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Another brilliant study shows the effectiveness of homeopathy reported by a conventional medical journal! A study of 82 patients suffering psoriasis treated with homeopathy in primary care over a period of two years shows significant improvement in their quality of life and reduction in their psoriasis symptoms. Many of the patients had suffered psoriasis for as long as 15 years and had previously unsuccessfully tried conventional treatments. The full paper of the study is published in the Journal of the European Academyof Dermatology and Venereology. Here is an excerpt:
Homeopathic treatment of patients with psoriasis – a prospective observational study with 2 years follow-up:
CM Witt*†, R Lüdtke ‡ , SN Willich †
Copyright Journal compilation © 2009 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology:
homeopathy • prospective observational study • psoriasis • usual care • utilization
Design Prospective multicentre observational study.
To evaluate details and effects of homeopathic treatment in patients with psoriasis in usual medical care.
Methods Primary care patients were evaluated over 2 years using standardized questionnaires, recording diagnoses and complaints severity, health-related quality of life (QoL), medical history, consultations, all treatments, and use of other health services.
Results Forty-five physicians treated 82 adults, 51.2% women, aged 41.6 ± 12.2 (mean ± SD) years. Patients had psoriasis for 14.7 ± 11.9 years; 96.3% had been treated before. Initial case taking took 127 ± 47 min. The 7.4 ± 7.4 subsequent consultations (duration: 19.4 ± 10.5 min) cumulated to 169.0 ± 138.8 min. Patients received 6.0 ± 4.9 homeopathic prescriptions. Diagnoses and complaints severity improved markedly with large effect sizes (Cohen’s d= 1.02–2.09). In addition, QoL improved (SF-36 physical component score d = 0.26, mental component score d = 0.49), while conventional treatment and health service use were considerably reduced.
Under classical homeopathic treatment, patients with psoriasis improved in symptoms and QoL.
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