Hvor homøopati hjælper

Langsigtede problemer

Homøopatiske læger ser ofte patienter med langvarige, kroniske problemer, hvoraf mange ikke har reageret på konventionel medicin, såsom gigt, astma, migræne, kronisk træthedssyndrom, depression, eksem og irritabelt tarmsyndrom.

Homøopati er en medicinsk behandlingsform, der er designet til at behandle hele personen og kan derfor bruges i næsten enhver situation, hvor helbred er belastet.

Homøopatien kan også være meget nyttigt til behandling af mindre lidelser, fra når man har skåret sig til blå mærker eller hoste og forkølelse. En læge, der er uddannet i homøopati, vil vide, hvornår det er mest effektivt at bruge homøopatisk medicin, konventionel medicin eller en kombination af begge dele. Dette er anvendelse af et helhedssyn på sundhed og sygdom.

Foruden læger er der sygeplejersker, jordemødre, tandlæger, dyrlæger, farmaceuter, … som alle bruger homøopati i deres daglige praksis.

Undersøgelser udført af BHA (Den britiske homøopatiske forening) i samarbejde med medlemmer af Fakultet for Homøopati og offentlige homøopatiske hospitaler har identificeret de hyppigst forekommende tilstande hos homøopatiske læger og tandlæger.
Medicinske tilstande, der ofte ses er:

Allergi, angst, astma, katarr, kronisk træthedssyndrom, kronisk rhinitis, hoste, Crohns sygdom, depression, eksem, fibromyalgi, høfeber, hovedpine, irritabel tarmsyndrom, menopausale symptomer, migræne, multipel sklerose, slidgigt, premenstruelt syndrom, gigt, leddegigt , infektion i øvre luftvej, vitiligo.

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Den britiske homøopatiske forening er en registreret velgørenhedsorganisation, der blev grundlagt i 1902. De vigtigste formål med velgørenheden er at fremme og udvikle studiet og praksis af homøopati og at fremme uddannelse og forskning i homøopatiens teori og praksis, forudsat at de nyttige resultater af sådan forskning skal offentliggøres.

DEPRESSION – forskning med homøopatisk behandling

Dana Ullmans e-bog, Evidence Based Homeopathic Family Medicine, viser mange gode homøopatiske forskningsartikler. Han opdaterer bogen med nye studier 2 eller 3 gange om året.

To get more information on Dana Ullman’s book, visit his website.

En undersøgelse fra bogen om depression er beskrevet nedenfor:

En randomiseret, dobbelt-dummy, dobbelt-blind og placebokontrolleret undersøgelse blev udført med 133 menopausale kvinder i en periode på seks uger. Personer fik enten ordineret et individuelt valgt homøopatisk middel (30C eller 200C), Fluoxetin (et velkendt og almindeligt ordineret antidepressivt middel) eller en placebo.
(Macías-Cortés, Llanes- González, Aguilar-Faisal, et al, 2015).
Symptomens sværhedsgrad blev vurderet af en psykolog, der ikke var forbundet med nogen måde til undersøgelsen.
Hamilton Rating Scale of Depression (HRSD) blev anvendt.

Resultat:
Denne undersøgelse fandt, at individualiseret homøopatisk behandling var lige så effektiv som Fluoxetin til behandling af deprimerede kvinder i overgangsalderen. Den individualiserede homøopatiske behandling var mere effektiv end Fluoxetine og placebo til behandling af forskellige menopausesymptomer (som bestemt af Greene Climacteric Scale). Specifikationerne for disse resultater er beskrevet nedenfor.

Personer, der fik individualiseret homøopatisk behandling (IHT), faldt i Hamilton Rating Scale of Depression (HRSD) fra 21,2 til 9,9 point (P <0,082) mod Fluoxetin-subjektgruppen, der faldt fra 25 til 14,2, mod Placebo-gruppen, der faldt fra 20,7 til 15,0 (P = 0,001).
54,5% af IHT-individerne havde en 50% eller større respons på behandlingen. 41,3% af Fluoxetin-individerne havde en 50% eller større respons på behandlingen. 11,6% af placebo-individerne havde en 50% større respons på behandlingen.

Den individualiserede homøopatiske behandling blev anset for at være beskyttende mod depression (P = 0,0001). Homøopatisk behandling viste sig at reducere Hamilton-skalaen med FIVE punkter (en tidligere metaanalyse fandt, at en 3-punkts forskel i HRSD-score blev betragtet som ”klinisk signifikant”).

