Oscillococcinum Reviews Based on Clinical Evidence
This is when Oscillococcinum reviews come in handy for people like you seeking flu remedies.
During the winter season, one of the most common health issues facing everybody is influenza. Luckily, for those bracing themselves for the winter and all year long, valid clinical studies have solidly demonstrated the tremendous success of the treatment of homeopathy for the flu.
Indeed even in past history, homeopathy has been documented to treat influence, even in severe, emergency cases.
According to medical historians, ill patients who used homeopathic remedies during the 1918 Influenza Epidemic had a significantly lower death rate (1.07%) than the ill patients using conventional medications such as aspirin (30%).
The most common flu remedy that has been positively tested by researchers and is currently very popular is Oscillococcinum.
Oscillococcinum was actually just mentioned in a previous article on effective homeopathic remedies for the flu and cold.
I mentioned there who this remedy is a great flu remedy but it works best when used within 48 hours of the onset of flu-like symptoms.
Oscillococcinum works so well and is so popular that even numerous conventional pharmacies have this remedy on their shelves. It is one of Boiron’s top homeopathic products.
Here are 3 of the most well-known clinical studies which have objectively proven the effectiveness of Oscillococcinum for influenza:
Researchers: Ferley, Zmirou, Adhemar, and Balducci.
Publication: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
Participants: 237 influenza patients were treated with Oscillococcinum at a dose of 200c, and the rest of the 241 patients were given a placebo. Each group was given 48 hours to recover.
Results: A higher proportion of healing was found more by flu patients treated with Oscillococcinum [17.1%] compared to the patients healed by the placebo [10%].
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Researchers: Casanova and Gerard.
Year: 1988. Similar studies were also subsequently carried out by the authors in 1984 & 1992.
Publication: Proposta Omeopatica.
Participants: 300 French influenza male and female patients were divided into two groups. One group was given Oscillococcinum and the other group was given a placebo.
Results: 70% of the Oscillococcinum group were either mostly or entirely healed of their flu symptoms by the fourth trial day, unlike the placebo group, in which 48% were treated.
Source: Casanova P, Gerard R. Bilan de 3 années d’études randomisées multicentriques Oscillococcinum/placebo. Proposta Omeopatica 1988;6:14-7.
Researchers: Papp et al.
Publication: British Homeopathic Journal.
Participants: 372 influenza male and female patients between ages 12 and 60.
Results: Statistically speaking, the group treated with Oscillococcinum experienced a higher percentage of disappearance of symptoms [19.2] and/or improvement in symptoms [43.7%] unlike the respective percentages found for the placebo group [17.1; 38.6%]
Moreover, a mere 13.8% of the Oscillococcinum group required the use of 2-3 other drugs for, in stark contrast to the nearly 20% of the placebo group of flu patients that needed to take even more drugs to treat their symptoms.
Additionally, a larger percentage of the Oscillococcinum group were able to more rapidly return back to work after 2-4 days, which proved statistically higher than their placebo-treated counterparts.
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Oscillococcinum Reviews Verdict: A Must Have In Your Home!
Given the fact that these unbiased studies [and many others] were all randomized, using placebo controlled, and tested by both homeopathic and non-homeopathic doctors and researchers, it seems to be clearly evident that the acute, homeopathic flu remedy Oscillococcinum is very effective in minimizing influenza symptoms.
And even the respected Cochrane Collaboration agreed that the results in these studies were “promising.”
Here is the Cochrane Review’s summary paraphrased:
1) Oscillococcinum reduced the time needed for recovery.
2) The number of days needed to return to work was significantly reduced.
3) Oscillococcinum increased the likelihood of recovery within 48 hours of starting treatment.
Source: Vickers AJ, Smith C. Homeopathic Oscillococcinum for preventing and treating influenza and influenza-like syndrome (Review). Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2006;3:CD001957.
No wonder why Oscillococcinum is considered the number one medicine (both conventional and alternative) today to fight the flu!
I hope you found this article to be interesting and informative.
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