Cynthia's Bookshelf


Introduction To Homeopathy


Homeopathy: Beyond Flat Earth Medicine. Timothy R Dooley, MD, ND. Timing Publications, 1995.

Read this short book FREE on the web ( I suggest all my new clients to take a good look. It explains, in simple to understand Q & A format, the difference between the homeopathic approach and the conventional western understanding of disease.

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The Complete Homeopathy Handbook: A Guide To Everyday Health Care.Miranda Castro, FHom. St. Martin’s Press, 1990.

In addition to offering very practical health tips on common acute illnesses, Castro helps you use basic homeopathy (includes a concise history and the principles of homeopathy).

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Scientific Basis For Homeopathy


The Science of Homeopathy. George Vitoulkas. Grove Press, 1980.

This is a good primer for skeptical minds. By the author largely responsible for the revival of homeopathy in the 1970’s, he outlines the scientific theory of energetic medicine and the clinical practice of homeopathy.

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Homeopathic Philosophy


Organon of the Medical Art Samuel Hahnemann.

This is the philosophical primer for application of the science and art of homeopathy, as written by its founder, Samuel Hahnemann.

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Understanding Remedy Reactions by Amy Lansky, PhD, RL Published for Mothering. The Home for Inclusive Family Living.

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Women, Pregnancy, Birth and Children


Smart Medicine For A Healthier Child: A Practical A-Z Reference To Natural and Conventional Treatments For Infants and Children. Janet Zand, LAc, OMD, Rachel Walton, RN, and Bob Roundtree. Avery Publishing Group, 1994.

A must-own, comprehensive reference guide for families interested in holistic health, preventing illness and maintaining good health/hygiene at home.

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Whole Woman Homeopathy: The Comprehensive Guide to Treating PMS, Menopause, Bladder Infection, and Other Problems Naturally and Effectively.Robert Ullman, ND and Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, MSW. Prima Health, 2005.

Veteran homeopaths and authors provide accessible and informative advise to women.

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Judith Reichenberg-Ullman and Robert Ullman, well-known homeopaths and authors, address how to overcome common labels given to children using an individualized homeopathic approach.

Prozac Free, Ritilan Free Kids, Rage Free Kids, A Drug-Free Approach to Asperger’s Syndrome offer informative and practical tips for parents struggling to find a holistic approach to their child’s diagnosis.

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Homeopathy for Pregnancy, Birth and Your Baby’s First Year. Miranda Castro, FSHom. St Martin’s Press, 1992.

Castro offers a wonderful primer for every mother-to-be, up to your child’s second year.

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Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive  Daniel J. Siegel, MD.

Findings in neurobiology and attachment research explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain. Well-known child psychiatrist Siegel offers parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children.

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The Vaccine Guide: Making an Informed Choice. Randall Neustaedter, OMD, LAc. North Atlantic Books, 1996.

Founder of the Holistic Pediatric Association, this author offers practical information on the vaccine issue that every parent deserves to make the most informed decision for themselves.

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Melatonin Risks and Children’s Sleep Published at

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Mind/Body Instruction

Katy Bowman, part biomechanist, part science communicator, educates on the role movement plays in the body and in the world. She blends a scientific approach with straight talk about sensible, whole-life movement solutions.

Move Your DNA and Dynamic Aging contain the science-based, corrective exercises, habit modifications, and simple lifestyle changes we need to make in order to slowly mobilize our body to decrease pain and uncover our naturally healthy, reflex-driven selves.


Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement Expanded Edition Katy Bowman

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Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility Katy Bowman

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Sarah Powers, innovator of Insight Yoga and meditation authority, instructs in a personal style that deepens the physical discipline and spiritual understanding of Yin yoga aimed to clarify the practice of any yoga student, beginner and advanced alike.

Insight Yoga concisely illustrate Yin (passive) and Yang (dynamic) poses which combine traditional yoga with meridians of Chinese medicine, as well as Buddhist meditation.


Insight Yoga: An Innovative Synthesis of Traditional Yoga, Meditation, and Eastern Approaches to Healing and Well-Being Sarah Powers

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Lee Albert, a knowledgable Kripalu clinician and world-renowned teacher, has helped thousands understand, manage and overcome chronic muscular and joint pain .

