Visit Dr Briffa’s blog for a report on recent research on the comparable effectiveness of homeopathic Arnica D4 (4X) post-operatively after bunion removal compared to the usual painkiller (diclofenac). It was decided that giving placebo would not be ethical. Treatment with Arnica also gave fewer side-effects, greater mobility and was less costly.
Karow J-H, et al. Efficacy of Arnica Montana D4 for healing of wounds after hallux valgus surgery compared to diclofenac. J Altern Comp Med 2008;14(1):17-25
Dr Briffa: ‘Homeopathic arnica found to be an effective post-operative aid’
The New India Press reports that more people in the growing Indian economy will benefit from cost-effective homeopathic treatment in the state of Andhra Pradesh:
“TIRUPATI: Finance Minister K Rosaiah inaugurated Positive Homeopathy Clinic here on Monday. It is the eighth homeopathy hospital set up by Dr Manu’s Group in the State.
Speaking on the occasion, Rosaiah said homeopathy was a costeffective system of medicine. The Centre and the State Government are making every effort to promote the Indian systems of medicine.
Ayush is one step in this direction. The State Government launched Rajiv Arogyasri scheme to provide corporate medicare to the poor people. The novel health scheme was appreciated by other states, he said.
The Finance Minister appreciated Positive Homeopathy Hospital chairman Sreekar Manu for setting up the hospital in Tirupati to provide better medicare to people.
Sreekar Manu said the main objective of the hospital was to provide quality medicare to people at an affordable cost. Former Assembly speaker Agarala Eswar Reddy, hospital directors AM Reddy, Kiran Kumar, Tariq Mahmood and others were present.”
As I reported before “Homeopathy is integrated into the general system of health care in India and our study shows that one in ten consumers have consulted a homeopath in the last year.” Global TGI Barometer January 2008 Issue 33