Hvad angår symptomer på peri- og postmenopausale symptomer, havde den homøopatiske behandlingsgruppe bedre score end fluoxetin- og placebogrupperne. IHT-gruppen var faldet 8,65 point efter 6 uger, mens Fluoxetin havde 3,62 point højere end IHT (P = 0,005), og Placebo-gruppen havde 3,28 point højere end IHT (P = 0,03).

Sundhedsminister opfordrer Tyskland til at fortsætte med at finansiere homøopati 23/09/2019

Tysklands sundhedsminister, Jens Spahn har opfordret et regeringspanel til at fortsætte med at finansiere homeopati via landets lovbestemte sundhedsforsikringsordning. I en tale i Berlin i sidste uge sagde ministeren, at han ikke så noget formål med at tvinge de tyske sundhedsfonde til at droppe homeopati, idet han påpegede, at omkostningerne ved statsfinansierede refusioner for homøopatiske midler udgjorde 20 millioner euro sammenlignet med 40 milliarder euro til medicin som helhed.
Den aktuelle debat i Tyskland om, hvorvidt staten skal stoppe finansieringen af homøopatiske behandlinger, er delvis blevet anmodet om af en opfordring fra Frankrigs øverste sundhedsbureau om at udfase finansieringen.
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Homøopati fungerer for mig: Michelle Collins

Den britiske skuespiller Michelle Collins, som er bedst kendt for hendes roller i EastEnders og Coronation Street, er blevet valgt i England for dette års ”Homøopati fungerer for mig”-kampagnen. Michelle har længe talt for homøopati, som hun bruger for sin egen og hendes datters, Maia, sundhed.

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Brand new images of Michelle are unveiled, showing her decorated with flowers, some used in everyday homeopathic remedies, to reflect that homeopathy is a natural choice for healthcare.

While 1 in 8 Britons use homeopathy, a majority don’t know anything about this very useful complementary medicine. That is why Michelle is raising awareness for homeopathy by talking about her long-term personal use of homeopathy for both herself and her daughter, and encouraging the British public to learn more by visiting www.findahomeopath.org.uk. She has used homeopathy to treat many ailments including anxiety, concentration and hay fever, everyday health problems affecting millions of people but problems which can be helped by the homeopathic approach.

Michelle says “I am passionate about personalised and approachable healthcare. Homeopathy treats the individual as a whole, taking into account mind and body which is important. You feel in control of your health when using the remedy and other complementary medicine.” Michelle was initially introduced to homeopathy when her daughter Maia was a baby and subsequently used homeopathic remedies to treat all manner of childhood health issues including teething, chesty coughs and colds, bumps and bruises. Michelle explains: “Maia is soon off to university and still using homeopathy herself for anxiety when dealing with exam stress and hay fever.”

For personal use, Michelle often uses homeopathy to calm her anxiety before live shows. Currently starring in The Glass Supper at the Hampstead Theatre until the end of July 2014, Michelle says “I was getting anxious about the opening and it really helped settle my nerves and keep my concentration”. Michelle’s experiences with homeopathy mirror the experience of millions of others who use homeopathy and reflects the growing body of research evidence in the field. Speaking ahead of her appearance in hospital drama Casualty in July, Michelle believes homeopathy treatments should be more widely available on the NHS: “Homeopathy is very important to healthy living. It empowers you to take control of your health. The NHS should be looking to things like this to help manage spiraling costs as it is so inexpensive and effective, plus conventional drugs can have horrible side-effects which make things worse.”

 

Interview with Michelle Collins


How were you first introduced to homeopathy?

I was first introduced to homeopathy by Maia’s nanny who was very much into healthy living and complementary healthcare. She suggested homeopathy for some of Maia’s childhood illnesses and it worked well. I ended up taking Maia to a homeopath for a consultation and Maia got a medicine for the chesty cough and cold she was suffering from, and I got a little kit of homeopathic remedies which was fantastic. Maia got better and I had a stock of homeopathic medicines to help with teething, bumps and bruises, and all manner of normal childhood health issues.  I think every new mother should get such a kit when they leave hospital!

What do you like most about homeopathy?
I am passionate about personalised and approachable healthcare. Homeopathy treats the individual as a whole, mind and body and that is important. You feel in control of your health when using homeopathy and other complementary medicine.  It is important for people to take control of their health. People seem to be looking for a quick fix for serious problems, just look at the amount of anti-depressants that are being prescribed.  Homeopaths work with you, really listen to you and then prescribe a homeopathic medicine and quite often provide advice about diet and general health too.  It isn’t quick but it gets you healthy.