Yoga For Pain Relief: A New Approach to an Ancient Practice and Live Pain Free Eliminate Chronic Pain without Drugs or Surgery brings these practical and easy-to-follow guidelines to the public using illustrated home instruction.


Yoga For Pain Relief: A New Approach to an Ancient Practice and Live Pain Free Eliminate Chronic Pain without Drugs or Surgery Lee Albert

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Barbara Benagh, Cynthia's long-time yoga instructor and mentor, remains one of the most inspiring and insightful teachers in the world. Her unhurried, intelligent speaking style instructs the student how to tap a detailed, inner flow of the body that rebalances breath with movement with integrity.

Yoga over 50 infuses 40 years of devoted practice and philosophy in this DVD through 8 customized and expertly demonstrated, 20-60 minutes routines.


DVD: Yoga over 50 Barbara Benagh

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Buteyko breathing technique (BBT). Breathing exercises and breathing retraining are often used in the management of asthma.

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Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster  Peggy Huddleston

Peggy Huddleston developed five steps and guides the individual to prepare for surgery using mind-body techniques. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, her clinical work and research focus on the ways positive emotions and the human spirit speed healing.

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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art  James Nestor

Peggy Huddleston developed five steps and guides the individual to prepare for surgery using mind-body techniques. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, her clinical work and research focus on the ways positive emotions and the human spirit speed healing.

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Holistic Nutrition


Happy Foods  Karen Wang Diggs

As a knowledgeable chef, nutritionist and cooking instructor, Wang Diggs has helped hundreds overcome eating issues and adopt a holistic food lifestyle by addressing pre-diabetes and other disease limitations with smart and safe approaches to foods that give them a happier lease on life.

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Nourishing Traditions  Sally Fallon

Sally Fallon, author and advocate this excellent nutritional cookbook, is the founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation, which promotes nutrition-dense wise traditions in food and farming.

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Fighting Disease


The Lyme Solution. Ingels, Darin, Myers MD, Amy. The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Auto-Immune Response and Beat Lyme Disease

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The Homeopathic Treatment of Influenza: Surviving Influenza Epidemics and Pandemics Past, Present and Future with Homeopathy.Sandra J Perko, PhD, CCN. Benchmark Homeopathic Publications, 1999.

Well-researched and presented guide to flu epidemic prevention and response.

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Lyme Testing and Its Failures
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The Basics on Lyme Disease and Treatment
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Holistic Health and Wellness Products


Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Syrup

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Mint Free Lozenges-Elderberry Zinc

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Mint-Free Toothpaste-Auromere

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Hormone Free Female Wellness- Wild Yam-E Salve

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Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil

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Tongue cleaner, stainless steel

Cleaning the tongue every morning is an important part of the daily oral hygiene routine, along with regular brushing and flossing of the teeth. Gently scraping the tongue with a tongue cleaner can effectively reduce the bacteria in the mouth that cause bad breath. Reduce the toxins and bacteria on the tongue that cause bad breath, enhance your sense of taste, improve digestion, stimulate the internal organs and help eliminate unwanted coating on the tongue.

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Holistic Dentistry

Holistic dentistry organizations and related practitioner resources. Within each organization's overall framework there is a broad spectrum of holistic practices. Those seeking a new dentist must carefully examine and compare. AAPMD offers free live weekly Zoom webinars.

International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT)
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American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry (AAPMD)
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American Academy of Oral & Systemic Health (AAOSH)
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Homeopathic Kits and Pharmacies

Homeopathic Home Remedy Kit (35 remedies 30C)-Hahnemann Labs
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Homeopathic Remedy Deluxe Family Kit (36 remedies 30C) – Helios
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Homeopathic Pharmacy
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Homeopathic Advocacy Organizations


National Center for Homeopathy (NCH)
One of the oldest homeopathic organizations in the United States, the NCH is dedicated to helping consumers access homeopathic information and education. This highly respected clearinghouse also publishes the popular Homeopathy Today magazine, where practitioners present articles on Everyday tips for using homeopathy at home, in-depth, inspiring case studies from around the world and updates about legislation, research and advocacy impacting homeopathy.

