In 2015 the sales of herbs in pharmacies alone, hit 566 million and homeopathic medicine both prescribed and over the counter hit 269 million dollars in sales. Read more.
This doesn't account for sales in other stores like health food stores or online. Our European countries have something right when they include alternative medicine in their health spending dollars.
In the clinic, we treat many people successfully for their migraine like symptoms. Some people respond t an individualized Homeopathic remedy and others to a nutritional approach. An interesting article discusses common vitamin deficiencies seen in those with migraines, read on
Interestingly, in India, Homeopathy is gaining popularity as the medicine of choice. It seems to be used in hospitals and in private clinics along side traditional medicine. It could be due to its cost effectiveness and efficacy. Read more
Many clients have been asking if homeopathy is covered. It depends on your plan. Speak to your human resources and the insurance company to request coverage. You can also forward your information to the Ontario Homeopathic Association to ask them to discuss with your carrier and attempt to negotiate coverage if your claim has been denied.
Interestingly, the Swiss are covered for alternative health in their public health care spending dollars. Canada has a similar public health structure that Switzerland does. Read more about the debate from skeptics about their coverage.
It is interesting how many people require the use of a C PAP machine to sleep due to sleep apnea. There is some concern over long term use of this device causing damage to the lung due to a continual air blowing into them every night. Yet the side effects from sleep apnea have been noted as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and depression. An interesting article highlights a few remedies for the symptoms of sleep apnea, read on
In Ontario we don't hear much about cases of dengue fever and chikungunya. This interesting post from another country suggests that homeopathic medicine can be a viable treatment for these two diseases, read on
An interesting article highlights the results of a new promising study from Stanford university on a type of vitamin A and colon cancer. Read on
An interesting article reports on two studies that b vitamins improve mood and mental performance. Read on
Interestingly, homeopathy has been used extensively in countries with larger populations due to its cost effectiveness and efficacy. An interesting article written in the International News reports how homeopathy is just that a reliable and low cost method of treatment. Read on
The homeopathic remedy, arnica is often used for bumps and bruises to speed healing. Its applications can be extended to the symptoms osteoarthritis pain. One study found it useful for osteoarthritis of the knee. Read on
In the clinic we tailor suit remedies to the patient's unique symptoms and may use arnica as an adjunct to a constitutional remedy.
An interesting study finds patients who seek the help of a homeopath for symptoms of hypersensitivity illness fair better than when seeing their general physician. It could be because the homeopathic remedies are suited to the person's unique symptoms. Read on
In the clinic we have seen a lot of people come to us for help with the symptoms of dry mouth and eyes. We match homeopathic medicines to their symptoms and get quite good results. An interesting study found that homeopathic medicine increased saliva flow and decreased uncomfortable symptoms. Read on
In our family, we keep APIS GEL in our first aid kit for mosquito and bug bites. An interesting study, found that yes indeed homeopathic after bite gel does work much better than placebo. Read more
Recently I have completed an advanced course in homeopathy for cardiology which taught us how to use single homeopathics and tinctures to improve the patient's symptoms. We have seen excellent results in those who have taken treatment for a variety of health issues. I came across a study that found that using single homeopathic remedies, that are matched to one's symptoms was 25% more effective than the use of a placebo.
Campistranous, Lavout JL., et al. Hypertension Trial, Boletin Mexicano, 1999, 32, 42 - 47. 68 people suffering from mild to moderate hypertension were enrolled in a double-blind randomized clinical trial comparing individualized homeopathic therapy with placebo. Successful results were obtained with 82% of those using homeopathy compared with 57% of those using placebo.
Homeopathic medicines are excellent to help reduce the side effects from cancer treatments, such as rashes, pain and redness from radiation burns and nausea from chemotherapy drugs. Best of all homeopathic medicines don't interfere with the treatments, where as some herbs and supplements do.
An interesting study done by Dr. Peter Fisher, the homeopath to the British Royal Family, found that two remedies, Traumeel mouthwash and calendula were effective in the treatment of the symptoms of .... read more
An interesting study on homeopathic medicine found that homeopathic nose drops were equally tolerated and beneficial to a pharmaceutical drug. Read more
An interesting study found that thalassemia symptoms were improved with the use of homeopathic medicines. Read more
Over the years, in the clinic, we have seen a lot of children with ADD and ADHD symptoms. Some of these children's symptoms benefit from a constitutional homeopathic remedy. Other children do best with dietary changes, avoiding food sensitivities and supplementing with missing vitamins or minerals in their diet. Each child has a regime suited to their particular needs. Interestingly, a small study showed that children treated with single homeopathic remedies improved over the course of one year, whereas the other group of children that only received that same amount of time did not.
A comparative consecutive case series of 20 children with a diagnosis of ADHD receiving homeopathic treatment, compared with 10 children receiving usual care Read more
I found this interesting little study on a remedy called VentigoHeel and vertigo, Read on
When I treat people in the clinic for symptoms of vertigo I match their unique symptoms to a remedy and it is usually very effective in reducing the symptoms and giving comfort to the client.