Homeopathic vs conventional treatment of vertigo: a randomized double-blind controlled clinical study.
IACH - Prof. G. Vithoulkas
Homeopathic vs conventional treatment of vertigo: a randomized double-blind controlled clinical study.
  • Author(s)

    Weisser M, Strosser W, Klein P

    Journal

    Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 1998, Aug, 124, 8, 879-885

    Notes

    In this study, 31 patients with vertigo from various aetiologies were treated with a homoeopathic complex- regression of symptoms was seen in the majority of cases. This trial was repeated in1998 under double blind conditions and compared with an orthodox medicine routinely used for this condition in 118 people. The homoeopathic provided similar results to the orthodox medicine.

    Abstract

    OBJECTIVE:
    To compare the efficacy and safety of a homeopathic remedy (Vertigoheel, Heel Inc, Albuquerque, NM) vs betahistine hydrochloride (active control) in the treatment of patients with vertigo of various origins in a confirmative equivalence trial.

    DESIGN:
    Randomized (1:1) double-blind controlled clinical trial.

    SETTING:
    Fifteen study centers (general practice) in Germany between November 1995 and November 1996.

    SUBJECTS:
    A total of 119 patients with vertigo of various origins (from whom 105 patients could be analyzed as intended per protocol).

    MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:
    Frequency, duration, and intensity of vertigo attacks.

    RESULTS:
    Both homeopathic and conventional treatments showed a clinically relevant reduction in the mean frequency, duration, and intensity of the vertigo attacks. The therapeutic equivalence of the homeopathic remedy and betahistine was established statistically.

    CONCLUSIONS:
    Concerning the main efficacy variable, therapeutic equivalence between the homeopathic remedy and betahistine could be shown with statistical significance (confirmative analysis). Both remedies reduced the frequency, duration, and intensity of vertigo attacks during a 6-week treatment period. Also, vertigo-specific complaints were significantly reduced in both treatment groups.

    Category: Human Studies

    External url

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9708713

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