High Potency Homeopathic Medicines Affect Cancer Cells
Hard on the heels of the evidence for the effects of high dilutions published in the current volume of Homeopathy (see 25 January news item) comes yet more evidence for the effect of high dilution homeopathic medicines in a study published in the high impact, highly respected ‘International Journal of Oncology’.
The study reveals that certain high potency homeopathic remedies have preferentially elevated cytotoxic effects on breast adenocarcinoma cells compared with cells derived from normal breast epithelium. The experiments were conducted in triplicate and repeated at least twice in each case of a remedy.
The homeopathic medicines tested included: Carcinosin, 30C; Conium maculatum, 3C; Phytolacca decandra, 200C and Thuja occidentalis, 30C. The strongest effects were found from Carcinosin and Phytolacca, remedies that are well documented in the homeopathic literature for their beneficial effects in patients with cancer.
The researchers concluded, “the ultra-diluted natural homeopathic remedies investigated in this study offer the promise of being effective preventive and/or therapeutic agents for breast cancer and worthy of further study”.
The abstract and full study is available at:
Objective Measures Show Positive Effects of Homeopathic Medicines on Disturbed Sleep
An article published in the respected journal Sleep Medicine shows that two homeopathic medicines known for their impact on sleep patterns in susceptible human subjects, have positive effects as measured by objective measuring procedures called polysomnographic recordings. Polysomnographic recordings involve various sleep study measurements, including monitoring many body functions including brainwaves (EEG), eye movements (EOG), muscle activity or skeletal muscle activation (EMG) and heart rhythm (ECG).
While this is is not a study involving individualized patient prescribing it does show the positive effects of two remedies known to have a significant relevance to sleep disturbance and builds on earlier experiments in animals using the same two remedies that produced positive results.
The abstract of the study and access to the full article can be obtained here: