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

Paolo Bellavite, Riccardo Ortolani, Francesco Pontarollo, Valeria Piasere, Giovanni Benato, Anita Conforti, "Immunology and Homeopathy. 4. Clinical Studies—Part 1", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 3, Article ID 479769, 9 pages, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nel045

Immunology and Homeopathy. 4. Clinical Studies—Part 1

Received06 Mar 2006
Accepted09 Jun 2006


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.

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