Scientific Evaluations of Homeopathic Remedies for Other Conditions

In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 40 people with asthma severe enough to require corticosteroid treatment, use of an injected homeopathic remedy consisting of Asclepias vincetoxicum and Sulphur significantly improved symptoms.1 See also the discussion of allergic asthma in the article on allergies.

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 44 people with generalized anxiety disorder, found that use of constitutional homeopathy did not significantly improve symptoms.2

In a double-blind study of 62 children with attention deficit disorder, use of constitutional homeopathic remedies proved more effective than placebo.5 However, a similar study of 43 children, again using constitutional remedies, failed to find statistically significant benefits.6

A six-monthy double blind study failed to find constitutional homeopathy convincingly more effective than placebo for treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome.7 However, homeopathic consultation itself proved to have a dramatically beneficial effect, regardless of whether participants were subsequently given placebo or the actual prescribed homeopathic treatment.

In a small double-blind, placebo-controlled study, oral use of a low dilution homeopathic remedy containing potassium bromide, sodium bromide, nickel sulfate, and sodium chloride significantly improved symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis (including dandruff).3

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated the potential benefits of homeopathic thyroid hormone (30c) in weight loss.4 A total of 208 people were enrolled in the study. All study participants were undergoing a fast, and had reached a plateau where they were no longer rapidly losing weight. Use of homeopathic thyroid significantly enhanced the rate of weight loss.

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted in Honduras failed to find a combination homeopathic remedy more effective than placebo for treatment of dengue fever.8