Homeopathy 2022; 111(03): 155-156
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1751227

A Rich and Eclectic Mix

Robert T. Mathie
1   Faculty of Homeopathy, London, United Kingdom
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An inspiring feature of this journal is the wide-ranging nature of its published articles, which involve many different study designs from clinical trials to fundamental laboratory research and within many branches of science and medicine. For any given issue of Homeopathy, a key basis for the selection of accepted papers is the date of their initial submission, and the majority of content typically comprises Original Research articles, those being the most frequently submitted type of manuscript. For the current issue, however, we have just three Original Research articles, together with three Clinical Case Series or Report papers, and three Debate or Hypothesis articles.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is still a focus of many contributors' attention, and we have two such articles here: an update of original prognostic factor research on an international database of COVID-19 cases[1] and a Clinical Case Report of homeopathic treatment of COVID-19 during pregnancy.[2] Two other Original Research papers offer highly contrasting perspectives: an in vitro study showing inter-atomic changes of homeopathically prepared Zinc due to trituration and dynamisation[3] and a mathematical method to separate the signals from the noises in homeopathic pathogenetic trials.[4] Two Clinical Case Series papers focus respectively on patients with sub-clinical hypothyroidism[5] and pathological ovarian masses,[6] providing evidence that individualised homeopathy might be useful in the treatment of these diseases.

Some intriguing and differing concepts are presented in the final three articles of this issue: that homeopathic medicines may act as mild biological stimuli via electrostatic imprints of their original molecules[7]; that nanoparticles in homeopathic remedies may enhance the efficacy of phototherapy via a process of photosensitisation[8]; and that homeopathic Apis mellifica is a logical prophylactic and therapeutic medicine for dengue shock syndrome.[9] A rich and eclectic mix indeed!

Publication History

Article published online:
22 July 2022

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