If you've been suffering chronic Lyme disease, but do not want treatment with long-term antibiotics and other prescription drugs... a comprehensive homeopathic approach may be right for you. The study authors - based at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center , where Dossett was a research fellow at the time of the survey - divided respondents into four groups: those who used homeopathic products during the preceding 12 months, those who used supplements but did not use homeopathy, those who used other forms of CIM but not homeopathy or supplements, and those who did not use CIM.
This study was on 53 patients with fibromyalgia, which is a newly recognized syndrome that includes musculoskeletal symptoms, fatigue, and insomnia (Bell, Lewis, Brooks, et al, 2004) Participants given individually chosen homeopathic treatment showed significantly greater improvements in tender point count and tender point pain, quality of life, global health and a trend toward less depression compared with those on placebo.
Homeopathic preparations of botanical, zoological or chemical substances, including drugs, excipients or binders, which have been ingested or otherwise absorbed by the body and are believed to have produced a disease or disorder which interferes with homeostasis.
Although homeopathic medicines are usually stocked near supplements on drug store shelves, the authors note they are regulated differently from supplements, going through formal approval by the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention of the United States and conforming with FDA guidelines for good manufacturing practices.
Medicines that are manufactured only from those substances or sources referenced as monographs in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States (HPUS), the Homöopathisches ArzneiBuch (HAB), the Pharmacopée française (PhF), the European Pharmacopoeia (.) or the Encyclopedia of Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia (EHP), as they are amended from time to time, and that are prepared in accordance with these pharmacopoeias.