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Council for Homeopathic Education (CHC)
Founded in the 1990’s, the CHC advances the homeopathic profession by certifying individuals who meet and maintain a recognized standard of professional and ethical competence in classical homeopathy and to assist the general public in choosing appropriately qualified homeopaths.The CHC examination board envisions a healthcare system that encompasses certified classical homeopathic practitioners to be accessible to all.

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Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America (ACHENA)
Founded in 1982, ACHENA is an independent agency to assess homeopathic training programs in the United States and Canada. ACHENA is comprised of professional homeopathic practitioners, educators, representatives from accredited schools, representatives from national organizations supporting homeopathy and public members.

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Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB)
Twenty two years ago, a group of dedicated homeopaths created Homeopaths Without Borders-North America (modeled on Homéopathes sans Frontières-France) to bring homeopathy to underserved areas in North America and the Caribbean nations.

Today, HWB is still passionate about promoting this safe, effective, low-cost health care system wherever it is needed in our region of the world.

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North American Society Homeopaths (NASH)
NASH represents all professional homeopaths and upholds best practices in homeopathic practice.

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Holistic Health and Wellness Organizations


Holistic Moms Network

Taking the country by storm, local Chapters are popping up everywhere to connect like-minded mothers interested in networking, playgroups and other activities.

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Holistic Pediatric Association

Regular e-letters from expert, Randall Neustaedter, OMD, Lac, on timely, well-researched topics useful for parents who are raising their children holistically.
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Weston A. Price Foundation
Find the invaluable, nutrition research of Dr. Weston Price here. He studied many non-industrialized cultures to establish optimum characteristics of health and diet. Become dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to your and your family’s diet. Prevention is the best health insurance money can buy!

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Holistic Psychotherapy Resource (AEDP)
Search their directory for therapists who use this holistic, healing experiential approach: Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, developed by Diana Fosha, PhD, attends not only to thoughts and emotions but also to the physical experience of those thoughts and emotions.

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Environmental Health Adocacy

Because Health. Offers environmental health educational content and information through a combination of science-based articles, tips, product recommendations, and expert advice so that people can make well-informed, healthy, and non-toxic choices. Because Health is partnering with environmental health advocacy organizations to produce content and features opportunities for consumers to become involved in market-based and legislative reforms. Explore Label education, non-toxic cooking and safer options, health effects of cleaning, electronics and personal care products and sustainable financial investments.

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Chemical Free Make-Up-The Dirty Dozen Cosmetic Chemicals to Avoid

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Safe Drinking Water Guide

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Homeopathic Practitioner Directories

Council of Homeopathic Certification(CHC)
Search this directory for qualified CCH homeopaths in United States and Canada who have achieved recognition within the scope of modern homeopathic standards of practice by the first board of examiners to offer an accredited certification exam in Classical Homeopathy.

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National Center for Homeopathy (NCH)
Search this directory to find a diverse group of homeopaths. This consumer education clearinghouse for the public teaches about homeopathy and how to protect your legal access to homeopathy.

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North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH)
Search this registry for members with the designation, Registry of the Society of Homeopaths, North America (RSHom (NA)). NASH members represent independent professional homeopaths.

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Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians (HANP)
Search this directory for naturopathic physicians who use homeopathy; they hold the title DHANP.

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American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH)
Search this directory for licensed physicians who use homeopathy; they hold the title DHt.

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Homeopathic Booksellers

Minimum Price Books
My favorite place for homeopathic and alternative medicine books.

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Homeopathic Educational Services
A bookseller site run by popular author and Huffington Post writer, Dana Ulman, MPH, who brings consumer-awareness about homeopathy to all sectors of the public.

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Whole Health Now
Homeopaths and seasoned beginners enjoy these very informative homeopathic books, past and present, as well as homeopathic software.

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Judith Reichenberg-Ullman and Robert Ullman’s popular books
Prozac Free, Ritilan Free Kids, Rage Free Kids, A Drug-Free Approach to Asperger’s Syndrome, Whole Woman Homeopathy.

