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Alastair Gray’s Integrated Medicine Consultations, Education and Books

A company using natural medicine, integrated and homeopathic principles to effect change and restore balance for individuals, organisations and communities. 

Creating excellence in the clinical delivery of natural medicine professions through conducting and facilitating research. 

Delivering and managing excellent education programs utilizing the best technologies and learning tools grounded in solid educational theory and best practice.

Placebo Effects in Homeopathy and Conventional Biomedicine

Al Gray - Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The positive effects of homeopathy are often dismissed as placebo effect by its critics. In recent study Nuhn T, Lüdtke R & Geraedts M. compared the placebo effects in clinical trials in homeopathy with the same in conventional medicine trials. They found that the placebo effect in homeopathy is not larger than in conventional medicine. Placebo effects clinical trial 2010

Chronic Sinusitis Benefits from Homeopathy

Al Gray - Tuesday, March 30, 2010
A recently published study by Witt in the peer reviewed journal Homeopathy 2010 shows that patients with chronic sinusitis benefit from homeopathic treatment. The results come from a sub-group analysis of patients suffering sinusitis that were part of a large prospective multi-centre observational study population carried out over an 8-year period.  The study included 134 adults, treated by 62 physicians. Patients had suffered from chronic sinusitis for 10.7 +/- 9.8 years. Almost all patients (97.0%) had previously been treated with conventional medicine. They were followed up for 2 years, and complaint severity, health-related quality of life (QoL), and medication use were regularly recorded. For sinusitis, effect size of complaint severity was 1.58 (95% CI 1.77; 1.40), 2.15 (2.38; 1.92), and 2.43 (2.68; 2.18) at 3, 12, and 24 months respectively. Quality of life improved accordingly. The effects were still present after 8 years. This observational study showed relevant improvements that persisted for 8 years in patients seeking homeopathic treatment because of sinusitis. Witt 2010 Homeopathy  

Homeopathic Research and Insomnia

Al Gray - Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Naude ́ et al from the Department of Homeopathy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Durban University of Technology, have shown in a trial on insomnia using homeopathy that it can be an effective treatment.  Chronic insomnia is defined as difficulty in initiating or maintaining sleep or of non-restorative sleep that lasts for at least 1 month and causes significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning. The homeopathic simillimum is that remedy which most closely corresponds to the totality of symptoms; remedy selection is based on a full evaluation of the patient’s physical, emotional and mental characteristics. Chronic primary insomnia

Homeopathy's Efficacy with Farm Animals Demonstrated

Al Gray - Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Dutch study has found Homeopathy offers an alternative to antibiotics in diarrhoea in piglets. Read it on the ECH website; Camerlink I, Ellinger L, Bakker EJ, Lantinga EA (2010). Homeopathy as replacement to antibiotics in the case of Escherichia coli diarrhoea in neonatal piglets. Homeopathy, 99; 57–62

Homeopathy in The Australian March 2010

Al Gray - Monday, March 29, 2010

An average article followed up with some spectacular opinions going over the usual ground. Defintely worth a read. The Australian March 2010 

Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy by Amy Lansky

Al Gray - Monday, March 29, 2010
This is one of the best books on Homeopathy around. It provides a contemporary introductory and in-depth account of the history, philosophy, and experience of homeopathic medicine. At the core of Impossible Cure is the story of how the author’s son was cured of autism with homeopathy. It also includes dozens of other testimonials of homeopathic cure, for a variety of physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy

Ernst and Prince Charles

Al Gray - Monday, March 29, 2010

Prince Charles' health charity is confronting Edzard Ernst, the vocal opponent of homeopathy and 'non- evidence based medicine in the UK.  Foundation for Integrated Health (FIH)

An Overview of Homeopathic Use Worldwide

Al Gray - Monday, March 29, 2010

Robert Medhurst again nails the salient issues in this brief article. Discussing the statistics on the use of homeopathic medicine around the world he points out the breadth of its use and comparative safety compared to biomedical medicine. Medhurst.

ADHD and Homeopathy

Al Gray - Thursday, March 18, 2010
If you are wondering if ADHD and homeopathy are an effective mix, then the answer is absolutely. Hundreds of thousands of parents around the world are giving their children natural remedies with great results. ADHD and Homeopathy.

Homeopathy and the Health Debate in the US

Al Gray - Thursday, March 18, 2010
Interesting opinion as to the role of complementary medicines in the Obama health strategy. Obamacare: Sympathy for Homeopathy?

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