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Schwabe News Volume 4 | Issue 4 & 5 | April & May 2013

Research news


Role of homoeopathy in Post-Surgical Dental Implants Paresthesia – Case report

Apart from the work done in India on Arnica by All India Institute of medical Sciences, this study is published by Brazilian physicians on the same line. Paresthesia is the partial loss of sensation and paralysis is the total loss of sensation and movement. They generally originate from injuries in the trigeminal terminal branches. This article discusses the implants complications, but it is important to note that other surgical procedures can cause the same damage and the source of the injury changes the indication of the drug to be prescribed. The objective is to report to implantodontists knowledge of Hypericum and Causticum, from the homoeopathic therapy, and effective help in the resolution of post-surgical dental implant. According to the results observed in the present case, the authors conclude that the use of Homoeopathy as a complementary therapy is effective in treating postoperative paresthesia. However, controlled trials are needed to assess the real benefit of homoeopathy as an adjunct in the treatment of post-surgical paresthesia.

Reference:
  • Mourão, L.C; Moutinho, H.M; Canabarro, A. Journal of Case Studies in Homoeopathy 2013; 1(1):6-10
  • Available online at www.jcshom.com/jcsh

 

Nanosized solvent superstructures in ultramolecular aqueous dilutions: twenty years' research using water proton NMR relaxation

Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) relaxation times T1, T2, T1/T2 are sensitive to motion and organization of water molecules. Especially, increase in T1/T2 reflects a higher degree of structuring. The author had the objective to look at physical changes in water in ultrahigh aqueous dilutions.

Samples were prepared by iterative centesimal (c) dilution with vigorous agitation, ranging between 3c and 24c (Avogadro limit 12c). Solutes were silica–lactose, histamine, manganese–lactose. Solvents were water, NaCl 0.15 M or LiCl 0.15 M. Solvents underwent strictly similar, simultaneous dilution/agitation, for each level of dilution, as controls. NMR relaxation was studied within 0.02–20 MHz.

As per the results, no change was observed in controls. Increasing T1 and T1/T2 were found in dilutions, which persisted beyond 9c (manganese–lactose), 10c (histamine) and 12c (silica–lactose). For silica–lactose in LiCl, continuous decrease in T2 with increase in T1/T2 within the 12c–24c range indicated growing structuring of water despite absence of the initial solute. All changes vanished after heating/cooling. These findings were interpreted in terms of nanosized (>4-nm) supramolecular structures involving water, nanobubbles and ions, if any. Additional study of low dilutions of silica–lactose revealed increased T2 and decreased T1/T2 compared to solvent, within the 10−3–10−6 range, reflecting transient solvent destructuring. This could explain findings at high dilution.

The author had concluded from the experiments that the Proton NMR relaxation demonstrated modifications of the solvent throughout the low to ultramolecular range of dilution. The findings suggested the existence of superstructures that originate stereospecifically around the solute after an initial destructuring of the solvent, developing more upon dilution and persisting beyond 12c.

Reference:
  • Jean-Louis Demangeat, Nanosized solvent superstructures in ultramolecular aqueous dilutions: twenty years' research using water proton NMR relaxation, Homoeopathy, Volume 102, Issue 2 , Pages 87-105, April 2013
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