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Dec
1969

The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the reduction of chronic lower back pain in older adults using either yoga classes or qigong classes compared with no intervention. Older adults (65 years of age and older) with chronic low back pain were enrolled in and randomly allocated to: 1) yoga (24 classes, 45 minutes each, during 3 months), 2) qigong (12 classes, 90 minutes each, during 3 months), or 3) a control group who received no additional intervention. The pain intensity item of the Functional Rating Index after 3 months was used as primary outcome parameter.

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Oct
2015

Scientific proving of ultra high dilutions on humans.

Homeopathy 2015 Oct 12;104(4):322-7. Epub 2015 Oct 12.
Harald Walach, Michael Teut
Homeopathic drug provings or pathogenetic trials (HPTs) are the pillar of homeopathy. This review summarizes the authors' findings and interpretations derived from a series of homeopathic drug proving between 1994 and 2015. It gives an overview over a series of attempts to use modern scientific experimental methodology to answer the question, whether such HPTs produce symptoms in healthy volunteers that can be distinguished from placebo symptoms.

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Dec
1969

Spiritual healers in contemporary Germany comprise a heterogeneous and growing group, yet little data exists about them. Therefore, one aim of this study was to learn about which biographical aspects and events were important to the process of becoming a healer and which biographical aspects drove clients to consult a healer. The study was based on semi-structured interviews combined with participant observations.

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Nov
2014

'Kneipp Therapy' (KT) is a form of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) that includes a combination of hydrotherapy, herbal medicine, mind-body medicine, physical activities, and healthy eating. Since 2007, some nursing homes for older adults in Germany began to integrate CAM in the form of KT in care. The study investigated how KT is used in daily routine care and explored the health status of residents and caregivers involved in KT.

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Jul
2014

Limited research has been conducted on contemporary spiritual healing in European countries. The aim of this article is to report how German healers and their clients experienced and perceived the outcomes of spiritual healing and which explanations they use to describe the perceived effects.
Semistructured interviews and participatory observation was used to collect data from spiritual healers and their clients.

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Apr
2014

In recent years, music therapy is increasingly used in palliative care. The aim of this pilot study was to record and describe the subjective experiences of patients and their relatives undergoing music therapy with a Body Tambura in a German hospice and to develop hypotheses for future studies.
In a qualitative interview pilot study, data collection and analyses were performed according to the methodological framework of grounded theory.

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Mar
2014

Very little is known about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by older adults in Germany. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of CAM and other health promoting substances (e.g.

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Dec
2013

In the aging population of Germany the consequences of Dementia for the society and the health care sector are complex and solutions require a multidisciplinary approach. The aim of the two-day interdisciplinary expert conference was to consider dementia from different perspectives, to identify dementia-related problems and to discuss integrative solutions under consideration of complementary therapies. In different working groups the experts developed solutions and recommendations with regards to political need, health care and future research priorities.

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Dec
1969

The specific clinical benefit of the homeopathic consultation and of homeopathic remedies in patients with depression has not yet been investigated.
To investigate the 1) specific effect of individualized homeopathic Q-potencies compared to placebo and 2) the effect of an extensive homeopathic case taking (case history I) compared to a shorter, rather conventional one (case history II) in the treatment of acute major depression (moderate episode) after six weeks.
A randomized, partially double-blind, placebo-controlled, four-armed trial using a 2×2 factorial design with a six-week study duration per patient was performed.

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Dec
1969

Older adults often use complementary medicine; however, very few interventional studies have focused on them. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and to obtain preliminary data on effectiveness of an Integrative Medicine (IM) program compared to usual medical care.
The study consisted of older adults living in shared apartment communities including caregiving.

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Aug
2013

Scientific case research in complementary and alternative medicine-a review.

Complement Ther Med 2013 Aug 23;21(4):388-95. Epub 2013 May 23.
Michael Teut, Klaus Linde
The description of individual cases is probably the most important didactic tool for teaching in medicine, especially in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, only very rarely is the information provided in traditional single case reports sufficient to answer scientific questions. These reports typically are demonstrations of the solution to a clinical problem.

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Apr
2013

Homeopathic drug proving is a basic concept in homeopathy. This study aimed to record symptoms produced by a homeopathic drug compared with placebo.
This multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 1 trial consisted of a 7-day run-in period, a 5-day intervention period and a 16-day post-intervention observation period.

