Friday, July 11, 2008

A Multicentric Open Clinical Trial to evolve a group of Efficacious Homeopathic Medicines in " Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Source : CCRH News Letter
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The prostate is a muscular, walnut-sized gland that surrounds part of the urethra, the tube that transports urine and sperm out of the body. A part of the male reproductive system, the prostate secretes seminal fluid, a milky substance that combines with sperm produced in the testicles to form semen. During sexual climax, muscles in the prostate propel this mixture through the urethra and out through the penis.
Anatomy and Physiology
The prostate is located directly beneath the bladder and in front of the rectum. Because the upper portion of the urethra passes through the prostate, if the gland becomes enlarged it can obstruct the passage of fluid through the urethra. While this is uncomfortable, it generally does not impair a man's ability to function sexually; however, the discomfort nd embarrassment it causes can interfere with sexual activity.
Diseases of the Prostate
Benign diseases are noncancerous. They can be uncomfortable and inconvenient but are not life-threatening, and often can be treated with drugs or surgery. The two main benign diseases of the prostate are prostatitis and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). The main malignant (cancerous) disease of the prostate is adenocarcinoma of the prostate, or prostate cancer.
Role of Homeopathy
In homeopathy literature various medicines are given for the treatment of prostatic enlargement but no significant work has being done to elicit their efficacy. As such there is need to explore the efficacy of homeopathic medicines otherwise indicated for various diagnostic symptoms of Benign prostatic hyperplasia in the homeopathic literature.
Central Council Of Homeopathy, India has undertaken this project in its  Lucknow, Gudiwada, Bhopal, Noida, triputh & siliguri centres .
Click HERE to download the study report.
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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Clinical evaluation of Homoeopathic medicines in chronic cervicitis and cervical erosion- A study report

Clinical evaluation of homoeopathic medicines in chronic cervicitis and cervical erosion

S R Sharma, Bindu Sharma , Clinical Research Unit, Shimla.

C Venkataranam, K.S.V Bharat Lakhshmi R V R Prasad, Clinical Research Unit, Tirupati.

Hari Singh, Asha Hari Singh, Praveen Oberai,Sangeeta Duggal, Savita Kattara, Regional Research Institute, New Delhi.

B. K. Singh, Ojit Singh, Clinical Research Unit, Imphal.

S D Pathak, M K Rai, Clinical Research Unit, Varanasi (U.P.).

Source : CCRH News letter 2007

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Objectives: The objectives of the study were to evolve a group of most effective homoeopathic medicines in chronic cervicitis and cervical erosion and to identify their reliable indications, useful potencies, frequency of administration and relationship with other medicines.

Methods: The study was undertaken by Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy at its Units/Institute at Shimla, Imphal, Varanasi, Tirupathi and New Delhi. Cases of Cervicitis and Cervical erosion, presenting with vaginal discharge, low backache, lower abdominal pain/discomfort or dyspaerunia confirmed by P/V & P/S examination were enrolled in the study. Cases suffering from other chronic disease(s) or under other system of treatment were excluded from the study. Homoeopathic medicines were prescribed on the basis of totality of symptoms of each case, in mother tincture (Q) or 6C, 30C, 200C & 1M potency. A total of 3213 cases were followed up for one year. Assessment of improvement was done on predefined parameters.

Results: There was varying degrees of improvement; 261 cases were cured, 1104 cases improved markedly, 982 cases moderately, 713 cases mildly and 153 cases did not improve. Medicines found effective were: Alumina(n=114), Borax(n=67), Calcarea carbonicum(n=200), Caulophyllum(n=170), Hydrastis(n=110), Kreosotum(n=300), Lachesis(n=160), Mercurius solubilis (n=74), Natrum muriaticum(n=97), Pulsatilla(n=429) and Sepia(n=433). A few of the cases, who required repeated cauterization in the past, got cured permanently and required no cauterization after homoeopathic treatment.

Conclusion: Sepia alone emerged as the most frequently indicated medicine for Cervicitis and Cervical erosion. The objective to identify indications of homoeopathic medicines was achieved. But, other objectives, such as relationship between different medicines, could not be achieved.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Encyclopedia of Homeopathy by Andrew Lockie

Homeopathy is far more than just a different set of “pills” for everyday ills. It provides a language  for  diagnosis  and  a  range  of  approaches  to  health.  This  book  provides  the information necessary to use homeopathy to treat many every day illnesses by focusing on the cause and the presenting symptoms. Central to this  is an understanding of the homeopathic remedies themselves.  The clear descriptions and illustrations in this book make the exploration of homeopathy and its medicines a delight and bring accurate use of homeopathy for minor ailments into the home. In addition, more serious conditions are described, and the way homeopathy can play a part in the holistic management of these conditions is explored.

Dr. Andrew Lockie was a homeopathic physician and a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Faculty of Homeopathy when he wrote the first edition of Encyclopedia of Homeopathy. In this book, Andrew Lockie has provided an excellent and straightforward  introduction  and overview of  this broad  subject. We,  like Dr. Lockie, believe  that many more  people  can  access  both  the  benefits  of   homeopathy  and  the wonders of the remedies through this book.

Click HERE to download the book in pdf format .