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Patients with chronic sinusitis benefit from homeopathic treatment

A recently published study 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.

 

Reference
Witt CM, Ludtke R, Willich SN (2009). Homeopathic treatment of patients with chronic sinusitis: A prospective observational study with 8 years follow-up. BMC Ear Nose Throat Disorders, 9(1):7.
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