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J Chiropr Med. 2011 Dec;10(4):322-6.

Changes in chronic low back pain and cardiovascular risk factors using a homeopathic human chorionic gonadotropin-based weight loss program: a case report.

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  • 1Chiropractic Medicine, Natural Wellness and Pain Relief Centers of Michigan, Grand Blanc, MI 48439, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this case report is to describe the changes in body weight and biochemical markers in a patient who completed a homeopathic human chorionic gonadotropin protocol.

CASE REPORT:

A 52-year-old man reported to an integrative medical center (including chiropractic and osteopathic physicians) for chronic low back pain. The patient reported a 20-year history of chronic, episodic low back pain. A course of spinal manipulative therapy was delivered; however, because of the lack of resolution of symptoms, a radiographic examination was performed, the result of which was essentially normal. Laboratory studies demonstrated hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipidemia, uricemia, and elevated blood glucose. A dietary change in treatment approach was selected.

INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME:

The patient was instructed to take 10 drops of a homeopathic human chorionic gonadotropin product under the tongue 5 times daily. His total daily energy (calorie) was limited for the first 30 days of the program while on the homeopathic product. After 4 months, the patient lost a total of 71 lb, pain and disability scores improved, and reductions in serum cardiovascular markers were noted.

CONCLUSION:

The findings of this study showed that weight loss seemed to affect the patient's chronic low back pain and cardiovascular risk factors.

KEYWORDS:

Gonadotropins, Low back pain, Materia medica, Weight loss

PMID:
22654693
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PMCID:
PMC3315853
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