What do you use homeopathy for?
I naturally use Arnica for bumps and bruises, as well as Gelsemium and other homeopathic medicines for anxiety and nerves.  I am currently in a West End play called the Glass Supper at the Hampstead Theatre and I was getting anxious about the opening and homeopathy really helped settle my nerves and keep my concentration. I have also used homeopathy for pre-menopause symptoms and that was unbelievably helpful.

Did you use homeopathy to treat childhood illnesses when your daughter was younger? And if so what were those illnesses?
I really did not want to feed my daughter antibiotics for every infection. It was important to me not use antibiotics unless it was really necessary. It’s interesting to see now how the government  is very concerned about the overuse of antibiotics and that they are no longer working like they used to!  Just another reason why using homeopathy and other alternative medicine is so important. I used homeopathy throughout Maia’s childhood and now she is soon off to university. She still uses it herself for anxiety and hay fever.

You are appearing in the hospital drama Casualty (from July 2014). Do you believe that homeopathy should be more widely available on the NHS?
Definitely!  Homeopathy and other complementary therapies should be available on the NHS. People should be made more aware of their health and the importance of diet, exercise and natural approaches to staying healthy.  So many people don’t know about the basics of being healthy. Homeopathy is very important to healthy living.  It empowers you to take control of your health. If only the wealthy can access good homeopathic and other complementary care, there is something wrong. Healthy living should be available to us all!  The NHS should be looking to things like homeopathy to help manage spiralling costs as it is so inexpensive and effective.  Conventional drugs are great when needed but don’t need to be the first approach in every case, plus they can have horrible side-effects which make things worse.

There are vets who use homeopathy in their practice. Have you ever used homeopathy to treat your pets?
I had the most wonderful dog called Jingles. Near the end of his life he was suffering horribly from severe arthritis which is common for his breed. He was in great pain and it was horrible seeing him that way.  I took him to a vet who did homeopathy and with the homeopathy and hydrotherapy his arthritis pain decreased and his mobility increased.  By using homeopathy, Jingles’ last months were far happier and easier for him than they otherwise would have been.

Would you recommend that more people look into how homeopathy can benefit their health?
I would highly recommend homeopathy and a natural approach to health.  Homeopathy helps you get back to health and stay healthy.  Health is so important.  My motto is ‘without your health, you haven’t got anything.’

Tilbagevendende allergiske reaktioner, rhinitis, blev lettet med homøopati

Hvad er allergisk rhinitis?
• Allergisk rhinitis er diagnosen på en betændelse af slimhinderne i næsen, fremkald af en overreaktion af immunsystemet, specielt Immunoglobulin E (IgE).
• Betændelsen opstår når slimhinderne kommer i kontakt med det stof, man er allergisk overfor, ens allergen.

Hvad er de kliniske træk ved allergisk rhinitis?
• Nysen, kløe og klar slim inden for få minutter efter kontakt med allergen
•Senere kommer andre symptomer som for eksempel stoppet næse, som gerne kommer efter 4 til 6 timers konfrontation med allergenet.

 
Homeopatisk behandling for allergisk rhinitis:
Homøopatiske lægemidler virker på næsens slimhinde, hvor den neutraliserer betændelsen og immunsystemets overreaktion akut og homøopatien mindske og å tendensen af tilbagevendende allergisk rhinitis.

Der er over 100 homøopatiske lægemidler til rhinitis, og det angivne middel bliver valgt i overensstemmelse med de karakteristiske symptomer.

Tilfredshedsundersøgelse af patienter behandlet med homøopati

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Oprindelig artikel
A patient reported outcome measure in homeopathic clinical practice for long-term conditions.
By

Kartik Raghava Murty S

Thompson E1, Viksveen P2, Barron S3.

Author information
1. Portland Centre for Integrative Medicine, Rodney House, 2 Portland Street, BS8 4AL, UK. Electronic address: elizabeth.thompson@portlandcentrehealthcare.co.uk.

2. School of Health and Related Research, The University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK. Electronic address: p.viksveen@sheffield.ac.uk.

3. University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS1 3NU, UK. Electronic address: susan.barron@uhbristol.nhs.uk.

Abstract
BACKGROUND:
This study was initiated as part of a quality improvement audit process to create standards around goal setting with our patients to understand and improve outcomes of homeopathic treatment.

