Summaries of Key Studies Supporting Homeopathy

Human Clinical Trial Meta Analyses

1. Kleijan et al in the BMJ report that of the 105 clincal trials that met the reviewer's quality criteria, 81 of those trials showed a positive effect for Homeopathy (BMJ 1991:302:316-323)

2. Coucherat, et al state, "There is some evidence that Homeopathic treatments are more effective than placebo". 16 studies were evaluated. (European journal of Clinical Pharmocol, 2000, 56,27)

3. Mathie states, "The weight of evidence currently favors a positive treatment effect in eight areas: childhod diarrhoea, fibrositis, hayfever, influenza, pain, side effects of radio or chemotherapy, sprains and upper respiratory tract infections." 93 studies were evaluated. (Homeopathy 2003 92:84-91)

4. Barnes J, et al on post operative ileus, "There is evidence that Homeopathic treatment can reduce the duration of ileus after abdominal or gynaecological surgery". 6 studies were evaluated. (Biomedical Therapy, vol XV11, 2 1999, 65-70)

5. From Bornhoft, et al, "Effectiveness of Homeopathy can be supported by clinical evidence". 74 studies were evaluated. (Forsch Komplementarmed. 2006;13 Sippl 2:19-29)

6. Linde, et al, "Amongst the high quality studies, positive effects were reported 50% more often than negative effects". 105 studies were evaluted. (Human and Experimental Toxicology, 1994, vol. 13, No 7, 481-492).

Cohort Studies

1. Spence et al., in a 2007 study, found that 6544 consecutive UK National health Service patients treated with Homeopathy 70.7% reported positive health changes, with 50.7% recording their improvement as better or much better. (Complement Ther Med 2007 Jun:15(2):128-38)

2. In a 2008 study, Marian et al. concluded that "Overall patient satisfaction was significantly higher in Homeopathic than conventional care. Homeopathic treatments were perceived as low risk therpay with 2 to 3 times fewer side effects than cinventional care". 3126 patients were involved in this study. (BMC Complement Atern Med. 2008 Sep 18;8:52)

3. Van Wassenhoven et al., in a 2004 study involving 782 patients, concluded that "patients were very satisfied with their Homeopathic treatment, both they and their physiscians recorded significant improvement. Costs of Homeopathic treatment were significantly lower then conventional treatment, and many previously prescribed drugs were discontinued." (Homeopathy. 2004 Jan;93 (1):3-11)

Human Clinical Trials (Individual)

There is an extensive list of high-quality human RCTs supporting homeopathy's efficacy, both clinically and in the lab. These can be found by searching Medline, or on websites such as the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, Homeopathic Doctor, and Nutrition Matters.

For example, check out the following study: The Evidence for Homeopathy, Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, September 2006.

Additionally, consider the placebo-controlled RCT looking carried out by David Reilly and published in The Lancet in 1994. Homeopathy proved superior to placebo.

This trial was so well-designed and conducted that The Lancet could not help but acknowledge it, commenting "either there is something amiss with the clinical trial as conventionaly conducted, or the effects of Homeopathic immunotherapy differ from those of placebo.....carefully done work of this sort should not be denied the attention of Lancet readers." (Lancet vol 344 December 10, 1994, p1585)

Beyond such academia, it is the simple fact that Homeopathy has been in constant use as a system of medicine for over 200 years and is in fact, (according to Contemporary Paediatrics, May 2003, 20,97) the world's second most popular form of healthcare with millions of satisfied users.

 

Naturopathic Medicine & Homeopathy Testimonials

A root canal I had done a long time ago was done improperly.

My cheek was swollen on one side from a painful abscess in my gum and tooth.

Andy's homeopathic remedy, neuroemotional clearings, and Bowen therapy helped this drain within hours.

I couldn't believe how much better it looked the next day!

I barely ever feel the pain anymore; and if I do, Andy's remedy seems to have made it go away everytime.

A.F., Maple Ridge, BC

Andy used homeopathy and bowen technique to treat the itching, burning pimples I used to have around my mouth.

My skin was already feeling better after the treatment, and my face cleared up after a couple of weeks.

