Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Lecture Series | Open Access

Volume 3 |Article ID 479769 | 9 pages | https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nel045

Immunology and Homeopathy. 4. Clinical Studies—Part 1

Received06 Mar 2006
Accepted09 Jun 2006

Abstract

The evidence-based research of the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines in common immunologic disorders is reviewed. In part 1, we introduce methodological issues of clinical research in homeopathy, and criteria utilized to evaluate the literature. Then 24 studies (12 randomized and 12 non-randomized) on common upper respiratory tract infections and otorhinolaryngologic complaints are described. In part 2, the focus will be on allergic diseases and the effectiveness of homeopathy will be globally evaluated and discussed using the criteria of evidence-based medicine.

Copyright © 2006 Paolo Bellavite et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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