Effects of homeopathic treatment in women with premenstrual syndrome: a pilot study M. Yakir, S. Kreitler, A. Brzezinski, G. Vithoulkas, M. Oberbaum5 and Z. Bentwich.
In order to determine the efficacy of classical homeopathy as a treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), a 3 years randomized controlled double blind clinical studies was conducted measuring classical homeopathy with individualized treatment versus its placebo,
The Participants were women suffering from PMS, Setting: University Hospital outpatient Obstetric clinic.
Measurements: A: Evaluation of a daily menstrual distress questionnaire (MDQ), 2 months before and 3 months following treatment. B. Self assessment and medication usage. C. Psychological questionnaires assessing suggestibility and social desirability.
Results: the study was conducted between 1992 - 1994
Nineteen women, aged 20 to 48, suffering from PMS for ten years on average was treated.
A significant decrease in baseline MDQ scores (i.e., improvement), from 0.44 to 0.13 (P<0.05) was observed in the treatment group (verum), but not in the control group (from 0.38 to 0.34), Sick-days before menses were reduced from 0.75 to 0 in the verum group and not changed in the control group (0.56 to 0.53; table 4.). Medication consumption was also reduced more in the verum group.
Those were the results of the pilot study. (FULL PAPER
We have later repeated the research in another study, with 100 women, and the same results were received.
The paper is being subject to publication. the main conclusion of 10 years of study can be read here.