Review Article

A Review on the Current Status of Homeopathy in the Clinical Manage-ment of Cancer

Author(s): Ajay Tangelloju, Rudra Chakravarti, Rajveer Singh, Bireswar Bhattacharya, Arijit Ghosh, Sujit Kumar Bhutia, Velayutham Ravichandiran and Dipanjan Ghosh*

Volume 23, Issue 13, 2022

Published on: 03 September, 2022

Page: [1252 - 1260] Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/1389450123666220816151547

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Abstract

Homeopathy is a widely practiced alternate system of medicine around the world that employs small doses of various medicines to promote auto-regulation and self-healing. It is among the most commonly used alternative approaches in cancer and other diseases and alternative therapeutic systems. It is widely used as palliative and as supportive therapy in cancer patients. Few cases have been reported on patients using homeopathy after surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, generally for overcoming side effects. The dose of Homoeopathic medicines and their mechanism of action in cancer has also been documented, while clinical trials on the effects of Homoeopathy in cancer treatment are rare. It is found that the anticancer potential of homeopathic medicines is reported for different cancer types, which show their efficacy through apoptosis and immune system modulation. Homeopathic treatment is an add-on to conventional therapy, with almost no interaction with the conventional drugs due to the small dose, and is largely attributed to improving lives by providing symptomatic relief, increasing survival time and boosting patient immunity. This review explores the accountability of the homeopathic system of medicine by highlighting some of the most commonly used homeopathic drugs for different types of cancers.

Keywords: Homeopathy, apoptosis, clinical trial, alternative therapeutics, cancer, palliative care.

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