An Exjperimental Double-blind Clinical Trial Method in Homoeopathy - Use of a Limited Range of Remedies to Treat Fibrositis
Journal/Book: British Homoeopathic Journal. 1986; 75 (No 3): 142-147.
Abstract: A small number of double-blind, Placebo-controlled trials of homeopathic treatment in rheumatological conditions have been carried out. These have used differing methodologies, leading to varying results. This paper describes a novel approach in the treatment of fibrositis, syndrome which lacks a pathological definition but is defined solely in terms of its symptomatology. 24 patients were prescribed for 3 months, according to indication, one of three homeopathic remedies (Arnica, Bryonia, Rhus tox.), each patient remaining on the same remedy throughout. They were followed monthly on the following parameters: pain, number of tender spots and sleep. An 'indication score' was allotted to each prescription. The results were analyzed by non-parametric statistical methods, showing that homeopathy produced a statistically significant improvement, but only when the prescribed remedy was well indicated.