Research Clears Doubts on Homeopathic Remedies for Anxiety
I have to admit. While investigating studies that either support or deny the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies for anxiety, it was very difficult to find clinically valid studies that met the standards necessary to demonstrate accurate findings.
Many studies only used one remedy for all patients with different symptoms, or they weren’t randomized and/or compared to a placebo or conventional drug, or they were simply biased.
These aspects are very important in finding a solid study, whether published from homeopaths or medical doctors.
Nevertheless, I was able to filter out what appeared to me as 4 fair clinical studies that clearly demonstrate the efficacy of homeopathic remedies for anxiety:
Researchers: Davidson, Morrison, Shore, Davidson, Bedayn. All M.D.’s.
Publication: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Duke University Medical Center.
Participants: A tiny sample of 12 adults suffering from serious depression, social phobia, or panic disorder were given individualized homeopathic treatment either upon request or as per a doctor’s recommendation after receiving partial or zero treatment from conventional medications.
Participants received treatment for between 7-80 weeks. The assessment of their respective treatments were monitored by several measuring scales.
Results: Roughly 60% of the participants reported that were successfully treated of their respective symptom[s].
Source: Davidson, J. R., Morrison, R. M., Shore, J., Davidson, R. T., & Bedayn, G. (1997). Homeopathic treatment of depression and anxiety. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 3(1), 46-49.
Researchers: Paolo Magnani, Anita Conforti, Elisabetta Zanolin, Marta Marzotto, Paolo Bellavite (all M.D.’s).
Participants: Five different doses of Gelsemium sempervirens (4C, 5C, 7C, 9C and 30C), the drug buspirone, and a placebo were respectively given to 3 different groups of mice to during a period of 9 days. The mice were examined for the treatments’ effects for anxiety through open field and light-dark tests in a “blind and randomized fashion.”
Results: Overall, Gelsemium proved to significantly decrease anxiety amongst the mice and it created almost no side effects for the mice, more so than the buspirone and placebo.
Source: Magnani, P., Conforti, A., Zanolin, E., Marzotto, M., & Bellavite, P. (2010). Dose-effect study of Gelsemium sempervirens in high dilutions on anxiety-related responses in mice. Psychopharmacology, 210(4), 533-545.
Researchers: Oberbaum, Schreiber, Rosenthal, Itzchaki. Schreiber is a M.D. and the others are I believe are homeopaths.
Participants: 15 Israeli construction accident victims suffering from acute anxiety were treated by a combined team of Israeli homeopaths and ER responders.
When brought to the hospital, they were each first treated with individualized acute remedies at a 200c potency, depending on each person’s specific manifestation of anxiety.
After 1 day, they were each given specific chronic homeopathic remedies based on the totality of their present symptoms.
Results: After the initial acute treatment, most of the victims reported less pain, 58% felt improvement, 89% claimed to have less anxiety, and generally speaking, 61% of the victims felt that Homeopathy was helpful. After administering the chronic treatment, that number rose to 67%.
Source: Oberbaum, M., Schreiber, R., Rosenthal, C., & Itzchaki, M. (2003). Homeopathic treatment in emergency medicine: a case series. Homeopathy, 92(1), 44-47.
The following study was found at homeopathiccoach.com by Sam Adkins, the British “Homeopathic Coach.” Though the study posted seems to be a valid clinical trial, it regrettably does not show a source of reference.
I have asked her for the exact reference, and when or if I do receive it, then this section will be modified accordingly.
I apologize for the inconvenience.
In the meantime, here is the part of the post:
A randomized placebo controlled (but not double blind) trial with 60 subjects was conducted in France with patients suffering from anxiety in which half were given a homeopathic formula marketed as .L.72.2 in France and .Anti-anxiety. in the USA, while the control group was given a diazepam (Valium) (Heulluy, 1985). “The results indicated that L72 was as effective as diazepam on all measures.”
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Homeopathic Remedies for Anxiety – It’s Worth Checking Out
As you can see, there is substantial, valid clinical research that supports the fact that Homeopathy can treat anxiety symptoms and disorders just as well, if not better, than conventional drugs. All without side effects and high costs.
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