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Resumen de la evidencia científica publicada en favor de la homeopatía

Revisiones sistemáticas de ensayos aleatorios controlados en homeopatía.

Cuatro de las cinco principales revisiones sistemáticas de ensayos clínicos aleatorios (ECAs) controlados en homeopatía, han alcanzado conclusiones ampliamente positivas. 1-4 Basado en una más pequeña selección de ECAs, la número cinco, arrojó resultados negativos para la homeopatía. 5

Dos grandes revisiones de ECAs en homeopatía individualizada (clásica), alcanzaron conclusiones ampliamente positivas para la homeopatía.6,7

Se reportaron conclusiones positivas en 9 de 35 ECAs en categorías específicas a una condición médica (los 26 restantes, arrojaron resultados no-concluyentes, es decir, ni positivos ni negativos):

  • Alergias e infecciones de tracto respiratorio superior.8,9
  • Diarrea infantil. 10
  • Íleo post quirúrgico. 11
  • Enfermedades reumáticas.12
  • Rinitis alérgica intermitente.13-15
  • Vértigo.16

ECAs con control de placebo

Hasta finales del 2014, la literatura revisada por pares (peer reviewed) incluía a 153 papeles de ECAs con control de placebo. De ellos 104 contenían todos los datos elegibles para nuestro análisis: 43 positivos; 5 negativos; 56 estadísticamente hablando no-concluyentes. Además de las condiciones médicas enlistadas arriba, hay un balance positivo en los siguientes:

  • Influenza.17,18
  • Insomnio. 19-21
  • Sinusitis.22,23

Hay evidencia positiva para la homeopatía, que proviene de un solo ECA para otras condiciones incluyendo: bronquitis,24 síndrome de fatiga crónica,25 fibromialgia,26 y síndrome pre menstrual.27

Costo beneficio de la homeopatía

Integrar la homeopatía a la medicina convencional se asocia a mejores resultados clínicos con costos menores o similares.28-30

Estudios clínicos observacionales

70.7% de los 6,554 pacientes a quienes se hizo un estudio de seguimiento, tratados en el Hospital Homeopático de Bristol UK, quienes fueron tratados por un amplio rango de condiciones médicas crónicas, reportaron cambios positivos en su salud.31

De los pacientes que acudieron al Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, 32% fueron capaces de reducir, y 29% de interrumpir su tratamiento convencional, luego de haber tomado el homeopático.32

Ciencia básica

Investigación de laboratorio, ha obtenido evidencia de que el agua, puede retener información de solutos preparados homeopáticamente.33-35

Estudios de laboratorio adicionales, han demostrado que las diluciones homeopáticas pueden ejercer efectos biológicos.36-38

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