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Homeopathy. 2012 Jul;101(3):141-6.
Homeopathic treatment for peripheral nerve regeneration: an experimental study in a rat sciatic nerve transection model.Mohammadi R, Amini K, Charehsaz S.
SourceDepartment of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Nazloo Road, Urmia 57153 1177, Iran.
Abstract: Effects of homeopathic treatment with Hypericum perforatum (Hypericum) on peripheral nerve regeneration was studied using a rat sciatic nerve transection model.
METHODS:Fifty-four male healthy White Wistar rats were divided into three experimental groups (n = 18), randomly: Sham-operation (Sham), control: silicon tube (Sil) and treatment: silicon tube + Hypericum (Sil/Hypericum). In the Sham group after anesthesia left sciatic nerve was exposed through a gluteal muscle incision and after homeostasis muscle was sutured. In the Sil group the left sciatic nerve was exposed the same way and transected proximal to tibio-peroneal bifurcation leaving a 10-mm gap. Proximal and distal stumps were each inserted into a silicone tube. In the Sil/Hypericum group a silicone tube was implanted the same way and each animal received three oral drops of Hypericum 30c twice daily for 1 week. Each group was subdivided into three subgroups of six animals each studied 4, 8, 12 weeks after surgery.
RESULTS:Data were analyzed statistically by factorial analysis of variance (ANOVA) and, the Bonferroni test for pair-wise comparisons. Functional study showed faster and better recovery of regenerated axons in Sil/Hypericum than in Sil group (P < 0.05). Gastrocnemius muscle mass in Sil/Hypericum was significantly greater than in Sil group. Morphometric indices of regenerated fibers showed number and diameter of the myelinated fibers in Sil/Hypericum were significantly higher than in control group. Immunohistochemistry, showed the location of reactions to S-100 in Sil/Hypericum was clearly more positive than in Sil group.
CONCLUSION:Hypericum improves functional recovery of peripheral nerve regeneration in rats.
ScCQW confirmed in nanospace - an excellent fully referenced and illustrated article which has implications for homeopathy and other CAMS. ENJOY!
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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
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