Homeopathy and Antimicrobial Resistance...HRI Malta 2017¿Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy: Presentation Abstracts

Homeopathy and Antimicrobial Resistance...HRI Malta 2017¿Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy: Presentation Abstracts


Fisher, Peter


Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, London, United Kingdom


Homeopathy (HOMEOPATHY), 2018 Supplement; 107: 55-78. (24p)

Publication Type:

Article - abstract, proceedings



Minor Subjects:

Homeopathic AgentsDrug Resistance, Microbial


Background: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a massive global problem. An estimated 10 million people die annually from antibiotic resistant infections. The costs are projected to rise to $100 trillion a year by 2050. Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said 'We are approaching a time when things as common as a strep throat or a child's scratched knee could once again kill'. The WHO takes AMR very seriously and has published data on AMR worldwide. Methods : I will review current strategies for tackling AMR. The Independent Review on AMR published in May 2016 made several recommendations. These include a global public awareness campaign, improved surveillance and more rapid diagnostic methods. The British Government has also published a strategy to tackle AMR. These recommendations will only slow, not reverse the spread of antibiotic resistance, unless new antibiotics are discovered. It is several decades since a new class of antibiotics was discovered. Neither of these strategies recommend exploration of innovative integrated medicine approaches. Results: I will present a head-to-head randomised clinical trial of an Echinacea preparation against oseltamivir, which has lessons for homeopathy research. I will discuss randomised controlled trials of homeopathy for infectious respiratory tract conditions and a health technology assessment of homeopathy. I will review the evidence from clinical effectiveness studies of homeopathy in this domain, including the large-scale French EPI-3 study and the two multinational IIPCOS studies. These consistently indicate that use of homeopathy is associated with much reduced use of antibiotics. Conclusion: Homeopathy should be part of an integrated strategy for tackling AMR. The homeopathic approach is not about killing micro-organisms; it seeks to promote patient resistance to infection, modulate innate immunity, and cultivate a healthy microbiome.

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Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland




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Homeopathic treatment as an alternative prophylactic to minimize bacterial infection and prevent neonatal diarrhea in calves.

Homeopathic treatment as an alternative prophylactic to minimize bacterial infection and prevent neonatal diarrhea in calves.


Bovine neonatal diarrhea is common due low immunity in newborn calves, poor management (or absence) of sanitary barriers, and other factors. Newborn calves with diarrhea in the first days of life suffer failure to thrive and may die if left untreated. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether prophylactic administration of a homeopathic product (Dia 100 ® ) can control bovine neonatal diarrhea in calves born on a farm with substantial sanitary challenges. We counted total bacteria and protozoan parasites in fecal samples. We measured serum glucose, total protein, globulin, albumin, cholesterol and triglycerides on days 1, 7 and 14 of life. Twenty newborn calves were maintained in individual stalls, and were divided in two groups: ten untreated animals (control) and ten animals treated with Dia 100 ® . Fecal consistency was evaluated daily. We diagnosed diarrhea in five animals in the treated group, and in all animals from the control group. Infections with Escherichia coli and Giardia duodenalis were identified as the responsible organisms. The E. coli count was low in the treatment group on day 7 of life compared with the control group. Antibiotics were given to eight animals in the control group, and to two animals in the treatment group. On day of life 7, serum levels of total protein and globulins were higher in the control group, but were lower on day 14. Serum levels of glucose and triglycerides were greater in treated animals on days 7 and 14, suggesting that the homeopathic product contributes to improvement of intestinal health and absorption and nutrients. We conclude that Dia 100 ® controls diarrhea with 50% of efficacy, and reduces antibiotic utilization. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Fortuoso, Bruno F.1
Volpato, Andreia2
Rampazzo, Luana1
Glombowsky, Patrícia1
Griss, Luiz Gustavo1
Galli, Gabriela M.1
Stefani, Lenita M.1,2
Baldissera, Matheus D.3
Ferreira, Emanuel B.4
Machado, Gustavo5
da Silva, Aleksandro S.1,2 aleksandro_ss@yahoo.com.br


Microbial Pathogenesis. Jan2018, Vol. 114, p95-98. 4p.

