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A Rich and Eclectic Mix
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 and a Clinical Case Report of homeopathic treatment of COVID-19 during pregnancy. 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 and a mathematical method to separate the signals from the noises in homeopathic pathogenetic trials. Two Clinical Case Series papers focus respectively on patients with sub-clinical hypothyroidism and pathological ovarian masses, 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; that nanoparticles in homeopathic remedies may enhance the efficacy of phototherapy via a process of photosensitisation; and that homeopathic Apis mellifica is a logical prophylactic and therapeutic medicine for dengue shock syndrome. A rich and eclectic mix indeed!
Article published online:
22 July 2022
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- 1 Rutten L, Miglani A, Gold P. et al. Generalizability of homeopathic prognostic factor research outcome in COVID-19 treatment: comparison of data. Homeopathy 2022; 111: 157-163
- 2 Glas KL. Individualised homeopathic treatment of nausea and vomiting in the first trimester and of COVID-19 in the third trimester of pregnancy – A case report. Homeopathy 2022; 111: 202-209
- 3 Fontes C, Oliveira AP, Batista JVC. et al. Physicochemical properties of zinc and lactose in solid mixtures: influence of trituration process. Homeopathy 2022; 111: 164-175
- 4 Poruthukaren K. An attempt to estimate the noises in homeopathic pathogenetic trials by employing the Jaccard Similarity Index and Noise Index. Homeopathy 2022; 111: 176-183
- 5 Grelle LCE, Camacho LAB. Homeopathic treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism – A series of 19 cases. Homeopathy 2022; 111: 184-193
- 6 Ramanan VE, Radhakrishnan R. Non-invasive resolution of pathological ovarian masses with homeopathic treatment – A case series. Homeopathy 2022; 111: 194-201
- 7 Shahabi S, Borneman JP. The electrostatic model of homeopathy: the mechanism of physicochemical activities of homeopathic medicines. Homeopathy 2022; 111: 210-216
- 8 Loonat A, Pellow J, Abrahamse H, Chandran R. Can nanoparticles in homeopathic remedies enhance phototherapy of cancer? A hypothetical model. Homeopathy 2022; 111: 217-225
- 9 Richardson-Boedler C. Dengue shock syndrome: its similarity with anaphylaxis and with the homeopathic medicine Apis mellifica (European Honeybee). Homeopathy 2022; 111: 226-231