METHOD:
We used the Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP2) as a tool to assist clinicians in setting the treatment goals across a wide range of diagnoses and other complaints in routine clinical practice at the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital. The data collected from the MYMOP2 is of significance in its own right and the results are now reported in this paper.

RESULTS:
A total of 198 patients with a wide range of complaints attended one to five consultations with 20 homeopathic doctors. Diagnostic categories were most commonly neoplasms (16.7%), psychological (13.9%) and genitourinary complaints (12.3%), with 66.7% suffering from these problems for at least one year. The three symptoms that bothered patients the most were pain, mental symptoms and tiredness/fatigue. A paired-samples t-test using an intention-to-treat analysis showed that the MYMOP2 profile score improved from 4.25 (IQR 3.50-5.00), with a mean change of 1.24 (95% CI 1.04, 1.44) from the first to the last consultation (p<0.001). Results were statistically significant both for completers (n=91) (p<0.001) and non-completers (n=107) (p<0.001) using last-observation-carried-forward, although completers did better than non-completers (p<0.001). The overall clinical significance of improvements was at least moderate. A repeated measures ANOVA test also showed statistically significant improvements (p<0.001).

CONCLUSION:
The MYMOP2 results add to a growing body of observational data which demonstrates that when patients with long term conditions come under homeopathic care their presenting symptoms and well-being often improve. Offering a low-cost high impact intervention to extend the range of choice to patients and to support self-care could be an important part of the NHS.

Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Depressive pasienter hjælpes med homeopati som tilleggsbehandling

En nylig publisert randomisert og kontrollert studie i tidsskriftet Trials av Petter Viksveen m.fl. (2017) viser effekt av behandling hos homeopat for deprimerte pasienter. Studien ble gjennomført som del av doktorgradsstudiene til Viksveen ved University of Sheffield i England.

Forskningsmetoden som er brukt

I alt 566 deprimerte pasienter i alderen 18 til 85 år ble inkludert i studien, og pasientene ble delt i to grupper. To tredeler av pasientene fortsatte med «vanlig» konvensjonell behandling, hos f.eks. fastlege, psykolog eller spesialist, mens en tredel i tillegg fikk tilbud om behandling av homeopat. Dette var et randomisert kontrollert forsøk (RCT), som betyr at det ble gjort et tilfeldig utvalg av hvem som skulle få tilbudet om homeopati-behandlingen.

Forsøket hadde til hensikt å undersøke hvordan det går med deprimerte pasienter som får behandling hos homeopat, sammenlignet med dem som ikke får det. Alle terapeutene skulle behandle pasientene på samme måte som de alltid gjorde, for at resultatene skulle være representative for «vanlig» homeopatisk praksis.

Pasientene var i alle aldersgrupper og seks av ti var kvinner. Samtlige hadde det som kan karakteriseres som moderat til alvorlig selv-rapportert depresjon, og for de fleste var tilstanden kronisk (vart i minst 1 år). De fleste pasientene hadde flere fysiske kroniske lidelser, fire av ti brukte antidepressiva, og åtte av ti hadde i tillegg moderat til sterk grad av angst. Behandling hos homeopat pågikk i opptil 9 måneder.

Deltagerne rapporterte selv inn resultat for depresjon og angst etter seks og tolv måneder.

Resultater av studien er lovende

Pasientene i homeopat-gruppen hadde større bedring i depresjon og angst sammenlignet med dem som ikke fikk slik behandling. Resultatene viste moderat klinisk effekt ved både 6 og 12 måneder av å motta behandling av homeopat i tillegg til vanlig behandling, sammenlignet med vanlig behandling alene (statistisk signifikant resultat).

Dette er svært bra når vi snakker om kronisk moderat til alvorlig deprimerte pasienter som i utgangspunktet har dårlig prognose og er vanskelige å behandle tradisjonelt og homeopatisk. Homeopati kom i tillegg til annen behandling bl.a. med antidepressiva.

Forskerne fant også moderat klinisk bedring på angst etter seks og tolv måneder.

Enda bedre resultat ved å bruke homeopati som tilleggsbehandling

Resultatet er lovende, spesielt sett i lys av at plagene hos de fleste var kroniske, og fordi behandlingen ble gitt i tillegg til annen behandling. Mange pasienter som får konvensjonell/vanlig behandling opplever at de blir noe bedre, men de er fortsatt plaget. Derfor kan en ytterligere effekt av tilleggsbehandling som i dette forsøket være av stor betydning for den enkelte pasient.