I've had the occasional pimple since then, but the homeopathy treatment always seems to make my skin clear up really quickly.

Adam B, Surrey (White Rock / South Surrey), BC

I used to have an constantly inflamed sore throat, as well as itchy, irritating skin problems.

These all got better after your homeopathic remedy and Bowen therapy.

It took a little longer for the vitiligo to respond, but it's no more than half as noticeable now than it was before.

Your neuroemotional technique and biofeedback seemed to particularly help it.

C.R., Sunshine Coast (Sechelt / Gibsons), BC

I visited Dr. Andy for depression and after a thorough interview and muscle resistence testing I was prescribed a remedy and given a Bowen treatment.

I was literally a new person the morning after the treatment and felt ready to tackle the world again.

Dr. Andy is sympathetic and intuitive as well as knowledgeable.

His intense desire to help his patients and deep compassion brought about these quality results.

I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Andy to my friends and family.

Pam Johnson, Vancouver (Kerrisdale), B.C.

The homeopathic remedy helped make his seizures much gentler and more infrequent.

The muscle tension and weakness have also got quite a bit better with Andy's Bowen therapy treatments.

Jacob, Squamish (Garibaldi Highlands), BC

Before your homeopathic remedy, neuroemotional releases, and Bowen technique, my heart, eyes, legs and emotions were all twitchy and anxious.

Now I'm calmer and healthier physically and emotionally.

Not to mention that I understand the real reason that I was getting all of these twitchy nervous symptoms in the first place.

Some things that I barely even mentioned in our first session, like the pain in my big toe and the numbness and pain on the bottom of my foot, have improved since your naturopathic treatment.

Adam S., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

My daughter had about 6 ear infections in under a year, and was constantly uncomfortable and crying.

Your homeopathic remedy flipped some kind of switch inside her - she was happier almost instantly!

She only had one more infection over the next six months, and hasn't had another in the past year.

Your treatment also really gentle - we'll definitely be coming back to you for our youngest soon!

Brooke T, Delta (Tsawwassen), BC

Andy responded so compassionately to my nephew's diagnosis of this life threatening and shocking skin disease, and quickly found the remedy that miraculously turned the disease around.

You could actually see the lesions disappearing and within hours he was on the road to full recovery.

Thomas Schell, Nova Scotia / New Brunswick

I feel blessed to work with such a gifted doctor, whose treatments have been effective in supporting my optimal health.

In my opinion, Dr. Somody's integrity, character and professionalism are beyond reproach and I recommend him wholeheartedly to others.

I first saw Dr. Somody several years ago for physical medical health issues, including frozen shoulder, hip bursa inflammation, stiffness, and pain, TMJ, back pain, and warts.

All of those complaints were cured largely or entirely thanks to Dr. Somody's treatment.

Everything else that has come up since that time - cough, pneumonia, allergies, sinusitis, not to mention emotional concerns - Dr. Somody has treated and healed, naturally and successfully.

Through the treatments, he identified and cured the causes behind each of these issues, allowing them to be healed deeply with his bowen therapy, homeopathic remedies, neuroemotional technique, and other techniques.

I hold Dr. Somody in the highest regard, and had to put in my opinion about his genius and compassion for the human condition.

Anyone who is half conscious could realize in seconds what a remarkable doctor he is.

 

Judith Leroux, North Vancouver (Edgemont Village), BC

 

More Testimonials

Before coming to see you, if I ate anything but raw food, I'd feel like my abdomen was so bloated, painful and swollen.

I would get tired and fuzzy in the head from eating almost anything!

Another naturopath diagnosed me with leaky gut, but the supplements she prescribed didn't really help that much.

Your homeopathic remedy and Bowen therapy made a huge difference though.

And I was happy to not have to take so many vitamins!

The mental-emotional technique also made me aware of the past events that had probably contributed to my health problems.

I also appreciated that you could tell me what foods were good for my body, and which foods I was allergic to.

Although, as you told me would happen, it seems these allergies have become less with time, I can now eat almost anything without having any gas, pain, confusion or tiredness.

Bernadette, Vancouver (West Point Grey), BC

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