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J Exp Ther Oncol. 2019 Jan;13(1):71-76.

How homeopathic medicine works in cancer treatment: deep insight from clinical to experimental studies.

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Department of Biotechnology, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjunanagar, Guntur 522 510, India.
Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi-110 001, India.
Present address: Mizoram University, Aizawl, Mizoram, India.


In the current scenario of medical sciences, homeopathy, the most popular system of therapy, is recognized as one of the components of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) across the world. Despite, a long debate is continuing whether homeopathy is just a placebo or more than it, homeopathy has been considered to be safe and cost-effectiveness therapeutic modality. A number of human ailments ranging from common to serious have been treated with homeopathy. However, selection of appropriate medicines against a disease is cumbersome task as total spectrum of symptoms of a patient guides this process. Available data suggest that homeopathy has potency not only to treat various types of cancers but also to reduce the side effects caused by standard therapeutic modalities like chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery. Although homeopathy has been widely used for management of cancers, its efficacy is still under question. In the present review, the anti-cancer effect of various homeopathic drugs against different kinds of cancers has been discussed and future course of action has also been suggested.


Animal; Cancer; Cell lines.; Clinical; Homeopathy


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