There are millions of people throughout the world enduring mus- culoskeletal complaints which can include rheumatic diseases. Many sufferers find that consulting with a complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioner helps in relieving their pain, and may also prevent further occurrences of their problem.
It is interesting to note, since one of the most frequently used CAM therapies is homeopathy, that 23 research studies have been car- ried out to determine the effect of homeopathy for patients suffering from rheumatic and musculoskele- tal complaints, namely rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromy- algia. These trials, which have in- cluded over 2,300 patients in total, have shown positive results for ho- meopathy,overandaboveconven- tional treatment and placebos.
The studies mostly used patients who suffered from long-term com-
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plaints and were treated with homeopathic remedies for an average of four to five months. There was, within these studies, a 77% improve- ment in 400 rheumatic patients over the first month of treatment
and reduced severity of pain in 87% after six months. In addition, after just three months of treatment, 85% of osteoarthritis sufferers found that they had reduced pain, stiffness and swelling of joints. The multiple investigations also conclud- ed that the safety of homeopathic treatment was greater than conven- tionaltreatment,whereside-effects to the drugs prescribed are typical.
It has been advised, with all these positive conclusions, that homeopa- thy should be considered a viable therapeutic option for patients suf- fering from rheumatic and muscu- loskeletal complaints. If you would therefore like to know more about this research, please visit www.homeopathy-ecch.eu. If you suffer from similar problems to those mentioned in this article, find your nearest Homeopath.