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Subject Terms:

*NEONATAL diarrhea in cattle
*BACTERIAL diseases in animals

Author-Supplied Keywords:

E. coli
Intestinal health

Author Affiliations:

1Department of Animal Science, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC), Brazil
2Post-Graduate Program in Animal Science, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC), Brazil
3Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil
4Medical Veterinarian, Londrina, Brazil
5Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA





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Vitamin C supplementation improved the efficacy of foot-and-mouth disease vaccine.

Vitamin C supplementation improved the efficacy of foot-and-mouth disease vaccine. By: Wu, Minsheng, He, Meina, Kang, Youmin, Food & Agricultural Immunology, 09540105, Dec2018, Vol. 29, Issue 1

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Vitamin C supplementation improved the efficacy of foot-and-mouth disease vaccine 

Vitamin C (VC) is an essential micronutrient and plays important roles in various biological processes including immune responses. Vaccination can stimulate immune responses effectively for prevention of virual infection. Adequate VC intake is required for the immune system to function efficiently. In this study, we evaluated the biological function of VC on immune response to inactivated foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine. The C57BL/6 mice were injected intraperitoneally with different dose of VC daily following immunization with inactivated FMD vaccine. The results showed high dose of VC supplementation significantly increased IgG level. Similarly, high dose of VC supplementation enhanced Th2 and Th17 cellular immune responses and also increased MHCII expression on dendritic cells. Taken together, these data indicate that high dose of VC supplementation can modulate Th2 and Th17 cellular immune responses to inactivated FMD vaccine and manifest the necessity for effective vaccination.

Keywords: Vitamin C; foot-and-mouth disease; vaccine; efficacy

The Use of Nosodes in Homeopathy

Summary sheet: Nosodes
July 2007
The Use of Nosodes in Homeopathy
‘Nosodes’ is the term used for a specific group of remedies widely used in homeopathic
prescribing. They have been an essential part of the European homeopathic tradition for
over two hundred years. Results from clinical trials and data collection in homeopathic
practice show a long track record of safety for these products.
Typically, homeopathic medicinal products originate from plants, animals, organic and
inorganic substances. The first step in the pr
eparation of a homeopathic medicine is the
preparation of the ‘mother tincture’, its most co
ncentrated liquid form
. The second step is
a process of systematic serial dilution and ‘succussion’ (vigorous shaking with impact)
known as ‘potentisation’. The more physically
dilute the solution, the higher the potency.
Nosodes are made from disease products of human or animal origin, or from pathogens or
from products derived from the decomposition of animal organs, cultured micro-organisms
or body fluids containing pathogens or pathol
ogical agents. They are prepared according to
standard methods of manufacture for homeopathic medicinal products. The
Pharmacopoeias in current use include additional rules to produce safe, non-infectious
starting material by different sterilisation me
thods. The subsequent serial dilution adds
further safety and renders them as safe as other homeopathic remedies. Nosodes are
manufactured and prescribed in higher
potencies (i.e more dilute) only.
The track record of safety of these products is reinforced by clear and regulated
manufacturing processes, ensuring that they are safe and meet the EU definition of a
homeopathic product: ‘any medicinal product prepared ... in accordance with a
homeopathic manufacturing procedure describe
d by the European Pharmacopoeia or, in
the absence thereof, by the pharmacopoeias
currently used officially in the Member
Nosodes are prescribed by homeopathic doct
ors, practitioners and veterinarians world-
wide for the treatment of acute as well as
chronic diseases. Remedies made from the
supposed causative agents or products of a disease are usually prescribed to a patient
suffering from that same disease. They may be used to treat residual problems when an
illness has been overcome in earlier life and to reduce hereditary problems.This school of
homeopathy is known as Isopathy.
In 2005, a survey of homeopathic doctors found that 95% considered nosodes to be
important in their clinical practice. Similarly a 2005 study reported that nosodes had been
of vital importance for successful homeopathic treatment of chronic ailments in an
average of 33% of patient cases. Nosodes also play an essential role in the successful
homeopathic treatment of farm livestock.
Nosodes have a clear place in the European regulatory context. For patients, practitioners
and professional organisations, they will contin
ue to play an essential role in homeopathic
For further information and references please
see ECHAMP Position Paper (2006) ‘Nosodes
in Homeopathy: Significance and Viral Safety’.