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Cuba’s Public Health System Before and After the Introduction of Homeopathy: Patients on Homeopathic vs. Allopathic Treatment

Last modified on December 13th, 2012

Cuba’s Public Health System Before and After the Introduction of Homeopathy: Patients on Homeopathic vs. Allopathic Treatment

Abstract

Homeopathy was reintroduced in Cuba in 1992. Since then, the Cuban Ministry of Public Health has made great efforts in the development of homeopathy, as a diagnostic medical system based on evidence. The Ministry pursues homeopathic investigations with the scientific rigour characteristic of Cuban medicine. This presentation will include various double blind studies of patients on homeopathic vs. allopathic treatment, where homeopathy’s usefulness and value will be demonstrated.

The first study of duodenal ulcer includes a treatment of 120 patients for 8 weeks and 52-week control follow-up of acid secretion in addition to follow-up with endoscopies at 4, 8, 26 and 52 weeks; also a reconsideration of the symptom progress, the scarring rate and the negativity rate of Helicobacter pylory. The second study focuses on the treatment of a Hepatitis-A outbreak, where 3 homeopathic drugs based on the epidemic genus were used on 351 patients, showing in patients treated with homeopathy an evident favourable progress, social impact and better quality of life compared to those treated with allopathic drugs. The third study looks at 67 patients with idiopathic ulcerative colitis treated with individualised homeopathic drugs and followed up for 5 years, with clinical, haematological, endoscopic and histological results. The results reveal, in most patients, better clinical-endoscopic progress compared to the group treated allopathically, and the prevention of dysplasia in all degrees.

Schlüsselwoerter:

Kuba, Ulcus duodeni, Hepatitis A, Colitis ulcerosa.

Korrespondierender Autor: Dr. Jorge Luis Alvarez, Ave. Comandante Pinares 17, Entre Mar y Maximo Gomez, Pinar del Rio, Cuba

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