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Homeopathic Colleges

Looking for a career in Classical Homeopathy?  Begin by visiting ACHENA. A short list below includes a variety of choices.

Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America (ACHENA)
Upholds and monitors the standards and training activities of homeopathic educational colleges and CHC certified practitioners using community-established standards of higher education.

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Academy of Homeopathy Education
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The School of Homeopathy Devon
This is Cynthia’s Alma Mater
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Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy
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Homeopathy School of Colorado
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Caduseus Institute of Classical Homeopathy

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Homeopathic Research

Positive acclaim for homeopathy from around the world.

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Why Homeopathy Matters in America: The Compendium of Homeopathic Research

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Compendium of Homeopathic Research
National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) offers the most comprehensive consumer clearinghouse for reliable education materials. Easy to find links to all research topics of interest. Search each written resource contained in the Compendium of Homeopathic Research.
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Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI)
HRI is a UK-based charity dedicated to promoting high quality research in homeopathy at an international level. The charity was founded by physicist, Dr Alexander Tournier, who previously worked as an independent researcher for Cancer Research UK, conducting interdisciplinary research at the boundaries between mathematics, physics and biology.

This 2022 study shows levels of reporting bias by the British Medical Journal around homeopathy. Generalizing incorrectly that the health outcome benefits are lower in homeopathy research than in conventional medical research, this new study shows that the homeopathy research sector appears to be out-performing conventional medicine in regard to scientific and ethical standards, with lower levels of reporting bias. Bias in scientific research has distorts the benefits of homeopathy and hinders wider public acceptance of homeopathy.
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Journal of Medicine and Life Vol. 11, Issue 1, January-March 2018, pp.75-82. Could Homeopathy Become An Alternative Therapy In Dengue Fever? An example Of 10 Case Studies.

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Homeopathic research articles address various conditions which are summarized here.

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Physicochemical Investigations of Homeopathic Preparations: A Systematic Review and Bibliometric Analysis-Part 1
Klein SD, Würtenberger S, Wolf U, Baumgartner S, Tournier A.
J Altern Complement Med. 2018 Jan 29. The last systematic review of physicochemical research performed on homeopathic preparations was published in 2003. The aim of the study is to update and expand the current state of knowledge in the area of physicochemical properties of homeopathic preparations.

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Day, C.E.I., Control of Stillbirths in Pigs Using Homeopathy, International Journal for Veterinary Homeopathy, Vol. 1, No. 2, October 1986, pp. 26-28.

Stillbirth rate was over 20, 8% in the control and 10, 3% in the treated group.

Ferley, J.P., A Controlled Evaluation of Homeopathic Preparation in the Treatment of Influenza-like Syndromes, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 1989, 27, pp. 329 - 335.

237 cases received the test drug and 241 were assigned to placebo.  The proportion of cases who recovered within 48 hours of treatment was greater among the active drug group than among the placebo group (17.1 % against 10.3%)

Fisher, P., Effect of Homeopathic Treatment on Fibrositis, (Primary Fibromyalgia), British Medical Journal, 1989, 229, pp. 365-6.

The improvement in tenderness was particularly distinct. The improvement experienced by our patients while receiving active treatment was at least as great as that reported for any other that has been assessed double blind.

Gibson, R.G., Homeopathic Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Evaluation by Double-Blind Clinical Therapeutic Trial, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 1980, 9, pp. 453-459. 

There was a significant improvement in subjective pain, articular index, stiffness and grip strength in those patients receiving homeopathic remedies, whereas there was no significant change in the patients who received placebo. No side effects were observed with the homeopathic remedies.

Jacobs, J. et al, Treatment of Acute Childhood Diarrhea with Homeopathic Medicine: A Randomized Clinical Trials in Nicaragua, Pediatrics, Vol. 93, No. 5, May 1994, pp. 719-725.

The treatment group had a statistically significant (P,.Oa5) decrease in duration of diarrhea, defined as the number of days until there were less than three unformed stools daily for 2 consecutive days. There was also a significant difference (P,.05) in the number of stools per day between the groups after 72 hours of treatment.

