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Individualized homeopathic treatment of dermatological complaints in a public outpatient clinic
Received11 October 2008
revised27 January 2009
accepted10 May 2009
20 December 2017 (online)
This study sought to assess the effectiveness of individualized homeopathic treatment on dermatological complaints in a public outpatient clinic.
Methods: Children and adults spontaneously seeking for homeopathic treatment for dermatological complaints were prescribed single individualized remedies and followed up for a minimum of 3 months; assessment was clinical and recorded graphically.
Results: Forty-nine patients met the inclusion criteria. Outcomes were positive (59%); no effect (4%); drop-out (37%), from which 6% was due to homeopathic aggravation. No manifestations of suppression were observed.
Conclusions Outcome studies are useful to point out to the effectiveness of individualized homeopathic treatment in dermatological complaints. Outcomes suggest that actions focusing on pathological categories do not lead to homeopathic suppression.
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