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Alastair Gray’s Integrated Medicine Consultations, Education and Books

A company using natural medicine, integrated and homeopathic principles to effect change and restore balance for individuals, organisations and communities. 

Creating excellence in the clinical delivery of natural medicine professions through conducting and facilitating research. 

Delivering and managing excellent education programs utilizing the best technologies and learning tools grounded in solid educational theory and best practice.

A study of the effect of decimal and centesimal dilutions of arsenic on the retention and mobilization of arsenic in the rat

Al Gray - Thursday, May 06, 2010

From Cazin et al, six groups of 30 mice given radio- labelled arsenic were treated with various homœopathic potencies of arsenic and the level of retention was compared to controls. All homœopathic potencies of arsenic were found to have a greater effect on arsenic elimination than controls.

Cazin JC et al. A study of the effect of decimal and centesimal dilutions of arsenic on the retention and mobilization of arsenic in the rat. Human Toxicology 1987;6(4):315-20.

Dual effects of a homeopathic mineral complex on carrageenan-induced oedema in rats

Al Gray - Thursday, May 06, 2010

Bertani et al, treating oedema in 307 rats with either a homœopathic medicine or control, found that homœopathy significantly reduced oedema in comparison to controls.

Bertani S, et al. Dual effects of a homeopathic mineral complex on carrageenan-induced oedema in rats. The British Homoeopathic Journal 1999;88(3):101–5.

Evaluation of isopathic treatment of Salmonella enteritidis in poultry

Al Gray - Thursday, May 06, 2010

On the treatment of Salmonella infection in poultry, Berchieri et al found that when 180 one-day-old chicks were given either an active homœopathic medicine or control and then challenged with a culture of Salmonella, ‘Birds receiving active treatment were less likely to grow the strain of Salmonella from cloacal swabs compared to control’.

Berchieri A Jr et al. Evaluation of isopathic treatment of Salmonella enteritidis in poultry. Homeopathy 2006;95(2):94–7.

Homeopathy versus antibiotics in metaphylaxis of infectious diseases: a clinical study in pig fattening and its significance to consumers

Al Gray - Thursday, May 06, 2010

Albrecht et al found that, in the treatment of 1,440 piglets, ‘Homœopathic metaphylaxis is significantly effective compared with placebo and routine low- dose antibiotic metaphylaxis for incidence of disease and rate of disease of the respiratory tract among the animals studied.

Albrecht H et al. Homeopathy versus antibiotics in metaphylaxis of infectious diseases: a clinical study in pig fattening and its significance to consumers. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 1999;5(5):64–8.

An observational study of patients receiving homeopathic treatment

Al Gray - Thursday, May 06, 2010

A study by Van Wassenhoven et al found that, ‘Patients were very satisfied with their homœopathic treatment, both they and their physicians recorded significant improvement. Costs of homœopathic treatment were significantly lower than conventional treatment, and many previously prescribed drugs were discontinued.’ Seven-hundred and eighty-two patients were involved in this study.

Van Wassenhoven M et al. An observational study of patients receiving homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy 2004;93(1):3–11.

Patient satisfaction and side effects in primary care: an observational study comparing homeopathy and conventional medicine.

Al Gray - Thursday, May 06, 2010

Marian et al in a 2008 study found that, ‘Overall patient satisfaction was significantly higher in homœopathic than in conventional care.  Homœopathic treatments were perceived as a low- risk therapy with two to three times fewer side-effects than conventional care.’ Three-thousand and twenty- six patients were involved in this study.

Marian F et al. Patient satisfaction and side effects in primary care: an observational study comparing homeopathy and conventional medicine. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008;8:52.

How healthy are chronically ill patients after eight years of homeopathic treatment?

Al Gray - Thursday, May 06, 2010

In another study by Witt et al of 3,709 patients seen in Swiss and German medical clinics practising homœopathy, and who were treated with homœopathy, patient and physician scores for clinical outcomes found that disease severity decreased significantly (p<0.001) between baseline, two, and eight years (adults from 6.2+/-1.7 to 2.9+/-2.2 and 2.7+/-2.1; children from 6.1+/-1.8 to 2.1+/-2.0 and 1.7+/-1.9). These effects persisted for as long as eight years(19).  

Witt CM et al. How healthy are chronically ill patients after eight years of homeopathic treatment? Results from a long term observational study. BMC Public Health 2008;8:413.

Homeopathic medical practice: long-term results of a cohort study with 3981 patients

Al Gray - Thursday, May 06, 2010

Witt et al found that of 3,981 patients seen in Swiss and German medical clinics practising homœopathy, and who were treated with homœopathy, patient and physician scores for clinical outcomes found that disease severity decreased significantly (p<0.001) between baseline and 24 months (adults from 6.2+/- 1.7 to 3.0+/-2.2; children from 6.1+/-1.8 to 2.2+/- 1.9)

Witt CM et al. Homeopathic medical practice: long-term results of a cohort study with 3981 patients. BMC Public Health 2005;5:115.

Homeopathic treatment for chronic disease: a 6-year, university-hospital outpatient observational study

Al Gray - Thursday, May 06, 2010

A study by Spence et al found that of 6,544 consecutive UK NHS patients treated with homoeopathy, 70.7% reported positive health changes, with 50.7% recording their improvement as better or much better.

Spence DS et al Homeopathic treatment for chronic disease: a 6-year, university-hospital outpatient observational study. Journal of  Alternative and Complementary medicine 2005;11(5):793-8

Homeopathic Remedies for Acne Vulgaris

Al Gray - Thursday, May 06, 2010
Although most common during adolescence, acne can occur at other times in life, especially during times of hormonal shifts. Blackheads or pimples may be a problem on the face, neck, chest, and back when pores become infected or clogged with oil. Remedies may be helpful during flare-ups, but a constitutional remedy, prescribed by an experienced homeopath, is the most appropriate way to deal with severe or persistent skin problems. Dr. Deoshlok Sharma.

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