Homeopathy 2021; 110(03): 194-197
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1722233
Clinical Case Report

Homeopathic Treatment of a Lower Leg Edema—A Case Report

1  Department of Neuro-Urologie, Schweizer Paraplegiker-Zentrum, Nottwil, Switzerland
Susanne Pannek-Rademacher
2  Homöopathie-Pannek, Basel, Switzerland
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Funding The authors state that they received no funding relevant to their study.


Background Homeopathy is frequently and successfully used in daily clinical practice, so there is a need for well-documented case reports that illustrate its effectiveness. For this reason, we present a case in which homeopathy was used to treat an ankle and lower leg for spontaneous acute swelling and redness.

Case Report A 54-year-old man presented with recurrence of a swollen left ankle and lower leg, which had previously been treated by conventional medicine. After case taking, a homeopathic treatment with Apis mellifica 200c led to a fast improvement. The patient was free of symptoms within 24 hours and has remained so for 3 years.

Conclusion Homeopathic treatment with Apis mellifica led to a fast and long-lasting improvement of an acute ankle swelling and reddening that had recurred after conventional medical therapy of similar symptoms.

Statement of Ethics

We confirm that the subject of the case report has given his written informed consent to publish his anonymized case including publication of images. We confirm that the study was conducted ethically in accordance with the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki.

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Publication History

Received: 03 August 2020

Accepted: 02 November 2020

Publication Date:
30 April 2021 (online)

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