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May 28, 2014

Are you a good candidate for homeopathic treatment?

If you are new to homeopathy, you may wonder if you will respond successfully to homeopathic treatment. This long-term study identified which individuals are most likely to respond well to a homeopathic remedy.

Claudia Witt and associates R. Ludtke, N. Mengler, and S. Willich asked “How healthy are chronically ill patients after eight years of homeopathic treatment?” They published the results from this long-term observational study in BMC Public Health in December 2008.

Patients were observed during routine care in 103 German and Swiss homeopathic primary care practices. Patients over the age of 1 rated their perceived change in the severity of their symptoms after 2 years and again at the 8-year mark.

Eight hundred nineteen children and two thousand seven hundred twenty-two adults completed both the two-year and the eight-year evaluations. The adults in the study were most often treated for headaches and allergic rhinitis. The children were treated for a variety of recurring infections and atopic dermatitis. The perceived disease severity decreased significantly in both groups, from 6.2 (+/- 1.7) to 2.7 (+/- 2.1) for the adults and 6.1 (+/-1.8) to 1.7 (+/- 1.9) for the children.

Witt and her colleagues found that “physical and mental quality of life scores also increased considerably. Younger age, female gender and more severe disease at baseline were factors predictive of better therapeutic success.” They concluded that homeopathic treatment can lead to persistent improvement in long-term health and well-being.

However, the best way to find out whether or not you will respond to homeopathic medicines is to give them a try. Keep in mind that if you don’t respond to the first chosen medicine, you may need to find one that corresponds more closely to your symptoms. If you can’t do that on your own, seek the help of a well-trained professional homeopathic practitioner.


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