banner3 banner4 bannerBg

avr logoWELCOME TO

The Society of Homeopaths

The Society of Homeopaths is a professional body whose members are trained to high standards and agree to practise according to a strict code of ethics and practice.

Find Out More

avr logoWELCOME TO

The Society of Homeopaths

The Society of Homeopaths is a professional body whose members are trained to high standards and agree to practise according to a strict code of ethics and practice.

Find Out More

avr logoWELCOME TO

The Society of Homeopaths

The Society of Homeopaths is a professional body whose members are trained to high standards and agree to practise according to a strict code of ethics and practice.

Find Out More

This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week. WHO is encouraging all Member States, health partners, students and the public to join the campaign to help raise awareness of antibiotic resistance, with the aim of reducing the global use of antibiotics. 

What is antibiotic resistance?

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria alter in ways that make them resistant to antibiotics (WHO, 2016). Antimicrobial resistance - resistance to bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites - is one of the leading threats to public health through out the world.

The Society of Homeopaths advises its members to be fully aware of the implications of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage awareness of this problem within our local communities. We will continue to contribute to wider debates on this topic.

A growing body of evidenced-based research suggests that homeopathy can be used to prevent and treat acute otitis media (ear infections) (Bell & Boyer 2013; Fixsen 2013) and uncomplicated upper respiratory tract infections (Zanasi et al. 2014; Jong et al. 2016; Ramchandani 2010; van Haselen et al. 2016). The society aims to raise awareness of the potential of homeopathy to reduce pain and distress and speed up recovery from uncomplicated infections in the safest and most effective way.

More information on WHO Antibiotics Awareness Week can be found on the WHO website: http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-antibiotic-awareness-week

 

References:

Bell, I.R. & Boyer, N.N., 2013. Homeopathic medications as clinical alternatives for symptomatic care of acute otitis media and upper respiratory infections in children. Glob Adv Health Med, 2. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7453/gahmj.2013.2.1.007.

Fixsen, A., 2013. Should homeopathy be considered as part of a treatment strategy for otitis media with effusion in children? Homeopathy, 102(2), pp.145–150.

van Haselen, R. et al., 2016. The Effectiveness and Safety of a Homeopathic Medicinal Product in Pediatric Upper Respiratory Tract Infections With Fever: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Global Pediatric Health, 3, p.2333794X16654851. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4959794/.

Hersh, A.L. et al., 2011. Antibiotic Prescribing in Ambulatory Pediatrics in the United States. PEDIATRICS, 128(6), pp.1053–1061.

Jong, M.C. et al., 2016. Effectiveness, safety and tolerability of a complex homeopathic medicinal product in the prevention of recurrent acute upper respiratory tract infections in children: a multicenter, open, comparative, randomized, controlled clinical trial. Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine, 11(1), pp.1–13. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40248-016-0056-1.

Ramchandani, N.M., 2010. Homoeopathic treatment of upper respiratory tract infections in children: Evaluation of thirty case series. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 16(2), pp.101–108. Available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1744388109001017.

Zanasi, A. et al., 2014. Homeopathic medicine for acute cough in upper respiratory tract infections and acute bronchitis: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 27(1), pp.102–108. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pupt.2013.05.007.

 

  • No comments found

front society

The designation RSHom is your guarantee of a well-trained, registered and insured healthcare professional. In September 2014, the Society’s register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Find Out More

front homeopathy

Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form, with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing.

Find Out More

front membership

The Society of Homeopaths offers high standards of professionalism and membership services which are second to none. Join us and be part of Europe’s largest register of homeopaths.

Find Out More

front education

Being inspired and passionate about homeopathy is the first step. The second is training to the highest standards with a Society of Homeopaths approved course.

Find Out More

Find a Homeopath