Lancet. 1983 Jan; 1(8316): 97-8.
Controlled trial of homoeopathic treatment of osteoarthritis.
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study to compare the homoeopathic remedy Rhus tox. 6X with fenoprofen in osteoarthritis of the hip and knee, fenoprofen was shown to have beneficial analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects which differed significantly from those of placebo. The effects of Rhus tox. 6X and placebo did not differ significantly. Patient preference was for fenoprofen. Side-effects were not severe but were seen more frequently with fenoprofen. Similar results were seen in all patients regardless of whether they had been referred to and assessed by a homoeopathic physician or a rheumatologist.