (potencies). Under the circumstances, very credibility of homoeopathic stream of science
is being suspected.

Under this background, research study on the current subject was carried out in two phases. In the first phase of
work, through series of experiments, it is established that electrically neutral pure distilled water develops internal electrical charges as soon as few drops of homoeopathic medicines are added into it. Different drugs as well as different potencies (dilutions) of same drug produce different electrical charges. In the second phase of this study, through various experiments conducted in pots, it is proved that such medicated water containing drugs like Abrotanum etc. in highest potency (containing electrical charges) influences the genetic processes of cotton plants in a big way. It can accelerate germination process, can shorten the cultivation period, can enhance the yield and quality of cotton crop and also makes it possible to grow it during off-season.

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Free Homeopathy Book from Nelson

Source : Freebie Fanatic

if you are an avid reader of homeopathy books then you will be delighted to discover the Wigmore Publication book that you can get for free thanks to Nelsons. Nelsons is one of the leading producers of homeopathic remedies, and they have a vast selection of products that are available all throughout Britain.

In order to spread the word and raise awareness about homeopathy and how it can be used, they are willing to send out this free book that is valued at £2.99. You can actually choose between a couple of different books, whichever one you would like – Homeopathy or The 38 Bach Flower Remedies. In order to request your free book just visit their website and complete a few short questions they ask you to do and select the title you would like to receive.

The 38 Bach Flower Remedies is a look into the remedies that can be used on a daily basis, and is a great addition to your library or as a gift for someone who is interested in natural remedies.

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Sunday, June 01, 2008

CULBRETH’S MATERIA MEDICA and PHARMACOLOGY

 

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 Part 1 :  Abies abies to Arctostaphylos (36 illustrations)
Part 2 :  Arctosraphylos (cont.) to Cannabis (33 illustrations)
Part 3 :  Capsicum to Citrus aurantium, var. sinensis (40 illustrations)
Part 4 Citrus aurantium, var. sinensis (cont.) to Ecballium elaterium (33 illustrations)
Part 5 Echinacea to Gaultheria (30 illustrations)
Part 6 :  Gaultheria (cont.) to Jateorhiza calumba (39 illustrations)
Part 7 Juglans to Nectandra (39 illustrations)
Part 8 Nepeta to Polygala senega (27 illustrations)
Part 9 Polygala senega (cont.) to Ricinus (35 illustrations)
Part 10 : Ricinus (cont.) to Styrax benzoin (41 illustrations)
Part 11 : Styrax benzoin (cont.) to Zingiber (35 illustrations)