A recent European study found patients using homeopathic remedies over an eight year period showed substantial improvements in their physical and mental health.
The multicenter, cohort study looked at 3,709 patients from 103 homeopathic primary care practices in Germany and Switzerland. Improvements in conditions such as headache and allergic rhinitis in adults and atopic dermatitis and infections in children were common, but more significant in younger patients, females, and those with the greatest disease severity at baseline.
The authors did note that patients were allowed to use conventional and other complementary therapies during the course of the study and that the observed improvements cannot be attributed to homeopathic treatment alone.
BMC Public Health. 2008 Dec 17;8(1):413. To read the abstract and obtain the full text, click here.