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   2007| January-March  | Volume 1 | Issue 1  
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CLINICAL RESEARCH
Clinical evaluation of the homoeopathic medicines in chronic cervicitis and cervical erosion – A clinical study: A multicentric open clinical trial conducted by CCRH

January-March 2007, 1(1):24-28
There is no direct reference of Homoeopathic medicines found useful in chronic cervicitis and cervical erosion available in the Homoeopathic literature. The nearest reference to chronic cervicitis is given as vaginitis, i.e. ‘Inflammation, vagina’ and that of cervical erosion as ‘Excoriation’ in Kent’s Repertory. Some of the medicines under these rubrics have been clinically used by the profession in the treatment of chronic cervicitis and cervical erosion with favourable results. So the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) undertook this study. Patients for this prospective study were drawn from the general OPD of different units under Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy viz. RRI (H) New Delhi, CRU (H), Shimla CRU (H), Imphal CRU (H), Varanasi, CRU (H), Tirupati during the period, 1987 to 2004. Even if there was lack of laboratory evaluation or availability of gynecologist, the results indicate a positive role of homoeopathic therapy in the clinical management of chronic cervicitis and cervical erosion.
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CLINICAL VERIFICATION
Damiana – A clinical verification study: (A multicentric study conducted by CCRH)

January-March 2007, 1(1):17-23
Damiana or Turnera aphrodisiaca has been traditionally used as an invigorating and aphrodisiac herb in different schools of medicine for centuries. In homoeopathy, however, its use has been made besides the above conditions, for various other disorders like amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, leucorrhoea, sterility and frigidity in females and spermatorrhoea, urinary tract infection and migraine in adults. It has also been used for incontinence of urine and affection of prostate in old people with success. The Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy undertook a clinical study to verify and confirm the uses of Damiana as mentioned in the homoeopathic materia medica2,3 with the objective of evolving its clinical drug picture. Three thousand thirty two patients, comprising of 2,383 males and 649 females were enrolled in the study. This study not only confirms its therapeutic use in sexual debility, impotency but also in migraine, leucorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, constipation, affection of the prostate, general fatigue etc. as noted in the literature. It also has delineated characteristics, which would help in differentiating Damiana from other similar remedies given in the homoeopathic materia medica. Few new symptoms and signs were also noted during its clinical use as above, which may be confirmed in the proving of this drug in future.
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EDITORIAL
Editorial
C Nayak
January-March 2007, 1(1):0-0
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INTERACTIVE COLUMN
Single remedy vs. multiple prescribing

January-March 2007, 1(1):59-64
System of Homoeopathy is both science and art. From the time of Samuel Hahnemann the practitioners of this system were experimenting different modes of prescribing while treating patients. As the time went ahead many new methods of prescription also came into existence. The purpose of this article is to address a very basic fundamental issue of Homoeopathy, as to know to which stream of practice does the reader belong to. The following excerpts are quoted from the Classical writings of stalwarts in the field of Homoeopathy. After going through them please send us your valuable remarks so that a dialogue on it can be a great help to the whole Homoeopathic fraternity.
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CASE RECORD
A case of diabetic foot gangrene
Mohd Shahid Ali, P Hima Bindu
January-March 2007, 1(1):42-51
A case of diabetic foot gangrene, advised for amputation, was treated with Homoeopathic medicines. The gangrenous foot was not only saved from amputation but completely healed up miraculously with the Homoeopathic similimum.
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FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH
Management and control of genetic processes in cotton plants through homoeopathy
HU Gangar
January-March 2007, 1(1):1-5
Detailed study on effects of homoeopathic drugs on plant bodies was undertaken at Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology (ICAR) in Mumbai. This paper presents promising results of some of these preliminary experiments. This study reveals that electrically neutral and pure distilled water develops internal electrical charges as soon as homoeopathic drugs are added into it. Different drugs as well as different potencies of same drug develop different electrical charges. Further experiments, conducted on plants, proved that medicated water containing drugs of highest potency strongly influences the genetic processes of plants. It can accelerate germination process, can shorten cultivation period, can enhance yield as well as quality of cotton crop and also makes it possible to grow it during off-season.
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DRUG PROVING
Agave americana: A multicentric double blind study carried out by CCRH

January-March 2007, 1(1):13-16
Objective of the study was to elicit the pathogenetic effects of Agave americana on healthy human volunteers. The human pathogenetic trial was conducted at four Research Institutes/Units of Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH). It was a randomized placebo controlled study, in which twenty eight volunteers participated, out of which twenty were kept on drug and eight were on placebo. The drug has produced certain skin and gastric symptoms similar to its known toxic effects, such as acute contact dermatitis, gastric irritation. Besides, symptoms pertaining to other parts of the body have also been brought out during the course of human pathogenetic trial.
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DRUG STANDARDISATION
Standardisation of homoeopathic drug – Hypericum perforatum L.
P Padma Rao, P Subramanian, K Janardhan Reddy
January-March 2007, 1(1):6-12
Hypericum perforatum L., a perennial herb belonging to family Hypericaceae is a potential drug in Homoeopathy. It is used for nerve injuries, excessive pain, spasms, hemorrhoids, asthma, tetanus, neuritis, burning pain and numbness, pulmonary and urinary troubles besides as an astringent, expectorant and diuretic. In the present paper pharmacognostic and physico-chemical studies of leaves and stem of the plant have been presented. Morphological characters of leaf and stem and their transverse sections and longitudinal sections are detailed. Physico-chemical parameters of raw drug viz., extractive values, ash values, besides preparation of formulation weight. per ml., total solids, alcohol content and T.L.C. studies are given for mother tincture.
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COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH
Knowledge and attitudes about HIV/AIDS among homoeopathic practitioners and educators in India
Adeline Nyamathi, Vijay Pal Singh, Ann Lowe, Anil Khurana, Divya Taneja, Sheba George, John L Fahey
January-March 2007, 1(1):52-58
This study is designed to assess AIDS knowledge among Homeopathy educators and physicians in India, which has not been evaluated previously. India now has the largest number of HIV infected persons worldwide, with an estimated cumulative 5.1 million infections. Homeopathy is the dominant system among the nationally-recognized alternative or complementary systems of medicine, which collectively provide health care to around 600 million people in India. Homeopathy, with its holistic and patient-centered approach, has a wide reach to people at risk of contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Participants were 68 homeopathy physicians (34 educators and 34 practitioners) who completed a CDC questionnaire measuring HIV/AIDS Knowledge regarding AIDS. This study reports the current level of knowledge of, and attitudes about, HIV/AIDS among homeopathy educators and practitioners. These findings will assist in the development of an education module to equip homeopathic health care personnel to impart accurate AIDS information and prevention counseling to their patients in an efficient manner.
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RESEARCH PROTOCOL
A multicentric open clinical trial to evolve a group of efficacious homoeopathic medicines in “Benign prostatic hyperplasia”

January-March 2007, 1(1):29-41
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