Homeopathic Treatment of Acute Gout


GOUT -- Treatment
DRUGS -- Effectiveness

Abstract:The treatment of acute gout with the homeopathic similimum was investigated to determine its efficacy. The study focused on the homeopathic Law of Similars where a single most similar remedy was chosen according to the unique characteristic symptoms displayed by each participant suffering with acute gout. It was a qualitative study in which ten subjects presented themselves within five days of the onset of acute gout and participated in a 15-day study period. Participants that complied with the criteria for gout of the American College of Rheumatology were selected. Serum Uric Acid (SUA) levels were tested on Day 1 and Day 6 to assess hyperuricemia. Treatment efficacy was evaluated on Days 1, 3 and 6 based on daily subjective impression of participant involvement, objective analysis and comparative analysis of SUA. Reexamination for relapses or rebound attacks followed on Day 15. Allopathic treatment of acute gout with indomethacin has been reported to resolve the episode within an average of 8 days and within 7 days using triamcinolone. In this study, the homeopathic similimum resolved all the acute symptoms within 6 days. Although more research is required, the preliminary findings of this study suggest that the correct homeopathic similimum treatment is an effective treatment for the symptoms of acute gout.

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