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Oct
2012

Cupping is used in various traditional medicine forms to relieve pain in musculoskeletal diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of cupping in relieving the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (OA).
In a two-group, randomized controlled exploratory pilot study patients with a clinically and radiological confirmed knee OA (Kellgren-Lawrence Grading Scale: 2-4) and a pain intensity > 40 mm on a 100 mm visual analogue scale (VAS) were included.

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Dec
1969

For more than 200 years, homeopathic doctors have been carrying out homeopathic drug provings (HDPs),which embodies the traditional self drug testing, an integral part of the homeopathic medical profession. However,according to national authorities, testing homeopathic drugs is a phase I clinical trial for which the German Federal Drug Law applies. Adapting a 200-year-old primary qualitative study design to modern drug law and Good Clinical Practice Guidelines generates several difficulties, in particular, blinding, informed consent and the classification of adverse events.

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Feb
2011

Homeopathy is often sought by patients with depression. In classical homeopathy, the treatment consists of two main elements: the case history and the prescription of an individually selected homeopathic remedy. Previous data suggest that individualized homeopathic Q-potencies were not inferior to the antidepressant fluoxetine in a sample of patients with moderate to severe depression.

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Feb
2011

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is frequently used in patients in industrialised countries. Despite this popularity, there remains a considerable deficit of discourse and cooperation between physicians practicing CAM and conventional medicine. The aim is to present the methodology and results of the first international case conference on integrative medicine (IM) dealing with a patient with low back pain.

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Jul
2010

This study protocol adapts the traditional homeopathic drug proving methodology to a modern clinical trial design.
Multi-centre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 1 trial with 30 healthy volunteers. The study consists of a seven day run-in period, a five day intervention period and a 16 day post-intervention observation period.

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Feb
2010

Very little is known about the range of diagnoses, course of treatment and long-term outcome in elderly patients who choose to receive homeopathic medical treatment. We investigated homeopathic practice in an industrialised country under everyday conditions.The aim of the study was to determine the spectrum of diagnoses and treatments, as well as to describe the course of illness over time among older patients who chose to receive homeopathic treatment.

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Oct
2008

Chronic pain is a serious problem for geriatric patients. Conventional pharmacotherapy with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or opiates is often accompanied by serious side effects.
An 87-year-old woman with severe joint pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee presented with side effects from fentanyl therapy.

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Aug
2008

A homoeopathic proving of Galphimia glauca.

Forsch Komplementmed 2008 Aug 15;15(4):211-7. Epub 2008 Aug 15.
Michael Teut, Jörn Dahler, Christoph Schnegg,
Homoeopathic provings are a fundamental concept in homoeopathy. The aim of this study was to record the symptoms produced by a homoeopathic drug compared to placebo.
Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with a 1-week baseline, 4-week proving, and 2-week post-observational period.

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Dec
2006

[Homeopathy in [corrected] spontaneous bacterial peritonitis].

Forsch Komplementmed 2006 Dec 21;13(6):372-5. Epub 2006 Dec 21.
Michael Teut
The case of a 44-year-old patient with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis caused by E. coli is described and discussed. The patient with hypalbuminemia, ascites, a medical history of chronic pancreatitis, chronic alcohol abuse and a duodenopancreatectomy 6 months before showed a very slow response to conventional treatment but a good response to homeopathic therapy with Arsenicum album C200 and Pulsatilla C200.

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Dec
2006

In 1925, the German zoologist Günther Enderlein, PhD, published a concept of microbial life cycles. His observations of live blood using darkfield microscopy revealed structures and phenomena that had not yet been described. Although very little research has been conducted to explain the phenomena Dr.

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Feb
2006

[Bone metastases in breast carcinoma].

Forsch Komplementmed 2006 Feb 3;13(1):46-8. Epub 2006 Jan 3.
Michael Teut, Albrecht Warning
The case of a 66-year-old patient with multiple osteolytic bone metastases caused by breast cancer is presented. The patient refused conventional pain therapy although she suffered from severe pain. A complementary therapy with homoeopathic high potencies, devil's-claw extract, enzymes, alendronate and orthomolecular substitution as well as physiotherapy resulted in effective pain relief over a period of 1 year.

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