Jonas, w, et al., A systematic review of the quality of homeopathic clinical trials.  BMC, Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2001, 1: p.12.

“Conventional” and “holistic” paradigms are difficult to compare.  Conventional trials study cause-effect links between single treatments and specific diseases.  Homeopathic trials study stimulation of broad healing processes that influence a variety of conditions and symptoms patterns.  “Lack of homeopathic expertise by researchers or difficulties in modification of homeopathic practice goals to fit conventional diagnosis-based research designs can cause confusion in the design and execution of clinical trials and in the evaluation and interpretation of results.”  Authors conclude that homeopathic research is in its infancy, better research methods are needed.

Kleijnen, J., Clinical Trials of Homeopathy, British Medical Journal, 1991, 302, 216-23. 

The results showed a positive trend regardless of the quality of the trial or the variety of homeopathy used. Overall, of the 105 trials with interpretable results, 81 trials indicated positive results whereas in 24 trials no positive effects of homeopathy were found.  The authors reported, though skeptics of homeopathy and alternative medicine generally, "The amount of positive results came as a surprise to us." and, "The evidence presented in this review would probably be sufficient for establishing homeopathy as a regular treatment for certain indications."

Linde, K et al., Are the clinical effects of homeopathy placebo effects?  A meta-analysis of placebo-controlled trials.  The Lancet, Sep 20, 1997, 350 (9081): p. 834-43.

The evidence of the 89 studies of homeopathy judged to be of good quality was pooled and homeopathy was 2.45 times more effective than placebo.  The results of the meta-analysis are not compatible with their hypothesis that the clinical effects of homeopathy are completely due to placebo.  Further research that homeopathy is efficacious for any single clinical condition is necessary.

Quadruple - Blind, The Lancet, April 22, 1989, p. 914.4, Complete Text

98.2% met admission criteria.  Recovery rates - 17.1% in the active group & 10.3% in the placebo group 61 % expressed favorable judgments about the active treatment.

Reilly, D., et. al, Is Evidence for Homeopathy Reproducible?, The Lancet, 1994; 344:  pp.1601-06

A difference in visual analogue score in favor of homeopathic immunotherapy appeared within one week of starting treatment and persisted for up to 8 weeks (P=0.003). There were similar trends in respiratory function and bronchial reactivity tests. A meta-analysis of all three trials strengthened the evidence that homeopathy does more than placebo (P=0.0004).

Reilly, D.T., Is Homeopathy a Placebo Response? Controlled Trail of Homeopathic Potency, with Pollen in Hay fever as a Model, The Lancet, October 18, 1986, pp. 881 - 886.

The homeopathically treated patients showed a significant reduction in patients and doctor assessed symptom scores. The significance of this response was increased when results were corrected for pollen count and the response was associated with a halving of the need for antihistamines. An initial aggravation of symptoms was noted more often in patients receiving the potency and was followed by an improvement in that group. No evidence emerged to support the idea that placebo action fully explains the clinical responses to homeopathic drugs.

Trichard M, Chaufferin G, Nicoloyannis N. Pharmacoeconomic comparison between homeopathic and antibiotic treatment strategies in recurrent acute rhinopharyngitis in children. Homeopathy. 2005 Jan;94(1):3-9

A pharmaco-economic comparison between allopathic and homeopathic GPs in the treatment of recurrent acute rhinopharyngitis in 18 mos to 4 year olds showed that  'homeopathic strategy' yielded significantly better results than the 'antibiotic strategy' in terms of medical effectiveness (number of episodes of rhinopharyngitis: 2.71 vs 3.97, P<0.001; number of complications: 1.25 vs 1.95, P<0.001), and quality of life (global score: 21.38 vs 30.43, P<0.001), with lower direct medical costs covered by Social Security (88 Euros vs 99 Euros, P<0.05) and significantly less sick-leave (9.5% of parents vs 31.6% of parents, P<0.001).  Homeopathy may be a cost-effective alternative to antibiotics in the treatment of recurrent infantile rhinopharyngitis.