In a recent study, rats were experimentally treated so that they would develop liver toxicity and liver tumours. They were then given 'Chelidonuim' - a homeopathic medicine known for it's liver protective effects. The potencies used were 30c and 200c - both of these remedies are beyond 'Avogadro's number'.
Based upon the structure of the trial, I believe that it is unlikely that the placebo effect was responsible for the protective action of the homeopathic remedy.
The experimenters concluded that "Both the potencies of Chel exhibited anti-tumor and anti-oxidative stress potential against artificially induced hepatic tumors and hepato-toxicity in rats. More studies are warranted."
Read the paper here:
Chelidonium majus 30C and 200C in induced hepato-t... [Homeopathy. 2010] - PubMed result
Oncologists at several of the most advanced cancer treatment centres in the US, including the Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago are using therapies including yoga, acupuncture and stress management.
A spokesman from the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas explained:
"Integrative medicine is a philosophy based on treating patients by focusing on the whole person and using both conventional and complementary therapies in a multidisciplinary care fashion.....It is similar to complementary medicine, but one key difference is that there is an open communication between practitioners of the different traditions."
These centres appear to be following their patients lead as more patients with cancer are turning to integrative medicine or integrative oncology methods (between 30% and 80% of patients use some form of integrative or complementary medicine) and traditional oncology centres have been setting up integrative medicine centers as there has been a growing awareness of the value of integrative oncology therapies, among traditional oncologists.
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High Fructose Corn Syrup Condemned Again: Fructose Induces Transketolase Flux to Promote Pancreatic Cancer Growth
High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Cancer Cell Growth:
You can read the study here
High fructose corn syrup is made from corn and yet the corn lobby "The Corn Refiners Association" countered the study's findings by stating:
"This study does not look at the way fructose is actually consumed by humans, as it was conducted in a laboratory, not inside the human body," and they concluded that the root causes of pancreatic cancer are complicated and poorly understood.
The UK Government has officially confirmed homeopathy's continuing role in the NHS - ensuring that patients can continue to benefit from it.
The Government response states that 'local NHS and clinicians, rather than Whitehall, are best placed to make decisions on what treatment is appropriate for their patients - including complementary or alternative treatments such as homeopathy - and provide accordingly for those treatments.'
A statement from Dr. Sarah Eames, President of the Faculty of Homeopathy states: 'As a doctor who practices homeopathy on the NHS, I know homeopathy is an important part of our health service helping tens of thousands of patients annually, a majority of whom have not been helped sufficiently with conventional treatments. I am pleased to see the government, contrary to the recommendations of the Science and Technology's report, agrees that homeopathy has a place in the NHS and offers choice to both patients and local purchasers of healthcare.'
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You want the evidence for homeopathy in the treatment of allergies?
Look no further than the Alternative Medicine Review: Spring 2010 issue - article number 6. This excellent research round-up by two of the giants of homeopathy; Dana Ullman MPH and Michael Frass MD, pulls no punches when it comes to delivering an outstanding overview of current published research in the treatment of allergenic respiratory conditions.
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