Homeopathic Treatment of Patients with Dysmenorrhea
Homeopathic treatment of patients with dysmenorrhea: a prospective observational study with 2 years follow-up.
Purpose: Evaluating homeopathic treatment for dysmenorrhea.
Methods: Prospective multicenter observational study in primary care, using standardized questionnaires to record for 2 years diseases, quality of life, medical history, consultations, all treatments, other health services use.
Results: Fifty-seven physicians treated 128 women and 11 girls. Women had dysmenorrhea for 11.6 +/- 9.0 years. Patients received homeopathic prescriptions. Diagnoses and complaints severity improved markedly at 24 months, dysmenorrhea relieved by > 50% of baseline rating in 46.1% of the women and 45.5% of the girls with large effect sizes. In addition, QoL improved. Conventional medication changed little and use of other health services decreased.
Conclusions: Patients with dysmenorrhea improved under homeopathic treatment. Controlled studies should investigate efficacy and effectiveness.