S R Sharma, Bindu Sharma , Clinical Research Unit, Shimla.
C Venkataranam, K.S.V Bharat Lakhshmi R V R Prasad, Clinical Research Unit, Tirupati.
Hari Singh, Asha Hari Singh, Praveen Oberai,Sangeeta Duggal, Savita Kattara, Regional Research Institute, New Delhi.
B. K. Singh, Ojit Singh, Clinical Research Unit, Imphal.
S D Pathak, M K Rai, Clinical Research Unit, Varanasi (U.P.).
Source : CCRH News letter 2007
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Objectives: The objectives of the study were to evolve a group of most effective homoeopathic medicines in chronic cervicitis and cervical erosion and to identify their reliable indications, useful potencies, frequency of administration and relationship with other medicines.
Methods: The study was undertaken by Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy at its Units/Institute at Shimla, Imphal, Varanasi, Tirupathi and New Delhi. Cases of Cervicitis and Cervical erosion, presenting with vaginal discharge, low backache, lower abdominal pain/discomfort or dyspaerunia confirmed by P/V & P/S examination were enrolled in the study. Cases suffering from other chronic disease(s) or under other system of treatment were excluded from the study. Homoeopathic medicines were prescribed on the basis of totality of symptoms of each case, in mother tincture (Q) or 6C, 30C, 200C & 1M potency. A total of 3213 cases were followed up for one year. Assessment of improvement was done on predefined parameters.
Results: There was varying degrees of improvement; 261 cases were cured, 1104 cases improved markedly, 982 cases moderately, 713 cases mildly and 153 cases did not improve. Medicines found effective were: Alumina(n=114), Borax(n=67), Calcarea carbonicum(n=200), Caulophyllum(n=170), Hydrastis(n=110), Kreosotum(n=300), Lachesis(n=160), Mercurius solubilis (n=74), Natrum muriaticum(n=97), Pulsatilla(n=429) and Sepia(n=433). A few of the cases, who required repeated cauterization in the past, got cured permanently and required no cauterization after homoeopathic treatment.
Conclusion: Sepia alone emerged as the most frequently indicated medicine for Cervicitis and Cervical erosion. The objective to identify indications of homoeopathic medicines was achieved. But, other objectives, such as relationship between different medicines, could not be achieved.