Minimale negative eller skadelige effekter ved homeopatisk behandling

Det var ingenting som tydet på at behandling gitt av homeopat innebar noen alvorlig risiko.
De bivirkningene som ble rapportert var forbigående og stort sett bare milde.
Psykiske lidelser er et stort og voksende helseproblem.  Så hvorfor så stor motstand mot å ta i bruk homeopati? Det kan  være en god tilleggsbehandling eller eneste behandling. Dette er ikke den første studien som viser god effekt ved behandling av depresjon med homeopati. (2)

 

Petter Viksveen er homeopat MNHL og arbeider nå som forsker ved Universitetet i Stavanger. Han tok sin doktorgrad, PhD, i homeopati ved Sheffield Universitetet i England 2016.

NHL er stolte over at enda en av vår medlemmer har tatt doktorgrad på homeopati!  Vi gratulerer Petter Viksveen!

 

Kilder

  1. Viksveen P, Relton C, Nicholl J. Depressed patients treated by homeopaths: a randomised controlled trial using the «cohort multiple randomised controlled trial» (cmRCT) design. Trials. 2017 Jun 30;18(1):299. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2040-2.
  2. Emma del Carmen Macías-Cortés, Lidia Llanes-González, Leopoldo Aguilar-Faisal, Juan Asbun-Bojalil Individualized Homeopathic Treatment and Fluoxetine for Moderate to Severe Depression in Peri- and Postmenopausal Women (HOMDEP-MENOP Study): A Randomized, Double-Dummy, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

 

 

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Børn med migræne hjælpes med homøopati

Resultaterne af denne undersøgelse viser, at homøopatiske lægemidler er af interesse for forebyggelse og behandling af migræne hos børn. Der blev observeret et betydeligt fald i hyppigheden, sværhedsgraden og varigheden af migræne og dermed reduceret fravær fra skolen.

http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2011.0821

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The study objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines for the prevention and treatment of migraine in children.

Design: This was an observational, prospective, open, nonrandomized, noncomparative, multicenter study.

Setting/location: The study was conducted in 12 countries worldwide.

Subjects: Fifty-nine (59) physicians trained in the prescription of homeopathic medicines and 168 children, aged 5–15 years, with definite or probable migraine diagnosed using International Headache Society 2004 criteria were the subjects in this study.

Interventions: Physicians were given complete freedom in terms of treatment prescription; thus, prescriptions were individualized for each patient.

Outcome measures: The frequency, intensity, and duration of migraine attacks in the 3 months prior to inclusion were compared with those during the 3-month follow-up period. Pertinent data were collected using questionnaires completed by the doctor and the patient or his/her parent/guardian. The secondary outcome measure was the impact of homeopathic medicines on education, measured as absence from school.

Results: The frequency, severity, and duration of migraine attacks decreased significantly during the 3-month follow-up period (all p<0.001). Preventive treatment during this time consisted of homeopathic medicines in 98% of cases (mean=2.6 medicines/patient). Children spent significantly less time off school during follow-up than before inclusion (2.0 versus 5.5 days, respectively; p<0.001). The most common preventive medicines used were Ignatia amara (25%; mainly 9C), Lycopodium clavatum(22%), Natrum muriaticum (21%), Gelsemium (20%), and Pulsatilla (12%; mainly 15C). Homeopathy alone was used for the treatment of migraine attacks in 38% of cases. The most commonly used medicines were Belladonna (32%; mainly 9C), Ignatia amara (11%; mainly 15C), Iris versicolor (10%; mainly 9C), Kalium phosphoricum (10%; mainly 9C), and Gelsemium (9%; mainly 15C and 30C).

Conclusions: The results of this study demonstrate the interest of homeopathic medicines for the prevention and treatment of migraine attacks in children. A significant decrease in the frequency, severity, and duration of migraine attacks was observed and, consequently, reduced absenteeism from school.

Homøopati til underlivssmerter hos kvinder med endometriose.

En ny undersøgelse, som er publiceret i april 2017-udgaven af fagbladet ”European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology” viser at anvendelsen af homøopatisk østrogen hjælper til at nedsætte underlivssmerter hos kvinder der er diagnosticeret med endometriose.

Undersøgelsen er gennemført efter forskningsdesignet der gælder for lægemidler og viser en klar effekt af homøopatisk østrogen overfor placebo.

Se originalberetningen af undersøgelsen her