Effect of Homoeopathic medicine on gynaecological problems
This study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of homoeopathic medicine in menstrual irregularity. Patients suffering from Amenorrhea (AM), Oligo-amenorrhea (OL-AM), oligomenorrhea (OL) and conventional hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) over the past year were selected after diagnosis in first appointment. Patients received homoeopathic medicine on the basis of individualisation. The primary outcome criteria were renewal of menses, change of clinical diagnosis at the end of treatment or after 2 years. Secondary outcome measures were menstrual regularity at the end of follow-up compared to pre-treatment frequency, flow characteristics; clinical course of acute and chronic concomitant symptoms. 18 consecutive cases of secondary amenorrhea (SA) and oligomenorrhea (OL) met the entry criteria. 8 women had SA, 2 were on HRT, 6 had OL-AM and 2 had OL. The average duration of considered follow-up was 21 months. The average time before the reappearance of menstruation was 58 days (s.d. 20) in the 8 women with SA at the time of the first appointment, for all cases 46 days (s.d. 42). Change of clinical diagnosis: 50% of women, who were diagnosed AM, recovered their ovulatory cycle (OV), whereas 12.5% remained amenorrheic; 33.3% of patients, who were initially OL-AM, showed an OV; 100% of oligomenorrheic and HRT patients recovered an OV. The average frequency of spontaneous cycles per year changes from 4.32 (s.d. 1.97) pre-treatment to 9.6 cycles per year at the end (s.d. 2.92). Four detailed case histories are reported.
Reference: P Cardigno, Homeopathic Clinical Research, Scientific Department FIAMO-Homeosynesis Medical Association, Colorno, Italy, Homeopathy (2009) 98, 97–106, 2009.