Friday, 20 June 2008

Another study for homeopathy awareness week...

It's homeopathy awareness week (until tomorrow), with a focus on homeopathic treatment for allergies.

In the spirit of awareness, here's a systematic review of complementary therapies in the treatment of allergic rhinitis and asthma in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, with a summary at the NHS National Library for Health here.

For homeopathy, the authors found that "Some positive results were described with homeopathy in good-quality trials in rhinitis, but a number of negative studies were also found. Therefore it is not possible to provide evidence-based recommendations for homeopathy in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, and further trials are needed".

4 comments:

apgaylard said...

If only the homeopaths were aware of the paucity of evidence in their own NHS database. Now I'd have some sympathy with that sort of 'homeopathy awareness week'.

HolfordWatch said...

To some extent, if homeopaths are being taught by people like Jayney Goddard who mis-cite and misrepresent papers, then perhaps they genuinely do have no idea of the state of the evidence base.

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